Like a lo-fi Of Montreal, The Van Allen Belt hits you with everything you need today. Enjoy the harmonious, funk-pop of “One on the Board” and grab their album Heaven On A Branch here. Happy Friday team.
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Newdust is excited to hype up the All Things Fall Classic. The one-day festival will happen on October 10, at Union Market in DC. A lot of good bands/djs to be sure with the likes of Kygo, Penguin Prison, The Knocks, BAIO, and a lot more… Grab tickets and more details HERE. The team over at All Thing Go put together a playlist which you can listen to below. Enjoy and see ya there!
LEISURE gives the eyes by way of deep thumping bass-lines and flirtatious vocal reverb on the psychedelic soul number, “Got It Bad.” The post rave R&B five-piece from New Zealand is still kind of a mystery, but there’s no doubt you’ll want to take their number. For those still looking to get a bit more seriously involved, “Hot Love” may just be the one. Cheers.
Get breezy with “Loudspeaker” from LA based Muna. This the third single this year from the female-led and female-produced “dark-pop” group. Enjoy…
When you hear Twin Danger, you may automatically think it’s describing a pair of nefarious twins. However, Vanessa Bley 1/2 of Twin Danger describes the name as simply a person having two sides to themselves ( one good and one bad). One would describe their sound as Cocktail Jazz but to ask the band they would say it’s a mixture between Frank Sinatra and The Clash. Stuart Matthewman, the second half of Twin Danger was once the man behind another famous singer Sade(!). He lent his writing skills to two of her biggest hits; “No Ordinary Love” and “Your Love is King”. Vanessa also has an impressive pedigree as the daughter of legendary jazz pianist Paul Bley. With the foundation that had been set, it would almost seem as if these two were destined to connect at some point. On June 30 this year their self-titled debut album was released and which you can grab over at Itunes. Twin Danger may not be traditional in their sound, but the depth and quality of the music transcend any skepticism or uncertainty. So play on Twins…
words by Kendra Marshall
“Right, Off the Bridge” is a silky outtake from the recently released deluxe 12-inch, which memorializes Yumi Zouma’s admirable two-year existence in the synth pop world. Essentially the new release is a best-of sorts and provides those fans who missed out a chance on the New Zealander’s now sold out releases a chance at taking home a shiny, new piece of them. Be sure to check out the dreamy jam below, and head over to Cascine to pre-order the new LP, “Collection.”
Here’s another doozy outta Seattle for you on this fine June morning, a collection of ambient IDM that swells with crescendos and swoons with clean, sophisticated guitar lines. Michael Erickson, aka WMD, has quite the catalog under his belt, producing handfuls of full-length records a year since at least 2012. His latest creation is titled simply WMD, and it is, quite simply, beautiful from start to finish. Here are a few of my favorites: