DC’s GEMS weighs in on the age old debate as to whether size really matters. Well with their newest offering, “Medusa UN₡U₮,” coming in at a lengthy 6:28 minutes of soaring shadowy echoes, it would seem it does. The duo comprised of Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John Usher interchange vocals in the song’s hazy glory while stone-cold beats boom with glittering percussion. It’s a tune we never knew we were missing. Listen below to the extended cut and snag a free download here.
New man to DC from Baltimore is Louis Weeks. Whose new arpeggiated, synth filled album shift/away, is set to be released on January 14, 2014. Listen up and enjoy.
Get breezy and foggy with the ethereal “Feeling’ from UK’s Peaks.
Dim those lights and slip into this silky cover of The Korgis’ 1980s classic, “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime.” This wispy little number comes courtesy of British producer and singer, Bayou. While the Londoner generally remains quiet on the scene, sonar alerts everywhere are blasting off to this funky, downtempo burner. A perfect tribute to the original, the track heats up over muted dance kicks, poppy synth work, and falsetto vocal whispers, which makes this tune a lesson worth learning.
Bon Chat, Bon Rat consider themselves “a band who are trying to traverse the gap between electronic and more traditional ‘folky’ and ‘rocky’ music.” They have good reason to consider themselves far more. Their music bridges the gap between a host of genres, accumulating and fusing a conglomerate of different influences and ideas in order to create a sound of their own. Single, “Burning Palms,” greatly showcases the eclectic nature of their tunes.
Beginning with an effects-laden moan, suggesting an ensuing track of unstructured ambiance, BCBR takes a surprising—and exciting—turn with the addition of conventional instruments (pulsing drums, repetitive guitar riffs) over electronic instruments and the atmospheric jingling of what sounds like a mixture of wind chimes and cutlery. Instead of relying on the forms and conventions of musical predecessors, the band channels their influences to create a uniquely satisfying style, resulting in something both curious and stirring. Check out more from the Sydney, Australia based duo HERE.
Afternoon treat for you all with some DC remix love. Gavin Holland has taken a slow-burner Balearic approach to local indie-rockers Silver Liners‘ single “Shine On”. Grab the latest from the band HERE and enjoy…
Tokyo Boulevard | Supersonic (Original Mix)