Double Dagger - "The Mirror" My brain is fine, but my body has mental problems. My body is a stupid, lumbering animal. My body is silent almost all of the time, but when it speaks, it speaks in illiterate, bleating...
(Photography by Kevin Baluff.) In 2013, minimalism is making a lot of sense. Fire, too. It’s hard to describe why brass can sometimes be such a great communicator, but certainly in the right hands and lungs a honking saxophone can be supremely lyrical. This horn’s thudding, pulsing bleats are industrial and rusty. It sounds like... Read the full post »
british soul singer-songwriter laura mvula recently released her extraordinary debut album “sing to the moon”. full of beautiful surprises, laura mvula has created a heavenly arrangement of movie-soundtrack worthy melodies that gather from traits of gospel, acapella, r&b, funk, jazz — all against the momentum of a brilliant orchestra. listen: laura mvula – like the [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Diplo Song: Major Lazer - Get Free (Vacationer Remix) [download here] What's so good? Major Lazer’s “Get Free” is probably my favorite track out of their camp. Joined by Amber Coffman ofShow More Summary
There have been many albums released in the past few months that we either did not have time to get to when they were initially released or that we only learned about after they were initially released. Many of the albums highlighted in this new installment of Recent Releases We Almost Missed are debut EPs [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
The National have come out with a new album, Trouble Will Find Me. My first thoughts are good ones. The album is filled with beautiful slow anthem melodies, mixed with calm melancholy lyrics. The National always do a great job of blending Berninger‘s deep remorseful vocals with a minimalist guitar and beat driven arrangement. The [...]
Daft Punk with Panda Bear “Doin’ It Right” I have a lot of mixed feelings about Daft Punk’s new album, and for the most part I’m not feeling it, but I have no reservations about loving this song. Yes, I do wish it was faster and I’m holding out for a superior remix, but at [...]
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Abigail Washburn: free and legal Quake Relief EP [mp3] Dot Dash: "Countdown" [mp3]...
This Wednesday at The Biltmore, TLC presents: STINT + Broken // Link + Wobang’s bday party and a special set of visuals by STRAWBERRY JACUZZI! STINT is one half of local group Data Romance and Hyperlinx, this electronic duo’s focus is mainly based in the effortless grooves of UK Garage and House. A progressive approach [...]
Sandy Denny - "It'll Take A Long Time". A downpour of a song - a thousand thunder and rain storms, a hundred calamities, dashed hopes, spills, a rainbow as wide as until. That's the trick of it, the bend in...
Sorry I missed posting last week’s playlist. I’m also sorry for the erratic posting schedule last week. I was in the grips of a pretty deep depression and was unable to muster the strength to do anything. That said, I am feeling a little better this week so let’s get this Monday started right by [...]
Bleary San Diego rockers Crocodiles released Endless Flowers, their last album, just one year ago, and they’ve already announced plans to release Crimes Of Passion, its follow-up, due later this summer. Crocodiles frontman Brandon Welchez is married to Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee, and for this album, Crocodiles recruited a frequent Dum Dums collaborator, [...]
Drvg Cvltvre has been living up to his name with freaky edits (including one for our own Jokers Of The Scene), remixes and original tracks. He put together a DJ mix for our FOOLCAST series, and it seriously bumps. If you’re asking about a track list, Mr Cvltvre explains this was “recorded live, so I’ll [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Ghostpoet, Ta-ku, Flume Song: When Saints Go Machine - Iodine [download here] What's so good? Recently, a friend asked me if the new direction that When Saints Go Machine are taking made me throw any shade their way. Show More Summary
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: The Anatomy of Frank: "Bill Murray" [mp3] from Pangaea (out July 16th) Daughn...
Classixx featuring Nancy Whang “All You’re Waiting For” The key word in the title here is “waiting” – it’s a song about counting down the seconds to see somebody, and the nervous energy that goes into anticipating that moment. The little nuisances along the way to that moment seem like more of a hassle than [...]
Having spent almost two weeks trapped in the throbbing FTL Drive of Stellar OM Source’s Joy One Mile has led us to develop a theory about the constitution of its sound. Here we outline this theory, contrast it with the reality of its making, and find a poetic way of integrating both things. The theory: ... Read the full post »
On April 23rd, the San Francisco band Cool Ghouls released their self-titled debut album, featuring stand-out tracks like “Ballin,” and “Natural Life” and “In The Morning,” and we almost missed it. Even though they have a decidedly ’60?s psychedelic rock/country guitar twang sound, mixed with unmistakable hippie pop infusions and funky rhythms, Cool Ghouls don’t [...]Show More Summary
The second in a short series of posts marking Richard Wagner’s two-hundredth birthday, which arrives tomorrow. What better way to celebrate Wagner’s bicentennial than with a Belgian-Norwegian mash-up of several of his most famous hits? Granted, there are more solemn...
We surveyed IRC readers asking what’s their favorite album of the week, and not surprisingly, the vast majority picked Vampire Weekend‘s first album in three years, the just dropped Modern Vampires of the City. By the time Contra, the band’s sophomore album, was released in 2010, a backlash was already building up against the wildly [...]Show More Summary