Attitudes are infectious. If you’re grouchy, you better believe the world around you is gonna be just the same. And when you’re happy, you can easily pass that sunshine on to someone who needs it. So before you walk out the door, if you feel the slightest Oscar the Grouch puppeteering your thoughts, slow your roll for a minute. If you happen to have a hard time stopping your brain from becoming the Magneto of negative thoughts, we seem to find that music can be a real mood booster. And would you look at that….We just happen to have a free bump for you right here..Oh and don’t be afraid to pass it on…..Be the kind of infectious that lights up the world.
There’s just something about some gorgeous dreamy coastal rock to really get you in the mood for summer. The echoing guitars, the catchy lyrics, and the fast paced drums seem to create the audible landscape we crave when the bright sunny rays hit our Ray Bans.
Today we’re excited to bring you the musical stylings of Wild Combination. This Essex based three piece speaks a Whole Lotta Truth. Don’t take our word for it though. Press play and see for yourself.
Thursday night The Gothic Theatre, one of Denver’s most quaint and acoustically inviting venues, played gracious hosts to a very contrasting sell-out crowd for California rock influenced alt-poppers The Neighbourhood and Brooklyn’s lo-fi synth-rock outfit Lovelife as part of their nation wide The Love Collection tour. On a night which featured multiple sell out shows in the Metro area, we found a unique slice of frenetic energy meets subdued enthusiasm. Those two contrasting types of listeners in attendance made for an interesting, albeit very fun night and such a stylistically diverse crowd culminated in one of the most captivating events visually and auditorily. Now, this wasn’t the typical show for us Ninjas, with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. and the show concluding at 10:30, an hour at which we are normally just arriving. But, it was in all actuality quite a paradisaical way to spend a Thursday evening inside of one of the most progressive and fast-moving music scenes in the country.
Be prepared to hear the most random–and possibly the catchiest–song you’ll hear all year. Featuring the unlikely pairing of Outkast‘s Andre 3000 and NPR’s Frank Tavares, Capital Cities‘ funky new single is a wild ride chock full of pop culture references that includes Frank “narrating” throughout. I put narrating in quotation marks because it seems like they really just got him to say anything and everything they could possibly imagine–basically anything you couldn’t get away with on the radio. “Farrah Fawcett Hair” is a silly tune that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that’s completely fine, as we’re content with having a fun time right alongside it. To sum things up, “it’s good shit.”
It’s only perfect that Fyfe‘s latest single is titled “Conversations” because that’s exactly what he’s sparked since the very first moment he stepped foot onto the music scene with “Solace.” From a virtual nobody to one of the most revered artists of 2013, Fyfe has endeared himself to listeners with his captivating vocals and brilliant lyrics. As displayed through his artwork, Dixon is aiming for a far more colorful effort here, blending together a myriad of different genres to produce yet another infectious tune. Indeed, the one thing that truly impresses us about Fyfe is his ability to maintain a consistent sound, yet each of his songs stands out clearly for the rest. It’s a true testament to just how talented the man really is. We expect big things from Fyfe going forward, and if you haven’t had a chance to check out last month’s Solace EP, make sure to give it a listen here.
Life is stressful. Life is overwhelming. Life is unbearable at times. It’s moments like these that we really appreciate music. While your favorite song may only assuage your worries for a brief couple of minutes, it still does just that. In today’s world, three minutes seems like an eternity.
Still Parade has one of those tracks that’s perfect for this occasion. The soft repetitious guitar plucking, muted bass drum, and gorgeous heavenly vocals are perfect to take you away from whatever it is that’s bothering you. Just hit play, lie back and enjoy a few moments to yourself.
It seems that the best things in life are produced from people doing what they enjoy. That’s certainly the case with Isla Vista six piece indie band FMLYBND. This freshman group of friends became “family” by growing up playing music together. Their dreamy blend of synthesizers, electronic drums, guitars and vocals encapsulate this bond that they have. Take “Electricity” for example. The first release from FMLYBND already has a depth of sound that has echoes M83, MGMT, and Passion Pit. That’s pretty remarkable to step onto the scene and evoke associations like that.
Make sure to head over to FMLYBND’s soundcloud and download this free debut track. You won’t be disappointed.