[Indie Pop] Night Panther – All For Love

Night Panther - All For Love
Night Panther
All For Love

It’s kind of a bummer day as the NBA team I’ve been rooting for took a tough loss this afternoon, but “All For Love” by Night Panther, a track I’ve been meaning to throw up on TMN, eases the pain a little; plus, I figured I douse myself in good vibe tunes rather than alcohol. It’s a groovy, percussion-loving, synth-happy pop jam with a badass little rippin’ guitar solo during the bridge. Just what I (and maybe some of you, ninjas) need right about now. Tune in.

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[Dream Pop] Bee Eyes – Dasma Girl and Double Sunrise

Bee Eyes

It’s really starting to warm up out there and what better way to celebrate than with tunes that evoke lush, sizzling shorelines and hazy, summer nights? Cue: lo-fi, dream-rockers Bee Eyes, all the way from the oft-hot and humid Philippines, and these two tracks “Dasma Girl” and “Double Sunrise”. If the rising temperatures don’t melt you, these oozy, slo-mo, jangly pop numbers might do the trick (though I might be a little biased as my folks are from Manila…). Tune in below, ninjas.

Bee Eyes
Dasma Girl
Bee Eyes
Double Sunrise
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[NEW] The xx – Together (from The Great Gatsby)

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The xx
Together

While I sometimes find myself shying away from those gaudy, hyper-active commercials for the revamped 2013 version of The Great Gatsby, there’s no denying that the film’s got a super hot, Grade-A soundtrack. We’ve already heard Florence and the Machine’s “Over The Love”, Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful”, and Nero’s “Into The Past”. Now, the latest track to surface from the OST is this bone-chilling, slow-thumper “Together” by The xx, maestros of haunting subtlety. If you know what Fitzgerald’s story is all about, you’ll know this song is perfect for it. Stream The xx’s “Together”.

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baby alpaca - sea of dreams
Baby Alpaca
Sea of Dreams

Baby Alpaca — yes, cue those fawning “aww’s” — is a new, New York based group led by singer-songwriter Chris Kittrell. “Sea … Continue reading »

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[Awesome] Crystal Fighters – You & I

Crystal Fighters
Crystal Fighters
You & I

With an (oh so) feel good blend of earth-toned acoustic instruments and flashy, fun sweeping pop on “You & I”, the UK’s Crystal Fighters continue to build up the anticipation for their new album, Cave Rave, due out this May. Just try to wiggle out of the grips of its charming chorus or that pretty, all-consuming little breakdown towards the end. Listen above and be sure to peep its newly released music video here.

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[Folk] Opus Orange – Out of the Shadows

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opusorange
Out Of The Shadows

I can picture it now: soft sand under my body, waves lapping against the California coastline, and the incessant ramblings of a Venice hustler echoing in the background. Yeah, it’s almost summertime. You know what we love most about this season around these parts? Gorgeous coastal folk rock. There’s nothing quite like lying back in the sand with the sun beating on your face, listening to some infectious sounds.

Santa Monica based Opus Orange is here to provide just that. The meticulous and elegant guitar work provides the perfect soundscape for the lead singer’s soft folky vocals. Sit down, unwind, and take a listen for yourself. This sweet jam is a re-release peek at their soundtrack for The Muir Project’s “Mile… Mile And A Half”. Full soundtrack to be released on May 14, 2013.

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[Album Review] Allure – Reunion

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What is it about French musicians and their acute mastery of all sounds electronic? 23 year-old Lorris Piasco, more commonly recognized by his production alias Allure, is an attractively fresh face in a long line of talented house and electronic producers hailing from Paris. Allure has just dropped his second full length album Reunion, and “The Little Prince of French Electro”’s latest release utilizes elements of classic disco, house, pop-song structuring and a classic four-to-the-floor drumkick all awash in jazzy harmonies and clean synths. The end result is a finished, cohesive piece of work that feels oh so provocative, yet irresistibly danceable. Allure makes the kind of electro that has a live feel, as if an entire band was involved in the production rather than just one man and an intimidating set of electronic gadgetry. It is a quality that gives his music a human feel, although it is mostly robotic in execution.

Citing influences that range diversely from Prince, Bowie and Stevie Wonder to more symbiotic sounds from Justice and of course Daft Punk, there is no denying that the weight of said artists comes through in the catchiness of Allure’s “funky baroque” electro sound. Taking Reunion even one step higher though (musically of course), were seemingly perfect vocal contributions from some of his French contemporaries in Alexia Gredy on “Nobody Dance” and Jordan Lee featured twice on “Pretty Bad Day” and “I Will Change”. Stream all three aforementioned tracks and purchase Reunion using the link below.

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Nobody Dance (feat Alexia Gredy)
Allure
Pretty Bad Day (feat Jordan Lee)
Allure
I Will Change (feat Jordan Lee)
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