Sometimes shit just doesn’t go your way and sometimes there is nothing you can do about. Just remember, no matter how bad it get’s, Ninjas don’t cry over spilled milk. They listen to awesome playlists…
Leave it all Behind (feat. Katie Buchan)
The Cool Of Your Temple
Bombay Bicycle Club
We’ve always been a huge fan of Bombay Bicycle Club. This London based four piece is more than just indie rock, infusing gorgeously catchy instrumentation with Steadman’s ethereal vocals.
With their latest release, “Carry Me”, we find a very drum centric tune features rumbling snare and tom hits, coupled with delightfully boisterous strings and fluttering guitar notes.This tune is quite far from traditional, which is what we’ve come to expect from BBC. While they have so many indie rock qualities that we find ourselves becoming familiar with, they love to push the envelope when it comes to their instrumentation and song structure. On top of the impressiveness of this tune, we’re also provided an awe inspiring interactive video. Click here to give it a try.
I Knew You Were Trouble (APSPDR+ Remix)
Bear with us, ninjas. We know you just aspirated your beverage all over your screen when you read the words “Taylor Swift,” but just press play and give it a chance. Harlem based producer APSPDR+ has deconstructed any familiarities to the original, reimagining the entire look and feel of this top 40 hit.
In a down tempo, chill interpretation, this remixer has served up a tasty selection of simplistic beats and soul driven vocals. It’s sultry and heartfelt, providing you with a more approachable association with this overplayed pop song. Not that we have anything against Taylor Swift, we just happen to find this version much more enjoyable. Kudos to APSPDR+ for providing us with his unique take.
You know when you hear something that’s so energetic, you can actually get a sense for what their live show would be like? That’s a thought that crossed our minds when we first heard from this Isla Vista sextuplet.
FMLYBND has been stirring up the blogosphere with their high octane electro pop sounds, and one of our favorites in their catalog is “Come Alive.” This tune, rife with smile inducing dance goodness, now has a music video to accompany it. As we stated previously, what we thought about their live performance comes to fruition in this video, showing the band’s sprightly presence spreading throughout the crowd at VANS U.S. Open @ Huntington Beach.
A tip of the virtual cap to all of those smokey voiced classics from yesteryear. Bo Saris has successfully done just that, providing us with a soulful tune that would be respected back in the day, as well as any soul lover in 2013.
This London based crooner has skills that most guys would kill for, casually draping love enriched lyrics over familiar instrumentation. “Little Bit More,” is his most recent, dropping just three days ago. Take a listen, and get taken back to a simpler time.
There’s nothing more exciting than hearing that artist that makes you stop and say, “who’s that?” You know the one we’re talking about. The one that stops you dead in your tracks, leaving you fumbling through your pockets in a feeble attempt to open your iPhone. Today though, there’s no need to bring out the Shazam app. For a lot of you, this will be one of those bands, and luckily for you – we’re here to share it with you.
Dropping just a month ago, London based indie rockers We the Wild have accomplished a handsomely constructed EP, comprised of four ear and heart catching tunes. With an infectious blend of traditional pop structure, classic rock, blues and electronica, we’re instantly intrigued.
First up on the EP is one of our favorites, “You Lost My Mind,” is comprised of light tickling of the ivories, finger blistering guitar bends and love centric lyrics. Between the electronic, repitious percussions and the distorted vocals of the lead singer, this tune is all set for the repeat button.
Our other favorite on the EP (not taking anything away from the other fantastic tracks) is the ever-so-catchy pop tune, “Body Electric Blue,” which calls on associations like Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors. It’s buzzing with familiarity, yet still maintains it’s own unique personality.
This EP is solid front to back. Don’t take our word for it though – press play and start enjoying for yourself.
WE THE WILD
Body Electric (Blue)
They come together via Germany, Norway and the United States.
Kaleida is an electronic duo composed of Christina Wood (vocals) an Cicely Goulder (keys and production). Their first EP ‘Think’ is set for release in December of this year and in expectation they have released their lead and title track ‘Think’. Wood has stunning vocals, a low voice that commands attention, she can make the lyrics come across however she so chooses. Goulder has an ear for the beat and carries the melody of this song with her electronic beats and her love of synthesizers. The duo shows they have a unique sound in all good ways. Keep an eye out for their full EP later next month.