[Indie/Rock] Wild Beasts – Woebegone Wanderers II

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Woebegone Wanderers II

Contrary to what their name evokes, Wild Beasts continue to be some of the smoothest and softest songsmiths around with unreleased track ‘Woebegone Wanderers II,’ which was premiered on Jon Hopkins Radio 1 this week.

Recorded around the time of their last release, Present Tense, which was quietly one of the best albums of 2014, the song is a continuation of ‘Woebegone Wanderers’ which appeared on the British group’s debut Limbo, Panto way back in 2008.

After gently swirling around the space in your head in that signature brooding Wild Beasts style for around two minutes, ‘Woebegone Wanderers II’ dissolves into echoing glitter for the final third, floating off until you inevitably drag it back down for yet another listen.

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[Indie/Rock] Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone

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Can't Keep Checking My Phone

If you’re reading this on a mobile device we apologize for the irony.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have revealed ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’ to be their second single ahead of their third LP Multi-Love which is due out May 26th, and it’s a hand-clapping psych-soul groove.

In a newsletter sent to fans, frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson explains it’s about “missing somebody and that point where you refuse to accept online ‘connectivity’ as a substitute for being with someone IRL.”

Opening with a bit of meandering horns and classical guitar, ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’ bounces around lyrical topics that include eating crickets, the aurora borealis, and wondering if the universe is really a hologram, all before putting the phone down and regrettably picking it up once again.

“Do you fall in love with the idea of someone? Or the chemicals they give off in person? Either way, I’ve got to get off my phone,” Nielson concludes.

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[Giving Back] Lincoln Jesser – Tops

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Los Angeles-based producer Lincoln Jesser is fighting global diseases with his widely popular hit, “Tops.” Released last year, this song garnered the adoration of the blogosphere, racking up over 300 thousand plays on Soundcloud.

Today, he’s re-releasing this song and donating it to Cadence & Cause to help raise money. In addition to being able to purchase this song, fans will also have the chance to buy a private Skype call with him, with proceeds going directly to the cause. When asked why Jesser chose this cause to support, he said:

There are millions of people, young and old, dying every year because they don’t have access to effective vaccines. Some of these kids would otherwise grow up to have amazing impacts on our world. The change in your pocket could change that reality.

You can purchase the mentioned items by clicking here. Head over and do your part to help eradicate global disease.

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[Indie] Will Joseph Cook – Daisy Chains

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There’s something about Kent’s 17-year-old Will Joseph Cook that we find rather remarkable. It could be his spectacular vocals that seem far more mature than his young years would indicate. It also could be his great potential to write credible pop songs, which we came to appreciate with his last track, “Message.” Whatever it is, we’re fully on board with this up-and-coming artist.

His new track, “Daisy Chains,”comes off his upcoming You Jump I Run EP, and it’s every bit as catchy as we’d hoped. The light and playful guitar arrangements serve as a warm welcome, pairing perfectly with Cook’s vocals, providing the listener with a laid-back, highly-enjoayable experience.

Get ready to hit the replay button a few times on this one.

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[Indie] Southern – Lone Driver

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We can almost feel it now. The warm, sunny months are slowly peeking their glorious heads over the horizon. What’s one of the best parts of those summer months? Road trips. What’s the most important part of a good road trip? Some might say sunflower seeds, but they’d be wrong. It’s a solid collection of proper road trippin’ tunes, and Southern just added in one that will get a regular spot in the rotation.

This brother/sister duo hails from Belfast, but they definitely have a certain essence of Americana to their sound. Catchy? Yes. Upbeat? Totally. It’s as engaging of a tune as we’ve heard as of late, combining driving guitar chords, gorgeous vocal hums, and a “nod your head up and down” bassline.

With summer right around the corner, this is a band you should probably keep on your radar for upcoming tunes.

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[Video] Rose Quartz – Leaving Now

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Way back in December, we featured the aurally consuming synth-pop single from Rose Quartz “Leaving Now”, while today we finally got our hands on the Denver based four-piece’s accompanying visual piece. Rose Quartz recently wrapped on a nation spanning tour with Generationals, so as they’ve caught a brief window of down time, we were gifted with a lovely music video. The video features separate points of view between a feuding couple, complete with baroque and glittery imagery to accompany “Leaving Now” superlatively. Check it out below.

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We Were Evergreen – Be Like You (WS Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Some of you might be too young to remember this overwhelmingly infectious song from the iconic Disney movie, The Jungle Book. However, it’s safe to assume that for a few decades, kids across the world were dancing around, singing Louis Prima’s memorable lyrics.

Today we not only have an intriguing interpretation of “Be Like You,” we’re also offered up a remix to accompany it. The original comes via French indie pop outfit, We Were Evergreen, who has graced the pages of this blogs numerous times before. This time around, we’re pleasantly enveloped in this newly released cover, which you can pre-order here.

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Be Like You

Enter remixer WS, who has sculpted vocal samples in a way to where it almost seems as if they were destined for an electronic interpretation. Stepping in stride with the original ideation of the song, this remix focuses strongly on percussion, providing a worldly sound to accompany the twinkling piano keys and ethereal synths.

Like any classics, it’s always tricky to touch a masterpiece. But as WWE took this song to its darkest side, I thought why not emphasizing the somber chords progression and the jungle percussion vibe, and try to take it to the dancefloor.

While he remains mysterious, WS has a bevy of unreleased remixes he’s holding onto, all of which will be made public soon. Rumor has it, he’s also working on original EP as well, so be sure to stay tuned for that come 2016.

Be Like You (WS Remix)
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