It only took one trip through “Cannonball” before we caught ourselves in a daydream, imagining ourselves adorned with half-cocked sunglasses across the brim of our nose, slowly marching to the swagger of the emphatic bass line. Once we stepped back into reality, we, of course, realized we’re nowhere close to being as cool as Hidden Charms made us feel for those three minutes. But, it was a blast while it lasted.
If this is the first time you’re hearing the growing rumblings of London-based Hidden Charms, you’re in for one hell of a treat. With delightfully strained vocals treated with a proper amount of distortion, calculated percussion work, and screeching guitars worthy of the finest horror films, this garage rock four-piece has a sound that is quickly catching fire with rock lovers around the globe, including the likes of Zane Lowe (Beats 1), Annie Mac (Radio 1) and Huw Stephens (Radio 1).
Today, we’re offering up a first look at the official music video, which is as wonderfully dark as the vibe of the tune itself. Take a gander below, then pick out a show from their tour dates and head out to catch them live. We can pretty much guarantee you’ll have a top-notch evening.
Summer is officially here. Let the Indie Dojo serenades begin.
’Stevie Appleton – This Is America’
’Miles De Carteret – Honey’
’Jackson Dyer – The Absolute’
’Lion Sphere – Rest of Me (Acoustic Live Session in Spain)’
’Alexandra Savior – Shades’
On April 26th, we wrote about the debut single from a brand new band called Agelast. Today, we are happy to present to you their follow up single entitled “A Different Time.”
With “Fever” we were met with a blend of rock and indie, but with “A Different Time” the boys bring pop rock to the next level. With riveting guitar riffs and memorable lyrics, Agelast show give us the second piece of evidence as to why they are nothing but legit. Devin and Jonathan are extremely talented creators who got to collaborate with some other talented songwriters to make this single what it is. And what it is, is magnificent. As if things couldn’t get any better, Agelast is giving this single away for free through their website. We can’t wait to hear what else is in store for the band, especially when it comes to live shows, because we’re already interested in tickets. Chances are, you will be too after giving this single a listen.
Little Eyes (zacheser Remix)
We first stumbled upon rising D.C. based producer zacheser back in April when his debut original record “Skippy” sailed smoothly onto our radar. The young artist’s latest sees him tackling the remix game with a beautiful, melodic revision of Vincent Coleman‘s “Little Eyes”. Utilizing a foundation of housey roots, disco influences and unsyncopated ensemble rhythms, zacheser paints an addictive soundscape that pulls its listener into a tranquil flow state of aural consumption; while staying true to Vincent Coleman’s balmy original.
About zacheser’s remix, Coleman remarks: “DC producer zacheser is such a talented individual & I’ve been a fan of his for a while now. I reached out to him to do a remix and he surpassed my expectations, creating this new vibe to “Little Eyes” that still plucks at your heart strings but also gets your feet moving through an easy going atmosphere of grooving synths and consistent percussion.” I don’t think we could have said it any more eloquently. Enjoy zacheser’s “Little Eyes” remix above, and be on the lookout for more from the busy artiste in the near future.
Tiger Tooth -the East Village, NYC based electronic trio comprised of Johnny Siera, Will Broussard and Sofia Szamosi- came to us like the sweetest of gifts when they asked for our hand in premiering bouncy analog-techno instrumental single “Clementine”. Immediately, a muted synth that sounds like it was pulled straight off of an old 909 is underpinned by a buoyant kick-clap, setting the stage for the rest of “Clementine” to blossom into what sounds like a mid-2000’s electro romper lingered around a techno warehouse just long enough to embrace the weird while manging to escape with all of its accessibly cool points. This one fills us with the kind of gritty electronic joy that powered the blog-house era with so much fun, yet tasteful dance sounds. “Clementine” is one of the lead singles from Tiger Tooth’s self-titled LP on the fledgling imprint Baby Tooth Records, and with the amount of detailed craftsmanship found on just their first LP, it’s safe to say we will be waiting patiently as Tiger Tooth’s catalog continues to evolve and expand.
In the midst of chaos, music can be the perfect escape. Come get lost with us for a while….
’Bamily – Hello Stranger’
’The Lonely Rivals – Save It For Tomorrow’
’Hi Fi Cali – Ocean Love’
’Glenn Davis – Off The Line’
’Berlin Bar Hounds – Skeleton’
If you haven’t heard of KOLAJ yet, you definitely will after “Into You”. This is one of those singles that can define an artist’s trajectory into big things, and their signature blend of tropical house and K-Pop brings together the best of both of those worlds. In their premiere with Fader, they exclaim,
We first got inspired by the tone of Eric’s voice, it’s breathy but cool in the verse so we wanted to playfully complement each other in a way that felt like we were incomplete without each other. We only got together for one day and basically turned out the entire song. We were big believers in the song even if it was outside of all of our comfort zones we still wanted to share with the world. K-Pop and Tropical could sound sweet together… perhaps we invented “K-Trop.”
Good luck getting this one out of your head because you’ll be hearing it all summer. Hit play and enjoy!