[Indie Electronic] LSBV – Smoke N Mirrors

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Smoke N Mirrors

London duo LSBV (Short for Little Shoes Big Voice) are yet another extremely talented co-ed team that have demonstrated an expertise in the closing the gap between alternative and electronic music. When it comes to synth pop, it doesn’t get much better than this. Lecaudé covers the pristine balance of electronic and analog production with some harmonizations of his own, while Emily Harvey graces the track with her breezy vocals that carry the melody tenderly throughout the entire tune. With a sensual, but upbeat nature matched by only a select few, LSBV have crafted a gorgeous track that’s guaranteed to put a spring in your step on each and every listen. If you’re in need of solace today, let LSBV aid you in enjoying their immaculate new creation.

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Attaque – Future Earth [Official Music Video Premiere]

Future Earth ft. Native Young

With elegantly subtle luscious builds accentuated with shuffling percussion, “Future Earth” simple dazzles with unadulterated whimsy and charm. Standing out, the glowing section of strings flirt effortlessly with vocals from South African talent Native Young, creating an enveloping experience worthy of some high quality headphones, some well-aged liquor, and your favorite chair.

Now, this enchanting tune has some visuals to go along with it, and we couldn’t be any happier. Set to the artfully crafted soundscape from multi-instrumentalist/producer Attaque, we’re taken by the hand through a tale of love lost.

To pick up this song, as well as the others from his LP ON LY OU, head over to iTunes now.

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[Indie Rock] ISLAND APØLLO – Miracle


Newly monikered indie rock outfit ISLAND APØLLO has administered an attack with new single ‘Miracle’. The release of their self-titled EP is expected February 17th and this release shall be the anchor for a successful run. Residents of the Orange County area, the five-piece excites with danceable pop rock reminiscent of Capital Cities. This record fuels us with a healthy chorus full of horns and a lengthy bridge. Join them in Santa Ana, CA on February 21st for their EP release show at the Constellation Room, tickets here. Free CD’s to everyone at the show. Be sure to also check out their first single ‘Lion Eyes‘ and their live acoustic version of Arcade Fire’s ‘Deep Blue’ for Orangewood Guitars.

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[Chill] Harriet Brown & Astronauts etc. – Fiction

Harriet Brown & Astronauts etc.

After dropping the impressive Sadie EP last year, Oakland-based producer/vocalist Anthony Ferraro, aka Astronauts etc., has returned with his first release of 2015, a phenomenal collaboration with rising LA talent Harriet Brown. “Fiction” rests on a wobbling bass-line layered with psychedelic, wavy instrumentation creating an ethereal atmosphere. It is the soulful vocals, though, that really bring the sonic on this track to life as Brown flexes his creative vocal delivery and range. With Toro y Moi‘s Chaz Bundick also contributing to the production, it comes as little surprise that “Fiction” ends up sounding like a chillwave masterpiece. If you’re not yet familiar with Harriet Brown, we’d also definitely recommend checking out his refreshingly unique New Era EP. Zone to this marvelous song above and, for all the SF ninjas, Harriet Brown and Astronauts etc. will be performing together for free tonight at Brick & Mortar Music Hall

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[Synth-Pop/Indie-Dance] Karl Kling – Careful

Karl Kling

Currently stationed in the Northwestern paradise that is Portland, OR; heavy RAC collaborator and former member (before RAC dropped to just André Allen Anjos), Karl Kling has been paying careful attention (get it?) to his impressive solo project more and more as of late. And good thing too, because Kling’s latest single “Careful” would just have felt a bit out of place under the RAC banner. “Careful” taps into Karl Kling’s indie-rock influences more than his dance-poppy body of work would indicate, while also featuring the man himself laying down every breathy inch of vocal expanse along the way. These elements while simple on paper, are wound beautifully, resulting in a sticky sweet tune that will loop in your subconscious from the moment it plays.  “Careful” is the second track from an upcoming debut LP out later this spring on March 3rd via Ghost Beach’s Crazy Heart Records, which we’ll be consuming the moment it drops. Hear “Careful” above.

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[Electronic] Chelsea Lankes – Down For Whatever (Carousel Remix)

Chelsea Lankes
Down For Whatever (Carousel Remix)

L.A. via Texas pop vocalist Chelsea Lankes has most recently been permeating radio and blog waves with her latest single “Down For Whatever”. While the original is your proto-typical pop sound of modern day youth and the eager desire to live in the moment, another pair of L.A. inhabitants, and a duo whom has grown near and dear to our hearts over the years, Carousel, injects new life within Lankes’ original. Rather than follow an airy synth-pop blueprint as one might have expected from the former Berklee students, Carousel walks “Down For Whatever” into a two-step drum pattern and weighty synths, dipping into deeper, late night harkening instrumentation. We love seeing this more aphotic side of Jackson Philips and Kevin Friedman’s constantly evolving project, and here’s to hoping we get some more of that brooding take on pop from their machine filled studio in the near future. Stream Carousel’s “Down For Whatever” remix above.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (February 2015 Round #1)


We are faced with a million and 2 decisions from the moment we wake up. So, let us ninja the pressure off your plate and offer you a steady stream of hand-picked indie songs while you knock each one of them out. We promise the decision to hit play won’t be the worst one you have ever made.

Boo Seeka
Kingdom Leader
Panic is Perfect
The Mailman
Long Road
Jake Isaac
Make It Real
Chance Bone
Hard Times
On The Dotted Line
Mike Dignam


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