[Indie] Introducing: Adios Ghost – Fernseher & Wistful

There’s something very wild and worldly about Adios Ghost. Their indie rock style — full of crazy exuberance, tribal-esque percussion, and howling vocals — reminds me of a hybrid of Local Natives, Fool’s Gold and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. Not a bad genetic makeup. I accidentally stumbled upon the Brooklyn four-piece while on Bandcamp late last night and it’s been such a great and rewarding find. Below I’ve included two songs off their new, debut 6-song EP. Adios Ghost were kind enough to make the entire thing available as a free download. Make sure to show them love on Facebook, too.

Adios Ghost
Wistful

Adios Ghost
Fernseher
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[Indie] Indiana – Blind As I Am (Video)

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Unsigned indie vocalist Indiana flew under our radar for a few months, but we’re happy that she’s popped up into our view. The Nottingham based singer released this soul gripping track just a few months back on her SoundCloud page, and even more recently, released this video. The track focuses mainly on Indiana’s sultry vocals, and emotion-evoking lyrics. She has a gorgeous vocal range, and is sure to start gaining attention with tracks like this.

Indiana
Blind As I Am
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Bass Kleph – Make Me Forget (Original) + EC Twins Remix

They say too much time in LA changes a man, and this release proves it.

LA has definitely played an influence in Bass Kleph latest single, proving to be much aggressive and darker than some of his previous releases (perhaps he is in Halloween mode?). With “Make Me Forget”, Bass Kleph premieres his very own vocals but they are quickly overshadowed by its polished production and dynamic structure. Combining many dance elements together, “Make Me Forget” does cover a lot of ground with enlightening house build ups, thumping dutch-like basslines, all wrapped up in an overall progressive electro house ambiance. The release comes with the complimentary remix of LA locals The EC Twins, both of which you can stream below.

Bass Kleph
Make Me Forget (Original)

Bass Kleph
Make Me Forget (EC Twins Remix)

‘Make Me Forget’ is set to release on 29th October on Vacation Records.

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The Bloody Beetroots feat. Greta Svabo Bech – Chronicles of a Fallen Love (Original Mix)

Following the release of “Rocksteady” earlier this year, the Bloody Beetroots are back with vocal driven original titled “Chronicles of a Fallen Love”. The soft and soothing voice of Greta Svabo Bech is elevated to another level by the fantastic and uncompromising production of this Italian electro house music project. Leading with a somber house melody, the single quickly turns into an energetic bundle of rising strings and fast-paced electronic note progressions that aligns itself with their signature style. The track is available on beatport today.

Chronicles Of A Fallen Love Feat Greta Svabo Bech
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[Electro] Chromatics – Looking For Love

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The full version of “Looking For Love” clocks in at a whopping 17 minutes, but Chromatics have just unveiled a sleek 5 minute video edit that’ll help keep us tide over until the album version drops on the forthcoming Italians Do It Better compilation, After Dark 2. There isn’t a firm release date yet but when we know, you’ll know. For now, turn the lights down low and enjoy the sultry sounds of this hypnotic edit.

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[Festival Review] CMJ 2012: Day 3 – Sky Ferreira, MS MR, Color Film, Killer Mike & more

Because Thursday, Day 3 of CMJ, was a literal marathon (I saw SEVEN bands) I’ll try to keep each artist description down to just a few lines. First, at around 5pm I peeked into Rockwood Music Hall, a rustic, intimate venue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I caught the tail end portion of Kris Gruen‘s indie folk set. He’s got strong but cozy vocals, and a stunningly tight and seasoned live show that seemed far too good and spot-on to be showcased on such a small stage. After him came goodbye motel, an indie rock band from Australia. They have a real solid, soaring-type sound and are gripping live; the only thing missing is consistent hooks, but I’m confident they’ll get there soon.

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Kris Gruen

Gabriel Bruce
Perfect Weather

I walked over to Bowery Ballroom and caught opening British act Gabriel Bruce. This guy’s one of the most electrifying frontmen that I’ve seen, with an Elvis-like zest to him (and backup singers/dancers in tow!); and I’m embarrassed to say that I can’t jive and shake my hips half as good as he can. He’s been referred to as a crazed mesh of Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen and well…that’s pretty accurate. After him came super hot commodity Sky Ferreira. The young ’80s-indebted electro-pop star, who was giddy with a case of some nervous/excited giggles, came with an incredible light show, making the rock venue seem more like a bumpin’ club. But for all the sweet, infectious bounce in her music, Ferreira has some real pipes, too. During the course of her set, which included many tracks off her new Ghost EP, she convinced me that she’s much, much more than just another throwaway pop act.

Sky Ferreira
Everything is Embarrassing

Color Film
Bad Saint

Bear Hands
Crime Pays

I hopped a cab and rushed over to Irving Plaza because, thanks to a tip from Property of Zack writer, Jesse Richman, I learned that Daryl Palumbo (of Glassjaw and Head Automatica fame) would be performing with his new band Color Film. I used to follow all of Palumbo’s work when I was in high school and was more than happy to see what he was up to. So, what does Color Film sound like? Maybe a tad more (new wave-y) melodic than Glassjaw. That is to say: intense, ear-shattering, screech/yelp rock. After them came local indie rock band Bear Hands. For whatever dumb reason, part of the crowd would not stop booing them. I don’t think it was because they hated the Brooklyn group, but because they were tired of rock music. You see, it was primarily a hip-hop showcase with two (very randomly thrown in) rock bands. But still, c’mon, show a little respect, New York. I’d seen them before and they were great as usual.

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[BANGER] ASAP Rocky – Fuckin Problem (Feature Cuts Remix)

Houston based producer Feature Cuts stays true to his hip-hop-centric roots with this absolutely filthy banger-of-a-remix of ASAP Rocky’s “Fuckin Problem”. While we would love to show you the video, this is a family site (haha) and it’s most assuredly NSFW! But, if you’re so inclined, you can click here and check it out.

The original track laid down by Harlem based rapper ASAP Rocky is absolutely decimated by Feature Cuts’ screeching synths and devastating bass. This is one that is sure to make the dance floor bounce. What’s even better is it’s a free download as of an hour ago. Go snag your copy now!

ASAP Rocky
Fuckin Problem (Feature Cuts Remix)
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