Indie-rock trio Turtle Giant (who are originally from Brazil, but now based out of Macau) recently released the song “We Were Kids,” off their forthcoming All Hidden Places EP. Featuring chiming, distorted guitars and deep, laid-back vocals, the track is a well-crafted and unbelievably catchy surf rock treat. It’s especially hard to resist blaring out “Oh! Oh! Oh!” during the jolting chorus.
Today, The Music Ninja is happy to premiere the official music video for “We Were Kids.” Fittingly, it follows a few adults acting like complete children — food fighting, demonstrating spur of the moment ninja moves (!!), etc. — but more as a tribute to youth and spontaneous fun than brattiness and immaturity. It seems slightly strange at first, but by the end it’s clear that the video suits the music perfectly. Definitely worth a look and listen.
Turtle Giant’s All Hidden Places EP is scheduled to drop on September 18th, but you can stream it in its entirety on the band’s Bandcamp page.
Anyone familiar with Harlem’s rising star, A$AP Rocky, has likely noticed that he is a big fan of just about all things purple. On his most recent track and, rather explicit, self-directed video, that PMF brings us another set of slowed-down, smoky and purp-filtered audio with visuals to match, featuring a variety of his favorite lady friends. On this cut, the A$AP headman continues to improve his flow alternating pace along with the beat leading into the chorus, a chopped and screwed rendition of Buddy Holly‘s It’s So Easy.
“Purple Kisses” will be featured on A$AP Mob‘s upcoming compilation LP, Lord$ Never Worry, which is set to drop on August 28th. While the last release from the project was more intense, Rocky lays back on this one creating a trippy aura ideal for his fellow purple enthusiasts.
Stunning as it is beautiful, the delicate vocals of Daughter always leave us speechless. “Smother” is her latest gloomy ballad that will be released on 7″ vinyl on October 1st through 4AD (UK, Europe & ROTW) & Glassnote (North America) with a new version of one of her most popular tracks “Run”.
Not into vinyl? Both tracks will be available digitally on September 3rd.
“Hippies Is Punks” by experimental indie-pop outfit Wavves is one of the newest releases in the Adult Swim Singles Program, and it’s definitely a track to make you sit up and listen. Easy singalong vocals and powerful pop hooks give “Hippies Is Punks” a slightly Weezer-esque sound, with some messy guitars and ‘ooh-ooh’ BVs providing a vintage rock backdrop. If you’ve been missing a feel-good song recently, then this latest effort by Wavves will put a ridiculous grin on your face and some rhythm in your feet.
Originally from the Netherlands, Hardwell teamed up withDannic for Example’s newest single “Say Nothing”. I’m very fond of the original track and I always am a bit hesitant when it comes to remixes simply because I feel as if nothing will compare to the original. But in this case, Hardwell and Dannic won my heart. With an uptempo melody and catchy lyrics, it’s impossible to listen to this track and not be in a good mood instantly.
Example Say Nothing (Hardwell & Dannic Remix) (Preview)
Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell, AKA Swedish House Mafia, are not done just yet. They are here again to deliver another original and soon-to-be favorite single, “Don’t You Worry Child’ #DYWC” which premiered on Pete Tong BBC Radio 1. In addition to having guitar and piano, the track features vocals from Swedish singer John Martin — yes, the same man whose uplifting vocals had you singing and raising your arms up to last year’s summer anthem “Save the World”!
Swedish House Mafia feat.John Martin Dont You Worry Child (Original Mix) @Pete Tong BBC Radio1
Icelandic experimentalists Sigur Rós are now fully immersed in their latest work, the Mystery Film Experiment, which has seen the band create visual accompaniments to tracks from their most recent album, Valtari. New video “Varðeldur” is a slow, meditative piece, with a haunting melody, and the film complements it perfectly. Featuring a redheaded woman in a single, bare room, she performs strange slow-motion movements as “Varðeldur” progresses, creating a bewildering yet beautiful scene to lose yourself in.