It’s kind of funny to me that the indie pop band named Carousel has just released a track whose title asks the question “Where have you gone?” because on a carousel you just go around and around and around and around and… You don’t really have to ask where someone has gone because before you finish asking, they’re back again! That analogy kind of applies to the band themselves too.
I first heard of Carousel with ” Get Up”, in 2011, and they’ve been listed as up and coming ever since. Their guitars are poppy, thoughtful, and complimented wholeheartedly by synth melodies and soft spoken vocal lines that sit atop drums jumpy enough to keep your body moving. Stream below:
Carousel – Where Have You Gone
Katy Goodman, known musically as La Sera, has recently put out a new track called “Love That’s Gone”. The song is a slow movement with steady drumming and clean, melodic, guitars that are the crowning jewel of the track in my eyes. (erm… ears) The vocals are slight and subtle but embody the surfy, 50′s prom, kind of feel that the upward strums of the guitar create- with enough ooh’s and angst to drive the track and earn the title. Stream it below to get understand what I mean:
La Sera – Love Thats Gone
Love Thats Gone.mp3
“A Little Letting Go” is the second perfectly formed single to be lifted from Mr Fogg’s forthcoming sophomore album “Eleven”. As with his previous single “Stay Out Of The Sun”, Mr Fogg’s intimate vocals soar above a bed of delicate percussion and warm synthetic tones, delivering a striking preview of his new long-player.
“A Little Letting Go” drops officially via Kicking Ink/ Kompakt on May 28th but head over to Mr Fogg’s website to grab a free download of the MP3 now.
Nero‘s smash hit “Must Be The Feeling” has become one of the most popular dance songs of 2012 due to its chopped up disco funk meets heavy bass stylings. LA’s Kill The Noise is throwing his hat in the pot with a siren laden remix for your eardrums. Kill The Noise always comes correct with quality tunes and sick artwork, making him one of our favorite artists in the bass movement so far.
Nero – Must Be The Feeling (Kill The Noise Remix)
Must Be The Feeling (Kill The Noise Remix).mp3
Purchase on Beatport.
Its been a while since I’ve heard an anthem as beautiful as the latest collaboration between UK rock band Keane and Swedish house giant Alesso. With subtle melodies, magical vocals and driving drums this is a great song for the end of night when its time for lighters in the air. The styles of these two bands perfectly compliment each other and synergize for a really enjoyable tune. Enjoy the preview below and be sure to look out for this track on Beatport soon.
Preview: Keane – Silenced By The Night (Alesso Remix)
Silenced By The Night (Alesso Remix)
April Fool’s day has come and gone. So we promise there will be no surprises, no funny lies, no embarrassments, or practical jokes here. Just some honest-to-blog, down-right good music for you to enjoy. Enjoy.
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Motopony – God Damn Girl
I Am Oak – On Trees and Birds and Fire
I Am Oak
On Trees and Birds and Fire
Pale Seas – Sleeping
Shovels & Rope – Boxcar
Stream Only: Fossil Collective – Let It Go
Let It Go
Old Amica – Granada
Right The Stars – Stay (Don’t Go Away)
Right The Stars
Stay (Dont Go Away)
The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
Rochester, New York chillwavers Joywave put out their latest EP ‘Koda Vista’ the other day, and it’s ben getting a lot of love online. Stand-out track ‘Anemone”s combination of icily blissful synths and vocals creates a hypnotic piece of darkly magical electro. An essential release for any collection, ‘Koda Vista’ is available on Bandcamp now.
Joywave – Anemone