After delivering a great performance at Carnegie Hall this past month, Brooklyn indie rock band Dirty Projectors treat their fans to some new material in the form of a 7″ limited edition vinyl. The b-side to their single “Offspring Are Blank” is the light rock track “There’s a Fire”. Staying true to their quirky, 60′s era sound, the group keep an organic and intricate vibe to this track. Mixing many different rips from acoustic guitar, tambourine, to electric guitar, this playful tune is a nice treat for music lovers. Be sure to take a listen below and view their upcoming tour dates this spring and summer.
Theres A Fire (Offspring Are Blank 7 b
Fyfe set the internet ablaze last month when the mysterious young singer released his excellent single, “Solace” with nothing else but a rear headshot. After his unexpected success, the Londoner has finally revealed some more information about himself, identifying himself as 23-year-old Paul Dixon, an artist who previously recorded under the moniker, David Lyre.
“St Tropez” starts out with a rather mellow vibe before a sense of urgency takes over as Fyfe begins to plead “Take me home, it’s not our home here.” As the song shuffles between fleeting orchestral horns and subdued guitar riffs, Fyfe is able to balance out the transitions with his stellar vocals, crafting a stirring yet congruent melody. If I truly had to make a comparison here, I’d probably say it reminds me of both Thom Yorke and Miguel, which really gives you an idea of the range he’s able to display. I’ve heard plenty of other comparisons as well though, and I’m curious to see who he reminds you all of when his debut EP Solace drops on April 7th.
What is the Indie Dojo good for? For those days when your eyes have been glued to a computer screen for an obscene amount of hours. When the whites of your eyes look like you confused Red Color 40 for Visine and it feels as if there are a million tiny men with lit torches running around in circles. In times of a much needed break from our technology driven world, we suggest this. Hit play on the Dojo, turn off your computer monitor or dim your laptop screen, lean back, and let your ears take the next shift.
The Lonely Wild
Buried In the Murder
The Sea and Its Floor
The Novel Ideas
It’s inevitable. There’s always a few times a year that seem to be overrun by absolutely amazing shows. Here in Denver, that time is now. Tomorrow is one of those nights where we’re faced to make a decision, and we’re opting to catch the psychedelic rock stylings of Maserati.
This Georgia based four piece is touring and promoting their latest album Maserati VII. The album marks the band’s first release with new drummer Mike Albanese who replaced Jerry Fuchs after his untimely passing. While Mike will be sorely missed, we know that the band will bring their usual driving rhythms, lengthy tracks, and psych-dance-rock good times. If you’re in the need of a great show to catch, head down to the Hi Dive
To celebrate the recent worldwide trending of his Pro Era crew, Brooklyn’s young star, Joey Bada$$, delivers a dope new track with fellow rising emcee, Chance the Rapper. On “Wendy N Becky,” Joey spits with his impressive, classically-styled lyricism about some dangerous ladies over an appropriately smooth instrumental from the always jazzy Thelonius Martin. Chance, who hails from Chicago, holds his own with a light, syncopated flow. Enjoy this chilled-out cut below and look out for Joey and the Pro Era to take over this year.
Wendy N Becky (Feat. Chance The Rapper) (Prod. Thelonius Martin)
Bonus: Chance the Rapper’s recent single, “Acid Rain,” has been grabbing a lot of attention in the last week or so and with good reason. Over an airy Jake One instrumental, Chance cultivates powerful bars conveying a breadth of deep thought and emotion. Listen and grab a free download below.
Chance the Rapper
In the last few weeks we’ve been previewing Youth Lagoon‘s sophomore album, Wondrous Bughouse, with tracks like the kooky “Dropla” and the dreamy “Mute”. Considering his debut album The Year Of Hibernation was such a success, the anticipation surrounding the new LP has only built with every passing week. But wait no more, ninjas: it is now online for your streaming pleasure a week before it’s official release date (March 5 via Fat Possum).
Stream Youth Lagoon’s Wondrous Bughouse in its entirety via NPR.
This Spring, England’s Little Boots will return with her sophomore album, Nocturnes. To get the anticipation revved up, she recently dropped this addictive, yet calming new track called “Motorway”. Full of ambient, dark-pop production and lush, longing vocals, this is the perfect tune to put on repeat when you want to drown out the noise of life’s stress. Listen in below and grab a free download via her official site.
Nocturnes is due out May 5th.