After four years, The Helio Sequence sheds some light on their upcoming record on September 11.
Sub Pop Records released a teaser trailer a month ago about The Portland duo’s upcoming album Negotiations, The fifth full-length album by Sub Pop Records.
The folk-experimental duo wrote, produced and recorded the album in their studio in Portland, OR.
The teaser hints at the work and time the band put into the album and a look at their hometown. We also hear one of the tracks hinting at an exciting album release. The Helio Sequence is planning a fall tour in support of Negotiations and has scheduled an appearance at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle, WA.
It’s been a little more than a year since the release of this song by Stu Larsen and I got to say that, it’s a pretty awesome song. The deep lyrics that are sang by Larsen and the joyful melody of the guitar makes it a little candy for our ears. So one year after the release of his EP Ryeford, I invite you guys to go and check out this magnificent song.
If you feel in shape, take a look at “Paper Sails” and his last EP that was release under his own personal label “Stu Larsen” in April 2011!
Ever since the release of their self-titled, debut album, The Lumineers have steadily become more and more popular. Why? They understand how to make simple folk songs that are really good and extremely catchy. The songs ‘Ho Hey’ and ‘Submarines’ showcase the band’s tune crafting ability wonderfully. ‘Ho Hey’ starts off with soft, acoustic guitar strumming punctuated with cries of, ‘Ho!’ and, ‘Hey!’ The song builds quickly and by the end you’ll be stomping your feet and singing along. ‘Submarines’ is a piano driven track, with interesting lyrics referencing World War II fears of Japanese submarines. Without a doubt, both songs are definitely worth a listen.
If you enjoy these songs, consider picking up the whole album, ‘The Lumineers,’ released on April 3, 2012 by the Dualtone Music Group. It’s a good one.
MYPET is a new male/female duo consisting of Amy and Ray. They’ve recently caught our attention for their first single ‘Pays to Know.’ This synthy track is anchored by a catchy drumbeat immediately drawing you in to the song. Amy’s echoing vocals shimmer across the synth landscape, making for an incredibly enjoyable listening experience. Check it out!
This single will be released on August 20th by Luv Luv Luv
Sometimes the most endearing thing about the music we find is the tiny imperfections of an indie recording. The subtle hiss, the breath in the microphone, the laugh at the end of the track, the voice crack. All the things that make the music something real, something we can relate to. Perfection is overrated. Perfectly imperfect is where it’s at. Because we fall in love with perfections that may be imperfections to someone else. And if a song in the playlist has too many imperfections for you, delete it. Someone else will probably have it on repeat for the next 2 days. It will all even itself out eventually…
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It’s amazing to think that Madeon recently turned 18 and is already accomplishing the things that he has done. It’s apparent that the young producer, who is originally from France, is setting new barriers for electronic dance music. People tend to forget that there’s more to edm than just anticipating the “drop” in a track, which is why I personally love Madeon. His music is breaking the stereotypical structure of having a huge buildup in a track. In “Finale”, Madeon shows how it’s not just about the “drop” that people often associate edm with, but instead how it’s about the journey the track itself takes you on while you’re listening to it.
Fresh off the announcing their No Idols mixtape, Domo Genesis & The Alchemist drop this verbal assault. The smooth & eerie beat allow the Odd Future natives and company to use an original chopped eccentric flow, in line with the “no idols” theme. Surprisingly enough, Earl does not provide the most impressive verse. Rather, Vince Staples delivers some standout bars with, “I live to die, better that than live a lie.” An awesome collaboration and definitely a project to look out for. (Written by Carlos F.)
Elimination Chamber (Ft. Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples & Action Bronson)