Brooklynites Beach Fossils are working on their sophomore record, which the band say is set to challenge the safeness of current indie rock. ‘Shallow’ is part of a forthcoming double-A-side single, and while it’s still dreamy and a bit fuzzy, it packs a lot of bite. A definite sign of good things to come, ‘Shallow’ is out on February 21.
Everything Toronto-based producers Zeds Dead touch seems to turn to gold. Ever since they catapulted themselves onto the EDM scene with their brilliant remix of The Moody Blues a few years back, these two Canadians have put their stamp on everything from Radiohead to The Rolling Stones, never failing to deliver even when faced with such epic source material. In their latest quick-hitter remix, Zeds Dead take on “Divine” by parisian electro soul rocker Sebastian Tellier. They keep true to their unique style with near-silent breakdowns just before knarly bass drops and bring in a new swinging, quirky drum beat and ultra fast arpeggios on this remix for some extra French swagger. We’re hoping to hear a lot more in the future from two of Toronto’s best producers and with tracks like this one coming down the pipeline we likely won’t be disappointed.
Although he was too late to submit to the official Redbull remix competition, Berlin based dubstep producer WhiteNoise is back with an epic remix of AwolNation’s acclaimed track “Sail”. This sweeping track gained a great deal of popularity when the professional base jumper Jeb Corliss used it in one of his videos and it has been on the rise ever since. “Sail” takes the listener on a journey into space with its moon landing samples, violin chord progressions and screamo vocal swells. WhiteNoise did a great job of maintaining and building on the raw emotional energy of the original track while taking it into new spaced out dimensions. When the grimy bass line and swinging drum rhythms finally drop the listener is swept up, sailing away into dubstep heaven if only for a moment.
Since their formation in 1998, OK Go has been known equally for their video musings and note worthy breed of pop rock. Their video for “Here It Goes Again” won a grammy and set the bar really high for any follow up videos the band might put out… and they’ve consistently met their goal. The video for their new single “Needing/Getting” is no different. The video took around four months to set up, four days to shoot, and over fourteen hundred instruments for the car to play.
Yes, you read that right. The band has rigged a Chevy Sonic with gadgets and gizmos that smack, slap, pluck, and pound on various instruments the band has set up on their music desert obstacle course, making this their most in depth offering to date.
Post-dubstep duo Atlas hail from northern England, and make bleakly beautiful tracks. ‘This Is’, featuring Emmo, is a dark minimalist slice of electronic goodness, with the sparse beats making space for the soft intimate vocals to create a truly haunting atmosphere. One to look out for in the future, Atlas are a truly promising prospect.
British electro duo Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs have dropped ‘Tapes & Money’, their latest single. With euphoric synths and a contrasting emotionless vocal, this track has huge potential and will be sound tracking countless nights out in the near future. ‘Tapes & Money’ is officially out on April 2, with a remix package in the pipeline.
Having previously shared album opener ‘Tuck the Darkness In’ back in December, Bowerbirds are now giving us a further peek into what lies ahead on ‘The Clearing’, their forthcoming third album. New track, ‘In The Yard’ is an adventurous yet accessible slice of confessional folk music that once again ups the anticipation for their new LP.