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[Chill] Tycho – Plains (Baio Remix)

Tycho
Plains (Baio Remix)

Tycho‘s 2014 album, Awake, remains our go-to relaxation record with its soothing guitar melodies and otherworldly ambiance. Earlier this week, Tycho let loose a remix of “Plains” from Vampire Weekend bassist, Chris Baio, along with the announcement of an upcoming Awake remix album. While “Plains” is one Tycho’s most ambient tracks, Baio transforms it adding both percussion and vocals. Drawing the listener in immediately with a steel drum, the remix establishes a groove that didn’t exist in the original all the while utilizing the original’s guitar to maintain signature Tycho elements. The subtle vocals perfectly match the backdrop in both lyrics and sonics. Vibe above and look out for the Awake remix album, which drops January 15th and will feature remixes from RJD2, Bibio, Com Truise and more.

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[NEW] SBTRKT – New Dorp, New York (feat. Ezra Koenig)

SBTRKT
New Dorp, New York feat. Ezra Koenig

Since the release of his self-titled debut album in 2011, SBTRKT‘s follow-up project has consistently been one of the most anticipated records in music. Today, almost exactly three years later, the acclaimed UK producer finally let loose the first single from the long-awaited project. “New Dorp, New York” departs from the lush synths and drum ‘n bass percussion fans have become accustomed to in favor of a far more avant-garde feel. With some help from Ezra Koenig, of Vampire Weekend, SBTRKT creates a sort of tribal groove continuing his experimentation and combination of sounds. Give this one a spin above and rejoice that SBTRKT’s sophomore effort, Wonder Where We Land, is on the way.

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Discover New Music: Sparkadia – Postcards

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On my path to discover new music albums, I can’t help but tell you about the amazing alternative rock quartet from Sydney, Australia – Sparkadia. Since the release of their album “Postcards”, they have gained an enormous amount of attention in Australia and the UK touring and opening to bands like Jimmy Eat World, and Vampire Weekend.

Their upbeat catchy rock style and the constant incorporation of different musical elements into each song has made their album “Postcards” a must-listen. The Album starts off with “Too Much to Do”, which has a relaxed and rhythmic guitar riff that provides the vocalist Alex Burnett the foundation for his harmonious vocals to soar and glide through the entire song just as gracefully as those guys with wing suits jumping off a mountain. “Connect” is a another very mellow/melodic song in the album that compliments “Too Much To Do”.

My favorite song start at track seven, titled “Animals”, with an explosive, hard-hitting intro on the drums as a fully reverbed guitar plays a tiny solo; the solo merges into verse one where the atmosphere settles down a bit and a tightly coordinated rhythmic guitar riff sets the tempo for the rest of the song – or so you think – until the song throws another soothing surprise at you.

However, I consider the catchiest song in the album to be “Jealousy”, with its heart-felt vocals screaming the very title of the song with an interwoven guitar progression that is simply uplifting. If you enjoy listening to Coldplay you will certainly enjoy this song a lot.

Postcard was only released to the UK and Australia during the summer of 2008. Although there hasn’t been a USA release announced, you can still buy their albums through iTunes and Amazon.com.

“Animals”

”Animals”

“Jealousy”

”Jealousy”

“Too Much To Do”

”Too Much To Do”

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