What a pleasant surprise! SOHN has decided to release a non-album track today, most likely something that simply didn't fit on his album Tremors. If you haven't jumped on board the SOHN train yet, really, what are you waiting for?
Today brings you some beautiful R&B from Nick Hakim -- think a less dramatic Sam Smith, with a bit more jazz. Dude released an EP titled 'Where Will We Go Pt. 1" about a month ago, and has more recently dropped the fantastically minimal tune, 'Lift Me Up.' Worth a listen.
There's something unusual I dig about Gosh Pith's 'Waves.' Maybe it's the fact that the beat, or really most parts of the track don't traditionally blend together. I'm not saying it's incredibly original, I'm just saying there are an odd amount of styles that oddly fit together, in a great way.
Surf punk vocals, R&B backing harmonies (an Usher sample), trippy delays, heavy animal collective-sounding beats. It's really a pleasant formula.
Only Real is Nall Galvin's act from the UK. I haven't been able to turn his new track, 'Pass the Pain' off in the past few days. Folks who are into Noah and the Whale, Yellow Ostrich and JAWS are going to want to give this one a spin.
Every time I find a Philly band, I say "Why isn't there more music from Philly?" Maybe I need to look harder.
Regardless, LOUDS is a bright example of electro-pop coming out of Philadelphia. Plus, it only gets cooler knowing the band consists of 2 brothers (Charlie & Petie) and their little sister (Annie). Take a listen to 'Ways' below, a catchy tune about an on-and-off again girlfriend of Charlie's. They've managed to capture a really nice tracking of the vocals, almost tinny and old-school. Look forward to hearing more from them.
In advance of her debut album, No Romeo, UK artist Indiana has dropped 'Shadow Flash' to hold us over until October 31st. If you're digging this song, it would be wise to check out her first single, 'Bound' along with a stellar cover of Frank Ocean's 'Swim Good'.
Slowly pulling you in with a downwardly-spiraling piano, Sea Oleena manages to unfold a beautiful and haunting tune. Let the bass tip-toe through the track and you'll find yourself in a gorgeous underwater wave of a breakdown. Yet another great track from the dreamy musician -- be sure to catch more of her catalog over at her bandcamp . And new album details over at Lefse .
Did you overlook this track last week? No need to fear, I did too. Luckily, I happened to stumble back upon it, and since then I've listened about 30 more times (yeah that's an exaggeration, but honestly it's not too far off). Fans of The National, Feist, or Clare Maguire especially, take note!
UK duo Seafret really impressed me with their first single 'Give Me Something', but their latest single, 'Explosion' (*Ahem*) blew me away. (sorry) It's extremely powerful stuff, and they bring a big sound for just playing acoustic tunes. If you haven't heard them yet, you can take a listen to both singles below. Both songs will be on their debut EP, Give Me Soemthing, out on September 21 via Sweet Jane Recordings.
Clearly capitalizing on the recent internet buzz from her deliciously poppy track 'Octahate', Ryn Weaver is wasting no time at all in getting out her first EP. 'Promises' has me wishing that Ryn came out with this in May. To think, I could have been jamming to this all summer. The EP was produced by Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit, which probably has something to do with how catchy these tracks are.