Our Ego by Patterns off Waking Lines (2014)
From out of Manchester comes Patterns with their mesmeric track Our Ego, a song which floods your ears with lavish soundscapes and pulls you away from the world and into the depths of the song.
Easy by M o t h e r (2014)
Suddenly leaping out of the Brooklyn scene is M o t h e r, a band with only one track to their name which has accrued 94K+ listens on their soundcloud in the two weeks of its release. It’s not difficult to understand why Easy has so many plays- the track is catchy and enticing, leaving me, and many others interested in hearing more.
Turned Away by Oceaán (2014)
Oceaán dropped another new track today, which will be on their highly anticipated debut EP that is set for release next month via Chess Club Records. Let the countdown begin
There is Nowhere by Blackbird Blackbird (Single, 2014)
Blackbird Blackbird dropped there new smooth, melancholic single in the form of music video, a song which seems to be about heart break and abandonment as Mikey Maramag turns “There is no where I’d rather be” and “I’ve given up everything” into somewhat of a somber mantra. Either way, the track and supporting music video are both great.
Old Robot by JamesSupercave (2014)
Another quirky track by JamesSupercave that shouldn’t be missed
The Right Thing by JamesSupercave (2014)
Explosive, avant-garde pop is JamesSupercave, but even I’m not sure if that’s how I can label their music. Listen to this track all the way through, it certainly is an experience.
Majical Cloudz has released an new, interactive music video for their track album-less track Love Soul, directed by Mitch Moore.
The interactive video is composed of various looped film clips/GIFs, which you can click through as the sullen song plays on, each click calling forth a different clip, structured in such a manner that you feel as if you’re in a hazy dream, flipping through a stack of photographs that happen to be film clips.
The mp3 for Love Soul and subsequent gifsets of the video can be downloaded for free here: http://majicalcloudz.com/lovesoul/
Bent Nail by Nothing, Guilty of Everything (to be released in a couple weeks)
Local ruckus-makers Nothing are set for their next release in two weeks, entitled Guilty of Everything. In the meantime, check out this track of loud hazy guitars and general shoegazing vibes.
Goes Black by Big Ups from Eighteen Hours of Static, 2014
Is 2014 going to be the year punk starts to reappear? New York band Big Ups may have convinced me this could be happening
Honey Priest by Álauda (2014)
Álauda imparts swirling exotic sounds in which you can lose yourself, close your eyes and move to the smooth rhythm.
To Lose by Oceaán (2014)
James Blake fans will enjoy this new track, as Oceaán offers a similar alternative R&B/chilled minimalist style. Their debut EP will be released via Chess Club Records at the end of March, and until then enjoy To Lose.
Your Ghost by Violet Hours (2013)
With their latest single, Violet Hours grows more intimate and subsequently melancholic, mustering feelings of longing we have all felt at some point
Free Download Here: https://soundcloud.com/violethours/violet-hours-your-ghost
Pull Through by Nick Campbell & Wages
I don’t normally share videos, but the new music video (created by CHISEL Industries for Hatch10) for Wages’s track Pull Through (off Shady Chamber, 2013) is sensational. This video is colorful and captivating, exploiting your audial and visual senses combined to create a mesmerizing experience.
Electricity by FMLYBND, off GOLD EP (2013)
FMLYBND is a volcanic eruption of vibrant colors, a radiant concoction of sounds that leaves your ears in awe
Download for free here: https://soundcloud.com/fmlybnd/electricity
Forget Your Life by Dog Water (2013)
Fun, scuzzy garage pop into which you can dissolve and drift away with the melody, freeing your mind from thought
Free Download Here: http://dogwaternyc.bandcamp.com