Monday, July 9, 2012

freshvibesmonday #12

This post is worth the waiting, trust me. 
& don't be shy - let me know what you think!
After announcing that the next album for Tame Impala will be released sometime in October of this year, TI was nice enough to release a track that will be featured on Lonerism. If you're into psychedelic rock, then this band from Australia is the one for you. They have a light yet eclectic sound, and it won't be long before you find yourself hypnotized by the sound of Kevin Parker's voice. Their 2010 debut album Innerspeaker is definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.  
Young Wonder - "FLESH"
If you haven't already noticed, I can't get enough of this pop/electronic duo from Cork, Ireland. "Flesh" is another track off their recent self-titled EP that's available for a couple bucks on their 
bandcamp account. Young Wonder is definitely worth checking out, otherwise I wouldn't blog about them so much. If you're a fan of Purity Ring or Modeselektor, then you will fall in love with Young Wonder. I recently discovered that they had a station on Pandora, and let's just say I "liked" almost every other song that appeared. 
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Dirty Projectors - "DANCE FOR YOU"
This is the second single off Swing Lo Magellan, the sixth studio album from the experimental rock band that will be released in the US tomorrow (Tuesday)! If there's one thing you should know about Dirty Projectors, don't be surprised if you're thrown off in a middle of a song. For example, "Dance For You" is like a cross-country road trip. It literally goes everywhere in terms of the melody, but manages to make it back to square one for the last 40-45 seconds of the track. 
Charli XCX - "GRINS" (Blood Diamonds cover)
Not long ago Charli XCX released a free mixtape Heartbreaks and Earthquakes on her website. All you have to do is submit your e-mail address, and in return the download for the mixtape will be waiting for you in your inbox. The mixtape features a handful of new songs, that are for the most part: covers/remixes (the mixtape starts off with Charli XCX's energetic cover of Blood Orange's "Champagne Coast".)  The track I chose to feature is an original track from Blood Diamonds aka Michael Diamond from Vancouver. It's sassy, and you're going to like it. 
Van She - "JAMAICA"
*Just a heads up that this is my favorite track of this post. "Jamaica" is the 2nd single off Idea of Happiness; the long awaited full-length from the Australian four-piece Van She. They're signed to Modular Recordings, which is the home to several other bands/artists such as Ladyhawke, The Presets, Chromeo, Cut Copy, Tame Impala, and moooore! The best description I could find for Van She was from the Modular website aka Modular People, stating that they "bridge the musical gap between boldly adventurous shoegaze and danceable glint disco".
Tomorrow is a big day for album releases in the US, and lucky enough Idea of Happiness will be one of them! WOOO. 
No joke, this is the one track that I've heard about the most since talks of Gossamer appeared. The 2nd full length from Passion Pit will be released on July 24th, and "Constant Conversations" is the third track to be released from it. The most recent track to be released before CC is "I'll Be Alright", and it is legitimately a 180 of "Constant Conversations" in terms of how it sounds. This doesn't mean that the tone of the track is any different from the other, Gossamer is an album in which Michael Angelakos vilifies himself. In short, "Constant Conversations" is what I would call a delicate soul caught in a pool of the deadliest vices that are saying "whoa-oh-oooh". 
The Early November - "IN CURRENTS"
AHHHHHH. :) Let's just say I'd be lying if I said I didn't tear up when I found out that The Early November were reuniting after a 4 year break-up. Yes there were other projects to fill the void (I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business, Ace Enders and a Million Different People, and Joe joined Hellogoodbye until this year). I'm sure your reaction could relate to mine if you were raised on Drive-Thru Records (back when Drive-Thru Records had bands such as Senses Fail, Midtown, Homegrown, Something Corporate, etc).  In Currents is the product of the reunion and is also the 3rd full length album from The Early November. TEN is now on Rise Records, AND THE ALBUM COMES OUT TOMORROW! I apologize for getting a little over-the-top but my #1 favorite song to this day is "Baby Blue" by them, and this particular clip from a Drive-Thru Records DVD of the guys goofing around to the song is the icing on the cake. 
Till Next Time...

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