Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I'm back from Outside Lands, and it's definitely a bittersweet feeling. You cannot beat good times with great people & live music. Highlights of the weekend were indeed Tame Impala, Tennis, Portugal. The Man, MSTRKRFT, Passion Pit, and Bloc Party. I must admit it was nice to sleep in my own bed though. Unfortunately, it's crunch time with 3 weeks left in my last quarter of undergraduate studies EVER! Below are a handful of fresh tunes that I just couldn't pass up, hope you like! :)
Daughter - "SMOTHER"
You can always count on this trio from North London to deliver a song that's equally beautiful as it is emotionally heart-wrenching. "Smother" will be released as a single on October 7th with "Run" as the B-side, and will be available digitally on September 3rd! This is a brand new track from Daughter, and I was so excited to find Philadelphia on the list of dates for their first North American Headline tour!
For those of you in California:
October 29th -The Independent, San Francisco
October 30th - The Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
If you know me personally, you can bet your bottom dollar I shrieked the second I read on Ellie Goulding's twitter that the "Instagram Fan Lyric Video" was up for the public eye. Ellie has a new album coming out on October 8th in the UK & 9th for the US titled Halcyon, and this was the first track that I heard about from it! I have nothing negative to say about this track due to how long I've been waiting for something original from Ellie. This album is going to be nothing less of powerful, especially if Xaphoon Jones has anything to do with it. 
Cat Power - "CHEROKEE"
Not going to lie, I was so distracted by how powerful "Ruin" was that I nearly missed this gem. "Cherokee" is another track off Cat Power's forthcoming album Sun that will be released on September 4th on Matador Records. Nicolas Jaar released a beautiful remix of this track last week, and you can check it out here to see what the hype is all about. :) Sun is definitely one of the albums I'm looking most forward to within the next couple of months.
Bondax - "YOU'RE SO (Star Slinger Refix)"
Star Slinger did a great job with this tweaking this track that I had stumbled on a few months ago. There's a lot more going on in this "refix", yet it doesn't stray from Star Slinger's casual style of sound.
Lucy Rose - "BIKES"
Since Lucy Rose's debut album Like I Used To won't be released in the US until next year, I was excited to find out that a proper video for one of the tracks was released yesterday. It will be amazing to hear the entire album as a whole as there is a low supply of studio versions for the songs available. 

Com Truise - "CHEMICAL LEGS"
Here is the latest track to be released from the Adult Swim Singles Program, and as usual I feel like I'm stuck inside an arcade game. Com Truise's style definitely isn't for everyone, but I can appreciate his music from time to time. His most recent album In Decay is definitely worth checking out if you're into low-key electronic music. 
This duo from Los Angeles is currently on tour supporting Twin Shadow, and I am looking forward to hearing them live when they play in Santa Barbara this Saturday at SoHo! Check out their SoundCloud account where you can listen & download most of their music for free! 

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