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EXCITED ABOUT: SkyDive – Talking EP

Back in February, “Claw Marks” by California synth duo SkyDive is a song that could stop you in your tracks with the urgency in singer Jenna’s vocals. Now the EP with five equally engaging songs is out. Listen on Spotify or Apple Music:

PLAYLIST: Gordon Raphael’s Top 10 – (solo debut album “I Sleep On The Radio” out 10/27/17)

Gordon Raphael is best known having produced The Strokes’ first demos and their debut album “Is This It”.  The rest is history… He also produced the music of “this unkown Russian girl” Regina Spektor. Another huge success. In addition, Gordon Raphael worked with acts ranging from Damon Albarn, Ian Brown, the[…]

EXCITED ABOUT: Resin – Fidget EP

Here is a more unusual piece of electronic music: raw, dark, grand and glitchy. “Fidget”, the debut EP of L.A. via Prague singer/producer Resin. There is something of Zola Jesus’ orchestral arrangements in it, but I also feel somehow reminded of the now obscure 80s industrial pioneers Hula. In any[…]

Excited about: Gangly – Gangly EP (and Iceland Airwaves 2017)

Today Iceland Airwaves announced their 2017 lineup and local band Gangly is part of it. They also just released their debut EP, which may come as a surprise, because singer Jófríður Ákadóttir has probably the most iconic voice in Iceland – after you-know-who. Anyway, if you can, go see them[…]

EXCITED ABOUT: Oriel Poole – Sunday EP

“Sunday” is the debut EP by L.A.-based singer/songwriter Oriel Poole who followed her passion, taught herself the tools of the trade and started to make music. The five tracks, while rooted in soul and electro-pop, are refreshingly genre-free: Oriel does what she likes, but in the end everything fits together[…]

EXCITED ABOUT: Holy Boy – Holy Boy EP

The self-titled debut EP by Holy Boy has become one of my favorites this year. With its drum-heavy, dark vibes the music reminds of early Zola Jesus, before she employed massive orchestral sounds. Helene Alexandra Jaeger, the woman behind Holy Boy, tries to tap the subconsciousness for her song writing[…]

EXCITED ABOUT: Drinker – Happy Accident EP

“Happy Accident” is an accurate title for the debut EP by Brooklyn/L.A. duo Drinker: the four songs are atmospheric, surprising and full of melancholic, contradictory beauty and designed to put you in a reflective state. One of my favorites this year. Listen to the new single “Sinking/Feeling”: Listen on Spotify[…]

Excited About: Basement Revolver – Agatha EP

“Agatha” is the second EP by Canadian indie rock three-piece Basement Revolver with four slow and reflective songs, such as “Tree Trunks” about singer Chrisy Hurn’s coping with panic attacks: Tree trunks was written when I started experiencing panic attacks for the first time, and my increasing need to find[…]