SONG PICK: Lost Woods – Vodka Ocean

“Vodka Ocean”, is the up-tempo, superbly catchy single for Lost Woods’ upcoming EP. The song deals with the singer’s regret of having gotten really drunk during a music festival, and subsequently having thrown up over his girlfriend’s and his stuff in their tent. While this doesn’t paint too rosy a picture, the song is way[…]

VIDEO: Zuster – Do U Want Me

Watch the Owens sisters Andie and Maggie, aka Zuster, light up the bleak surroundings with their beautiful harmonies. “Do U Want Me” is an electro pop song with a sudden soaring, meandering chorus, which gives the track a nice edge. I’m curious what the two are up to next. Listen[…]

SONG PICK: Phoria – Everything Beta

Today’s Song Pick comes from the Brighton, UK five-piece Phoria. “Everything Beta” layers dense electronic soundscapes with Trewin Howard’s vocals floating above. It is difficult to escape the allure of this track: it engulfs you like a stream of warm water. Their debut album “Volition” is announced for June 3.

SONG PICK: Leitbur – I Need You

There is plenty of promise with a touch of longing right from the start of “I Need You”, a beautifully infectious  synthpop gem by LA duo Leitbur .”I Need You” is also the first single to their upcoming album “Antique Travelers” to drop on May 6th. “You’re the best person I know, I need you[…]

LATE NIGHT: L. $hamPain – Take Your Rock’n’Roll

The young Texas singer/songwriter L. $hamPain does nocturnal, intimate electronic sings. I have already been charmed with her last two EPs, “Turtles All The Way Down” and “For Blood and Money”, so I’m very happy that she’s working on her fifth EP “Euphoria”, to be released later this spring. Here[…]

SONG PICK: r00ms – Bittersweet

Surly there is no lack of girl/boy duos from L.A.: we had quite a number of them as Song Picks of the Day lately. On the other hand it seems to be natural to do music together with your loved one. In case of r00ms, we don’t really know if[…]

SONG PICK: Chaika – The Quietness

Urgent, menacing undertones, creating a chilling dark vibe. Driving beats, staccato vocals, spitting out word for word, until the relentlessly pushing forward beats slow down half way through, taking a break in their vitality, the piercing guitar melody almost coming to a complete halt, lingering along, prolonging the exhaustion and eventually… fade out. Leeds four-piece Chaika released with[…]

SONG PICK: Maria Usbeck – Moai Y Yo

Up for something beautiful? Listen to “Moai Y Yo” from multi-cultural artist Maria Usbeck. The song floats past you like a creek in glistening sunshine. This effect comes from a skillful production mixing electronic and acoustic elements as well as Maria’s warm vocals. Her album “Amparo” is scheduled for a[…]

LATE NIGHT: Twin Wave – Matador

Brooklyn’s three-piece Twin Wave has just released an up-beat, highly infectious new single boosting big, sweeping 80s-reminiscent harmonies with killer hooks and an overall buoyant vibe. The track’s lyrical theme, which according to singer and lyricist Nick Williams is a nod to “bullfighting as an art form rather than sport”, supports the song’s[…]

SONG PICK: Exes – Twentythousand

In this Song Pick of the Day, Exes singer Allie McDonald finds herself in pickle: how to escape an intense relationship that seems broken beyond repair? There is a lot of glass to be heard in the track, which emphasizes the fragile state of mind of its protagonist. “Twentythousand” is[…]