NEW ALBUM: Galapaghost – I Never Arrived

After having listened to the hauntingly beautiful and pretty melancholic Science of Lovers, the first single of Galapaghost‘s upcoming album, I have been waiting for the record to drop. A week ago, January 9th 2016, I could finally listen to all twelve songs on I Never Arrived, the third album[…]

PHOTOS: Sofi Tukker heats up Baby’s All Right

It was a big night at our favorite venue, Baby’s All Right: The Knocks were headlining a bill together with Cardiknox and Sofi Tukker. We went to the show mostly for the latter: their first two songs Drinkee and Matadora are refreshingly new takes on dance-oriented electro-pop and we wanted[…]

SONG PICK: Leiik – Words over Yours

Our Song Pick of the Day Words Over Yours comes from the London duo Leiik. It starts slow, just with minimal instrumentation and Amy Spencer’s haunting vocals and builds slowly up. Beautiful.

LATE NIGHT: pr0files – Like a Knife

L.A. duo pr0files released a new single from their upcoming album Jurassic Technologie, due on February 23rd. Like a Knife gets you immediately with that bubbling bass line before Lauren Pardini’s dreamy vocals set it. Perfect for a Saturday night in the city.

SONG PICK: The Vagary – Your Lover

What a fantastic up-beat electro-pop song Your Lover is. For me, this is New Order meets Phoenix, with Thijs Havens’ killer vocals thrown in and Vagary, hailing from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, are onto something here! Listen to Your Lover now and tell me if this is not one super-catchy tune!

VIDEO: Letters to Nepal – Loosing Now

Booklyn electronic duo Letters to Nepal has just released a video for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. Watch Anton Fadeev hammering the beats into his Maschine controller, while Evgeniya Kusnetzova is singing, playing the theremin and doing the special effects. It is all live and recorded in one take. We[…]

SONG PICK: Philco Fiction – Runimals

To get into the mood for the weekend, here is our Song Pick of the Day, the bouncy Runimals by the Norwegian duo Philco Fiction: it sounds like they have hired an entire brass orchestra. Their second album is coming out later this month.

NEW ARTIST: L. $hamPain

I don’t know much more about L. $hamPain than that she is from Texas and records all her music alone in her bedroom. That narrative matches her music: listen for example to Take Me Out Tonight on her EP Turtles all the Way Down where she coos “Take me Out[…]

SONG PICK: Georgia Mae – Keeper of the Key

I’m staying a bit longer in Australia, musically that is, and head over to Brisbane where Georgia Mae can be found, when she’s not in Sydney. Keeper of the Key is a sweet, slightly melancholic, simply beautiful song. It just has the right amount of tension and build-up for not being[…]

VIDEO: Vallés – Sorrow

You might ask where is the sorrow here? French artist Vallés seems to have a good time here, following a beautiful woman through a beautiful mediterranean landscape (the Spanish island of Ibiza, maybe, Vallés home). Wait a little and you’ll see that it doesn’t work out so well.

3 Is A Band: DMA’s

Yesterday, while listening iTune’s alternative radio, a song came up that sounded familiar and that I instantly loved (again). Checking the song Laced and the band DMA’s, I remembered that I came across them last year already. Then a few hours later, the 3rd round of announcements for bands playing[…]

SONG PICK: Exes – Grey

Last week, we saw an episode of the TV show “Nashville” and and there a band consisting of two of the ex-boyfriends of the third band member named themselves “The Triple-Exes”. Our Song Pick of the Day comes from the real world EXES who are from L.A. and their music[…]

NO WORDS: Jeztls – Should City

There are actually a lot of words in this releaxed instrumental by the young North English artist JEZTLS: beneath the track you can hear voices in a room full of people. That gives the track a very comforting vibe – something you may want to put on while dozing off[…]