Tall Grass is the latest song by the Minneapolis four-piece The Chambermaids. Aside from the for shoegaze typical reverb guitars, one can identify some classical instruments meant for “chamber music” in the mix, hence the band’s name. (My guess). Don’t be fooled though, our Song Pick of the Day is a[…]
Throughout 2015, I’ve been listening to hundreds of album releases and those I particularly liked, I blogged about. My list here is a personal one, and it can only be personal when created by one person only. How could I ever be “objective”? One of my own personal rules for[…]
Here’s a beautiful song by the Irish six-piece My Fellow Sponges. They use an array of acoustic instruments and top it off with some electronics. I’ve never really been to Ireland, but I can imagine that it’s the perfect soundtrack for driving around there – our Song Pick of the[…]
When I listened to Lost Direction for the very first time, a little over a month ago, I put it on hold with a note “for the quieter season”. By now, I’d say we’re in the middle of it and as usual it’s anything but “quiet” but this song is. It[…]
Whenever an artist is using special characters in their name, they automatically get more attention and this is no different with HÆLOS – I was instantly intrigued! Luckily, this London three-piece can back up their name choice with some excellent trip-hop inspired, electro-pop. Their music is dark and urgent at times[…]
What a nonchalant and laid-back little gem Skin Dives by the London quartet Tangerines is. Oh the guitars! The GUITARS! And then on top the lazy, gnarly vocals… A sure-fire Song Pick of the Day, especially now during the holiday season: Skin Dives clears your ears from too much sugar, snow, or jingle[…]
Here’s an industrial track by a London producer who goes by the name ZYXZ. Is not easy listening, but I like how noise comes together to create melody and rhythm: it reminds me on the Australian industrial punk pioneers SPK.
Today’s Song Pick of the Day is from Boston singer/songwriter Rachel Thomasin’s debut album Constellations. She does generally upbeat electropop with an edge – Imogen Heap comes to mind. I like the second track Reveries, which features a cool bass line, which comes to surface in unexpected moments.
It’s almost impossible to not fall for the allure of Pyramid Scheme, the newest single of the London quartet Escapists. While pitching the song’s chorus “I don’t know, I don’t know” higher and higher, Simon Glancy brings the main message of Pyramid Scheme home and delivers one killer hook, in the[…]
Baltimore producer Adryelle finally released a new song Deep Blue Water, which moves her from dream-pop a bit more into the R&B direction. Aside from her soulful vocals, it features a great acoustic bass line and some rap. It makes me curious what she’s up to next. Listen to it[…]
Abra toured with Empress Of, but unfortunately we missed her show back in September. Our Song Pick of the Day Sick Girl is indeed sick and weird and simply delicious.
Belgian singer and producer Tsar B goes straight for the place where FKA twigs is very successful and which some call “Experimental R&B”. I’d rather call it enormously cool music, which fuses multiple genres into something very unconventional. Our Song Pick of the Day, the sensual track Escalate brings in[…]