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SONG PICK: SDH – Tell Them

SDH stands for Semiotics Department of Heteronyms, which stands for… well I don’t know. But that is fitting for a dark wave electronic pop track with a somewhat disturbing aesthetic: an air of mystery belongs to the genre as much as the steady beats and the wailing synths. SDH are[…]

SONG PICK: Deeper – Pink Showers

“Pink Showers”, the new single by Chicago indie rockers Deeper doesn’t come easy instantly because it keeps you on your toes. The harmonies are… unusual and slightly dissonant at first but a few bars in, it all makes sense. And beautifully so! If you like to mix up your playlists[…]

SONG PICK: Saltwater Sun – The Wire

I marveled already in our 2016 Song Pick about the band’s name, Saltwater Sun: pleasure and danger could not be better expressed in two words. The U.K. five-piece tackles another kind of antithesis in their new song: the same wire that connects us more than ever can also be separating.[…]

PHOTOS: Rich Aucoin Live at Elsewhere Zone One and his #PressOn Tour

Attending a live show of Nova Scotia-based musician Rich Aucoin is not simply “attending” a concert, with clear set boundaries like stage and ground floor, or artist and audience. It is experiencing a spectacle and that does not even describe what is really going on during one of Rich Aucoin’s live[…]

SONG PREMIERE: Swerve – Know It All

Sounds like rock does not need any saving yet, as long as songs like “Know It All” are being made. The brand new single by Swerve serves fans of down-to-earth rock’n’roll a delicious slice of warm and solid guitars, paired with heavy hitting drums and smooth baritone vocals, albeit angered up[…]

SONG PICK: Aurelia – Chest

Aurelia is a singer/songwriter from Brisbane, Australia, who is involved in many things, inside and outside the music industry. “Chest” is the second song she releases under her own name, recorded in L.A. with a group of A-list musicians. It is a richly layered love declaration that slowly and irresistibly[…]

SONG PICK: Glassio – Back For More

New York-based duo Glassio delights with their new single “Back For More”, a deliciously joyful indie-pop pearl. Despite the mournful lyrical context -dealing with the aftermath of an ended relationship- the track is unabashedly happiness infusing. It makes you want to jump to your feet and try out a few dance[…]

SONG PICK: Emma Elisabeth – Soul Traveller

Back from SXSW, the first show we saw seems like a distant memory, but Berlin resident Emma Elisabeth’s performance at the German Haus is still vivid in my mind. Her brand of music clearly nods to classics in the past without sounding dated. Case in point: “Soul Traveller”, the first[…]

SONG PICK: Crooked Teeth – Mountain Song

One of the many exciting things about music is what each of us hears when listening to a new track. Without having read anything about “Mountain Song”, the tune immediately appeals to me with its playful, analog synth vibe, and its hypnotic melody. So for me, comparisons with Kraftwerk immediately[…]

SONG PICK: Foxtrap – Kontrol

Dark, hypnotic and full of energy – that is the debut track “Kontrol” by the U.K. three-piece Foxtrap. As the electro beats and singer Helen Morrisson’s vocals swell up and down, it is hard to escape the song’s allure: you want to jump up and just be carried away by[…]

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ariah & – Gold Bottle

New York born and raised singer/songwriter Ariah Noetzel, who goes by the stage name Ariah &, decided to give one of her songs the video treatment, the mysteriously catchy “Gold Bottle”. We could not be any happier to exclusively premiere the intriguing music video to maybe our favorite Ariah & tune. In a[…]

SONG PICK: Gadless – Falling (feat. Lou is)

Per his own description Gadless creates “melancholic chamber pop”, and “Falling” is yet another example for the Greek musician’s songwriting craft. The melancholic “Falling” with optimistic edges features backing vocals by Lou is (aka Louiza Sofianopoulou), and together with Gadless’ striking warm lead vocals something mesmerizing is happening. The Athens-based artist began[…]

SONG PICK: Brunswick – know no better

When featuring a #glamglarepick, we try to remain somewhat in the back, but being barely back from a whirl-wind-week of music, PACKED with music, I am listening through about 20 song pick options already… nothing stuck. Then. THIS. “know no better” by Brunswick, a 19 years young musician from London.[…]

SONG PICK: Mission Jupiter – Will You Be Loved? (Video)

This Song Pick of the Day comes from Minsk, Belarus: “Will You Be Loved?” is a cinematic, melancholic track by the band Mission Jupiter about the dark sides of relationships. There is a heavy guitar, a saxophone and Shevtsova Nastya’s chills-inducing vocals. The band is working on their debut full-length[…]