Posts Tagged ‘New Wave’
Relax, sit back and let the day unwind, let go of the struggle and enjoy the moment. Lips Songs brings the gentle casio synth into the background of our day like a soft breeze on a cool august evening. The minimalistic and humble pace of this Brooklyn New York solo artist is true easy listening. There’s a slight Corrine Bailey Rae cuteness that is inexorable but pleasant and brings an sweet innocence to the tracks. You could just reach out and pinch the song’s cheeks.
Hear all Lips Songs’ tracks on SoundCloud.
The Shoes is a two man electronic music group from Reims, France. Their debut album crack my bones just came out and is a synthed up electro beat pumper with many tracks that fans of Calvin & Harris would love.
Rivers To Roads Master 4 by SongoftheDay
Song of the Day today is Rivers to Roads by the recently formed Australian duo called “Triforce”. Heavy Gameboy synth mixes create the framework for their unique experimental electronic blend of dark pumping tracks dipped in gold by haunting female vocals. The group consisting of Charlotte Lohman and Ryan Smith out of Sydney offer free downloads of songs off their mini-release. While busy in production building their first album this year I believe Triforce is poised to go big on the international indie electronic scene with their combined talents and rare audio combos. I’m looking forward to their next tracks, which based on their variety and uncommon style are sure to hold some surprises.
FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD – TRIFORCE MINI-RELEASE Including Rivers to Roads, Dante’s Inferno, and Waterfalls & Birdcalls.
Big Black Delta’s the name, and cruising through space to electronic music’s their game. The unsigned experimental indie electronica band out of Los Angeles, aka BBD, has kept it low profile this year with only one concert listed on their official BBD website for June 29th, like 3 hours ago, or still right now! The lack of live shows is probably because they’re hard at work laying out new mind expanding riffs in the studio this year. And to show their love for fans of pulsating and mind warping sounds, they’ve released tracks off their new EP for free, get some!
If you tap into their BBD Twitter page you’ll see their recent buzz build up for the show included a tweet about a London UFO sighting and earlier today a message to a friend who couldn’t make the show, rooting him on to get some 9u$$y action. Odd timing for writing this post I think. I’m feeling blessed to have them on my Song of the Day music blog. These guys are right up my wanna-be astrophysicist video game playing alley(way).
Did I mention they’ve got a free EP for download. Please take advantage! Download Big Black Delta’s EP.
Now for the deep and heavy on this electro pop group capable of producing orchestral soundtracks. Venezuelan-born Jonathan Bates, formerly of the Los Angeles band Mellowdrone, began his solo project Big Black Delta out of the desire to create a new kind of pop music. By purposefully doing everything slightly wrong in the studio, using any instrument available, and combining it with UFO folklore, the Big Black Delta project was born. BBD’s first release BBDEP1 is available to fans as a free download on their website through topspin and BBD is putting the finishing touches on a full length LP, BBDLP.
Apart from BBD, Bates teamed up with M83 to do a remix of Daft Punk’s “Fall” off the Tron Legacy Soundtrack and was featured on and did a remix of Sonioi’s track, “Houdini”. Bates also co-produced “Mountaineer” and “Lady Killer” for the band White Sea (with Morgan Kibby of M83) and often writes and performs with them.
I present to you a beautiful collection of indie music that’s been remixed and remastered by RAC (The Remix Artist Collective) bringing you great music with an indie techno new wave twist that makes you start to wonder which version you like better. SCROLL DOWN INSIDE THE PLAYER to view more tracks. There are 109 songs in this list! That’s right THERE ARE ONE HUNDRED AND NINE SONGS IN THIS PLAYLIST!!!! Scroll down in the player and check them all out!
Which remix song is your favorite?
Pop rocks, sweet & satisfying but spicy and mean enough to make you say ouch. Cults are genuine. Rock’n popp’n and tastalicious! Ok, I realize what I’m writing gives you basically no information about the band. And since they’re hard to google and even Last.fm has two different bands listed under the name Cults, why don’t I add some more links with info on them.
Pitchfork’s Review of Cults
The Cults +++ Official Website ++++ LOL
Listen to Cults Music on BandCamp
Dream Thieves is a 4 piece indie electro group out of Iowa City, Iowa that just released their debut album Ocean Spell this year. Their own unique blend of gradually progressing new wave synth pop dance beats and misty whispering lo-fi vocals bring back a dream-like reflections of the past.
Their music would be the perfect soundtrack to Cyndi-Lauper era films about teenage romance, adventure, and exploration. If you could take the Goonies, 16 candles, and a steamy romantic horror film about vampires and turned them into a music video with Ocean Spell as the audio you’d have one killer experience! Although their sound is equally fitting today with new wave electro bands like M83, Phantogram, and Sono.
Listen to their entire album “Ocean Spell” on Sound Cloud. Be sure to check out their song “Capsized” which is another one of my favorites off their album.
Dream Thieves has been doing live shows in and around the Iowa City area and are only just getting started. It was with luck that I met the group while flying into Moline about a month ago, so here they are, fresh out of their garage recording studio for your listening pleasure.
The new wave group, Kids of 88, was formed in 2004. Group members Jordan Arts and Sam McCarthy, grew up listening to styles of music different from that of your average teenager. In time, they developed a new wave sound, by taking past ideas from pop music and putting a new twist on them. Their music can be described as a combination of “sleazy basslines”, “mind-numbingly catchy hooks” and “suggestive innuendos.” Their intertwining of quirky lyrics and musical elements, make them a force to be reckoned with in pop music. Based out of New Zealand, Kids of 88 built off their local success and soon began to spread throughout the United States. It was in the U.S. that Kids of 88 landed a remix for superstar Ke$ha’s single “Tik Tok.” Soon after, pop group Cobra Starship also requested Kids of 88 remix their song, “Hot Mess.”
This single “Just A Little Bit”, debuted at #13 on the New Zealand chart, when their album “Sugarpills” was released on August 16, 2010. In addition to their success with “Just A Little Bit”, Kids Of 88 were chosen to support Ke$ha on her December 2010 European tour which hit the following markets: Zurich, Paris, Brussels, Barcelona and Madrid. A Kids of 88 tour in the U.S. is also in the works for 2011.
I wasn’t sure if I should feature this song or their track Sugarpills but this one has just the right kind of provocative beat that gets my feet moving. I also am a fan of GoldFrapp and this song undulates with the titillating sex pump that’s in songs like Strict Machine and Train but with more punch and violence. Their music video doesn’t fail to convey the message either. Also check out Sugarpills with a Sinead O’Connor sample mixed in with good effect.
Also check out the official Kids of 88 website.
“Get your Filthy Dukes off me!”, she cried before screaming and dashing out of the dark pulsing London nightclub. Funny scene huh, happens ALL THE TIME!
What’s with all the electronic music on the Song of the Day blog? This doesn’t sound like indie music, it’s like I’m in a Nintendo game from the 80′s or something? Which makes me wonder, did they have Nintendo in England in 1985 too? The guys from Filthy Dukes probably did, damn dirty remixers.