July 1, 2011 by KaitlinBringing their own youthful take on 60s girl group influences, Cults have created what NPR names one of the best albums of 2011 (so far). Not too shabby for a debut album. Cults foster their playfulness and even heartbreak in their self-titled debut album with perfect for summer, “Go Outside” and the tale of a heartbreak, “Abducted”. Pairing twinkling instrumentals with front woman, Madeline Follin belting out lyrics like “he tore me apart because I really loved him,” “Abducted” garnered Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” label. Sold out shows and winning over audiences and critics alike, Cults have been riding the wave of success.Listen to “Abducted”:
June 19, 2011 by Kaitlin
Spanish musician Sutja Gutierrez integrates opposing forces of dark and light, hard and soft to create his latest EP White Ponycorn In My Room. Acoustic guitar, distorted with synths and other noises, accompany his melodic voice in a simultaneously happy and uneasy way. Mellow jam, “Borderline (Hell, I’m The)” and ending lullaby “Oh, Say Good Bye (Outro)” illuminate Gutierrez’s softer side, while “I Don’t Want To Be Alone (Reprise)” and “Another Room (Called Doom)” exude the musician’s fascination with darkness and distortion. Gutierrez’s echoed lyrics and indie pop instrumentals create a sound comparable to Portishead meets Thom Yorke. The record is being sold for $1 on his bandcamp with all donations funding Gutierrez’s US tour.
June 18, 2011 by Kaitlin
Electronic duo Kid Infinity captures their LA underground culture in the new music video for “The End Is Never Now.” The music video is an energetic compilation of footage from their live performances and arts collective, FMLY’s organized bike rides, which combine music, bikes, and friends. Costumes, lasers, and dancing crowds galore, Kid Infinity’s video displays their total involvement and dedication to creating aural and visually dynamic live shows. Their party atmosphere and infectious sound are sure to please in their new video.
Download “The End Is Never Now” MP3 free on Bandcamp.