A Two Door Cinema Club track produced by all-star electronic artist Madeon? Obviously this is going to be a winning combination. Their new single is titled “Changing of the Seasons,” and the Irish trio recently released the official music video in preparation for an EP of the same name scheduled to release on September 30th. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘indie pop’
September 10, 2013 by Tristin
July 10, 2013 by Hannah
For indie pop/rock fans, Terraplane Sun is a must-have in your “My Faves” playlist. Since their formation in 2010, Terraplane Sun has played with bands such as Youngblood Hawk and Imagine Dragons—speaking volumes to their dedication, potential, and just how wickedly awesome they really are.
What makes them special is the mix between upbeat tracks and original vocals. We all know when a Grouplove song comes on, regardless of whether we have ever heard it before, because of the distinctive sound they possess. My prediction is that, like Grouplove, Terraplane Sun will soon be instantly recognizable for their edgy and original sound. Second to the vocals, I don’t think I’ve heard a band that can so flawlessly use instruments such as the harmonica, accordion, and trombone all in the same song.
Not only are the five Venice beach boys that make up Terraplane Sun all terrific musicians, but they seem like rad people as well. In their music video for “Get Me Golden,” lead vocalist Ben Rothbard flaunts war paint on his face and a mariachi style jacket, while drummer Lyle Riddle dons a red and yellow polka-dot shirt. If this combination doesn’t scream cool, then I’ve been living life all wrong. If you haven’t already seen their music video “Get Me Golden,” get on it (below); you’ll have no regrets. (more…)
June 26, 2013 by Steph
If you’re looking for tracks to create a perfect summer playlist, one of these from You Me & Us’ new EP Stay Inside is mandatory (full stream below). The hazy beach-bound indie pop that emanates from this trio may just see as many turns in my stereo this year as Best Coast’s The Only Place did last year. The warm, controlled voice of Carlee Hendrix is more sweet than Bethany Cosentino’s and their fuzzy dream pop would snuggle itself perfectly between Wavves and the Dum Dum Girls. And yet, their youth and songs of first love brings a carefree naiveté that can only make you nostalgic. What better tunes would make a better sonic backdrop for a beach sunset or a lake sunrise? (more…)
June 20, 2013 by Dave
Vancouver based indie rock quintet Said The Whale is midway through a summer tour after just releasing the very well received “I love you” EP (Spotify / iTunes only $2.99!). Luckily for us Tyler was able to take some time off from their very busy travel schedule to answer some questions for Addicted2Shows’ staff writer AJ Dent.
Audio of interview below:
Listen while you read:
AJ: It looks like you guys are down around San Diego today?
Tyler: Yeah, we will be there today. We’re just driving down the I-5 right now.
AJ: Awesome. Well, if we could first talk about the I Love You EP that just came out – very exciting. It sounds like in these tracks there’s some struggle going on for personal growth, and it seems like you frequently reference family dynamics. What was some of the inspiration behind those songs?
Tyler: Probably family is a huge influence on me and on Ben. It’s hard to say why all that stuff sort of came out at once. I really don’t know what it is; there’s never any real rhyme or reason why we write about what we write about. It’s just whatever happens to come out when we sit down with a guitar and a piece of paper.
AJ: It sounds very organic, just naturally coming out. (more…)
February 7, 2012 by Steph
My obsession with St. Vincent is possibly unhealthy. I am absolutely infatuated and this new video, premiered today by Google Music and Youtube, is no exception. The feelings it provokes in such a hyperbolic and artistic way are magical…evoking sadness and desperation. It brings the song “Cheerleader” (from St. Vincent’s completely fantastic Strange Mercy) forward in, not a new light, but in a brighter, more tangible one. Sensational.
October 15, 2011 by Steph
Welcome back, Lydia. You tug at my heart strings and romanticize the world like high school young love. This video for “Dragging Your Feet In the Mud” does the same, chalk-full of images from Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory to PCH on the California Coast. It’s been a long while since I’ve seen these guys, but they’ll be back in LA on November 5th at The Roxy on their new release Paint It Golden.
August 25, 2011 by Steph
July 4, 2011 by Steph
Petite Chloe Chaidez flit around the venue saying hello to friends in her hometown as if they had come to see her high school play or ballet recital. Quite to the contrary, with her band she was about to rock the house. Charging the stage with full energy, she opened the set with a cover of Joy Divisions “Transmission” and while it’s quite a risk to cover such a well-loved band, Kitten pulled it off with ease.
With each song, Chloe danced the stage into submission, commanding attention of the whole room. As young as she is, her demeanor was dark and brooding, flinging herself like a broken doll. She rocked “Japanese Eyes” and then my favorite new track from her upcoming full length “Apples and Cigarettes” (I’d like to think per my request). It was the only song in the set that she slowed down to catch her breath and it was sensational. She flashed through “Kill the Light” from the Sunday School EP, a new one “Hot Rod,” a personal favorite “Johnny Johnny Johnny,” and another newer one “Catholic Boys,” among other tracks. She closed with “Kitten with a Whip” from the EP. She barely stop for a second, whirring and writhing around the stage. The performance was spectacular, fascinating, and made everyone observing pine for more of this great band.
If you haven’t gotten to see them live yet, they’ll be on the road all summer (tour dates below). Also, if you haven’t read it yet, I had a great interview with Chloe just a few days earlier.
Listen to a demo of “Apples and Cigarettes”:
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”: