Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NPR First Listen:: Mapei - "Hey Hey"

We like new exciting things. Mapei is just this and her debut album Hey Hey  (streaming here on NPR) is delivering. After watching her bubble up on Hype Machine again and again with hits like "Don't Wait" and "Believe", we were waiting for the next move. A solid voice laid atop dope production techniques meld into what has become the common vernacular of "left-of-pop" displayed here. Magnus Lidehäll is a straight down the middle pop producer working with Britney Spears, Katy Perry and more, but cuts a different rug with Mapei.

Grouper: "Call Across Rooms"

Perhaps it's just the rain here in NY today, but enjoying the sparse melancholy of the new Grouper. Nice to see her taking a bit of a new direction and stripping things down a bit. Her new album Ruins comes out on Halloween.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dornik: "On My Mind"

Not much out there right now but three great songs from Dornik. Caught this via Disclosure's socials, so sure to be many interested parties and hype around these guys if they play it right.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Broncho: "Class Historian"

Excellent turn from new comers Broncho. They play Mercury Lounge (9/18) and Baby's All Right (9/19) - new album Just Enough Hip To Be Woman is out on Dine Alone Records September 16.

New Allah-Las "Buffalo Nickel"

While perhaps not as instantly remarkable as "Tell Me What's On Your Mind" one of our favorite new acts in the past few years have returned with their new track "Buffalo Nickel" which still an excellent listen. Sophomore LP "Worship The Sun" is out September 16th on Innovative Leisure.

Cathedrals: "In the Dark" and New EP

After a few ear catching singles, Cathedrals have returned with a new track "In the Dark" and the announcement of a new EP coming next week - you can stream it on Spotify here. A promising start, certainly.

Elsewhere in the blog world new HAERTS:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Summer Friday

Back in action after some vacation. Have to start off our return with another jam from your new party record of the late summer Sinkane's Mean Love Out September 2nd on DFA Records. The album is filled with gems - we've already posted a few. Here is "New Name." Preorder and get some tracks. He's coming on a huge US tour as well.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SBTRKT: "New Dorp New York"

Wonder Where We Land is out September 23 via Young Turks.

Hiss Golden Messenger "Lucia"

First discovered at Grimeys on a bellyful of hot chicken and beer - Hiss Golden Messenger's last record Haw soundtracked an excellent Nashville trip a year ago. After signing to Merge, Hiss will release Lateness of Dancers, its fifth studio album, on September 9th. With a warmness and depth - the early offerings including "Lucia" show a band and songwriter reaching their stride - though, no matter what, they will always sound better when full of hot chicken.