Little Shoes Big Voice

“Blue Veins” MP3 Stream

Aug 22, 2014

Little Shoes Big Voice might remind you a bit of Broods or GEMS. Thank goodness there’s room for more than one female/male electro pop act in our hearts. “Blue Veins” is a melancholy tune that earns the whole “cathedrals of sound” descriptor. Take a listen below.



Premiere: “This Is Rock N’ Roll” MP3 Stream

Aug 22, 2014

"This Is Rock N' Roll" is a big, gaudy take on pre-Brit Invasion catchiness, deep fried synths and glockenspiel-like­­­ chimes irreverently bouncing off of every syllable in its nursery-rhyme-simple chorus (perversely, the song's title repeated ad infinitum). The presence of tunneling, fuzzy riffs suggest this is the kind of sly bubblegum nugget Marc Bolan might've made had he lived to see the digital age. But garage pastiche this is not; an unpredictable, ADD-driven arrangement and vocals seemingly pitch-shifted by helium consumption suggest this all takes place in a distinctly post-Animal Collective universe.

Check out our premiere of the track below, taken from the Baltimore band's forthcoming full-length, You Look Smashing.

Simian Ghost

“Youth” Video

Aug 22, 2014

Swedish pop collective Simian Ghost is reissuing their 2012 album Youth. Is there a better way to celebrate the news than by driving around SXSW and hitting up a trampoline park? We submit to you there is not. Check out the surprisingly surreal video below. Youth streets September 9 via Red Eye Transit.




“Come Undone (Trentemøller Remix)” MP3 Stream

Aug 21, 2014

Be sure to listen to Trentemøller remix of his track “Come Undone” in the dead of night. Basically, all the synths on this slick piece of pop are dark, darker, darkest. Take a listen below. Trentemøller’s remix ep Re Work is due out Sept 2 on In My Room.




Premiere: “All the Same (Live)” Video

Aug 21, 2014

Earlier this year, New York quartet TEEN put out their dynamic sophomore album, The Way and Color. Ahead of their slew of upcoming tour dates, we have the live version of album track, “All the Same.” Listen to the playful, R&B influenced pop song below.

Tour Dates:

08-22 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar

08-30 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird#

08-31 Columbia, MO @ Mojos#

09-02 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room#

09-03 Norman, OK @ Opolis#

09-04 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada#

09-05 Austin, TX @ The Parish#

09-06 Houston, TX @ Walters#

09-07 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon#

09-09 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder#

09-10 Gainesville, FL @ High Dive#

09-11 Orlando, FL @ The Social#

09-12 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl#

09-13 West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern#

09-15 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506#

09-16 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern#

09-17 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right#

09-18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar#

09-19 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop#

09-20 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar#

09-23 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*

09-25 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts*

09-26 Washington DC @ U Music Hall*

09-27 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*

10-04 Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum*

10-05 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues - 5th Avenue Side Stage*

10-08 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*

10-09 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*

10-11 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*

10-12 Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge*

10-15 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*

10-16 Lincoln, NE @ Vega*

10-17 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club*

10-18 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*

10-19 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick*

#w/ Islands

*w/ Sondre Lerche



The Death of Pop

“Key of Three” Video

Aug 20, 2014

The Death of Pop is a British quartet with a taste for My Bloody Valentine, Ride, and Lush. Check out their video for new single “Key of Three” below. Be sure to stick around to the very end for some serious 90s fashion.



Paula i Karol

“Someday” video

Aug 20, 2014

Polish folk outfit Paula i Karol’s new album Heartwash will see the light of day on Sept 12. Ahead of that, here’s the video for lead single “Someday.”  The faded collection of found footage nicely compliments the tune’s gently swelling choruses and male/female harmonies. Check it out below.



Lazy Day

“Oldest Friend” MP3 Stream

Aug 20, 2014

We’ve had our ears on Lazy Day (a.k.a. Tilly Scantlebury) since hearing her dreamy, guitar-driven single “With My Mind” a few months ago. Her newest offering, a likeminded track called “Oldest Friend” establishes her as lo-fi dream pop force to be reckoned with. Take a listen below. The track will appear on a compilation called Beech Coma Vol 2, due out September 1 on Beech Coma.

(Via: The Line of Best Fit)