Electronic

Postiljonen – “Crazy”

By Will Oliver, October 31st 2017

Postiljonen’s share members from both Norway and Sweden, combining the talents of Mia Brox’s soaring vocals and the production of Daniel Sjörs and Joel Nyström Holm resulting in some soaring dream-pop which has made them a band to watch.

Take their lovely single “Crazy” which is the follow-up to their well-received 2016 album Reverie. It’s got a big vocal performance that sounds free and full of life, well accompanied by some joyous and colorful arrangements that sounds like a grand mix of Chvrches and Chromatics.

This is a real delight and it can be heard via the stream posted below.
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Au.Ra – “Nowhere”

By Will Oliver, October 31st 2017 — with 1 comment

We previously shared the track “Applause” from Au.Ra, the Australian electro-rock duo of Tim Jenkins and Tom Crandles.

This June they returned with their sophomore album Cultivations, which was released via Felte. This time around we are sharing their track “Nowhere.” This is a much more experimental take on their sound with some shoegaze freakout moments with some more blissful moments of ease in-between.

Take a listen to “Nowhere” below and check out the rest of the album over at their bandcamp page.
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Mr Little Jeans – “Stitches”

By Will Oliver, October 21st 2017

Monica Birkenes, better known as Mr Little Jeans, released her new EP F E V E R S last year and one of it’s highlights is the single “Stitches.”

It’s obvious around here that pop music isn’t quite my main focus, but that’s not to say that I don’t enjoy a good pop song when it comes my way. Take “Stitches” a bold and confident synth-pop effort that seems so effortless from Birkenes but it dazzles with a sugar-coated charm that instantly won me over. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, if the pop radio was constantly playing tracks like “Stitches” from artists like Mr Little Jeans, the world would be a much better place.

Enjoy the music video for “Stitches” below.
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Zipper Club – “Breath”

By Will Oliver, October 21st 2017

Zipper Club is the trio of Lissy Trullie, Mason James (of Cerebral Ballzy) and Damar Davis. The group aren’t you’re traditional new band in the sense that they got some seasoned musicians at their core and a 90s rock figure such as The Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha producing their debut album.

My introduction to Zipper Club came through their single “Breath” a very memorable and catchy slice of electronic gold that caught me with it’s swirling synth lines that reminded of Glass Candy’s “Warm In The Winter” but finding its own footing with the duel vocals of Trullie and James offering an exciting tag team that gave “Breath” a truly exciting dimension. This song instantly won me over and kept me hooked every second of the way.

Considering that the band already played freaking Coachella this Spring and are snagged up by Epic Records, it’s safe to say that these guys are well on their way to big things. Get on board now before that ship sails, enjoy a listen to “Breath” below.
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Bliss Nova – “At Least”

By Will Oliver, October 21st 2017

Bliss Nova is a synth-pop two-piece from Toledo, Ohio, consisting of brothers Daniel and Joel Trzcinski who describe themselves as “synthpop dream devils.” It doesn’t take long for their track “At Least” to warm you with their colorful synth explorations and dance sounds that reminds me of acts like Passion Pit and The Pass. There’s a big sense of production here that seems confident and assured, as if it’s made from a big time studio act.

“At Least” is a real delight that takes ideas from the now defunct genre of chillwave and expands upon it with more modern electronica and the result is exciting. It’s off of the groups new EP Light & Shadow which you can stream and purchase at their bandcamp page.

If you need an immediate taste please enjoy a stream of “At Least” right now below.
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courtship. – “Sunroof”

By Will Oliver, October 21st 2017

Courtship. is the courtship of partners in crime Eli Hirsch and Micah Gordon, who caught bloggers attention earlier this year with their previous single “Stop For Nothing.” They followed it up in strong fashion with two equally memorable offerings with “Love For Everyone” and “Sail Away.” They found a way to one up them all with the totally infectious and hook-filled single “Sunroof.”

From the laid-back vocals, to the ultra confident mix of guitars and electronics, there’s a balance of infectious pop hooks and smart instrumentation that gives it one hell of a summery sound that I will be blasting throughout the year. This is real good stuff fellas.

It only takes the first chorus for you to realize that these guys are definitely talents to keep an eye on, but let the music do the talking for you. Stream “Sunroof” below and find the rest of their tunes posted at their soundcloud page.
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Cathedrals – “Try To Fight”

By Will Oliver, October 21st 2017

Cathedrals is the San Francisco electro-pop duo of Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin, who together create some rather infectious dance music with a purpose and most importantly, a soul.

They delight you with some rather catchy hooks but really reel you in and stand out with smartly constructed arrangements and productional flourishes. This song sounds very 80s and we mean that in the best way possible.

Enjoy the track below from the newly released official video or the soundcloud stream.
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Taipei – “Flashback Man”

By Will Oliver, October 21st 2017

Taipei is a one-man band from Finland from the mind of Henrik Sundström. He strives to create indiepop with “a warm retro-sound” that captures the melancholy vibes of Finland.

It seems that his track “Flashback Man” is the perfect first impression for potential new fans, as it captures all the things that he promises and then some. This is a colorful and rather comforting piece of indie rock that sits somewhere between the world of electronic and indiepop, but never quite on the line of either. But the sense of melancholy is definitely there and it sticks with you. Think of it as a mix between Youth Lagoon and Discovery.

It’s off of a 8-track album also entitled Taipei that may be one of the most overlooked albums of the year. Find that over at soundcloud and stream “Flashback Man” below.
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Pole Siblings – “Los Angeles”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

We were already won over by the lovely track “Ghosts” put out by Finnish brother/sister duo Pole Siblings put out and we have yet another one from their debut EP It Might Grow to share with you guys.

It’s the expansive “Los Angeles” which gives the cities name a heavenly glow just from the lovely vocals and the electronic atmosphere that builds to a sweeping finish. It’s a beautiful and luscious listen that doesn’t waste a second to move you to new emotional heights.

Take a listen to “Los Angeles” below and find the rest of the EP over at bandcamp.
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Texture Droite – “Full Speed On The Wrong Lane”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

French producer Texture Droite released his cleverly named track “Full Speed On The Wrong Lane” back in April but it actually seems like a track that fits way too perfectly with this fall weather.

The colorful electronic instrumental has a natural build to it that finds a way to plug away into your mind and playing with not only your emotions but your senses, just with the shifting synths and electronic soundscapes that create a flood of images in the mind and let you run away with them. Oh, I should mention that this is impressively also his debut release. Let that one sink in as it takes you for a sonic journey.

Enjoy “Full Speed On The Wrong Lane” below and if you like what you hear, grab it over at iTunes.
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