Today's delivery is brought to you by Tonikom . Rachel Maloney, aka Tonikom, is a solo artist who hails from New York City. It's hard to pin down one particular genre of sound as she likes to mix together a wide range of electronic elements. The track I'm bringing to you today is called Across Its Glassy Surface which comes from her recently released album, Found and Lost. The sound is very industrial but manages to blend in ethereal sounds that seem to almost "awaken" emotions in your subconscious. You try your best to keep the dark thoughts at bay. This is definitely a track made for headphones or a very good sound system that envelopes your being because there are many small nuances to the sound. It almost reminds me of something you might of heard from Aphex Twin but with more organized structure. Check out the track and chill....
Flume is a young Australian artist really worthy to listen to. He has just released his new album in Australia and New Zeeland (Hi Mr. Streten, Europe also wants you) and it’s incredibly gorgeous.
Full of groovy beats and catchy melodies, every sound is perfectly sewed, leading to beautiful and detailed songs. And these are the kind of songs that... how I can explain it… Has it never happened to you to be walking and suddenly stop in the middle of the street and dance for 0.5 seconds? It’s more a muscular spasm rather than a dance step. Has it never happened to you? After that “my-skeleton-is-rebellious-today” there’s a “No Madame, neither I’m high nor it’s an epileptic attack symptom. It’s just good music that makes my bones turn into spaghetti”. Well, Flume’s songs are those which make you react like that.
All the songs are incredible. My favorite track is Left Alone. I’m also a big fan of Chet Faker so having in the same song both of them is just paradise for my ears. I think that Michelangelo would resuscitate after listening to this and would do a painting of Flume and Chet Faker as Gods of sex. Oh yes.
Them Swoops, a new band from Melbourne (Australia), just released their first song. The song is called Work Around It and it's really catchy. As a first single this song can count as a serious BOOM into the music industry.
Them Swoops have already announced the release date for their first EP. This EP will drop in spring 2013. I'm really curious after hearing this first single and I bet there is plenty of sweet music to come. Enjoy Beamers!
The 1975 released their latest single from their new EP a few days ago, it's called You. This single will appear on their second EP which is called Sex. This single has it to make it to charts all over Europe. I hope you'll enjoy it!
Guess the riddle: Which genre of music is the one that mixes hip-hop, jazz, blues and rock? The answer is Traphouse rock. And where does this come from?
Kids These Days have released their full length debut album called Traphouse rock, which is an invented term for their unclear (but spectacular) genre. Check them out because they are really talented and very promising. You can download their full album for free in http://kidsthesedaysband.com/.
They may have no genre, but definitely they have soul.
Just wanted to share this one with you guys: Jonas Mantey's brand new track called Wie Alles Begann. Beautiful, brilliant track by this young German. Saying 'This guy's got talent' would be an understatement, he will be big one day.
Imagine a 21st-century Woodstock. What groups would be acting there? I know for sure one that would be in the line-up: Tame Impala.
Tame Impala is a psychedelic rock band from Perth, Australia. They have just released their second album under the name Lonerism (I like when people make up new words, I do it sometimes as well) and it is full of fresh and dreamy songs.
And I love dreaming. So, I lie down in my bed, put Lonerism on and say “Ok, let’s dream”. The first song starts and…
- And I know that I gotta be above it now
And I know that I can’t let them bring me down
And I gotta bite my tongue as a face in the crowd
And I know that I gotta be above it now -
I open my eyes. “Fuck. What a declaration of principles, powerful words repeating over and over again”. Ssshh, continue.
- Well, am I’m getting closer? Will I ever get there? Does it even matter? Do I really need it? -
“Oh my God, I’m starting to question my life”. But I let the music wrap me in and I feel happy again.
- You'll know soon, you'll know soon -
And when Feels Like We Only Go Backwards makes his entrance, I’m already dancing, swinging like a snake in my bed. Pure psychedelic and retro. Pure ecstasy for my ears. I want more.
- Well he feels like an elephant Shaking his big grey trunk for the hell of it You know that youre dreaming about being loved by him Too bad your chances are slim. -
And the Elephant hypnotized the snake. I love this song, it has a very catchy music and every melody and sound is perfectly thought. This trip is being better than Disneyland.
I hope this would have no end and I could keep dreaming. Anyway, the end is also really good. The last song just makes you whisper “wow” and reinforces what you realized with the first notes, that they are pure artists.
- I tried to get up but it was pouring down on me -