After having heard the song “Forever” by Brooklyn outfit Lazyeyesearlier that day, I venture the guess that they’re gonna get bigger pretty soon. They’ve already caused a first stir after playing the last edition of CMJ and have constantantly won round more fans since then. Their sound, a dreamy attempt on lo-fi rock, is a perfect attunement for the coming summer.
You can buy their first 4-song EP on their bandcamp page. Check the video for “Wait” below, too, which is another highly promising cut from the EP.
Heading from Atlanta, RussVitale is an extremely talented rapper who has just dropped his 3rd mixtape Straight From Limbo about 2 months ago. Not only gifted with a flair for smart lyrics, this young man also produces all of his songs himself. Make sure to listen to his works, especially the new mixtape mentioned above.
Download Straight From Limbo and his other releases over here.
Brooklyn’s Mike Wexlercertainly is no newcomer anymore, after already having released stuff under his real name since 2005. He’s just released his second album Dispossession via Mexican Summer and I want to seize the chance to familiarize you guys with his music.
Out of nothing, he surprises the listener with a collection of 7 haunting songs, all of them beautiful in their own way. Listening to Mike Wexler’s new stuff is like weightlessly floating through space in a dream you never want to end. Dispossession is maybe the best album of 2012 so far.
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Watch Mike Wexler perform one of the highlights of his new record live:
Kishi Bashi, that’s the moniker of K Ishibashi, collaborator and tour-member of acts like of Montreal, Regina Spektor, and Sondre Lerche. His own songs feel like an delightful excursion into epic orchestral spheres. I have to admit that I haven’t heard such refreshing pop tunes in a long, long time. Marvelous!
After a first EP last year, K is releasing his debut solo album, 151a, on April 10th via Joyful Noise.
kool thing are a Berlin-based band of Julie Chance and Jon Dark. Their sound is comparable to the mostly female-fronted dark-wave acts that came up over the last 2 years. But kool thing aren’t just another free riding band – their successful split between grungy guitars and wave-synths is making them an extraordinary act! You might wanna put their debut album (that is still in the making) on your list of anticipated records. Really.
Show them some love on Facebook or download their new EP, released today for free over at bandcamp!
While rummaging through the upcoming Rough Trade releases online, I suddenly stumbled over this up-and-coming three-piece of multi-instrumentalists from London:
Dems, consisting of David Gardener, Duncan Mann and Dan Moss, are producing infectious lo-fi electronic jams. After their label Bad Life it’s “stirring electronica embellished with interweaving melodies, elements of warp-esque IDM and the kind of bone-rattling bass now synonymous with their city.” Especially their upcoming single “House” has definitely pricked up my ears, but also the 2010 tunes “Lioness” and “Jarndyce vs Jarndyce” are dreamy masterpieces.
Their debut EP House will be available digitally and on limited 7” vinyl, from November 14th through Bad Life. Show them some love on Facebook!
Let me have a look into the future: This young girl might easily be the next big thing of indie pop. Pauline a.k.a. Mina Tindle, young Paris native, has just released her first EP and will also support Alela Dianeon her upcoming Europe tour.
Describing Mina’s music it’s easy to compare her to Feist. Puerile seeming pop-tunes with the perfect addition of Mina’s French accent. Make sure to keep an eye on this gorgeous girl, she might be big soon!