If you have seen the trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty then you will definitely remember some of the visuals… and hopefully this song as well. The film is going to be a pretty epic chunk of eye candy but I have a feeling that the soundtrack by the immensely talented Swede José González will be the real show stealer. Just listening to this track makes sitting at my desk feel as epic as Ben Stiller’s on screen adventures. Typing this feels like an extreme sport. Its an amazing experience, this song. I cant wait for the whole package.
The Knocks & St Lucia’s “Modern Hearts” is fast becoming a modern classic and this tropical grind-pop remix from Los Angeles’ Bee’s Knees is another welcome addition to the developing legend. Grab their remix of The Rubens if you missed it for another example of their fast developing skills.
Youngblood Hawke have always had the energy and the hooks but now TBE faves The Soundmen have given a nice rub of that sunshine funk that makes this remix so damn lovable.
Might Mouse previously remixed Monarchy’s latest single and now the collaboration has flipped with the delicious “In Front Of Our Friends”. It’s the perfect blend of Monarchy’s fantastic vocals and Mighty Mouse’s signature funk.
Woah yeah! Its been waaaay too long since we heard from the delicate and beautiful indie pop guru Francis and The Lights but the New Yorker is back in a big way with a new EP. “Like A Dream” is the opening track and the one I’ve had a hard time getting past . The few times I’ve been slow on the repeat button I’ve heard the rest and they are damn good too. Get into it.
The Landing are from New York, their Facebook page calls them “An act of creation and discovery” and their URL is WhatIsTheLanding.com. Yes, mysterious. But thats fine really. I don’t want to think or read. I want to relax. I want to sink into the soft space beats of “Anxieties” and let its pulsing drums massage my neck. Oh, is that a handclap? I almost missed it as I was drifting off….
After a few years of touring their home state of Alaska, Lavoy packed their bags (and houses and families) and moved down south to Washington State. A story like that is only as good as the music it supports and damn its all so good. Tight guitar driven indie pop that makes me want to jump in the pit of the Knitting Factory circa 2003! Their self-titled EP is out now and think “Learn Who You Are” is my favorite. But thats no easy choice…
Marley Carroll’s “Hunter” has been on heavy repeat lately and now I’m totally into the amazing latin-tinged guitar on “Speed Reader”. This jam has totally wishing that Marley would come tour through LA already!
This Flume & Chet Faker project just keeps getting more rad. “This Song Is Not About A Girl” is a high speed glitch groover that works better than coffee for that 3pm slump!
Woah, remember ceo from way back in 2010 when he dropped his magical Swedish take on summer sunsets with “Come With Me”!? It’s damn nice to have him back! New track “Whorehouse” defies its title with all kinds of oddball bubbly energy. A bouncy dance party well worthy of that great album art photo.