Entries by Brandon

Grizfolk – “In My Arms (feat. Jamie N Commons)” // Miles Johnston

Visual art above by Miles Johnston [via] Whoever Grizfolk & Jamie N Commons is crooning to is one lucky person. Something about those pounding tom drums automatically makes me want to listen to them and find somebody to embrace. You might want to save this one in your arsenal for a boombox-blaring-from-underneath-their-bedroom-window moment.

French Horn Rebellion — “Seven” // Jenn Liv

Visual art above by Jenn Liv [via] New from old school TBE faves French Horn Rebellion who always bring the grooves. And this time brought some tears as well. “When you’re far apart from the one you love, at the moment you are finally reunited, nothing can come between you and destiny. But destiny can […]

DIICE – “Do Wrong” // Marlena Synchyshyn

Visual art above by Marlena Synchyshyn [via] Do you think we’re out of time? Cause I do, Show me another way to go, go, go Sometimes things get dark before they get light again. DIICE have a sweet jam for those dark times.

Black Fly – “I Don’t Know” // Ken Resen

Visual art above by Ken Resen [via] Growing from a quiet living room serenade to an 8-bit anthem on a dime, “I Don’t Know” bobs and weaves in several unexpected directions – but they’re all very welcome deviations. The project has two songs on Soundcloud right now, but expect good things from this producer.

Swimm – “First Time” // Jeremy Sorese

Visual art above by Jeremy Sorese [via] “First Time” is sweet, tender, and gives me some serious Prince vibes. If there’s more to look for in a pop song, I’m not sure what it is. Cuddle up with Swimm.

Memoryy – “Not Over You” /// Lili des Bellons

Visual art above by Lili des Bellons [via] If you’re looking for a technicolor breakup anthem, Memoryy’s got your fix. From his album “Skeletons,” out now via Keytarred and Feathered, “Not Over You” is wonderfully executed synth-pop with a palpable love for the genre. Catchy and flourescent, the track is bound to be a fist-pumping moment on […]

[CONTEST] WIN Ten Fé Tix for LA & NYC, plus ACL Announcement!

Ten Fé from L to R: Ben, Leo, Alex, Rob, Johnny Time to cue up Ten Fé’s excellent debut album (above) and dive into a bunch of goodies and good news here! First off, the Londoner’s are descending on the states for a tour and we have tickets to the LA and NYC shows to give […]

Mating Ritual – “Second Chance” + “Drunk” + Album Release Show 6/24 w/ DYAN & Inspired and The Sleep

After years of waiting and teasing, we are finally getting a full Mating Ritual album! The record is called How You Gonna Stop It? and I couldn’t be more stoked. If you haven’t got into Mating Ritual yet then here is your “Second Chance”! (Sorry…) But seriously, I’ve selfishly had the raucous heartbreak jams “Second Chance” on […]

North Downs – “Plastic Clouds” // Vincent Mahe

Visual art above by Vincent Mahe [via] Is this new North Downs jam the soundtrack to a futuristic sci-fi voyage, or a dusty western standoff? Why not both? Soak up the cosmic blues with North Downs as the temperature starts to rise. Pro-tip: the cowboy hat goes on after the astronaut helmet.

Michael Marino – “Oldies (Hip Hop Instrumental)” // Richard Balzer

Visual art above by Richard Balzer [via] This is music for victorious strolls down the street. Maybe you just got a new job. Maybe you just got that cute barista’s phone number. Either way, you’re feeling equal parts swagger and class – a tip of the hat to Michael Marino for bottling all that into one […]

Catching Flies – “Daymarks” // Marni Manning

Visual art above by Marni Manning [via] I’m counting “Daymarks” as my exercise for the day, since I’m doing so much head-bobbing that my neck is sore. But the song is so soothing that I’m keeping it on loop anyways. Download the track for free here – that’s way cheaper than a gym membership.  

BOA – “Steal It” // Kari Simonsen

Visual art above by Kari Simonsen [via] It doesn’t really matter what the calendar says – as long as “Steal It” is playing on my speakers, it’s the summer. Highly recommended for pool parties or when you wish you could be at one. Which is pretty much all the time.  

Ephemerals – “astraea” // Mike Meyers

Visual art above by Mike Meyers [via] Ephemerals create some odd and gorgeous groove here on “Astraea”, a song that is full of both heartache and freedom. I’ve been playing it on repeat to get through the unseasonably cold weather when I’m at today. Dive into the music video below which follows the lyrics’ advice of […]

KYKO – “Dive In” // Kevin Wada

Visual art above by Kevin Wada [via] Check your fears at the door and kill the waiting game. It’s time to crank some KYKO and dive right in. You know what I’m talking about. Do it.