Whitney Fierce – “The Night Air”

Music for… putting your headphones on at work, closing your eyes, and imagining you are walking slo-mo through da club, the strobe flash hanging an extra beat each time, enough to illuminate some wild eyed expressions and even wilder dance moves. Who are these people? How did you get here? Are your feet even touching the ground right now? Who broke your car window?

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Future: Wake up and get back to work! (sometime)

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[PREMIERE] Coleman Hell – “Thumbalina”

Sounds like… recent TBE fave Coleman Hell wants you to save your Monday coffee money for another day. “Thumbalina” is a rowdy jolt of a jump-on-the-couch love song that is the perfect start to a hazy day. There is something about Coleman’s slightly raspy croon that is silk to my ears. When set against “Thumbalina”‘s bounce of keys and percussion it makes for a damn fine Sprintime anthem I feel I will have on repeat for days, if not weeks to come.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Future: Enough singles, lets get a full album!

[MP3] Lions Head – “Begging”

Sounds like… a stripped back Hunter Hunted if produced by Milky Chance and the whole thing just happened really impromptu when everyone was sitting around a bonfire and roasting sausages and drinking beers and then some guy says he has a recording studio in his Orange 1974 Volkswagen bus. Not sure if thats how it really happened but probably something similar.

Location: Berlin, Germany

Future: Free download. Happy Friday.

HONNE – “Coastal Love”

Sounds like… Honne have more up their sleeve then last years amazing heartfelt jam “Cold On A Warm Night” let on. “Coastal Love” retains their signature soulfulness as it transports us to a dance party on a huge raft that follows the sunset until we have eventually lapped the globe.

Location: UK

Future: Warm Nights. Coastal Love.  HONNE’s new EP drops on May 4th on Tatemae Records.

Flor – “Back Again”

Music for… those of us who grew up on Phoenix’s seminal “If I Ever Feel Better” and the complex emotions of growing up, feeling hurt, but knowing you will come out ok on the other side and you would really like it if that cute girl/guy you just met would hold onto your number and not let your momentary depression get in the way of any future magic. We have all been there. And now Flor has delivered the 2015 dream-pop  update. Its almost enough to make me wish I was going through some heartbreak just so I could have an excuse to keep this on repeat all day. Good thing I don’t need an excuse!

Location: Hood River,  Oregon. California.

Future: Your soundtrack to Facebook stalking photo albums from 2008.

Human Touch (Formerly GNTLMN) – “Black Tongue” + LIVE tonight @ The Spare Room

Sounds like… the band (and Blind Date alums) GNTLMN are as fond of changing their name as they are of crafting dreamy cloud-pop that descends like a blinding fog, distorting everything you thought you knew about the room you are in. Leaving you with no choice but to lay on the floor and use your hands as airplanes, flying them above your drowsy head. Just soaring and floating.

Location: Los Angeles, CA +

Future: Catch the newly christened Human Touch tonight at The Spare Room. 10pm and its a free show!

 

Karl Kling – “Careful”

Sounds like… Karl Kling is aiming for a big 2015 and we can’t blame the guy. Those awesomely warm sounding synths slip and bounce under his hushed voice. The perfect soundtrack for easing yourself into the sunlight for some vitamin D.

Location: Portland, OR

Future: Sample some more of his just released debut album at Soundcloud.

Molly Moore – “Natural Disaster”

Sounds like… the kind of sweet sounding, bitter infused, dark pop that you crank in the car cursing out exes by singing along at the top of your lungs. Work through those demons. Molly has, and look how great that came out sounding.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Future: A couple more jams at her Soundcloud.

Tear Council – “Anywhere”

Music for… dreaming. For letting your imagination take you anywhere you want to go. Its a gentle ride, just get on and float. Let the soothing boy/girl vocals of Tear Council guide the way.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Future: Tear Council is helmed by Matt Van Schie (Du Tonc, Van She, his solo stuff) so expect more — and great — things.

Sam Padrul – “Skylight” (Ft. Alex Lewis)

Sounds like… just the kind of warmth to melt the frost sitting on the East Coast right now. Point your speakers at the window (or skylight) and let the world know you are ready for summertime disco pool parties and the tanlines that go with them.

Location: Chicago, IL.

Future: Summer is coming, I promise.