[MP3] Villagers – “The Waves”

Villagers - The Waves

one body’s dying breath is another’s birth

♫ Villagers – The Waves

  • Who: Conor J. O’Brien & Co.
  • What: Creeping indie rock, like Youth Lagoon, Digits, Alt-J
  • Where: Dublin, Ireland + Facebook
  • When: New LP Awayland out Jan 13
  • Why: Villagers made a few waves a couple years back but “The Waves” makes actual waves for me as it grows like the waxing tide until it is crashing on you with a power you’d never suspect from such subtle beginnings.

[MP3/REMIX] NoteOn (Samsa) – “Vorsprung”

♫ NoteOn (Samsa) – Vorsprung

  • Who: G Samsa
  • What: Cranial adventure electro, like Joe And Will Ask?, Pance Party, Amtrac
  • Where: Dublin, Ireland + Soundcloud
  • When: Just some singles and remixes.
  • Why: Sometimes you need a little nighttime car chase montage throwback jam to soundtrack your evening. Sometimes you need an unexpected remix of a great song you saw live in Texas. Either way Ireland’s Samsa has you covered.

♫ Ambassadors – Unconsolable (NoteOn remix)

Anybody with the good taste and big balls to remix a quality unknown like Ambassadors is already top in my book. However, when they wrap the vocals in an entirely different sonic palette and it still comes out a handsome as ever, then I know there is something magical going on.

[MP3] No Monster Club – “Be My Bone”

there’ll be something to worry about in the sun

♫ No Monster Club – Be My Bone

  • Who: 3 Irish dudes.
  • What: Ragged surf rock, like Wavves, The Denzels, The Fantasies
  • Where: Dublin, Ireland + Facebook
  • When: LP Dublin is out now.
  • Why: At just under 2 minutes “Be My Bone” is the perfect soundtrack for the short distance between the beach parking lot and the water, with just enough buffer to throw your things down on a good spot in the sand. which is pretty cool coming from Ireland.

The Guggenheim Grotto sings Fee Da Da Dee


our hearts are tigers chasing tigerness

The Guggenheim Grotto – Fee Da Da Dee

Two bums from Dublin playing folk music? A cover that looks like some Dave Matthews tribute band? Is that tie-dye? Sounds boring! Well, while the rest of these guys’ tunes didn’t grab me, the power of “Fee Da Da Dee” is undeniable. The slowly chugging rhythm establishes the intimate yet upbeat  mood and then the whole thing just picks up and soars away. The back and forth male vocals then roll into the female bit and it gets just that much more awesome. I just may have to give this album further listening. [via Silence-Killer]

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