[MP3] On-The-Go – “In The Wind” & “The Whaler”

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♫ On-The-Go – In The Wind

First Pompeya and now On-The-Go!? Russia is killing it this year and my ears couldn’t be happier. It starts with a heartbeat and then from the first second of delicate piano chords and vocals “In The Wind” commands your attention, reeling you further in with every added instrument. Even though there is something very melancholy in the music I can’t help but feel wide open and invigorated every time I hear it. It kinda reminds me of the last Foals album and that is a high compliment.

Hailing from the decaying Russian car industry city of Togliatti, On-The-Go somehow channel a lush equatorial energy that one doesn’t associate with Mother Russia. Take a look at the gorgeous video for “In The Wind” (below) and it may change your mental picture of Russia forever.

♫ On-The-Go – The Whaler

“The Whaler” expands their sound with a little more swagger and swing, bringing in a guitar line that melts my ears with every note. So nice. Anyway, On-The-Go have an EP called One Spark and I will be going to get it now. I suggest you do the same.

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[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2011 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

The best of the best… so far. My list ordering is always fast and loose so don’t sweat the numbers too much. For more on any of these artists use the tags links at the bottom of the post. Read on and rock out!

25 – ♫ Baby Monster – Mr. Success / These guys snuck in with a jam that just kept getting better with each listen. Oooooh ooooo ooooo!

24 – ♫ The Weeknd – House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls / Dark, dirty, and not for public consumption. But damn if I can’t get enough.

23 – ♫ Motopony – King of Diamonds / Should be higher up on the list but with another Motopony track below I am basically sneaking this track in. An amazing song.

22 – ♫ Vacationer – Trip / A love song written by Read more

[EP] POMPEYA have an UNTITLED jam that has so much POWER it goes to II

come on closer child and i’ll give you the key

♫ Pompeya – Untitled

Not 10 seconds into “Untitled” and your eyebrows shoot skyward. “WHO is this?” Well, that’s a damn good question, and one I’ll answer, but first play a quick game with me. Guess where music like this might come from? That limbo-low bass? That street-swagger bounce? That jittery synth line? Those hazed-out vocals? Just guess. Ummm… nope. Wrong. And I know you’re wrong because I know you didn’t guess Russia. It would be impossible to guess Russia. Cheers to Pompeya for fucking with everything I thought I knew about music coming out of the former Easter Bloc. Cheers to Pompeya for spinning the most perfectly delicate spaced-out bedroom funk-pop I’ve heard in ages. Cheers to Pompeya. Seriously, come to Warsaw and the first round is on me!

♫ Pompeya – Power II

These guys from Moscow aren’t messing around. The seriously good tunes continue through the rest of their Read more