Yumi Zouma

Yumi Zouma: “Catastrophe” video

Jan 27, 2015

About a year ago, Yumi Zouma came out of nowhere and changed our lives. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement, but the New Zealand trio did dazzle us with some breezy electro pop. Thankfully there’s more where than came from. (Finally!) On March 10 the band will release EP II on Cascine. We’ve already heard “Alena.” Here’s the second “Catastrophe.” The video features a clutch of everyday people, all taken down by a mysterious force. Check out the Bangs directed clip below.

 

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Marie Denise

“Limbo (live)” Video

Jan 27, 2015

Norwegian artist Marie Denise recently released a stripped-down live video for her new single “Limbo.” It’s a haunting rendition—just Denise, and her band in a bare room conjuring the kind of melancholy folk spirit that would make Jose Gonzalez proud. Check it out below. You can revisit Denise’s Trondheim Calling mixtape here.

Marie Denise - Limbo from Marie Denise on Vimeo.

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Evans The Death

Premiere: “Enabler” MP3 Stream

Jan 27, 2015

On March 10, post-punk outfit Evans the Death will release their sophomore album Expect Delays via Slumberland Records. Ahead of that, we’ve got the debut of album track "Enabler." Expect ambition, drama, and an undercurrent that guitarist Dan Moss calls “a bit weird.” (You’ll love it.)

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OOFJ

“I Forgive You” MP3 Stream

Jan 26, 2015

OOFJ’s new single “I Forgive You” is a haunting orchestra synth piece, frontwoman Katherine Mills-Rymer crooning the title (and adding an ominous “Like I’m supposed to”) over a dark bed of strings that sound ripe for use in a film noir murder scene.  

“We wanted broadly wanted to have the song feel like a restrained underwater heartbreak," says the band of the cut. “A tale about perfect beings, aliens, being imperfect.”

Listen below. OOFJ’s new album Acute Feast streets April 21 on Ring the Alarm/Fake Diamond.

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Operators

“Ecstasy in My House” MP3 Stream

Jan 26, 2015

Operators’ new single “Ecstasy in My House” is a crunchy piece of electro pop bliss—made all the more immediate by frontman Dan Boeckner’s unhinged rock howl. Listen below. The single is out now on Last Gang. A full-length is slated to follow later this year.

 

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Zhala

“Aerobic Lambada” MP3 Stream

Jan 25, 2015

Last month we were introduced to Zhala, a Swedish upstart with a taste for left-of-center pop. Her new single “Aerobic Lambada” only serves to cement her position as the next of the country’s musical royalty. Full of 80s’ style beats, and a throbbing bass line, the tune is almost as suggestive as the dance it’s named after. Listen below. You can also revisit our premiere of Gonzalo’s remix of “I’m in Love” here.

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Lisa Alma

“Man” MP3 Stream

Jan 23, 2015

Lisa Alma’s new single “Man” is a shivery piece of electro R&B. Put it on late at night when you’re feeling amorous—this is a baby-making tune. Chances are we’ll be hearing more where that came from. Her debut full-length Sweater will see the light of day on April 21 via Dumont Dumont.

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Tove Styrke

“Ego” MP3 Stream

Jan 23, 2015

Tove Styrke’s debut album Kiddo (name inspired by Kill Bill, naturally) is out this spring. Ahead of that, listen to the Swedish singer’s aggressive new single “Ego.” It’s full of percussion, swagger, and a large helping of joie de vivre. Listen below. 

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