Tonik Ensemble

“Until We Meet Again” MP3 Stream

Oct 30, 2014

Tonik Ensemble is the work of Anton Kaldal Ágústsson, an Icelandic musician with a taste for crystalline soundscapes, whispered vocals, and orchestral passages. Exhibit A: “Until We Meet Again” a track that’s sure to tickle the fancy of Yann Tiersen, Kiasmos, and SHON fans. Listen below. His new album Snapshots is due out Feb 10 on Atomnation.

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Sylvan Esso

“Coffee (J. Rocc Remix)” MP3 Stream

Oct 29, 2014

J. Rocc’s remix of Sylvan Esso track “Coffee” backs off on the beats, allowing frontwoman Amelia Meath’s vocals to take center stage. Listen to the rerub below. The duo’s self-titled debut is out now on Partisan.

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The Honeydrips

“Oh Stampe, Oh Stella” MP3 Stream

Oct 29, 2014

Once upon a time, a man Mikael Carlsson formed a one-man band called The Honeydrips, which paired the romantic ennui of Jens Lekman with the bratty synths of The Tough Alliance. And oh! How it was greatly loved. But Carlsson grew weary with the affections of music fans and quietly dismissed himself from the scene. And oh, how there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth.

But, my friends, our wait is over. Carlsson has heard or cries and returned to his Honeydripping ways with the new track, “Oh Stampe, Oh Stella.” And oh, there was much rejoicing. Listen to the playful, children’s choir-laced track below. 

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San Cisco

“RUN” MP3 Stream

Oct 28, 2014

“RUN” is the groove-rich new single from Australian quartet San Cisco. Skittering percussion, breathy vocals, and bass—oh my! Take a listen to the instantly addictive track below. Stay tuned—the band’s sophomore album is due out in early 2015.

(www.facebook.com/sanciscomusic)

Ice Cream Cathedral

“Amber Sail (with Sekuoia)” Video

Oct 28, 2014

Ice Cream Cathedral single “Amber Sail” was recently remixed by likeminded Dane, Sekuoia. So much fun was had, the two groups came together at Black Tornado studio to perform the spacey rework live. Check out their otherworldly session below. For more, you can also revisit our “Pleased to Meet You” interview with Ice Cream Cathedral here.

 

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Joakim

“This is My Life (Kindness Remix)” MP3 Stream

Oct 27, 2014

Kindness’ remix of Joakim track "This is My Life" adds a classic disco beat. It plays well with the creepy monotone voice, reading off the highlights of the young French producer’s life to date. Listen below. Joakim’s EP This is My Life is out now.

(Via Noisey)

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Vesuvio Solo

“Avion” Video

Oct 27, 2014

Vesuvio Solo is the work of former TOPS member Cameron MacLean. His video for “Avion” is a big city romp, which perfectly reflects the song’s down and dirty hooks. Watch all the late-night action below. Vesuvio Solo’s new album Favors is out now on cassette via Banko Gotiti / Atelier Ciseaux.

 

(www.facebook.com/vesuviosolo)

Clementine and the Galaxy

Premiere:  “When the Night is Over” MP3 Stream

Oct 27, 2014

“When the Night is Over” is the big-hearted new single from Clementine and the Galaxy. The track is a bit more organic than what we’ve come to expect from the Brooklyn-based electro pop duo. But it’s hard argue with anthemic choruses and coos just begging for a sing-along. Check out our premiere of the uplifting tune below. “When the Night is Over” comes out officially tomorrow. There’s an EP called Midnight Machine on the way as well, due out next year on Feel Up. 

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