Widowspeak – “Ballad of the Golden Hour”

Brooklyn trio, Widowspeak, have a new album coming out on 1/22 titled Almanac. The first single “Ballad of the Golden Hour” is much more upbeat than their usual lush, dreamy fare. The album was produced by Kevin McMahon, who also produced Real Estate’s Days. I’m really looking forward to hearing the full release! Almanac by Widowspeak Follow  Read More

New Video: Solange – “Losing You”

Solange’s new single Losing You is a fun, breezy track with hints of 80s pop, house beats and R&B. The fashion-filled video was shot in Cape Town, South Africa and is directed by Melina Matsoukas. The single was released on Terrible Records, which is run by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. Follow  Read More

New Video: Major Lazer ft. Amber Coffman – “Get Free”

Major Lazer’s new album Free the Universe will be out November 6th on Mad Decent Records. The video for “Get Free” was directed by SoMe and gives the viewer a small glimpse of Jamaican island life. Amber Coffman from the band Dirty Projectors’ provides the sultry vocals. Follow  Read More

New Video: TEEN – “Electric”

Brooklyn based TEEN have released the video for “Electric” taken from their album In Limbo due out 8/28 on Carpark Records. TEEN is made up of Teeny Lieberson, her Sisters Katherine and Lizzie and Jane Herships who also has a solo project called Spider. The video is directed by Sam Fleischner, and it wonderfully embraces the psych pop of “Electric” with a haunting mix of psychedelic visuals intertwined with choreography based on magic and rituals. My talented friend Carolyn Frisch did the Motion Graphics, kudos to everyone involved! Follow  Read More

Cat Power – “King Rides By”

Cat Power has released a 2011 version of her song “King Rides By” with all proceeds going to the Festival of Children Foundation and The Ali Forney Center. Buy the mp3 here. Follow  Read More

Alabama Shakes: “Hold On”

Alabama Shakes is a band name you’ll want to remember in the coming year. Lead singer Brittany Howard has a voice that will resonate on an emotional level, with 3 other band mates Heath Fogg, Zac Cockrell, and Steve Johnson who round out guitar, bass, and drums. Here we have their first single, “Hold On.” It has the gumption of “Dog Days Are Over” coupled with the southern rock authenticity that makes cold nights like this a litte warmer. It will ask you for repeated listenings. That voice! The punchy vocals, coupled with the motivational hook makes me root for Brittany as much as the man upstairs is. Their EP can be found here for just $4. Check out the studio and live versions of “Hold On” below:   Follow  Read More

Widowspeak – “Nightcrawlers”

Molly Hamilton, the singer of Brooklyn-based Widowspeak, has been drawing comparisons to Hope Sandoval, and you can hear why in the trio’s single “Nightcrawlers”. Widowspeak by WIDOWSPEAK Follow  Read More

Florence and the Machine – “Shake It Out”

New single off of their upcoming album, Ceremonials. It’s Wonderful! Follow  Read More

Poolside – “Harvest Moon” cover

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Los Angeles based Filip Nikolic & Jeffrey Paradise call their Neil Young cover “daytime disco” and it is oh so good. Poolside – Harvest Moon by Poolside Music Follow  Read More

Beirut – “Santa Fe”

Fresh from their new album, The Rip Tide, Beirut brings us a slice of indie-pop that is sure to brighten your summer. Listen to the whole album on NPR here. Follow  Read More

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