Death Cab For Cutie : ‘El Dorado’

“It’s kinda like a party that you never wanted to attend
But when an invitation finally arrives you change your mind”

The rolling drums accompanied by the reverb-heavy guitars and vocals are a perfect blend in this new Death Cab for Cutie song. It’s may not be groundbreaking by any measure, but the sound is perfect for what the band does best : providing lush melodies to a spacey, harmonious score.

The icing on the cake? The keyboard at the 2:00 minute mark, and then the culmination of sound as the song wraps up in the last 30 seconds. Sublime.

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Miami Horror : ‘Cellophane (So Cruel)’ (feat. Aaron Miller & Gavin Turek)

Unless you were born in the 90s and after, here’s your chance to relive those 1980s summers without the use of an instagram filter. Get your hands on the new Miami Horror album, hit the ‘repeat all’ button, bust out those sunglasses, and cancel everything else you were planning to do this weekend.

The new album is flawless from start to finish, and while I already have my favourites just after a few listens, ‘Cellophane’ is definitely the teacher’s pet from the lot. It’s definitely going to be on a lot of future dance playlists. Who is Aaron Miller because I cannot seem to find any information on him anywhere, and his vocals are just perfect for the Indietronica/Nu-Disco genre.

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Sea Wolf : ‘Old Friend’

THIS WEEK’S 2 GUEST POSTS BY SAM TINNESZ FROM INDIE ROCK BAND WAVE & ROME:

“Hey ya’ll, my name is Sam Tinnesz and I lead a band called WAVE & ROME from Nashville, TN. I would say our music is an interesting mix of nostalgic story telling set to indie rock instrumentation all connected by a single heartbeat. I love writing songs and sharing them with newly found friends. I am stoked to say that we just released our single “Across the Map” for download on Noisetrade plus 5 remixes done by Ian Keaggy, Jeremy Bose, NEVA and others, which can be found on our website.”

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Sam’s 2nd Pick : The second song is by one of my favorite artists as of late, Sea Wolf. It’s from his Old World Romance record and it’s called “Old Friend.” The acoustic guitar juxtaposed with the synthetic drum machine sounding rhythm section from the top of the tune is musical minimalism at it’s finest. The chorus is so hopeful sing song-y while having such depth to the lyrics too. Alex Church has a way of making me feel the song in my soul with lines like, “Old friend come to me, everything I was I use to be.” I probably listened to this song and entire record for all of 2012 … It’s definitely one to check out if you have never heard it!

 

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Cayucas : ‘Cayucos’

THIS WEEK’S 2 GUEST POSTS BY SAM TINNESZ FROM INDIE ROCK BAND WAVE & ROME:

“Hey ya’ll, my name is Sam Tinnesz and I lead a band called WAVE & ROME from Nashville, TN. I would say our music is an interesting mix of nostalgic story telling set to indie rock instrumentation all connected by a single heartbeat. I love writing songs and sharing them with newly found friends. I am stoked to say that we just released our single “Across the Map” for download on Noisetrade plus 5 remixes done by Ian Keaggy, Jeremy Bose, NEVA and others, which can be found on our website.”

Follow WAVE & ROME @ : 

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Sam’s 1st Pick : The first song I’m choosing to share with ya’ll is from a band called Cayucas that my buddy Zac Farro showed me the other day. From the moment the intro to “Cayucos” played, I was pretty in love. The trashy frantic drums and the dreamy reverb soaked beach boy influenced vocals sounded like something from another time. Also, the playful tone in the melody and guitars had me feeling like I needed to shake off the sand from taking a dip in the ocean. I can never get enough of songs that transport me somewhere else… SO GOOD! haha.

 

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New Navy : ‘Goodbye’

Sad news : New Navy has broken up! This news really hit hard because they are one of the main reasons I got into the Aussie Indie scene in a big way. Their music can only be described as ear candy, with some of the most gorgeous melodies I’ve heard. Also their version of Telepopmusik’s ‘Breathe’ is one of the finest covers I’ve come across.

The good news is that they are still planning to release their full length album later this year, and they also released this beautiful song as a way to say goodbye to their fans. If you’re going to leave the scene, this is a great way to make an exit.

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DRAGONS – ISAAC DELUSION (FAKEAR REMIX)

I heard this song on Indie Shuffle and their description of this song is apt.  It’s got a number of questionable sections but there are a few parts of this track that make you go wow. Overall, it’s worth a listen so you can form your own opinion

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