Monthly Archives: July 2012

New: Sweater Beats – MLLNDLLR

Trap music is the future, or so the word on the street is. Personally I have no idea what the genre tag means, and I don’t really care either when the tracks are this good. Sweater Beats, a young producer from New York, sets this cut alight with choppy samples and 80’s style hooks, with […]

By Josh
on 31st Jul 2012
in Music

New: Sweet Valley Slumber Party – Virgins

Having impressed with their demo’s back in February, Orange County duo Sweet Valley Slumber Party have returned with a stirring new single, set to be the first release from their debut LP, out in August. Virgins isn’t too much of a departure from their early work, yet certainly sees a progression in their songwriting, feeling […]

Video: G A L P A L S – For Our Sake

Two adolescent cutesy girls re-enacting every single teenage cliche, soundtracked by three minutes of Best Coast style pop… on paper, it’s horrendous. Thankfully, it actually works brilliantly, even if it is bordering open sickly sweet at times. So it’s has it’s tongue placed firmly in it’s cheek, yet that doesn’t stop it being one of […]

By Josh
on 29th Jul 2012
in Music

New: Bloc Party – Day Four

Having announced their return with the rather understated release of new track Octopus back at the start of July, Bloc Party have unveiled another track to be taken from forthcoming LP Four. Day Four finds the quartet in a melancholic, remorseful spirit, reminiscing about relationships, addictions and idealized loves. As with Octopus, it’s a track […]

By Josh
on 28th Jul 2012
in Music

New: Unknown – #009

If, like me, you’re sick of hearing ‘Na na na na na na na’ at every single ‘British’ celebration since 1990 (and also slightly scared by Paul McCartney’s ever thinning nose), then the comforting sounds of Unknown could be the ideal antidote. Now with nine tracks to his name, the elusive producer would potentially have […]

New: Heavenly Beat – Talent

Yet another batch of blissed out tracks that are set to be dominating your summer playlists has arrived in the form of Heavenly Beat’s debut album Talent. This is a lone venture by Beach Fossils bassist John Peña who is following en suite the schema of a side project laid down by his fellow band […]

By Joey Fulton
on 26th Jul 2012
in Music

New: *NSYNC – Bye Bye Bye (Balam Acab Remix)

*NSYNC’s Bye Bye Bye was on the first ever Now CD I bought; I think it was round about the 40 mark, although I could be wrong. Either way, quite frankly, it’s one of the best songs ever written, so when I saw Balam Acab had tried his hand at reworking this classic track, I […]

By Josh
on 25th Jul 2012
in MPfree

Introducing: MVSCLES

Future buzzband MVSCLES set the internet alight just under a month ago with their debut track Sweet n Sour, an electro-pop diamond, sparkling with a confident swagger. What’s more impressive is that new jam Where You Are is arguably even better, soaring vocals sections and a addictive sugary chorus, signalling the Boston duo out as […]

New: The Mountain Goats – Cry For Judas

Praise be to John Darnielle for never keeping his acolytes waiting. Cry For Judas is the lead single from The Mountain Goats‘ upcoming full-length Transcendental Youth, which is set to drop on October 2nd, just 18 months after last year’s devastating All Eternals Deck. Cry For Judas, like Darnielle’s very best, neatly sidesteps mawkishness and dullardry […]

By Rob Hollamby
in Music

New: Holden Girls – Marseille

Love songs for imaginary girls. Lazy Sundays and late breakfasts. An appealing glance, lost somewhere amongst the haze of the day. Somewhere amongst that hipster jargon lies the inspiration for Marseille, the phenomenal debut track from Ely’s Holden Girls. Simplistic, luxuriously refined yet raw and despairingly honest, Marseille is an ode to every betrayed heart […]