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NEW MUSIC: ASTA – “I Need Answers” [Official Video]

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Tasmanian singer-songwriter, ASTA briefly caught our attention last year when we stumbled upon her catchy electro-pop song, “My Heart is On Fire.”

ASTA possesses a very mysterious and unique voice that’s not easy to forget. So, following up on her, I decided to check her Facebook page for any updates; and as luck would have it she has just released another fantastic tune called, “I Need Answers.” Striking the perfect balance between electro-pop and indie-rock, the slow burning track begins like an acoustic Lykke Li song before breaking into a groovy danceable pop song highlighting the singer’s mystical vocals. I can’t get this amazing song out of my head. It’s so good. Take a look at the official video.

Below you can download a killer remix of “My Heart is On Fire” by Acid Mouth! and a House take on the track by German producer, Marius Hoersturz. Simply click on Buy. The link will take you to the his Facebook page where you can grab the remix.

ASTA (iTunes) (Facebook)

NEW MUSIC: Tove Lo – “Habits”

 

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Another day, another incredibly amazing Swedish act. Introducing Singer-songwriter, Tove Lo.

Late last year the talented 24-year-old singer\songwriter released her first solo effort; the lyrically obsessive and heart-wrenching pop song, “Love Ballad.” Thou the song is a ‘ballad’ at heart; it plays like a catchy summer song—the track mixes melodic drums kicks over an island-tinged vibe that playfully carry the tune above Lo’s optimistic cries.

Tove Lo follows that incredible release with another stellar track called, “Habits.” A mid-tempo pop tune with the same lyrical punch as “Love Ballad.” The song and video depict the singer as she downward spirals in a list of habits and addictions after a failed relationship. “You’re gone and I gotta stay high, all the time, to keep you off my mind” she sings over the minimal pop beats of the chorus. Incredible song. I’m really excited to hear more from Ms. Tove Lo!

Tove Lo (iTunes) (Facebook)

Jessie Ware – “Imagine It Was Us” [New Song!]

The incredibly talented Jessie Ware and producer friend Julio Bashmore have done it again!

Annie Mac’s Radio One has just premiered a brand new collaboration by the pair called “Imagine It Was Us.” The track is a disco tinged house number that will appear in Ware’s upcoming, Devotion: Gold Edition’ on April 15.

“Imagine It Was Us” is insanely good. Take a listen!

Jessie Ware (iTunes) (Amazon) (Facebook)

New Music: Pamela Hute – “Vectorial Boy” [Official Video]

 

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In search of new music I came across Parisian indie-pop-rock artist, Pamela Hute and her newly released single and video, “Vectorial Boy.”

The track’s brit-rock arrangement and incredibly catchy guitar-riffs draw influence from early 90′s pop-rock masters like Elastica (whom I adore) and The Breeders. The official video for “Vectorial Boy” might seem simple at first, but Hute’s Buddy Holly style glasses and androgynous demeanor is all that’s needed to complement the track’s lyrical coolness and electric pop-rock edge.

Take a listen!

“Vectorial Boy” is taken from Pamela Hute’s latest album, Bandit.

Pamela Hute (iTunes) (Facebook) (Soundcloud)

NEW MUSIC: Inouwee – “Danger” [Official Video]

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Introducing electro-pop-rock duo Inouwee!

Inouwee is a Danish indie pop electro duo from Copenhagen consisting of Kaare Hansen and Signe Marike. Their music is authentic, emotional and honest; with a genre-bending sound that cleverly blends trip-hop, indie and rock into darkly enigmatic pop songs.

“Danger,” is their brand new single. The track is taken from their debut EP, ‘GHOSTS AND SHADOWS.’ I want to melt your cold blooded heart, need to, rip it up, got to tear it apart” lead singer Signe Marike softly croons over the tracks menacing synth work and dazzling keyboard play. The song’s hypnotizing electro-vibe plays like a secret project between NIN, Depeche Mode and MS MR that’s musically grounded by Marike’s warm emotional vocals. Loving this song. Take a listen!

Watch the video for “Danger” below and be sure to grab the ‘GHOSTS AND SHADOWS – EP’ via iTunes now!

Inouwee (iTunes) (Facebook)

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” ft. T.I and Pharrell [Official Video]

 

Robin Thicke has just unleashed the official video for his brand new single, “Blurred Lines.”  The funky R&B pop jam features rapper T.I and Pharrell.

Looks like Thicke only needs a Suit and Tie and a funky groove to give JT a run for his money.

Watch!

“Blurred Lines” is the lead single off Thicke’s upcoming album, which is due out later in 2013.

Robin Thicke (iTunes)

BANKS – FALL OVER [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

 

Following the release of her incredible debut single, ‘Before I Ever Met You’, LA-based electronic singer-songwriter, BANKS has unleashed the video for B-Side,’Fall Over.

We kinda raved about BANKS during our introduction a few weeks back(Here)–especially in regards to the mesmerizing, ‘Fall Over.’  We are completely captivated by BANKS’ music that we actually added a new section called ‘MUST HEAR NEW MUSIC’ on our blog’s homepage– just so you don’t miss the chance to hear her music!

The video for ‘Fall Over’ sees the beautiful singer as she writhes, toss and turns alone in her bedroom baring not just her skin, but lots of emotion and soul.

BANKS (iTunes) (Facebook)

Lucy Pearl – “Dance Tonight” [Soulpersona Remix]

 

Lucy Pearl’s 2001 Grammy nominated R&B tune and glorious debut single, “Dance Tonight” gets a silky and groovy spin by London’s Soulpersona. Take a listen to the bouncy, laid-back remix.

This song brings back so many memories! Any Lucy Pearl fans out there?!!

Fun Fact: Lucy Pearl lost the Grammy that year for ‘Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group’ to Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name.”

Lucy Pearl (iTunes) Soulpersona (Soundcloud)