Alt. & Indie

ALPINES – “No Other Lover” [New Single]

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UK duo Alpines returns with a fresh new single “No Other Lover.” After hypnotizing us for quite sometime with their seductive brand of broody, synthpop tunes (See “Got Me Wrong” and “Empire”) the duo switches gears on us aiming high for the dancefloor— and they effortlessly succeed with the energetic, 90s-house new single. Catherine Pockson‘s soulful vocals belong on the dancefloor! Check it out!

“No Other Lover” is taken from Alpines‘ upcoming album debut Oasis, out May 26 via Untrue. Also, below is preview of the album’s titled-track. Enjoy!

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NU MUSIC: HALSEY – “NEW AMERICANA”

 

Introducing 19 year old Ashley Frangipane aka Halsey! The New Jersey-based beaut emerged a while back with the very promising, indie-flavored electropop track “Ghost” (think Ellie Goulding, Chvrches) that resulted in some well deserving buzz for the singer. Well, Halsey (Which btw is an anagram for the singer’s first name) is back with quite possibly one of the best pop anthems we’ve heard since Lorde’s ‘Royals.’ Built around a moody atmospheric vibe, a bold, nostalgic chorus “We are the new Americana high on legal marijuana, raised on Biggie and Nirvana we are the new Americana” and a cool bridge that pays homage to Biggie’s ‘Juicy,’ Halsey‘s anthemic ‘New Americana’ packs a big punch! Take a listen and grab the free download below!

Extremely excited to hear more from Halsey! Let us know what you think of the song(s)?!

If you are in NYC be sure to catch Halsey and Tove Lo’s upcoming live performance at Westway on April 24th. I’ll be there!

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Lykke Li Shares New Song “Gunshot” Listen!

 

Sweden’s Lykke Li shares a gorgeous, brand new cut called “Gunshot” from the forthcoming album   I Never Learn out on May 5ht!

Preview the song below or click HERE to stream the song…this streaming link also includes the lyrics of the song. AMAZING!!

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UPDATE: Watch Lykke Li performing a live, acoustic version of the newly shared “Gunshot.” Simply gorgeous.

VIDEO PREMIERE: SKY FERREIRA “I BLAME MYSELF”

 

Sky Ferreira’s undeniably addictive “I Blame Myself” off her incredible debut album Night Time, My Time  has received the visual treatment! We didn’t think we could love Sky Ferreira anymore than we already do…we were wrong! Watch her badass new video below!

Be sure to check out the second clip for some insight on the making of the video by Sky and director Grant Singer.

Night Time, My Time is out now.

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UPDATE: Click here to watch the video.

TORI AMOS – “TROUBLE’S LAMENT” [New Single]

 

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After releasing two back-to-back albums of orchestral\classical material (2011′s Night Of Hunters and 2012′s Gold Dust) Red-headed siren and piano goddess Tori Amos returns with the brand new single, ‘Trouble’s Lament’ from her upcoming fourteenth studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines. The new single marks her return to contemporary-pop; and what a great, surprising return! ‘Trouble’s Lament’ tells the story of a woman cast out into the world in search of new place to call home. “Trouble needs a home girls, trouble needs a home. She fell out with Satan, now she’s on the run” Tori sings.

The track has a groovy, sinister arrangement with a southern vibe that in writing might not sound like a Tori Amos’ concoction (and it’s not); but as soon as you hear Tori’s signature piano keys, and her graceful, honey-coated vocals easily gliding along the verses, you’ll immediately realize that ‘Trouble’s Lament‘ is an undeniable Tori Amos song. We ABSOLUTELY love it!

Some words from Tori about the single:

“Having been born in North Carolina, the South walks with me wherever I am in the world, I can’t get it out of my DNA. I don’t know if it’s a genetic thing, because my mother’s side, so far back, is from the Eastern Cherokee nation. So it’s really in the blood. It’s almost like you listen to the land speaking to you. And wherever I am I can hear the South calling me.   I really like the idea that trouble was a young woman….I see her on my travels a lot. And maybe I knew her many years ago when I was in my twenties.”

Unrepentant Geraldines arrives on May 13th.

Tori is back!! Check it out!

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Unrepentant Geraldines Tracklist:
01. America
02. Trouble’s Lament
03. Wild Way
04. Wedding Day
05. Weatherman
06. 16 Shades of Blue
07. Maids of Elfen-mere
08. Promise
09. Giant’s Rolling Pin
10. Selkie
11. Unrepentant Geraldines
12. Oysters
13. Rose Dover
14. Invisible Boy

Premiere: KITTEN – “Money” [New Video]

 

KITTEN has finally dropped the video for the brand new track, ‘Money.’ The band’s lead singer (and rock-goddess in the making), Chloe Chaidez has been teasing the arrival of the video via the band’s Instagram with a few sexy, black-and-white photos of the shoot for about a week now. Well, the video is finally here and well…it’s ALL kinds of awesome! The video features Chaidez and Ariel Pink hanging out in a cheap hotel room, smoking and boozing (probably high as a kite too, LOL) while Chloe takes random dips in the hotel pool. The video plays like a Spring Breakers missing scene; I only wish it starred James Franco’s movie character ‘Alien’ instead of Ariel Pink.

Chaidez tells Pitchfork:

In the process of recording the Kitten album we kept coming up with really cool ideas/beats that didn’t quite fit but  were really where I was at the moment.  Old Missy Elliot, Arca, Drake, Future, Yeezus, etc…I thought it might be a cool idea to release a few of the tracks. Just a way let loose and have a good time making music with different friends while waiting for the album to come out. Ariel stopped by for the video and we just shot us hanging out together. This video was directed by Kaitlin Christy. She’s a student at NYU and a close friend. It was a shot at an old Hollywood motel for about $300 and we had a great time making it.

Sonically, ‘Money’ doesn’t sound like your typical KITTEN production; its more in tune with a Crystal Castles’ industrial-jam, mixed-in with Missy Elliot’s ‘Pass That Dutch’ by way of the Ying Yang Twins’ ‘Whisper Song.’ It’s certainly different, but oh so f**king cool as well.

Let us know what you think of ‘Money’ and it’s video?! Leave your comments below!

KITTEN’s self-titled debut album arrives May 27th.

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MØ – “Say You’ll Be There” [Spice Girls Cover]

 

Electro-pop babe, remembers girl power on Valentine’s Day. The Danish artist has posted a cover of the Spice Girls 90s hit ‘Say You’ll Be There’ on her Facebook page with the following message:

Tomorrow it’s Valentines Daaaaay! My gift for you: a free download of my cover of ‘Say You’ll Be There’ by the Spice Girls!

MØ has previously acknowledged her fascination with the Spice Girls to Soundvenue a while back, so it’s kind of surprising this is the first time she’s cover them.

“When I was 7-8 years, it was just the Spice Girls that really mattered to me. Sporty Spice was my favorite, but I liked them all. That’s when I heard the Spice Girls that I found out that I would be a musician”

Well, was the wait worth it? HELL YEAH! Listen to her fantastic, stripped-down take on the track and click HERE to grab the free download!

MØ’s debut album ‘No Mythologies to Follow’ is out March 10th.

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Premiere: Klaxons – “There Is No Other Time” [New Single + New Album!]

 

Brand new tune by UK electropop-rockers, Klaxons!

‘There Is No Other Time’ is the brand new single from the yet-untitled new album due out in Spring.

The single, produced by Gorgon City marks the band’s return since the epic ‘Surfing the Void’ (2010), which in turn was the follow up to their Mercury Music Prize winning debut album ‘Myths of the Near Future’ in 2007!

The new album will feature productions by the Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands, Erol Alkan, and James Murphy.

Check it out!

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STREAM: Ellie Goulding – “Life Round Here” [James Blake Cover Ft. Angel Haze]”

 

Listen to Ellie Goulding’s beautifully haunting cover of James Blake’s “Life Round Here” the track features NYC’s Angel Haze. Now, I’m not the biggest Angel Haze fan, I’ve yet to find a song of hers to really capture my attention, but the flow and major lyrical swag she brings to this track is kind of undeniable. I actually like it better than Chance The Rapper’s verse on the original.

What do you guys think of Ellie’s cover?!

Video Premiere: MØ – “Don’t Wanna Dance”

 

Two weeks ago we premiered Karen Marie Ørsted’s aka MØ’s glitzy and infectious single, Don’t Wanna Dance. Today, the kick-ass Danish singer has unleashed the awesome visuals to go with the lead single of her forthcoming debut, No Mythologies To Follow. The album arrives on February 24th in Europe and March 10th in the US. So close yet so far away!

For a girl who doesn’t want to dance…MØ got plenty of moves in the video. Check it out!

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Lorde vs Flume – “Sleepless Club” [WEKEED Boot] Mashup

 

Parisian DJ\Producer duo, WEKEED have unleashed a brilliant mashup of Sleepless by Flume and Lorde’sThe Love Club.

WEKEED flawlessly blends Lorde’s starry-eyed vocals with Flume’s shimmering production creating a fresh and bubbly (or dare we say, bubblier) take on Lorde’s addictive pop gem!

Grab the free download below!

“Be a part of the love club, Everything will glow for you, Go get punched for the love club, For the love club”

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NEW MUSIC: LO-FANG – “Look Away” + Album Debut + Tour Info

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Introducing LA based singer\producer Lo-Fang (née Matthew Hemerlein). The talented newcomer is classically trained in violin, cello, bass, piano, guitar and was recently featured as one of Billboard’s “14 Artists to Watch in 2014.” And rightly so, his newest song “Look Away,” a captivating ballad that showcases Hemerlein’s blissful  production of electro-pop and strings has not only captured the attention of critics and bloggers but that of newest indie-pop princess, Lorde. After hearing Lo-Fang’s folky, elctro-gem “#88,”Lorde invited Hemerlein to open for her on her upcoming headlining tour.

Check out the video for the brilliant “Look Away” directed by Grant Singer (Sky Ferreira, Kendrick Lamar, DIIV) and be on the look out for Lo-Fang’s debut album, BLUE FILM arriving on February 24th.

“Look Away” is simply breathtaking. Swoon.

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Tour Dates

March
3rd – Austin Music Hall, Austin, USA - tickets
4th – Southside Ballroom, Dallas, USA - tickets
5th – Bayou Music Centre, Houston, USA - tickets
7th – Echostage, Washington, USA - tickets
8th – Tower Theater, Philadelphia, USA - tickets
10th – Roseland, New York, USA - tickets
11th – Roseland, New York, USA - tickets
12th – Roseland, New York, USA - tickets
14th – Orpheum Theater, Boston, USA - tickets
15th – Sound Academy, Toronto, Canada - tickets
16th – Fillmore, Detroit, USA - tickets
18th – Aragon, Chicago, USA - tickets
20th – Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, USA - tickets
21st – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, Kansas City, USA - tickets
22nd – Fillmore, Denver, USA - tickets
24th – WaMu Theater, Seattle, USA - tickets
26th – Fox Theatre, Oakland, USA - tickets
27th – Fox Theatre, Oakland, USA - tickets