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everything about this new summer camp song is right

18 Jul

summercampphoto london duo Summer Camp have dropped this infectious little dance floor jam from the band’s forthcoming self-titled album (sept. 9 on moshi moshi)

pre-order the album here.

download a new song by guards, “silver lining”

25 Sep

Photo by Olivia Malone

“Silver Lining” is the first taste of the new album by Guards, the three piece indieflowerpowerpopsterrockers fronted by Richie James Follin. The band’s album, In Guards We Trust, is out on February 5th. In case you missed their delicious EP – released in July/2010 – you can download it here. Guards also includes Loren Ted Humphrey & Kaylie Church.

it’s easy to fall in love with carousel @thecarouselpage

13 Apr

Yesterday I was hipped to the indie pop band Carousel from Boston (who I understand are on their way to a move to Brooklyn). The three piece – Kevin Friedman, Tyler Cratcha amd Jackson Phillips – have an EP called 26 Allston available for free download from their site here and a few additional singles here. After a few listens it’s easy to understand why so many people have fallen in love with them. We’re talking instant hooks, lush keyboards, swells of body moving electronica energy. I often dislike making comparisons but I will anyway; if you dig Passion Pit, Freelance Whales and of course Postal Service, you’re gonna dig these guys.

Where Have You Gone – Carousel
Know It’s Right – Carousel

welcome to team me

21 Jan

welcome to team me, a six piece norwegian pop band who are releasing their debut album called to the treetops in the states in march on propeller records. i missed the blogfamous buzz around the band on the ep they put out last year, however now they’ve hit my radar i’ve got a crush. the songs that team me craft are quite impressive; it’s joyous reach-for-the-skies indie-pop at it’s most melodic, with warm instrumentation and classic pop drive. think prefab sprout, the la’s, fanfarlo, deacon blue…i could go on, but i won’t cause really it’s about a unique voice that team me have as a band. listen/watch below.

Show Me – Team Me

With My Hands Covering Both of My Eyes I Am Too Scared To Have a Look At You Now

Team Me – Show Me from APPARATET on Vimeo.

@workdrugs announce new album; download new single, “blue steel”

5 Oct

the hits keep coming: philly’s work drugs are releasing an album on november 7th called aurora lies. download the first single, and check out the video for “blue steel” below. the band are playing tomorrow at wqhs university of penn student radio show at the Rotunda in along with TONY CASTLES, Power Animal and Botany. For tickets and more information for that show is click here.

Getting into: Letting Up Despite Great Faults @lettingup @OldFlameRecords

26 Jul

We all know what great taste in new and old music bloggers like Justin from Aquarium Drunkard has, so when they waxes on, I typically take notice. Such is the case with the LA based Letting Up Despite Great Faults, a band I’ve taken a quick liking to. The band have a new EP coming in August on Old Flame called Paper Crush that is filled with delicious indie-pop gems. Think Creation Records, Velvet Crush, early Primal Scream, Velocity Girl. Download a couple tunes below.

Download more music from their SoundCloud page here

Gimme a “c”, gimme an “h”, gimme an “e”…. What’s that spell? Cheerleader! What’s that spell? Cheerleader

11 Jul

With only two songs to their name, I’m sold on Cheerleader, Donovan Rex and Max Friday, two musical pals from Hartford, CT. Their indie-pop sounds familiar yet refreshing (cliche violation, sorry), and it’s got me wanting more. Sometimes you listen to stuff like this and you just know; it’s got that special songwriting quality and sound that’s reaching for a higher place on a continuum of indie-pop/rock retread. Extra points for grabbing up one of those really cool hard-to-find-on google band names.