Yumi Zouma – “The Brae”

Yumi Zouma

Yumi Zouma

I’m head over heals in love with this song. A new artist from New Zealand from my favorite Cascine. Can’t wait to hear more from her.

Here’s another good feeling single that was released recently:

Yelle – “L’Amour Parfait”

Yelle - L'Amour Parfait

Yelle - L'Amour Parfait

I can’t believe I missed this. I loved their 2011 LP, Safari Disco Club. I even got my 10 year old sister (8 at the time) addicted to it — she’d request to hear them all the time and even though it was mostly in French, she would sing along to it the best she could. I just discovered this song last night and I think I’ve already played it at least 20 times.

Tennis – “Mean Streets”

Tennis - Mean Streets

Tennis - Mean Streets

Tennis is a super cute husband and wife duo (and drummer) from Colorado. They immediately became one of my favorite bands to ever walk this Earth after they released their debut Cape Dory in 2011. I almost shit my pants with excitement when they announced their new single and EP album release date. Small Sound EP is set to be released November 5, 2013. They also announced tour dates, but I’m so disappointed they’re not coming to Atlanta. According to their Facebook page, more dates will be announced, but I’m afraid Atlanta won’t be one of them. :( Because of unforeseeable events, I’ve missed them TWICE in the last couple of years — SINFUL.

This new song is exactly the kind of stuff I look forward to from Tennis. I’m so excited to hear even more! Stream the new song here:

CLICK HERE TO SEE TOUR DATES

Tennis 2013 Tour Dates

11/3 Brooklyn, NY @ School Night Brooklyn Bowl
11/5 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall+
11/6 Washington, DC @ Black Cat+
11/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts+
11/9 Montreal, QC @ II Motore*
11/10 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison^
11/12 Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub+
11/13 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar +
11/14 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge+
11/16 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall^
11/17 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway^
11/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater+
11/20 Madison, WI @ The Frequency+
11/21 Maquoketa, IA @ Daytrotter+

+ Communion Presents w/ ON AN ON, Night Sweats, Savoir Adore & more
* Support from ON AN ON
^Support from ON AN ON & Night Sweats

Here’s a beautiful one from their last LP from 2012, Young & Old:

Phantogram – “Black Out Days”

phantogram

phantogram

Phantogram never disappoints me. I first discovered them when they opened up for School of Seven Bells a few years ago, I think it was 2009. It was before people discovered their brilliance and blew up. I had the privilege of meeting them, they were as sweet as can be. I love to watch bands get the attention I think they deserve, but at the same time I’m sad that I probably won’t ever get the chance to walk right up to them again.

Can’t wait for the new LP coming out soon! They are touring this fall (see dates below). I’m looking forward to seeing them in Atlanta this Halloween!

I’m lovin’ this new track, I’m listening to it on repeat as I write this. Love you, Phantogram!!

CLICK HERE TO SEE TOUR DATES

Phantogram 2013 tour dates:

8/31 – Calgary, AB @ X-Fest
9/1 – Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom Fest
9/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/6 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/8 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/9 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/12 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
10/18 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Fest
10/21 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
10/25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/26 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
10/28 – Houston , TX @ House of Blues
10/30 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/31 – Atlanta , GA @ Masquerade
11/1 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
11/2 – Chalottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
12/4 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
12/5 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
12/8 – Boston, MA @ Paradise

Still Parade – “Health”

Still Parade

Still Parade

This beautiful song is adding a nice atmosphere to my morning.

Anna Nordeen – “Tom Petty”

Anna Nordeen

Anna Nordeen

“Catch a dream pop wave to a doo whop beat” with this fabulous song by Anna Nordeen. Check out the EP that was released February of this year, You Know Where I Am. Very sweet.

Here’s another track from the EP that I really enjoy:

Icona Pop (Feat. Zebra Katz) – “My Party”

Icona Pop

Icona Pop

Lovin’ this beat. The vocal interpretation of the classic song hits the spot. Yes, you should play this at your next party.

MØ (feat. Diplo) – “XXX 88”

MØ and Diplo - XXX-88

MØ and Diplo - XXX-88

A new collaboration with MØ and Diplo.

Odesza – “My Friends Never Die”

Odesza

Odesza

OMG I am so feeling this new track.

Odesza is from Seattle and they are releasing My Friends Never Die EP that will be free to download on September 17, 2013. They are also touring this fall – see dates here.

And now stream their 2012 LP release Summer’s Gone here:

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – “One”

Yamantaka / Sonic Titan

Yamantaka / Sonic Titan

Holy shit. This is my first time of hearing Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, hailing from Toronto, Canada (originally formed in Montreal). After listening to this new track, One, I went and checked out their release from 2011 — and yup, I fell in love. Needless to say, I have another new release to be überly excited about this fall. Here is the band’s description of their music: “Asian Diasporic psychedelic noh-wave opera group fusing noise, metal, pop and folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-orientalist cesspool of ‘eastern’ culture in giant monochrome paper sets.” Hell YES.

Their upcoming album Uzu is set to be released October 29, 2013. I. Can. Not. Wait.

The new song is currently available for download:

Uzu Tracklisting:
1. Atalanta
2. Whalesong
3. Lamia
4. Windflower
5. Hall of Mirrors
6. Seasickness Pt. 1
7. Seasickness Pt. 2
8. Bring Me The Hand Of Bloody Benzaiten
9. One
10. Saturn’s Return

Stream their 2011 release YT//ST here:

Since it’s not available, links below are for the 2011 YT//ST release, not the new upcoming release: