Lolo – “Year Round Summer Of Love”

Lolo - Year Round Summer Of Love

Here’s a funky new song for you! If you like Janelle Monáe and Amy Winehouse, you’ll dig this. Lolo is a new soul-funk artist and I’m really looking forward to hearing more from her in the near future.

Stream the song here:

Here’s another song she released about a month ago. Love the piano touches.

Yea, I heard it from a friend
Who heard it from a friend
So when you gonna to tell me you fucked me over

Ditt Inre – “Formulär 1A”

Ditt Inre

What? Me? Obsessed? Psshhh – whatever. Okay, maybe. Just a little. Okay, I admit. Obsession is an understatement! I love this duo – they seem to not know how to make music that is less than perfect.

Formulär 1A is another song from their upcoming LP, Värd mer än guld. The special premiere is found in No Fear of Pop. I’m not allowed to post the Soundcloud audio directly on my site (yet) so you’ll have to go directly to their site:

http://www.nofearofpop.net/blog/ditt-inre-formulaer-1a-exclusive

X priest X – “Samurai”

x priest x

Instant love. This is my first time hearing of this band and I’m gonna make sure to check out their upcoming EP (not sure of release date). X priest X features vocalist Madeline Priest, Dave Kazyk, and Chandler Strang.

Enjoy.

London Grammar – “Interlude”

London Grammar

Here is a haunting and very intimate new track from London Grammar, an English art rock trio formed by Hannah Reid, Dot Major, and Dan Rothman. If you haven’t yet, check out their EP that was released February 25, 2013, Metal & Dust. If You Wait LP is to be released on September 1, 2013 (UK only).

They’re touring with the amazing Jaymes Young this fall. I’m sad they’re not coming to Atlanta. :( Check out their 2013 Tour Dates here.

Here is another single really worth checking. Hannah Reid is just perfect.

Here’s the video to the amazing song, Strong:

M.I.A. – “Unbreak My Mixtape”

M.I.A.

Here’s a new song from M.I.A., Unbreak My Mixtape. Listen for the badass samples of Tender by Blur and I Love You More Than Words Can Say by Karen Dalton.

“Here’s a mixtape that I made, let’s take a break.” Yes. That’s what I’ve been trying to tell everyone. Thanks, M.I.A.

Stream it here:

And in case you missed it, here’s another single released a couple of months ago, Bring The Noize:

Ditt Inre – “Vi kommer aldrig bli som er”

Ditt Inre

Ditt Inre is hands down one of my favorite new bands of 2012-2013. Their music is a beautiful edition to this world. I’m so ecstatic about their upcoming debut LP, Värd mer än guld, set to be released on September 3, 2013 under the brilliant Cascine label. You would be excited too if you heard their sexy 2012 EP release En Värld I Brand.

And yea, these guys are also Swedish. I don’t know what all these damn Swedes are up to — probably world domination. They’ve already dominated MY world. Everyone in that country can’t stop spitting out beautiful music.

Check them out and prepare to let your heart melt. Here are two singles that will appear in their upcoming LP debut:

Here is a gorgeous song that only seems to be available as a single:

Au Palais – “Blue Lights”

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I’m a sucker for darkwave/goth-pop/whatever you want to call it. Au Palais releases a new song called Blue Lights that is worth checking out.

Stream it here:

Au4 – “Everyone is Everyone (and Everything is Everything)”

Au4 - And Down Goes The Sky

Last night, I was watching one of my favorite TV shows, Continuum, specifically Season 2 – Episode 11. Towards the end of the episode, an awesome song was perfectly placed into the scene. It wasn’t just Continuum’s brilliance of using the right song, but the song itself had great resonance and I had to find out who it was.

Au4 kind of reminds me of the music I listened to in the late 90’s and early 2000’s when I was in high school. I used to listen to a lot more post-rock and even industrial influenced music because it was more easily accessible. I may not feature music like this often on this blog, but I’m proud to share Au4 with you and I hope you give them a try. Their latest LP, …And Down Goes The Sky is available free on their website. The band has done a really good job bringing different styles of sounds in their album. If you like what you hear, support them by donating on iTunes. The song in particular that I’m referring to from the Continuum episode is called “Everyone is Everyone (and Everything is Everything)”.

Stream the song and the rest of the album here:

Janelle Monáe featuring Miguel – “Prime Time”

Janelle Monae and Miguel - Primetime

Here is a sexy new single from Janelle Monáe featuring Miguel. Janelle has a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to see her live again in November (her last show of the tour is in her hometown, Atlanta). See tour dates below. The new LP, Electric Lady will be released on September 20th. Pre-order it now!

Stream the song here:

Chorus:

Cause baby it’s a prime time for our love
Ain’t nobody peekin’ but the stars above
It’s a prime time for our love
And heaven is betting on us

CLICK HERE TO SEE TOUR DATES

09-14 London, England – iTunes Festival
09-20 Hamburg, Germany – Mojo Club
09-26 Cork, Ireland – Arthur’s Day
10-13 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10-14 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
10-16 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10-18 Montreal, Quebec – Olympia Theatre
10-19 Toronto, Ontario – Kool Haus
10-21 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
10-22 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
10-24 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
10-25 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10-29 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10-30 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
11-01 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
11-02 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
11-05 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11-06 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11-07 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
11-09 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11-12 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live
11-13 Houston, TX – House of Blues
11-15 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
11-17 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11-19 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
11-20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
11-22 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11-23 Miami, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
11-26 Atlanta, CA – The Tabernacle

Julia Holter – “Maxim’s I”

A beautiful new song for this gray weekend in Atlanta.

Julia Holter