Billow Observatory (Self Titled LP)

Billow Observatory

Billow Observatory

If case you haven’t noticed, I love floating.

[LP released December 4, 2012 – but I heard it when Ghostly International released it February 5th]

Ditt Inre – “Värd mer än guld”

Ditt Inre - Värd mer än guld

Ditt Inre - Värd mer än guld

If I was trapped on an island and could only choose 5 bands to listen to, these guys would be one of them. I don’t know about you, but that’s saying a lot considering there are a shit load of brilliant musicians out there. Ditt Inre deserves no less attention in my opinion. I fell in love since their debut EP released last year. My connection to their music is so deep that I know the other me in all the parallel universes feel the same.

You can stream the whole album below, but you should also give them your money:

[LP released September 3, 2013]

Janelle Monáe featuring Solange – “Electric Lady”

Janelle Monae and Solange

Janelle Monae and Solange

There’s a good reason Janelle is getting all the exposure she’s getting. She is one of the best things that has ever happened to music (not just R&B). I freakin’ love her. And then she goes and collaborates with my the another brilliant artist, Solange. What do you get? Pure perfection.

Stream the new single here and pre-order the upcoming LP.

Check out this beautiful parallax page all about Janelle.


Janelle Monáe 2013 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

Cults – “High Road”


Hell to the yes. I’ve been waiting for something from them since their last LP in 2011. They released the first single for their upcoming LP less than a month ago, but I decided not to feature it on the site. It’s not a bad song, I just wasn’t that excited about it… But I love this new single!

Listen to it here:


09-06 Mexico City, Mexico – Bleu Club
09-07 Dallas, TX – Untapped Festival
09-08 Sacramento, CA – Launch Festival 2013
10-22 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
10-23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
10-26-27 Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
10-29 Washington, DC – Black Cat
10-30 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
10-31 Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
11-01 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
11-02 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Experience Music Festival
11-04 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11-05 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
11-06 Dallas, TX – Tree’s
11-08 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
11-09 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
11-10 San Diego, CA – The Irenic
11-12 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11-13 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11-15 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11-16 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rio Theatre
11-17 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
11-20 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
11-22 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11-23 Chicago, IL – Metro
11-24 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
11-25 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
11-26 New York, NY – Webster Hall

Bird Call – “Will We Get To Mars?”

Bird Call - Will We Get To Mars

Damn, Brooklyn – you can’t stop spitting out brilliant artists, can you? Bird call is comprised of singer and musician Chiara Angelicola and producer Bryan Senti. I’m so glad I found these guys (thanks Pigeons and Planes).

As I’m streaming the album for the first time, I’m completely hooked and somewhat mesmerized. My ears are addicted to this collaboration with Chiara and Bryan, there is no need to skip a track. I feel like they’re filling in an unknowingly empty gap in my “lustful for music” heart. So fulfilling, yet mysterious. The music reminds me of something very mature and dark, it’s hard for me to explain. Then I found that Pigeons and Planes describe what I’m thinking perfectly: “…tracks that feel like old world jazz infused with the beats and sonic textures of now—Angelicola’s compelling, rich vocals have a classic tone that’s endlessly enhanced by Senti’s orchestral production and attention to detail.”

Thank you, Bird Call. Thank you so goddamn much.

Stream the whole album here or better yet, support them and buy their debut album:

[LP release date: September 3, 2013]

The Blow – “From The Future”

The Blow

The Blow is an electro-pop duo of Khaela Maricich and Jona Bechtolt. Listen to a single from their self-titled LP out October 1, 2013.


09/15-09/16 Portland, OR – PICA’s TBA Festival
09/21 Lexington, KY – Boomslang Festival
10/11 Boston, MA – Museum of Fine Arts
10/13 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
10/14 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
10/15 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
10/17 Denver, CO – Walnut Room
10/18 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
10/19 Nampa, ID – Flying M
10/20 Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
10/21 Seattle, WA – Neumos *
10/22 Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo *
10/23 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl *
10/25 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill *
10/27 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *
10/28 Los Angeles, CA – Center for the Arts Eagle Rock *
10/29 San Diego, CA – Casbah *
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
11/01 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
11/02 Austin, TX – Red 7
11/04 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
11/05 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/06 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
11/08 Washington DC – Black Cat
11/09 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian
11/10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

* = w/ Kisses

Ryan Hemsworth – “Against A Wall (ft. Lofty305)”

Ryan Hemsworth

Check out this new track from his forthcoming LP “Guilt Trips” out Oct. 22, 2013.


09-18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Faded
09-19 Victoria, British Columbia – 9one9
09-20 Kelowna, British Columbia – Level
09-21 Portland, OR – Rotture
09-26 San Diego, CA – Bang Bang
09-27 Los Angeles, CA – Lure Patio
09-28 Seattle, WA – Decibel Fest @ Crocodile
10-03 Montreal, Quebec – Le Belmont
10-04 Toronto, Ontario – Hoxton
10-05 New York, NY – Dark Disco @ 88 Palace
10-06 Boston, MA – Great Scott
10-10 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
10-11 Chicago, IL – The Mid
10-12 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
10-23 Washington, DC – TBD
10-24 Miami, FL – Bardot
10-25 Denver, CO – NORAD
10-26 Houston, TX – Something Wicked Festival
10-27 New Orleans, LA – Hi-Ho Lounge
10-30 Nashville, TN – Scene
10-31 Austin, TX – TBD
11-01 San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom ** with Nina Kraviz

Little Daylight – “Tunnel Vision”

Little Daylight Tunnel Vision EP

Very impressive debut EP from Brooklyn Trio, Little Daylight. If you like energetic and fun 80s influenced indie-pop music, you’ll love this band. Looking forward to seeing more from this new band. They’re touring this fall – catch them if you can.

Stream a few of the songs directly from here or better yet, buy it:

[EP release date: August 20, 2013]

Postiljonen – “When All The Wild Things Die”


I can not put into words how much I love Postiljonen and their music. Here is a new track they just released from their Facebook page, When All The Wild Things Die. It is one of their first songs they made as a band and it isn’t on their brilliant LP that was released a few months ago. Very impressive. This band is heaven sent.

Louis Futon – “Alright Alright EP”

louis futon

Refreshing with a badass kick. Louis Futon is a duo of producers from Philadelphia. These two guys look young enough to be my kids — if I decided to have babies in high school, I mean. Maybe I just feel old when I see all these amazing young people making music that I can blast on my car or headphones.

Their short 3-song EP is currently available for free to download. Stream it here:

Here is another track that isn’t on their EP:

[EP release date: August 25, 2013]