Classixx – “Hanging Gardens”

Classixx - Hanging Gardens
Classixx

Blast this one on your stereo for the next party and I guarantee everyone will mutually appreciate it. Great for dancing AND chillin’. Only brilliant artists can make music like that.

Classixx (previously known as Young Americans) consists of two DJs from LA – Michael David and Tyler Blake. They are touring with Toro Y Moi this fall (see tour dates below).

Stream the whole album here:

CLICK HERE TO SEE TOUR DATES

Buy tickets here: http://toroymoi.blogspot.com/p/shows.html
10-08 Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom
10-09 Austin, TX – Emo’s East
10-10 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10-11 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10-13 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room (solo)
10-15 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10-16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
10-17 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
10-18 Columbia, SC – Columbia Museum of Art
10-19 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
10-21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10-22 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
11-01 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
11-02 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11-03 Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
11-04 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
11-06 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre
11-07 Aspen, CO – Belly Up
11-10 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
11-12 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
11-13 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

[LP release date: May 14, 2013]

Elliphant EP

Elliphant EP

Elliphant

Surprise, surprise — here is another Swede that has stolen my heart. Ellinor Olovsdotter performs as Elliphant and her music is like a mix of Santigold and M.I.A. She is perhaps the sexiest edition of 2013. Looking forward to hearing more.

[EP release date: January 20, 2013]

Julia Holter – “Maxim’s I”

A beautiful new song for this gray weekend in Atlanta.

Julia Holter

TOKiMONSTA – “Half Shadows”

Tokimonsta - Half Shadows

TOKiMONSTATOKiMONSTA (Jennifer Lee) is a DJ and producer based off of LA. Half Shadows is her second full length LP since 2010. It was inspired by Haruki Murakami’s 2002 novel Kafka On The Shore.

I love TOKiMONSTA’s style. I’m a sucker for good hip hop beats with poppy hooks — she blends them perfectly and it makes my ear taste buds happy. I know this is cheesy, but I’m proud to see a fellow Asian woman with such a badass style! :)

Stream the whole ablum below:

[LP release date: April 9, 2013]

SZA – “Julia” and “Teen Spirit”

Two new surprises from SZA!! I love this woman. Her voice and music won’t let you down. The first one is my favorite.

SZA

2013 Mixtape Vol. 3

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This playlist (of new songs from 2013) in particular is super chill. For a little more beats, check out #1.

I really wanted to add a Sigur Rós song to this public playlist (right before the new Explosions in the Sky song), but it’s not available on Soundcloud. The song I wanted to put is Stormur from their new album Kveikur. Check out this blog post about the song and ever evolving music video.

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“Mixtape cover” by colerise.

2013 Mixtape Vol. 2

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“Mixtape cover” by so_may.

Below is another playlist with my favorite songs from 2013. The first song by $3.33 called _AS wasn’t available on Soundcloud, so here it is (from Bandcamp).

And here is the rest…

2013 Mixtape Vol. 1

Subdisc

I’ve been very late in posting some of my favorites tracks for 2013 so far. So late that I was able to put together 3 playlists at one time! Check out Mixtape number 2 and number 3. I’m looking forward to hearing more new releases coming this year… there are so many awesome new records (and live shows) coming out and I’m excited as fuck. If you’re in Atlanta and wanna go to a show, holla!

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“Mixtape cover” by Subdisc.

And there was one song that isn’t available on Soundcloud so I couldn’t put in with the rest of the playlist. Here it is:

Sigur Rós’ Instagram “Stormur” Video

Sigur Ros has set up a website that collects videos from Instagram with the tag #Stormur and uploads them to their site that plays into an ever-evolving music video. That means the video I see won’t be what anyone else sees. Every video is unique to the viewer. Check out the video here.

Stormur

Postiljonen – “Skyer”

Postiljonen - Skyer

I fell in love hard when I first heard these guys just a couple of weeks ago. I have been hooked to the new album ever since. Skyer is definitely one of my favorite new albums of the year so far. Their music takes me to another peaceful place that is so comforting and blissful. The last time I remember very clearly when someone did this exact thing to me was when Ditt Inre released En Värld I Brand last year.

“The music feel grand, dreamy, warm and a little like laying in the grass studying the clouds passing by slowly up in the sky, in a pause from the hectic daily life. Just close your eyes and let yourself be enshrouded by the soft blankets of sound and beautiful interwoven melodies and I’m sure you’ll find your own associations.”
— Meadowmusic.se

PostiljonenPostiljonen is a band from Scandinavia who make a blend of dreamy, poppy, and 80s inspired music. You may notice that I have quite the obsession with Scandinavians — duh, they’re fucking brilliant! In this case, the band is composed of a norwegian gal and two swedish guys.

Skyer is perfect for the summer — it’s made for your lazy days and dreamy nights. Hybris, they’re record label describes them perfectly:

“…they have managed to create a characteristic sound, where ethereal and alluring vocals are interwoven in a mystical, ambient, dreamy and lovable expression. They have been compared to the likes of M83, Sigur Ros, jj and Cocteau Twins. They take inspiration from old black & white movies, the golden 80s, Balearic scenery, sleepless summer nights, and describe themselves as nostalgic daydreamers, which the music reflects perfectly.”

Stream the full album below:

Here is a video for a beautiful song called “Dit bara drömmar når” by Postiljonen in 2012.

[LP release date: July 5, 2013]