Wildarms – “Just For Love EP”

Wildarms

Wildarms

Another gem from Cascine. This charming electronic beauty is just right for your melancholic sunny days.

RIYL: Odesza, Crystal Castles

[LP Released December 17, 2013]

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.

Odesza – “My Friends Never Die”

Odesza - My Friends Never Die

Odesza - My Friends Never Die

When I make a list of my favorite releases for 2013 at the end of this year, My Friends Never Die will no doubt going to be on that list. Odesza released a full LP last year that is also in my top 10 releases of 2012. These guys are so brilliant and I’m so glad they’re in my life. Each song they spit has me hooked. I’m a sucker for sexy badass beats. Please make music forever, Odesza!

You can stream the EP below or download it free on their website.

[EP release date: September 17, 2013]

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:

Dro Carey – “Brand Ambassador (Deluxe)”

Dro Carey - Brand Ambassador

Dro Carey - Brand Ambassador

Badass hip-hop instrumental mixtape brought to you by Dro Carey from Sydney, Australia. All I have to say is fucking YES.

Stream the 22-track album below:

Jagwar Ma – “Howlin”

Jagwar Ma - Howlin

Jagwar Ma is an Australian duo that makes poppy psychedelic dance music — a discovery I was very happy to find. There’s something nostalgic about the music, but I feel like that about a lot of the music I listen to regularly. I’m totally digging the style musicians are taking nowadays. Howlin’ is a perfect thing to play when you have a gathering with your friends — it’ll keep things upbeat and spread a good feeling.

You can stream the whole album in full on Spotify, but I recommend you support them and buy the album.

You can also stream a couple of songs here:

[LP release date: June 10, 2013]

Son Lux – “Lost It To Trying”

Son Lux

Son Lux

This noisy, but very well produced song sounds very epic. This is my first time hearing of Son Lux and I’m curious to hear the new LP release coming out October 29, 2013.

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

Ryan Hemsworth

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

CLICK HERE TO SEE TOUR DATES

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

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]