JD Samson & Men – “All The Way Thru”

JD Samson & Men

JD Samson & Men

I was introduced to the LP Talk About Body released in 2011 by JD Samson & Men by a friend recently and I wish I had found it sooner. I was a fan of Le Tigre back in the day, but I wasn’t very good at keeping up with what was going on Kathleen Hanna and the other band members. I was missing out! Check out this new single. Looking forward to the new release, Labor, coming out October 22, 2013!

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

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]

Julianna Barwick – “Nepenthe”

Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe

It’s artists like Julianna Barwick that contributes to a lot of the beautiful feelings I have for getting to live on this earth — like a drug. This overwhelmingly beautiful LP will make you evaporate into the sky.

Julianna is from Louisiana and raised in Missouri. She currently lives in Brooklyn. She’s touring with Sigur Rós this fall. Don’t miss it.

I’m sad that I can’t embed the whole album in this post, you’ll have to stream it via Gorilla vs Bear. Better yet, just frackin’ buy it.

Here is one song I’m able to embed:

[LP release date: August 20, 2013]

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