Icona Pop (Feat. Zebra Katz) – “My Party”

Icona Pop

Icona Pop

Lovin’ this beat. The vocal interpretation of the classic song hits the spot. Yes, you should play this at your next party.

MØ (feat. Diplo) – “XXX 88”

MØ and Diplo - XXX-88

MØ and Diplo - XXX-88

A new collaboration with MØ and Diplo.

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]

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!

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]

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

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.

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]