Best Covers: Marissa Nadler ‘Seabird’

Marissa Nadler tends toward the moody and ethereal, layered angelic vocals with a dark undercurrent in Allessi Brothers cover. For “Seabird,” off her forthcoming EP The Wrath of the Clouds (a companion piece to last year’s full-length The Path of the Clouds) she ups the energy a bit, turning this soft-rock hit into a swooning indie-pop number.

Introducing…Ginger Root

Editing films, videos, and other multimedia by day, and making music under the name Ginger Root by night, Cameron Lew fronts a sounds that can be described as: “Aggressive Elevator Soul”.

Combining elements from contemporaries like Toro Y Moi, Vulfpeck, Metronomy, and Kero Kero Bonito with the influences of Japanese City Pop and the days of Stax and Philly Soul, Ginger Root offers a fresh take on the ever evolving Bedroom Pop scene. “Loneliness” is the first single off of Ginger Root‘s next EP, “Nisemono” out Sept 9th on Acrophase Records.

4Ever Song of The Week: The Kinks “You Really Got Me”

With a pair of unsuccessful singles under their belt and the label breathing down their necks for a hit, The Kinks entered the studio in the summer of 1964 knowing they needed to make their next record count. They pulled it off in a big way with “You Really Got Me,” which made its U.K. debut on Aug. 4, 1964.

The song was an immediate sensation, shooting up the charts and claiming the top spot for two weeks in September. While it didn’t reach quite as high in other countries, “You Really Got Me” was a huge worldwide hit, making the Top 40 in Germany, Italy and France, and breaking into the Top 10 in Ireland, Canada and the U.S., where it peaked at No. 7. By the time the single had run its course, the Kinks were famous.

The muses of La Musa: 070 Shake

With her soaring voice, Kanye West affiliate Danielle Balbuena, AKA 070 Shake, has a knack of investing productions with boundless freedom. She cracks West’s 2018 track Ghost Town wide open with a yearning, melodic nostalgia, and on her 2020 debut Modus Vivendi, the New Jersey-born rapper croons through everything from forlorn synthpop to bass-heavy rhythm.

On the heels of her successful album tour 070 Shake shares a new visualizer for the album track, “Blue Velvet”, directed by her creative companions, C.O.R.E. The new visual directly follows her highly-anticipated sophomore album, You Can’t Kill Me, released to widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings earlier this month.

Divus Julius presents: Gorillaz

 In 2000 when 2-D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs poked their (virtual) snout into the first Gorillaz EP, Tomorrow Comes Today. We discovered fascinating biographies behind each character, a new mythology for worshipers of electronic music, classy phrasing and weird R&B and later in 2005 we found out that Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett were the almighty creators behind it all.  Now, in 2022, after some albums they have shared their new track, ‘Cracker Island’.

Hit of The Week: Cool Sounds ‘Hello, Alright, You Got That?’

Cool Sounds have shared details on their new album ‘Like That’, as well as sharing a new single from it entitled ‘Hello, Alright, You Got That?’

The album, announced today (June 15), follows on from last year’s ‘Bystander’. Its announcement also sees a shift in the project’s personnel, as lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Dainis Lacey has assumed the moniker as its sole member. ‘Like That’ is set for release on Friday October 7 via Chapter Music, marking Cool Sounds’ first release for the veteran indie label.

Music by Bergman: Two Door Cinema Club

A lot has changed since Alex, Sam and Kevin, three teenagers from Northern Ireland who shared the same passion for music, started stumbling around as a band looking for exposure on MySpace, like many other early bands in the 2000’s. Now, those three buddies are Two Door Cinema Club.

More than a decade of career proving that they are evolving towards synthpop experimentation. All this without abandoning the spirit of the indie-rock trio so evident in their identity as a band.

Set for release on 2nd September, Two Door Cinema Club have announced their fifth studio album ‘Keep On Smiling’, revealing first single ‘Wonderful Life’ alongside the news.

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