“Higher Ground” by Argonaut & Wasp

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Our friends Argonaut & Wasp an indie/electro fuzed group out of UVM are back with a follow up to their single releases “In The Drown” and “Pistol Pump Funk“. The first release has racked up just under 30K plays on YouTube to date, and the second with over 8K. In the time since the last release Argonaut & Wasp have played a large veriety of different venues and obtained a few different residencies.

Today we are talking about a project that the guys have been hard at work on for a while called “Future Protocol”. Argonaut & Wasp will be releasing this one in a big way by hosting a EP release party on February 20th at DROM in New York City. Before we get the entire project the guy’s have decided to give us a little taste by dropping their lead single called “Higher Ground”. I had a chance to preview this track a few weeks back, and it has been one of my favorites to listen to to chill out to since that point. “Higher Ground” will be available for Free Download for just 1 week only, so don’t miss your chance to grab this track! Also, support Argonaut & Wasp by giving “Higher Ground” a ‘Heart’ on Hype Machine!!

EP: “Flesh and Blood” by Yaarrohs

I discovered Yaarrohs through the glitch mob when she was part of their sophomore album “Love Death Immortality.” She now has a brand new EP of her own called Flesh and Blood, which has some great songs and an awesome amount of variety in terms of the sound. “Amber” is a great opener for the album, with interesting lyrics and a smooth sound that get you hooked. “Sub Rosa” has an awesome, rhythmic intro, and Atlas has a slow hypnotic resonance that is mirrored in the lyrics. The final song, “Stars” is incredibly slow to begin with leaving you wondering why it was not the placed somewhere else in the album, or if it even fits in, but it picks up speed and then ends, leaving you craving more of Yaarrohs’ mesmerizing sound.

Video: “Reflections” by The Misterwives

Watch out because indie-pop group MisterWives are about to make a big splash over the next year. They released their “Reflections” EP on iTunes back in January, and it has been an essential part of my music collection. The MisterWives have been traveling the country playing festivals and shows, as well as working hard in the studio on their upcoming album. Over the summer they had the opportunity to play for some massive festival crowds at Firefly & Summerfest, exposing their songs to new crowds of music lovers. MisterWives first official music video is the title track off their EP,  the video for “Reflections” debuted yesterday exclusively on BuzzFeed. The group filmed this video while in Europe playing a string of shows, needless to say they blew it out of the park with this first video. If you go to either Indiana University or Syracuse make sure to check out MisterWives when they touch down on your campus in the next few weeks! [Read more…]

“Alternate World (Alternate Age)” by Son Lux

This right here is harmonic magic. Son Lux spent much of his early professional career in NYC composing music for commercials, but since 2012 he has begun focusing primarily on his music career. In 2008, NPR’s All Songs Considered program named Son Lux “Best New Artist” after his debut album At War With Walls And Mazes was released. He released his most recent album Lanterns in October of 2013 and this summer put out an EP on “reimagined” songs from Lanterns. He has such a unique sound that it is hard not to be intrigued, let alone fall in love with it.

WKND MZK – “Right Now”

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So last week’s playlist seemed to do alright so why not take another shot at it. I put these together so that you all can get a different taste of what’s out there. Songs can be interpreted and felt much differently depending on thousands of variations. With what I have for you below, maybe it will make you feel some type of way. Right Now.

“Collide (Keljet Remix)” by Envy

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Netherlands duo Keljet will brighten up your day with this track. They recently remixed Envy’s third single “Collide.” Keljet has obtained early support from Kygo who has similar style. The duo describes their sound as indie disco and they add smooth summer vibes to the track. It is absolutely one to add to your chill playlist.

Release Date: July 10, 2014