“Cigarettes and My Beautiful Wife” by Argonaut & Wasp

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Our friends Argonaut & Wasp have had a big summer, they made the move from Burlington, VT to music hotspot Brooklyn, NY in hopes of growing their music careers. The band has been playing Pianos NYC as part of their month long residency they called “The Hive” which concluded on Thursday, July 30th. During last weeks show Argonaut & Wasp premiered the new single “Cigarettes & My Beautiful Wife” live for the first time, and in honor of the final show at Pianos the guy’s decided to release the brand new dance track prior to the nights set. If you are digging the vibes of this track don’t hesitate to let the guys know on Twitter, and don’t forget to by share it with all your friends!  [Read more…]

Album: “Another One” by Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco has released his brand new 8-track LP. Another One is the perfect collection of summertime tunes to grill out to and enjoy what is left of the break. Mac builds off the same formula as Salad Days; the bright guitar, the walking bass, and smooth vocals. With Another One you can hear more keyboard being utilized adding another fresh element to his music.

Have you ever wanted to sit down and have a cup of Joe with Mac? Well don’t be shy, in the final tune “My House by the Water”, he gives out his New York address and welcomes anyone to stop by. Stream the his album and check out his hilarious Over/Under interview with Pitchfork below.

Album: “Currents” by Tame Impala

Kevin Parker, mastermind of Tame Impala, continues to grow as an artist with Currents. Taking a look at his past two creations, Innerspeaker and Lonerism are flooded with elements of music belonging to the Woodstock decade and bands like Led Zeppelin in the 70s; the highly psychedelic guitar, experimental synth, the muffled drum beats, and echoey vocals. With Currents, the vocals, synth, and bass seem to be the focal point. Three years after Lonerism, Parker has jumped into the 80s pop, but with a twist. Utilizing powerful and ambient synth, dreamy vocals, and jazzy bass, Tame Impala dominates the fairly new psych-pop genre.

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“Hold Me Down” by Halsey

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Halsey, a 20 year old with raging blue hair, is on her way to the top of the alternative music charts. She gained a lot of attention from her 2014 Room 93 EP, especially with the song Ghosts. She is scheduled to release her first studio album, Badlands, August 28th and it is already available for pre-order on iTunes. Halsey is authentic and remains true to herself. With a voice similar to Lana Del Ray, she is sure to reel in a large fan base. With four songs from this album already available on iTunes and Spotify, you can get a sense of what she has to offer.

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“Nangs” by Tame Impala

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“Nangs” is the second track on one of the most anticipated LPs of the summer, Tame Impala’s Currents. Critics and fans agree that Currents has potential to be the album of the year. “Nangs” is the fifth single released off the 13 song album due July 17, 2015. According to the Gaurdian, Kevin Parker credits shrooms and the Bee Gees as inspiration for Currents

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“Sparks” by Beach house

 

Baltimore’s dream pop duo Beach House is back with a tranquil new tune, “Sparks”. Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand strive off their ambient beats and their harmony which is clear in this track.”Sparks” is the first single released off their upcoming album Depression Cherry due August 28.

“This record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role.”-Beach House

You can better grasp their sound by listening to “Myth” off their 2012 LP Bloom, below.

EP: “Electric Love” by BØRNS

The songs of Michigan native’s, Garret Borns, EP Candy, are finally picking up speed. Candy was released in November 2014, but the song “Electric Love” is taking the reigns. With over 16 million plays on Spotify, it’s only continuing to get more popular. With its recent release of a music video, this song features a mystical foggy forest alongside BØRNS alternative melody. “Electric Love” is certainly sweet like candy as BØRNS’ voice and instruments combine the sounds of rock, indie, and electro. The beats and lyrics reflect each other perfectly as they intoxicate you with happy vibes and make you feel as if you’re floating underwater. As BØRNS’ voice transcends over the thick bass and electric pop, he eliminates any gender bias. In fact, when I first listened to it, I heard a female voice similar to Florence Welch.

This song is anything, but sappy. With lyrics like “Baby, you’re like lightening in a bottle / I can’t let you go now that I got it,” BØRNS is straying away from the cliché love songs you hear everyday. BØRNS is definitely on the rise with this track and will be making an appearance at Lollapalooza as well as accompanying Charli XCX on tour this summer. “Electric Love” definitely is worth a listen, and it won’t be long before it’s bumping through your radio.