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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Video: “Worse Things Than Love (ft. Natalie La Rose)” by Timeflies

 

Last night New York’s own Timeflies took to Time Square for the premier of the music video for their new single “Worse Things Than Love”, out now on Forty Eight Fifty/Island Records. Surrounded by hundreds of fans Cal and Rez lead an acoustic sing along while the video played on the massive screens behind them.

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“American Pie” by Timeflies

Timeflies Tuesday is back with the perfect song for your summer. The guy’s take on the classic song “American Pie” by Don McLean, and as always they added some extra flare. The new TFT video features Cal spitting some verses from hip hop legend Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”, and Jay-Z’s & Linkin Park’s “Numb/Encore”collaboration. [Read more…]

“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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“Hurricane (Halogen Remix)” by Misterwives

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After releasing impressive remixes of “Beautiful Now” by Zedd ft. Jon Bellion, and “Where Are Ü Now” by Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber, Halogen bring us a brand new release that you can instantly throw on repeat. The duo took on the track “Hurricane” by our friends indie-pop band Misterwives. The original track is a hit in it’s own right, but Halogen worked their magic and turned this track into a huge summer anthem that just leaves you in a good mood no matter what your day may have been like.  [Read more…]

Video: “Dumb” by The Heydaze

Not feeling the best after last night’s festivities? The Heydaze totally understand how you feel with their new hungover anthem, “Dumb”. Perfect for the morning after, this song will make you feel good no matter how severe your headache may be. Normally, Pump The Beat doesn’t dabble very much with this type of Pop music, however, my job is to give you guys something you want to listen to and, to be frank, there really is no better song that probably sums up how you’re feeling right now. So take some advil, drink lots of water and feel better, but until then The Heydaze can sympathize.

“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.