Sylvan Esso just released another great track. Not too long ago, we posted “Hey Mami,” and this new single, “Coffee” might be an even more addictive tune. This featured track rises with unique electro-blips, a gentle beat, and sweet chimes. Amelia Meath’s vocals shine as she gently paints a sonic image of youthful affection. She sings, “Wild winters, warm coffee, mom’s gone, do you love me?” Nick Sanborn’s modern elements meld perfectly to create a song that radiates with originality and sophistication. Sylvan Esso’s first full album is expected to be released in mid-May. We can’t wait.
Amelia Meath & Nick Sanborn are Sylvan Esso — a unique group that blends beautiful folk-laced harmonies with carefully placed electro elements. The big bass and bolstering synths add drama to the the delicate vocals, perfectly blending genres to create a truly stunning sound. They’ve only released two tracks so far: “Hey Mami” as well as the equally addictive “Play It Right.” We’re hooked on the novelty of this group; take a listen.
New Zealand’s latest sibling duo, BROODS, has released another single, “Mother & Father.” At ages 20 and 22, their layered and unique sounds produced their debut single, “Bridges.” This resonating initial track procured a following — a well-deserved one. BROODS tracks soar somewhere beyond indie-pop; their songs are a distinct brand of songwriting that sweetly spins musical stories, landing squarely, and at times harshly, on the pangs and ponderings of Gen Y. Our featured track showcases clear vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and a hypnotic melody that creates a genuine sense of nostalgia. Enjoy “Mother & Father” and keep an eye out for BROODS full album, Evergreen, expected early October.
Starting as an underground rapper from Stockholm, Mapei (Jaqueline Cummings) recently released a captivating rap/pop fusion single. In this featured track, “Don’t Wait,” Mapei moves through a memorable melody paralleled by spacey-electronic notes. She sings, “If It wasn’t for you, I’d be alone. If it wasn’t for you, I’d be on my own.” The sunshiny bridge and synth voices give the tune a playful perspective: “No matter where you’re at no worry I’ll be there, no one’s got your back like I do… When I shine you shine always…” This uplifting, fresh take on a love song can counter any pissy mood — with snaps, rolling percussion, and driving beat, “Don’t Wait” will having you pressing replay in no time.
This Michigan artist claims if “you like pizza or puppies or pizza puppies, you’ll probably like fthrsn.” fthrsn (pronounced “father son”) makes lo-fi bedroom pop that deftly picks up tempo mid-song. The motown/soul influenced tracks feature reflective lyrics like “I’m just a little kid who lives in my head…” Take a listen.
The new Baths album features great dark, electro-pop. Check out the interesting artistry on Baths’ sophomore album, Obsidian. Los-Angeles based Will Wiesenfeld uses electronic blips, a variety of instruments, and often staggeringly pained – yet captivating – lyrical content. “Ossuary” is a standout track, taking on an aggressive start and easing into a sweet melody with an energetic beat and assured tone. Wiesenfeld sings, ‘Once interred, in turn to turn to bone, fate unseen, kiss the stone. You hope that where you are, that you’re not alone.’ Faintly Pinback-ish and playful, “Ossuary” is one of the faster-paced tracks in this emotional collection. Check out the rest of this article @ iHeardin
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When: September 21st, 2013 at 3:00pm
FM 94/9’s Independence Jam was September 21st at the Junior Seau Memorial Amphitheater at the Oceanside Pier. The line-up featured Cage The Elephant, Smallpools, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., American Authors, Royal Teeth, The Colourist and Dead Feather Moon. We were blown away by these artists’ live performances at the idyllic location with two stages, right on the water in Oceanside. Be sure to check out the FM 94/9 website for more local San Diego shows!
SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2013 AT 12:00PM
Lou’s Records, one of our favorite San Diego-based record stores, held a Labor Day sale this weekend featuring 50% off all used CDs. Total score. Lou’s has been around since 1980 and is home to an impressive collection of new and used CDs, LPs, Tapes, DVDs and other things you won’t know you need until you dive in. It’s well worth a trip to beautiful Encinitas — spend a few hours and dollars at this endearing place and score some nice music next time you’re cruising through San Diego. It’s also surrounded by amazing coffee shops and restaurants and is just a few blocks from the beach. Go check it out soon, and keep up to date with Lou’s events here.
August 3rd, 2013 at 10:00PM
Anticon records celebrated 15 years of great music at Anticon Weekend, an event that featured Baths, Daedelus, D33J, Sodapop and Low Limit. This summer, these artists came to the beautiful ACE Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs to showcase a refreshing dose of unconventional pop, electronic music, and DJ sets for pool-goers and Cali vacationers alike. Here’s a photo we took of Will Wiesenfeld of Baths in the Amigo Room at the hotel, creating the ideal summer soundtrack at a perfect location. Be sure to keep up with great music happenings at Anticon Records.