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New Music From Astronauts, etc. – “Fuss”

New Music From Astronauts, etc. – “Fuss”

It’s Friday and since 7am I’ve been knocking e-mails out of my inbox to get an early start on this weekend.  At this point its definitely possible, but its still so early, who knows what will happen today…..

I heard the newest track from Astronauts, etc. yesterday, but couldn’t find the time to get it up on the blog for you.  Oaklander Anthony Ferraro is back, announcing that his lead single “Fuss” comes from the upcoming release of the Sadie EP, on Sept. 6th via Hit City U.S.A.    “Fuss” marks a departure from previous efforts, aiming to reconcile two distinct moods which characterize the main sections of the song.  Fans of Jai Paul, James Blake will dig this track, check it out.

Currently Listening To: Little Deed

Currently Listening To: Little Deed

For fans of London Grammar, or the voice of Florence Welch, check out Sydney-based artist Little Deed and her song “NEON”.  Starting as an acoustic bedroom project has become a full-bodied craft, Little Deed has traded in her years of guitar-driven indie folk, to exploring the union between the chaos of industrial electronic sounds and lush, acoustic instrumentation.

Take a listen to “NEON”.

“True” – Operators

“True” – Operators

If James Brown was the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business”, Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade, Divine Fits) is making a case to be the “Hardest Working Man in Alternative Music”. His latest mysterious project, Operators is another addition to his already-acclaimed resume.

There has been little information regarding Operators other than the inclusion of drummer Sam Brown (also of Divine Fits) and Devojka. Their first sample of their work, “True”, is a foray into eighties new wave with a modern cleanliness.  The pulsing rhythm and flat tones coming from the synth indicate an analogue alternative to the Handsome Furs‘ delightfully gaudy digital polish.

More information will come along about Operators as they continue to perform, but Boeckner’s ability to lead is enough to keep us eager for more fantastic listens. Listen to “True” below.

“11:11″ (Lyric Video) by Arkells

“11:11″ (Lyric Video) by Arkells

Here’s single #3 from Arkells‘, off the upcoming release of their third album High Noon.   Lead singer Max Kerman talks about where the song comes from.

“We’ve written songs about love before, but the protagonist is usually a bit of an asshole and the situation in general is grim.  “11:11″ is the opposite of that – there’s nothing but hope in the air, blue skies ahead.  There’s a local rocknroll club called The Casbah in our hometown, Hamilton, ON, and that’s where the song takes place. I was at a show watching a band, and I met a girl.”

Runaway

Runaway

Toronto’s electronic pop duo Electric Youth (producer Austin Garrick and vocalist Bronwyn Griffin) are set to release their debut album Innerworld on September 30th with Last Gang Records in Canada.   The album features 11 tracks, including their recent pulsing song, “Innocence“, their wildly popular track from Drive, “A Real Hero” (a collaboration with French producer College) and “Runaway”, which just hit the blogs this week.  Check it out below.

New Music From Body Language, “4 Real”

New Music From Body Language, “4 Real”

Slowly getting back into it here, as a weekend off turned into a 3 day absence from posting on the blog.  Sometimes, its hard to find the motivation to stream a hundred tracks looking for a gem to post.  Yesterday, I just didn’t have it in me.

Today?  Yeah, I’m loving what I’ve found in my e-mail and in the feeds I follow.  Case in point the latest from Brooklyn-based quartet Body Language.  “4 Real” is from the band’s newest EP “Infinite Sunshine” (set for release August 12th) and features summery funk of the 70’s with elements of modern pop and electronic music.  And go.