A little late to the party on NYC indie-pop band Misterwives, but better late than never. This track “Our Own House” really caught my ear when sharing music with another new music fan recently. Sounds like party Florence; a great summer song.
Kentish newcomer Will Joseph Cook has just given us a new song called “Beach”, the first taster from his sophomore EP Proof Enough, released on 11th August via Atlantic Records. With influences ranging from Darwin Deez to Nick Cave, and over 1 million streams of his debut EP You Jump I Run, this kid is an incredible new talent. An artist to watch for sure.
The EP was recorded earlier in 2015 in London with up and coming producer Hugh Worskett at the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey over weekends and during breaks from school. All songs written and composed by Will himself. And he’s only 18. Talk about an incredible start!
Ruban Nielson, singer and guitarist of Portland-born-New Zealand-raised band, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, wanted to produce something different—something that would defy “manly white-guy rock music,” as he said in an interview with Dummy Mag. And that he did. This dynamic retro-psychedelic track sounds like no other; from the intro that takes you back to the 60s to Kody Nielson’s beats and to the deep harmonizing, the song is so good that any part of it could truly be the chorus.
There’s the delicious sound, but the story behind the lyrics is worth mentioning too. Nielson expresses his experience with just what the title says—multi-love –when his wife invited a woman who he had met earlier to live with their family. “Think about the two most serious relationships in your life so far, and then experiencing them simultaneously. It makes you wonder: How much can a human being deal with emotionally?” he said to CoS.
I’ve put Regina, Saskatchewan-based five-piece Rah Rah‘s latest single “Chip Off The Heart” on heavy rotation here this week. The song comes from their upcoming Gus Van Go and Werner F produced album “Vessels” which will be released on September 11th, 2015 on Hidden Pony Records.
Something about the vibe of this song just seems to fit some nicely with the beginning of summer. “Freazy” by London’s Wolf Alice, from the Mike Crossey produced album “My Love is Cool”. An album that’s “equal parts gigantic, screeching guitars and wistful, wilting beauty”, do yourself a favour and add this highly anticipated album to your summer rotation.