Playlists are up! It’s a smaller, more concise list this month, but tons of great new bands to get on board with. Choose your streaming platform (Soundcloud, Rdio and Spotify) and get listening. Artists to watch: Yukon Blonde, Leon Bridges, Tame Impala, Austin Basham.
To keep up with running regular guest posts on Indie Music Filter, I got in touch with Mattia Villa from Italy-based music blog Going Solo, who went beyond the call of duty and made two playlists today for this site.
When we founded Going Solo more than a year ago, we’d never expected that it would end up spending most of our free time on it. We’ve always been moved by a strong passion, but run a blog completely on our own has been our salvation. It has renewed our interest in music, letting us discover a lot of new opportunities and, needless to say, fantastic artists. Everyday we wake up knowing that great new songs are out there and our job is to spread the word about them, so that many people as possible can listen to good music. When Chris asked us to create a guest playlist for his blog, we gladly accepted. We love making playlists and we take their creation very seriously. We don’t want them to be merely a list of songs. We want there to be consistency between the tracks. That’s why we decided to compile not one, but two different playlist, both of which represent well our musical taste. Let us know which one you prefer via Twitter (@wearegoingsolo) and always remember to fly casual! – Mattia Villa, Going Solo
Chris / Best Of, IMF, Mixtapes, Monthly Playlists / ben khan, chris staples, cln, day wave, death from above 1979, embrz, evan voytas, folly & the hunter, goldroom, holychild, iris, ivan & alyosha, korallreven, mai kino, mansions on the moon, mates of state, misun, mt. wolf, on an on, rationale, rebecca clements, ryn weaver, slow down molasses, snowmine, the japanese house, the mary onettes, the tallest man on earth, trails and ways, wales, white shadows, will joseph cook, young empires / 0 Comments
May the 4th be with you.
Playlists are up! Check out this longer than usual collection of some great songs that popped online last month in April (via Soundcloud, Rdio and Spotify). Artists to watch: The Japanese House, Day Wave, White Shadows and Wales.
Chris / Best Of, IMF, Mixtapes, Monthly Playlists / ben khan, best of march 2015, big data, black coast, bravestation, christine and the queens, dead sea, ellie goulding, fickle friends, for esme, j.viewz, kassassin street, man made, many things, michael rault, mixtape, mt. wolf, rainer, royal blood, seoul, sufjan stevens, tei shi, the dig, the wombats, waters, will joseph cook, wolf saga, young wonder / 0 Comments
And, the playlists are up! Check out what rocked in March, via all your favourite platforms (Rdio, Soundcloud, Spotify and Youtube). Check out some killer tracks from Christine and the Queens, Black Coast, Ben Khan, Young Wonder, Man Made and many more.
Chris / Best Of, IMF, Mixtapes, Monthly Playlists / acre tarn, all tvvins, best of february 2015, big data, crocodiles, cruisr, exgf, gold lake, hayden, hot chip, icky blossoms, indie music filter, inventions, jarryd james, joywave, lord huron, moon king, moscow metro, natalie mccool, on an on, passion pit, pauma, prides, rah rah, satellite stories, the go! team, the tallest man on earth, the wombats, young empires, young wonder / 0 Comments
And, the playlists are up! Check out what rocked in February, via all your favourite platforms (Rdio, Soundcloud, Spotify and Youtube). This past month started off 2015 in a great way with some killer tunes from EXGF, The Wombats, The Tallest Man On Earth, Young Empires, Passion Pit and many more.
In my blog resolutions I made at the beginning of the year, I promised myself I’d do a better job at bringing more outside contributions to the blog, from additional regular writers, to putting up custom playlists from other blogs and tastemakers who I think have a great ear for new music. In the list of sites I check daily, I regularly read the words of Dan Frazier of Free Bike Valet, “a beach city music blog that focuses on capturing the coastal lifestyle, sand romanticism, brisk fog, desert dust, and gold rush nostalgia that characterizes the West Coast”. Dan is an entertainment music journalist who has written for Entertainment Weekly, SPIN, Nylon, Paste and many other publications.
When I e-mailed Dan out of the blue yesterday, he broke a world record for sending me back a playlist, taking just 24 minutes to put this great mix together. It’s a great sampling of the bands he normally features on his site, which only covers artists/bands from California. Some songs we’ve featured, but a bunch of new bands to check out…. hit play on the playlist below (and start checking Free Bike Valet daily too).
Stay tuned for more of these posts as I continue to reach out to other blogs I follow online.