Playlists are in! Pick your platform of choice (Soundcloud, Rdio and Spotify) and get listening to what rocked the blogs last month (featuring Favela, CHVRCHES, Sego, Born Ruffians and many more).
I’ll admit, I’m phoning this one in a little bit. I just came out of the sun after a couple beers to get a handle on this overflowing inbox. These are the songs that rose to the top. Check out what’s #trending this week on the blogs, featuring Darwin Deez, Icona Pop and Nvdes.
Swedish synth-pop duo Icona Pop recently released a song called “First Time”, which not only rocks, but was the first song they ever wrote since forming in 2012. The song will appear on the new Emergency EP, out now on Big Beat Records.
Darwin Deez is having some great luck with his second listen from his fall release of Double Down, having Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe declare “Time Machine” his “World Record”.
Finally, I got a note recently from LA band Nvdes, who’s “chill indie dance music” is a perfect fit for this site. Check out “Unforgettable”.
Playlists are in! Pick your platform of choice (Soundcloud, Rdio and Spotify) and get listening to what rocked the blogs last month (featuring Beck, Day Wave, Darwin Deez, Wolf Alice and many more).
I can’t believe it’s been two years since Darwin Deez released his album “Songs For Imaginative People”, the follow up to his highly successful self-titled debut. This week, the indie-pop renaissance man has shared a new single entitled “Kill Your Attitude”, already debuted on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record In The World”. This song is a sneak peek into Darwin Deez’s forthcoming third album, the details of which have yet to be announced, but is set for release this Autumn.
“Kill Your Attitude is a song about interpersonal squabbling” says Darwin Deez of the new track. “I love to fight. To argue. I fought a lot with my mother growing up. Consequentially, it doesn’t feel like love to me if there isn’t fighting. But fighting itself is the opposite of love”.
“You Can’t Be My Girl” by Darwin Deez.
“Directed by Keith Schofield, the video tells the story of a guy who falls in love with a girl, but never lets her know. The video follows her journey of meeting someone else, getting married, having children, etc., whilst Darwin remains forever alone in the background. The video is also a parody of “found footage” (Tumblr videos) where the videos are nothing but an endless series of hipster, or supposedly cool and interesting, imagery. Darwin’s is an endless series of banal, corporate b-roll, re-contextualized into a bizarre (but hilarious) music video.”