FOUR TET AND ROCKETNUMBERNINE – ROSELAND
For Fans of: Thom Yorke, Air, Trifonic, Flying Lotus,
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – KEMOSABE
For Fans of: Django Django, Bloc Party, Kenna, Franz Ferdinand, The Rapture, Alt-J,
Nothing sounded quite as cool in 2010 as Everything Everything’s My Kz Ur Bf. They seemed to take the dance-rock genre of the mid-naughties pushed forward by Franz Ferdinand and friends, and bring it to creative new heights. It was truly a welcomed sound, as I always believed this kind of music was too quickly dropped by bands and critics. Everything Everything now fight to keep music fresh and exciting in 2013 with their soon to be released album Arc. Kemosabe, a single from the upcoming album, is as frantic and grandiose as My Kz, but has a decidedly sweeter sound than its predecessor, and… well… far less violent. I may need to wait for the lyrics to figure out what the hell lead singer Jonathan Higgs is saying, all I know is it is a proper good-time track.
HAERTS – WINGS
For Fans of: Fleetwood Mac, All Saints (yes, All Saints), Grimes, Jessie Ware, Chairlift,
A great euphoric female pop song always takes me back to the eighties. I remember my parents driving down the highway, me in the backseat, daydreaming while seeming to float over bright green pastures and brilliant yellow canola fields. In the background, I always recall a endlessly joyful Fleetwood Mac song playing, weaving its way through a child’s imagined adventures. Of course, now that I am older, I have an innate fondness to the Everywheres and Seven Wonders that pass by my ears, which is why when the brilliant Mitten Mouth Music (an always reliable source of top notch music) posted Wings, I was instantly enamoured. The Brooklyn based german band bring a dopamine-injected summer day to mind with the airy synth, bouncy bass, and island-ready guitars. The vocals are truly reminiscent of Stevie Nicks, and bring her traditionally honest swoon to the table. It is a golden track to add to your iTunes library and wait until those long sunny days come back to us.