TGIF Playlist: July 4, 2014

Another playlist where the order doesn’t even matter because all the songs are awesome, take a listen below:

  • Obsessed with this Lykke Li, No Rest For the Wicked remix with A$AP Rocky, makes me a little less depressed than the original.
  • Lowell’s The Bells has hands down become my summer jam. I Love You Money is just as upbeat and awesome as Bells, it also uses the crap out of a clap track, which I love. To me, it’s a girl power/feminist filled pop song, insert *raise the roof* emoji.
  • New Zealander Yumi Zouma‘s The Brae is a current favourite, it has really airy vocals, kind of an 80s, Breakfast Club vibe. 
  • I know i mentioned Adult Diversion last week and it’s all over Indie88, but I’m just in a big Alvvays kick right now.

That’s all friends, hope you all have a great weekend and for those in ‘Merica hope you have a great 4th of July!

 

Indie-licious Tues June 24th 2014

1. Happy With Me – HOLYCHILD
2. In My Arms – Musique Le Pop
3. A Parting Gift – BL_NK_SP_C_S
4. Never Closer – Firestations
5. Have I Fooled You? – Omhouse
6. I Won’t Leave You – Laurie Shaw
7. Holiday – Keath Mead
8.Upside Down, Inside Out – Born Joy Dead
9. House – Thunderhank
10. When Yesterday’s Gone – Hungry Kids of Hungary
11.Take My Time – Glory Glory
12. Saturday Night Blues – Natural Child
13. deep sea diver – Wild Ivy
14. Feral – The Delphines
15. Say Yes To Ewans – Oliver Wilde

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Thursday Grab Bag (indie pop, dreampop, synthpop & R&B)

Two grab bags in one week? Am I finally becoming a consistent writer? (false hopes)

It’s because I need to clean out the MBF inbox before NXNE. I pitched coverage in exchange for a media pass, which is significantly less illegitimate than haggling with doormen and trying to look interesting/cool.

Today’s Grab Bag has a decidedly poppier slant than usual, but I guess I needed the pick-me-up this afternoon.

Upside Down, Inside Out Born Joy Dead (Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter)

Fun handclaps, spunky and playful guitar, soothing vocals layered in different octaves. RIYL: Devendra Banhart

 

House – Thunderhank (Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter)

I’m pretty smitten with Los Angeles brother-duo Thunderhank. This single comes from their Thunderhank EP, which came out on April 29th. I really like the percussion in this track, it sounds suspenseful and purposeful. RIYL: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

 

Take My Time – Glory Glory (Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter)

Relaxing Halifax dreampop. These guys are playing two NXNE shows: The first at the Drake Underground on Wed June 18th at 9pm (Halifax Pop Explosion showcase) and the second at Rancho Relaxo on Fri June 20th at 9pm (TWM showcase). RIYL: Youth Lagoon

 

Tongues (feat. KOPPS) – Joywave (Soundcloud | FacebookTwitter)

Joywave just released their new EP How Do You Feel via Cultco Music and are touring the US with Body Language, RAC, and Vacationer in support of it.  They’re playing Osheaga on Sun Aug 3rd and a Gap in-store for NXNE on Sat June 21st (lololol). RIYL: Phèdre

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In My Arms – Musique Le Pop (Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter)

Norwegian electropop band Musique Le Pop just released a new EP l’été on June 5th via Café Superstar Recordings.

 

SEVEN – Evan Mellows (Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter)

A little dark R&B never hurt anyone :)

 

A Parting Gift BL_NK SP_C_S (Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter)

London synthpop one-man project BL_NK SP_C_S(aka Daniel Gallagher) just released his debut album Memory Man via You Records on June 2nd.

 

Never Closer – Firestations (Website | Twitter)

From the same guy (Mike!) who produced Skydive by Astronauts. (which I wrote about on Tuesday) comes a brand new single by London dreampop band Firestations out June 16th via Waltz Time Records. There’s never a better way to end a playlist than with upbeat dreampop!

 

Alright, I feel like a better person now.