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Beautiful Darkness: Son Lux - "Dream State"

Son Lux “Dream State” Brighter Wounds Son Lux is one of the greatest bands out there that no one knows about.  This band has so much talent.  I love them so much.  Their bio says everything, so let me quote …

Aural Photography: the seven field of aphelion - "The Crossing/Drift (Losing Light)"

the seven fields of aphelion “The Crossing/Drift (Losing Light)” Keep The Ocean Inside What beautiful music.  This is that gorgeous ambient music that takes you to a different world, similar to Eno’s Lux or Yann Tiersen’s soundtracks.  Pittsburgh native (yeah, …

Blistering: A Shadow Of Jaguars - "Don't Want To Die Here"

A Shadow Of Jaguar “Don’t Want To Die Here” RAW My ears are still ringing.  What a frickin band.  Take the White Stripes, and turn the volume and the spirit up 1500 notches.  This duo can strip paint off an …

Dark Goth: Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas - "Cold Fever"

Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas “Cold Fever” Sofarnapolis Wow, this is so great, so different, not for the weak or 45’s.  This is gutsy music by a master.  Partly goth, partly electronic, Matias Aguayo attacks music rather than just playing it.  …

SEE: The Shins - "Cherry Hearts" - An Animated Nightmare!

The Shins James Mercer is all about offering us some fun-loving, nightmarish videos lately! He tops “Dead Alive” in this new animated thriller for “Cherry Hearts”, which features stop motion animation in a nightmarish animated park! Check out the video …

SEE: Beck - "Colors"(Slime Visualizer)

On the heels of Beck’s new album release COLORS has released a highly gratifying video for the album’s title track. Colors is an ebullient blend of psychedlia, dance, and pop/rock that carries a heavy beat. Beck is having fun with this …

Smooth Licks, Soulful Vocals: Sam Lewis - "One And The Same"

Sam Lewis “One And The Same” Loversity What a beautiful song.  Sam Lewis has this great, world-weary voice, and, combined with his beautiful blues licks (some of the best I’ve heard since Robin Trower), he has produced a powerful song …

Teenage Kicks: Layne Montgomery Paper Company - "Teenage Feelings"

Layne Montgomery Paper Company “Teenage Feelings” What a great, fun band Layne Montgomery Paper Company is.  You combine with the irony of Weezer and the energy of the Strokes and you get Layne Montgomery Paper Company.  Layne Montgomery (guitar and …

Film Music For Your Mind: Seasonal Beast - "I Can Make You Disappear"

Seasonal Beast “I Can Make You Disappear” Muscle Memory Don’t get too tranced by Yuli Beeri voice in “I Can Make You Disappear”, because the music will kick the shit out of your airiness.  This is great, surprising music.  Coming …

When Nightmares Come True: Melanie Martinez - "Mad Hatter"

Melanie Martinez “Mad Hatter” Cry Baby This is what happens when Tim Burton movies come to life.  You get this frightening video by Melanie Martinez.  Martinez has a tremendous voice, and her character as the Cry Baby is actually realistic …

Cheeky Synth Pop: St. Vincent's - "Los Ageless"

One things for certain St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) does not LOVE LA. Her cheeky nod to the City of Angels is a thumping synth rocker that packs a lyrical punch. Clark sarcastically sings “how could anybody have you? How …

Arrogant Pop-Rock: The Killers - "The Man"

The Killers are back with one of their most confident and arrogant songs yet off their new record Wonderful, Wonderful. “The Man” is an impressive blend of pop-rock with a disco-tinge. Brandon Flowers resurrects his original swagger and conceit that …

Shimmering Indie Pop: Atlas Genius - "63 Days"

Atlas Genius “63 Days” What a great song.  Atlas Genius has always been one of the more melodic and lyrical bands out, and “63 Days” just continues that tradition.  They are still dealing with the in’s and out’s of love, …

Fusion: Marbin - "Israeli Jazz"

Marbin “Israeli Jazz” Ok, all you musicians out there.  Listen to Marbin and totally freak out.  These guys are frickin’ amazing.  Coming from Chicago, Marbin are a progressive rock fusion band featuring Dani Rabin (guitar), Blake Jiracek (drums), Danny Markovitch …

Sensual Alt Soul: Nikki's Wives - "Slow Fast Slow"

Nikki’s Wives “Slow Fast Slow” Another dynamic, sensual yet cool-as-ice song from Nikki’s Wives, which is just what we needed for Autumn.  Coming from Toronto, Nikki’s Wives, comprised of Nikki, Dylan, and Nate, have gathered some big name recognition from …

SEE: Maroon 5 Ft. SZA - "What Lovers Do"

While it might be one of the cheesiest videos created in recent times I think the point was to make this one of the more light-hearted, fancy-free and PG videos because of the song’s overall vibe. Take a look at …

Ready For Samhain: The Prids - "Summer Cult"

The Prids “Summer Cult” Do I Look Like I’m In Love? What a great, glimmering dark pop song.  The video harkens back to ’69-era Nico, which is as dark as you can back.  And The Prids are not a new …

Vulnerability: Tyson Motsenbocker - "Coeur D'Alene"

Tyson Motsenbocker “Coeur D’Alene” Almira I love confessional Americana, and very few do it as well as Tyson Motsenbocker.  His lyrics are so wonderfully introspective, his guitar playing so crisp, his tenor voice so honest and vulnerable.  Motsenbocker reminds me …

Official Insanity: CIRCU5 - "Amazing Monstrous Grady"

CIRCU5 “Amazing Monstrous Grady” CIRCU5 This is an amazing concept album that took five years to complete and is worth the wait.  The debut CIRCU5 album from British multi-instrumentalist, Steve Tilling, features guest performances from Dave Gregory (XTC, Big Big …

Quirky: hunter & wolfe - "No One Really Wants Me"

hunter & wolfe “No One Really Wants Me” Late Then Never hunter & wolfe continue their interesting, tongue-in-cheek, lyrically amusing and musically amazing music.  Vocalist Michael Maffei and guitarist Sundeep Kapur ensure that their messages about complacency, lost love, and …

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