Song of the Day

NXNE Song of the Day: Lower Dens – Tealights

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Toronto – Since releasing their debut album Twin-Hand Movement last year, droney gazey rock act Lower Dens has been on a slow and steady ascension to prominence. This slow burning dreamy track voiced effortlessly by Lower Dens vocalist Jana Hunter is bound to draw comparisons to the other prominent Baltimore band on the indie circuit – Beach House. While it might be lazy to compare two acts based on geographical distance, one only has to hear a few tracks from this band to realize the resemblance, which is definitely not a bad thing. Lower Dens will be playing two sets at NXNE, make it a point to check them out.

The Garrison Wednesday, June 15 @ 10PM
Lee’s Palace Thursday, June 16 @ 1AM

Song of the Day (pt 2): Static Revenger, Richard Vission – I Like That

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Toronto – Someone needs to tell me when some kickass dance tracks come along. This track, from Dennis White aka Static Revenger has been listened to many times since I found it on my ipod yesterday. It’s got a deadly pulse and an amazing beat and just makes you want to get down and dirty on a dance floor. It was #1 on the US Hot Dance Club charts but of course, living in the indie world, I knew nothing of it. Well, now I do and you should give this a listen as well.

I LIKE THAT (radio edit) by staticrevenger

Song of the Day: Hooray For Earth – No Love

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hooray for earth

Toronto – We’ve written about New York band Hooray For Earth on a few occasions here on the blog and after putting out a stellar EP last year, the group has finally released a new album, titled True Loves. With the new album, the group will hope to build on the momentum of Momo. The new single is called No Love and the track is a bit of a departure from the poppy upbeat atmosphere that dominated Momo, instead slowing down the pace, dialing up the brass and adding guest vocals (provided by Zambri). The 80s synth warehouse training montage vibes are still there, which seems like a Hooray For Earth trademark after having listened to a few tracks. Good stuff.

Hooray for Earth play an EARLY show on Saturday, June 11th in support for Architecture of Helsinki. Other support dates are

6/12 – La Tulipe, Montreal, QC
6/13 – The Paradise, Boston, MA
6/16 – Webster Hall, New York, NY
6/17 – Black Cat, Washington, DC
6/18 – World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA

Check out the track

Song of the Day: I’m From Barcelona – Always Spring

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Barcelona -It’s only fitting I write about the band I’m From Barcelona whilst staying in Barcelona. Ironically enough, I’m from Barcelona is not actually from Barcelona, but a twenty nine person band in Sweden.

That’s right, 29 members. What are their riders like? Must be insane. They had a lovely jangly debut disk called Let Me Introduce My Friends a few years ago that was a great companion to my summer. They are back again with a new album, called Forever Today and with it comes a new single – “Always Spring.” It’s one of those impossibly happy tracks that will have you toe tapping and humming almost immediately. Check it out