Saturday, March 10, 2012

Beach House - Myth

Beach House are back for their fourth full length, Bloom, and are yet again pushing their sonic boundaries. "Myth" is an ethereal blizzard of heavenly arpeggios and Victoria's lush vocals, simultaneously sweet and ominous. Just what you'd expect from Beach House, only bigger.

mp3: Beach House - Myth

Monday, February 13, 2012

Burial - Kindred

This groovy, slow-builder from Burial manoeuvres effortlessly through darkness and rain with captivating atmosphere. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Oneohtrix Point Never - Sleep Dealer

Besides having the most bad-ass cover art of 2011, OPN's new album, Replica, is in a world of its own. Initially, it can be repulsive, but as it sinks in slowly (very slowly), the obscure use of sounds and samples become strangely natural.

Grimes - Genesis

Grimes explores deep space intimacy in this cut from her new album, Visions, which comes out next week.

mp3: Grimes - Genesis

Monday, December 19, 2011

Radiohead - Staircase

It's really about time "Staircase" got an official release. Ever since it premiered on the From the Basement sessions early this summer, many wondered if there'd ever be a studio version of this spectacular piece, and whether it would live up to the original. Turns out Radiohead didn't think they could do a better job either.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Factory Floor - Two Different Ways

The video explains exactly what everyone feels when hearing this song. Watch out for these guys!

Chairlift - Sidewalk Safari

Chairlift punches out retaliatory pop madness and slithery hooks on "Sidewalk Safari".

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Atlas Sound - Angel Is Broken

As the cover for Parallax suggests, Atlas Sound has gone rock n' roll. The sonic gap that was once between Deerhunter and Atlas Sound has shrunk to ambient nuances, subtleties in texture. Bradford Cox assembles the colors and instrumentation of a band, but the dry mix shrouds Parallax in eerie solitude.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holy Ghost! - I Wanted To Tell Her (Ministry cover)

Accurate and faithful to the original, Holy Ghost!'s cover of "I Wanted To Tell Her" is arguably the more refined piece, adjusted for the listener's of today. LCD Soundsystem fans will feel right at home.

The original...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Real Estate - It's Real

It's really as sunny as it gets this time of year. Real Estate's sophomore album strums through ups and downs effortlessly. Sit back, relax.