- New Phantogram folks, a collage of beats, brass and electronics, complimenting Sarah Barthel's stellar vocals. It's one of my favourites this year, and will feature on the Nightlife E.P, out Nov. 1st. Can hardly wait.
Phantogram - Don't Move by Hypetrak
- Sweet, quirky E.P from Il Abanico. The Columbian duo released the Crossing Colours E.P in February picking up quite a bit of notice since, in their adopted hometown of Boston and further afield. Here's the E.P as well as some recently posted Soundcloud tracks. Sharp, odd indie rock, they're one to hold on to.
Black and White. by il abanico
African by il abanico
- Inspired & The Sleep. Flutes, rough vocals and what sounds like a football boot being smacked off a kerb, oh the joys of homemade psychadelic pop! From San Diego (U.S love this evening), this track is from the E.P of the same name, available through bandcamp.
While We're Young by Inspired and the Sleep
- Finally, good buddy of the blog, Elaine Mai has recorded a cover of Massive Attack's Teardrop. Hardly a cover for the faint hearted, if it's not up to scratch it's going to bomb. Of course Elaine nails it, all on her own, guitar, loop pedals and a voice haunting and smooth. Listen to more of her stuff here and check her out at Strange Brew's 450th night along with a beast of a lineup of Irish bands, this Thursday in Roisin Dubh Galway.