Ty Segall – “Susie Thumb”Folk / Rock / Alt, Julia ty_promo_8_by_denee_petracek

Ty Segall – “Susie Thumb”

Latest from one of my current faves, Ty Segall. This guy continues to reinvent himself with each record, and is quickly building a truly impressive catalogue of Rock N’ Roll music, spanning a spectrum of sounds and influences from decades past. He brings back what I loved most about rock music in the first place. God damn. His most recent iteration digs a little deeper into the psychedelia he’s been skimming, and I fully support it.

NPR is streaming his new album Manipulator right now, and it fucking destroys. Do yourself a favor…

xxjulia

Spoon – “Rent I Pay”Folk / Rock / Alt, Julia Spoon

Spoon – “Rent I Pay”

Spoon just dropped They Want My Soul last week, and so far, I like what I hear. They’re so sassy. And no, I’m not afraid to admit that I discovered them on the OC. Seth Cohen 4ever.

xxjulia

 

 

Arcade Fire – Afterlife (Flume Remix)Cassiel, Electronic, Folk / Rock / Alt images-5

Arcade Fire – Afterlife (Flume Remix)

This remix makes an unlikely pair of Arcade Fire and Flume, but there’s no rules against that. Aussie pro Flume has never been one to discriminate, nor disappoint for that matter. Here, he takes Arcade Fire to a whole new level.

Spectrals – “I Ran With Love But I Couldn’t Keep Up”Folk / Rock / Alt, Julia 39182_106112822779216_919816_n

Spectrals – “I Ran With Love But I Couldn’t Keep Up”

These Brit-boys keep breaking my heart. Spectrals is the solo project of Louis Jones. It’s a little surf, a little garage, and a lot of heart. This one is off A Spectrals Extended Play, released in 2010. Unfortunately, Jones threw in the towel after his 2013 album Sob Story, and we’ve yet to hear anything from him since. I hope this sweet boy found the love he was lookin’ for!

xxjulia

Trance Farmers – Purple HayElectronic, Folk / Rock / Alt, Pop, R&B / Soul, Toby trance farmers

Trance Farmers – Purple Hay

This LA group has been described as “New Wop,” and I can’t get enough. They are set to drop Dixie Crystals with labels Leaving Records and Stones Throw on September 2nd.

Toby

P L A Y L U S T – A U G U S TElectronic, Folk / Rock / Alt, Hip-Hop, Paige, Pop, R&B / Soul, Toby Dolores_Park_the_mission1

P L A Y L U S T – A U G U S T

Welp, July came and went. But August is here and so is a new P L A Y L U S T to round out the summer right. Hit us up if you want a single hour long track to download via Twitter.

Toby

 

Wakes – Summer ClothesFolk / Rock / Alt, Pop, Toby Wakes

Wakes – Summer Clothes

I don’t know why it took me so long to dig into Wakes’ older tracks. Older is a relative term; for Tim Oxton’s project Wakes, it means last January. This track is one of two off of his Summer Clothes EP.

The other track also rules.

Toby

Saintseneca – “Falling Off”Cassiel, Folk / Rock / Alt images-4

Saintseneca – “Falling Off”

I’ve been really getting into this Ohio group since their latest album release, Dark Arc. And then I realized that the girl, the only girl, Maryn Jones, was the cool alternative new girl at my middle school. Can’t claim much, don’t think we ever talked, but she had a great name and was always ahead of her time, style-wise. The band has a comfortable but special sound.

Have yourself a listen,
Cassiel

Surf Curse – PonyboyFolk / Rock / Alt, Toby surf curse

Surf Curse – Ponyboy

Here’s some lo-fi surf pop from Reno, NV. This track is off of their album Buds, released in June of 2013.

Toby

Mei Saraswati – Goin Bout My Day (Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You Cover)Electronic, Hip-Hop, R&B / Soul, Toby mei

Mei Saraswati – Goin Bout My Day (Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You Cover)

Holy shit, Australia just doesn’t stop putting out good musicians. Straight from Perth, Mei Saraswati puts a feminine spin on this Frank Ocean cover.

Put some head phones on if you aren’t using big speakers,

Toby

Sébastien Tellier – “Look”Cassiel, Electronic, Folk / Rock / Alt, Pop images-3

Sébastien Tellier – “Look”

Can’t argue with talent, and neither could French duo Air when they first heard Sebastian Tellier and signed him to their new label Record Makers back in 1999. A Frenchie himself, Tellier has been pretty consistently putting out fresh material for over a decade, and boasts a multi-instrumental repertoire that he showcases in each album. Electronica, synthpop, classical, disco…there’s a lot going on here, but mostly feelings. And sex. Perfect movie soundtrack stuff. He has a new album out, L’Aventura, and it’s strong. But first, check out this video of a woman farting diamonds from his 2011 album Love Songs.

Cassiel

Esta. – LexoElectronic, Hip-Hop, Toby esta

Esta. – Lexo

Esta just dropped this track for a new initiative called “Selfless” by Visual Vibez. In their words; “Selfless is a month long campaign where independent musicians donate songs to support an art/music based non-profit or charity.”

Check out more here if you’re interested in donating / downloading.

Toby

Alvvays – “Archie, Marry Me (Live)”Folk / Rock / Alt, Julia, Pop al8

Alvvays – “Archie, Marry Me (Live)”

This sunny indie-pop band out of Toronto has been melting my heart all summer, so I was thrilled to hear they are playing a FREE show tonight at Rough Trade in Williamsburg. Check out this adorable live version of one of my favorites, “Archie, Marry Me,” off their self-titled effort released earlier this year.

xxjulia

Craig Elliot – “The Hole in the Wall Gang”Folk / Rock / Alt, Julia a3574138433_2

Craig Elliot – “The Hole in the Wall Gang”

Stumbled upon this guy on Facebook, oddly enough. He is self-described as “Lo-Fi, Alt/Punk, Noise-Rock gently lulling you to death.” I like what I hear. Check out his newest EP Au Revoir Psycho here.

xxjulia

Action Bronson vs Charles Bronson – Get off my P.P. (Cookin Soul remix)Hip-Hop, Toby action-charles-bronson

Action Bronson vs Charles Bronson – Get off my P.P. (Cookin Soul remix)

Cookin Soul just remixed some Bronsolinio that samples Charles Bronson’s movie “Death Wish”, originally composed by Herbie Hancock. Free download here.

Toby

The Greenhornes – “There Is An End”#TBT, Folk / Rock / Alt, Julia 1283349644-thegreenhornes

The Greenhornes – “There Is An End”

Love this track from The Greenhornes with Holly Golightly on vocals. Reminds me a little of Wanda Jackson in her early years. This ended up being the theme song for Jim Jarmusch’s 2006 film Broken Flowers starring Bill Murray. Haven’t seen it, but now I wanna…

xxjulia

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Straight Up and Down”#TBT, Folk / Rock / Alt, Julia brian-jonestown-massacrew

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Straight Up and Down”

You know that feeling you get when you didn’t realize how hungry you were until you started eating? Listening to The Brian Jonestown Massacre feels like that to me. Formed in San Francisco in 1988, their sound has traveled along a spectrum of influences including shoegaze and electronica, but it’s their bluesy psych-rock iteraton they mastered in the mid-90s that really tugs at my heartstrings. This track was re-released on their 2004 retrospective album Tepid Peppermint Wonderland; go on, let it wash over you. And if you feel like I do, go ahead and hit “Repeat.”

xxjulia

Guerilla Toss – “367 Equalizer”Electronic, Folk / Rock / Alt, Julia, Pop artworks-000080772726-wgq9ff-t500x500

Guerilla Toss – “367 Equalizer”

This right here is the kinda shit that knocks you on your ass and leaves you speechless. The kinda shit you’re scared to see live, but can’t miss. Buzzwords like “dance-punk” and “art-funk” have been thrown around about these guys… maybe I’ll be more apt to chime in once I, you know, pick my jaw up off the floor.

xxjulia

Check em out.

TOKiMonsta ft. Anderson Paak – ReallaCassiel, Electronic, R&B / Soul imgres-3

TOKiMonsta ft. Anderson Paak – Realla

I was the first person to play and ‘like’ this song on soundcloud. So, since I’m famous now, you should trust me when I say PRESS PLAY.

Definitely guilty of saying shit like “for realla,”
Cassiel

The Ukiah Drag – “Her Royal Grip”Folk / Rock / Alt, Julia ukiah-drag-dirt-trip

The Ukiah Drag – “Her Royal Grip”

At the risk of sounding lazy, I will leave you with this TASTY MORSEL of a description for Ukiah Drag’s new LP, because WHY REINVENT THE WHEEL?! “Recorded in a secularized Lutheran temple off the banks of the Hudson River, Ukiah Drag’s new LP In the Reaper’s Quarters (produced by the almighty Ben Greenberg) is fine projection of basement rumination finding temptation in the halls of an ex-God. Straddling the church balcony, licking the scum off stained glass, crooked steeples refracting moonlight and blood…There is no erasure of the Satanic ego as it the Drag moves onto new spiritual drippings.” God bless.

xxjulia