Thursday, January 19, 2012

[Alternative] Fun. - One Foot

"One Foot" - a loud brass filled track that marches through your eardrums and stubbornly refuses to escape your brain until it's good and ready to leave. The band is prepping to head out on tour starting on February 9th in support of the upcoming release. With their chilled-out and relaxing nature, fun. always produces great tracks, One Foot is no exception.

Download - One Foot

[Indie - Rock] Now, Now - School Friends

Refreshing, simple — refreshingly simple. Short and sweet like the Juno version of, “Anyone Else But You.” Either way, “School Friends” feels prepubescent. It has a vulnerability to it that is adolescent, but not so much as to alienate an older generation. The diction of the lyrics instantly reminded me of Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8ter Boi“. There, I said it.

Download - School Friends

[Pop - Rock] PAPA - I Am the Lion King

With its ticklish guitar line and groovy groove, “I Am the Lion King” — the first single from Papa — has plenty of spring in its step. Daniel Presant, is also the drummer for Girls, and just finished a tour on which he did double duty, with Papa opening for the San Francisco outfit. You’ll likely hear more of Papa’s indie soul-pop soon; the band’s “A Good Woman Is Hard to Find” EP was released last week, and recording a full-length album is nigh.

Download - I Am the Lion King

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

[Funk-Disco] Foster the People - Don't Stop (TheFatRat Remix)

Having seen countless failed attempts to remix songs by FOP I'm glad to acknowledge that TheFatRat has created an absolute banger with this remix. I mean the song was already catchy to begin with, but adding a little bit of funk to the song just tipped it over the edge to greatness.

Download - Don't Stop (TheFatRat Remix)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

[Synth - Pop] Capital Cities - Holiday (Madonna Cover)

This song is for the holidays, about holidays, and honestly Capital Cities should just have a holiday named after them they are so jamming. It’s a cover of the Madonna song that I wasn’t so keen on; let’s just say I am now keen. If this doesn't get you in the mood for a holiday I honestly don't know what song will. Enjoy.

Download - Holiday (Madonna Cover)

[Indie - Rock] The Concept - Gimme Twice

Young Swedish band The Concept are getting a lot of press and are set to make 2012 their year. And with tunes like ‘Gimme Twice’, it’s easy to see why. Like a Phoenix track remixed by indie-poppers Two Door Cinema Club, this song bounces along effervescently with great guitar lines and catchy vocals that will make you desk-dance. A great little number with an effortlessly cool video, get ready to hear ‘Gimme Twice’ blasting out at an indie disco near you.

The Concept - Gimme Twice

[Indie] General Fiasco - Don't You Ever

Following on from the excellent ‘Waves’ EP, Northern Irish indie sensations General Fiasco are back with a new single and promise of their long-awaited second album. Showcasing General Fiasco at their bright, bold and vibrant best, new single ‘Don’t You Ever’ is the sort of contagious indie-pop that will cement itself in your head from the first play.

Download - Don't You Ever