Tuesday, April 10, 2012

[Indie - Dance] Grouplove - Tongue Tied (Gigamesh Remix)

What recipe do you use to make a positively effervescent song even more happy-go-lucky? Add one part Gigamesh, easy peasy. The Minnesotan DJ transforms Grouplove’s iconic “Tongue Tied” (yes, the song from the Apple commercial) from a youthful sing-along to a downright dirty dance party.

Download - Tongue Tied (Gigamesh Remix)

[Dance] Scissor Sisters - Only The Horses

Scissor Sisters are back with a new Calvin Harris-produced single called “Only The Horses”, and it sounds exactly how you’d imagine a Scissor Sisters single produced by Calvin Harris to sound. Forget last year’s fad of unicorns — 2012 is the year of the zebra, which graces the cover art of the Scissor Sisters‘s new single.

Download - Only The Horses

Sunday, April 8, 2012

[Indie - Folk] The Lumineers - Ho Hey

Folk Yeah! Haha I'm really feeling the folk music today, this is actually the favorite for today. Denver folk-rock trio The Lumineers describe themselves a bit differently, detailing their unit as “born out of sorrow, powered by passion, ripened by hard work.”. If you are looking for a sweet and simple stripped down indie folk song that will lift your spirits look no further, this song will make your day, I left it last for a reason.

Download - Ho Hey

[Folk - Rock] M.I.A. - Paper Planes (Beautiful Small Machines Cover)

I rarely post folk songs, actually I don't think i have posted one single folk song, but this is definitely an exception. Now you may be asking, 'you're posting a folk cover of Paper Planes?!', why yes, yes I am , it is incredible. The new take on the song is more simplistic, trading synth beats and samples for guitar leads and organic drums, breathing life into a track that I thought had lost some of its original “coolness” due to its being overplayed.

Download - Paper Planes (Beautiful Small Machines Cover)

[Indie - Rock] Spring Offensive - Worry Fill My Heart

Spring Offensive are an Oxford 5 piece boy band with guitars that would make any chick feel like they’re being sung about. Worry Fill My Heart is a superb piece of storytelling, featuring interesting arrangements and harmonies, not a million miles away from the likes of Dry The River and certainly of an excellent standard.

Download - Worry Fill My Heart

[Indie - Pop] Color Coding - Perfect

Two of the members of the successful Queensland pop-band Operator Please, cousins Chris Holland and Tim Commandeur, have started a new project called Colour Coding.Their first track, “Perfect,” isn’t far from synth-pop perfection. An uplifting and whistle-friendly anthem, this gives us just a taste of what’s to come from Colour Coding.

Download - Perfect