Did someone order some fresh French hip - hop? Now I normally don't post a lot of this genre, but when I do - it's awesome! Chill Bump are a rap duo straight out of France and "The Eponym" is their latest release from their soon to be released EP The Loop. I think what I like the most about these guys is that their whole feel is so DIY. It's not pre manufactured or recycled material they're using. Really enjoying the samples they use in this one.
Firstly, the track artwork really freaks me out, the girl (I think it's a girl) looks like a frog. Artwork aside Hollow & Akimbo (H&A) has a pretty good track on his hands here. The man behind the act is Absofacto's Jonathan Visger, with H&A being his new side project. It's a good little summer beat to jam to, mid afternoon, laying by the pool having a few brewskis. Loving Jonathan's vocals in this one too, they really make the song resonate well with me.
It's original alright, I haven't heard something quite like The New Division for a very long time - they're quite the mix of genres, I honestly can't narrow it down to one. The L.A. four piece has just released their latest EP Night Escape, a canvas for dreamy pop. "Pride" stays true to their brooding chill wave style and their sound feels so comfortably connected to the past but with a momentum that fastens them to the future.
Well their debut album Youth was released back in August but this seems like as good a time to mention Nashville's Wild Cub on The Vinyl Wall. "Thunder Clatter" is definitely one for the ages, it has everything a good song should: melodically flowing lyrics, a pulsating beat and clean strummed guitar lines. It all moves like clockwork, everything so perfectly in sync and matched accordingly.
I'm not entirely sure, but I believe these guys are from either Sweden or Germany. Either way it seems like they make some pretty catchy indie pop suitable for any occasion. "R U Injured?" is the 3rd single that has been released in as many months and it is packed full of energy. It is probably a bit poppier than usual, but hey I enjoy my fair share of European pop, and I know that you guys do as well. Anyways, I guarantee you'll enjoy it!