Swedish vocalist and production duo Cape Lion, comprised of Carl-Johan “Oa” Sevedag and Martin Wiklund, take indie pop to a whole new level. Their latest track “Called You Mine” takes you to a synth filled dream pop utopia. The lyrics are nostalgic and wrought with emotion, making it a track you’ll play on repeat while feeling all the feels. This track definitely hypes up their upcoming EP, which is sure to provide even more sentimental goodness.
Our favorite indie dance star is back with a addicting new single. Ben Browning teases his debut LP on “Make It Easy,” mixing a nice blend of synth pop, disco, indie pop and even a dash of 60s flair. The chorus is instantly memorable, and musically it’s a perfect summer soundscape. We generally love anything by Ben, but this one’s particularly special. Keep an ear out for Turns this summer
For close to 20 years, the dance punk collective and oddball onomatopoeia !!! – commonly pronounced ‘chk chk chk’ – has been throwing down absurd shows that blend the indie aesthetic with a good ol’ fashioned house party. Having been dry for a couple of years since their last release on Warp, the group has come forward with their new single via an exclusive release through fellow music blog, Thump.
The track, called “All U Writers,” brings to mind classic traits from !!! releases from the past such as “Must Be the Moon” and “Me and Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard” while introducing newer sensibilities which, according to Nic Offer, come from the current wave of ‘clubbier’ dance tracks in the indie circles of rock music. What we get is a particularly groovy affair that’s much more experimental than we’re normally accustomed to from the Sacramento based outfit, but that’s not to say it’s a direction that lacks a punch or a train of thought. “All U Writers” delivers on the reputation that Offer and Co. have established for themselves over the years and marks a direction that is transgressive and bold at this stage in their careers. Now we just need to see how awesome it is when it’s played live with the full ensemble.
Check out “All U Writers” by !!! below and be on the lookout for new tracks on the horizon.
In honor of International Women’s Day, this week’s playlist is dedicated to songs by some talented badass chicks.
1. Florence + The Machine – What Kind of Man
2. Tei Shi – Bassically
3. Shura - 2Shy
4. Vérité – Wasteland
She’s also kicking off her first headlining tour at DC9 this Thursday!
5. Elliphant featt. MØ – One More
6. Mark Johns – In Paris
7. Ryn Weaver – Stay Low
8. Banks – This Is What It Feels Like
9. Chelsea Lankes – Too Young to Fall In Love
10. Grimes – REALiTi
11. Mitiski – Carry Me Out
12. JOY. – Stone
13. Young Summer – Severing Ties
14. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ)
15. M.I.A. – CanSeeCanDo
16. Kelela – A Message
Hot off winning the Galantis remix competition with their excellent rework of “Runaway (U + I),” west coast duo LBCK have dropped a free remix of Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It.” It’s super funky with a hefty serving of disco bass and french house flair. It’s the perfect thing to get the floor moving and one of the more enjoyable remixes we’ve heard of this track. Check it out below: