Multi-instrumentalist, Ty Segall collaborator, and songwriter Mikal Cronin drops his new album MCII this May. The albums first single ‘Shout It Out’ is a strong power pop release in the vein of Brendan Benson and Ben Kweller. Don’t you just love it when you hear a new song and instantly love it?
“World’s Most is Matthew Müller, Matthew Müller is World’s Most.”
California native Matthew Müller, who describes his music as Indie, Pop, Dreamy, Shoegaze, Sunshine, has a real diamond of a track out called ‘Big Ideas’. I downloaded the track from his Bandcamp page about an hour ago and I’ve had it on repeat since. Smooth vocals, great pop hooks and clever songwriting. It’s just a really, really brilliant song.
Writer/producer Jon Ehrens of White Life and singer Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak have teamed up for a new collaboration called Dungeonesse. Their latest track, Shucks, is a ridiculously catchy mix of electro-pop and R&B. The beat to ‘Shucks’ is pretty infectious and Wasner’s vocals are an absolute treat. I’m digging the hook as well – “I wanna hear your heartbeat, my love”. Make sure you don’t skip this one.
Retrograde is the beautiful new single from James Blake, taken from his forthcoming LP Overgrown, out April 8. I’ve really been looking forward to this, and in no way has he let me down. It’s a brilliant track.
I’m late to the party with this one, but I had to post it anyway ’cause it’s just so good. Glasgow-based electro-pop outfit CHVRCHES dropped an absolute diamond of a tune last night and the entire blogosphere went apeshit. ‘Recover’, the title track from the groups forthcoming EP, is the follow up to the brilliant ‘The Mother We Share’ and it’s another dark and very catchy synth-heavy pop tune.
Here’s some laid back slacker-rock for you to chew into courtesy of Australia’s Fergus Miller, aka Bored Nothing. His debut self-titled album drops April 8 via Spunk Records, until then listen to ‘Shit For Brains’ below.
Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck make up Elephant, a new London-based dream-pop outfit. They have a really wonderful new track out at the moment called ‘Skyscraper’. It’s an absolutely beautiful piece of music, that’s drenched in doo-wop goodness, making this one of the nicest pop songs of 2013. Fans of Beach House will enjoy this.
Dan Casey is Steezy Ray Vibes, and his latest offering ‘Endless Calm’ is only his second release since last years demo ‘Empty City’. ‘Endless Calm’ is a brilliantly chilled out track, doused in dreamy melodies and tight guitar playing similar to that of Real Estate and Mac DeMarco. Casey does take his time with his releases, but they are certainly worth the wait. I’ve been playing both tracks all morning, and with the sun blaring outside it’s the perfect soundtrack. Dig in.