Kuhrye-oo: “Deep Drama Diva”.

30 Mar 2012 — Tonje Thilesen
Born Gold-member and NFOP favourite Kuhrye-oo has been rather busy both with touring with his band and pop goddess Grimes these past 6 weeks, but after what seems to have been a break from working on his own stuff (or rather, finishing up his first official release), we finally got some good news in our inbox the other day. His first EP is apparently out sometime this spring on UNO NYC, who recently gave out a free download of his brand new jam "Deep Drama Diva". We got to catch one of his sets after the Glasslands show with Grimes last week in NYC, picture of that above. Read more → Born Gold-member and NFOP favourite Kuhrye-oo has been rather busy both with touring with his band and pop goddess Grimes these past 6 weeks, but after what seems to have been a break from working on his own stuff (or rather, finishing up his first official release), we finally got some good news in our inbox the other day. His first EP is apparently out sometime this spring on UNO NYC, who recently gave out a free download of his brand new jam "Deep Drama Diva". We got to catch one of his sets after the Glasslands show with Grimes last week in NYC, picture of that above.

Video Premiere: Money - “SOLONG (GODISDEAD)”.

30 Mar 2012 — Tonje Thilesen
A sparkle of hope in all the hopelessness would perhaps be a way to describe the newest A-side of Manchester's haunting pop four-piece Money, who literally speaking put a tear in my eye when they released the outstandingly beautiful "Goodnight London" back in 2010, and to tell you the truth, "SOLONG (GODISDEAD)" could easily hit our end of year lists. Listen for yourself below. The 7 inch can be pre-ordered now via our favourite French friends at Almost Musique, officially released on May 14th. (Photo by Julien Bourgeois) Read more → A sparkle of hope in all the hopelessness would perhaps be a way to describe the newest A-side of Manchester's haunting pop four-piece Money, who literally speaking put a tear in my eye when they released the outstandingly beautiful "Goodnight London" back in 2010, and to tell you the truth, "SOLONG (GODISDEAD)" could easily hit our end of year lists. Listen for yourself below. The 7 inch can be pre-ordered now via our favourite French friends at Almost Musique, officially released on May 14th. (Photo by Julien Bourgeois)

Ssaliva: “Yet Another Vase”.

30 Mar 2012 — Henning Lahmann
Dope new track by Belgian beat enigma Ssaliva, long-standing fav of our friend over at FBUS. The dude recently released an incredible 10 inch via Vlek Records that is already sold out but may still be streamed in full right here. Read more → Dope new track by Belgian beat enigma Ssaliva, long-standing fav of our friend over at FBUS. The dude recently released an incredible 10 inch via Vlek Records that is already sold out but may still be streamed in full right here.

Video: Death And Vanilla - “Cul-De-Sac”.

30 Mar 2012 — Henning Lahmann
Watch the brand new video for "Cul-De-Sac", our favorite song off Death And Vanilla's fabulous self-titled album, out on Hands In The Dark and Kalligrammofon. You can still stream the whole piece by the Malmö-based duo over here and order it here. Read more → Watch the brand new video for "Cul-De-Sac", our favorite song off Death And Vanilla's fabulous self-titled album, out on Hands In The Dark and Kalligrammofon. You can still stream the whole piece by the Malmö-based duo over here and order it here.

The Answer Page & Red Alder: “Solstice”.

30 Mar 2012 — Tonje Thilesen
We weren't the only ones to go all crazy over "Winterdress" last month, the stunningly beautiful (and tearful) new track of our dearest Kelsie Brown aka Red Alder; and if you ever feel like you recovered from the deep sadness of that winter lullaby, we've got more melancholy for your ears to seep into. After Nate McKee put up his gorgeous debut record Orca last year under his moniker The Answer Page, new side projects such as Changemod has taken shape in the shadow of his growing success, and now most recently with (you guessed right) the sad girl named Kelsie Brown. Nate personally played the me the track as we drove towards the airport on Houston's endless highway last week, with thunderstorms building up a fitting scenery in the horizon — a perfect mood for this superb shoegaze jam. Read more → We weren't the only ones to go all crazy over "Winterdress" last month, the stunningly beautiful (and tearful) new track of our dearest Kelsie Brown aka Red Alder; and if you ever feel like you recovered from the deep sadness of that winter lullaby, we've got more melancholy for your ears to seep into. After Nate McKee put up his gorgeous debut record Orca last year under his moniker The Answer Page, new side projects such as Changemod has taken shape in the shadow of his growing success, and now most recently with (you guessed right) the sad girl named Kelsie Brown. Nate personally played the me the track as we drove towards the airport on Houston's endless highway last week, with thunderstorms building up a fitting scenery in the horizon — a perfect mood for this superb shoegaze jam.

Soft Metals: “Implanted Visions”.

29 Mar 2012 — Jesse Thompson
Came onto this a little late, but here's an enjoyable song from the Los Angles, California via Portland, Oregon duo Soft Metals titled "Implanted Visions". It was released by Electronic Encounters as a part of their "Music Inspired By Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" (The Special Edition) compilation, which was made available March 5. In case you missed it, you can still download a free copy of the entire album on the EE bandcamp, but before you download, go ahead stream "Implanted Visions" below. It kind of makes you wish you were cruising in a spaceship convertible. Read more → Came onto this a little late, but here's an enjoyable song from the Los Angles, California via Portland, Oregon duo Soft Metals titled "Implanted Visions". It was released by Electronic Encounters as a part of their "Music Inspired By Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" (The Special Edition) compilation, which was made available March 5. In case you missed it, you can still download a free copy of the entire album on the EE bandcamp, but before you download, go ahead stream "Implanted Visions" below. It kind of makes you wish you were cruising in a spaceship convertible.

Mister Lies & Different Sleep: “Safety Net (feat. Jessica Blanchet)”.

29 Mar 2012 — Jesse Thompson
On May 8th Absent Fever, the free digital release label/music collective started by Eloise of verb/re/verb and Tyler of Flashlight Tag, will be releasing a collaborative EP with the Chicago-based producers, Mister LiesDifferent Sleep. "Safety Net (feat. Jessica Blanchet)" is the lead single off the upcoming EP. The song possesses that sleepily elated sort of feeling that follows two lovers from a long night on the dance floor to the bedroom. A steady 4/4 kick buried deep beneath the pillow then mattress then floor carries the listener past the halfway point before the rapidly panning synth takes control. Call it Ambient Gospel, Chicago Bass, or Dream House, it's a great listen that will swallow you up, particularly on headphones. Read more → On May 8th Absent Fever, the free digital release label/music collective started by Eloise of verb/re/verb and Tyler of Flashlight Tag, will be releasing a collaborative EP with the Chicago-based producers, Mister LiesDifferent Sleep. "Safety Net (feat. Jessica Blanchet)" is the lead single off the upcoming EP. The song possesses that sleepily elated sort of feeling that follows two lovers from a long night on the dance floor to the bedroom. A steady 4/4 kick buried deep beneath the pillow then mattress then floor carries the listener past the halfway point before the rapidly panning synth takes control. Call it Ambient Gospel, Chicago Bass, or Dream House, it's a great listen that will swallow you up, particularly on headphones.

Ghostandthesong: “Ou Inme”.

28 Mar 2012 — Henning Lahmann
Very worthwhile new instance of "surrealistic pop" by Berlin-based Ghostandthesong, surely one of the most interesting projects of the musical outsider scene in town right now. "Ou Inme" happily and aimlessly warbles away, built around an oddly pronounced bass part, until a supremely weird vocal sample sets in that could be in Japanese or Korean, or something entirely different. Doesn't really matter in fact as this is just a whole lot of fun, and oh yes, it also comes with chirping birds so you know that spring is here. The song's weirdness is only surpassed by this very d.i.y. video that accompanies the whole affair. Yes. "Ou Inme" is part of Ghostandthesong's Escapes EP, out now for free on Bad Panda Records. Read more → Very worthwhile new instance of "surrealistic pop" by Berlin-based Ghostandthesong, surely one of the most interesting projects of the musical outsider scene in town right now. "Ou Inme" happily and aimlessly warbles away, built around an oddly pronounced bass part, until a supremely weird vocal sample sets in that could be in Japanese or Korean, or something entirely different. Doesn't really matter in fact as this is just a whole lot of fun, and oh yes, it also comes with chirping birds so you know that spring is here. The song's weirdness is only surpassed by this very d.i.y. video that accompanies the whole affair. Yes. "Ou Inme" is part of Ghostandthesong's Escapes EP, out now for free on Bad Panda Records.