Nova ScotiaFeb - 27 - 14
Computers? El Ten Eleven don't need no computers. With only two members, the Los Angeles-based instrumental group has become known for creating incredible soundscapes on stage using instruments that range from synths, to drums, to double and fretless basses, and so on. Check out Nova Scotia below, and see why the digital age is so overrated and stuff. (But then, download a digital copy of the track. Cause, y'know. It's the future.)
Kanute's Comin' RoundFeb - 26 - 14
There is an irresistible energy to Beaty Hearts as a musical group. Their new single "Kanute's Comin' Round," off of their forthcoming debut LP, is proof of this. From the first opening seconds of the steady beat to the growing psych pop sound reminiscent of older Animal Collective tracks, this is a song worth checking out. Listen below!
Down to the SoundFeb - 25 - 14
Bibio's track Down to the Sound is a gorgeous piece of music. The guitar that backs the track is soft, but filtered through a lo-fi recording, while being backed by deep bass and the sounds of thunder and explosions. What could've been a simple acoustic song is made even better by these small touches, along with gorgeous vocals and dreamy keys. Listen below!
Neon FistsFeb - 24 - 14
With their unique sound, Brooklyn-based group Yellow Ostrich is the perfect soundtrack to a cold February day. Listen as the instruments hum along to a catchy beat and dreamy vocals fill the space between. Check it out below!
UnbrokeFeb - 21 - 14
Black Diet truly may be one of the most soulful bands of the Twin Cities. Blending indie/garage rock with soul, the local group has quickly made a name for themselves with their catchy beats, infectious energy, and fantastic live performances. Their new track "Unbroke," found on the Pinata Records Hit Parade sampler, lives up to this hype in a fantastic way. Listen below!