One of my coworkers sent me this song yesterday afternoon, and after one listen I knew that I had to share it with you all. I think it was sitting at #1 on Hype Machine for a little while, so I apologize if you’ve heard it already but it’s most certainly fresh musikk and deserves a post.
Air Traffic Controller has a really interesting story; it all started when singer/songwriter Dave Munro was deployed as an air traffic controller for the US Navy. Munro sent home 4-track demos he had written and recorded during his service, and when he returned home he found that he had a fan base and the rest is history.
Now on to the song. “You Know Me” is an upbeat and extremely catchy duet between Munro and band member Casey Sullivan that showcases the group’s indie-pop/rock sound. The track perfectly blends drum and percussion with great vocals and a chorus that is tough to get out of your head.
Besides the great story and sound, Air Traffic Controller hails from my hometown – Boston, MA – so what’s not to love?
Tonight I fly north to San Francisco for Outside Lands! I could not be more excited for this weekend, but one of the bands I’m most amped to see is Fitz and the Tantrums! They’ve been around for a while, but their music speaks volumes to me. “MoneyGrabber” is literally one of my favorite songs of all time & helped me get over several break-ups in the past (yes, the song has been out since 2010 and I said “several break-ups.” Judge me). It’s so excellent, I have no words. I implore you, check out their album, “Pickin’ Up The Pieces” after the jump–especially if you’re heartbroken / have had your heart broken, and are/were a little bit pissed off about it! Can’t wait to see them live!
Ahh. It’s like a golden ray of sunshine awoke me from my monotonous morning routine. And what better way to drive that fact home with a band name like Sun City?
The duo hails from Perth, Australia and thrives on the warm & sunny vibes that fill their everyday surroundings, to create songs like “The Follower”. The track is featured on their latest EP, Set Alight -and if this is a precursor of the project, then I will most definitely be hitting the download button.
The song captures the breezy feeling of a carefree love, and colorful lust, with visuals to match.
Hey girl would you walk with me through fire?/ She says, yes boy I will follow you anywhere…
And if you don’t think every girl wants to be showered in golden & colorful flakes of foil – then you clearly just don’t understand the female race.
“I’ll do my best to set us free.”
Also check out their first single, “High”, which is equally as enjoyable!
Forty-five seconds in and you’ll realize that this will be one of the most intricate and well-executed music videos you’ve seen all year. The Neighbourhood has proven that everything they do is of extremely high quality, and at a ‘hard-to-exceed’ high standard. As was evident with our interview with the group, they are incredibly creative, and have a strong determination to be the best at their craft… cue “Female Robbery” 2.0.
Hats off to directors, Zack Sekuler and Daniel Iglesias Jr., who managed to re-create a video of blockbuster caliber into a four minute story of turblulent emotions, and a robbed childhood. The dark, black and white frames (naturally) depict a young girl who’s caught between two fighting, unhappy parents, and struggling to stay hopeful.
Ultimately, she sheds her feelings of despair, and continues on with a new light…Beautiful visuals for a beautiful song.
Love Thy Brother created one of the best remixes for Daughter’s, “Youth”, that still makes the rotation in my iTunes library. Upon seeing that they remixed The xx’s latest song, “Angels”, I promptly added that to my top list as well.
The xx created a serene and delicate track that emanates a sense of innocence that is all too pure for other producers and dj’s to just let be; It’s quickly gaining traction in the remix category, but Love Thy Brother is the first one to truly impress, and set the new standard.
They infuse the soft song with a subtle drum beat and bubbly synths, that build into a powerful progression; The duo manages to keep the essence of the song, and never once overpowers it’s basic simplicity.
The remix resonates with a rock-powered vibe and sweetly somber undertones from the original vocals.
Lovin’ this. Must download.
Late passss. Bloc Party gives us the first single, “Day Four”, which Trushes at you with sad, orchestral strings, contrasted with bubbly, floating sounds of hope. Their British rock appeal and emotion-filled vocals complete the song and remind me of a rainy, Spring day: simple, peaceful, and spreading new hope.
The softer song is featured on their upcoming album, Four, due out in select countries August 20th!
MyKill has quickly become a Fresh Musikk favorite! This powerhouse producer out of San Francisco has been churning out killer remix after killer remix, and we are so pleased to present his latest work of art: Midi Matilda’s “Love & The Movies” remix! MyKill has perfected the art of not losing any of the song’s original indi-pop goodness, but rather amplifies the song with new-wave synths that make it even more perfect for summertime lovin’. Enjoy!
Can you believe it’s almost August? I can’t. The good news is, summer’s magic is not yet over. We still have one more glorious month to revel in her glory… and when I say “her glory,” I mean Poolside! This funky nu-disco group out of Los Angeles just dropped their album, Pacific Standard Time, on July 9– the perfect summer collection! You can literally HEAR Los Angeles in their music, which they’ve appropriately dubbed “daytime disco.” The track above, a fantastic electro-remake of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon“, is the showstopper here. It demands good friends, a poolside location (or beach) & comes highly recommended for a good time.
“Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.”