Temples - The Golden Throne
Trippy, retro, and Egyptian
Fuse Young The Giant and Fun, then make them Australian with a slightly more atmospheric sound, and you might get something like The Griswolds. Their recently released album Be Impressive is a fun listen, using a multitude of different synths and having catchy, memorable hook melodies or lyric lines. Some highlights of the album personally include 16 Years, Right On Track and Down and Out, all with positive air and satisfyingly harmonious musical elements. Every track seems to fit perfectly as the background track for scenes in tv shows or films. Though for some, including myself, this typical alternative mold can be tiring to listen to for an entire album’s length. They have the qualities of popular indie/alt on the charts now, such as Fitz and the Tantrums (who have been used as feature music for many productions), but that also means, in my opinion, their sound is not super unique.
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Grimes - Go ft. Blood Diamonds
Canadian experimental synth queen, Grimes, dives into the electronic pop scene while leaving her own unique undertones in her recent track ‘Go’. Watch her strange beauty, in the chiefly self-produced video, in all the scenes you’d imagine the song would fit.
01. All These Things I’ve Done // The Killers 02. Colours Running Out // Toy 03. Summer Skin // Death Cab For Cutie 04. Days Are Gone // Haim 05. Float Forever // Peace 06. Cigarette Daydreams // Cage The Elephant 07. We Share The Same Skies // The Cribs 08. Home (RAC Mix) // Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 09. Congratulations // MGMT 10. Last of the Summer Wine // Palma Violets 11. Do You Remember // The Horrors
kt spit - dreamworld waiting (let me know)
What’s better than keytars, flowers, and unconventionally colored lipstick? kt spit and friends let you know- nothing. Watch the all girl garage band rock and lesbian love story unfold to this glittery lovestruck tune.
Listen to more/download this track for free on her bandcamp
01. Golden Baby // Cœur De Pirate 02. Stéréo // BB Brunes 03. tous les mêmes //Stromae 04. Tourner Dans Le Vide // Indila 05. Sur ma route // Black M 06. Prends Ma Main // Quinze 07. La Femme Chocolat // Olivia Ruiz 08. J’Aime Plus Paris // Thomas Dutronc 09. Loser // Plasticines
Popular indie rock outfit alt-J just released this track that’s chill yet coaxes you to move to the beat. They maintain their distinguished overall sound while introducing new instrumental voices and rhythms.
Source: SoundCloud / alt-J