Berlin based Casual Lab have released a new compilation of some gems by Lars Neubert with some remixing my Mike Starr on one of the tracks. This is titled ‘Missing Link’, and combines elements of techno, house and ambient melodies:
‘Calling out to you’, the latest single by Perth based ‘Timothy Nelson and the Infidels’, has an intoxicating melody, awesome vocals, great production and is just so damn hummable. Its addictive, light-hearted pop like vibe and the fact that it deals with a serious-ish subject matter in a playful way has made us fall hook, line and sinker for it. We wish them all the best for their upcoming album, which you can follow their facebook page to receive more updates about: http://www.facebook.com/TNInfidels. For now, the track:
17 year old Frenchman, Alex Autajon, makes music well beyond his years. Each beat is so meticulously placed, each fade, each build up so perfect, this electronic-bassy downtempo blends melancholic synths, jarring piano and soothing basslines to submerge you into a lull only to bring in that sudden drop from time to time which is like waking up from a suspended state under the dreamy waters of your bathtub to the sounds of it suddenly gushing down the drain because life or automated drainage got in the way. Some fresh, clean fun then:
This EP wwas sent to us by Gabriel Conti, founder and CEO of I & XII records. For more such stuff:
A very promising and aptly titled single ‘Waves’ from Detroit based indie pop band ‘Gosh Pith’ just sauntered into our beloved inbox today. The song has a trap-style beat coupled with mind bending sinusoidal vocals that unify you with the ‘ups and downs’/’struggles and releases’ ,which make up the theme of the song. For long you’ll live and high you’ll fly but only if you ride the tide:
The song is available as a free download and you can follow Gosh Pith on the following social media sites:
After the rip-roaring success of their debut single ‘Skydive’, Astronauts are due to release their album Hollow Ponds on the 21st of this month. Lo Recordings, who are promoting this album, were kindough to send it over to us. We love the sound and also the great accompanying bio. This album is essentially a new project from Dan Carney, previously of East London alt-folkers Dark Captain. Initially conceived last year, while Dan was laid up in hospital awaiting surgery for a badly fractured leg, ‘Hollow Ponds’* has been written and recorded with the help of a number of his friends (most frequently former band mate Michael Cranny).
It is named after the section of Epping Forest, in north-east London, a few yards away from the orthopaedic hospital ward which housed him, and which took on an inappropriately mystical quality in his morphine-enhanced mind as he fantasised daily about being able to walk around it, fibula and tibia intact.
Musically, it revisits the bleepy folkish melancholy so beloved by Dan in his former incarnation, while also taking in some unfamiliar territories. Here are a couple of sample tracks for you to enjoy:
We wish Dan a whole lotta success, and if you like the teasers as much as we do, you can stay tuned to any of the following options for the latest updates:
Astronauts on Facebook (URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Astronauts/141403006034771)
Astronauts on Twitter (@Astronautheart) (URL: https://twitter.com/AstronautHeart)
Astronauts Lo Recordings artist profile (URL: http://www.lorecordings.com/artist/astronauts/)
A summery feel good track by Caged Animals, which conveys very different emotions about a Canadian Woman than Lenny Kravitz did about their American counterparts a few years ago. A cutely intense case of ‘Love thy neighbour’ runs through this easy melody, which is a perfect listen on a nice warm sunny day with a barbecue and a few beers. The vocals are reminiscent of Cake, but we like the sweet things in life:
‘Complacency’ by The Airplanes is addictive, well done and smart. On the same album as the track ‘Young’ featured earlier, this track also speaks about the realization that the shared exuberance of youth is short-lived and you might as well enjoy it when you are in the moment, even if you tend to be complacent to the other big elephants in the room in the process. Hope you like it and take the sagely piece of advice: