Our friends over in Rama Lama Records are reaching beyond the confines of Sweden to work with Danish outfit Kindsight. Today they’re releasing another bobbing pop number, so if you’re not tapping your toes while you press play then you need to speak with your doctor immediately. The vocals are about as sparkling as you can get for the indiepop genre, so be sure you’re saving up for this sugary musical treat. I really love the range though, as the vocals can raise up high and crash down to soften as they open up to cascading guitar chords that ring through your headphones. Really stoked on this band, and you should be too!
When I first pressed play on this debut single from Copenhagen’s Kindsight, I fully expected to be greeted with a particular brand of squalling shoegaze. But, to my surprise, the band almost immediately pull back from that heavy front, revealing this glimmering pop core that’s absolutely worth your time this morning. Nina’s voice is sparkling throughout, and she has that same natural joy that reminds me in a strange way of Nina Persson; it has this ability to bring pop sensibility to a somewhat dark sound…and I can always, always appreciate that from a singer. Not bad for a first single!
Isn’t it exciting when you find a new band that just draws you in immediately and yearns for repeated plays? For me, it’s one of my favorite feelings and I’m always happy to share it with all of you. Today my “new band smell” comes by way of Danish group Yune, and their brand new single “Odd One Out”. This one blends some lovely bits of bedroom pop with some darker, heavier bass elements to create a truly mesmerizing single.
This song appears on the Yune debut album AGOG which is due out April 24th.
Thirdcurl is a Danish band fronted and creatively run by Gabriel Johnson. His music is certainly electronic pop music with influences being clear homages to bands like LCD Soundsystem, Twin Shadow, and even The Cure. Our first taste of music from this new artist comes from this single “Ordinary Life” which features a melding of all the bands previously mentioned. It’s an epic number of electronic pop focus with catchy beats and expertly timed vocal deliveries.
Man it’s been a crazy day in Austin, and I’m hoping to end your day of music with us by offering up something a bit more chill and relaxed to ease you into the afternoon. Imagine that, I have this new song called “Write My Name” from Copenhagen based Rasmus Littauer and his project known as School of X. Currently working as the touring drummer for Major Lazor, one can hear a bit of electronica and beat driven pop here. I’m finding it to be quite irresistible.
School of X will release a new EP entitled Destiny on November 15th via Tambourhinoceros.
I’ve really been enjoying this brilliant new tune from Jacob Faurholt; it’s a good discovery, as I hadn’t heard of Jacob previously, and yet he’s got a deep deep catalog. This track sounds forlorn, and continues to build…the cascading guitar line in the distance and the solemn bounce of the piano all work to further that agenda while Faurholt throws his vocals across the whole mix. At times, I definitely hear the good version of Neil Young shining through, though Jacob sounds youthful and yearning for things yet to come. His new album Shake Off the Fear will be out on September 6th!
The Oceans are a duo from Copenhagen who make their very own brand of dream pop, shoegaze style music. Having just released their new EP, EP II, the band is looking to drum up some positive praise for the collection with tons of new singles. This one, called “Rewind Your Mind”, features a lot of sonic noise along with a bright guitar and some synths in the background. The brightness, paired with the heavy beat drops and sludgy bass, create an almost perfect shoegaze song. Well played gents.
If you’re liking this one, you can stream the band’s entire new EP II over on Spotify.
It’s easy to find your listening habits run straight for a little while; you keep your head down and all the indie rock sounds the same…until you meet ZRN. They’re a doomy duo of ambient music billowing across the pond from Denmark. They’ve graced us with some thoughtful responses; the band plays March 13 at the Hideout.
Trainwreck Department is a bedroom project of Danish songwriter Jacob Faurholt, and the last few weeks his tunes have been getting a heavy rotation at my house. There’s something that feels vital to the current musical climate, though there also are some musical moments that feel completely indifferent to expectations. I love “Doctor Please,” though songs like “The Stars are Shooting at Us” carry a heavier vibe, particularly in the chorus; you’ll also find intimate strumming in “Carousel,” giving you bits of everything you’re looking for. Plus, all these tracks are fairly short, built for quick consumption in the current climate. Stream the No. 1 EP below.
This new Lowly track is another example of why the band is quickly making a name for themselves in our neck of the woods. Tight percussion works beneath a wash of synthesizers as the heavenly vocals fill in the rest. The band uses a great bit of negative space, never allowing instruments to step atop of one another or the voice; it’s textured pop music, but the sparkling clarity leaves a stunning impact on listeners. The band will release their album Heba tomorrow via Bella Union, and you’ll want to be sure to spend some time with it going into this weekend.
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