I’m really pleased to have discovered Soliti Music over the last year; they introduced me to Finnish acts Big Wave Riders and New Tigers, put out the new Cats on Fire, and now this wonderful new signing, Paperfangs. It’s a more electronic dream pop then the majority of the stuff I’ve been into lately, but those down-trodden vocals and mixture of samples near the end of this track really stuck with me. Before they get huge, you can also go HERE and get ahold of their latest AAVVAV EP, which is the precursor to what I can only expect will be great work with Soliti.
Download:Paperfangs – I Felt the Ocean [MP3]
We talked about Finnish starlets, Big Wave Riders, a bit ago, but as the date nears closer for the release of their Behind These Walls EP, which will be available to you on September 7th, they just keep releasing more tracks. You’ve got to check out the latest, especially with hints of high-stepping grooves laying just beneath the surface, then exploding during the chorus–even with a screeching bit of guitar solo to wrap the song up nicely. There’s just this bit of craftiness living beneath the feeling of fun that you’ll probably associate with this song, and who doesn’t like to see those two things meet up? Enjoy folks.
Download: Big Wave Riders – Behind These Walls [MP3]
Apparently it’s going to be sort of a Scandinavian type day in my house, as I’ve just gotten another gem from the region via Finland’s Big Wave Riders. The band is prepping their digi-EP for new label, Soliti Music, which will also be home to the new work from Cats on Fire. They posted a great track to their last.fm page, and I just fell in love. It begins with sort of a washed out guitar vibe, one that you’d expect from a California beach group, but then the pace picks up, and it turns into momentary dance-pop, and returns once again to the beautiful wash. This is definitely something new and exciting from a great prospect for 2011.
Download: Big Wave Riders – Skate or Die [MP3]