I was doing some Internet browsing last night, as it has been rather a slow week for new music creeping up, and I came upon this gem run the other day on IGIF. This tune comes from Flordians, Isle, who’ve crafted this spectacular dream pop gem that’s really won me over. The only thing sad about this tune is that its the only one the group have available at the moment, but if they’re taking their time to craft majestic slow pop tunes like the one featured below, then I’ll wait patiently for more special goodness.
Download:Isle – Bayview [MP3]
I have a feeling that today’s going to be sort of a light-hearted day, at least to start out the morning music run. I stumbled upon Cassolette this past weekend while visiting Anorak, who just put out the group’s latest Annie 7″, which is absolutely delightful. The Florida sextet isn’t breaking new ground, they’re just executing pure indie pop in marvelous fashion. I dare you to listen to this track and not tap your feet and not let a grin creep up on your face; it absolutely cannot and will not happen. I don’t even want to go on about this song, I just want you to listen and love.
Download:Casolette – Annie [MP3]
Last week I wrote about Florida’s Jacuzzi Boys, a solid rock outfit coming our way for SXSW. Fortunately, we caught up with the trio before their trip to Austin, and now it’s time to share their responses. Stoked to have all three dudes chip in their answers, so thanks to Jason B. for his hard work getting this together. And be sure to check out their Glazin LP on Hardly Art. Read more
Knowing very little about Awesome New Republic, I have to admit, I’m going to be scouring the Internet for all the latest on this group. Their song, “Florida,” an homage of sorts to their home state has been kicking around in my head all day long, so I figured I should share it with you. According to the kids over at Stereogum, the EP from which this song comes, Rational Geographic II, is up for free on the group’s web site.
Download: Awesome New Republic – Florida [MP3]