Lisasinson Share Salgo a la Calle

It’s been a minute since I’ve run a proper Spanish language tune, and since I’ve long loved the worked of Lisasinson, today seems like the perfect day to work their new single into the mix. There’s no hiding the fact that this is a pure pop rock track, even if you might not grasp the lyrical content. Running into the track with that insatiable bounce, you’re going to find the fish hooks under your skin; the vocals are coolly offered up, driving a dash of melody into the core. Through its opening minutes you can hear this growling guitar wanting to join in the fray, and eventually it makes its way into the forefront, ripping through the softened melody and exploding with a tenacity that keeps the song’s edge in tact.

Melenas Share K2 Video

Like Hansel and Gretel, Melenas have been leaving little motorik breadcrumbs in the forest on the way to the release of Ahora, their latest LP for Trouble in Mind, and while it seems to really come to the forefront of their recent work, I’m really captivated by the textural layering. Here, they’re employing these various rhythmic synth pulses, punctuated by that motorik rhythm, but as the tune is unwrapped before you, you get to hear these overlapping vocal pieces. In doing so, they build yet another layer atop the intoxicating heavy wash of their pop constructs. We’ve reached out via the Internet with some questions about the new album, and maybe bringing back a rock n’ recipe with the band, so stay tuned for news on that before the LP drops. Until September 29th, you’ll just have to take our word on how good the Ahora is.

Dadabe Share Paz Single

Having been mostly quiet since their debut EP, Spain’s Dadabe have dropped a couple of rad singles for the world to taste this past month, with me just now catching the latest. I’m pretty sure anyone who loved Pavement will immediately feel at home with this new single; it has that slacker style (or so they called it), offering burning riffs and a relaxed vocal feel through the verses. But, when that does switch in the chorus, there’s this brightness that bursts through, shimmering with promise. Then, as if they had more to prove, they close it down with a minute of jam, hoping to keep you coming back; I know I will.

Melenas Drop Dos Pasajeros Video

I am ready to admit that the new stuff coming out on this new Melenas LP is fucking marvelous. Their latest single begins with these synthesized beats creating this giant open space that slowly unfolds as more texture is built into the track. Vocals enter the foray, but their passive calm almost feels like an added layer of melody being built; it’s like a synthetic cake of pop goodness, sugary in all the right spots. I can easily see where fans of Broadcast would find this their favorite new place to hang out, so if that sounds like you, you’re going to want to grab Ahora, which comes out on September 29th via Trouble in Mind Records.

Melenas Announce Ahora New LP

I am an (at times) over-enthusiastic Melenas fan. So much so, that on their last album cycle I think called them the Melons for the entirety of a whole post. Today, they bring us news of the follow up to Dias Raros; it’s slated to be released this fall via Trouble in Mind Records. Aside from the video just coming off as really cool and stunning (if you’re taking in the scenery), but this song has me so exited; it reminds me of No Shouts No Calls-era Electrelane, drawing on motorik beats and funky disco propulsion to push the narrative…in Spanish no less! It all feels so futuristic and hopeful, and I can’t turn the damn thing off! You can grab the Ahora on September 29th!

Evripidis and His Tragedies Share Alegre Persona Triste

After our DJ set last night, I came home to find an email from Evripidis and His Tragedies; I knew immediately that this would be the tune that would start off our day, and perhaps yours. The track has this nostalgic bent to it, like the best of classic synth pop from the 80s, which matches up with the video’s goal to take from the likes of Grace Jones and Peter Gabriel. There’s a whole lot of bounce and natural joy that resonates from the way the song was constructed, with dual vocal harmonies hitting all the right notes. It’s subtly satisfying, but punch enough to get you going this morning.

Yawners Drop Brand New Single, Honey

In the first week of May, there will be a new Yawners LP out on the streets, and I’m totally in love with the band’s latest single, dropping before they hit up their European tour. Singer Elena Nieto wrote the track in English, then in Spanish, and now we’ve got a version that combines the two. Musically, this song hits you right in the pop punk gut, energetic and carefree from the instant you press play. There’s also a moment in this that feels like they’ve turned Glen Hasnard’s “Falling Slowly” into a pop rock tune (let me know if you hear it too, or if I’m loco!). Duplo, the new LP, will be out on May 6th via Big Scary Monsters.

Pleased to Meet You: The Lions Constellation

Spanish outfit The Lions Constellation has some familiar faces, namely RJ Sinclair from ATH faves Lost Tapes. This time RJ and friends are ditching the playful side of indiepop to give us these heavy walls of noise, but as anything with Sinclair goes, there’s definitely still a huge pop bent, albeit a noisier one!I love how each song balances the sheer noise with these delicate little moments of pop writing blended into the tunes. You get three short burners, and one drawn out, exploratory tune, so it’ll be interesting to see where the band goes on their next release; you can be assured based on the tunes below that it’s going to be deliciously loud!

Lisasinson Share Tu y Yo

There’s something about listening to Lisasinson that just makes life seem like a whole lot of fun; they fill their songs with joy and fun and hooks and riffs, in turn filling up my rock tank every time they drop a new single. In a few weeks they’ll be dropping a new mini-album, Perdona Mama, so this is our last chance to get a little sneak at what’s in store. The video is filled with antics and a solid rabbit chase, but I’m mostly sold on how consistently the quartet seem to just churn out these crushing pop rock tunes. To me, it’s all about the execution, they don’t try to do too much with the song, just staying steady around a solid vocal melody and quick rhythm lines. Seemingly simple, but it only rips if its done just right, like this lot. Look for the album to drop on April 9th via Elefant Records.

Luna Keller Shares Prophecy

As of late, the majority of my listening habits have delved into the indiepop realm, but I still fawn over a great melodic ballad, like this track from Luna Keller. I loved the song and its bare presentation at the beginning, drawing you into the vocals as strings resonate in your speakers. Still, what made this one stand out was when those little vocal flourishes raised up Keller’s voice in the front of the mix. And even then, the song still had a final change, adding in some light percussion to cement the song’s memorable quality! Just another in a string of great singles from the songwriter this year!

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