Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law

Wow! This song was a curveball I didn’t see coming. The Joy Formidable are known for their fuzzy guitar tracks and heavy rock performances but this song is a mature step in a new direction for the band. This song relies on piano and sweeping strings to create a beautiful, expansive song. Ritzy Bryan’s vocals are exquisite. In the second half of the song they return to their heavy hitting sound but it’s driven by drums and piano not guitars. The Joy Formidable have proven themselves to be the real deal in contemporary rock music.

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Yuno – Sunlight

I was excited to find that Yuno (Unouomedude) is working on his debut record called V. I’ve been following this guy for awhile now and I believe he deserves more recognition. Yuno’s sound is similar to chillwave artists such as Neon Indian and Washed Out. His music is exuberantly sunnier than his counterparts though. I feel like Yuno’s music invites people to be happier. If you want to hear a great summer song, check out his new single “Sunlight”.

If you like what you hear, support Yuno and his new record on Kickstarter.

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Jessie Ware – Running

Watch out Beyonce! There’s a new diva in town. Her name is Jessie Ware and her debut record Devotion is one of the better R&B records I’ve heard this year. Jessie is from the UK and she used to be a backup singer but now she’s front and center. Jessie is an impressive new singer. She uses her powerful voice tenderly and gracefully. I like the 80’s sounding guitar riffs in her single “Running” and Jessie Ware’s sultry vocals pull me in and keep me entranced. It has a late night drive sorta vibe. If you like 80’s pop and R&B music or enjoy Whitney Houston’s or Sade’s sound, Jessie Ware might be the new artist for you.

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TNGHT – Higher Ground

TNGHT is a collaboration project between Hudson Mohawke & Lunice, two up and coming electronic/ hip music producers from the UK and Canada. These guys are building a name for themselves and that’s because they have given the world some fresh, hard hitting electronic music that is simply great fun to listen to. “Higher Ground” is a standout song on their new EP that will get you up and moving!

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