New Track: Theresa Andersson – “Injuns” (Live in Sweden)

 

New Orleans based singer Theresa Andersson has got a little tribal-esque Feist and Bjork action going on for this live version of “Injuns” and we love it so! What gorgeous whirlwind of sound. The Swedish artist interestingly cites soul and gospel amongst her influences.

Known best for her live shows, she “uses looping pedals to build layers of percussion and stringed instruments” to set the groundwork for her captivating vocals. Kind of reminds us of what Zoe Keating and Kimbra do, which we also love.

Stream and download the track below, thank us later.

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New Track: Clementine & The Galaxy – “Heart Shaped Box”

 

New space-pop duo Clementine & The Galaxy is stirring up quite a buzz of late. Some folks may recognize lead singer Julie Hardy as having performed as part of the dazzling miss Ellie Goulding’s band.

Yesterday, the two released a new single called “Heart Shape Box,” which is a breathy electro-pop joy of a time. The vocals give us hints of Bjork and Florence Welch – nothing to mess with there. This definitely needs to be on a soundtrack somewhere. Awesome vibes.

With four NYC dates coming up in the next month (see below) – including an invite only video release party that we’ll be sure to be snooping around at – the momentum is clearly just building.

Tour Dates
9/28 – Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY (w/ Futurist)
10/09 – Flux Studios – New York, NY (Video Release Party!)
10/16 – Alphabet Lounge – New York, NY (CMJ)
10/18 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY (CMJ)

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Video: Il Abanico – Live @ BAMcafe, NYC

 

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Going to a show only to fall in love with the opener is what it’s all about. Discovering Il Abanico was a pleasant surprise we were privy to during an intimate Brooklyn performance a couple months back, and we’ve been itching to find the right opportunity to share them with you since!

With the founding members originally from Bogotá, Colombia, the now Brooklyn based experimental indie band creates music that echoes through your body and leaves you in an inexplicable bliss comparable to the effect of Bjork. The band’s energy live is amazing, so we’re pretty freakin excited to share the above clip from their recent show at BAMcafe.

Below, you can also take a listen to their Crossing Colors EP that dropped earlier this year!

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Video: Kimbra – “Settle Down” (Live)

 

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What a special treat this lady is. New Zealand born and Melbourne based vocalist Kimbra is more than just a singer, boasting vocal acrobatics against a jazzy, soulful electro-pop backdrop. Just take a little eensie weensie peek at her singlehandedly murdering it at the Spotify Sessions during this year’s SXSW Festival and be rendered speechless – a one woman maestro. And could she be any more adorable? Do they make pocket size versions of her? Please?

Wonderfully shot video, too – really great capture of the mood at the awesome Spotify House (which we had the pleasure of visiting)!

Citing Nina Simone, Prince, and Bjork as influences, can we be any more excited to take a peek at Kimbra’s debut album, Vows that dropped last August? Probably not.

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Video: Planningtorock – “Living it Out”

 

Berlin’s Planningtorock can be difficult to pin down. Just like her song, she seems to just be “Living it Out,” producing highly experiential, experimental music. Some liken her creative allure to that of Grace Jones or Bjork’s.

This video and song are dope. As far as the video: the editing effects, the coloring, and use of lighting are used brilliantly to accent the hazy mood. The song itself seems to subtly traverse genre and mood throughout the track, with elements of rock, soul, disco, electronic, and an underlying orchestral vibe. A further thrust to the uptempo track comes thanks to the driving drum work of LCD Soundsystem’s Pat Mahoney.

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