BEST ALTERNATIVE POP - WEEK 5 2014
Boy oh boy do I have something to make your nipples harden. We’re feeding your alternative pop obsession with a fresh batch of filtered tracks. And if you don’t like what I’m about to serve you, then put me on trial...I kinda want to badly be Justin Bieber's handcuff buddy. But back to the post... I’m really here to save you from poor music choices by telling you what you should be listening to and which indie artists need be uploaded to your iPoop device. Scroll down, press play.
MØ - DON’T WANNA DANCE
When I grow up I want to be just like MØ. I want to roll around in junkyards celebrating a very possible future breakthrough. Major #girlcrush. In the meantime I want to dance and grind up on everyone. Be on the look out for her debut album, No Mythologies to Follow, dropping March 10th.
LE YOUTH FEAT. DOMINIQUE YOUNG UNIQUE - DANCE WITH ME (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
I’m not sure what I liked the most: the David Beckham underwear ad prior to this Le Youth’s video or the epileptic disco mashup of TLC’s grammy winning track ‘No Scrubs’ and rising rapper Dominique Young Unique. Either way it’s a killer track with a great flow.
KENNA - LOVE IS STILL ALIVE [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]
When Kenna is not busy rebranding MySpace or modeling chonis (undies) for GAP he’s busy mixing sexy electronic/hiphop beats. According to the Keratin wax doll prophet a.k.a. Justin Timberlake, “Kenna is what the World needs to hear, they just don’t know it yet.” Well if J.T. says it then call me a believer.
BEAR HANDS - GIANTS (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)
Though the name of the track has really little to nothing to do with the lyrics, I dig it. The intro has very early 2000 feel to it that quickly dives into a warm bath. The more I play it, the more I love it.
BIRDY - SKINNY LOVE [OFFICIAL 2014 VIDEO]
I remember I once worked a summer at H&M, well more like 3 days. 24/7 constant replay of “Skinny Love” does a shit load of damage to one’s mental and emotional state. For sake of keeping memories alive, check out music video #2 for Birdy’s cover of ‘Skinny Love’ by Bon Iver. F.Y.I the video is EXACTLY the same as her first ‘Skinny Love’ video, with the addition of a Lorde feel to it, you know dark and stuff.
BISHOP NEHRU - YOU STRESSIN
Some old school beats coming out of this Disclosure production. I think the two are about to fully submerge themselves into the hip hop scene. And as for the 17 year old Bishop Nehru, the dude’s got sweet lyrical skills.
BOYS NOIZE FEAT. SNOOP DOGG - GOT IT (BLOOD DIAMONDS REMIX)
OWSLA producer Blood Diamonds delivers some booty droppin beats strong enough to get us through the hump of the week.
AVICII - YOU MAKE ME (DIPLO & OOKAY REMIX)
Ummm..heehee. Things just got awkward. I don’t know how this track made it on here. Perhaps to show you guys what a real drop sounds like? haha get it? Quickly moving on.
ALLERGIC TO LOVE - CHARLI XCX (SNUFFED BY THE YAKUZA)
I’m channeling punk Circa: CBGB 1974. Loving the grunge and the crudeness. I’m making this the official BitCandy Valentine’s Day Song.
GEMS - DON’T CRY (SEAL COVER)
Is it Friday yet? Perfect for a session of blazin, I mean chillin while playing chess with Robin Thicke, and Gwen Stefani dancing in the background next to the pool as the sun sets over the smog that covers the Hollywood hills. But back to the music, Lindsay and Clifford blend so well and have a knack for creating rich, deep ear melting music. More please!
MADIDIAZ - STAY TOGETHER
New to our BitCandy home is country starlet turned indie pop hipster, MadiDiaz. Fans of CHVRCHS, London Grammar, MadiDiaz is one to add to your Soundcloud.
Looks like my job here is done. If you like what you heard, show the artist and your BFF’s (a.ka. BitCandy) some love by sharing us with your mom, ex pool boy, BBFz, milkman, the cute hipster barista, etc., etc. We’ll be back next week with more of the best indie pop songs that make your body go shitballs like Lorde at the Grammys.
About Beca Arredondo
Beca Arredondo is easily unamused with all things not related to her interests. On her good days you can catch her avoiding the California sun and glued to her Mac plotting the next big thing. If you happen to run into her on the street and notice her wearing headphones do NOT disturb her. She is not responsible for any possible damage. Aside from the above she's very sweet and perky and responds well to good music and food.