BEST INDIE POP - WEEK 27 2014
Seen above is how today’s top indie pop songs should be enjoyed. Top down, shirt off, playlist loud, with emphasis on the shirt off part because *spoiler alert* this week’s pickings are muy caliente. And since I’m a noteworthy sharer of things that are hot I’m passing the list off to you. Share it, enjoy it, play it, overdose on it, do whatever you want with it. Just word of caution, this shiznit is highly addictive.
THE 1975 - GIRLS (RADIO EDIT)
After a while my ears become muddled to the point that I can’t differentiate one band from the other. Such is the case with The 1975’s "Girls." It sounds a lot like something PANIC! AT THE DISCO would fart out. I may be wrong, I may need rest, or more of those red cough drops.
STEVE DUZZ - GAME OF THRONES - MAIN THEME (80’S VERSION)
It took half an episode of Game of Thrones to convince me there are better things to do, never was able to get into it. I would however reconsider watching it if Russian producer Steve Duzz were to direct an episode. I could totally see this thing being a hell of a lot more entertaining. Lightsabers, fog machine, lots of synths, short shorts and rollerskates. It would be an 80s mess. No dialogue, just the theme song playing in the background.
VOYAGEUR - WASTELAND
We first brought you VOYAGEUR via our Best of Indie post a few weeks back. He impressed us with his contagious production skills and ear melting vocals, and this week he surprised us with a new track that both EDM and Pop fans will drool over. You can catch the second part of his EP in the above link.
ZOLA JESUS - DANGEROUS DAYS (OFFICIAL AUDIO)
One of my favorite memories came from listening to Zola Jesus, that is why I’m like literally freaking out in an excited kind of way about her latest track offering. "Dangerous Days" is one of those tracks that you can easily space out to, or in my case, create more of those awesome memories. New album Taiga drops in October, more singles to come. I’m literally on the edge of my seat.
LE CASTLE VANIA - PART OF ME FEAT. CRY WOLF & ALYSSA PALMER
Le Castle Vania’s latest EP, FEELS LIKE FIRE, is available now for full Stream! You are so welcome for the heads up. Noteworthy track: "Part of Me." It’s got drops, it’s got vocals, it’s got everything needed for a banger. The whole fucking EP is stellar. Flawless.
THE WEEKND - OFTEN
A big uh no. This is one of the creepiest sex slamming songs out there. Not sure what kind of woman would kiss a mouth or further yet go down on someone like The Weeknd, this is some male RnB version of Taylor Swift. I guess if you can manage to move beyond the lyrics, the track is half decent.
EXGF - IDLE HANDS
L.A. newcomers seem to have discovered the secret sauce for making a hit pop track. Yes, once the word spreads, I think "Idle Hands" will be on everyone’s playlist. It’s 2014’s "I Love It." In fact, it sounds as if British singer/songwriter Charlie XCX were behind the writing of this track. Hmmmm, just a hunch.
BIPOLAR SUNSHINE - DECKCHAIRS ON THE MOON EP
Why have one version of Bipolar’s eclectic summer track when you can have two more? Remixes featured are by female house producers Eli & Fur (super chillaxing/mind freeing music) and rising London duo, Just Kiddin. It’s a meat and potato plus dessert kind of EP. The perfect meal for your ears.
ADAM TENSTA (WITH DIDA) - DRIP DRIP
I’ll be honest, up until a couple of days ago I had no clue who Adam Tensta was. I know I know, such a crime considering he’s partnered up with elite peeps. But I swear to you I am enamoured with his sound, especially with this track and his collaboration with Michael Dida. So fresh and enjoyably danceable.
LOWELL - I LOVE YOU MONEY
Singer songwriter Elizabeth Lowell Boland is someone to keep your eye on. Punk still alive, bitches! And no one does it better than Lowell. Her debut album, We Loved Her Dearly, is set to release September 16th. And when that day comes Imma light my bra on fire and purchase me a copy.
Looks like we’ve reached the end of our travels folks. I’ll see you all in a couple of days. Until then, make sure to check in with us every day for your daily serving of the latest indie music. Beca signing out!
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.