Best of Indie - Week 25, 2013
Congratulations to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the birth of their publicity stunt, sorry, their baby girl. Grab your headphones, close your eyes, gently rock back and forth, and pretend that none of this is really, actually happening to modern society, with the help of this week's top indie songs. Oh and, a big thank you to our Curators, Beca, Duffster and Pavit, for helping us out with today's picks. Did you know that you can become a Curator, too? To find how of all that works, then click here, or why not tell us what top indie songs we should feature next week in the comments, below?
Empire Of The Sun “DNA”
Empire Of The Sun follow “Alive,” which I originally brought you in Best of Indie - Week 17, with “DNA,” the second cut from Ice On The Dune, which has received incredibly positive reviews, this week. But fuck reviews, what do you lot think of the Australian duo's second album? Let's discuss...
Washed Out “It All Feels Right”
“It Feels All Right” is the first single to be taken from Ernest Greene, aka, Washed Out's sophomore album, Paracosm, out in August, on Sub Pop. If you are wondering what Paracosm means, then go to Wikipedia, duuuh: “A paracosm is a fantasy world involving humans, animals or perhaps aliens.”
If you have a weak stomach, then move along, my friend. Channy Leaneagh plays both torturer, and tortured, in this horrific new video from the directors, NABIL and Mike Piscitelli, for Poliça's duet with Justin Vernon, “Tiff,” which is lifted from Shulamith, released later this fall, on Mom and Pop.
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The Wild Feathers “Hard Wind” - Curator Beca
The Wild Feathers admire deserts, down shots, grow beards and, generally, act like those exemplary Southern rock stars, in the new video for “Hard Wind.” In August, these Nashvillains are hitting the road with the ol' country legend, Willie Nelson, and will release their debut album, on Warner. Toke.
Daughter “Smother (Live On KEXP)”
You guys know that I am a huuuge fan of both Daughter, and KEXP. When I saw that both of these things came together this week, well uh, you really don't want to know what happened in my pants. Check out the full performance, here. “Smother” is taken from If You Leave, which is out now, on 4AD.
Pacific Air “Suits”
“Suits” is probably more, uh, suited to our Best of PopSmut. But, this is my favorite cut to be lifted from Pacific Air's debut album, Stop Talking, which is out now on Republic, so deal with it. C'mon, I would rather be on this, than be on Justin Timberlake's “Suit and Tie” shit, tie shit, tie shit, tie shit.
PAPA “If You're My Girl, Then I'm Your Man”
Back in February, Curator Becks discovered PAPA. Becks cautioned us that “weird, involuntary hip thrusts are known to occur, when listening to the L.A. duo.” Such is the case, during “If You're My Girl, Then I'm Your Man,” which is lifted from the album, PAPA, out later this year, on Loma Vista.
Arthur Beatrice “Carter (Uncut)” - Curator Beca
Introducing the London quartet, Arthur Beatrice, fronted by Orlando Leopard and Ella Girardot, the both of which have quite the ring to them, no? “Carter (Uncut),” which is accompanied by a video directed by Jessie Ware's frequent collaborator, Kate Moross, is released in July, on Open Assembly.
Blåtime “Leave Go” - Curator Duffster
Thaaanks to Curator Duffster for tipping us off on the Norwegian band, Blåtime, pronounced “Blue Hour,” who only have one song and a couple of subscribers, BitCandy included. “Leave Go” builds like a Sigur Rós track and, wait... Is that Justin Vernon they just pull from mid air, three minutes in?
Woodkid feat. Angel Haze “I Love You” - Curator Pavit
I first introduced you to “I Love You” by Woodkid in Best of Indie - Week 16. Two months later and the French auteur has uploaded a new version, featuring New York's pioneering female rapper, and singer apparently, Angel Haze. You read that right, Azealia. Now, about that Governor's Ball outfit...
That's a wrap, Kimye Junior. BitCandy will be back with the Best of Indie, next Monday. Until then, 'like' our Facebook, 'follow' us on Twitter or tell us what top indie songs we should feature next week in the comments, below?