Hi guys! We've spent our entire week at SXSW in Austin, Texas up to our knees in hipster blood, sweat, and when we were at Lady Gaga's show, vomit, but nothing, we repeat, nothing is going to stop us from filtering through the blogosphere for the Best of Indie, Electro, PopSmut and Chill Out for your listening pleasure. By the way, no need to hire a performance artist, we're more than happy to vomit on you for free, Lady Gaga. Play us ARTPOP and we're blowing chunks for days on end!



best indie

“Happy Monday, and International Day Of Awesomeness! And what finer way to spend said holiday than in the company of BitCandy and their best indie songs? If you're unable to think of an answer, that's because there isn't one, douchebags! Anyways, thank you to the Curators who helped me out with this week's pickings from Dum Dum Girls, Editors, How To Dress Well and more. If you think you've got what it takes to contribute to any of my weekly roundups, go and sign up to be a Curator (read more...)”



best electro

“Apologies that this is up a bit later than usual, I spent the entire day hyper focused on all this new Skrillex shit and couldn't remember what day it was. We all know that Skrillex news is more important than anything else that could possibly be going on with your life. Work? Play? Honestly, I could care less. Skrillex's new album, Recess, is streaming. There are Eleven new Skrillex songs! Yeah, streaming on 'Alien Ride,' Skrillex's iPhone App designed by Sus Boy (the world's greatest living artist)! I don't understand how you could care about anything else but this as much as you should be caring about this. I know I don't. I actually got super distracted today and didn't do anything but listen to them over and over and over again. I can't be blamed for anything that did or didn't happen today because of it. (I forgot to walk my dog.) Plus tour dates got announced today! He's on tour with Dillon Francis and What so Not and hmmmm those dates end suspiciously right on EDC LV weekend. Okay cool. Okay fuck yeah. A very merry skrillbirthday to me (read more...)”



best alt pop

“Swear to god 15 minutes a day of scrolling through our Best of Posts is all you need to live a balanced and rich life. No BS, no drama, no bad news, just nonstop indie music for your listening pleasure, or in this case booty booty bouncing pleasure. In this week's edition of PopSmut, we bring you the latest from your favorite electronic robots, a whack of a track for all you BARBZ, and some surprisingly great mashups. So perk them ears up to this week's picks (read more...)”



top chill out music

“Even when I'm dripping in hipster sweat in the middle of Texas for South By South West, hereby renamed Soundcheck By Soundcheck West, I'm filtering through the blogosphere for this week's top chill out music! In the meantime, Pitchfork are getting wasted in the bar along. Only kidding! Thanks to the Curators who helped out with today's pickings from Javeon, Teebs, Fryars and more. If you've got what it takes to contribute to any of my weekly roundups, then sign up to be a Curator (read more...)”

Dang it! That's it for this week's Best of Indie, Electro, PopSmut and Chill Out, but we're back on Monday for even more music filtered from the blogosphere. If you've got what it takes to contribute to any of our weekly roundups, then sign up to be a Curator. Oh, and don't forget to keep an eye on our homepage, as once we're over this hangover, we're going to be bringing you our highlights from SXSW, including announcing the winner of our completely fictitious Most Hipster Hipster Award!

Love BitCandy xXx 

About Jess Grant

When Jess Grant isn't writing on music, she can be found playing it – on her guitar, on her ukulele, and on her recently acquired mandolin. Playing it hideously, she ought to add. Jess also studies. She studies the English language, to be precise. Jess is currently on her way to a degree in the subject, and enjoys starting and never finishing novels, screenplays, and poetry in her spare time. She also likes dogs. Lots of dogs.