Allo comrades! Zis is Vladimir Putin sending you a personal zank you for tuning into ze Vinter Olympics here in Russia. I'm zat grateful, I've taken time out from riding horses, vrestling bears and being ze most badass tyrant in all of ze vorld in order to bring you zis veek's Best of Indie, Electro, PopSmut and Chill Out. Unfortunately my bitches t.A.T.u and Pussy Riot aren't featured zis veek, but don't vorry as I'm going to get ze KGB onto BitCandy about zat!




best indie

“While you was watching the Super Bowl and stuffing your face with buffalo wings, BitCandy was busy filtering through this week's new indie music for your listening pleasure. I don't care how hungover you are, you better appreciate this as thanks to you, I missed out on arguably the worst Halftime Show in the history of NFL after the Black Eyed Peas! Anyways, big up to the Curators who helped me out with today's pickings from St. Vincent, The 1975, Banks and more. If you've got what it takes to contribute to any of BitCandy's weekly columns, go and sign up to be a Curator too (read more...)”



best edm

“With the sad sad doldrums of January behind us, we're finally starting to head towards festival season. Ultra is only 53 days away and Coachella an easy 66 (but who's counting??????? HAHAHAHHA lol, not mE!). Time for the world's greatest (and worst, and most mediocre) producers to start finishing or previewing or releasing those tracks that they're gonna WOW the world with in 2014. Such Wow. Some of this shit is old and some of it is new, but over the next couple of weeks more and more and more NEW songs will pop on our radar. Yay 4 that!!! Cause if you keep playing the same shit, ain't no one gonna like you anymore. INNOVATE, musicians. Make us excited! Whatchu got (read  more...)



best alt pop

“Hey there! Welcome to your weekly dose of the top alternative indie pop songs. I'm your guest host, Flea's Unplugged Bass Guitar. Let's settle this once and for all, for those who may or may not have watched the Super Bowl: I was NOT plugged in during the Red Hot Chili Pepper's halftime show performance...big woopdie doo. But it's all good cuz believe me the R.H.C.P. lost credibility a looong time ago. **Wuvz you Flea xoxo** Makes me think, were we ever good? I'll save that discussion for laterz, because right now I've gots to deliver the latest music finds from around the web (read more...)”



best chillwave

“Okay, so there are two ways you can spend today! You can sit at home, eat Cheetos and watch the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics take place at what is arguably the largest homophobic ski resort known to man (all the while praying for a Pussy Riot cameo). Don't forget, Canada are going to open up a can of whoopass on us anyway! Or you can sit at home, eat Cheetos and tune into this week's best chillwave songs instead. Thanks to the Curators who helped with today's picks from TwoThirds, Washed Out, Edapollo and more. If you'd like to be a Curator, then sign up here (read more...)”


Zat's it for zis veek's Best of Indie, Electro, PopSmut and Chill Out, but BitCandy is back next Monday vith more! If you zink you've got vhat it takes to contribute to any of BitCandy's veekly roundups, sign up to be a Curator.  Anyvay, I've got to go and practice my script for ze next Bond film, in vich I'm starring as ze villain. East, Vest, just points of ze compass, each as stupid as ze other. My first victim? Ze person responsible for ze Olympic ring fail!

Love Vladimir Putin 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.