New Indie Music - Week 42 (Pt. 1) 2013
It's cool, I'm not even going to mention the fact that Bangerz is No. 1 all over the globe this week. Fuck, I already did, but at least today's new indie music proves there's hope for all of us yet! Thank you to the Curators who helped me out with this week's pickings from Woodkid, The Lumineers, The Civil Wars and many more. If you think you've got what it takes to be a Curator, then click here!
Woodkid “Iron (Quintet Version)”
The lyrics and Woodkid's vocal shine through on this “Quintet Version” of The Golden Age number, “Iron.” Like Calvin says, it's “quite lovely.” And I think it's one of the best things I've heard all year.
Great Good Fine Ok “You're The One For Me”
A beautiful woman making an even more beautiful sandwich? It can only be Brooklyn's Great Good Fine Ok's video for “You're The One For Me.” I'm not the only one thinking about that avocado pit?
The Lumineers “Submarines”
I tend to imagine my Lumineers in fields harvesting crops, and yet here they are delving underwater in the animation for “Submarines,” as brought to life by their creative partner, Nicholas Sutton Bell.
Vaults “Cry No More”
Take a listen to this gorgeous and intricate composition from the enigmatic Vaults. It kind of sounds like Kate Bush, only if she fronted London Grammar, and then had Steve Reich on the glockenspiel.
Elizabeth Rose “The Good Life”
Do any of you remember the disco tinged number from Flight Facilities that I first unveiled in May? The girl on vocals, Elizabeth Rose, is readying her own EP, so dig on the first cut, “The Good Life.”
The Civil Wars “Dust To Dust”
Love or hate them, you can't deny that sparks fly whenever Joy and John of The Civil Wars perform together. Remember, don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened, as Dr. Seuss liked to say.
Azure Blue “Time Is On Our Side”
Oh crap, as if I wasn't miserable enough, a girl meets her tragic demise in the video for Azure Blue's “Time Is On Our Side.” I'm off to tell my boyfriend I love him. Psych, I don't even have a boyfriend.
Holy Ghost! “Okay”
In September, the Brooklyn duo, Holy Ghost, unveiled their sophomore album, Dynamics. Nick and Alex find themselves in some kind of televisual, Inception type shit in the video for opener, “Okay.”
That's it for this week's dose of new indie music, everybody! If you think you've got what it takes to join us, then click here. In the meantime, I'll leave you with a message from this week's No. 1 artist!