NEW INDIE MUSIC - WEEK 49 PART 2 2014
Hello everyone! All of my Thanksgiving leftovers are finally gone, so I’m back to eating frozen pizzas and pop tarts like the classy chick that I am. We have a really great bunch of indie tracks this week from new comers Meanwhile, Dead Ceremony, Hurricane Love, Honne, and more! So kick back in the anti-Anderson Cooper shirt that Billy Corgan gave you (although, Cooper really is one hell of a silver fox) and read on while I put some pizza rolls in the microwave and watch the latest Scott Stapp breakdown video.
MEANWHILE - ALL FOR THE TAKING
Today we’re going to kick things off with Meanwhile’s super catchy new single, “All For The Taking.” The track features a bouncy beat and a infectious vocal melody that will have you singing along in no time, making me excited to hear the producer’s upcoming debut EP, The Element Yes. I really can’t get enough of this track and I have a feeling I won’t be the only one who keeps clicking replay.
ARCA - XEN
Alejandro Ghersi, aka Arca, is a new Venezuelan-born producer who’s creating some well-deserved buzz with his latest album, Xen. The title track is a dark and dramatic electronic adventure packed with echoey beats, bass, and interesting elements that make it obvious that this guy has worked with FKA Twigs and Yeezus.
HURRICANE LOVE - NOWHERE TO GO
Sweden’s answer to the Arcade Fire, aka Hurricane Love, create wonderfully epic indie pop on their latest track, “Nowhere To Go.” The track is packed with marching drums, piano, guitars and lots of powerful gang vocals that work together to create a solid and catchy song definitely worth checking out.
DEAD CEREMONY - LOSING YOU
UK-four piece, Dead Ceremony, will totally win you over with their debut track, “Losing You.” It’s packed with piano, synths, and a smooth beat that makes for a wonderfully moody electropop track. The soulful vocals steal the spotlight and give the track a infectious R&B flare.
BEN ABRAHAM - SPEAK
Melbourne singer-songwriter Ben Abraham is here to calm you down and wish your troubles away with his latest song, “Speak.” The song begins with subtle guitar plucks and Abraham’s soothing vocals, before we’re hit with piano keys, soft percussion, and synths that cause the emotion to build and build.
SOHIGHT & CHEEVY - GIFT
Electropop duo Sohight & Cheevy will totally get you feeling groovy with their latest track, “Gift.” Featuring hand claps, funky guitar and bass, and lots of synths, it’s a awesomely uplifting track with a catchy disco feel that will keep you coming back for more.
KUNGS FT. MOLLY - WEST COAST
Up and coming producer, Kungs, gives Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” a complete make over with his remix of the track. Having vocalist Molly provide the smoky vocals, his addition of a club beat, bass, and piano keys really gives the track a totally new and different feel that I just might take over the original.
HONNE - THE NIGHT
Honne promises to “make it worth your while” if you spend the night with them on their latest down-tempo track, “The Night.” The duo mix subtle synths, a drum machine beat, and their soulful vocals to create a catchy and original R&B-style track that you can’t help but fall in love with.
So there you have it— all of the indie tracks worth your precious time this week. See ya next time!
About Erin Crider
Erin Crider eats, breathes, and sleeps pop culture. If you have a question about a one-hit wonder from the ‘90s or need help remembering lines from a SNL skit, she’s your girl. When she isn’t lurking the internet, she's either going to a show or hanging out at Disneyland. Erin lives in Southern California and has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.