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CHVRCHES

10 Oct

By now, this Scottish trio needs no introduction. They’re currently touring the US and have their song “We Sink” featured in FIFA ’14 (having your song in a FIFA game is the equivalent of being featured on Oprah, except the market demographic is polar opposite). 10 out of the 12 songs of their debut album The Bones of What you Believe in are keepers in my book. “Guns” and “Lungs” may be my favorites, but “Under the Tide” caught me by surprise during their live show in Boston when one of the guys took over the vocals. Sounds like M83, with a bit of Passion PIt.

Temper Trap @ Grand Central

9 Nov

Saw them a couple weeks ago. The vocalist Dougy Mandagi was amazing

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The Naked And Famous

7 Apr

Saw them March 30th. Awesome show. Totally recommend seeing them. It’s a nice balance of indie, pop, and electro.

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Funky and Naive

15 Feb

Jeremy got me into the original of this song, so naturally this one’s for him.

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Temper Trap Remixed

15 Feb

Matt B. recently posted this on FB and I’ve fallen in love.

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A Song about Frogs (but not really)

9 Sep

 

I love M83 and its odd, distinct, mesmerizing music. I wasn’t totally surprised when I heard “Raconte-Moi Une Histoire” which begins with a girl speaking about frogs.

I heard about this frog. It’s a very tiny frog. But it’s also very special. You can only find it in the jungle, so far away from you, but if you find it and you catch it, your world will change forever.

The narration continues about the world, and cupcakes, and your mom becoming your dad. I do not even want to begin analyzing this. Just go along for the ride, as you should with any M83 song. The song may not change the world forever, as the frogs supposedly will, but this song is certainly hypnotizing enough that I will keep listening.

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The Jezabels

18 May

A powerful indie rock group who met at the University of Sydney a few years ago. This song was featured in the second half of the Danny MacAskill’s famous biking video “Way Back Home” (which you MUST see). At first watch, I falsely assumed the band was Scottish because of the theme of the video and their similarity to The Cranberries.

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Jukebox Collective

21 Apr

Similar to LCD Soundsystem

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New Architecture in Helsinki

21 Apr

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