Cathedrals – “Jump In”

By Will Oliver, February 15th 2019

San Francisco electro-pop duo Cathedrals have been consistently releasing a steady stream of singles every other month or so.

Today they keep the winning streak going with the delightful and infectious new power pop dance anthem “Jump In,” which features some strong vocals and sugary electronics that work together perfectly.

Here’s a little bit about the song directly from the band:

With “Jump In”, we didn’t want to write a straightforward love song since, for us at least, love hasn’t always been simple or predictable. We wanted to explore that feeling of standing on the precipice of the unknown – looking into the face of something that could turn out to be beautiful or ugly, and taking that leap anyway. We thought, what better way to capture that idea than to release the song on Valentines Day. It’s not a hallmark card; it’s real life, full of joy and uncertainty and sometimes pain. Here’s to feeling it, to jumping in, whatever the cost.

Enjoy a listen to “Jump In” below.
Read the rest of this entry »

Bonobo – “Ibrik”

By Will Oliver, February 14th 2019

It’s been two years since Bonobo’s latest album Migration, which made it nice to get new music from the producer last month in the form of “Ibrik.”

The track’s release came ahead of the release of ‘fabric presents Bonobo’, the highly anticipated inaugural entry in fabric Records’ new mix series.

The track features all the texture and atmosphere that has once come to expect from a Bonobo song, with plenty of chill and dance aspects that lead the listener to the warm summer months that wait for us soon enough.

Enjoy a listen to “Ibrik” below.
Read the rest of this entry »

Millionyoung – “Work”

By Will Oliver, February 6th 2019

Miami-based producer Millionyoung is someone we caught many years ago when he opened up for Two Door Cinema Club at The Bell House way back in 2010.

He’s released his fair share of new releases since then and has returned with his brand new single “Work,” which has is sights set on much warmer summer months that linger on the horizon in all of our minds right about now.

The fun and dance-friendly track is ultra chill and it’s release will kick-off a handful of singles planned for the first half of the year, followed by his fifth full length release, New Elevation, slated for late 2019.

Enjoy a listen to “Work” below.
Read the rest of this entry »

SION – “Old Pattern”

By Will Oliver, February 5th 2019

Producer SION released three new songs last Friday, including the beautiful and atmospheric “Old Pattern,” the track we are hightling with you all today.

The track taps into some pure emotivate and touching soundscapes that paint a vivid picture, even without any vocals, outside of a spoken word sample. You’re brought on an emotional journey, one that provides a chill tone that is totally soothing and calming.

Find SION’s description of the track below, along with a stream of the track and find the other songs available to hear over at his Soundcloud page.

This song is a reminder that it’s okay to feel and it’s okay to surrender. It’s all a beautiful part of this human experience. I made this song when I was going through some stuff. I had a huge calling to make music during that time and this is what came out of it. It was a lot trusting and letting go. Even though I was feeling a lot stuff, my soul came through. Which I hope will remind everyone who listens that we are always connected in every moment no matter what we are feeling. And to never doubt that connection.Things come up not to hurt us, but to make us grow.

High Tides – “Swaying Palms”

By Will Oliver, January 29th 2019

High Tides, the duo of Warren Kroll and Steven Lutes, will return on March 8th with new album Paradise Daze, which will be released via Rad Cult.

“Swaying Palms” is a new song from the album and a perfect antidote to the bitter cold of winter. The track almost had an early blog daze callback to some chillwave elements, a dreamy journey that puts the mind at ease as well as to a much sunnier and idealistic setting.

Enjoy a stream of the track below and find the album available to preorder at Bandcamp.
Read the rest of this entry »

Saeyers – “Cruise”

By Will Oliver, January 28th 2019

Saeyers is the project of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Marshall Lewis. Having previously released music under his name, Lewis turned to the Saeyers moniker to stand for his new complete perspective and him embracing isolation to help with his melodic imagination, such as the very 80s inspired dreamy offering that is “Cruise,” the song we share with you today.
Read the rest of this entry »

Stray Fossa – “Swells”

By Will Oliver, January 21st 2019

Stray Fossa, the Charlottesville, Virginia trio of Nick Evans, Will Evans, and Zach Blount, have recently returned with their new single “Swells.”

The song, which is their fourth studio single, was entirely self-recorded and produced in their living room studio. The track finds a nice balance of lo-fi charm with some fully realized dream-pop tendencies that have that familiar warm grow that many bands found during that beloved chillwave/blog era that took place nearly a decade ago now.

Enjoy a listen to “Swells” below
Read the rest of this entry »

Coral Pink – “Once in a While”

By Will Oliver, November 24th 2018

Coral Pink is a duo out of Paris who caught our attention with the release of their debut single “Daydream” back in May.

Earlier this year they followed it up with single #2 “Another Year,” and more recently with their third single, “Once In A While,” which is released via Nice Guys Records.

The band’s warm bedroom pop glow is still as chill as ever but they offer a bit more colors to their sonic palette with “Once In A While,” offering a bit of a 70’s inspired funk sound that fits their style perfectly.

Enjoy streams of both “Once In a While” and “Another Year” below and keep an eye on the band who are gearing up t try and play some live shows beginning in 2019.
Read the rest of this entry »

Love 95 – “Planet A Thought”

By Will Oliver, November 24th 2018

Love 95 is bedroom psych-pop project from Hackney, East London who has released his debut single “Planet A Thought.”

There’s nothing to find about these guys other than that minimal amount of info that they provided. So you just have to let the dreamy dance world of their fantastic “Planet A Thought” do all the talking for you. It’s whirling electronic soundscapes build to a dance-friendly frenzy and are well-guided by its 90s-esque vocal performance. This is good stuff and we are excited to see whatever Love 95 have in store for us in the future.

Enjoy “Planet A Thought” below.
Read the rest of this entry »

Tourist – “Apollo”

By Will Oliver, November 4th 2018

Tourist, the project of London-based songwriter and electronic musician William Phillips returned with new single “Apollo” a part of his Essentials compilation, which he released back on September 21 via Monday Records.
Read the rest of this entry »

Monday Morning Matinee

midwest sunglasses