NakNoise – 5/3/2012
I’ve got ten fresh tracks for you to enjoy from Feist, Beach House, Death Grips and more…
Be sure to check out past NakNoise selections if you enjoy our picks and check back frequently for new editions!
AndrÃ©s – New For U
The Rundown: For years, AndrÃ©s has been a producer that I felt was vastly underrated. Time and again he released extremely high quality house music and while it was critically acclaimed, it stayed somewhat underground. With AndrÃ©s’ latest release, “New For U” I have a feeling thats all about to change.
If you like AndrÃ©s check out: Moodyman, Theo Parrish, Trus’me
Beach House – Lazuli
Genre: Dream/Indie Pop
The Rundown: Lazuli is quintessential Beach House; gorgeous, top shelf indie pop. Lazuli is the first single off their new album, Bloom. Beach House is playing at playing at the Mr. Smalls Theatre this summer in Pittsburgh. Don’t miss it!
If you like Beach House check out: Twin Sister, Lower Dens
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Genre: R&B, Lo-Fi
The Rundown: Jai Paul releases music far too infrequently. He’s an extremely talented producer; his music has an attractiveness to it that allows him to stand tall in the emerging and slightly overcrowded lo-fi R&B soundscape.
If you like Jai Paul check out: The Weeknd, Mars, Chromatics
Synkro – Why Don’t You
The Rundown: Synkro, who is known for his thoughtful and forward thinking dubstep/2-step delivers a sleazy, slow burning cut that’s smooth like butter.
If you like Synkro check out: Joy O, Appleblim
Chromatics – Lady
Genre: Synth Pop
The Rundown: Well it took what seemed like forever, but Chromatics finally released their stellar LP, ‘Kill For Love’. Lady is just one of my many fantastic tracks from this album. I’d go as far to say that its in the top 5 albums of the year thus far.
If you like Chromatics check out: Frankie Rose, Grimes, Julia Holter
Feist – Black Tongue (Mastodon Cover)
Genre: Folk Pop
The Rundown: For Record Store Day Feist decided to cover Mastodon, which left people scratching heads. Luckily, the cover is really great and nice change of pace. I wish more collaborations were this successful.
If you like Feist check out: Cat Power, Broken Social Scene
MI AMI – Time of Love
The Rundown: Mi Ami is comprised of 100% Silk standouts Ital and Magic Touch. Their past collaborations have been much more raw and experimental, however, their new album Decade is a much more upbeat, house influenced release.
If you like MI AMI check out: Blondes, Maria Minerva, Octo Octa
Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland – Track 2
The Rundown: Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland, also known as Hype Wiliams, decided to drop their moniker and use their real names for their LP “Black is Beautiful”. Interestingly enough, this is definitely the best music they ever made. Track 2 from this release is a haunting ballad that features vocals from Inga Copeland.
If you like Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland check out: King Felix
St. Vincent – Krokodil
Genre: Indie Rock
The Rundown: Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, has WAY more bite then I gave her credit for. With indie pop tracks like “Cruel” I wasn’t expecting this side of her. Krokodil is definitely a heavy tune, the sound of Annie kicking ass and taking names.
If you like St. Vincent check out: Girls, Andrew Bird
Death Grips – Get Got
Genre: Hip Hop
The Rundown: I foresee Death Grips blowing up massively and becoming the next big thing, no joke. Hip Hop needs new blood and fresh ideas; these guys are the answer.
If you like Death Grips check out: Shabazz Palaces, Danny Brown,