I hear a lot of different Indie bands with catchy songs on the radio, and every time I hear one I like to give their whole album a listen. It is very rare that one of those bands has a listenable album all the way through; GroupLove is an extreme exception. Not only is their album listenable AND really enjoyable throughout, their debut EP is as well. You may have heard their wildly popular song “Colours” on Madden or FIFA ’12, or (my favorite) “Tongue Tied” on the Apple commercial or Alt Nation. If you liked these songs I highly recommend buying their album Never Trust A Happy Song. Never Trust A Happy Song is completely consistent, which is surprising to see for any upcoming band; GroupLove has their sound perfected and it works beautifully.
Hit “Read More” to read more about the band, listen to some of my favorite songs off the album, and buy the album.
The BBC hosted and highly anticipated new Cris Cab mixtape Echo Boom is officially out. Echo Boom consists of 12 original tracks with features and production by Pharrell, Wyclef, Melanie Fiona, 88-Keys, Supa Dups, and more. The 18 year old Miami native is really taking off, swiftly gaining momentum this year after his cover of Black and Yellow. In case you’ve never heard of him, his music is like a crazy infusion of Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, and Sublime with a heavy influence from hip-hop. It really makes for a good kick-back-and-relax feel, perfect for a day at the beach.
Download: Cris Cab- “Echo Boom”
Hit the jump to check out the back cover.
I was going through my iTunes the other day and I found a song called “That Night” by Swedish artist named Tjernberg and another artist Steerner. I listened to it and I really enjoyed it. His style reminded me of that of his fellow Swedish countrymen who have reached fame and success the past few years. I decided to contact him through email and fortunately, he responded. He was nice enough to answer some questions so we could feature him in a post! Hit the jump to check out the short Q&A and listen to two new previews of his upcoming mixes.
Young Money’s President, (who never really releases anything) Mack Maine, just dropped this track with an amazing beat. This one features Royce Da 5’9 & Talib Kweli.
Finally the music video of one of my favorite tracks off the
decent Carter IV. Lil Wayne’s “Mirror” features Bruno Mars who is in fact a blood as well. I think…
A snippet of this track leaked not too long ago and we have the official version now with vocals from Desire. This song actually changed my opinion on Kid Cudi’s & Dot Da Genius’s upcoming album called WZRD that will be dropping on February 28th. Not too bad.
Buy the track on iTunes on January 31st!