Velvet Elvis by Alex Winston
I first heard about Alex Winston on The Wild Honey Pie a couple years ago and have been a fan ever since. Her strong, catchy indie pop sound and, at times, eerie voice are what set her apart from other current indie musicians, in my opinion. Check out the acoustic version of Velvet Elvis as well. I actually like it more than the original.
similar to Cults
Antidotes by Peasant’s King
Brand new video for a brand new song by a brand new band. Here’s your chance to discover a great new British band, Peasant’s King, right at their start. The band’s strengths definitely seem to lie in their guitars. I can imagine they’ll gain a decent amount of success within the next year.
Elephant by Tame Impala
Australian band Tame Impala recently came out with their new album, Lonerism. Elephant was the first track off it I heard, and I’d say it’s probably my favorite off the album. The band mixes a lot of different sounds, resulting in music that sounds both old and new. If you haven’t given Lonerism a listen yet, I highly recommend you do. You won’t be disappointed.
similar to MGMT
Yer Spring by Hey Rosetta!
I think I’ve posted about Hey Rosetta! before, but I remembered this music video and thought it would be a good one to share. Like the song itself, it’s so powerful and I think it’s something everyone would enjoy. Since this music video came out, the band has been using sparklers almost as an image, as it appears in their Yer Fall music video (another favorite of mine).
similar to Arcade Fire
At Least I Have Nothing by Saint Motel
I can tell that Saint Motel is going to be big in the music industry—or at least in the world of indie music. Their music has the same beachy sound as bands like Young the Giant and the Vaccines, which makes sense since they are from Los Angeles, CA. I love the guitar’s power in their music, and the vocals have almost a haunting feeling to them. I also think this song’s lyrics are quite relatable to our generation.
“I had such high hopes for the minds of our generation
We had some goals, we could reach out and take them
Instead we’re apart, no movement to follow
We are just stuck inside their business model”
Keep an ear out for Saint Motel.
similar to Young the Giant
I’ve been listening to this song nonstop for the past couple weeks. I think the interesting artistic display in the video goes well with the song by combining the colors and feelings associated with summer weather, as the song depicts. No other song is more perfectly fitting for summertime than this one.
similar to Fleet Foxes
Freelance Whales Announcements
Today, Freelance Whales made a very exciting announcement! Their second album, Diluvia, will be released on October 9 of this year. In addition to this news, they also released the first single off the album, Locked Out, which is available for free download on their website. Based on Locked Out, I think that Diluvia will be a great followup to Weathervanes.