Author Archives: Matthew Hickey

  1. Single Serving: Mikal Cronin – Made My Mind Up

    Our favorite guitar-shredding indie-pop rocker Mikal Cronin is returning this May with the newly announced MCIII. The album’s first single “Made My Mind Up” is available for streaming below. Its filled with ringing, guitar-forward pop hooks and a bright, piano-laced melody. The first 500 folks to pre-order from Merge get the record on limited edition Continue…

    Take a listen to the first single "Made My Mind Up" from Mikal Cronin's newly announced third album MCIII.

  2. Single Serving: Chelsea Lankes – Down For Whatever

    Chelsea Lakes is the latest offering from B3SCI Records (the same folks who introduced us to Zella Day & Jungle). Her new single “Down For Whatever” is a slick slice of edgy, infectious indie pop that clearly marks her as one to watch in 2015. Take a listen and see for yourself. You can score Continue…

  3. Single Serving: Hundred Waters – Cavity (Shigeto Remix)

    Shigeto tackles a reimagination of Hundred Waters‘ “Cavity” by infusing the tune with a delicate and skipping music box-like melody that leads into a gradually-building and elaborate rhythm. It’ll appear on The Moon Rang Like a Bell (Remixed) which will feature reworks by Illangelo, Dirty Beaches, Kodak to Graph, and more. It’s out February 17th.

  4. Single Serving: Turtle Giant – Golden Summer

    Last year our friends Turtle Giant set up shop at the Dom Pedro V Theatre in Macau (the oldest theater in Asia) to record the follow up to their excellent debut EP All Hidden Places. Their latest offering, the psychedelic and sparkling “Golden Summer”, was pulled from those sessions and it may be one of Continue…

  5. Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again

    “Baby, Back” by San Francisco’s Jessica Pratt is one of those exceptional tunes that immediately stands out as both timeless and unique. Indeed, thanks to the lo-fi quality of Pratt’s recording and the simplicity of the arrangement, it’s easy to imagine the track as some lost folk masterpiece recorded in the late 60’s or early Continue…

  6. Single Serving: MONOGEM – The Glow

    LA-based electro-pop duo Monogem have returned with the hypnotic and sparkling new single “The Glow.” It beautifully blends a mellow, shuffling melody with an upbeat groove. Dance-friendly, yet chill. I’m going to call it now, they’re definitely one of our top new bands to watch out for this year.

  7. Single Serving: Soda Fabric – Teenage Illusion

    The new single “Teenage Illusion” by Berlin-based Soda Fabric is absolutely soaked with hazy psychedelic guitar riffs. Built upon a foundation of taut percussion and rubbery bass, it’s simultaneously crispy, clean, bright, and snarling. In other words, it’s hitting all the right notes. It’s released through Anova Music and later this year they’ll release it Continue…

  8. Single Serving: Purity Ring – Begin Again

    As we recently noted, future pop duo Purity Ring are back with the follow up to their excellent debut album Shrines. The latest peak into the sound of the album comes in the form of second single “Begin Again.” It’s a neon-lit groove that pulses with skittering percussion, atmospheric synths and blankets of rumbling bass Continue…

  9. Single Serving: Natalie Prass – My Baby Don’t Understand Me

    “My Baby Don’t Understand Me” is the opening track from Nashviille songwriter (and Jenny Lewis collaborator) Natalie Prass‘ debut record. And its arguably her most glorious and evocative track yet. Surrounded by billowing brass and soaring strings, she sings in a soft but pained croon, “Where do you go when the only home that you Continue…

  10. Single Serving: Silk Cinema – Hope

    There is an awful lot to like on this debut single from Birmingham, UK-based songwriter Silk Cinema. Namely, “Hope” is a sparkling and dreamy pop groove with a bright, bubbly beat and a gorgeous, floating-in-space ambiance. But it’s really that smoky, soulful croon that mesmerized me. I’m officially obsessed.

  11. Single Serving: Maya Payne – If Only

    This jam is BIG. It’s called “If Only” and it’s the latest offering from 17 year-old New Zealand songwriter Maya Payne. Pillowed by rumbling low end and textured by laser-like synths, it’s a grand electro-pop tune that’d sound as at home in the club as it would on stage at a festival. It’s safe to Continue…

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