This new artist is the latest to hit the EDM scene! I must say I am a huge fan of EDM, as cliche as that sounds. I love the upbeat party thump thump thumps. Robert DeLong puts his own spin on EDM by using very rare instruments such as Wii remotes and joysticks hooked up to computer machines to make unique electronic sounds! Also, have I not mentioned that he was nominated as one of MTV’s new artists to watch out for for 2013? “Global Concepts” makes me wanna have a crazy dance party filled with booze and smoke and live the peak of my youth. I remember the first time I heard it I was confused by the beginning but the beat catches up with you and gets stuck in your head so that your humming to the tune all day long. Robert DeLong has definitely made an “X marks the spot” (p.s. X is his trademark, he has a red one on his shirt all the time) on my go-to party/summer playlist for 2013!
Although its over 100 degrees in Los Angeles now, I still don’t mind listening to “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood. Simply a sensual feeling overtakes the song with the soft melodic flow of vocals and low bass. The music video shows the boys chilling, relaxed, and laid back while cruising through California. What better way to spend the day right? The video has a vintage/artsy vibe that is kicked together with a don’t care about it party vibe. Not to sound contradictory or anything…. But the Neighbourhood is definitely a band you should keep your ears peeled open for!
After a crazy, hectic, eventful day I came back to my apartment and decided to do some new music searching. Luckily, this music search brought me to one of my favorite new duo, the Birds of Chicago. Yeah, the name might not sound that appealing (especially since the Hitchcock movie “the Birds” left me with a terrifying mark of the two legged creatures) however, their smooth vocals and background instruments made my mind venture off into relaxation mode where I was pondering through thoughts of love and companionship. Ok, enough of my revelation and back to the music….. The Birds of Chicago , J.T. Nero and Allison Russell, were at SXSW this year, however I did not hear of them until just recently. Their song “I Have Heard Words” spiritually connected to me and I could relate to the lyrics being sung. Russells vocals are phenomenal and put me at ease, For some reason while listening to this song I can just imagine myself sipping an Arnold Palmer on a country side somewhere in South Carolina enjoying the simplicities of life. Their North American Roots/ American folk music will definitely be something added to my upcoming July 4th playlist!
I remember first seeing this band firsthand at the RED Media offices in NYC. They were very interesting and looked very hipster at first sight so I knew I was gonna be hearing some type of indie music. As a big fan of indie music I was very excited to listen to them! It came to my surprise that they are not just like the stereotypical indie band, they actually have much experience with instruments. One of the band members even brought in a huge bass to add to the music and environment while playing! Not only was I impressed, but it also made the performance more enjoyable to listen to and watch!
“We Don’t Need Our Heads” was definitely the song that stuck out to me! Not only are the lyrics captivating and inspirational, but the vocals in it soothe me. It reminds me of some classic rock with a current indie twist.
I am looking forward to hearing more from this great band in the future to come!
A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Brooklyn Based Artists preforming with their numerous instruments at RED Media in October 2012 .