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!
This eclectic new duo reminds me of MGMT. Their indie pop mixed with electro makes me want to ride with the top down through Topanga Canyon! Blondfire has been out for a while now but I had never shared my love for their music till now! This song is upbeat and something that you can joyfully sing along to! The lyrics alone remind you of youth, careless, and wreckless behavior.The fringe and mountainous terrain that is present in this video perfectly captures the targeted sound of the song! Hopefully we will be seeing them at Coachella this spring!
I have been listening to Dada Life for years now! Ever since “Happy Violence”, I have been hooked on this Swedish duo! Dada Life is continuously rising to fame and getting more and more popular with their second hit “Kick Out the Epic Motherf***er”! After seeing them live at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas this past June, I had grown to love them even more. Not only are their songs and remixes sick, they also have the best stage presence. The amount of energy along with their champagne popping and inflatable bananas makes their listeners feel compelled to love them! No lie, they can pump up a crowd with the beats of their songs.
Some more on their crazy intense outlooks on life, #therulesofdada:
Never bring your brain to a rave.
Doing the “airpiano” on stage while looking up in the air? Never. The “heart sign” with both your hands? F**K NO.
Tickle-punch-tickle-combo. Happy Violence!
Cheating is winning.
If you’re stuck, there’s only one solution: go harder.
If you only need one word to describe a song in the studio…then it’s done!
No bananas on the rider? Then we do our two hour deep/tech house set. Everything under 118 BPM.
PLUR = Potassium Lust Unity Rage
Arriving beautiful – leaving ugly.
Beautiful music = boring music. At least today.
Never BBQ before a gig.
If you don’t want to get wet, you don’t want to have fun.
Bass don’t cry.
Changing underwear at the club is cheating. Even for the members of Dada Life.
Never bring your brain into the club.
Art should be loud as fuck.
Always kick out the epic motherfucker. Always.
Everything is free.
If this doesn’t convince you just check out one of their songs and don’t forget to download their new album “The Rules of Dada” on iTunes http://bit.ly/SL2LSA!