Artist: Starbass, “Love’s Little Curses”
Album: Distant Signals
Brilliant electronics out of Salt Lake City, Utah
Sounds like: A dark re-examination
Artist: White Lies, “Hold Back Your Love”
I’ve been following this London band for a long while now.
Sounds like: A strangely emotional dance track
Artist: Guillotine, “Sapphire”
Another brilliant new UK band!
Sounds like: Heart and fire
Artist: Columbo, “Made In The UK”
Album: We Know Who You Are
Great story: “Recorded and filmed in 1999, Columbo’s “Made In The UK” single and video was never released, as the band’s relationship with the V2 label went sour just before the release.”
Sounds like: Classic Brit sound and vision
Artist: The Veldt, “In A Quiet Room”
Album: The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur
Classic stuff from the always amazing band.
Sounds like: The true breath of shoegaze
Artist: MUNA, “Loudspeaker (Absofacto remix)”
Album: About U
Totally interesting stuff from this L.A. outfit
Sounds like: A multitude of styles melded together