New Music From The Inbox: Chet Faker, Broods, Blonde Summer, Imaginary People, John The Conqueror

By: Juliette Jagger

Artist: Chet Faker “Talk Is Cheap”
Album: Built On Glass
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Really diggin’ this one from Australian born Nicholas Murphy aka Chet Faker (that’s a nod to Chet Baker). This is the same guy that turned out that beautiful cover of “No Diggity” a little while back. He seems to have a real penchant for smooth R&B vocals and he couples it with this sort of slowed down, drawn out, electronic production which just works.

Sounds like: Soul jam.

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Artist: Broods “Bridges”
Album:
Broods EP
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This New Zealand brother sister duo has stolen the number one spot on the iTunes singles chart this week and for good reason. Their “brooding” brand of bittersweet synth-pop was produced by Joel Little of Lorde fame.

Sounds like: “I hate that I’m always so young.”

Link/Listen/Watch:  [soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/broods/sets/broods-ep[/soundcloud]

 

Artist: Blonde Summer “High Times”
Album:
High Times
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A healthy dose of feel-good, slacker pop to brighten those winter blues.

Sounds like:  Warm and sunny.

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Artist: Imaginary People “Scarlett Duvall”
Album:
Scarlett Duval  7”
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These guys do a killer job a rendering rock and roll’s golden years and they jam it all into a fierce and compact 3 and half minutes.

Sounds like: Tremblin’ and a-poudin’.

Link/Listen/Watch: [soundcloud params=”auto_play=true&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/imaginarypeoplenyc/scarlett-duval[/soundcloud]

 

Artist: John The Conqueror “Get ‘Em”
Album:
The Good Life
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All I’m going to say is, ew-wee.

Sounds like: This is some serious “hard-ass-blues rock.”

Link/Listen/Watch: Stream it HERE.

 

Juliette Jagger

Juliette Jagger is a Canadian music journalist. She is on Twitter @juliettejagger.

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