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New Artist: Underwaters


New artist Underwaters is Jorge (aka .ender.) from Spain on “keyboards, crazy machines and intelligent instruments” and Nathalie Cahuzac from France lending her vocals, lyrics, guitar or “any other noise.”  Their EP Once in June is available as a free download HERE.

Upload me by underwaters

Yuno – Sunlight


With a recently released new single “Sunlight,” the artist formerly known as unouomedude is back with a new moniker –> Yuno.  As well as a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to record his first full-length album. If you want to get involved, click HERE.

You may remember his last summer single, “Frequency.” This new one is equal parts sunshine, long drives, coming home from the beach and rooftops.

Sunlight by YUNO

Nicolas Jaar – XLR8R Podcast August 2011


this needs no introduction nor explanation. this mix from last year is wonderfully stunningly emotional and his work is about the best thing i’ve listened to on repeat all summer. if you dont know his work, dig in, deep…

Space is Only Noise. His BBC1 Radio Essentials Mix. And this:

Beacon – Feeling’s Gone


Recently signed to one of our favorite labels Ghostly International (Matthew Dear, Phantogram, Gold Panda, Com Truise), Brooklyn duo Beacon are re-releasing their debut EP No Body for FREE here and prepping for the release of their second EP, For Now — “five songs that continue the band’s exploration of the dark spaces under the surface of human relationships.”  The first track to be released is “Feeling’s Gone,” below…

Beacon – Feeling’s Gone by ghostly

The 1975 – Facedown EP

the 1975

The Facedown EP from Manchester-based The 1975 is a solid debut comprised of four songs, each simultaneously evoking very different emotions, ranging from darkness to light and melancholy to hope.  Title track “Facedown” and the track “Antichrist” below.  You can purchase the EP on iTunes HERE.

The 1975 – Facedown by the1975

The 1975 – Antichrist by the1975

Elite Gymnastics: Here In Heaven


wait for it, no really, press play and waittttttttt….forrrrrrr…ittttttt

our swedish friend/ftb poster <3 mg <3 sent us the second part to the above song and we accidentally clicked on this and yup, instant boom boom heart pound love.

elite gymastics are a duo production team from Minneapolis. Minneapolisss man, they just pop out musical gems like a TLC sister wife pops out babies

Cheers Elephant – Doin’ It Right

wherever it takes me…


Et Musique Pour Tous posted about them a few weeks back and i loved it at first sight/listen.

Cheers Elephant is a quartet from Philly – they look and sound like what I imagine my pops and his friends to listen to in the 70′s sitting around in their puma track suits with some beers on their way to play basketball so naturally I’m in love with this album. They recently released ‘Like Wind Blows Fire’ – 10 tracks for $10. A few shows this month and next in Philly.

Stand out tracks: Peoples; Doin It Right; Leaves; Little Dog.

Alt-J Live

alt-j glasslands

We just posted about alt-J a few weeks ago, so this is a quick update on their live shows and more shows to come.  The U.K. foursome played Mercury Lounge and Glasslands this week with Illumntr one night and Soft Spot and Mon Khmer the latter.  They’ll be back in NYC on September 12th at Bowery Ballroom to kick off their North American tour (full tour dates HERE).  Tickets to the NYC show are still available.  FTB recommendation: buy 1.  Or more.  The band’s debut An Awesome Wave will be released on September 18th in the U.S. (it’s already out in the UK).

Alt-J – Dissolve Me

alt-J: “Fitzpleasure” (Dave Sitek Remix) by Atlantic Records

** Photo credit BrooklynVegan

The Lumineers Live

the lumineers

The Lumineers performed at Central Park Summerstage last night between opening act The Milk Carton Kids and headliners Old Crow Medicine Show.  One of the highlights of the evening was the sound of the crowd coming to attention and buzzing in anticipation to welcome the Denver-based Lumineers as they took the stage.  Since their self-titled debut was released in April, the newcomers have steadily gained attention and a strong following with one of the strongest albums of 2012 so far.  Every song has become a favorite as I’ve listened to the album over and over again, and their live performance last night was as equally captivating.  My only criticism – more songs and play for longer next time please!

The Lumineers – Ho Hey

The Lumineers – Stubborn Love

Bear Mountain: XO


‘electro’ ‘dance’ ‘synth’ – three of our favorite words.

we fell hard and fast the first time we heard the new EP by Bear Mountain. the full 7 track EP released today and its allllll amazing – start with Two Step and then make your way to Congo or the other way around:

Bear Mountain – Congo

its like pringles or rainbows or swimming until you cant feel your legs anymore but the water still feels amazing so you stay in longer. i dont care if you’re rolling your eyes at our half awake/half dreaming commentary – just press play.

buy it for $4:

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