Anna Meredith is a London-based composer that creates music ranging from maximalist contemporary pieces to pleasantly quantit electro-pop folk music like with “Dowager”. In a lot of ways, the song reminds me of my longtime pop/folk favorites Tunng. The music video is wonderfully crafted by Director and Animator Ewan Jones Morris.
Cassius teams up with Cat Power and Mr Happy himself, Pharell Williams, for a dizzying upbeat pop track. They’ve enlisted the amazing people over at DIVISION to make the visuals, with Director Alex Courtes taking charge. The result is endless vertical and horizontel split screens with double meanings and commentary galore.
RAC, aka Andre Allen Anjos, is a longtime favorite on Beartoons and he’s teamed up with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam for a new original single. The track captures everything we know and love about RAC’s upbeat style and Rostam’s contemplative vocals.
STRØM is a new project from an unnamed Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist. The sound is immediately reminiscent of work from Jai Paul and Elderbrook, hitting a chord between Pop and dark Electronic. Interesting to see what comes next from him!
If you don’t care for Ed Sheeran, this might be the only chance you have to experience the power his songs have over the majority of the world’s population. Equipped with brass horns galore, the guys from Too Many Zooz absolutely kill it.
Swedish indie act Ruby Empress have that easy going, carefree sound that for some reason disportionately comes from Scandinavia. “Deluca” showcases the newcomers ability to strike a balance between indie pop and psychedelic rock, somewhere between Peter Bjorn John and Tame Impala. Read more →
This mysterious newcomer only has two songs to his name but already I feel like he’s building to something big. Over the past 2 weeks, Two Feet has uploaded two stunning tracks that blur the lines between Pop, Rock, Electronic and Soul. Both tracks have a strong atmosphere of emotion, with haunting vocals and powerful bass, and give the listeners something different than the average pop ballad or House track. Two Feet’s sound will draw comparisons to Chet Faker and Ben Khan, and is making me hope for more new tracks soon.