tesha, “funeral”

tesha, “funeral”

From the opening chords of Brooklyn-based alt electronica musician Tesha‘s “Funeral”, you can tell she’s not playing around. The percussion is almost tribal as Tesha’s ominous tones as she sings a song with a title befitting of said tones. It’s absolutely gorgeous, but be prepared to feel all the feels.

Keep up with Tesha here.

amber run, “carousel”

amber run, “carousel”

London-based rock collective Amber Run – comprised of Tomas Sperring, Joshua Keogh, and Henry Wyeth – just released their latest track “Carousel”, and we have to admit that we’re quite smitten. Opening with slow, careful vocals. In comes the instrumentals, notable percussion, and then that insane bass. The song has absolute staying potential, and Top 10 single” written all over it. (Just a note: I’ve literally never claimed that about a song.)

No words.

Keep up with Amber Run here.

yoke lore + samuel proffitt, “stringsnoise”

yoke lore + samuel proffitt, “stringsnoise”

Recently, Samuel Proffitt and Yoke Lore partnered on a track release, and we’re all about it. Seriously, take indie electronic musician Samuel Proffitt and pair him with the talents of indie alternative favorite Yoke Lore, and you’ve got the gorgeous, echoing sounds of “Stringnoise”. A meandering, delicate track, there is a hard-hitting quality to it, glittered with the magic of the season in each note.

We probably don’t have to convince you at this point, but it’s definitely worth a listen.

Lyrics:
You can wait through the hours and days for the dark nights to find you 
Silicon weights on your neck every day don’t trigger the good man inside you 
Make it hot sweat, feel it in your chest 
Put it in a body maybe that will save us 
Before you get a heart, you gotta get taken apart

Keep up with Yoke Lore here and Samuel Proffitt here.

our favorite music video releases of november 2018

our favorite music video releases of november 2018

November was quite the month for new music, if you ask us. Left and right we were premiering new gems, and a hefty amount of brand new music and lyric videos for your wandering eyes. This time, we bring you a lineup of some of our favorites of November 18th. If nothing else, it’s so your eyes don’t have to wander for a while. Featuring music videos by Alice in Chains, James Arthur, Mimoza, John Mellencamp, Swimming Tapes, Deanna Petcoff, and more!

mount hudson, “write a book”

mount hudson, “write a book”

The first few lines bring quite a bit of nostalgia with them, as Brooklyn’s Mount Hudson (David Yim) leads us into his new single “Write a Book”. The layers of feel good instrumentals really help us ring in the holidays the right way, as we’re inspired by his lyrics and ability to create his own piece of magic for us to carry with us wherever we go.

Keep up with Mount Hudson here.

phil and the osophers, “the smell of a christmas tree” + “playing santa”

phil and the osophers, “the smell of a christmas tree” + “playing santa”

The holiday season is officially upon us, and we’re celebrating with not just one premiere, but a DOUBLE PREMIERE with our friends Phil and the Osophers. With the wintertime release of Another Merry Christmas with Phil and the Osophers, here are the quirky and beautifully illustrated new lyric videos for both “The Smell Of A Christmas Tree” and “Playing Santa”. In both, each member of the act is depicted playing their respective instruments. The former is a meandering treasure, while “Playing Santa” recalls the magical feeling of wrapping gifts and the wonderful reality of impending happiness under the glow of the tree.

Take some time to enjoy them both below! And perhaps add them to your upcoming holiday playlist to listen to while you roast chestnuts or wind down after a few hours in the snow.

Another Merry Christmas with Phil and the Osophers is available now. Keep up with Phil and the Osophers here.