Jenny Reeve and Jill O’Sullivan make up Glasgow’s electro-pop badasses, Bdy_Prts. “IDLU” is an powerful anthem that shows girl power while still being sexy. Their voices mix like honey, with each “oh”, they create the rhythm and flow they want to evolve the song into this electro-pop jam that is just so catchy. It’s one of those I can’t stop listening to. Produced in Glasgow, this is the duo’s first recorded song, be sure to continue watching them.
RIYL: Alt-J, Tove Lo
Loud, hazy, dreamy and full of nostalgia for 90’s music, Eternal Summer‘s “Gouge” may be my summer song. Their new album, “The Drop Beneath” is powerfully constructed with an ethereal vocal structure along fuzzy, hard guitars just makes me want to drive with my windows down. Like the Cocteau Twins, the song is outer-worldly (is that a word?) and puts me into a daze that’s hard to shake off. “The Drop Beneath” is a fantastic, underdog of 2014.
RIYL: Seapony, La Sera, Wye Oak
New electro-indie darlings, Austra, have quietly released a new track off their upcoming EP “Habitat” out on June 17th. The title track is oozing with electro-pop samplings while singer Katie Stelmanis’ voice just hits each note with passion, the warble that comes out of her mouth during the chorus is haunting yet delightful. If this is a sampling of what’s to come from this EP, it’s going to be big.
RIYL: Braids, Katie Stelmanis, Karin Park
Everything in the world is right when indie goddess, Sharon Van Etten releases an album. Following her hit 2013 album, “Tramp”, this new track “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” is lazy in a good way. The way Sharon Van Etten sings, it’s imperative to listen, her vocals are drawn out to create a “lazy-esque” sound that she is ultimately known for. This woman has not done any wrong since her beloved 2010 album, “Epic”. This album is going to be heavenly, full of slow, yearning tracks.
RIYL: Wye Oak, Angel Olson, Lower Dens