Sunday, April 10, 2011

Explorer 15, April 10th 2011

Time doesn't permit me anymore to make lists, so from now on every time I find 15 new tracks worth sharing I will post it here.

Airborne Toxic Event – Numb
Music: Oh how we late them.
Video: WEE favorites ATE with their latest video, Negative shots with cut frames in color.

Braids – Plath Heart
Music: Grizzly Bear with a female voice
Video: eeuh, are they following a snake or a mole or something?

DEV – Bass Down Low
Music: OK, definitely not a Wide Explorer Song at first listen, but I can’t resist the bassline…
Video: People we will never meet at a party we will never be invited to

Dodos – Black Night
Music: Dodos, if you don’t know them by now check out all their music. People can still be inventive drummers these days
Video: Black & White, artful play on Fight Club maybe

Emma’s Imagination – Brighter Greener
Music: This is going to be some 14 year old girl’s first song she knows how to play on the guitar.
Video: Who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon on a bed in a pond?

Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Music: Don’t pass them off too fast as a slower Drums clone, though they actually might be.
Video: Band playing, road trip shots.

Happy Camper – Born With A Bothered Mind
Music: Soulful, Jazzy, Laidback, Jack Johnson stuff. Another great track released by Holland’s Premier indie label Excelsio
Video: A Cartoon about camping, showing once more that cartoon videos usually work.

Kraak & Smaak – Dynamite
Music: Excellent Dutch Dance Track
Video: Holland seems to be giving us the best videos this week. Spinning turntable graphics.

Okkervil River – Wake And Be Fine
Music: Smart song again, maybe their most accessible song with which I hope they reacher a bigger audience.
Video: Band playing, but with some nice color schemes, background video and effects.

Papercuts – Do You Really Wanna Know
Music: Another Sub Pop gem. Reverb high on all instruments and strum away. Atmospheric vocals make for a brilliant pop track.
Video: Just them playing.

Pete and the Pirates – Come to the Bar
Music: Going the Horror’s way it seems, chorus is pure Pete and the Pirates.
Video: A singing fish!

Primitives – Rattle My Cage
Music: They’ve been around for a while. Primal Scream stomping beat with a slightly disappointing chorus.
Video: Let’s see what video effects I can do with my pc! Also, singers who point at the audience while singing about ‘you’ should usually be automatically dq’ed, but I’m in a good mood.

PS I Love You – Get Over
Music: Choppy, distorted Canadian awesomeness by a bearded spectacled guy.
Song: At a party, watching hockey, doing karaoke with their own songs. Frat party stuff including the puking.
The Vaccines – If You Wanna
Music: 2011 is Vaccines year! They didn’t even reinvent the wheel but oh what fun!
Video: Band playing

Young Knives - Love My Name
Music: Choppy chord changes by boring Englishmen who make excellent songs, classic song in the making.
Video: Band playing

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