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INTERVIEW: SLAUGHTER BEACH

Slaughter Beach is the project of Nikolaj Westi, Hasse Mydtskov, and Mads Emil Aagaard; 3 friends from Odense, Denmark who skillfully crafts their own version of the contemporary shoegaze revival. Taking influences and aesthetics from the 60s, 70s, and 90s rock movements and blending them with more contemporary styles of indie rock/pop, the 3-piece band doles out saccharine-laden shoegaze filled with gleaming melodies…

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FLAMINGOSIS – “SURFACE”

Flamingosis (a.k.a. Aaron Velasquez) just dropped his self-titled full-length album today and in case you missed one of the teaser tracks, here it is—a track called”Surface”. A purveyor of the future funk movement, Flamingosis creates a brilliant and fresh flip of Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo”, taking vocal samples and injecting an intensely deep funk into its body. Be sure to pick…

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BLOOD CULTURES – “MERCURY CHILD”

New Jersey’s Blood Cultures just dropped this superbly catchy track called “Mercury Child” and it’s got us swaying to its upbeat, tropical-tinged vibes. The track sees a colorful and bright palette of synths blended with a chilled-out vocal melody that smoothly glides across the piece. It feels like summer again. Be sure to pick up the track over at Bandcamp.…

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YUMI ZOUMA – “THE BRAE”

New Zealand’s, Yumi Zouma just dropped their latest single “The Brae” via the brilliant Cascine and the track has already made quite an impression on us. There is absolutely no doubt that the track is a top contender for the dreamiest song of the year. Its breezy guitar melodies, airy synths, and silky vocals provide the contours for a piece…

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HEARING GOLD’S LPS OF 2013

Full-length albums take patience to sit through but some albums do not, rather they are the ones that could be left spinning until the very last track. Here’s our list of albums in alphabetical order that stayed with us from the time of their release to the end of the year. It was another great year of music and we’re…

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HEARING GOLD’S EPS OF 2013

This year has produced an abundance of amazing EPs. From upbeat, pop-driven tunes to slow-burning electronic soundscapes, 2013 has been nothing short of fruitful for the diverse music community. Here’s our list of EPs in alphabetical order that caught our attention and stuck with us on heavy rotation this year. Burial – Rival Dealer (released by Hyperdub 12/17/13) Charles Murdoch…

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HEARING GOLD’S TRACKS OF 2013

Short and fast—2013 was yet another fruitful year of musical exploration and imagination. Digging up a handful of tracks that stuck with us on frequent loop was all but a difficult task. Both new artists and returning favorites made our list and we’re quite satisfied with the turnout. Here are 20 tracks made this year that were kept on heavy…

ETHER TEETH – “AUTUMN SKY”

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It’s been a few weeks since Phoenix’s Ether Teeth put out their latest single “Autumn Sky” but we couldn’t pass up the chance to mention the brilliant track. Dreamy guitar melodies and languid vocals laced with intoxicating psychedelia nurtures crooning lyrics such as “I was your, was your melody/You, you were, you were my harmony”. The track takes us to a faraway dreamland and we can’t say it’s a bad thing. If you’re as addicted to the dream-pop sounds emanating from this project as we are, head on over to Ether Teeth’s Soundcloud/Bandcamp page to get your fix.

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BESTIE – “ASLEEP ON THE BUS (ON PLANETS REMIX)”

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“Asleep On The Bus”, the second effort from Vancouver-based band Bestie gets the remix treatment by On Planets, reworking the former laid-back, tropical ndie-pop single into an upbeat dance-beat track with a completely different vibe. Can’t say which one we like more but you can decide for yourself by checking out Bestie‘s Soundcloud to hear the original and other sounds.

 

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