December Song

Was given a solo project from Piers Eccleston (the lead singer of The Fleas) and I believe that it’s the perfect time to pass it on to you.

“December Song” is a wonderfully subtle Christmas song that is becoming my remedy to all those full on classic Christmas songs out there. It’s a thoughtful and laid back lullaby dedicated to the most giving month of the year.

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Piers Eccleston – December Song


Seaver’s Express

Was passed a new single from the Seaver’s Express guitarist Sean Seaver and the subject line of the email read: “Modern Day Fleetwood Mac.” ….Big fucking statement to live up to Sean. Needless to say, I read through the email and listened to the track to see how far honest that subject line might be.

Although I don’t feel like they are quite the “modern day Fleetwood Mac” I do think they are very good. If I had to describe their sound, it would be more: “modern day 70′s phsyc rock.” You can defintely hear the influence of Spoon in their debut single, and there are hints of Arcade Fire as well. It’s all pulled together with the lovely vocals of t Zoe Ainsburg.

Their debut album is set to release in the spring, and they’re going to release an EP in January.


Freyr

Freyr is a Swedish/Icelandic singer-songwriter who has been writing material for a string of bands in the last 4 years. He has recently launched a solo project which has taken the form of stripped down live recordings where students at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm are arranging the music for strings and percussion. Check out Freyr’s first single “What are we?” below.


Familiars

The Antlers latest album has got me swooning. Who knew that the sound of a trumpet could be so soothing? It seems that these guys have made a point of changing their sound, and thank sweet baby jesus for that. This album is full and robust and each song may leave you questioning the deeper meaning of life. If you ask me, the real genius of “Familiars” lies in the finely tuned combination of hope and tragedy.

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Mountain Range

Came across an English producer named Stuart Thomas (aka Mountain Range) last week and I’m totally digging his sound. He describes himself as a man with “just a handful of old instruments, a laptop, a million awful ideas and a few acceptable ones, and endless cups of tea.”


Chillwave Wednesday LVI

Chillwave Wednesday: a semi-weekly shortlist of chill music around the internet. This week we’d like to kick off the mix with Kygo’s debut original track called “Firestone” featuring Conrad.


Run The Jewels 2

Get your hip hop on!
Listen to the second project from underground rap stars (Killer Mike + El-P) Run The Jewels 2. This shit is real hardcore! (seriously… I listened to it at work on blast and was given some dirty looks and some women de-friended me on Facebook).

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Run The Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry

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Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) (Feat. Zack De La Rocha)

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Run The Jewels – All My Life


Huxley

Was passed a track this week from a New York based producer named Thando. Really digging his sound… keep an ear on this guy.