A few days back, Lil Kids hit us with their new album “to collect digital dust” as frontman Adam Kane said via Facebook. It was titled- Dead Ass. Here’s the video of the first track, ‘Overloaded’. It’s exactly what I’ve come to ecpect from them; completely silly. @Dingusonmusic
Brooklyn Based, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, recently released their video for ‘New Age‘ off their album, Modern Dances. This video plays out like a mini movie and holds your attention all the way through. It’s fun. It’s poppy. What more could you possibly need? @LeahLovecat
Today is one day that you will be thankful for being in the Dingus circle; a radius that is forever increasing in size and stretching further across international waters like a ships’ marine radar, picking up all signals of DIY activity. Though our reach is infinite in terms of new music discovery, sometimes living in the premier music city of the world allows us to not stray far from home. One group that makes me forever grateful of the city I live in is Lily & The Parlour Tricks. From high energy live shows that turn Pianos into an Animal House dance party, to a debut EP recorded at the famous Daptone studio in Brooklyn, not to mention countless video releases, this is a band of givers. If you are lucky enough to be in the proximity of regular Parlour trickery, it’s a no fan left behind mentality in their camp. The band generally plays throwback 50s pop music that could hang at a Shindig! with Shirley Ellis or The Ronettes and no doubt any underground twisting bar in Lower Manhattan. They’ve recently announced a slew of summer tour dates which you can peek on their website but until you can catch the live show, here are some videos to keep you partially quenched. @thinknotsleep
To best compliment the talents of New Jersey young music veteran Matt Sztyk, I would resort to quoting him directly from the hook in his ‘Polaroid‘ single and say, Matt, you make EVERYTHING good. There is nothing like a self-funded, DIY project that has every quality of a big budget release; beautiful production, arrangement and songwriting topped off with a great hard copy package. Matt has been a native of the NJ music scene for years until heading to school down under in Sydney, Australia where he continues to build a local following with new players. It seems only fitting of our international DIY manifesto to plug a guy who literally takes his music all over the world and remains infinitely positive and productive. You may also remember when we featured his brother Charles Keith Sztyk a few months ago; that’s right folks, this is a family endeavor and there is plenty more music to come. Stay on the look out for Matt Sztyks’ next release The Drift. @thinknotsleep
A while ago there was an Ender Belongs to Me track that floated through the blogosphere hardly noticed. It featured a young DIY singer, Jarina De Marco. Turns out the girl’s gone big time- signing with the majors, and we’d like to wish her well as most who encounter her music will never know her humble beginnings. Now, we introduce her debut video release ‘Main Dish’, a track that bounces around a palate of geographic influence. I’m a slut for celebrities so when she rolls through the party there’s a small part of me that cries on the inside, but locals are forever locals. None the less, the track is a scaled back electronic musing that remains open instrumentally, allowing the vocal melodies and harmonies an expansive environment. Enjoy a rare look into the pop world via Dingus. @Dingusonmusic
Coastal Cities’ video for ‘Entropic’ is absolutely infectious. It’s nearly impossible not to succumb to it’s catchy Brit pop sound. It’s one of those songs you play throughout your house, volume on high, and dance like it’s the last chance you’re ever going to get. Repeat forever, please. @LeahLovecat
God, is this song not everything you want from a local rock queen? A relentless drum and bass groove, Velvet Underground style riffs, and distorted vocals that cut into you like a scalpel; surgically implanting a tab of LCD that soaks in and brings you to its’ peak in just 4:07 minutes. Joanna Erdos is easily one of New Yorks’ most unsung (hm?) songwriters on the scene, having released an album and various singles over the past few years with, in my opinion, not nearly enough praise. Let this song ‘Deborah’, recorded/filmed at Wreckroom Records, be a shining example of how hard talent can sometimes go under the radar. Also, let it get you excited for the upcoming full-length album that Joanna Erdos & the Midnight Show have in production and successful funded via Kickstarter. @thinknotsleep
I feel like I haven’t posted a video in a while so, to start off my week, here is a little something from Dessert Lips. Dessert Lips are the solo project of Journalism’s, Kegan Zima. Dessert Lips’ first FREE mixtape will be released the 17th of April so make sure to download that the second it drops. @LeahLovecat
You may remember this band from a recent feature off their last EP, and frankly, if they keep dropping tracks like this we’re gonna need to start a weekly column just for them. ‘Peaches’ is the first single released from their new EP titled Migration Volume 2 that recently premiered on Relix with a super pro video to ice the cake. Always dirty and deep in the pocket, Mission South are gimmick free and genuine, this new single being a perfect example of the pop sensibility they are as fluent with as they are Allman blues jams. I’ll keep this short and sweet and let you focus on this fantastic song and video. @thinknotsleep
With technology growing exponentially, personal computing is challenging the recording business and the internet is challenging the publishing business. Now more than ever, we see the pool of music and design growing deeper. But as always, the more music there is, the harder it is to find what really matters.
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