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Bad Wave – Extraordinary

Bad Wave

Bad Wave

Intermittent roommates-turned-best friends, Bad Wave, share the video for ‘Extraordinary’.

The track is a seemingly pleasant one to start, but it soon changes into a more sinister tone.

The name Bad Wave itself is taken from the Spanish phrase ‘mala onda’, which translates as “bad waves” but you can take it as meaning “bad vibes”. “We’re trying to spread good vibes though,” reassures Patrick.

By releasing their own anxieties through Bad Wave, these two only have great intentions.

Sounds like: Phoenix, Death Cab for Cutie, GUSH, Hot Chip, The Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Ghost Beach

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Souvenir – Chase Me Down

Souvenir

Souvenir

Let’s decelerate it a bit with ‘Chase Me Down’ by Souvenir (aka Massachusetts-born 20 year old Michael Fenuccio).

Citing influences from the likes of Troye Sivan, Thomston, and Kevin Garrett, ‘Chase Me Down’ is an indietronica pop song about a secret crush Michael had on his straight best friend. It has been co-written and produced by Andrew Novoa.

That crush…it’s probably not so secret now!

Sounds like: Kevin Garrett, Mumford & Sons, Troye Sivan

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I Know The Chief – Miami

I Know The Chief

I Know The Chief

We miss hearing the sound of Friendly Fires‘s playing out of stereo. That was until we heard of I Know The Chief and their new release ‘Miami’.

Snug bass lines and nonchalant vocals (probably due to the Australian weather) pretty much sum this track up.

Have a listen to ‘Miami’ below.

Sounds like: Friendly Fires, Cut Copy, The Wild Wild, Miami Horror, Holy Ghost!, Fenech Soler, Gigamesh

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Mint Trip – Virga

Mint Trip

Mint Trip

Mint Trip is a foursome from Miami’s Frost School of Music, who are all about the musical feels.

Comprising of Amy (vocals), Anthony (guitar, synth, drum pads, backup vocals), Brian (bass, mixing), and Max (guitar, synth, drum pads, production), they formed in January 2015 over a love of electronic and non-electronic music, and a mutual interest in pushing the boundaries of pop music.

Their second single, ‘Virga’, is about Amy’s brother, a meteorology major who had to leave Miami after two years and go back to Maryland. He was interested in clouds, and Virga is the type of cloud that forms in vertical streaks under a larger cloud in a rainstorm.

Have a listen below:

‘Virga’ has been taken from their first EP, which is due out this year.

Sounds like: Purity Ring, Keep Shelly In Athens, Kill J, Chrvches, Wildhart

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Bad Wave – Look Out

Bad Wave - Look Out

Bad Wave – Look Out

Bad Wave is an electro-pop duo from Los Angeles/Miami comprising of Tucker Tota and Patrick Hart.

Their first single, ‘Look Out’, caught the ear of Ghost Beach, and found its way onto their new label Crazy Heart Records.

It is a sway-inducing track; perfect for a chilled summer’s day.

Sounds like: Phoenix, GUSH, Hot Chip, The Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Ghost Beach

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Jean Jacket – Debut Album

JeanJacket Photo by Ates Isildak

Jean Jacket are a two piece rock/indietronica band from Miami, who have just released their eponymous debut album on 25th of March on Decades Records. The album is available to purchase now here.

The video for lead track ‘Super Party Cups’ takes us on a cinematic journey akin to Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Only God Forgives’, through a busy nightclub, full of desire intermixed with danger.
The track itself is a combination of pulsating 80’s synths, and 90’s industrial beat – the best of both worlds for a nostalgic type like me. There certainly seems to be a current trend towards this retro-influenced sound inline with similar emerging artists adopting it such as Ben Khan and Gesaffelstein.

‘Jean Jacket’ as a whole presents a very composed journey and structurally is near perfect – great entry into the indietronica scene and guaranteed to leave converts and new followers alike yearning for more…

Sounds like: TRUST, Thomas Azier, Ben Khan, Nine Inch Nails, MGMT, YACHT
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