Autumn in June is an indie-electronic artist from South Central LA- yes, Indie Electronic music from the hood! Saying he simply wanted to make a song that people could dance to, here at Indietronica we are very pleased to bring you a first listen with the exclusive premiere of ‘Hey Arnold’, which shows off Autumn in June’s fun side with hunts of funk and disco smothered in lovely synth. Inspired by an episode of the cult-famous ‘90s cartoon, Hey Arnold!, in which the main character was having girl problems, Autumn in June focused this single on lady troubles of his own. Turn on the jam and get ready to dance.
The sounds coming from Autumn in June’s backyard studio are in sharp contrast to the music you will hear palpitating from car speakers on the street outside. Hip-Hop reverberates through his South Central neighborhood like the repetitive DVD menu that plays after one has fallen asleep, monotonous and continuous. Taking a chance and breaking from the confines of a rap saturated environment, Autumn In June began creating an innovative fusion of pulsating rhythms and vocals reminiscent of British trip hop. This was an unexpected occurrence in one of LA’s most ghettoized communities, and quickly resulted in him adopting a name to reflect his misplacement in this world, Autumn In June. Growing up on the streets of South Central, Autumn In June’s childhood was saturated by violence, gang culture and a community revere for gangster rap. However, he saw limitations in the genre that dominated his neighborhood and, ultimately, began to experiment with new styles inspired by Daft Punk, XX and British artist, Plan B.
Sounds like; Daft Punk, Foster the People, Pnau, Papertwin, Miami Horror,
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Two members of Hot Chip, and electronic producer Tom Hopkins, teamed up back in 2011 to create New Build. Being a big fan of New Build and having spent a good few weeks playing ‘Do You Not Feel Loved’ on repeat when it came out, along with debut album last year, it was with great excitement to hear this new gem from the group; ‘The Sunlight’.
‘The Sunlight’, according to the band, addresses very human concerns like broken lives, fear, and confusion. it is the first track unveiled which will appear on imminent new album ‘Pour it On’ soon to be released.
Pour It On
is due for release 20th October, and is available to preorder here
Sounds like; Caribou, Papertwin, Hot Chip, Holy Ghost!, LCD Soundsystem
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Lust For Youth are a trio from Copenhagen, Denmark, who make edgy synthy, 90s indie-infused disco pop. They have just revealed their new video ‘Running’ alongside the announcement of a European tour this autumn. ‘Running’ is a standout track from their recently released album ‘International‘ via Sacred Bones earlier this year.
‘International’ as a concept dealt with themes of travelling & touring, and the ‘Running’ video features footage from the band on the road in Tokyo. It was directed by members Hannes Norrvide, Loke Rahbek & Malthe Fischer, and it explores the bright lights of life on the road with a bird’s eye perspective of self-shot footage from the band featuring cameos from Pharmakon & Dirty Beaches.
Sounds like; Cut Copy, Jagwar Ma, Papertwin, PNAU, Empire of the Sun
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Brooklyn trio Papertwin have unveiled the video for their splendid track, ‘Alkaline’. Directed by Clare Wadsworth, and inspired by performance artist, Issa Israel, the video captures Issa’s transformation into his alter ego. The track is released prior to their first studio collaboration, ‘Vox Humana’, out June 17.
‘Alkaline’ recalls original electronic music production, reminding us of the analogue-driven production that soundtracked classic films of the 80s, such as Tangerine Dream, with a refreshing and modern take on their vocals and soaring melody.
Sounds like; Cut Copy, Pet Shop Boys, Neon Indian, Thomas Azier, Gold & Youth
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