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RAC – Magic Hour (ft. Little Boots)

RAC - Magic Hour Ft Little Boots

RAC – Magic Hour Ft Little Boots

Continuing with his monthly singles, and putting the worlds to rights, it’s the new collab between Grammy nominated RAC and British gem, Little Boots.

True to form, the track is full of whirling synths and delightful vocals.

Sounds like: Pink Feathers, St Etienne, Aeroplane, Lindstrøm, Ronika, Penguin Prison, ODESZA, Goldroom, Hot Chip, Friendly Fires

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KAPTAN – Way Out

KAPTAN - Way Out

KAPTAN – Way Out

Cool kid on the block, Andrew de Torres is KAPTAN.

Based in Nashville, Andrew has a knack for melding emotionally direct lyrics with refined, nuanced compositions.

Of the track, KAPTAN says, “This was literally the very first song I wrote for this project. I wrote and recorded the demo in one evening and immediately felt a connection to this particular sound. I eventually went back in to re-record some of the parts with my friend Brandon Metcalf and got additional help on production by our good friend Jakub Vanyo of Nonaphoenix. The song itself carries a lot of personal meaning for me and is just a good reminder that our lives are what we make them to be and to continue moving forward even when life gets difficult.”

Sounds like: Goldroom, RAC, Pink Feathers, Summer Heart, Great Good Fine Ok, Pistol Shrimp

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Interview with Women For Hire & Time To Waste

WFH

WFH

Polish band, Women For Hire, approached us a while back about their new EP ‘Time To Waste’, and we’ve had it on repeat ever since.

We had a chat with WFH to find out more about them anf the Polish music scene.

Firstly, great band name. How did you meet and why did you start making music together?

Thanks! We thought that the name of our band has to be easy to remember and that’s why we stick with it. We are brothers – producers Mat and Chris Malart. We have been interested in music since childhood. As kids we were making together our first songs. We had been playing indie rock when we got more into electronic music. When we made a draft of Time To Waste we felt we need something special, a female vocalist to fulfill our vision of the music we wanted to make. Then we started seeking the right person whose vocal will match with Mat’s voice well. So finally, we met Zofia Wypychowska aka Sofii on the Internet, she was searching for people to make music together too. Her vocal was proper, we found out that she’s into new music too and she likes the idea of a band. Sofii stayed with us and now our music sounds complete.

You are from Poland. Tell us more about the Polish indietronica music scene.

This kind of music is gaining more and more popularity in Poland and now it is in the fast developing stage. We have well-known bands like Fair Weather Friends, Kamp or Rebeka and fresh like Pola Rise, Young Stadium Club who make really good music and they play shows abroad too. You should definitely check them out.

Your sound is really unique. Describe it to us in three words.

Rough, warm and dense.

Your ‘Time to Waste’ EP has been on repeat in the Indietronica office. Explain the process of writing and producing such a great debut EP.

We had an idea to make an indietronic music driving by male and female vocals. At the very beginning we started to write lyrics, then we made music. We talked it over and tried to find sounds that will be different and modern. Drafts had richer arrangements than final versions of songs – during the process of production we took away the needless components. That what stays is essential. We were focused on the melody of vocals and compact form of compositions. All the records were made by ourselves at our home studio, including mix and mastering.

Where do you cite your musical influences from?

We listen to different music. We like electronic sounds from Disclosure to Burial, Four Tet, and Gold Panda. We also like and respect Tycho for melodies, Bombay Bicycle Club for very good compositions, Blood Orange, Phoenix, Jungle, Lorde or Foals, AlunaGeorge, Glass Animal. So as you can see we have quite a wide range of music that we like and we are inspired by. Anyway, we try to find our own sound.

We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?

Now we’re listening to Mura Masa, Movement, Shura, George Maple.

The lead track ‘Time To Waste’ really reminds us of the early Cut Copy singles. Think lush vocals over a simple bass line and delicate disco-merged synths.

Sounds like: Oh Wonder, Cut Copy, Fickle Friends, Peter Bjorn & John, Goldroom, Diverting Duo, Pink Feathers, Chela

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Strange Talk – Painted in Gold (Feat. Bertie Blackman)

Strange Talk

Strange Talk

Australian electro duo Strange Talk releases ‘Painted in Gold’ featuring singer/songwriter Bertie Blackman.

The track is about the band’s pursuit of their music dream, as told by Bertie Blackman’s lush vocals which effortlessly rocket the track sky-high to another galaxy, but we get the impression Strange Talk feel they are not quite there yet, as the weighty bass in the track attempts to keep the duo firmly on safe ground.

Upcoming US Tour Dates:

10/13 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
10/16 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
10/17 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/20 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
10/21 – Last Exit – Phoenix, AZ
10/22 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
10/24 – Limelight – San Antonio, TX
10/27 – 529 Club – Atlanta, GA
10/28 – U Street Music Hall – Washington D.C.
10/29 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
10/30 – Le Poisson Rouge – NYC
10/31 – World Café – Philadelphia, PA
11/01 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
11/02 – Flour City Station – Rochester, NY
11/03 – The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
11/04 – BAR – New Haven, CT
11/05 – Belmont – Montreal
11/06 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto
11/07 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
11/08 – The Rave – Madison, WI
11/09 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
11/10 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, KS
11/11 – Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO

Sounds like: ASTR, IYES, Raeko, Great Good Fine Ok, Daft Punk, Miami Horror, Penguin Prison, Flume, Pink Feathers

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Sameblod – My Fortune

Sameblod

Sameblod

Swedish indietronica artists are really nailing that summery Australian vibe right now. A folk/synth duo that falls into this category is Sameblod who are back with new track ‘My Fortune’. A familiar sound? That’s because Sameblod is signed to the same label as Summer Heart.

Frederick Rundqvist and Mikael Mattisson met in Stockholm by way of San Francisco, and started making music together which they describe as “hopeful-electronic-mellow-pop with a lot of different influences”.

‘My Fortune’ will be available for sale and download via Sommarhjärta Label everywhere on the 15 June.

Sounds like: Cub Sport, Goldroom, MGMT, Miike Snow, Summer Heart, Pink Feathers, RAC, Viceroy, Two Door Cinema Club, Young Kato, Years & Years

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Pink Feathers – Ghosts

Pink Feathers

Pink Feathers

Excited about this one from Pink Feathers.

Pink Feathers is the solo project of Liz Anjos. Described as the Hepburn of indie pop, Liz has previously collaborated with Andre Anjos of RAC (who she is also currently touring with) on a series of saccharine covers and also on the production of her EP, ‘Invisible Lines’.

The title of new track ‘Ghosts’ may conjure up feelings of darkness, but it is far from bleak with Liz’s crisp and 60’s inspired vocals. The glorious and up-tempo tune packs one hell of a pop punch and tastes pretty sweet too.

Sounds like: RAC, Susanne Sundfør, Annie, St. Lucia, Penguin Prison

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