Blackbird Blackbird – All

Based out of San Francisco, Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of wunderkind composer Mikey Maramag. Originally from Hawaii, the tropical influences of the producer’s origins are evident in his particular flavor of layered folktronica. The following video/track “All” is off the new EP Boracay Planet, released this October to critical acclaim.

Citing musical influences such as The Smiths, Grizzly Bear, and My Bloody Valentine (a damn fine line-up), the album in Maramag’s own words is made up of “a lot of guitar layered over synths and visually patterned ambiance, blending warm tones with clear vocals and anthemic melodies.” I’ll take it all, please.

Odesza – iPlayYouListen

Odesza, an electronic Washington-based duo dropped their debut album Summer’s Gone earlier this month.

The track “iPlayYouListen” caught my attention in particular.  Most likely because it samples the alluring vocals of Local Natives (or at least, I’m fairly certain it does).

 

The album is available for download in its entirety here.