Osca – Blood


Formerly known as Kenworthy, the London quartet Osca debuted their first track, “Blood” earlier this month and it is a beaut. With piano-driven melodies and heartfelt harmonies, their sound is evocative of older, classic Coldplay. Also check out a live video of their gorgeous track “Heartache” and pick up a free DL of a fantastic edit below. As the young Jack Kenworthy in his earnest vocals sings, “And it’s like heartache, heartache, heartache in my bones… / Is this all I’ll ever know?”, his audible agony is heartbreakingly irresistible. Keep a lookout for these guys in the future.

Nils Frahm – Says


German musician and composer Nils Frahm has successfully mixed classical piano style with analog synthesizers. Having trained under the pianist Nahum Brodski — a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski — his skilled composition and exquisite melodies reveal a modern-day mastery of the craft.

Listen and let the sound flow thru to your soul on the stunning single, “Says,” released off his 2013 LP Spaces. To witness the genius in person, check out one of his concerts listed below — including a stop at DC’s Strathmore in March!


Upcoming Tour Dates:
1/20/2014 : Pfleghofsaal Tübingen – Tübingen (D)
1/30/2014 : Atelier Babylon – Bratislava (SK)
1/31/14 : Festival Spectaculare – Prague (CZ)
2/22/14 : Societaetstheater – Dresden (D)
3/7/14 : Mutek – Barcelona(ESP)
3/8/14 : 5 Days Off – Amsterdam (NL)
3/9/14 : Schauspiel – Leipzig (D)
3/10/14 : Berliner Philharmonie (Kammermusiksaal) – Berlin (D)
3/15/14 : Bootleg – Los Angeles (US)
3/16/14 : The Independent – San Fransisco (US)
3/18/14 : Triple Door – Seattle (US)
3/19/14 : Mississippi Studios – Portland (US)
3/20/14 : Electric Owl – Vancouver (CAN)
3/21/14 : Constellation – Chicago (US)
3/23/14 : L`Astral – Montreal (CAN)
3/25/14 : Dave Friend Recital Hall – Boston (US)
3/26/14 : Glasslands – Brooklyn/New York (US)
3/27/14 : First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia (US)
3/28/14 : Strathmore – Washington (US)
3/29/14 : Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN (USA)
7/20/14 : Latitude Festival – Southwold (UK)
7/25/14 : Jardins Efemeros – Viseu (PT)
8/15-17/14 : Dockville Festival – Hamburg (D)
10/29/14 : Barbican – London (UK)

Tom Odell – Another Love (Zwette Edit)


German house producer Zwette has reworked a track by Tom Odell, the sensitive singer-songwriter and pianist from the UK who won Critics Choice at the Brit Awards earlier this year.

While the original, “Another Love,” can be found on Odell’s debut studio album Long Way Down, take a listen to this emotive edit that serves as the perfect blend between electronica and wistful piano-driven pop.