Bleachers – Shadow


Are you looking for a summer soundtrack? “Shadow” might be a good candidate. Jack Antonoff is best known as the lead guitarist of Fun and is currently working on a new venture called Bleachers. He describes the project as “a psychotic alter-ego situation,” reflected in the form of catchy, indie-pop tunes. Bleachers will be on the festival circuit this summer in both the US and UK. Stream the single from the forthcoming EP below.

Beat Connection – Saola (Odesza Remix)


Beat Connection is quite possibly my favorite new electropop group to emerge last year. From Seattle, the tropic-vibes trio released their debut LP The Palace Garden August of 2012. They kicked off a brief West coast tour last week with fellow Washington based duo Odesza, who remixed their track “Saola” in honor of the collaboration.

Grab the track (gratis!) below, and sample some of the other ‘beats’ as well.

I feel too little and think too much.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
5/7 – Sacramento: Jambalaya (w/Odesza)
5/9 – Eugene: WOW Hall (w/Odesza)
5/10 – Vancouver: The Electric Owl (w/Odesza)
5/17 – Seattle: Neumos Crystal Ball

Bumblebeez – Next To You

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Perusing the music blogs this weekend, stumbled upon this retro pop ditty over at EMPT. Don’t know much about the Australian outfit Bumblebeez, but they are sure to catch lots of buzz as the featured track of the latest Lacoste ad with their song “Next To You.”

The actual video is a montage of romantic scenes from classic films like the one above (which, I’m a sucker for as we’ve established). Listen and languish in the sweet vibes of this irresistible tune below.

I don’t know what it is you’ve done to me,
but it feels so fresh just like a summer breeze.
Now I just know I want you close to me.

I just want to be next to you
I just want to be good to you.

I just want to be.