Just Go Indigo
Joe Neptune - Just Go, Indigo
Joe Neptune consists of Melbournians, Nick Vorrath and Jarrad Brown. The two members are also apart of the group Custom Kings but in 2009 they worked on recording the duo’s only album to date, No Time To Grow Up.
There are plenty of memorable melodies and interesting folk arrangements, including Just Go, Indigo; a melancholic track which has classic songwriter sensibilities.
Ages - Fog (Nosaj Thing Cover)
It seems like ages since we last heard a cover this good (pun intended). But this classical guitar piece is truly an exotic, sensual guitar licking song.
Ages' version of Fog will teleport you back to the cobbled streets of a Tuscan village, or a sunny Spanish villa.
If you dig it, download it below.
Download - Fog (Nosaj Thing Cover)
Bon Iver - Re:Stacks (Owsey & Resotone Remix)
When you have grown so comfortable with an album, listening to it can be like visiting an old friend.
Bon Iver's debut 2008 album For Emma, Forever Ago, has become a favourite with many listeners, so any cover or remix is likely going to encounter a deal of scrutiny. Adapting a classic song can be like transforming a novel into a film - often it provides quick entertainment at the expense of resonance and personal significance. However, there are always exceptions to this, and there are also exceptions to the rule when it comes to adapting songs.
Thankfully, the Belfast duo Owsey & Resotone have maintained most of the original tracks and added subtle ambient touches to enhance the emotion and mood of the song. It is currently still available for free download, so get in quick before the mp3 vanishes!
Download - Re:Stacks (Owsey & Resotone Remix)
Air Review - Young
It has been two years since the ill chill pill site was founded with absolutely no knowledge of html, no expensive marketing campaigns and no agenda. I can proudly say two years on, that the site is slowly getting more comprehensive when looking back over the archive of posts we’ve shared about the good music out there.
Here is a nice song from the Dallas based quintet Air Review. Young has an interesting song structure, catchy whistling and a chorus without words.
Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
Emerging from obscurity this year comes Milky Chance, a German artist with strong songwriter skills that will please both genders. Guys will appreciate the guitar driven melody and girls will appreciate the pop sensibilities and range of Milky’s croon.
This song is easy to listen to and it is surprising how the pace transforms a fairly bittersweet ballad into an upbeat romantic declaration of love. Stolen Dance definitely has dancefloor appeal and DJs are already mixing the tune for their own sets.
Download - Stolen Dance
Yonas - Roller Coaster (feat. OCD: Moosh & Twist)
The youngster Yonas has taken an unabashed approach to his radio-ready hip pop music since emerging in 2012 with an album and a number of mixtapes to his name. The pop friendly, slick production complements his straightforward, uncomplicated rapping. Roller Coaster is taken from Yonas' most recent project, The Transition 2, which can be downloaded for free. His verse comes in last on Roller Coaster and he easily surpasses the skill of his guest counterparts.
This music obviously won’t resonate with a number of hip hop purists or self-proclaimed ‘enemies of rap’, but we like to think that our readers are open to looking past cliches and appreciating music behind the image and preconceived notions of genre conventions.
Download - The Transition 2 (mixtape)
Kakkmaddafakka - Restless
The Norwegian rockers with the impossible-to-pronounce band name recently released the upbeat song Someone New from their new album. I was interested to know how a band with such personality and tight rock sensibilities could have flown under my radar for so long.
2011 seems to be the year when Kakkmaddafakka had their big break with Restless. Check out the quirky video below!
As†ronomyy - Don’t Need U
Talk about being slapped in the face and being beaten senseless with riddum. UK act As†ronomyy uses a sparing melody and vocals packed with soul and forlorn melancholia to craft a saucy r&b ballad that will make you have your ears locked in a bittersweet love affair with the beauty of Don’t Need U.
If you’re going through a break up, plain tired, or plain in the mood for some amazing music, you need look no further - GET ON THIS! Fans of all genres will be able to appreciate this soulful gem.
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