“Happy Holidays To All” From Pullman Standard

pullmanIt’s a very stripped down indie rock holiday special from Pullman Standard, in the form of a slightly older single, “Happy Holidays To All.” A pretty melody and harmonies over some shimmering acoustics, and of course…the sleigh bells. In these dark times, a simple message of good will might help keep things in perspective. Listen below. We’re revisiting this 2013 song on the occasion of Pullman Standard’s impending new release, Diamond Hearts. You can hear a preview at the Soundcloud link at the bottom. We will have more on that album soon.


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Chris Fields: ‘Dreams Are Forever’

chrisfieldsRapper and producer Chris Fields has released his brand new full-length, Dreams Are Forever, a 12-track tour-de-force that follows a series of singles released over the last year or so. While those singles were initially expected to be part of the final album, Fields output since he started recording near the end of 2014 has been such that Dreams Are Forever is primarily fresh material. “Crown,” which we wrote about when it dropped back in September 2015, is the familiar track, and still dominates with its confidence and snaking melodies. Fields contrasts a track like that one, which he characterizes as full of bravado, with others that allow more vulnerability, like “Visionary,” “Therapy,” and the title track. He sees this as part of the natural progression into adulthood, and as an artist, he says, “I’m just really letting people into my mind – what I think of and go through as a man.” Dreams Are Forever is a record of that progression.

No tour dates have been announced yet, but you can listen to the full album below. Follow @CdotFields.

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Latest Late Cambrian

a56530_355704b2e55e32884d029affbd8fcaa3-300x200_thumbnailWe’ve been bringing you songs from Brooklyn electro-pop duo Late Cambrian‘s latest project, as they arrive. And so, please dig the brand-est new-est one, “Girl Bag Holder.” See “More like this” below for other recent tracks.

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This Is “War”

se'vonSe’von has achieved next level status over the last couple of years, and he just keeps bringing it. His latest track, “War,” created with B Sims and The Coalition, is a classic, foreboding, head-nodding beat with a killer hook. Se’von owns this one, spitting with the intensity of a man truly preparing for war. Don’t sleep on Se’von Legend. Full version available at iTunes.

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Late Cambrian’s “Hot Minute”

It’s another masterful pop jam from Brooklyn duo Late Cambrian, this time a mid-tempo, atmospheric track called “Hot Minute.” This is the fourth single from their upcoming EP, and it’s accompanied by a blissful, tripped-out and triple-exposed day at the beach video, featuring band members John and O, who also directed and edited the video themselves.

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Beecher’s Fault – “Life In This Light” [VIDEO]

beechersfaultFollowing last year’s Do As People Do EP, Beecher’s Fault are back with a new single, “Life In This Light.” The new track is a complex hybrid, adorning the band’s folky rock with soulful, gospel-inspired backing vocals and ambient guitars, all of which get their moment to shine through a spare arrangement built on the rush and lull of complicated rhythmic patterns. And then just when you’ve caught up with the flow, the song launches into it’s final third, a driving rock beat with some classic rock guitar figures and vocoder vocals.

The song is accompanied by a lyric video with disconcertingly busy city-life images juxtaposed with sweeping landscape images, further emphasizing the duality of the music and the lyric’s preoccupation with maintaining perspective. Watch below.

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