Listen :: Bridge Underwater

Bridge Underwater is an indie/pop band from the greatest town I’ve never really been to, Philadelphia, PA.
Recently the band released Send Me All Your Love EP on CD and digital download. These brilliant, dreamy pop tunes have an unforgettable 80’s sound with a vibe that’s brand new. And it’s easy to pick up on the band’s influences without it being too overwhelming.
These songs would fit in on any John Hughes’ movie soundtrack. You know, at the end when Samantha Baker kisses Jake Ryan or when Keith and Watts kiss. Swoon.
Anyway, my favorite track on the EP is “I Love You.” That ending guitar riff really does it for me.

mp3 :: I Love You – Bridge Underwater

Have you fallen in love yet? Download it here.

If you’re in Philly on January 26, you can check them out at The Fire, otherwise you’re just going to have to keep obsessing over their Bandcamp page like me.

You can stalk Bridge Underwater on all these fine sites:
Tumblr: http://bridgeunderwater.tumblr.com/
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bridgeunderwater
Bandcamp: http://bridgeunderwater.bandcamp.com/

Something Dreamy for the Road :: Summer 2010 Play List

This year already proved itself as a fantastic year for releases and shows. Something Dreamy for the Road is a list of music released in 2010 and it’s music that I am absolutely in love with. This is an on going list of awesome, so look for a part two in the fall or maybe sooner. Who knows? I may need to do a part 3. You can listen to most of the songs below, but I suggest you get out there and buy the records because those are just tastes of how awesome those albums actually are.

Camera Talk – Local Natives

Dream City  [Live in Austin] – Free Energy
Their whole album, Stuck On Nothing, is a soundtrack to summer. This song is my favorite song on the album and it’s a live track because these guys sound incredible live.

Take Care – Beach House

Truth Sets In – Avi Buffalo

More or Less – The Soft Pack

Our Deal – Best Coast

Holiday – Vampire Weekend

Crown on the Ground – Sleigh Bells

The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Odessa – Caribou

Stay Close – Delorean

Tugboat – Venice Is Sinking
Seriously, Venice Is Sinking is one of the greatest bands to come out of Athens in quite sometime. They are definitely Wholly Roller approved. Sand & Lines will be available on June 15 and proceeds go to rebuilding the Georgia Theatre that burned in 2009.

Life Coach – Fang Island

Let Go – jj

Dance Yrslf Clean – LCD Soundsystem

It Gets Your Body Moving – Suckers
The one I chose is from the Daytrotter Session they did, its probably the best I’ve heard (besides live, of course). Wild Smile will be available on June 8 and I can tell you this, it will be awesome.

Take It Easy – Surfer Blood

Crown on the Ground – Sleigh Bells

Friday in Paris – Strange Boys

Thieves – She & Him

Cold War (Nice Clean Fight) – The Morning Benders

Deadbeat Summer – Neon Indian

BONUS song because I love you guys and this is a mix of two things I love: Suckers and Local Natives.

Hear snippets of two new Arcade Fire Songs :: I know you want to

I’ll keep this short and sweet. There are two songs (kinda) up for you to listen to on Arcade Fire’s website. As some of you know, last week they posted a postcard saying that they were finishing up the 12″ release. Now there is a sample of both songs and an update: the single will be released in a “couple of weeks.” Oh Arcade Fire, thanks for keeping us guessing.

Side A: “The Suburbs” sound just like the suburbs should sound. Lovely, cheery and dreamy.
Side B: “Month of May” sounds a little more rough, a little more rock. Again, their musical description is rather dead on.

Just go to their website and listen to them. You will honestly find yourself listening to the same 10 seconds over and over and over again. Its just that good.

Sleigh Bells – TREATS :: Get it digitally right now.

Are you ready for something so awesome that it is going to wear out your dancing shoes and rock your face off? If so, you need to head on over to iTunes and get TREATS (Mom+Pop/N.E.E.T.), the debut record from Sleigh Bells. TREATS is available right now for you to download, but don’t worry, it will be released on a physical CD on June 1 and the LP on June 22.

If for some reason you don’t want to own this now, you can listen to TREATS in its entirety on NPR.

Alexis Krauss is the voice, Derek Miller is the beat. They are all Sleigh Bells and they are awesome. Every track on TREATS is a dance track. Every track has a beat that will blow your mind and lyrics to match. My personal favorite is Crown on the Ground.
Listen:

Sleigh Bells reached buzz status at last years CMJ festival in NYC and really hit the top this year at Coachella and SXSW. You’ve probably heard about them on every blog and indie radio station out there. Now they are playing shows all across the country, you need to see them if and when they stop by your city.

Links to Sleigh Bells on:
Twitter
Facebook
Myspace

Video :: Local Natives – World News

Pitchfork debuted Local Natives‘ new video for ‘World News’ today.  These guys and director, Matthew Lessner, seem to have an interesting sense of humor.
I really enjoy the video. A lot. Of course, I’m not sure if it’s because I just love Local Natives or what. Either way, you should definitely click the link below and watch it. And if you don’t enjoy the video, at least you get to listen to a really great song.

For the article click here, but if you want to head straight to the video on Pitchfork TV click here.

Local Natives’ record Gorilla Manor is available now on Frenchkiss Records at a record store near you.
Also, “Like” the band on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for all of the latest news.

And Local Natives recently played two nights in NYC at the Bowery Ballroom, check out some photos and nice words from Brooklyn Vegan. I’m particularly fond of the “memorable facial hair” quote from the New York Times. Excellent.

Awesome Alert :: The Joy Formidable

I was driving down Briarcliff and this band started playing on the satellite radio. I thought, who is this and why are they so great? Well, they are The Joy Formidable and they have a new record coming out tomorrow (5/4) in the US called A Balloon called Moaning. And it’s available on Black Bell Records.
Check out this song, and listen for yourself.

Whirring

You definitely want to watch out for this band. They are from the UK and they have been touring the northeastern part of the US and Canada.
Check out some more songs on their Myspace, “Like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
They are definitely on my “Best New Music” list. Eat your heart out Pitchfork.