Tuned up Thursday: Music of the Moment (June 2014)

We’re nearing the end of June so it’s time for me to share some of my new musical discoveries. I haven’t really been searching for tons of new music lately. However, I still have plenty of songs from April/ May that I haven’t shared yet. So here’s 10 indie gems that are at least fairly recent.

AYER. – Black Diamond

Elektro indie song with a catchy chorus. It’s a little spacy too and it’s got a good beat.

Cathedrals – Harlem

All girl group who do some great vocals set to a laid back drum machine heavy track. Think close harmony meets mellow dubstep.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Coming Down (Feat. Matt Berninger)

Catchy rock song with a cameo appearance of the lead singer of The National. The song has a heavy 80s vibe to it, with echoing guitars. It reminds me a bit of what The Smiths would have sounded like if they leanded a bit heavier on the guitar.

Great Good Fine Ok – Not Going Home

Happy summery track. It’s happy, it’s catchy. Perfect for playing during picknicks in the park. So what else do you need to get through summer?

John Butler Trio – Blame It On Me

Americana type song with a bit of folk, a bit of rock and a bit of blues. Like a laid back version of the Black Keys, this song reverberates through your brain.

Kelela X Tink – Want It

R&B track with a bit more bass. The vocals remind me of Aaliyah circa 2000. It definitely has that vibe of the songs from that era.

Odesza – Sun Models Feat. Madelyn Grant

One of my favorite indie groups is Odesza. And they nail it again with this repetitive breathy, almost chipmunk like track. Oh and it’s super catchy AND it has a good beat.

PIGEON – Climbing Trees

Elektro-dance type track with a driving beat and matching sound effects. However, this song soon changes into an indiepop track. So it’s a fusion of both.

Touch Sensitive – Slowments

Chillwave at its finest. And you should know by now that I love me some chillwave. Laidback and repetitive beats drive this song that truly lives its title.

WIFE – Heart Is A Far Light

This song swells into existence and builds and builds subtly yet steadily until it settles into a droning presence that just as easy as it came into existence fades out into nothing.

What have you been listening to lately?

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