mp3: Gauntlet Hair- Top Bunk

Gauntlet Hair has yet to release a bad song.  Despite only having a few short releases to their name, Gauntlet Hair has built up an incredible reputation for their consistently amazing, sprawling/noisy/experimental pop.   ‘Top Bunk’ is the first leak from their upcoming (and highly anticipated) self-titled debut and it’s just as jaw-droppingly stellar as their other releases.  Gauntlet Hair …

pkelly94mp3: Gauntlet Hair- Top Bunk

Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci (Khris P. Kream Kreamix)

I never got too into Kreayshawn’s blow-up song “Gucci Gucci”, but I just heard St. Louis producer Khris P. Kream’s remix and can’t stop listening to it.  For the remix Khris P. Kream takes Kreayshawn’s instrumental, removes the sampled hook and gives it an incredible new beat.  To me, the beat sounds like if Koji Kondo had been an early …

tccarr14Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci (Khris P. Kream Kreamix)

The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation With Sat. Nite Duets

The first time I listened to Sat. Nite Duets I couldn’t get enough of their unique blend of rock, experimental and humor.  It was obvious listening to their music that the guys of Sat. Nite Duets liked making music together and weren’t afraid to goof off.  The place for humor in music is something that the indie-world has always struggled …

pkelly94The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation With Sat. Nite Duets

STROKED: A Tribute To “Is This It”

Amazingly, The Strokes’ classic debut album Is This It came out 10 years ago today.  I can still remember the first time I heard Is This It and how I instantly became a huge fan of The Strokes.  To celebrate this anniversary, Stereogum put together this great free album with 11 different covers of the 11 tracks on the album …

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Stream: Beirut- Santa Fe

Although Zach Condon has spent most of his career indulging in the musical stylings of exotic countries and influences, the latest Rip Tide leak shows Condon giving tribute to his hometown of ‘Santa Fe’.  Like ‘East Harlem’, ‘Santa Fe’ is a track that has a constant beat driving it forward and to bigger places.  Where there is some lack of …

pkelly94Stream: Beirut- Santa Fe

TV Girl- Benny and the Jetts

When I first stumbled across TV Girl and their irresistible self-titled EP I was incredibly impressed and anxious to see how they would continue and try to follow up their material.  Apparently, TV Girl decided to go make some more irresistible, sample-infused pop that sounds all their own.  There aren’t many bands incorporating samples so seamlessly into their music while …

pkelly94TV Girl- Benny and the Jetts

mp3: Neon Indian- Fallout

Psychic Chasms catapulted Neon Indian from the bed-room pop project of Alan Palomo into a universally acclaimed artist leading the mass of chill-wave music that still dominates much of the electronic underground.  The first leak from his upcoming album Era Extraña is the slow-burner ‘Fallout’.  While most of Neon Indian’s work bursted with upbeat rhythms and catchy synths, ‘Fallout’ is …

pkelly94mp3: Neon Indian- Fallout