anderson malahek

Anderson Mahalek – you been mean to me

This track is so much bigger than it’s sound.  “a song about leaving your baby because you just don’t groove no more”… perfect.  I know virtually nothing about the Chicago artist or anything about how he’s managed to produce a track with nearly 2000 listens despite having only 17 followers.  It’s perfect. -PK

pkelly94Anderson Mahalek – you been mean to me
cloud life

cloud life – holy ghost

The sound of ice cream melting eternally, with rainbow sprinkles dreaming into ribbons. It’s a warm feeling. On another note I’m pretty surprised the name Cloud Life made it through the summers 2009 and 2010 without getting taken… Also I’m not sure the last time we’ve posted something that one might label indie because what does that even mean anymore. …

pkelly94cloud life – holy ghost
Petite League

Petite League – Leaf Surfer

On the east coast, waves are much more of a fantasy than a reality.  Petite League, hailing from Syracuse, knows he’ll never learn how to ride the gnar so instead he’s going to learn how to become a leaf surfer.  Baby. -PK

pkelly94Petite League – Leaf Surfer

SEENMR – After Dark

The constantly evolving music of SEENMR takes a sharp turn into club territory with his latest cut “After Dark”.  With his past few tracks, SEENMR has been hinting at a turn towards dance, however, “After Dark” takes his sound a few evolutionary skips into the seedy, strobe-soaked depths of club.  At 7:20, “After Dark” grows steadily in intensity as SEENMR flirts …

pkelly94SEENMR – After Dark
hanz mature

HANZ – Sink

There aren’t too many other experimental producers that I follow as religiously as Hanz.  Honestly, there aren’t any others.  When serious music critics want to puff out their chests experimental and noise musicians are always easy to bring up because let’s be real most people don’t have the time or patience to listen to 3 hours of field recordings.  Maybe …

pkelly94HANZ – Sink

Dej Loaf – Try Me (SEENMR Refux)

SEENMR taekes Dej Loaf’s already atmospheric and gorgeous “Try Me” and filters it through 7 stained glass windows.  The added space, SEENMR takes it from shack to Basilica, allows Dej Loaf’s threats to receive the grandeur and weight they deserve.  This refux is coming fresh off the heals of his equally spiritual remix of Edith Beake’s “Always In Love”.  So …

pkelly94Dej Loaf – Try Me (SEENMR Refux)
Sam Wells Venturia

Samuel Wells – Venturia

Sam Wells is the mastermind behind emo-revival group Acab Rocky and on Venturia he demonstrates the maturity of his songwriting.  There isn’t a whole lot to these songs.  Actually, there are only three things: tape static, acoustic guitar and Wells’ captivating voice (a piano also shows up for the instrumental opener).  With Acab Rocky, Wells stretches and pushes his voice all …

pkelly94Samuel Wells – Venturia