“Pyxis” is made up of retrospective synth melodies (that harken to old-school M83) which repeat over and over and over, somehow sounding fresh every time, and some classic french house. It makes me want to air drum. And and since no one can see me air drum while I type…
Boom SLAM Boom SLAM Boom SLAM Boom SLAM
tic tic tic tic tic tic tictic tic tic tic tic tic tic tic tic tictic tic
That’s me air drumming along to the Tycho-esque beat that drives this energetic electronic instrumental. These sounds are dark, fresh, and breezy.
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of evening retrospection or a new adventure. And when you’re done, try some cold water sipped from an empty beer bottle that you filled with water and put in the fridge for later.
Mix two parts Rainer Maria from 2006, one part Le Tigre, and a dash of The Cranberries and you may find yourself with the veritable cocktail of jangly low-fi pop that is Snail Mail’s latest single “Thinning.” The self proclaimed “3 piece band from bmore” delivers a melancholy summer track with a truly indie soul that makes me nostalgic for something I’m not sure I ever experienced. And it feels so good.
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of sticking your head out the window on a hot and breezy day
Trivial Shields investigates darker subject matters and somehow makes it seem like a great idea to dance about it. His music is a friend who gets the sh*t you’re going through, listens, doesn’t brush anything under the rug, and then gets you to dance the angst away.
Sounds like: catchy pitch-shifted vocals, infectious backbeat, and sparkling arpeggiated-synths
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of backpacking through Europe
Joey Dosik is a musical beast. And his latest release, The Game Winner, is a masterpiece of soulful goodness. Dosik – who has played with artists such as Princess, Vulpeck, and Mocky – released a 6 track EP this summer that is refreshingly authentic. Check out the warm crunchy sounds, masterful musicianship, and timeless vocals that make this EP a joy to listen to:
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of fresh lemon balm iced tea
Glistening with tinkly guitars, washy reverbs, groovy acoustic drums, fuzz, and breezy vocal harmonies – “Okinawa” is a great song to welcome the summer with. This song is from the cheekily titled EP – Songs from 2014 by the Californian trio, Sure Sure, and hints at the 1970s, Tame Impala, good jam bands, Kings of Convenience, and a nice day at the beach.
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of closed eyes on a lawn chair
Idaho band, Midas Whale, have a stunning and timeless track on their hands. Impeccable harmonies, tasteful 1950s slapback delay, haunting lyrics sung in falsetto, and analog mojo up the wazoo. Words can only do so much to convey the magic of this record.
Beets Tip: enjoy with a side of yesteryears