LVLF or Lovelife is the burgeoning new project from ex-Viva Brother band member Leonard Newell and “Me After You” is their first release. This is the kind of song that will bounce around in your head endlessly due to it’s fantastically catchy chorus and synth pop acrobatics….so be prepared for that. LVLF is a band ready to burst onto the scene and leave mic’s smokin’, stages on fire and tween girl’s hearts a melting. Oh and hey look…..a free download. Grab it and throw it on your summer playlist. Enjoy “Me After You” below.
Diamond Rings is John O’Regan from Toronto, Canada(just in case you didn’t know) who in addition to his writing, recording, and producing his own music is well known for his unique take on gender in his videos and live performances. “I’m Just Me” is the quintessential electro pop rocker that will get your many body parts grooving and moving so be sure to stretch accordingly. We at Mh5 are not responsible for muscle pulls and strains due to your negligence. Please enjoy!
DIIV is a side project of Zachary Cole Smith of Beach Fossils and Oshin is their first full length release. Formerly known as Dive(all of the band’s members are water signs according to Smith)DIIV puts out the kind of rock that will have you swaying and gazing into the night sky with an adoring eye. This album does have a hint of the sonic rock of Beach Fossils but with a little harder edge and spacier feel. Put Oshin on at your next shindig, gathering, BBQ, party, or meeting of the minds and watch everyone float away. Check out “How Long Have You Known” from the album below and grab it here.
“How Long Have You Known”
I’ve been following and digging these guys sound for awhile now and eagerly anticipate each new release with baited breath. Their latest “HOLDONME” is yet another stellar offering of electro robo beat lusciousness that will equally stimulate your feet as well as your mind. Check it below and stay connected here.
Faye is the moniker chosen by Fanny Hamlin who was formerly a member of Sweden’s super girl pop group Play. She is out of the gates already with a beautiful track and wasting no time casting a spell over your ears with “Water Against The Rocks”. Awash with heavy basslines and foot tapping drum beats alongside her euphoric vocals playfully dancing about, “Water Against The Rocks” is a track that will have you hitting the replay button and coming back for more again and again. Faye has experienced stardom before with Play, but she is well on her way again strictly based on her own merits. Enjoy “WATR” below as well as the video of her previously released track “Come To Me”.
Here’s a tune constructed of growling rolling bass and ambient whistles by budding electro engineer MMOTHS. Download it for free here.
Here’s a sexy yet eerie tune from Brooklyn duo The Mast off the EP UpUpUp(Remixes). The beat flows in and out as it rides a cosmic wave of energy while Haale Gafori’s ethereal vocals hover beautifully over it adding just the right amount of poison to create a track that’ll make you want to take your clothes off. How can you go wrong there? Well I guess if you are in the grocery store or going through security at the airport or jogging you can. Just be careful where you play it, but on the other hand if I see or hear about a nude jogger epidemic I will at least know I got my point across. Enjoy the awesome video with a chalked up Pandora Marie below.
"He must be listening to The Mast's UpUpUp"
Snakadaktal are 5 barely old enough to have graduated high school kiddos from Melbourne(that’s Australia for you failers of Geography class) who made a huge splash with their self titled EP released late last year. “Dance Bear” is their new single and it is so good that it will have you saying “Holy effing ell mate, that’s beautiful to mee ears!” or something like that. Check it below.
Holy Effing Ell Mate!!
When I went searching for the AOTW I noticed that there were some really good bands releasing albums this week like Metric, Hot Chip, The Hundred In The Hands(almost chose this one), Wintersleep, and POP ETc(used to be The Morning Benders) but when I looked off to the left and saw Niki And The Dove I new I had a winner. I have loved this band from the outset as they make the perfect electro pop that really satisfies my aural palate. Only setback of this album is that there is only 6 new songs as the other 6 were previously released but they are still great even after my 1000th listen and if you haven’t heard them then my friend you are in for a treat. Together they comprise one of the best albums of the year thus far IMO. So many great tracks to choose from so I am choosing one of the newer ones for you to listen to. Enjoy “DJ, Ease My Mind” below and do yourself a favor and immediately download or if you still frequent record stores, and you should, snatch it off the racks before they are sold out. DL here.
Following their first single “Take A Walk” is “I’ll Be Alright” off their upcoming album Gossamer to be released July 24th. Warning: Dancing with stuffed animals and/or black lighting may ensue. You may proceed.
Here’s another track off their forthcoming release Through The Glass to be released June 12th. I knew these guys were gonna be something special soon after I heard their amazing track “Trojans”. They do not disappoint with “Symptoms” either. Check it below and then grab the new LP this Tuesday you hear!
No rain for these guys. All sunshine and smiles ahead!
YES!! My Man from Chester or Manchester for you puzzle haters has just released the lead track from his debut album Held due out August 28th via Triangle records called “Love Some1″. He stays true to form with his gloomy electro that simultaneously draws you in to it’s hypnotic beat but yet keeps you at a distance because you’re to scared to fully immerse yourself into it’s ghostly intensity. I understand. If I walked into Ole Man CunnieBucket’s house at night and this was playing I would certainly go no further and scamper out as quickly as possible. Although, I would be impressed that Ole Man CunnieBucket knew who and was playing Holy Other in the first place. I guess I’ll stop throwing rocks at his house on the weekends. He seems pretty cool all of a sudden. Anyways, click play and let the track envelop your mind, and you can leave the lights on if you want!
I listen to Holy Other every day dammit!!.... Now get off my lawn!!!
“Miguel Fernandez AKA Sir Deckster is a Brussels based electronic
music producer. He has been producing electronic music for a couple of
years. He emphasizes on ambient and experimental elements as well as
hip-hop and trip-hop based beats.
With influences of artists like Bonobo, Elaquent and Mount Kimbie
(among others) he has been building a solid musical base, leading to a
proper and personal style. Breaking through in the underground music
scene of the Belgian capital, the young artist puts a lot of effort in
each different sound.
He has been working with different producers and singers like Marie
Papillon AKA Mari Posa and violonist, producer Renato Marquez, from
Miguel has a very nice chill sound that will have you floating off into your mind’s endless chasms. Check out his fantastic track “Rewind Me Up” feat. Mari Posa and her soft sultry vocals that weave in and out amongst the cool almost eerie electro beats emanating from Miguel’s deft hands.
Easily one of my favorite bands out there right now Quiet Hounds puts together the perfect blend of Pop and Rock so as to make you drop what you’re doing and dedicate your ear fully to what you are listening to. Having previously released a self titled EP with great tunes like “Hemlock”, “Southern Charm”, and “Night Parade” they capitalize on it’s flawlessness and put out another fab offering with Megaphona. Do not sleep on this band as they are about to rocket. Grab the new album here on their website and a bonus for you Twitter-ers. If you tweet about it they will let you download the album for free. If I didn’t already have a Twitter account I would get one just to grab the album and then tweet the hell out of it. Check out “Calling All Gamma Rays” from Megaphona below. And if you want to be the cool kid at work, school, the gym, or that dude/chick who sits in front of 7-11 and plays the cool new shit then grab Megaphona and be that guy/girl.