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LISTEN UP: Tame Impala Has A New Song

Drawing us in with soft electronic guitar strums alongside lead singer Kevin Parker‘s vocals, is a delicious composition from the latest offering by Tame Impala. The new single titled ‘Let it happen’ , is 7:50 minutes of pure bliss! Channelling The Beatles circa Magical Mystery tour combined with bubbling piano keys and Daft-Punkesque vocals,  it’s the fix that we’ve all been waiting for!
Enjoy! 

Let It Happen

Sun Cut Flat Fills Your Blank Soul

In true T.A.N fashion, in order to get the ball rolling I need you hit PLAY below.

Yeah, you feeling that beat now… head bouncing… cue some swaying to the percussion…

Okay, okay before I get anymore sidetracked I would like to introduce you all to the raw, organic, energy filled rhythms of Sun Cut Flat.

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Throwback to Boston around 2008/2009 to the corridors of Berklee School of Music where first years Erik Kramer, Chris Pegram and Angelo Spaminato met, of which it was not long before the new introduction of another first year student; Nick Lattanzi who was attending Boston University.

Describing their music as a constantly changing sound which evolves through rehearsing and sessions of writing new music; explaining that they try to make music that has a soul and is easily accessible. With all four gents coming from different musical backgrounds, it’s easy to feel these individual influences when they come together to create a very electronic, rhythmic, soulful balance.

Having been influenced by the greats such Bob MarleyMiles Davis, and Radio Head to the modern day heroes of Swedish electronic band Little DragonKimbra, Gorillaz, Beck, Flying Lotus, Outkast, Boards of Canada… The list is endless.

Earlier this year, the band has recently released a 14 track album titled Copy Machine Dream, a home recording projected concocted in Nick’s apartment studio just before the band hopped on over to New York City. (Can you just imagine how amaze-balls it would be to chill in the studio and listen to live recordings? Feeling the slow electronic synths creep through into you?)

The album offers an array of genres, covering folk and indie pop, to neo-soul and a dash of electronic. It’s a fragrant mixture on their take on ambient folk; perfect for those days (and any day in general) to just hit play and losing yourself. The tempo has been adjusted slightly for each track, but the band remains constant in delivering an album that can satisfy any lost soul.

There is no rest for the wicked, as the band are currently working on new songs (thanks!) and performing live gigs (GO CHECK THEM OUT!), which hopefully will see them hitting the road and bringing you the orgasmic raw home grown energy filled performances – hearing the smooth combo of the sax, electric guitar, piano & percussion live sounds like a dream!

When asked what their greatest achievement so far was, these lovely gents stated; “our greatest achievement has just been getting really nice emails from people in different countries saying they really liked our music and are excited to hear more” – I don’t know about you, but that has to be the sweetest and most honest thing I’ve ever heard. This is real genuine band.

The music industry in general is cut throat and controversial; often making it difficult to hear the sounds we need. N.E.A.C (acronym for Nick, Erik, Angelo & Chris) state their view on the industry knowing that there are a ton amazing musicians and music out there; however it does take effort to find these artists. It’s frustrating trying to break through the noise, especially if you know that you have a sound that people like and want to hear. That’s why according to the band, touring is so important.

I raised my eyebrow when I read that N.E.A.C would like to feature both 2 Chainz and Bob Dylan on the same track – Dylan I understand, but 2 Chainz? That, will defs be an interesting collab and I’m hoping it happens! Other artists on their collab wish list include Kimbra, Little Dragon, Kendrik Lamar, Thom Yorke, Damon Albarn, Q Tip and Norah Jones (and many, many more).

So now that you’ve read this post and listened to their music, go ahead and fill your ‘blank soul‘ by streaming or purchasing the album via bandcamp (FOR FREE!) or SoundCloud.

Also don’t forget to show these guys some love and like their Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire The Cannons!

Source: Official Facebook page

Source: Official Facebook page

I have Soundcloud to thank for a lot of the music that will be coming your way. For example, this band in particular came up on the side bar and I was like ‘hmm’ – the picture caught my attention, but when I pressed play that was definitely when I knew I had struck gold and we were meant to be.

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Lo-Fang: Blue Film

Source: Billboard

Source: Billboard

You know when you listen to an album that has indie vibes going on with the subtle touch of ambiance and a hint of electronic and then a dash of jazz meets dream pop; and to put it simply it really speaks and opens up the soul.

Well, let me introduce to one such artist who might I add with that jaw line could just pass as a model. Matthew Hemerlein, or if we more familiar with his stage name Lo-Fang; is a singer-songwriter and classically trained musician – hence why his album is just amazing!

So he does have quite the unique stage name; having said that he came up with it while driving through Sedona, Arizona on his way LA.. Choosing it due to the symmetry of the letters, as he attempted to find a balance between feminine and masculine elements in his music.

In September 2013 he signed to 4AD. While traveling around the world he wrote his début album “Blue Film“, which initially started out as a mixtape but thanks to a collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Francois Tetaz we got a full-length album instead.

Currently the opening act for Lorde.

His debut album Blue Film was released earlier in February 2014.

Lo-Fang Blue Film : Favourite Songs

Lo-Fang Blue Film : Favourite Songs

Now fashion folk and any- & everyone familiar with the latest Chanel No.5 ‘mini-film’ advert directed by the genius that is Baz Luhrmann, is most likely to remember the husky romantic cover of You’re the One that I Want from the classic 1978 film Grease. Baz chose Lo-Fang to perform the song, which is exceptionally seductive and alluring, and is also on his album.

This album is perfect for a chilled day, relaxing by the pool, reading, cooking, being creative. It’s soothing, and would also be great on a mixtape for when you just want to drive and get away, let go of everything and be with yourself.

Visit his official website for more info on the latest gigs, checkout his YouTube page, stream his music via Spotify, like his Facebook, page buy his album via Amazon, iTunes or 4AD.