Day 273 Portugal. The Man – Modern Jesus

Before yesterday I had never heard of Portugal. The Man before, but really that doesn’t matter at all. What does matter is the song itself; and its brilliant. Melodically perfect, Modern Jesus is the lead single from the band’s seventh album, a project featuring… Yes you guessed it, that man again, (drum roll) Danger Mouse. Like…

Day 271 Magic Man – Paris (Pacific Air Remix)

Whether its their own tracks or remixes of others, brotherly duo Pacific Air’s injection of California sun into their music makes for a delightful listen. On its own, Magic Man’s Paris is a great, summery tune, but under Pacific Air’s electronic wing, the re-working grows exponentially beyond the songs origins. Infusing funky synths, a stronger beat and a…

Day 270 GodWolf – Alone

I have always generally seen the UK and US as the two predominant power-players when it comes to exporting great new music; however, one thing I have learnt from doing this blog, is that Australia isn’t far behind. Like so many new Australian bands, GodWolf have progressed through the ranks of Triple J’s Unearthed program,…

Day 268 SomeKindaWonderful – Reverse

From the limited amount of information I can find on the internet about SomeKindaWonderful, I understand that they are four-piece based across America, and found their vocalist Jordy Towers via. Facebook. As are the ways of modern music, the powers of social networking are central to the creation of Reverse, the debut single from the band.…

Day 267 Francis International Airport – The Right Ones

I am currently absolutely in love with The National’s brand new album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’, and would love to share one of my favourites with everyone, however for some reason the best songs on the album are nowhere to be seen on the internet, so that shall have to wait! Alternatively, today I would…

Day 266 HAERTS – All The Days

Way back on Day 43 of this blogging adventure (wow that was ages ago!), I posted Wings, the debut single from a mysterious American outfit called HAERTS. In my top three tracks of 2012, Wings after months and months of waiting now has a partner in the shape of the bands second release, All The Days, a glorious, dramatic…

Day 265 Pharrell Williams – Happy

Pharrell Williams has now not only struck gold once (with Daft Punk) over the past month or so, but twice with his own release Happy, an irresistible slice of fluffy pop. Written for the Despicable Me 2 film soundtrack, this super smooth song smiles from your speakers or headphones with Williams’ chirpy vocals and lyrics an…

Day 264 Drop Out Venus – Love + Desire

Originally released on Valentine’s Day this year, Drop Out Venus’ Love + Desire is a moody tale of broken love, soaked in a dark, seductive grunge. Describing themselves as ‘Three rocked and rolled kids playing junk jazz’, Drops Out Venus’ appeal derives from a fascinating musical complexity and uncertainty that is incredibly easy to get completely lost…