July 09, 2012

Cold Specks - I Predict A Graceful Expulsion

Cold Specks is just the stage name of London-based singer/songwriter Al Spx, but those two words somehow describe her music perfectly. Her debut album, the therapeutic I Predict A Graceful Expulsion is already one of my favorite albums of the year. Her soothing voice isn't typical; it has a raspy and old quality that give Spx's voice a resounding sense of wisdom and grace. Her songwriting takes influence from gospel, yet it has been described as doom-soul, thanks to a very dark lyrical message. The entire album is so calming and definitely worth listening to over and over. This is a very "wash over you" kind of record. The kind of album that sets a mood so strongly that is literally takes you over as you listen.

Cold Specks-"Holland"
Cold Specks-"Blank Maps"

The Tallest Man On Earth - "Leading Me Now"

For a Carmel Guitar promo, Kristian Matsson recently recorded an intimate version of "Leading Me Now," off his latest, and fantastic album, There's No Leaving Now. Be sure to catch his live on his current tour because he is even better in person.

July 06, 2012

Old People and Dubstep

It is no surprise that dubstep fans are almost exclusively young people. The new, innovative sounds that artists like Skrillex create are extremely polarizing, especially by generation. In this absolutely hilarious clip, a few elderly folk are played a few Skrillex tunes. They share their opinions, dance moves, and frightened reactions. Some even become fans!  This was way funnier than I was expecting. Some grandparents are awesome.

July 05, 2012

Bahamas - "Already Yours"

If you liked what you heard of Bahamas when we posted about him the other day, a new video worth watching has surfaced. Jurvanen visited Studio 360 with his singers to perform "Already Yours," a very tender and thoughtful cut off his debut album, Pink Strat. Enjoy!

July 03, 2012

Skrillex vs. Adele - "Set Fire To Everybody"

Let's say you like Adele's voice, yet you think her songs lack a certain intensity that is present in other music today. Luckily you can now have both! Someone who goes by ca7 has created a mashup of epic proportions by combining Skrillex and Adele, two of the most popular artists of the past few years. The song combines Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain" with Skrillex's signature womp. If you thought Adele sounded bitter about her breakup before, think again.

Skrillex vs. Adele-"Set Fire To Everybody"

July 02, 2012

Conner Youngblood - "Gold"

Conner Youngblood, a fantastically-named singer/songwriter from Dallas, Texas has just released a superb track, "Gold." The summery, heavily-layered song is a perfect soothing anthem for laying out in the sun. I would recommend looking out for this guy. His relaxing tracks have been heating up quite a bit in the blogosphere. If you like what you hear, you can also download his debut, Sketches pt.1, for free here. Enjoy!

Conner Youngblood-"Gold"

Stream Milo Greene's Debut Album

Milo Greene will be releasing their long awaited (at least by us!) debut album on July 17th. Before then, however, Hype Machine has the entire album streaming for your listening pleasure. I know its early, but debut of the year anyone? Listen below and let us know what you think.