Monday, December 6, 2010

Mellow Pop Music From the Past Week

And it's all free...
  • BRAIDS - Daytrotter's Pop Montreal Session [Blogspot]
    • Sound effects, interesting instrumentation and an ensemble of harmonized voices make for a rather unique pop experience. 
    • This may be borderline hipster, but it's worth a listen if you're in the mood for something light, airy and a little whimsical.
    • Recorded at Breakglass Studio in Montreal, where the band lives, last Wednesday.
    • Four songs combined into one continuous stream in one file that you can stream or download here.
    • Their first album, Native Speaker, is due out January 18th on Kanine and Flemish Eye. Hear the seven-minute single, "Lemonade", here.
  • Raw Moans/Lay Bac - Split single (Beko) [BandCamp] [MySpace]
  • Raw Moans/Lay Bac split -
     Download here
    • San Diego's Raw Moans plays spare keyboard pop with an industrial feel.
    • Austin's Lay Bac plays funky electronoise with minimal, harmonized vocals.
    • Two tracks each on this split release. Download here.

  • Dum Dum Girls - "Trees & Flowers" (Zoo Music) []
    • A mellow noise-pop track released on their site late last week. Pretty.
    • This is a cover of a song by '80s new-wave band Strawberry Switchblade. By request from Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT
    • This San Fran four-piece will be touring the U.S. with Brooklyn's MINKS this spring.
And here it is:
    Dum Dum Girls - "Trees & Flowers" (12/2/2010)

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