A Quick Word from the Authors:
While we all keep busy running through our day-to-day tasks media content can easily go unnoticed, floating within the never-ending stream of web content that consumes our news feeds. Thus, we strive to provide an easily digestible dose of content to make sure that our listeners are well aware of the trending musical landscape–specifically within the indie spotlight.
If you haven't we recommend downloading Radiohead's new mobile app PolyFauna (iOS and Android) where "Your screen is the window into an evolving world." In other news the past week that was coated with cover songs, including the Arctic Monkeys live covering The Beatles and Twin Shadow covering The Smiths, Chvrches cover of The Arctic Monkeys' "Do I Wanna Know?" takes the cake with transforming the song in playful and distinct way. Finally any Bright Eyes fans would be happy to know that Connor Oberst has announced a new album, releasing a new song in his new-found happy folk-inspired fashion.
– Aaron Thomas & Anna Murphy
Top Visual Music Videos
SOHN – "Artifice"
Wild Beasts – "Sweet Spot"
Chet Faker – "Talk Is Cheap"
Thief – "Closer"
Phantogram – "Fall In Love"
The Bees Knees
We don't make you work to separate the milk from the cream
The Pasture: Pure X – "Starlight"
The Kindle: Circa Waves – "Stuck In My Teeth"
The Tryptophan: Odesza – "Sun Models" (Feat. Madelyn Grant)
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- The Pasture Less is more — slow-churned nights need a soundtrack too, and relaxation is underrated.
- The Kindle represents a peak of accessibility where the masses will be drawn to the raw energy exposed throughout.
- Lastly, in The Tryptophan indie gets plugged. What ups the ante more than experimental electronics and synths?
Drawing from hushed textures the intersection between folk and translucent melodies can surprisingly be seamlessly navigated. So kick back, chill out or fall asleep – but be sure to stream the easy-going tracks below for the epitome of mellow. Highlights include Pure X's mellow and easygoing track in "Starlight" and Mø using her quirkiness to her advantage in "Say You'll Be There".