Saturday, October 22, 2016

What's In Our Inbox? #72

With so many emails arriving in our inbox on a daily basis it's sometimes difficult to keep track of all the great new music that is being sent to us. As much as we would love to give each artist/song their own individual feature, we simply do not have the time to do so. So in order to make things a little easier on ourselves and to help get more music out there to YOU, we've decided to start doing a new feature that we're calling What's In Our Inbox?, which we'll try to share at least once a week. Each post will consist of five songs that we personally enjoyed and hope you will too. Please listen to each song and if you like what you hear then be sure to give the artist(s) a thumbs up and/or a follow on Facebook/Twitter.

1. BLVTH (feat. NOVAA) - "Ocean"

2. HALEM - "Gravity"

3. Monsieur Adi (feat. Vérité) - "Bad Habits"

4. Rebecca & Fiona - "Shotgun"

5. Temptress - "Guilty Pleasure"

Friday, October 21, 2016

Scavenger Hunt - Never Enough

Leading up to the release of their upcoming sophomore EP, Shapes and Outlines, due out on November 4th, Los Angeles-based duo Scavenger Hunt, comprised of vocalist/songwriter Jill Lamoureux and producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Mufson, have today unveiled the music video for their infectious new synth-pop gem, "Never Enough." The video, directed by Haven Lamoureux, pays homage to the Netflix series Stranger Things both in the introductory credits and with the triangle light motif it returns to later in the video.

Director Haven Lamoureux is a seasoned documentary filmmaker with a music docu-series currently on the air called "The Pursuit of Tone" as well as several music documentaries, including films on Matisyahu and Blink 182.

Watch the video for "Never Enough" below.

Scavenger Hunt's Shapes and Outlines EP bundle + FREE remix EP here.

Premiere via USA Today.

BRZY - Cause a Little Fire

Introducing BRZY, a brand new all-star ensemble comprised of all four members of electronic dance music group District 78 and fronted by Los Angeles-based alt-pop artist LACES (aka, Jessie Poland). Today, BRZY have unveiled their debut single along with its accompanying music video for "Cause a Little Fire", an upbeat and highly infectious dance-pop gem that evokes feelings of spending a day at the beach and finding that special person to help shake things up.

Speaking on the track, District 78's Bob Steinmiller says:

It was a song that came together really quickly on the songwriting side and it was fun collaborating on a new type of sound.

Watch the video for "Cause a Little Fire" below.

"Cause a Little Fire" is available now on iTunes.

Premiere via Music Is My Life.

Liyv - Laser Eyes

Describing herself as "that weird girl in high school who was way too into music", fast-rising Seattle-based pastel pop artist Olivia Paige Holman, aka Liyv continue to impress on her buoyant new electro-pop gem called "Laser Eyes", which serves as the tenth track in her ongoing One Song A Month project.

Listen to "Laser Eyes" below and be to check out the track's accompanying music video, which she co-directed herself alongside longtime collaborator Joel Marchand.

"Laser Eyes" is available now on Bandcamp (name your price).

Tigers Are Bad For Horses - Tinder Date

Washington, DC-based indie-pop duo Tigers Are Bad For Horses, comprised of Mary Ellen Funke and Lyell Evans Roeder, have today unveiled their new single called "Tinder Date", along with its accompanying lyric video. "Tinder Date" is a modern day tongue-in-cheek love song that speaks to both the haphazard and too often frivolous nature of meeting someone in the two dimensional world of an app, but also to our generation's earnest attempts at finding real, old-fashioned connections through a new medium.

Speaking on the track, the duo says:

"Both the lyrics and production came together pretty quickly and organically. We’d both been on Tinder a lot recently and when the idea came to turn it into a song, we sort of just sat down and wrote it out right then. It started out just as a funny project one night, but we ended up liking how it sounded and went with it from there.

Much of the production was inspired by newer artists like FKJ and Jordan Rakei and a desire to capture some of the sounds and feel of earlier funk/disco records by Earth Wind and Fire, P Funk, etc. It’s obviously a song about Tinder, so we wanted it to be light and fun but also reflect the musical influences of some of our favorite artists.

Listen to "Tinder Date" below.

Premiere via All Things Go.