happiness and pleasure

Odesza f/ Madelyn Grant – Sun Models

Let a little sunshine into your life with this track from Odesza‘s forthcoming release due later this year. Chopping up Madelyn Grant’s jazzy original “Purpose” into something nearly unrecognizable, you’re taken out of the smoky, neon-lit bar and on to the open-air, seaside dance floor.

orange smokestacks in the sunset

Leif Vollebekk – When the Subway Comes Above the Ground

There’s a certain sweetness about this Leif Vollebekk track that that mirrors its lyrics telling of nights with friends and the death of legend. The loose guitar anchors Vollebekk’s lofty vocal swings and serves as the through line that recalls the click-clack of wheels on tracks and gives way to the smooth glide of violin as it emerges from under the verse and chorus.

may mp3 roundup

Junip – Your Life, Your Call
Anxiety thrums just under the surface.

Victory – Woman
City slick.

Splashh – Sun Kissed Bliss
Perfect for a sunbleached afternoon. 

Belle Mare – The Boat of the Fragile Mind 
Slow and ghostly, a spectre of beauty.

Hospital Ships – Come Back to Life 
Staying afloat among the swells and crashes.

2012 mp3 roundup part two

All the 2012 mp3s we didn’t get out to you before the end of the year. Enjoy!

Beach Fossils – Careless

Dent May – 2099

Mount Moriah – Younger Days

Blackfeet Braves – Vicious Cycle

Dog Bite – Forever, Until

Glossary – Keep It Coming

Little Children – Hollow

The Longwalls – Kowloon

DRGN KING – 96 Tears

2012 mp3 roundup part one

All the 2012 mp3s we didn’t get out to you before the end of the year. Enjoy!

Helado Negro – Dance Ghost

GEMS – All I Ever

Heyward Howkins – Praline Country

Night Moves – Country Queen

Brave Baby – Living in a Country

The Reflections – Disconnected

The Airplanes – Paper Hearts

Grave Babies – Over and Under Ground

november mp3 roundup

Widowspeak – Ballad of the Golden Hour

The Rebel Light – My Heroes Are Dead

ELIM BOLT – Only You

Mr. Moccasin – Black on Black

The Little Ones – Argonauts

Tiger High – Be the Indian

Very Americans – Back From the Dead

november mp3 roundup

Santah – I Love the Way You Seal a Deal

Bromheads – Holding the Gun

People Get Ready – Middle Name

Skipping Girl Vinegar – You Can

Dog Bite – Prettiest Pills

The Longwalls – Big MT

Spook Houses – Bad Sound

Jonti – Saturday Night

Guy Fox – Live Forever

Crushed Out – Push Down and Twist
The Ruby Suns – Kingfisher Call Me