Xylos – DNA

Your ears will thank you for putting on DNA by Xylos, a Brooklyn-based band that's defining modern synthpop in all the right ways. Everything here is where it's supposed to be and in exactly the right amounts. And it's just one of five triumphs that...

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Bombino – Azamane Tilliade

Meshing Tuareg rhythms of the Sahara with gritty blues-rock of the States, Niger-born guitarist Goumar "Bombino" Almoctar has sculpted a mesmerizing sound that spans two continents, thousands of miles and decades of bloody political conflict. Following the international success of his solo album Agadez, he...

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FIDLAR – Stoked and Broke

It's been a long week of work and and now that it's finally over I'm ready to get shitty with the dirty, dark garage rock of FIDLAR. This track off their self-titled debut album is a musical middle finger your parents would not approve of. Skating,...

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Kidnap Kid – Animaux

Things are going well for UK-based Kidnap Kid aka Mark Relton. He just graduated from university, he finished a new EP yesterday and, oh yeah, he won iTunes US Best Electronic Song of 2012 for his debut release "Vehl" on budding indie Black Butter Records....

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Le Couleur – Voyage Amoureux

***NEW CONTRIBUTOR ALERT*** Who’s making better synth pop than the French these days? The answer: nobody. The proof: check out this infectious dance tune from Montreal quartet Le Couleur. The first track off their newly released (and beautifully crafted) EP Voyage Love has everything going for it –...

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