My girl crush knows no bounds with the California sister trifecta that is: HAIM. The band just dropped a new single called “Send Me Down” and it’s basically going to be the soundtrack of my life for the next month. They’ve perfect that heavy base drum sound of 90s pop, taking cues from Fleetwood Mac to Janet Jackson. I’m obsessed. Let me be your fourth sister, HAIM.
Every 8 weeks, Mercedes-Benz releases a mixed tape featuring 10 up-and-coming artists from around the world under the Mixed Tape Music section of mb! Magazine. The latest release, “Prime Choices”, includes artwork by Sage Vaughn.
Watch an interview with Sage Vaughn and download the mix below!
I’ve written about The Tree Ring before, and for good reason – I feel like their one of the last of the secret bands out there. The ones who fly under the radar and you feel that soon might change. Known only to a gang of folks in the San Diego area, they slow the breath of anyone who sits cross legged at one of their shows, playing in secret forests, leaving clues along the way.
They make shrines of nature in their sound, swelling strings and the squeak of acoustic guitar make everything sound holy. You’ll hear Andrew Bird and Bowerbirds in them. Listen to a new track, below and watch a video on their recording process here, because it takes a village…
I’ve been loving Melody’s Echo Chamber, her latest track “Endless Shore” was recorded by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and covered by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. You can definitely hear the psych-tinged influence of Tame Impala (is anyone else highly anticipating their release??) Her split 7″ with Unknown Mortal Orchestra is due July 31st via Fat Possum. Check out the track below.