There’s nothing we love more than a catchy California rock song, and White Dove definitely delivers. The quartet cites influences from Fleetwood Mac and The Byrds, while vocalist Alex Johnstone channels her inner Mazzy Star on “Caroline.” This track will appear on the band’s forthcoming release via Ring The Alarm (formerly White Iris Records), and we’re really feeling the West Coast beach vibes.
Angus & Julia Stone
It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from the Australian brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone since they separated a few years back to work on their respective solo careers. Luckily, Rick Rubin was able to convince the siblings to reunite and the result is something magical. “A Heartbreak” — one of the first singles from the band’s upcoming self-titled album — shows Angus & Julia Stone’s ability to make melancholy yet upbeat tracks that are unbelievably haunting. Needless to say this track has made us fall in love with the pair all over again.
“I Love You Money”
Lowell isn’t your average pop songstress, which is probably why we’ve been so drawn to her echoing vocals. “I Love You Money” is the first track from her upcoming debut, We Loved Her Dearly, via Arts & Crafts due out September 16. Lowell isn’t afraid to push gender boundaries and vie for women’s rights — which is something we completely get behind (and love).
Death From Above 1979
It's been about 10 years since DFA 1979 released its only studio album You're A Woman, I'm A Machine, but the guys are back with a new track that reminds us what we've been missing all these years. "Trainwreck 1979" features the familiar, energetic sound the band has been known for coupled with raspy vocals and piano melodies. This sampling of what's to come from its new record The Physical World has us antsy and dancing once again.
“L O N E R”
Crossing genres from R&B to pop, Marz Leon has created a blend of gorgeous, dark sounds that are incredibly enticing. Self-described as a “L O N E R,” Leon has always been a super independent woman and has shown her ability to reflect a unique kind of emotional rawness in her music. We have to say we’re really digging her penchant for honesty.