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on my boombox: an internet round-up

8 Mar

Alright friends, I have a lot of random music that’s exciting me lately, including some artists conveniently playing in DC this week, and I just want to share it all with you. So, in no particular order: the tunes I’m streaming over and over on Soundcloud this week.

First, let’s talk about Beach House. In 2010, Beach House helped popularize the ambient, blurry, dream-pop sound that now saturates indie music with their nearly perfect third album, Teen Dream. The tunes were sad, pensive, and oh-so-pretty, tailor made for nighttime walks and the soundtrack of a Zooey Deschanel movie.

After a two year hiatus, murmurs of a new album started circulating in recent weeks. True to form, the group reentered the game in achingly subtle fashion, simply tweeting “Hello again” with a link to their new single, “Myth.”  Welcome to your makeout anthem of spring 2012:

Beach House, “Myth” 

Next up: Niki and the Dove. This Swedish duo has been rocking my world with all of their drama and witchiness and storytelling since October 2011 when they dropped The Drummer EP. The  video for their single “The Fox” perfectly illustrates their intrigue–it’s a fantasy sci-fi synthesizer head trip, and I can’t get enough.

DC residents, how lucky are we? Niki and the Dove are in town tomorrow night for All Things Gold 008 at U Street Music Hall, along with Gordon Voidwell and Lightwaves. Happy Thursday!

Niki and the Dove, “The Fox”

Lastly, a cover involving two artists I love so much I nearly screamed when I found this. I’m sorry guys, I can’t hype this- it’s too much awesome already.    

Sleigh Bells, “Irreplaceable” (Beyonce cover) 

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