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Frett – Door Open/ Door Closed

August 29, 2014

Here’s a track that we admittedly missed out on when it came out last year. And while we generally like to post fresh releases, this one’s so good that we’re making that rare exception. Frett is an emerging UK electronic duo that’s actually got some great, more recent material than our featured track “Door Open/ Door Closed”, but this track in particular is really something special. And while they aren’t the only awesome UK duo to emerge in the past couple years (thinking of Shiloh, in particular), at the rate Frett is going, they’re on their way to becoming one of Britain’s next premier acts.

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#1 Dads – Homeward Found

August 28, 2014

Yesterday was dedicated to the Melbourne electronic scene as we featured the emerging duo De̊ǰa, and today we are sticking with the same city, but shifting genres a bit as we discuss the folk rock solo endeavor of Tom Lansek, AKA #1 Dads. He’s back this week with his sophomore record About Face, the follow up to his very solid 2011 Man of Leisure debut. He’s also one half of the popular indie electro pop duo Big Scary, and considering both projects’ success it’s fair to assume he’s been rather busy the past few years. His new record has a bunch of post-worthy tracks, but the one that’s really stuck out for me so far is the closing song “Homeward Found”. It’s definitely what you’d call a slow jam as the soothing piano and guitar melodies flow together over Lansek’s nice vocal harmonies and a well-placed “woah!” sample. So if you’re in the mood for some low key tunes, be sure to check out #1 Dads new record which I consider to be one of the more complete folk rock works of the year.

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De̊ǰa – Sirens

August 27, 2014

Is it just me or does the Australian music scene seem to be ever-expanding lately? Hell, it seems like every other act we post about is coming out of there — and it’s not that we’ve got some strange obsession with Australia, that’s just where a lot of the talent seems to lie. Today’s case in point is Melbourne-based electronic duo De̊ǰa who is coming off their recently released sophomore EP Infinite Ecstatic. It features a bunch of sophisticated tracks like that of “Sirens” which seems to fluctuate between dream pop, deep house, and a the occasional touch of breakbeat, ultimately nestling itself somewhere in the middle. And while De̊ǰa continues work on expanding their brand in their native Australia, with tracks this awesome they are poised to make their way onto playlists and radio waves here in the states and across the globe in no time.

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The Drums – I Can’t Pretend

August 26, 2014

The Drums made some huge strides from their debut record to 2011’s Portamento. It’s got one of the best first halves of any record to come to mind over the past few years, with tracks like “Book of Revelation”, “Days”, and of course the smash-hit “Money” still making their monthly rounds on my playlists. And as you can imagine, their upcoming third record Encyclopedia is one that we at Lower Frequencies are pretty amped up for. They’ve released a few solid singles in the past couple weeks that give us a bit of insight into what kind of sound they’ll be featuring on the upcoming release. And while their most recent track “I Can’t Pretend” doesn’t stray too far from their prototypical sound, sometimes it’s best to stick with what works – especially if it sounds as good as this. Still, with that being said I can’t help but hear some faint traces of an act like The Pixies in this one, especially in the way they close out this ever-so catchy tune. We’ll be hoping to hear many more Drums’ jams as fresh as this one as we gear up for this release and more in what’s turning out to be an absolutely epic close out to the year.

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The Kite String Tangle – Words

August 20, 2014

After a couple years of establishing himself in the scene, it looks like Brisbane’s The Kite String Tangle is finally coming into his own as a producer and all around musician. Up until now he’s only released a couple of singles and done some nice collabos with acts like the previously featured Adventure Club, but with his debut Vessel EP release last week, I’m starting to finally get a good feel as to what this still very young producer brings to the table. He’s definitely got a knack for putting together a good chillwave tune or two, and that’s perhaps made most apparent with tracks as elegant and lovely as “Words”. And with a debut effort this solid, it’s fair to presume that The Kite String Tangle is only just getting started as one of Australia’s newest premier electronic acts.

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Saint Pepsi – Fiona Coyne

August 18, 2014

If you tend to keep a close eye on up and coming names in the indie pop scene, then you might have already caught on to Saint Pepsi’s emergence over the last year or so. The man behind the sound, Ryan DeRobertis, has already gotten some solid acclaim from mainstream blogs like GvB and Pitchfork, and for good reason. He’s an intriguing act that offers an element to his sound that most artists tend to neglect nowadays — diversity. For instance, if you compare his 2013 debut World Tour LP to more recent works like today’s “Fiona Coyne”, then you know what we mean when we say this guy doesn’t subscribe to just one sound or genre. What began as a downtempo, chilled-out “vaporwave” project has more recently transformed into the energetic, disco-pop sound like that featured in this infectiously-groovy new single. And while I have no idea if he plans to continue on this route for his next LP, it’s clear based on his previous works that whatever sonic endeavor he’s got planned next is something to get seriously excited for.

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Skrux – Infinite (feat. Anna Yvette)

August 15, 2014

Keeping with our theme of offering up some moving electronic jams this week, I’d like to point your direction towards Texas native Skrux. After getting a taste of his killer remix of Klaypex’s “Lights” earlier this year, I knew he was an act to keep an

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eye on. And I think he’s really stepped up his game with his most recent single “Infinite” feat. Anna Yvette. It’s got a sort of chillstep vibe to it reminiscent of an act that we’re quite fond of here, Ramses B. Hopefully he keeps on this same track with future releases as this budding producer continues to find his niche in the electronic community.

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Imogen Heap – Me the Machine

August 14, 2014

Imogen Heap’s 2005 LP Speak For Yourself was an album way ahead of its time. It also helped to open my eyes toward another spectrum of pop that I might have previously neglected. From then to now I’ve made some serious strides in terms of refining my musical palette, but I think it’s fair to attribute a part of my musical evolution to that record. It’s also easy to appreciate Imogen as an artist. She’s not the type to put out an album a year just for the sake of selling records. On the contrary, she’s got more of a perfectionist’s mentality as we find her coming off the release of only her fourth record over a whopping 17 year career. Her newest single “Me the Machine” off her upcoming Sparks LP is perhaps my favorite release from her since those Speak For Yourself days. It’s got the same dreamy mystique I’m used to along with a touch of some new elements that demonstrates her maturity as an artist. So keep an eye out for the highly awaited Sparks (out next week) along with other exciting releases from acts like Bahamas and Roadkill Ghost Choir.

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iamamiwhoami – Tap Your Glass

August 13, 2014

I tend to gauge how good an artist’s upcoming LP will be based on the singles leading up to it. If I am going to judge Jonna Lee, aka iamamiwhoami’s third LP Blue by that method, then it’s pretty much set up to be the album of the year. All four of her singles released this year, including her latest “Tap Your Glass”, are absolutely epic in their own respective ways. And I think it’s fair to say this newest one is the most far-out and complex of the bunch. It’s also definitely one of those “click” tracks, where one second you’re attempting to figure out its flow and groove and the next you’re fully entrenched in its dreamy, synthpop ways. So be sure to mark your calendars for the week of November 10th when the highly anticipated Blue will make its first appearance to the world.

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Bam Spacey – Upplyst

August 12, 2014

Big week of new releases to check out with acts like Porter Robinson, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, and of course FKA Twigs’ magnificent debut leading the charge. But going by our usual theme of giving the lesser known guys some exposure, we aren’t going to feature any of those more established acts. Instead, I’d like to point your attention towards Bam Spacey’s new single “Upplyst”. Based out of Sweden, this electronic producer is gearing up for his debut LP titled 1998. This is one of those lush tracks that requires you to completely tune out the outside world to fully appreciate (a decent set of headphones doesn’t hurt either). And if his upcoming record is anything as awesomely beautiful as this, then you should expect to be hearing a lot more about Bam Spacey in the coming months.

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