Are you ready for your next Scandinavian obsession? Norwegian synth-poppers Kid Astray declare themselves ones to watch in 2014 with “No Easy Way Out.” The follow-up to 2012’s “The Mess,” their latest single is an explosive dose of synth-pop that will grab your ears upon first listen. Fans of Magic Man, Miami Horror and Olympic […]

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Magnus August Høiberg, better known as Cashmere Cat, gives Miguel‘s drugs, hugs and love song, “Do You…,” the remix treatment. Opening with his distinct, plucking arpeggios and snippets of Miguel’s distant, floating inquisitions, CC’s remix transforms the original song from a funky, soulful ballad into a futuristic hip-hop track. The Norwegian producer has drawn comparison […]

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Eye Emma Jedi‘s “Places” is the sort of guitar-driven, adrenaline-pumping indie rock we don’t nearly get enough of these days. Hailing from Norway, these Scandinavian chaps spent 100 days outside the village of Marbella on the Southern coast of Spain recording their debut album. “Places” is our first taste of said LP and reminds us […]

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Though their name sounds Asgardian, Heyerdahl ironically take their cue from Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. Like the late adventurer — who made a name for himself sailing across the Pacific in a self-made raft — Heyerdahl are charting their own territory with a unique sound worthy of a place in the Scandinavian indie music pantheon. […]

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Team Me are already getting into the holiday spirit with “Sixteen Steps,” a track off their new EP, Female Lead. The release features five new tracks, including some that were made during the recording process for their Norwegian Grammy-winning debut LP, To The Treetops. “Sixteen Steps” is a cozy number led by a finger-picked acoustic […]

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Normally I would tell you all to beware of those musical projects that are crazily over-hyped. They only tend to disappoint in the end. But around a month ago, Sub Pop filtered out Teen Dream, the new LP from Beach House, to a few select bloggers who immediately began tweeting that it was sure to […]

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