It doesn’t get much simpler than Tobias Jesso Jr.‘s “Just A Dream.” Armed with nothing but his vocals and keys, the Vancouver-based artist produces a song that’s beautiful as it is haunting thanks to some subtle effects. Imagine a Paul McCartney ballad being played through an old dusty VHS and you’ll get the idea. Give […]

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Piano balladeering is not uncommon in indie circles these days, but they mostly center around sad and sweet numbers that are either quirky and cute or heartbreakingly melancholic. Brooklyn duo Bridget And The Squares are showing off why everyone else is doing it wrong, using those keys to church out tracks that are macabre, sinister […]

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Nemo got you pent up in your east coast loft for the foreseeable future? Do yourself a favor and have a listen to Julianna Barwick‘s newest  piano-driven opus (pianopus?), “Pacing.” The track, set for a very-limited 7″ release via Suicide Squeeze on March 5th, captures the essence of staring out your bedroom window, still wrapped […]

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BBC Sound of 2013 nominees Kodaline make their first mark of the year with a new track, “High Hopes.” The Irish four-piece’s inspiring, piano-led number comes with a video — streamable in the UK only for now — starring Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham, which you can watch here. Kodaline’s The High Hopes EP […]

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