Though their name takes a cue from Game of Thrones, there’s nothing medieval about Greyjoy. The Perth duo — comprised of Karlin Courtney and Matt Crockett — doesn’t look much farther back than the 80s for inspiration, combining shimmering synths, Phoenix-like vocals and DIY production to whip up an entrancing brand of dream-pop. Case in […]

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Pacific Air (formerly known as KO KO) has offered the interwebs its very own take on Ra Ra Riot’s “When I Dream.” The sparse chamber pop of the original has been infused with some space synths and a bubbly breakdown. Pacific Air is currently touring with Ra Ra Riot, adding a whole “all in the […]

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ATG darlings Passion Pit teamed up with artist and director David Wilson for the music video for “Take a Walk,” the band’s first single off of their sophomore effort, Gossamer. The video takes divine inspiration from artist Osamu Tezuka’s animated short, “Jumping.” Everyone’s inner-child fantasy of seeing life through the lens of a bouncy ball […]

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Plastic Plates is a DJ who has the unique ability to make me dance regardless of the situation–in my chair at work, in my car, on the elliptical–you get the idea.  The LA-via-Australia producer has just put out an original called “Toys,” which is making me all sorts of nostalgic for a west coast summer. […]

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Black Light Dinner Party‘s remarkable brand of  dream-pop stole my heart last year on “Older Together,” and they’ve done it again with their new video for “Gold Chain.”  Armed with a smooth sound as captivating as their name,  “Gold Chain” transports the viewer to them realm of the disconnected; an ethereal, nostalgic world that’s as […]

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By this point, it’s safe to say that I’m going to love practically anything with Star Slinger’s name attached to it.  And this time, he’s teamed up with another ATG favorite in Body Language, some Brooklynites whom we’ve praised in the past.  The remix is Star Slinger through and through, from the rolling snares to the heavy bass […]

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I completely missed out on the Mord Fustang train, but luckily I ran into an old friend this weekend who suggested I check out his synthy disco-jam “Milky Way,” and I can safely say I’m now firmly on the bandwagon. Stream the track below, and check out more of his music over here. STREAM: Mord […]

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Cold War Kids third album, Mine is Yours, was released in the US yesterday, though some tracks (including the one below) had been floating around the internets for a few months now. After a few listens, it’s clear to me that the title track is the highlight to a solid, if unspectacular, and well polished […]

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I know I’m about, oh, a year and a half late to the U.S. Royalty party, but that’s not going to stop me from posting about a song that I literally cannot get out of my head. I downloaded “Keep it Cool” around the time that it was making it’s rounds on all the taste […]

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