March 2011

Javiera Mena – “Hasta la verdad”

“Hasta La Verdad”, is the first cut from Javiera’s new album titled Mena. The record was in the works for over 3 years, a long gap in which the Chilean artist refined her youthful fixation into pop prisms. Everything brilliantly captured and elevated by Cristian Heyne, the genius producer of Esquemas Juveniles and other great Chilean landmarks including Gepe’s latest Audiovision.”

“Hasta La Verdad” reveals itself as a utopian universe of its own, with tumbling unassuming vocals, disco strings (by the great Kelley Polar), and striking reflective lyrics. It’s flowery, shimmering and very flirtatious. It might not be as immediate and accessible as any of her past singles, but it only takes a few spins to roll with it and discover its greatness.”

Javiera Mena – “Hasta la verdad

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The One AM Radio – “Sunlight”

The One AM Radio is a quartet based in Los Angeles, where the sun hasn’t completely thawed their New England roots. The project is led by Yale graduate Hrishikesh Hirway who’s goal is to make music about the feeling you get while driving home fast, late at night, through half-empty streets. “Sunlight” is the latest single off their new album Heaven is attached by a single thread which will be released Aprill 12th on Dangerbird Records. You can get this track for free by liking their Facebook page. Bless up!

The One AM Radio – “Sunlight

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Friendly Fires – “Skeleton Boy”

It doesn’t always take flashy computer-generated effects to make a visually stunning video. The three band members of Friendly Fires were outfitted in black suits covered with double-sided sticky tape that caught bean bag balls to form the outline of skeletons on their bodies. Cool song and an even cooler video. Turn this up, DANCE, and then do it again!

Here is a new track from them entitled “Live those days tonight.” Be on the look out for their album out May 24th. Bless up! Friendly Fires – “Live those days tonight”

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NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: Local Natives

With our second reference to their live show, we have noticed that the Local Natives’ members have an infectious way of delivering their sunny melodies and Afrobeat rhythms through an acoustic set. Here is the indie-rock band playing for a NPR Tiny Desk Concert with the set list of: Wide Eyes, Cards and Quarters, and Airplanes. Take some time to watch and listen. Bless!

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RastaMonday – (Johhny Osbourne – “We need love”)

Johnny Osbourne is a popular reggae and dancehall singer, who rose to success in the late 1970s and mid 1980s. His album Truths and Rights was his second studio album and it was recorded in 1979 for Studio 1 after his return to Jamaica from Canada. I absolutely love this record and thought it would be perfect for the second installment of “RastaMonday”. Fulljoy the sights and sounds of Jamaica as you take in this beautifully clipped music video. Bless :)

Johnny Osbourne – “We need love

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