How do you like your pop? A mix of sun, sand, and fun? Ghost Beach might just be your thing. The New York duo make, self-described “tropical grit-pop”, and while their latest track “Miracle” might not be very gritty at all, it’s definitely tropical. It’s a shame Australia is moving into winter right now, but if you’re heading somewhere warm and pleasant over the next few months, this might be just the right song to soundtrack it all. The pulsing bright rhythms are sure to bring a smile or two.
Take a listen below, and grab a free download at their website in exchange for your e-mail address.
Photo via Ghost Beach’s website.
I am actually really impressed with The Falls. In a world where I’ve become increasingly tired of half-inspired, dull, cookie-cutter folk acts, they’ve come right out of the blue to nail this one – and it’ll be a disappointment if it doesn’t explode and get them what they deserve! It’s a wonderful single, with all of the right hooks and harmonies. Their debut EP is going to be something to watch out for!
Be warned though: the video creates a rather unnerving contrast between the sweet melodies and the dark imagery. Listening without the visuals is an entirely different experience.
Update: Don’t forget to grab a free download from their triple j Unearthed page!
Photo via The Falls’ Facebook page.
Californian indie duo The Dodos have just released their new clip for “Good”, from their latest album No Color. It’s one of the most interesting albums I’ve heard this year, and the video is a very cool take on the traditional “band playing their instruments together” clip. The Dodos really bring credit back to the idea of a duo (even if they do play live with an extra member), and it’s refreshing to be reminded once again (thanks Japandroids) that two people can create some brilliant music without a full band behind them.
Check it out over here at Pitchfork!