Back again for another week of indie music. If you were with us last week, you already know that the audio player on the site will get you through all the tracks, just start the first one and enjoy. These songs are also completely downloadable off the site, so have at it and have fun. If you want to post your own playlists, review albums, or movies, or you’re in a band/are a DJ and want your music featured on the LDU e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Enough talking. More musicking (yeah, I stuck with it like you knew I would).
Zorch – Zut Alore! – This song has a 3 minute intro of awesome that is just… well… awesome. And when the vocals come in with “Giant surprise: We are lizards disguised, and we’re controlling your lives with trilateral spies” the awesome only gets awesomer.
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Lady Jesus – My favourite song on this playlist. I’m actually playing it over again for the 3rd time as I’m typing this. Anyway, this band is from Denmark and hasn’t had a ton of success, but has gotten some solid nods from acts like Winehouse and Perry as openers, and Apple for a commercial. This week’s pick for bands to look out for. Listen again for the first time.
Zero 7 – Swing – This is my first album co-sign for the week. Get a hold of Yeah Ghost if you haven’t already. This is one of those bands that you’ve been listening to for a while, and probably without knowing it. They’ve had songs on shows like Raising Helen, Smallville, Sex and the City, and House to name a few. This alone doesn’t warrant a co-sign, as this band is eclectic as all hell, and utilizes a number or different sounds on the album. This track in particular closes out with some steel pan-esque instruments = key to my heart.
I Was Totally Destroying It – Come Out, Come Out – A five piece band, with (you guessed it) a female lead vocalist, Rachel Hirsch, backed by some solid horn playing and electric guitar driven melody.
Land Of Talk – May You Never – Solid track from some fellow Canucks. I said it on my last playlist – I’m a sucker for the uptempo, insane drum lines, and the female voice. Fun and Laughter is my other co-sign album on this list. There’s an eerie and utter darkness to the opening sequences of this song that are truly awe-inspiring.
New Found Land – Leave It Behind – More of an electronic edge than the Land of Talk track, but once again- a very distinct female voice, with some pretty dope lyrics.
Brite Lite Brite – I Just Want U 2 Myself – Described by some as a “female led Daft Punk” this band has a lot of drive musically, which is oddly counterbalanced by the lead singer’s sultry vocals.Check out their album Universe Universe if you haven’t already.
My First Earthquake – Sweet Frown – This one gets kind of repetitive after a while, but lyrically so entertaining. My favourite line would have to be “I think I called your girlfriend fat, and stole a song from Ratatat, and now I know what lawsuits feel like!” = gold.
The Flaming Lips – Silver Trembling Hands – One of my love-hate bands, as sometimes I actually can’t stand these guys, but this song drives with a quarter note baseline and screams adrenaline as it careens through crazy-town… I like this song.
Frank Turner – Sunday Nights – Pulling into the driveway after the football game. That’s what this reminds me of. Don’t ask me to explain. Listen to the song and tell me I’m wrong.
5 Cent Theatre – Shifting Sands – A solid down-tempo track as I wind down the list. I’ll for sure have more from 5 Cent as the weeks go on. Musically a very full approach to production. I’m a huge fan of the strings. No big deal.
Sherlock’s Daughter – Song for Old People – Another song that I actually replay three times every time I hear it. I effing love this song. Such a dope vibe throughout.
Chug a beer, have sex with a bassist from a band nobody’s heard of.
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