Young the Giant, formerly know as The Jakes, have been around since 2004, but have gained a lot of exposure recently with their songs being used on numerous TV shows. They were the act this year who played at the MTV Music Awards, and everybody said, “Who are they?” Well they are pretty damn good. The song they performed on the show was “My Body.” But ever since hearing “Cough Syrup,” I give these guys credit, they definitely have some range and should be around for a while. “Cough Syrup,” has kind of a Mumford and Sons feel to it. Enjoy. (Thanks Denise for the correction)
We have already heard 3 or 4 remixes of this song, and to be honest I am already listening to “Paradise,” and waiting for those remixes to appear. However with the late addition, comes none other than Avicii, with his take on the song. Avicii’s mix is more organic and instead of just cutting the song up and mixing it you can hear him add his own melodies and make this truly a entirely different song.
Coldplay – Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (Avicii Mix)
Anonymity appears to be a theme today, but I came across this track and had to post it. It appears nothing, and I mean nothing, is known of Ms Mr. This duo brings a Florence + The Machine-esque sound with heavy drums and a voice that’s both beautiful and somewhat haunting. For more off their album, Ghost City USA, check out their bandcamp site.
Monarchy is an electro-pop duo out of London, who similarly to the Gorillaz at the start of their career, refuse to show their faces. In reading up on these guys, it doesn’t seem like it’s all a gimmick either, rather for the sake of being judged on their music rather than appearances or personal lives. Regardless, this track is one I can’t get out of my head. Hit play and enjoy.
Monarchy – You Don’t Want to Dance With Me (feat. Britt Love)
AlwaysOnShuffle favorite, Avicii, takes Nicky Romero’s “Flash” and combines it with Dirty Money’s “Coming Home,” to make this masterpiece. This became one of the staples of Avicii’s shows and now has found its way onto the “Internets.” This will definitely get you ready for your weekend, Happy Friday!
It’s amazing when you meet new people and ask their musical tastes. That conversation always leads to someone discovering a band or artist they have never listened to before. With as much music as I listen to, I am still introduced to bands I have never heard of. Case in point was when I was asked if I like Cold War Kids, I had no idea who they were or what they sang. So I went home and started listening to their catalog, and that’s when I came upon this gem. This four piece band from Long Beach, who have only been around since 2004, have released several albums in a short period. Their latest album, Mine Is Yours, enlisted Kings of Leon’s producer, and you can hear that influence in the album. Mine Is Yours in stores now.