End of Month List, Music

February 2015 New Music

Here’s the list of my favorite new releases from February!

Play-Normal-iconFebruary Short Playlist

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Best Alternative R&B

I’m transfixed by this twin sister (Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz) debut. Their name is pronounced, “ee-bey-ee.” According to Pitchfork writer, Minna Zhou, “Ibeyi is the Yoruba term for the divine spirit that exists between twins.” Watch the official video for “Mama Says” and “River.”

IbeyiIbeyi – Ibeyi

  • Genre – Alternative R&B
  • From – Paris, France; Cuba
  • Fav Tracks – Mama Says, Oya, River, Ghosts, Think of You, Stranger/Lover, Singles
  • Recommended Tracks – Oya, Ghosts, River, Think of You, Behind the Curtain, Stranger/Lover, Mama Says, Weatherman, Faithful, Yanira, Singles

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Best Electronic

Check out Deacon’s quirky music video for the single, “Feel the Lightning.”

Gliss RifferDan Deacon – Gliss Riffer

  • Genre – Experimental Electronic
  • From – Baltimore, MD
  • Fav Tracks – Feel the Lightning, Meme Generator, Learning to Relax, Mind On Fire
  • Recommended Tracks – Feel the Lightning, Sheathed Wings, When I was Done Dying, Meme Generator, Mind On Fire, Learning to Relax, Take it to the Max, Steely Blues

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Best Folk

Former Fleet Foxes drummer, John Tillman, offers snarky, yet soul-affecting singer-songwriter songs just a bit removed from the standard fare. Catch his performance for David Letterman here.

I Love You HoneybearFather John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

  • Genre – Indie Folk
  • From – Baltimore, MD
  • Fav Tracks – Bored in the USA, I Love You Honeybear, Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins), Ideal Husband, I Went To The Store One Day
  •  Recommended Tracks – I Love You Honeybear, Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins), True Affection, The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apt, When You’re Smiling And Astride Me, Nothing Good Ever Happens At The Goddamn Thirsty Crow, Strange Encounter, The Ideal Husband, Bored in the USA, Holy Shit, I Went To The Store One Day

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Best Electro-Pop-Rock Mash-up

Shedding SkinGhostpoet – Shedding Skin

  • Genre – Experimental Electronic/Pop/Rock
  • Fav Tracks – Sorry My Love It’s You Not Me, Off Peak Dreams, X Marks the Spot, Shedding Skin
  • Recommended Tracks – Off Peak Dreams, X Marks the Spot, Shedding Skin, The Ring Down the Drain Kind of Feeling, Sorry My Love It’s You Not Me, Better Not Butter

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Best Under the Radar

Here you’ll find a taste of California via a new take on the Sunshine Pop sound.

Talent Night at the AshramSonny and the Sunsets – Talent Night at the Ashram

  • Genre – Indie Pop
  • From – San Francisco, CA
  • Fav Tracks – Happy Carrot Health Food Store, The Application, Blot Out the Sun
  • Recommended Tracks – The Application, Cheap Extensions, Talent Night at the Ashram, Alice Leaves for the Mountains, Happy Carrot Health Food Store, Blot Out the Sun, Baby Jokin

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Play-Normal-iconFebruary 2015 Long Playlist

 

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