Listen to “Electricity” by Dream Chief

Dream Chief

Indianapolis cousins, Luke and John Tuttle are a great, new electro-dance-pop duo that is starting to ignite the cornfields, clubs, and warehouse parties of the midwest. The cousins aim to spread love and energy to all humans through a dreamy 80’s synth-pop sound that is riddled with catchy guitar leads and layered synthesizers. Dream Chief has recently self-released their EP, Movement – a five-song effort that you can download at CD Baby.

Listen to more at Dream Chief’s Soundcloud, Spotify, or on iTunes.

Stream : Yuko Yuko : Babes EP

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One of the most exciting releases for us this year comes from Holland’s Elias Elgersma and his project Yuko Yuko. He has made a name for himself over the last few years with an expansive selection of material via his Bandcamp, but Babes is by far his best and most compelling effort to date.

With eight tracks clocking in just under 30-minutes, the EP mixes ’80s laced guitar lines and groggy off-center harmonies. Think a rawer version of Wild Nothing trapped in a room of smoky haze. The EP was just released today, but you can find the full stream of it below and purchase here.

Song : Pawws : “Sugar”

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We have talked a bunch about North London’s Lucy Taylor, better known under her stage moniker Pawws. After several great songs, she will be releasing her debut EP, Sugar, on June 17th through Best Fit Recordings. It only makes sense for the saccharine heavy pop singer reveals offers the title track “Sugar” as the first taste. It is full of seductive and slow-winding synths and could easily be mistaken for a Kylie Minogue song. Listen below.


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L.A.’s BEGINNERS is the project singer Samantha Barbera and producer Nick Ruth. The pair came back together after they both went to support their former drummer in Foster the People, who was in their previous project together, Malbec. At that point, Barbera was in a punk band Holy Fever and Ruth was producing artist, including Active Child and Mikky Ekko, most notably. What started as just a fun little project turned into something more serious after the first night when the pair realized that they “were onto something.”

On March 25th, they will be releasing their debut self-titled EP. The five songs that make up the EP gently navigate and weave elements of garage rock, electronic, and pop music. You will hear vocal intonations similar to the likes of Santigold and musical construction that could fit quite well next to Phantogram. There are no filler tracks on this release and, with that being said, you get the impression that this duo are still just scratching surface of their potential with even better material to come. We have the EP below for you consume in its entirety before its release next week. You can pre-order the album here.

Stream : SAINT PEPSI : Gin City EP

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SAINT PEPSI, the project of Boston College student Ryan DeRobertis, has been gaining fans and attention at a rapid rate. His eclectic sense of musical composition and mixing sounds that shouldn’t work together has led us to his new EP, Gin City, the follow-up from last year’s Hit Vibes LP. We have already heard “Mr. Wonderful” and probably his best work to day, “Baby,” from it, but now he has given the world a stream of the EP in full. Give it a spin below and you’ll understand quite quickly what all of the buzz is about. You can download it for the price of your choosing here.

Download : Ed Thomas : Outlaws EP

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We believe that newcomer Ed Thomas is a name you should keep tabs on. His appealing blend of R&B electro-pop is so delicious that you can’t help but go back for additional servings. We absolutely adored the slick production of “On My Way” and subsequent tracks “Hurt” and “Away.” A three are a part of the five-song Outlaw EP that he is insanely offering up for the price of your email. A fair trade, if you ask us. We highly suggest grabbing this before you are willfully ponying up cash for his hard work. You can get it here and stream it below.

EP Stream : Shy for Shore : 1985

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If the name of their new EP, 1985, doesn’t give it away, Amsterdam-based Shy for Shore find their sound deeply indebted to the 80s and, as a child of said decade, we couldn’t love it more. The dreampop duo released independently the EP Sometimes It’s A Heartbreak Not To Introduce Yourself earlier this year and have been slowly gaining steam that led to signing with Brilliance Records (Kid Astray, Philco Fiction, Tôg) for the release of the 1985.

The EP plays out like a teenage drama that would make Molly Ringwald proud. The pair use calculating synths and heavy bass laced under lovelorn lyrics with the emotive charge of teen love. Don’t be surprised if we get a full-length from this promising act in 2014.