Montreal-based outfit Winter Gloves made a name for itself last year by drumming up frosty pop jams and throwing (literally) copies of its Let Me Drive EP off the stage at performances. Now the band gears up for the release of its debut full-length, About a Girl, with this Casio keyboard-drenched number. About a Girl is out March 24 via Paper Bag.
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Ramona Gonzalez and Emily Jane, collectively known as minimalist dream-pop duo Nite Jewel, start our morning off with this track from their forthcoming debut full-length, Good Evening. Nothing like a few wobbly synths and some reverb-drenched vocals to get the day started. Good Evening is out March 17. Photo by Cap'n John.
Self-proclaimed beatsmith and mistress of ceremonies Vanese Smith (a.k.a. Pursuit Grooves) displays here rhythm skills here, weaving laptop-generated beats with sharp synths on this track off her latest full-length. Wild Art Forestry is out now on What Rules.
As a producer, Jimmy Tamborello has involved himself in everything from bleep-driven electronics as James Figurine to dream-pop as one half of The Postal Service. For his latest project under his Dntel guise, he'll release a three-CD set entitled Early Works for Me if it Works For You II, which finds him inspired by the likes of Aphex Twin, Mu-Ziq, and other sample-based electronic music. Early Works for Me if it Works For You II will be released April 14.
There are still several weeks until Gui Boratto finally takes our breath away with a follow-up to 2007's Chromophobia. In the meantime, relax your ears with this soothing, melodic techno jam off the new album. Take My Breath Away is out March 23. Photo by Nino.
Fans of Deerhoof, The Mae Shi, or post-punk in general should enjoy this track, the first offering of 2009 from Oakland, CA-based trio Tempo No Tempo. Rumor has it that big plans are afoot for the band this year (which include SXSW appearances), but in the meantime, keep this guitar-laden track, along with 2007's Repetition EP, on rotation.
Feel-good synth-pop is all fine and well, but The Secret Handshake's vocoder-heavy original version of "Summer of '98" trembles in comparison to this remix of the track. Milan-based duo Crookers has worked its magic and transformed the number into a hypnotic, hard-hitting rave anthem that's at least a few worlds away from the original. Meanwhile, The Secret Handshake's new album, My Name Up In Lights, will drop April 21 on Triple Crown.
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