Magic Man: Before The Waves
Boston electropop quintet Magic Man release their mesmerizing debut today via Columbia records. Produced by Aldi Alex (Passion Pit), the record’s effusive, East Coast pop lurches backwards and forwards in time, having you simultaneously daydreaming about your childhood and dancing. Hear it on Spotify and buy it here.
Ones To Watch band Jungle's eponymous debut is available for streaming on iTunes today, along with a video premiere of their single, Time. If you’ve ever nodded along to a Bee Gees song and are in need of something to move your Tuesday along, head straight over there.
Trampled By Turtles: Wild Animals
Minnesota’s Trampled By Turtles churn out their unique brand of bluegrass-steeped folkrock once again on their elegant new record, Wild Animals. A fine balance of lovely ballads resting on the simple asceticism of mingling strings and majestic, desert road-trip ready swells, lovers of Dawes and The Avett Brothers take heed. You can stream it via NPR First Listen.
Little Daylight: Hello Memory
Brooklyn trio Little Daylight are caught throwing caution to the wind with their glimmering new synthpop offering, Hello Memory, that’s as nostalgic for the past as it is embracing of the future.Alternating between quaint upbeat electropop numbers like “Mona Lisa,” and slower-paced, electronic guitar-driven tracks, reminiscent of solo Phil Collins in the Eighties (the album’s title track, “Hello Memory,” being a fine example), the album is like a cross section of electronic pop’s evolution from the early Nineties onwards. Hear it at NPR First Listen.