July 8, 2014 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.
July 8, 2014 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.
July 8, 2014 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.
July 7, 2014 Download Mixtape | Free Mixtapes Powered by DatPiff.com The long awaited sequel to Lil Durk's Signed to the Streets, has finally arrived. Signed to the Streets 2 may well be the most significant album from Chicago’s drill movement since Chief Keef’s Finally Rich. The album exudes a Chicago feel with production done by the notable Young Chop, Murda Beats, Cardo, and more. Furthermore, the project boasts features from Migos, French Montana, and Johnny May Cash. From a quick listen, Durk’s new mixtape seems to be a well-produced dedication to the streets that molded this young prodigious rapper. This past month felt like a year as Durk tantalized us with the release of this album, but its finally here and Ones to Watch is excited to celebrate with all other fellow Durk fanatics! Look out for a more complete review of the album to come in the next couple days, but in the mean time enjoy the mixtape!
July 7, 2014 You might remember Jake Miller, the 21-year-old rapper and songwriter who went from posting songs on YouTube to making his debut as an opener for Snoop Lion. Miller, who is currently in the studio recording, gives us a peek at his new material and his sentimental side with “First Flight Home.”