XXYYXX – About You
Tanlines – Real Life
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
Kanye West & Jay Z – Otis
Gypsy and the Cat – Time to Wander
Seabellies – Trans Ending
Miami Horror – Sometimes
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Theophilus London – Flying Overseas
Eminem – Love the Way You Lie
Jónsi – Animal Arithmetic
Chromeo – Don’t Turn the Lights On
N.A.S.A. – Strange Enough (feat. Karen O, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, & Fatlip)
Wavves – No Hope Kids
Beach House – A Walk in the Park
Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union
Husky Rescue – They Are Coming
Male Bonding – Years Not Long
The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
Tame Impala – Solitude is Bliss
Foals – Spanish Sahara
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar
Chester French – She Loves Everybody
Massachusetts-based duo Chester French get all cutesy with babes and knuckledusters. Pharrell likes them so much he reportedly signed them to Star Trak. There is something a bit Alex Turner in the lyrics and the lilt of this guys voice. Me likey.
Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight
I saw these guys a week or two back when they played live on Letterman and had to share! Apart from having a radtastic name, they sound damn good.
Jay-Z + Santogold – Brooklyn Go Hard
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Tame Impala – Half Full Glass of Wine
Psychedelic rock from some lads in Perth.
M.I.A. – Down in the Hole
M.I.A. is one of my fave artists and The Wire is my fave TV Show so, naturally, I love this track. The Bonafide Hustler and Blaqstarr colabbed for this mash up/cover of Tom Waits’ Down in the Hole. The vid was reportedly thrown together for $9.95.
Beck – Gamma Ray Redux
Beck’s new Gamma Ray video features style icon Chloe Sevigny shimmying in a top hat and just being, well, like, you know, supercool. Enjoy!
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream
The Sleepy Jackson’s Luke Steele and Pnau’s Nick Littlemore have teamed up to create Empire of the Sun. The sound is psychedelic. Phoenix + MGMT = Empire of the Sun.
Lykke Li & Bon Iver – Dance Dance Dance
Lykke Li mixes her adorable playground scats and spoken-word whispers with the lo-fi neo-soul/folk of Bon Iver. The pair met up in LA and it was a match made in indie heaven. There is something indelibly sexy about kooky Swedish girls. <sigh>
Janelle Monae – Many Moons
Andre 3000 + Shirley Bassey = Janelle Monae. My mate Seiji tipped me off on Janelle. In his words “this girl is hotter than my bath water”. I concur.
The Do – On My Shoulders
Cute Franco-Finnish pop with a bit of bite. I love this girls voice!
Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning
80s infused pop rock with big production, big choruses and big synths. She’s a Kiwi but - just like Crowded House and Russell Crowe - Australia is claiming her as our own.
Prototypes – Je Ne Te Connais Pas
Dirty Parisian electro pop. The clip is directed by Oliver ‘Twist’ Gondry – brother of famed film director, Michel. This song is destined to be number one on my playlist.