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Little Dragon

Song: Ritual Union
Album: Ritual Union
Genre: electronic, trip-hop, indietronica, dream pop, neo soul
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/littledragon
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/LittleDragon

Little Dragon is an electronic music group formed in 2006 and based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band is made up of Yukimi Nagano (vocals), Fredrick Källgren (bass), Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards) and Erik Bodin (drums). To date, they have released three studio albums: Little Dragon (2007), Machine Dreams (2009) and Ritual Union (2011).

Nagano and Bodin play live with José González. Bodin also drums with Peps Perrson, a Swedish blues/reggae artist. Swedish electronic jazz duo Koop’s albums Waltz for Koop and Koop Islands feature Yukimi Nagano’s vocals on several tracks.

The band collaborated with Gorillaz on two tracks (“Empire Ants” and “To Binge”) from their 2010 released album, Plastic Beach. Little Dragon also collaborated with Maximum Balloon (the solo project of David Andrew Sitek, producer and member of TV On The Radio), for one track entitled “If You Return”. In 2011, the band’s collaboration with SBTRKT on “Wildfire” was released as the lead single from his self-titled debut LP. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

Today’s song was discovered thanks to Consequence of Sound’s Spotify Playlist by Kevin Barnes of the band Of Montreal. The entire playlist can be found here.

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Posted by on February 6, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Austra

Song: Lose It
Album: Feel It Break
Genre:  electronic, female vocalist, experimental
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/austra
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Austra

Austra are an electronic band from Toronto, ON, Canada comprising Katie Stelmanis (principal songwriter), Maya Postepski, and Dorian Wolf. They débuted with the single “The Beat And The Pulse” (November 2010, One Big Silence), and their latest release is the remix album “Sparkle” (July 2011, Domino) .

Their debut album album, “Feel It Break” (May 2011, Domino), came after a long sequence of bands for Stelmanis, representing a near ten year musical progression performing as an artist, then fleshed-out by a full band. More settled and dominant than ever, the band’s sound represents Stelmanis’ influences tightened into a shiny metal ball — pianos give way to keyboards as songs build and pull, their urgent, dark melodies arpeggiating through multiple synthesizers, wrapping themselves around Stelmanis’ voice.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Santigold

Song: Creator
Bonus Song: Starstruck
Album: Santogold
Genre: electronic, indie, alternative, dub
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/santigold
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Santigold

Santigold (born Santi White on September 25, 1976) is a musician, songwriter and producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States who formerly went under the stage name Santogold. She is perhaps best known for the song L.E.S. Artistes which became a hit in the UK and on American alternative radio. According to Songfacts, she was originally nicknamed “Santogold” by a classmate back in the 1980s because of her sister-girl style. In February 2009, she officially changed her stage name to Santigold as a result of infomercial jeweller Santo Gold threatening legal action against White and her label Downtown Records.

White was lead singer of the Philadelphia-based punk rock band Stiffed, but while in the band, she was offered a solo contract. Working with fellow Stiffed member John Hill as co-producer, she recorded her debut album, Santogold, which was released in April 2008. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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The Naked and Famous

Song: Young Blood
Album: The Naked and Famous
Genre:  indie, electronic, electropop, indie pop
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thenakedandfamous
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/TheNakedAndFamous

The Naked and Famous are a five piece indie band hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. The band comprises of Thom Powers, Alisa Xayalith, Aaron Short, David Beadle and Jesse Wood. According to the Young Blood Songfacts, they took the name from a line in UK trip hop singer-songwriter Tricky’s track, Tricky Kid.

After their initial formation in 2008, their debut album “Passive Me, Aggressive You” was released on the “Somewhat Damaged” label during September 2010. The single “Young Blood” debuted at number one on the New Zealand chart – the first New Zealand artist to do so in three years. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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