Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Set Sail - The Boat Song (Video)

Australian indie pop band, Set Sail, released this track from their latest offering, The Riley Moore EP. It's only $1 for 4 tracks including this magical delight above. The track is free if you sign up for their mailing list via facebook, however, no tengo un facebook. So I splurged and spent the dollar to get mine. Purchase the Riley Moore EP at Set Sail's BandCamp page.

Lady Danville - Better Side (Video)

The indie-pop trio from L.A. has some new visuals from their Operating EP. The EP is 3 songs but totally worth every penny. Can't wait for an album from these guys. Their EP is available now on iTunes.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lupe Fiasco - ...And He Gets The Girl

This isn't a new song by any means, matter fact, it's actually a pre F&L track. I mentioned this track to my friend and he brought it to my attention that he had never heard it. Then I thought, "what if others haven't heard it? I must go forth into the world and share this magical musical masterpiece!" Ok, so maybe it didn't go down exactly like that, but you get the idea. Anyways, enjoy. (Side Note: If you're having trouble placing what track he's using, it's N.E.R.D.'s "Maybe" track off of "Fly or Die")


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kindness - Gee Up (Video)

UK artist, Kindness is getting ready to release his debut album, "World, You Need A Change Of Mind" on 3/19/12. "Gee Up" was actually released a couple of years ago but Kindness recently re-released the video as an extended cut. The track itself is only about 1:47 and honestly has to be one of the most addictive/infectious songs I've ever heard. I must have played the track about 10 times just looking up info on the artist (which seems to be scarce).

Caves - Eleven Twenty

L.A. producer/singer Luka Cage recently released his FreEP, "When You Were Partying, I Was Dying" on his digital label Absent Fever. "Eleven Twenty" is the first track (of four) and it's a hell of an introduction. Kind of sounds like The Strokes meets Kill Bill. Can't wait to hear more from Caves and make sure you check out his FreEP at his BandCamp page.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

B.o.B. - So Good (Stream)

Bobby Ray decided to give us a stream of his new single off of his sophomore album, "Strange Clouds", due out 5/1/12. Available now on iTunes.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wild Child - Pillow Talk (Video)

The video really says it all. Just a beautiful song from the Indie-folk band from Austin, TX. "Pillow Talk" is the title track off of their debut album that was released in October of 2011. Amazon is currently out of stock of their cd so it looks like you'll have to purchase their album from their website.

Childish Gambino - Heartbeat (Justin Faust Remix)

German producer, Justin Faust, recently released his remixed version of Childish Gambino's "Heartbeat". He really gave it the disco treatment making this a bit less personal than the original, but so much more fun and addicting. The beat drops out for at the beginning of the verse, but it give it a few bars and the beat comes back huge.


Rhye - Open

Not much is known about this duo originally from Europe (I think) and now working out of L.A. Their sound is somewhat like Francis & The Lights with a bit more pop. Needless to say, this is sex music (*unz..unz..unz*). Open is the first single off of their Open EP, which is available now on iTunes. So check out the track below which the band is giving away free via their SoundCloud.


The Kooks - Naive (Jean Tonique Remix)

French producer, Jean Tonique, decided to remix what is arguably my favorite track from The Kooks. Tonique really did an excellent job of adding an electronic vibe to the song without detracting from awesomeness of the original.


Spree Wilson - Sharpshooter (Video x Audio)

New music from Spree Wilson. "Sharpshooter" is off of his upcoming project, "The Spark", coming soon. Audio below.


Fun. - Some Nights (Album Stream)

Indie-pop band, Fun. are returning with their sophomore release, Some Nights on 2/21/12. The band was cool enough to stream their album on SoundCloud so hopefully after taking a listen, you'll make the purchase.

Monday, February 6, 2012

OK Go - Needing/Getting (Video)

This video is just amazing. For their newest video, Chicago band, OK Go, have rigged a Chevy Sonic with all sorts of gadgets and utensils on the exterior of the car. Those gadgets would then be used to play over 1400 instruments plotted out across this desert course. I'm seriously struggling to describe this video so just do us all a favor and watch it. I've only listened to one album from OK Go and while I thoroughly enjoyed, I just never got around to checking out more of their stuff. After watching this video, I will be buying their latest 2010 release, Of The Blue Colour of the Sky ("Needing/Getting" is on that album). And to top it all off, the song is awesome.

The Knocks - Midnight City ft. Mandy Lee (M83 Cover) (Video x Audio)

One of my favorite production teams, The Knocks, dropped this cover today of M83's Midnight City with the assistance of the lovely Mandy Lee. I swear, everything The Knocks do, is awesome. Plus, they're giving the track away for free. Audio below.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Logic - Young Sinatra (Mixtape)

So a few days ago I came across Young Sinatra III and that was my introduction to DMV artist, Logic. I loved the track so much I had to find more from this dude and I found this mixtape that he dropped last year (I'm pretty sure it dropped while I was away from blogging) that is actually pretty awesome. Production is fantastic and to my surprise, he was consistently amazing lyrically and it never got tiresome. I love real lyricists but I mean seriously, I can't listen to an entire album worth of AZ, but I can definitely listen to this entire mixtape. Make sure you check it out and keep an eye out for Logic in 2012.

Beggin ft. C Dot Castro

Shine On

Let Me Go ft. Lykke Li

Download: Mediafire
01. One
02. Shine On
03. 30,000
04. All I Do
05. Sell Out Records (Skit)
06. Beggin' ft. C Dot Castro
07. Mind Of Logic ft. Camille Michelle Gray
08. Champagne Thoughts (Interlude)
09. Are You Ready ft. Phil Ade
10. Highs & Lows
11. Addiction
12. Stewie Griffin
13. Live On The Air
14. Young Sinatra II
15. Juice
16. Prime
17. Take It Slow ft. Raheem Devaughn
18. Let Me Go ft. Lykke Li
19. Mixed Feelings
20. Growing Pains II
21. As I Am
22. Just Another Day (In My Mind)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Saint Motel - At Least I Have Nothing (Video x Audio)

New visuals for the song that literally changed my life. The video is comprised of 16mm film, video and cell phone shots and was directed by band founder, AJ Jackson. The band was awesome enough to put this track up for free so make sure you grab it.

Download: Mediafire

K.Flay - We Hate Everyone (Video)

Probably my favorite song off of her Eyes Shut EP. I fucking love this girl. See the post below for purchase/download links.

K.Flay - Eyes Shut (EP)

Even though I've only known about this for 2 weeks, I've been uber-excited for it's released. K.Flay was even awesome enough to give it away for free in addition to it being available for purchase on iTunes. I bought it and so should you. But you if you want to be a cheap ass and download it for free, at least tell a friend about it.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Logic - Young Sinatra III (Video x Audio)

Just came across this gem from DMV representative, Logic. If you're wondering why this beat sounds familiar, it's the same track that Big L and Jay-Z sampled for one of their legendary freestyles. As intimidating as that may be, Logic destroys the beat to the point you'll forget that anybody else had ever touched it before him. With artists like Phil Ade and Logic, the DMV just continues to put out good music. Anyways, I'm going to go ahead and find more from Logic and hopefully there will be some more from him on TOTR soon. Audio below.

Download: Mediafire

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Airplane Boys - New Blood

TOTR's favorite duo from Toronto have returned with a new single from their upcoming mixtape/freeLP, Alignment. I was so excited to listen to this, I peed a little. Alignment is scheduled to drop sometime in February so keep checking back.

Download: Mediafire

Artist Spotlight: STS

After discovering his music just a few days ago, I've worked my way through his catalog of music (via and thought "I've got my next Artist Spotlight segment." STS really has a left field style that still sounds oddly familiar, but in a good way. Listening to his two freeLP's, it reminded me of when I first heard B.o.B. on mixtapes. Not that they rap the same or anything, it's just that, both have a very unique style that seems like it's going to be a hit with the masses and yet, he still keeps it underground. Production on both The Illustrious and Demand More was amazing. Sugar Tongue Slim really exercises his range going from east coast hip hop, west coast, southern, and then he raps over some indie tracks which he always sounds amazing over. Anyways, STS is definitely going to be a mainstay at TOTR so do your homework and check out the music below.

Sugar's Here (Make Some Noise) (from The Illustrious)

Covered in GOLD feat. Dice Raw (from The Illustrious)

Here Tonight feat. Tony Williams (from The Illustrious)

Dec 4th (from Demand More)

In For The Kill (from Demand More)

All Comes Around featuring Sterling Simms (from Demand More)

Release Date: 8/23/11
Download: Mediafire

Release Date: 4/20/11
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Skizzy Mars - Sirens

New York emcee, Skizzy Mars kind of has that XV or Childish Gambino vibe of hip hop. So basically, you're going to want to listen it. This is the first Mars track to be posted on TOTR but I'm sure he'll become a regular if he continues to make music like this.

Download: Mediafire

Josh and Mer - From The Sea

Honestly, it's impossible for me to not feel amazing when I listen to this song. Like, I want to wake up this every morning. "From The Sea" is the latest single from Portland indie-pop/rock duo, Josh and Mer. "From the Sea" can be found on their debut album Planet Music. You can purchase the LP on their website.

Download: Mediafire

Thursday, January 26, 2012

STS - Cut Me Off (Gotye Flip) (Video x Audio)

This is the first track I've heard from STS (Sugar Tongue Slim) and I have to say, this track fucking blew me away. It's not everyday you hear hip hop sampling Australian-musician Gotye, and it's definitely not everyday that you hear an artist as original as STS. I'm currently making my way through his album so if that turns out to be anything like this, it'll definitely be up soon. This track is part of GOLD Rush which STS defined as, "a weekly initiative from Sugar Tongue Slim featuring your favorite radio records given the underground treatment" while also adding that "For the next few weeks, anyone associated with a Top 40 record is getting flipped." So be on the lookout for more from STS. Audio below.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rockie Fresh - Driving 88 (Free LP)

Chicago's Rockie Fresh returns with his 3rd offering, Driving 88. I know it's early in the year but this was my most anticipated release of 2012 simply because it was going to be new music from Rockie Fresh. Driving 88 didn't fail to deliver although I was kind of disappointed to see that The Cartoonz didn't handle all the production but they did handle a majority of the production. I really loved the SBTRKT sample on "Never Never". Driving 88 is another breath of fresh air for hip hop. It's tough to follow up an amazing, scratch that, classic release like The Otherside, but I guess that's why Rockie took his time with this and really crafted a great piece of music. Guest appearances include Phil Ade, Casey Veggies, King Louie, and Rebecca Jordan.

No Fear

Turn It Up

Never Never

Download: Mediafire
01. Into The Future
02. Driving 88 ft. Casey Veggies
03. Never Never
04. Don't Worry
05. You A Lie
06. Turn It Up
07. Twenties
08. How We Do ft. King Louie
09. Come Around
10. No Fear
11. Respected
12. Interlude
13. Where I Wanna Be ft. Phil Ade
14. Doesn't Matter
15. I Love It
16. So Long

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Concept - Gimme Twice (Video x Audio)

This is why I love blogging. Sharing music like this with the world. The Concept is a new band I recently came across that definitely makes Phoenix-esque music. It's amazing. This is the only song I've heard from them but I can honestly say I will definitely be buying their first album. And to top it all off, they've made this track FREE for download.

Download: Mediafire

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Gabrielle Aplin - Home (Video)

This is the first single off of the 19 year old UK songstress' upcoming EP, Home. Self taught, Gabrielle not only sings but also plays piano and guitar, while writing all of her songs. She originally garnered attention from her covers, but as you can see she's ready to leap forward with her own music. Her Home EP is available for Pre-Order HERE and is an iTunes exclusive release, available on 1/9/12.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sol - Stage Dive

22 year old Seattle emcee Sol just released this track off of his upcoming album "Yours Truly" due out 1/20/12. This is the first time I've heard a track from Sol but I have a feeling I'll be making that purchase. And the best part is, he released it as a free download so you have no reason to not check him out.

Download: Mediafire

The Dø - Too Insistent (Video)

This track is off the French/Finnish indie pop duo's second album, Both Ways Open Jaws, available now in stores and on iTunes.

Teen Daze - Let's Groove

The Vancouver based producer, Teen Daze, released this AMAZING electro/house track sampling the Earth Wind & Fire track of the same name. If you liked Duck Sauce's "aNYway" than you'll love this. I mean seriously, a electro/house version of "Let's Groove"...sploosh.

Download: Mediafire