Archive for January, 2011



LISSI DANCEFLOOR DISASTER “Glowing Hearts” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO + STREAM

Lissi Dancefloor Disaster

From Uppsala, Sweden this “ekotronica art pop” duo has a new music video for their new single “Glowing Hearts.” The song itself is the usual electro dance affair. Dark haunting bass synths, beeping keyboards and emotive trashing female vocals. It’s got a groove and a beat. But the music video is a little different. It follows the day-to-day of the usual man. His life is gloomy. It’s as if his soul has almost been drawn out of his being suffering from the heartless cold that surrounds him. It’s eerie contrast to the song.

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BROWN RECLUSE "Impressions of a City Morning" MP3

Brown Recluse

After releasing beautiful EPs such as Black Sunday and The Soft Skin, dropping “Sings” from their name and joining the army that is Slumerland Records, Philadelphia’s sunny pop band Brown Recluse will finally release their debut full-length. Titled Evening Tapestry, the album will contain their brand of sultry beach pop ala Brian Wilson. If you’d like a taste of that just listen to “Impressions of a City Morning.” It’s a short mixture of early Of Montreal and elephant6 like pop. Lead by Timothy Meskers’ soft vocals and backed by the band’s somber strumming guitars and mellow keys, it points towards that era when pop music really was simple. The album will be available February 15th, 2011.

MP3: “Impressions of a City Morning

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BROWN RECLUSE “Impressions of a City Morning” MP3

Brown Recluse

After releasing beautiful EPs such as Black Sunday and The Soft Skin, dropping “Sings” from their name and joining the army that is Slumerland Records, Philadelphia’s sunny pop band Brown Recluse will finally release their debut full-length. Titled Evening Tapestry, the album will contain their brand of sultry beach pop ala Brian Wilson. If you’d like a taste of that just listen to “Impressions of a City Morning.” It’s a short mixture of early Of Montreal and elephant6 like pop. Lead by Timothy Meskers’ soft vocals and backed by the band’s somber strumming guitars and mellow keys, it points towards that era when pop music really was simple. The album will be available February 15th, 2011.

MP3: “Impressions of a City Morning

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AZURE RAY "Silverlake" (featuring Sparklehorse) MP3

Azure Ray

A non-album track recorded during Azure Ray’s sessions for Drawing Down the Moon surfaced on the Saddle Creek website. The track “Silverlake” was one of the tracks that they laid down with Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous.

I haven’t listened to Azure Ray in quite some time. In comparison to their older albums the track does retain the somber elegance that they’ve created with synth and vocal harmonies. But this time around there’s a more midwestern twang going on with gorgeous strings accompanying. It truly showcases Sparklehorse’s influence on the duos writing.

MP3: “Silverlake (featuring Sparklehourse)

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AZURE RAY “Silverlake” (featuring Sparklehorse) MP3

Azure Ray

A non-album track recorded during Azure Ray’s sessions for Drawing Down the Moon surfaced on the Saddle Creek website. The track “Silverlake” was one of the tracks that they laid down with Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous.

I haven’t listened to Azure Ray in quite some time. In comparison to their older albums the track does retain the somber elegance that they’ve created with synth and vocal harmonies. But this time around there’s a more midwestern twang going on with gorgeous strings accompanying. It truly showcases Sparklehorse’s influence on the duos writing.

MP3: “Silverlake (featuring Sparklehourse)

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TORO Y MOI "New Beat" STREAM

Toro Y Moi

I saw this over on Listen Before You Buy. Oh man, they may not like it as much as “Still Sound” but if this is indeed a new single from Toro Y Moi’s album I’m quite excited. The song “New Beat” is drenched in sensual wet funk. It’s too groovy for its own good. I’d almost call it “White Boy Funk” but Mister Toro isn’t exactly Caucasian. Regardless, race is no deterrent to the funk. The beat may not be new, but the funk he’s bringing is absolutely fresh. Don’t forget that he’s also on tour.

MP3: “Still Sound (Poindexter Remix)

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TORO Y MOI “New Beat” STREAM

Toro Y Moi

I saw this over on Listen Before You Buy. Oh man, they may not like it as much as “Still Sound” but if this is indeed a new single from Toro Y Moi’s album I’m quite excited. The song “New Beat” is drenched in sensual wet funk. It’s too groovy for its own good. I’d almost call it “White Boy Funk” but Mister Toro isn’t exactly Caucasian. Regardless, race is no deterrent to the funk. The beat may not be new, but the funk he’s bringing is absolutely fresh. Don’t forget that he’s also on tour.

MP3: “Still Sound (Poindexter Remix)

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Twentyseven Views is primarily a music blog (although sometimes I will do the random post on a film or something culture or art related). All posts are genuine and honest opinions by the writer.

The writer is based in New York and has run a small indie record label, was a former publicist and has done freelance publicity. The writer has penchant taste in music that lean towards pop. Whether that be indie pop, dance music or hip-hop.

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