Local Natives are currently on tour in support of their stellar album Hummingbird and recently stopped by David Letterman. Check out their live performance below.
This is one of those tracks I saw popping up all over the interwebs and decided on a whim to give it a listen. Boy am I thankful for whims. Its ethereal slow beats lead into a melancholic tone that feels entirely too short for a song this gorgeous and entirely perfect for the June Gloom we are socked in with here in Santa Monica. (via Indie Shuffle)
In keeping with the ethereal theme (but minus the melancholic tone), KEXP in Seattle's Song of the Day on June 4th was this stellar track, "Drowning in Pinwheels" by IG88, off the album Breathing Suit which you can purchase at Bandcamp or iTunes.
PAPA got their infectious, catchy hooks in me with their upbeat single "Put Me To Work" and are continuing to further my love affair with this new track. Their full length debut is due out later this summer according to Buzzbands LA, and they are going to be playing live in downtown LA at Fig & 7th on July 26th. Check out their latest "If You're My Girl, Then I'm Your Man" and "Put Me To Work" below.
Also teasing their forthcoming album is Irish band Bell X1, who performed recently on Irish station Today FM. Their new album Chop Chop is out July 2, but you can preorder now. Here's video of "The End is Nigh".
KEXP also posted video of an in-studio performance by Daughter, whose album If You Leave is out now and is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Daughter is touring this summer and fall, including some dates with The National.