Archive for the “Singles” Category

Melted Toys: Observations

Three years after releasing their EP, San Francisco quartet Melted Toys is set to release their debut album July 15 with their label Underwater Peoples, just in time to supply listeners with their beachy sound for summer. Like the lingering drift from a wave pool, the single off the album, ‘Observations’, dawdles on with its [...]

Papercuts: Life Among the Savages

Papercuts’ (aka singer/songwriter/producer Jason Quever) self-directed music video for ‘Life Among the Savages‘ explores the kind of universally personal moments of ennui that mean nothing and everything. Contrasting shots of the zoo with intimate moments between friends behind closed doors, these savages are given a vulnerable glow. Jason Quever’s melancholic dream pop instrumentation compliments the mood [...]

Gold-Bears: For You

Gold-Bears’ debut single ‘For You‘ is out and blooming. The song develops like a flower budding best under shade. It starts out with a ragged, pulsing edge only to reveal that it grows into tender petals just like any flower under the sun would. With the bare divulgence of the opening lyrics “You’re a mistake/You said [...]

Honeyblood: Killer Bangs

Honeyblood’s music video for their single ‘Killer Bangs’ is a lesson in simplicity. Like an idling summer drive through the neighborhood, both fast and lulling, the tune has a warm intensity. The video (Dir. Nicola Collins) has a DIY-feel to back up the duo’s noise pop sound. Shot in black and white and alternating between [...]

Cage the Elephant: Take It or Leave It/Jesse James

A summertime single demands a certain level of optimism in its sound – a track that evokes the quintessential carefree days in the sweltering sun; a sound that Cage The Elephant achieves in their recent single release Take It or Leave It/Jesse James. The band released the single as a 7” vinyl for National Record Store Day [...]