Here we go for the month of July! A fine selection of 15 new and rising tracks in our little Bright Clouds series. Find the other ones here, they're all up on Soundcloud and Spotify. So, July is probably a month for the outdoorsy activities and one in desperate need of a soundtrack setting the mood, setting the scene. Here then come 15 contenders and 15 names for you to tangent off from. The list goes like this - and is out now on Soundcloud and Spotify. [click to continue…]
Danish super group Luster is ready to take over the European summer and released this balearic hot ball of pop last week. You've Got The Heat has to be an hommage to the lush driver songs of the early 90s, windows down and let the left wheel touch the middle line. Got a very modern drum machine twist too though, perfect summer jam. Team Poule says, smooth as silk.
Get the b-side on Spotify, too.
Parisian power house Encore! returned with some fresh tunes. California tells the story of a lost soul, sticky sand and ocean water. "They are looking for him. The Man without a Name. The world is dissolving before his eyes. It is falling apart." Intense, and comes with a video too. Furthermore, California comes with a promise of a debut album to be out soon - a summer soundtrack waiting to happen. Team Poule says, let's go!
Danish gents and legends Bode and Brixen, more commonly known as Bodebrixen, are set to return with an all new album after five years of long play silence. The two started almost ten years ago as trained jazz musicians and have since broadened their fields of experience into the more poppy spheres. Here now comes their latest, and a Team Poule exclusive: Town Hall Square takes their sounds a bit back into the jazzy ends of the spectrum, with vast soundscapes and the force of a full-on orchestra while maintaining an infectious indie poppy vibe, a true hit.
Town Hall Square, they say, "is a song about innocence, and about Copenhagen. About how the new places we go are surrounded with a kind of magic - a magic that slowly deteriorates until the city is covered in memories, realizations and regret.". Poetry, right there. Town Hall Square then is out today on Copenhagen's Antiphonics - with their new album Ruins to follow next week, June 16th. Team Poule says, up top this.
The fine guys of Ten Sleep dropped this tropical hot ball of a song called Roommates a solid month ago and Team Poule slept on it, dieu. Here now though because the duo out of Ontario has had a busy few weeks in the meantime, finding its climax in the release of their new album Suburban Love, yesterday. Roommates neatly showcases their various talents, combining a wonderful lo-fi indie vibe with palmy electronica and a steely industrial feel to it. Same goes for that album, banger. Team Poule says, on high alert this one.
Life already has you on crutches and you realize you dressed like your house? Ouch. Norway's Gundelach though returns with a grooving piece after his debut EP almost a year ago. Garden neatly follows his miles deep bass lines but seemingly swapped the dark 80s vibes for a bit of a 90s singy boy group drive. Still infectious although Team Poule is more one for the 80s parts of life and the back end of this track certainly pulls it all into the eighties again. Who knows though, maybe the release to follow this one up takes it all in to the new millennium, stretching the decades, layering it up, it remains a mystery. Team Poule says, always more than meets the eye.
Photo credits to Simen Skari.