Video: Bag Raiders

Video: Bag Raiders – Sunlight {0}

Sydney dancefloor kings Bag Raiders are so hot right now, even their music videos are on fire. Check out the new vid for “Sunlight,” a sparkling electronic hit from their self-titled debut LP that features Dan Black on vocals.

Video: The Wombats

Video: The Wombats – Techno Fan (Live) {0}

One of the most fun bands you’ll ever find, The Wombats, are currently putting the finishing touches on their upcoming second album, entitled The Wombats Proudly Present… This Modern Glitch, which is slated for a April 2011 release date. The Liverpool trio released two amazing singles from the album in 2010 (“Tokyo” and “Jump Into The Fog”) and recently performed a third track entitled “Techno Fan” live on BBC Radio 1 for Zane Lowe.

Needless to say, these guys are not joking around. Everything they’ve ever released has been incredibly catchy, and their new LP is definitely towards the top of my list for 2011′s Most Anticipated Albums.

Video: TEEDinosaurs

Video: TEEDinosaurs – Garden {1}

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. That’s 11 syllables for those of you keeping score at home. “Garden,” the first single from the UK-based producer, features Louisa from Lulu and the Lampshades on vocals, and comes complete with this *totally* bizarre video. Have a listen and bask in the song’s delightful medley of cutting-edge bleeps and beats.

Demo: TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS – GARDEN

Video: Holy Ghost!

Video: Holy Ghost! – I Know, I Hear {0}

The basic principle of “quality over quantity” comes to mind when considering that NYC nu-disco duo Holy Ghost! have only 5 original tracks to their name. The group aims to beef up their song catalogue with the release of a debut LP in early 2011. While we wait, check out my personal favorite tune off their EP Static On The Wire:

HOLY GHOST! – I KNOW, I HEAR

Video: Stornoway

Video: Stornoway – Zorbing {2}

Stornoway is a British alternative indie folk band from the Cowley area of Oxford, UK. Listen to their breezy tune “Zorbing” ten times in a row and I promise you’ll fall in love.

STORNOWAY – ZORBING

Thoughts on the band Local Natives

Thoughts on the band Local Natives {1}

Local Natives (formerly known as Cavil At Rest) is an indie rock band from Los Angeles, CA, and I think they rule. From my perspective, their song “Who Knows Who Cares” captures those times in our lives when we are truly alive, ecstatic, positive, and living in the moment. It encompasses everything that makes Local Natives a great band: dazzling vocal harmonies, swelling percussion, lush string arrangements, and accented piano notes. As a whole, their 2010 debut album, Gorilla Manor, is a real beauty and the band deserves every ounce of critical and popular praise they’ve received. I couldn’t be happier to see success fall upon such a talented group of musicians.

Oh, and their new music video is kind of awesome: