New: The Wombats

New: The Wombats – Addicted to the Cure {0}

Awesome B-side track off their “Jump Into The Fog” single. So pumped for the new album, The Modern Glitch, to drop on April 25th!

THE WOMBATS – ADDICTED TO THE CURE

Oldies: Home Video

Oldies: Home Video – The Smoke {0}

Brooklyn-based electronic rock duo Home Video create atmospheric jams that aims to heighten the senses, evident on “The Smoke,” my top pick from their 2010 sophomore LP The Automatic Process. There’s a heavy Radiohead influence on this track, too — always a plus.

“The Smoke” is perfect headphones music; best when played during a thunder and rain storm. And while reading a leather bound book. By candlelight.

Haha, I told you these guys were atmospheric ;)

Enjoy! – and apologies for the lack of recent posting. Expect regular updates in the very near future.

HOME VIDEO – THE SMOKE

Introducing: OREGON BIKE TRAIL

Introducing: OREGON BIKE TRAIL {0}

Meet Zach & Ben Yudin: the talent behind Los Angeles-based lo-fi duo Oregon Bike Trail. Their music is heavily influenced by iconic 60′s pop groups like The Beach Boys and The Zombies — making them a timely discovery given that the current temperature in Chicago is south of 10° F. Not surprisingly, I’m really digging “High School Lover,” a lighthearted Drum ‘n’ Keys (DnK = new genre?) tune that serves as a lovely auditory escape from the chilly Midwestern winter.

File next to: The Explorers Club, Tennis, Ducktails, Animal Collective.

OREGON BIKE TRAIL – HIGH SCHOOL LOVER

indie.mix.39

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What’s up everyone? Hope the new year is treating you well thus far! It’s cold and snowy here in Chicago, but life is good as always. I was able to finally put the finishing touches on my February 2011 Mix — The Groundhog Day / Snowpocalypse Special.

Please enjoy and be sure to stay warm out there!
Much love,
—Dan

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Track List:listen below!
01. Cut Copy – Pharaohs & Pyramids
02. Restless People – Days of Our Lives
03. Smith Westerns – Weekend
04. Foster The People – Helena Beat
05. Toro Y Moi – New Beat
06. MillionYoung – Easy Now
07. Pnau – The Truth (Jump Jump Dance Dance Remix)
08. Starfucker – Millions
09. Holy Ghost! – Do It Again
10. Memory Tapes – Today Is Our Life
11. Penguin Prison – Golden Train
12. Mitzi – India
13. Ginger Ninja – Sunshine (Eumig & Chinon Remix)
14. Punches – Feeling Right
15. Twin Shadow – Shooting Holes at the Moon
16. Peter Bjorn and John – Second Chance
17. Delta Spirit – Bushwick Blues
18. Young Galaxy – Peripheral Visionaries
19. Gorillaz – Empire Ants (Miami Horror Remix)
20. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

New: Mitzi

New: Mitzi – All I Heard (12″ Mix) {0}

Solid newcomers from Brisbane who sound a bit like NYC’s Holy Ghost! — translation: they totally rule! Enjoy the extended 12″ mix of their first single “All I Heard” below.

MITZI – ALL I HEARD (12″ MIX)

New: Oh No Oh My

New: Oh No Oh My – Brains {0}

Oh No Oh My are a four-piece indie rock band from Austin, Texas. Their 2006 debut album heavily favored experimental pop (e.g., “I Love You All The Time”), while the new material on upcoming LP People Problems indicates a move towards melodic pop. For that reason, the new record may be a grower for some folks, but it’s nothing compared to the ocean that lies between other band’s debut/sophomore releases. (Ahem, MGMT.) Check out the track “Brains” below.

OH NO OH MY – BRAINS

Introducing: THE UNION LINE

Introducing: THE UNION LINE {0}

The Union Line are a young indie band from the music mecca that is San Juan Capistrano, California. (#sarcasm.) I was initially introduced to the group when they opened for Local Natives in Chicago this past year, and was instantly drawn to their brand of less-beardy Fleet Foxes-esque Americana rock. From what I know, they’ve been busy working on new material for their debut album, which hopefully sounds a lot like the as-yet-untitled demo below.

File next to: Local Natives, The Ruby Suns, Fleet Foxes, Surfer Blood.

THE UNION LINE – UNTITLED (demo)

Oldies: Tame Impala

Oldies: Tame Impala – Half Full Glass of Wine {0}

This understated gem from Tame Impala’s 2008 self-titled EP exudes classic rock a la Cream and Led Zeppelin. The Perth four-piece hit it big last year with the release of their critically acclaimed debut LP Innerspeaker, but this previous record is equally deserving of your time.

Their label, Modular, assembled a great reflection of the track:

“['Half Full Glass Of Wine'] is the type of song you come across rarely with it’s half speed, double riffing magic. Kevin’s vocals float through the air like a magic carpet ride through an aural wonderland; the guitars dual each other in a call and response frenzy; which all leads up to a beast of a solo that holds you by the soul, galloping away in oblivion.”

TAME IMPALA – HALF FULL GLASS OF WINE