New: MillionYoung debuts Replicants LP

New: MillionYoung debuts Replicants LP {3}

Let’s keep the introductions short as I’m sure most of you are already familiar with Floridian dance-rock prodigy Mike Diaz — otherwise known as MillionYoung. To date, he’s released two breathtaking EP’s (Be So True and Sunndreamm) and a handful of shimmering synth-soaked singles. On January 11, his debut LP Replicants will be released as a digital download and, after many consecutive listens, I can certainly attest to how wonderful it is. So good, in fact, that it’s currently my Top Album of 2011. (Only 355 more days to go!)

If you’re a fan of fellow chillwavers Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, Neon Indian, Memory Tapes, and/or Teen Daze, then be sure to pick up the album tomorrow. And while you wait, check out a few of my favorite tracks from Replicants below.

MILLIONYOUNG – COSMONAUT

MILLIONYOUNG – EASY NOW

MILLIONYOUNG – REPLICANTS

Friday Extended Play Mix 010711

Friday Extended Play Mix 010711 {0}

Happy Friday everyone. Thank you all so much for supporting this site over the past few months — I’ve had a blast getting things rolling. We’re now averaging 200+ unique visitors per day which is absolutely thrilling.

Here are a few gems that I’ve been loving the past few days; should help you finish out the week strong. Thanks again!

01. The Magician & The Gates of Love – Harvest (Teen Daze Remix)
02. The Concretes – All Day (Niva Remix)
03. Dent May – Eastover Wives
04. Waylayers – Fires
05. Gypsy & The Cat – Sight Of A Tear
06. Work Drugs – Third Wave
07. Reading Rainbow – Wasting Time
08. Futurecop! – Venice Beach (Germany Germany Remix)

New: Brothertiger

New: Brothertiger – Evening Glow {0}

Brothertiger is John Jagos from Athens, Ohio. I’m a big fan of his melodramatic synth-pop and hushed accompanying vocals. The new single, “Evening Glow,” exhibits a higher degree of danceability than his previous work on the superb Tunnel Visions EP — and I have no problem with that. Mr. Jagos’ music has that decisive ability to evoke imagery of sunny far-off destinations; perfect for the cold months ahead. (I’m looking in your direction, Chicago.) Give it a spin below and check out his bandcamp page for more.

BROTHERTIGER – EVENING GLOW

New: Cut Copy

New: Cut Copy – Take Me Over {0}

Sydney’s Cut Copy is one of my favorite bands of the last decade. Needless to say, the release of their new album, Zonoscope, will be greeted with rapturous applause. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I’ve been able to indulge in the demo of their upcoming single, “Where I’m Going,” and, as of today, was able to hear their first official single “Take Me Over.”

The track exhibits a heavy synthesis of 80′s pop songs from Fleetwood Mac (“Everywhere”) and Men At Work (“Land Down Under”). This is no surprise given the band’s affinity for new wave/synth-pop in the style of late 80′s New Order singles. Nonetheless, I detect maturation in their technique and wouldn’t be surprised if the new album deviated from their signature sound. Either way, color me enthusiastic.

Zonoscope drops in early February of next year. Let the countdown begin.

CUT COPY – TAKE ME OVER