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Playlist No. 38

Happy Monday, everyone!

 

Enjoy todays playlist! It’s a good one, with some new tracks from Haerts recently released (as in TODAY!) self-titled album!

 

Have a beautiful day! xx

 

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Video Of The Week: Låpsley – Painter (Valentine)

 

Guys, if you’ve ever been in love, ever been heartbroken by a breakup or just bummed over something relationship related – you’ll get this video. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. No, I’m not emo, I just love the way this UK-based artist portrays it all. ;)

 

 

So, enjoy it – Låpsley – Painter (Valentine) Official Video:

 

P.s. Don’t forget tomorrow is a special day cus Sound Blanket is featuring me on their online radio 7:30PM slot! I get to play all my favourite tunes and talk about ’em! You don’t wanna miss out. You can find more info here, follow them on Twitter here, and Like their Facebook Page here!

 

 

Interview with Nashville Trio LANY

 

So, typically, I don’t post on Thursdays – but, seeing as how I didn’t post anything yesterday and my good friends in LANY posted a couple of rad new tunes yesterday, I just HAD to share with you their infectious new songs.

 

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I posted back in April, a short little article about the boys and shared with you some of their tunes around that time.  But, here’s another recap for ya. LANY is comprised of Leslie Priest, Jake Goss and Paul Klein – a trio to be reckoned with. The smooth, 80’s dream-pop, almost r&b like sounds created by these three are so chill and effortless, you’ll be feelin’ the groove in no time.

 

 

I recently had the chance to do a fun little interview with Les Priest, (a close friend of mine now for almost seven years! CRAZY.) so, if you’re in the mood to get to know LANY a bit better – read on:

 

AMM:  Soooo, wanna give me a bit of background on the band? How did you guys come to be?

 

Les: Jake and I were experimenting with WRLDS last year and then Paul thought it would be rad for the three of us to do something. So in March we created LANY.

 

AMM:  Neat! Why did you want to make this kind of music particularly and what style or genre would you place yourselves under?

 

Les: I guess we’re landing somewhere between pop and r&b. and maybe sprinkle in some nostalgia. I don’t think we decided to make a certain sound exactly, but we’re definitely getting a feel for what LANY is or isn’t now.

 

AMM: Who does lead vocals? Is it you, cus I’m pretty convinced it is…

 

Les: I haven’t done vocals yet for this project. That’s all Paul. It’s interesting that you hear me.. most people that know my voice are saying the same thing. I guess we have similar timbres.

 

AMM: WHAT! It’s all Paul!? Holy moly. Yeah, you do! Okay, so, now that that is out of the way…..where do you see LANY in the future? Or, what do you wish to accomplish?

 

Les: Yep pretty crazy. We wanna do big things and make great music. I love creating with Jake and Paul. We’re ready for a lot of people to know LANY.

 

AMM: That’s awesome. Would you say that your styles are super similar, making it effortless to work with Jake and Paul? Or do you clash at times?

 

Les: Somewhere in between.. we all come from a slightly different direction musically and I think that’s why this is working well. It’s not always super easy but when it comes together it’s unique.

 

AMM: That’s really great. Unique is always the best, in my opinion. So, other than LANY’s Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter…are there any other social media outlets or links you want to provide your fans with so they can share away?

 

Les:  We have Instagram! It’s a little bare right now but once we’re all in LA I’m sure it’ll be more active.

 

AMM: Ooh! What’s the handle to your Instagram? And yes, I can’t wait for that!

 

Les: Yea! Same as the others thisislany

 

AMM: Sweet. Thanks! So, that’s about it, I think – I mean, really I’m just stoked to see you guys evolve even more as a trio and the whole LA move will be awesome.

 

Les:  Thanks! We can’t wait.

 

If you want to support LANY and purchase their music, check them out on iTunes!

Thanks so much and be sure to share the word about this awesome trio – they’re doin’ big things!

Mackintosh Braun

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If you’re into spacy, atmospheric, electro pop – then Mackintosh Braun is right up your alley. I mean, even if you’re not…you definitely need to give these guys a listen. You want me to explain their “sound” a bit better? Alright. how does breathy vocal harmonies, pleasing guitar textures and a calm, ambient, somewhat synth-pop production work for ya? Their harmonies and melodies are infectiously catchy! I promise you’ll be tappin’ your toe, or at least swaying to the music after the first song.

 

I remember my introduction to MB. I was at my good friend Crystal’s house, with my sister, hanging out – as you do with friends…anyways, Crystal loves music, almost as much as I do, and she asked me if I had ever heard of this Portland band “Mackintosh Braun”. I was a bit surprised at my answer, because I didn’t, and usually I’m pretty on top of these things. (I mean, really, I love to dig for new music/bands etc.) Anyways, she proceeded to play their first album The Sound and I was hooked after hearing like a minute of the intro from the first song she played – which was “My Time” and is still one of my favourite tracks of theirs to this day. After the day MB’s music entered my life, they were throughout my mixes, daily playlists and were being shared amongst friends as much as possible.

 

The guys just recently released a single “We Ran Faster Then” and have another rad tune “Never Give In” up on SoundCloud today which will be featured on the new Veronica Mars movie! Definitely check those out, including the video for “We Ran Faster Then”, posted below! It’s great! They will also be releasing their new album, titled “ARCADIA” sometime this spring. I seriously cannot wait. It’s been a long time comin’ and I’m ready.

 

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So, there you have it. The boys of Mackintosh Braun! Stay tuned in the next few months for a special little interview I did with them. You won’t wanna miss it! :)

In the meantime, go check out their SoundCloud, website, Twitter and go Like their Facebook Page! You’ll definitely be doing yourself a favour. ;)

 

Song of the Wednes(Day)!

Hope you are all having a wonderful start to your Wednesday!

 

So, here’s my song of the day, along with the awesome music video! Really lovin’ what this NY band, ASTR‘s putting out right now. I waited (impatiently) for some new music by them to come out and voila! They just recently dropped an amazing EP titled ‘Varsity’, and it seriously rules. Varsity is made up of catchy pop tunes, with this amazing hip-hop/80’s vibe. Zoe’s vocals are bone-chilling, and every one of their songs will make you groove. Definitely check it out!

 

Check out their music video for “Operate” below:

 

You can check out more on ASTR here:

WEBSITE: http://astr.tv/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/astrtv
TUMBLR: http://astr-tv.tumblr.com/
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/ASTRtube
SOUNDCLOUD: http://www.soundcloud.com/astr_music