Woooo, it’s the kickoff to the week of Coachella weekend one, and today’s featured New Music Monday artist is none other than festival performer Alison Wonderland, whose stage name is as legit as her fashion sense. The Aussie DJ/producer’s latest track “Run” is fab and sums up the exact sound I want to hear as I frolic through the field in the next few days.
Following in the Coachella theme, I am also a big fan of fellow festival duo Gorgon City‘s new song “Imagination,” featuring Katy Menditta on vocals.
Additionally on my radar this week is one of last month’s SXSW acts Avan Lava, a regular favorite on this site. The Brooklyn-based indie-pop trio just released their long-awaited Make It Real EP, and “Take This City” is my favorite from the six-song selection.
Also on this week’s list are additional site repeaters Death Cab for Cutie, Late Night Alumni, Ookay and The Erised. But I had to be sure not to leave out Robin Schulz, Evan Voytas, Golden Coast, the Acorn and Boxed in, who also had some stellar new material this week.
Happy listening, and be sure to check back on Wednesday, when I’ll be posting my playlist of Coachella 2015 artists worth seeing at the festival!
With the exception of Citizens! and Tobtok‘s lively “Lighten Up” collaboration off Kitsune‘s very awesome Sweet Sixteen Issue compilation, today’s New Music Monday selection, which includes songs by Ookay and Arms and Sleepers, is pret-ty mellow. Not a big supply this week, but hey, it’s quality, not quantity, right?
Tourist‘s “Wait” has a unique sound. It gets off to a bit of a slow start, but it does pick up towards the end of its dark, deep, mildly dubsteppy melody. The British artist is signed to Disclosure‘s label and definitely has a signature sound of his own.
I even threw in a Nick Jonas song for the heck of it. He wouldn’t characteristically be my pick, but honestly, with all of the horrible crap that’s successful in pop music today, why not give a little love to someone who actually put careful thought into his latest effort, and created real, non-gimicky music that tells a story? Give a little listen to “Push,” a slow jam that really exemplifies how the former tween star is transitioning from cheesy boy to young man. This pick is my favorite on his self-titled album – just under “Jealous,” of course, because let’s all admit it’s pretty catchy and we secretly (or not-so-secretly) like it!