I typically don’t talk about new remixes of a track, but this indie pop track is to good to pass up. I’m referring to the LA-based Catey Shaw that just released The Ransom, a Tommy Walker remix, a popular DJ from the Netherlands.
The indie songstress just released her brand new EP on June 10th and it’s already blowing up the blogosphere winning over the likes of PopCrush, The Huffington Post, and Perez Hilton.
Discussing the new remix Catey Shaw notes, “It’s always great to hear other people’s interpretation of my music. It’s so interesting to get that outside perspective,” Shaw told Myspace. “I especially love the way Tommy Walker screwed with the vocals – that’s something we don’t really explore as much so it’s cool to hear it another way.”
Brother and sister duo Tracy Irve are back with a new haunting track To Mind. Written over year ago, the track went through variations, but finally was stripped down to the core. Still in their infancy stage, the Gothenburg indie act are quickly finding a place in the indie market.
The last track Town made the Swedish iTunes Chart. Still lurking in the shadows and with no big accolades yet, I see Tracy Irve breaking out this year.
Emanuela Drei caught my attention with her latest offering released via Factory Flaws. She goes by Guingla and is showing off her indie chops. The Italy based songstress released her 4 song EP and her tracks have made a way across the blogosphere.
The track Sand which is my personal favorite made Spotify’s New Music Friday and she’s been featured in NYLON and NOISEY. To get inside Emanuela’s creative mind you can read the interview with The 405.
Kings favorite Work Drugs has become a band that I really enjoy and continues to pump out good song after good song. The latest single Roll which has a summertime chill vibe was written in Miami during the winter.
Although I’ve been acquainted with the Philadelphia based indie electro act for sometime, the band largely remains a mystery and sonically they are hard to pin down. They do play lots of shows, release their music through Bobby Cahn Records, and have a heck of a SoundCloud audience and social following.
The band has supported Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, Peter Bjorn, and Band of Horses — and are winners of the Beijing Film and Art Festival’s coveted Crying Monkey Award. You can check them out at NYC’s Mercury Lounge on 6/10.
Kings favorite Oh, Be Clever has released a new track Love You Now, and I love it. It’s as infectious as the previous track River which reached #17 on the Hype Machine and garnering 50k+ Soundcloud plays.
The Salt Lake duo have an interesting backstory. Both Brittney Shields and Cory Scott Layton met performing in their respective bands. One night after a show, a fight emerged between the two bands and both Brittney & Cory, having admired each other, walked away from the scene, creating their own music which has been praised by the critics.
Blogs including Kick Kick Snare, PressPlay, I Heart Moosiq, and of course Yours Truly have all been goo-goo ga-ga over the indie electro-soul duo.