Phantogram is an american duo (Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel ) formed in 2007. Their music is a fusion of electronica, rock, trip-hop and shoegaze, their songs are fun, danceable and mostly upbeat.They have two studio albums, one which they released this year: Voices. The duo met in high school and their chemistry is clear in the precision and congruence of their music.
Phantogram is perfect to start the weekend: perfect to dance to, make out to, and drink to.
Agnes is a Danish singer/songwriter, she was raised in a musical environment and therefore has grown up to be a very talented musician. Agnes released her first album Philharmonics in 2010, this powerful album gave her international recognition and gave her prizes such as Best Debut Artist Of The Year and Best Female Artist Of The Year. Her second album Aventine was released in 2013 and there are some rumor about the third one coming out next year.
Her music is a wonderful exquisite combination of classical and contemporary music. Agnes versatility is clear in the way she includes and plays with both styles. Soothing, relaxing, happy music that transport you to a comfort zone, away from chaos, traffic and errands.
“The piano and the singing are two equal things to me – maybe not inseparable but very connected. You can say they are like two equal voices.” Agnes Obel
I´m profoundly in love with this Irish songwriter who you might recognise from the movie Once. Glen Hansard dropped out of school when he was 13 and played in the streets of Dublin looking for a future in the music industry. Since then he has recorded 9 albums and many EPs. His voice is sweet and his chords take me to a calm, worry free zone. His musical and vocal talent is beyond doubt.
Listen and go to your happy zone.
Dillon is a young exotic talented woman. She is Brazilian but grew up to be a pianist and singer in Germany and her music is just as exotic and surprising as her culture combination. She has released two albums, the first one in 2011 (This Silence Kills) and the second one in march 2014 (The Unknown) , both amazing.
Her voice has a very particular sound that im addicted to. Despite the complex lyrics and fusion of classical piano with electronic and house, her music results soothing to me but mainly just interesting. I could listen to her songs a thousand times and still not fully figure them out, there are many phases to each of them, jumping from melancholy to majestic hopeful sounds.
Hopefully you will enjoy and find her as interesting as i do.
Julien Doré is a french talented singer -songwriter who rose to fame after winning a french singing reality show in 2007. Since then he has released 3 albums that have been a major success.
His 3 albums are very different from one another. Truth is the first one i don´t really like, I feel there´s a lot going on and an undefined style… but the last two, im in love with. His music is versatile, acoustics, electronica and crazy beats can be found all over his albums. Even though most songs are in french and i cant understand, his scratchy, sensual and tender voice successfully transmits his smooth laid back music style.
His latest single is Chou Wasabi, my favorite song of his so far…i´ve listened to it a thousand times.
Fences is the musical project of Christopher Mansfield. He released his first EP, Fences in 2010.
Christopher Mansfield recently released the single “Arrows” of his new album: Lesser Oceans. This song features Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. It took him a while to produce new material and i can´t wait to hear it.
Emerging Australian band created in 2010. They conquered international dance floors with their second EP single “Is This How You Feel?”. After their success they recorded their first studio album, Blue Planet Eyes, which was released this past september.
Listen to this addictive band and make them the soundtrack of your endless nights.
Micah P. Hinson
Micah P. Hinson is one of the rare most talented human beings that everyone should know about. So this is an effort on my part for the world to know him.
Born in Memphis and raised in Texas, inevitably Micah grew up surrounded by music and became a top notch guitarist after his dad got him a guitar for a 5th grade show. Since then he has composed many songs and released his first studio album in 2004.
His music wonders along country to gospel and blues. Exquisite lyrics covered of profound nostalgia and glimmers of hope. Constantly surprises his old and new audience with his versatility. Be a witness:
Recomendation: “Me and You” and “Yard Blonde Girls”.
Canadian mellow voice. Corinna Rose has one self titled EP and one studio album: Northeast Southwest.
She has travelled the world with her music positioning Montreal independent music scene up high. Corinna Rose is an eccentric pop songwriter who´s songs go beyond the melody and travel through different dimensions with her lyrics.
Hope you enjoy her as much as i do:
Don´t miss her collaboration with The Rusty Horse Band in the song “Green Mountain State”. This song is part of the movie soundtrack Take This Waltz .Beautiful film starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogens.