MIXTAPE MONDAY: Check out new songs from Conor Oberst, Skinny Legs, The Antlers, Stagnant Pools and many more!
This past week was full of great new music being released and we have a handful of tracks to share with you. Check out new songs from Skinny Legs, Conor Oberst, First Aid Kit and many more!
Archie Bronson Outfit released one of the most danceable tracks this week in "We Are Floating." This bluesy number is hard to get out of our heads, and we're not complaining!
RIYL: Wolf Parade, Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse
Watch the official music video for "We Are Floating" from Archie Bronson Outfit right HERE!
We simply love Woman's Hour, so with the new song "Conversations" dropping this week we couldn't wait to put it on this mix.
RIYL: Rhye, Purity Ring
Conor Oberst isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Though he fronts two very different projects (Bright Eyes and Desaparecidos) the songwriter is about to release his first solo album in five years entitled Upside Down Mountain. His newest song, "Governor's Ball," is a step in the direction of Springsteen, in a way, showing layers to Oberst we didn't know he had.
RIYL: Bright Eyes meets the Boss
Speaking of Oberst, some of his Bright Eyes collaborators and other musicians from his hometown of Omaha worked on this brand new song from First Aid Kit. "My Silver Lining" is a strong first single from the Swedish folk duo, leading us to wait anxiously for the June 10 release of Stay Gold on Columbia.
RIYL: Haley Bonar, Stevie Nicks, Bright Eyes
It only took the indie-rock trio Skinny Legs about 4 years to release Getting Weird with People You Know, but we feel it was definitely worth the wait. Check out one of the tracks, "Fresh Fate," right here!
RIYL: Modest Mouse, The Replacements
Copenhagen's Lower broke made a huge impression on the indie music world with an incredible post-punk EP in 2012. Two years later, the band has announced its debut album, Seek Warmer Climes, with a brand new song "Lost Weight, Perfect Skin." Take a listen right here!
RIYL: The Cure, The Smiths, Ted Leo
The noise-rock duo Stagnant Pools recorded its upcoming sophomore release, Geist, live to tape in just about four days. This may sound bold to some but our first taste of the record, "Intentions," has us really excited for the June release.
RIYL: Joy Division, The Jesus and Mary Chain
Closing out this week's mixtape is an exciting new track from Brooklyn's The Antlers. We say "exciting" because we're looking forward to more songs off of the band's 2014 album Familiars. The new track, "Palace," is actually incredibly heartbreaking.
RIYL: Sigur Ros, Radiohead
This new mixtape is the perfect little gift for your friend with the most angst. He or she can relate and really get into the majority of these tracks, with a great cool-down song right at the end!