MIXTAPE MONDAY: Check out new songs from Haley Bonar, PHOX, Eels, Tom Vek, and many more!
Each week we like to compile some our favorite tracks from the past seven days into a mixtape perfect for sharing with you and your friends. This time around we have new songs from Haley Bonar, Eels, WIFE and many more!
"Sherman (Animal in the Jungle)" is the latest single from Tom Vek, one of the most exciting and promising artists of the last decade. Vek's unique approach to songwriting shines through with this new single.
RIYL: The Gorillaz, Friendly Fires, Nine Inch Nails
Watch a lyric video for this new song HERE!
Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer is the current guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but his other band, Dot Hacker, is very much his pride and joy. This week the band (made up of touring musicians who have worked with Gnarls Barkley, Beck, Broken Bells, PJ Harvey, and Tom Morello to name a few) debuted the new song "Whatever You Want."
RIYL: Silversun Pickups, Smashing Pumpkins
Eels, A.K.A. Mark Oliver Everett, released a new folk-tastic single this week entitled "Where I'm From." The singer-songwriter is really letting listeners in to his mind with this song, marking one of his most personal numbers to date.
RIYL: Wilco, Iron and Wine
Stream this new track HERE!
Altar of Plagues frontman James Kelly announced his solo project this week entitled WIFE. This new project is very different than his black metal band, taking queues from industrial electro-pop while maintaining the darkness of his past. Take a listen to "Heart is a Far Light" below.
RIYL: Chelsea Wolfe, James Blake, Nine Inch Nails
Would you like to hear some covers? Of course you would! Check out some of the bigger names in indie music take on some even bigger names in the industry. Arcade Fire covers Blondie's "Heart of Glass," and emerging hip-hop artist Angel Haze takes on Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" this week.
"Animal of One" is the latest track from San Francisco's The Fresh and Onlys. With the band's fifth album, House of Spirits, coming out in June, our first few tastes of its 2014 sound have proven promising. We can't wait for more!
RIYL: Arcade Fire, The Cure, Real Estate
Partisan Records seems to be all over our weekly Mixtapes, and the Brooklyn label's new group, PHOX, has stolen out heart this week. This unique mix of pop, folk, Motown and Indie-rock has our jaws on the ground. All we can really say is you're welcome for letting you hear PHOX's new song "Slow Motion."
RIYL: HAIM, Lumineers
Balancing dark overtures with devastatingly open lyrics, London singer-songwriter Sophie Jamieson is making a lasting impression with her new song "Stain." In an industry full of beautifully talented folk artists, Jamieson is grabbing our attention, making sure we
RIYL: Angel Olsen, Chelsea Wolfe, Daughter
We're a bit biased in regards to Haley Bonar, but this folk performer's newest song has us swooning all over again. We close out our mixtape with her new song "Kill the Fun" off of her upcoming record Last War.
RIYL: Emmylou Harris, Jenny Lewis
This mixtape is perfect for any of your friends getting over the long winter, which just burst into a great spring!