We get a ton of singles sent our way. While all of them are respected and listened to with our trademark care, only a few of them demand an immediate share. These are such tracks.
Secret Weapons – “Something New”
The Brooklyn duo has a niche for making anthem laced pop explosions that is sure to melt the most stubborn of hearts. “Something New” has found itself in heavy rotation since it came across our overflowing emails. Indie pop gold. On their sure to be smash single which longs for something new in a life of the same, the duo are concise and fun. Billboard recently recognized the guys who are sure to continue to win over listeners. Currently they are on tour with Nate Ruess and are set to release some new tunes in the future.
Flint Eastwood – “Find What You’re Looking For”
Making music out of a historic re-purposed church in Detroit, Flint Eastwood has recently released a fantastic EP Small Victories. Balancing stirring and emotive lyrics with pop sensibilities, her music is both abstract and accessible. Her recent release draws on the loss of her mother, who was her biggest fan. While all six tracks are worthy of sharing, this particular tune showcases her Ellie Goulding type vocals and Lana Del Rey allure amidst a tribal type beat.
8 Graves – “Wolves”
The unclassifiable music of 8 Graves is something to be experienced. Catchy but not pop, urban but not hip-hop, strong but not rock, they walk the line between genres without selling out. “Wolves” starts off with an ominous piano combined with Maroon 5 type vocals. It plays out relentlessly like a scramble to get away from the wolves of a demanding life. “The good die young / the strong are gonna survive” sings Brent Carpentier who with Nicholas Goncalves wrote, mixed, produced, and mastered their new EP War Out There. Check out their ambitious new track.
Spirit Animal – “True Believer”
We here at Ear to the Ground have the sense that these guys are going to be BIG. The Brooklyn group are beautifully creative, groovy, and more than anything incredibly fun. Landing somewhere between Outkast and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the guys have expanded their sound for their new album World War IV which drops October 30th. Spirit Animal has the creative energy of Awolnation mixed with the funk soul of James Brown. We are brimming with expectancy for the release of their album, but you don’t have to wait any longer to hear what all the rage is about. “True Believer” feels like a hit and pairs nicely with their first single “Regular World”.
Jason Sager – “Sunshine”
Sure the weather is changing, but certain songs never go out of season. This single from Jason’s upcoming EP Panoramic View (Nov. 13) will have you bopping with the infectious beat while hoping for a summer reprieve. His upbeat Maroon 5 style musings on relationships are sure to warm you from the brisk autumn air. He recently left Princeton where he was trained, and moved to New York City to dive head first into his musical ambitions. The charismatic Sager also teaches his craft to low income kids in Harlem. One listen will definitely warm your soul to his brand of pop allure. This song is as catchy as it is brilliant
Color Guard – “In Your Bones”
Take the musical atmosphere of Chvrches and add the positivity of Jimmy Eat World and the end result is Color Guard. “In Your Bones” is an overwhelming blast of indie electro pop from their forthcoming EP. Formed in ’09, the band has had increasing exposure with the help of slots at SXSW and Lollapalooza and an impressive LP. The band has their finger firmly placed on the current trends of music and is sure to win their share of new fans with their latest single.