The Leers – I Can’t Cope

Image via band’s Wikipedia

The Leers are an indie pop band out of New Zealand. They recorded their lead single ‘I Can’t Cope’ and consequent album Are You Serious in a two-week period at Red Bull Studios in Auckland last year.  

If you’re looking for other fresh sounds out of Kiwiland, check out the latest tracks on Bandcamp Weekly

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Dungen – Jakten genom skogen

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Frontman Gustav Ejstes (image via Bandcamp)

First, you emulate, then you make your own original work. That’s how Dungen frontman Gustav Ejstes came to making his own music after sampling ‘60s pop and psychedelia records when he was a teenager.

In 2007, he organized a full band to produce the album Tio Bitar followed by 2009’s 4, 2010’s Skit I All, before going on a five-year hiatus to make Alias Sak in 2015. Their latest record entitled Häxan drops this November. But you can download the atmospheric track ‘Jakten genom skogen’ now on Bandcamp.

Arbes – Sun On My Back

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With the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, The Avalanches, and the renowned Cat Empire–the list goes on–the city of Melbourne is a hotbed for good music. The trio Arbes is the latest cream of the crop.

Their album Psalms and the lead single ‘Sun On My Back” are more blissed out gems to follow up on the band’s psychedelic pop song ‘Track Side’ which you can stream below.

Download the album Psalms  

Hiatus Kaiyote “The Lung” (Paul White Unofficial Remix)

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Just off his production for Danny Brown’s Autricity Exhibition comes a remix of Hiatus Kaiyote from Paul White, one of my favorite producers.

White’s beats vacillate from hip-hop to electronica, but he most often excels in lacing the two together. Not sure where to start with Paul? Check out these other gems.

COMBAT! – Jacaranda

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COMBAT! AKA Mark Nieto

COMBAT! is LA-native Mark Nieto, a guitarist turned underground electronic musician. He opens up his newest album with ‘Jacaranda,’ a dope of a tune that pairs various drum chops against organic percussion reminiscent of Flying Lotus and Shigeto. Recommended.

Buy the COMBAT! LP on Bandcamp