On October 21, Boy + Kite released their newest EP, Blueprint. You may stream the album via SoundCloud.
Boy + Kite has opened up for acts such as Ume, An Horse, Quiet Company and The Toadies, as well as played at SXSW 2012 and the Center of the Universe Festival in Toronto, CA while hitting the Top 10 Charts on KUT 90.5 in Austin, TX.
The newest three singles, collectively referred to as Blueprint, were a brutal and euphoric release for Jones and company, consisting of Darvin Jones, Puorro, Giuseppe Ponti and Marc Henry. The songs were crafted in their practice space, which sits inside a massive film equipment warehouse, and were then taken to Public Hi-fi Studios in Austin (owned and operated by Jim Eno from Spoon) where tracking commenced. The resulting singles, “Either Way”, “Turned Sideways” and “Touching the Sun” showcase the most balanced work of Boy + Kite’s career.
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“Either Way” by Boy + Kite
Los Angeles pop-rock band, WALLA, is crafting catchy and danceable music with their new single, “The Kids Are Alright.” The song also showcases an important message to today’s youth — that a silver lining is present in everything in life.
Directed by Myles Lumb and Jonty Fine, the video portrays several different situations in which kids of different ages and backgrounds face adversity, cutting back and fourth between footage of the band performing and the cast of children. In the spirit of triumph, it ends with the cast of children dancing around the band. “The Kids Are Alright” is streaming now on YouTube.
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“The Kids Are Alright” by WALLA
Indie synth group, Craymer, has unveiled their EP Disordered Love featuring the single, “Underneath You.” Fronted by singer Jordan Lake, Craymer is emerging from the Seattle underground scene.
“Underneath You” showcases an ambient storyline in this modern day love song, regarding insecurities in new relationships that ultimately give way to blazing romances. Written out of a personal experience from female inspiration, Elizabeth Rodland, Lake captures her commonality of being stuck in a mediocre relationship, unable to break free from comfortable convenience.
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“Underneath You” by Craymer