Music is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
The exploration of new Music has always been and will always be one of my favorite journey’s N2 Hinterland. I’ve compiled a list of some of my newest discoveries below and I hope you too will enjoy.
MY PICKS > MUSIC
Kiasmos is an Icelandic minimal, experimental techno duo, composed of Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen. They started in 2009 and released their first extended play “Thrown” in 2012 and their self-titled album “Kiasmos” in 2014.
Ry Cuming, better known by the stage name RY X, is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. He was the first artist signed to the Stockholm-based label Dumont Dumont. On May 6, 2016, Ry X released his debut album ‘Dawn’ through Infectious Records and Loma Vista Records. The album charted at #34 in the UK Album Charts as well as charting in Germany, France, Canada and Australia. It gained favourable reception from the media, with a New York Times review saying “His voice is a pearly, androgynous tenor, a vessel for liquid melancholy that blurs words at the edges. He stretches pop structures with repetition that grows devotional, obsessive, hypnotic”. In support of the album, Ry X began an extensive tour across Europe and the US as well as appearing at many festival throughout 2016 such as Barn on the Farm and Montreux Jazz Festival.
Tribal Seeds is a reggae band based in San Diego, California. Current band members include Steven Rene Jacobo; lead singer, Tony-Ray Jacobo; keyboards/vocals/producer, Victor Navarro, bass; Carlos Verdugo, drums; E.N Young, keyboards/vocals; and Ryan Gonzo, guitar/vocals. They have toured throughout the United States as well as Mexico, Aruba, and Guam, and have shared the stage with Atmosphere, Slightly Stoopid, MGMT, Matisyahu, The Wailers, SOJA, and Rebelution, among others.
FROM INDIAN LAKES
From Indian Lakes is the American indie rock brainchild of California-based multi-instrumentalist Joey Vannucchi started in early 2009. Vannucchi writes, performs, and produces the music. The project has varied in sound through each release while remaining within the realm of Alternative/Experimental/Pop with hints of Dream Pop and Shoegaze. In interviews Vannucchi has sited influence from Mew, Radiohead, Feist, The Dodos, and many other thoughtful indie projects. As a touring act the group consists of Vannucchi (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums), Justin Stanphill (guitar, vocals), Enrique Gutierrez (keyboards, samples, percussion, vocals), Tohm Ifergan (drums), and Chris Kellogg (Bass, Vocals). Vannucchi began songwriting in a small mountain community just outside Yosemite National Park and later enlisted the help of friends to perform his material. They had two independently released albums: The Man with Wooden Legs, in the late 2009, and Able Bodies in 2012. Their third album, Absent Sounds, was released on October 7, 2014 on Triple Crown Records and it entered the Billboard 200, reached number 8 on the Top Heatseekers chart, and hit number 36 on the Independent Albums chart.