“Overrated” – Soviet
Oh, hey there, super sorry about that long pause. We went on vacation – with no warning. But check this out: this post contains some cool music.
We’ll start this week of posts off with some chiptunes goodness via California based Slime Girls. “VIDEO GIRL” comes from their December 2014 release “HEART ON WAVE”. We would also strongly suggest listening to Slime Girl’s Vacation Wasteland EP if you’ve been wondering what chiptuned ska surf-rock would sound like. Yeah, it’s awesome.
The chillest electro artist in Baltimore is back with another great single entitled “Light The Way”. The National Pool has found a way to consistently bridge the gap & blur the lines between synth pop & ambient electronica, & I believe this may be their best single track to date. In case you missed it, Sharx was fortunate enough to snag an interview with The National Pool all the way back in 2013 just before their song “Better” would find it’s way to regular rotation on SiriusXM.
You can find this track on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.
Sometimes life gets busy and we don’t have time to post stuff. To make up for it, here’s a rad song and a cool website/radio station to follow. Have a killer weekend.
Via La Montagne. Also, our friends in Brazil – Growllective – have worked with Jives’ previously.
Disco, new wave, a little bit of house, and a full serving of pop. A combination of sounds that have not only made this Brooklyn band a Surreal Sharx favorite, but which also show up in full force on their latest track “Balance”. Teen Commandments have clearly been hard at work honing their dance pop sensibilities, because “Balance” is their best effort to date – which says quite a bit considering how much I enjoy the rest of their work. Track is available on iTunes & Soundcloud.
Check them out at Empire Control Room in Austin, Texas for an official SXSW Showcase on 3/17. Peep their social media for further Austin dates during this year’s SXSW.
Wayyy back in 2013 we posted Rainmode’s “Buckle Up” because we thought it was awesome. Now we’re posting the Swedish electropop band’s fourth single “Blazer”. It’s energetic, fun, & endlessly catchy. The single is available on iTunes & Spotify. On top of all that, Rainmode drops their debut album sometime this spring! Can’t it just be spring already?
In case you were wondering, we also think “Blazer” is awesome.
Snappy Jit is the newest member of Half Bad Society – makes killer jams – & we wanted to make sure you heard one: “She Say She Like My Step” by Snappy Jit featuring Chad (tbh, we have no idea who Chad is, currently). Any friend of Grumby is a friend of Surreal Sharx.