Take 5: Vol II

Five free, handpicked MP3s from artists you should be listening to. Go forth and download. This is Take 5.

Artist: Surfer Blood
Song: ‘Swim’ (click to download)
Why: There just aren’t enough big choruses in indie rock any more.
Sounds like: #epic
More: On MySpace

Artist: Maika Makovski
Song: ‘Oh M Ah’ (click to download)
Why: Her guitar makes stylish sounds.
Sounds like: PJ Harvey meet Maika Makovski, Maika Makovski meet PJ Harvey
More: On MySpace

Artist: The Middle East
Song: ‘Blood’ (click to download)
Why: So Iron & Wine and then what?
Sounds like: Sam Beam had a bigger band
More: On MySpace

Artist: Lali Puna
Song: ‘Remember’ (click to download)
Why: Drop this name in a hipster conversation and watch the jaws drop.
Sounds like: The lovechild of Lykke Li and Four Tet
More: On MySpace

Artist: The Stance
Song: ‘Jenny Jitters’ (click to download)
Why: The Kooks are so 2008.
Sounds like: The best of the post-punk British ‘The’ bands, but Canadian
More: On MySpace

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  • January 29, 2010 | Permalink |

    hey nice to see surfer blood,floating vibes is a good song by them as well…and i like the take five idea…good work…also i’d like to bring to notice the xx ,they’re pretty good..they sound like portishead having found its soulmate and taking it notch less from disturbingly beautiful to miserably beautiful

  • February 18, 2010 | Permalink |

    The xx is old for a lotta hipsters!

  • Mango Pulp Fiction
    February 21, 2010 | Permalink |

    Surfer Blood!

    Brilliant idea with the Take 5.

  • Neel
    February 24, 2010 | Permalink |

    its been a year since the xx’s debut, but I discovered them two weeks ago. I’m a rotten excuse for a hipster….

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