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Listen To Bearstronaut's Synthical Remix of St. Lucia's "The Way You Remember Me"

Tina Jul 23, 2014

synthical - a blissful mixture of synth and tropical elements blended together to give you good feels.

No, "synthical" is not a word. But I just made it up. So there.

If there's one thing I'm sure you all know about me its that I love my synth. There really is no better feeling than listening to a track full of heavenly synths caressing your ears - so once I heard that Boston synthpop band, Bearstronaut, remixed St. Lucia's "The Way You Remember Me," I just HAD to share! This track is so good I'm crying. Perfect for your summer playlists! ;)

Check it out below:

The original version of "The Way You Remember Me" is available on St. Lucia's debut album, When The Night, HERE!

Check out Bearstronaut's music HERE!


From The Indie Vault: The Tallest Tree

Tina Jul 23, 2014

The Tallest Tree - For fans of: The Colourist, Family of The Year, In The Valley Below

The Tallest Tree are an indie rock duo from Dundas, Ontario, Canada and their formation was quite romantic. After singer Dawn saw guitarist/singer Armando play with his band, The Oats, in Canada, they fell in love. Now, the couple are married and get to write songs together! What a dream!

Their DIY philosophy reeled me in from the get-go, encompassing my intended mission with From The Indie Vault that I just HAD to give them a spotlight! Taken from their official website:

"We believe the music business has gotten twisted and crooked and weird.

There is wonderful music out there, but a big percentage of it isn't signed or promoted by the big guys. Support independent music.

The Tallest Tree feels that people in a position to give should help people that aren't, and thats why a part of our merchandise sales goes to charity."

The band just released their first single, "Boat," (with guest vocals by Marra Koren) this month and I'm hoping it catches on in the blogosphere! With everything you would want in an indie jam, "Boat" is only just the beginning for this duo.

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LIGHTS Announces New Album, 'Little Machines'

Tina Jul 22, 2014

Our favorite Canadian synth babe, LIGHTS, has finally announced details of her next studio album today after basically teasing us for the past ten days on social media! Well played, Lights.

Little Machines will be released on September 23 and will feature newly unveiled single, "Up We Go." This is LIGHTS' follow up to her 2011 sophomore monster, Siberia. Needless to say, I am literally shaking with excitement!

Check out the album art and tracklisting to Little Machines below. Then eat your little heart out with new single, "Up We Go" available now HERE!

1. Portal

2. Running With the Boys

3. Up We Go

4. Same Sea

5. Speeding

6. Muscle Memory

7. Oil and Water

8. Slow Down

9. Meteorites

10. How We Do It

11. Don't Go Home Without Me

12. Child (Bonus Track)

13. Lucky Ones (Bonus Track)

14. From All Sides (Bonus Track)


Pre-order Little Machines on iTunes HERE!

For all upcoming Little Machines Tour dates go HERE.


Song Of The Day: "Everything Is Sentimental" by Drab Majesty

Tina Jul 18, 2014

LA based Drab Majesty has released a special live video of "Everything Is Sentimental" this week. If you're into the whole magical gothy shoegazey thing (and why wouldn't you be?), then you're going to love this!

Check out "Everything Is Sentimental" below:


From The Indie Vault: Goodnight, Sunrise

Tina Jul 17, 2014

Goodnight, Sunrise - For fans of: Queens of The Stone Age, The Black Keys, Jane's Addiction

Goodnight, Sunrise are a three-piece indie rock/pop band from Toronto consisting of David Kochberg (guitars, vox), Vanessa Vakharia (keys, vox) and Paul Weaver (drums). With influences from Metric to Queens of The Stone Age to Lady Gaga, you're in for a sweet taste of variety and good times, or as their Facebook description states, "a birthday party in a band."

Take a listen to "Gold Star" below:

"Gold Star" is taken from the band's recent split-single, D/V 2: Bridgeburner, which showcases songs by David and Vanessa individually, available now HERE!


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Say Whaaaat? Misheard Song Lyrics

Tina Jul 16, 2014

We've all done it before. Now, it's a lot more fun to admit it! Misheard lyrics are becoming all the rage lately, especially on Vine and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon! As a kid, I thought I was the only one who couldn't understand a word an artist was saying without reading along with the lyrics (or that maybe I had a hearing problem), but after hearing my mother botch out wrong song lyrics, I knew I wasn't alone. (She still does this, by the way...)

A lot can be misunderstood if you don't have a lyric sheet in front of you. Then we're kind of just all:

"That CAN'T be what he said! Right...?"


Here are some of the craziest misheard lyrics I've come across for this Wacky Wednesday!


Eiffel 65 - "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"

Misheard: "If I were green I would die," "I'm in need of a guy," "Double peanuts and pie."

Actual lyrics: "Da ba dee da ba di."

- I always found it funny that people still got the words to this song wrong when they were so cleverly placed in the song title. The music video even has subtitles! Still funny, nonetheless!


The 1975 - "Heart Out"

I heard: "This pizza made for two."

Actual lyrics: "With this beat I made for two."

- I mean, I wouldn't mind... ;)


Kye Kye - "Seasons"

I heard: "The doggies had sex."

Actual lyrics: "The darkest attacks."

- I mentioned this funny anecdote in a recent post on Kye Kye's Fantasize album and lead singer Olga tweeted me with the hashtag #doggieshadsex. Day. Was. Made.


Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - "Fancy"

Misheard: "I'm so fancy, can't you taste this goat?"

Actual lyrics: "I'm so fancy, can't you taste this gold?"

- I should probably work on my "Fancy" parody that sums up my life perfectly: "Clumsy."


Lorde - "Royals"

Misheard: "You can call me green beans."

Actual lyrics: "You can call me queen bee."

Misheard: "My friends in Iowa crack the corn."

Actual lyrics: "My friends and I, we've cracked the code."

- Lorde re-tweets funny misheard lyrics of hers a lot and these have always been my favorites. Oh how our ears play so many tricks on us.


Duffy - "Mercy"

Misheard: "You've got me begging you for birdseed."

Actual lyrics: "You've got me begging you for mercy."

- I saw this the other day and I'm still dying over it.


Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"

Misheard: "Concrete jungle, wet dream, tomato!"

Actual lyrics: "Concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh."

- I will never listen to this song the same ever again.


Carrie Underwood - "Before He Cheats"

Misheard: "Carved my name into his legacy."

Actual lyrics: "Carved my name into his leather seats."

- This one actually makes more sense!


Kelly Clarkson - "Because of You"

Misheard: "Because of you, I never stray too far from the salad bowl."

Actual lyrics: "Because of you, I never stray too far from the sidewalk."

- I'm still laughing over this one. I need a minute...


Ray Parker Jr. - "Ghostbusters"

Misheard: "Those bastards!"

Actual lyrics: "GHOSTBUSTERS!"

- Duh. :P


Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love"

Misheard: "You call me your banana."

Actual lyrics: "You cut me open and I..."

- Dead. So. Dead.

TLC - "Waterfalls"

Misheard lyrics: "Don't go, Jason Waterfalls."

Actual lyrics: "Don't go chasing waterfalls"

- This was a common error in the 90's when this song was released. Luckily for me, I wasn't the only one. I often thought, "hey, what an odd yet lovely name."

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Misheard Lyrics by @emxxily 


If you're not completely dying on the floor with laughter, tell us your favorite misheard lyrics in the comments below! :D


Song Of The Day: "Child of Nature" by Elephant Stone

Tina Jul 15, 2014

If you haven't hopped on the Elephant Stone bandwagon yet, what the hell are you waiting for? The Montreal trio are getting ready to release their sophomore album, The Three Poisons, on August 26 and have kept the momentum going by releasing tracks off the album. Today, they premiered "Child of Nature" and if you're a Tame Impala fan, this one will tug at your heartstrings.

Check out "Child of Nature" below:

EXCLUSIVE: Watch Night Club's Racy Cover of INXS' 'Need You Tonight'

Tina Jul 15, 2014

LA duo Night Club are a force to be reckoned with. If you're a synth junkie like me, you'll appreciate their 80's flair with a modern pop twist. They've described their sound as, "if Depeche Mode f***** Britney Spears and had a baby who hung out in dark corners of seedy clubs, then that baby would be us." Point taken!

They've just released a video for their sexy cover of the 1987 INXS hit, "Need You Tonight," featuring singer Emily Kavanaugh walking the lonely streets of Hollywood and Buzznet is happy to bring you the premiere below!

Black Leather Heart will be available September 2014.


Put Your Records On: "Heart" by The Pretty Reckless

Tina Jul 14, 2014

Welcome to a special song edition of Put Your Records On. Tonight, I'm mixing it up a bit and just focusing on one song rather than a whole album. I encourage this behavior as I try to get this segment back to what it was intended for. ;)

The summer of 2010 brought upon some of the biggest changes of my life. I was falling out of love (is that what it was?) or a bad relationship, rather, while trying to figure out my feelings for someone else. Of course, being the over-thinker that I am, I started to reminisce on the past and how the cycle of unrequited love just keeps on repeating. The Pretty Reckless were on heavy rotation at that time, as they were gearing up to release their anticipated debut album, Light Me Up. After digging around the web for demos, b-sides and other unreleased material from Taylor Momsen's early years, I stumbled across "Heart" and needless to say, it stole my heart.

After leaving her role as Jenny Humphrey on the hit TV drama Gossip Girl, some say Momsen tried way too hard to shed her good girl image. Since the show's demise, people seem to have forgotten about the character of Little J. Now, we tend to see Taylor Momsen as rock's new provocative bad girl, but if you listen closely, there's a lot going on in that head of hers - and it's something we all feel, whether we like to admit it or not. She lets her guard down with stripped down songs like "You" and "Waiting For a Friend," and we get to catch a glimpse of Momsen's true heart. Whether it be jaded or just bruised, we all can relate to the rawness of pure emotion and that, my friends, is what forms the artist/fan relationship.

When I first heard unreleased track, "Heart," I thought it sounded like something I could have written when I was 16, devastated and heartbroken. Momsen was around the same age when she wrote it and if you compared her newer material to that song, you'd probably assume all of her so-called "sinning" was bullshit. I'll admit, "Heart" is pure innocence compared to her darker stuff, but it doesn't make it any less relevant. As I listen to this song now, approaching 26, I still feel like I could have written it yesterday. Maybe I've never truly grown up. Maybe my own heart will never heal from one-sided love, but at the end of the day, we can't dwell on our pain and wrongdoings. We can only move forward, and "Heart" is a poignant representation of utter failure, heartbreak and that period of your life that just never allows you a break. I think the chorus speaks that notion perfectly. "I'm falling all over myself / dying to be someone else / I wish you would dare to walk me home / so I wouldn't have to feel alone."

I'm so bummed this song never made it onto Light Me Up, even as a hidden track. I tend to always go back to it whenever I need a good cry or when I need to remind myself that maybe it could be worse. Sure, I've felt emotionally abused for a period in my life, and I never get to fully love the people I love, but it's made me who I am today. "Always wanted but never was."

I think the last line says it all. "I don't wanna fight the world alone." It's exhausting. But somehow, I know the wait will be well worth it.

Have a story to tell about an album or song? Join the Put Your Records On group HERE and share it with us!


LISTEN: Ennui Unveil New Synth-Laden Dream, 'Circles'

Tina Jul 11, 2014

If you're looking to float away to a far away imaginary land on a shimmering cloud of synth, (I don't blame you) you're gonna need a soundtrack!

Ennui (which has transformed into the solo project of Jim Doutrich) released a new track today, "Circles," that is sure to take you to someplace magical. With glistening synth and dreamy hooks with a Washed Out feel, "Circles" is your new summer obsession!

Take a listen to "Circles" below:

"Circles" is taken from Ennui's forthcoming album, Telepathic Beat, out on September 23.


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