[mp3 roundup #49] Beach Fossils, Solar Year, Nautic, more…

...like Laurel Halo, Chromatics, and Memory Tapes covering Tame Impala,

- Dec 7, 2012

Beach Fossils – “Careless”

“'Careless' combines their debut’s muted lo-fi sensibilities and What A Pleasure‘s more confident pop propulsion...It’s the sound of triumphant anxiety and confident malaise, their usually binding effects transformed into something heavenly and vital.”

Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” (Memory Tapes remix)

“Starting off with a warm and heavenly steel-pan, it careens into the kind of blindsiding guitar solo that dots Grace/Confusion liberally, before regrouping for a bleary and swelling finish.”

 Solar Year – “Night & Day”

“Whatever’s the object of Solar Year’s devotion, 'Night & Day' is its most joyous affirmation from the band, with constellations of screwed-up vocals and airy synths that are as vibrant as stained glass on a summer afternoon.”

Nautic – “Fixx”

“Windswept synths play out strains of Jackson 5′s “ABC” that soon become warped by the heat of the soulful, crystalline vocals, occasionally straying from its path to newer lands, but of course. that only makes the journey more eclectic and memorable.”

Laurel Halo – “Sunlight on the Faded”

Laurel Halo - Sunlight on the Faded -- Sterrenplaten 30 November 2012 by Sterrenplaten on Mixcloud

“prismatic and luxurious...has a bewitching vocal performance that rivals anything from her brilliant Quarantine.”

New Order – “Ceremony” (Chromatics cover)

“A forceful reminder that Chromatics’ style can never overwhelm their substance, at least for those paying attention.”

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