Covering La Roux, working with Ellie Goulding co-conspirator Starsmith, pumping out canyon-sized drums and acrobatic falsetto – yes, Yes Giantess aren’t backwards in coming forwards with their manifesto.
Theirs is an unashamedly exhuberant Bostonite pop (think Passion Pit with the chart-factor turned to 11) that makes them perfect iPod fodder to part the storm clouds hogging England’s skies and make you bounce down the street. Get ‘The Ruins’, a Baby Monster remix of ‘The Ruins’, and their take on La Roux’s ‘I’m Not Your Toy’ (which turns it into a ’90s yoof culture show soundtrack) after the jump.
Get more from Baby Monster on this post.
NewIslands, meanwhile, could be their Midlands cousins. The drums are as biscuit tin, the synths equally flitty, but there’s something much more British to them. Their single ‘Out Of Time’ swaps YG’s hint of Scissor Sisters for something much more Hurts-y, imbuing their pop with a Drums-esque melancholy. Hear the original here. Our Is Tropical mix slows it down for an even moodier, growly take on the original.
Elsewhere on the net:
Deftones are giving away a track called ‘Rocket Skates’ on their site from today.
Stereogum have redesigned their site and given more prominence to streams and MP3s. Head over to have a look round and pick up tracks from Beach House, Glasser and The New Pornographers.