Singles Buffet: Foals, CHVRCHES, Skylar Spence and more!

Singles Buffet

Singles Buffet highlights new music worth your time. Dig in to a smorgasbord of different musical tastes. And let us know what you’re liking best in the comments section or on our Facebook Page. Oh, and be sure to give us a follow on the Hype Machine!

Foals – “London Thunder”

That new Foals’ album, What Went Down, dropped just yesterday, so there’s a good chance that you’re obsessively listening to it on repeat. “London Thunder” is the album’s most recent single and starts off sounding a little like Gary Jules’ soft but stunning remake of “Mad World”. However, as the song progresses, it only gets bigger much like the other singles that Foals shared from What Went Down.

Do I really need to tell you to Like Foals on Facebook; you probably already do.

CHVRCHES – “Leave A Trace” (Four Tet Remix)

Sorry, I wasn’t really impressed by CHVRCHES‘ lead single, “Leave A Trace”, from their forthcoming album, Every Open Eye. Why? Because it sounded like something that could have been pulled from their last one, The Bones Of What You Believe. However, it doesn’t matter what I think or believe because many of you are going to enjoy anything the group puts out. I will say that this remix of “Leave A Trace” by Four Tet is superb.

If you support synthesized pop, then you should LIKE CHVRCHES.

Skylar Spence – “Can’t You See” (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

St. Pepsi….whoops!….I mean Skylar Spence gave us a reason to dance with his fun single, “Can’t You See”. Well, the fun has been sucked dry by Ryan Hemsworth, who has recognized the original’s emotional impact and given it a full spotlight for all to see in his new remix. It’s like hearing a new song, something akin to a moody Justin Timberlake single.

Give Ryan Hemsworth a moment of your time HERE.

Julia Holter – “Sea Calls Me Home”

If you have yet to experience the music of Julia Holter because you’re in love with Sharon Van Etten or St. Vincent or Joanna Newsom and just haven’t paid attention to the artistry and talent of Holter, now is the time for you sit your ass down and listen to the woman. She is AMAZING! Her new single, “Sea Calls Me Home”, is part of her forthcoming album, Have You In My Wilderness. Of the track, Holter says: “’Sea Calls Me Home’ is about moving away from things that trap you, the scary wonder in discovering freedom.”

Julia Holter deserves your attention and a LIKE. Be a dear and give her one.

Keep Shelly in Athens – “Now I’m Ready” (featuring Ocean Hope)

Keep Shelly In Athens are promising a more emotionally mature and sonically adventurous sound on their sophomore album, Now I’m Ready. They’ve shared the album’s title track, which starts off texturally ambient before an exciting climax. The only question is are you ready for more? I’m sure you’re saying, “Yes”, to your computer or mobile screen at this very moment.

Want to keep Keep Shelly in Athens even closer in your life? Give them a LIKE on Facebook.

The Griswolds – “Right On Track” (Win & Woo Remix)

Nicholas Winholt and Austin Woo are lovingly referred to as the production duo Win & Woo, and they’ve won and wooed over plenty of listeners with their sharp remixes. Their latest targets The Griswolds‘ “Right On Track”, taken from their album, Be Impressive. Taking The Griswolds’ album title to heart, Win & Woo have turned in another impressive remix to present The Griswolds’ original in a fresh new tropical form.

Win and woo Nicholas and Austin over by giving them a LIKE on their Facebook.

Keys N Krates – “Dum Dee Dum” (NGHTMRE Remix)

Canadian electronic trio Keys N Krates‘ “Dum Dee Dum” gets a “BIG low end” from producer NGHTMRE that many of think is a dream come true. I could envision this being part of one of those promotional VMA commercials with Miley Cyrus sticking her long ass tongue out obnoxiously.

If you’re feeling it, give NGHTMRE a like HERE.


And that does it for this week! Let us know what you like in the comments or on our Facebook page!

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