Jens Lekman – What’s That Perfume That You Wear?

Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman took on the ambitious challenge of releasing a new song each week in 2015. After accomplishing such a wild undertaking, the electro-pop musician has announced a proper full-length due February 17th titled Life Will See You Now. From the upcoming release is the shimmery new single “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”. Incorporating influences from calypso, bossanova, and nu-disco, Lekman turns his easy-going performance into a relaxing, upbeat dance groove. Listen to the new single below and head to his website for more information and tour dates.

TOPANGA – Shadows

Los Angeles indie electro-rock group TOPANGA, lead by Derek Brambles and Eric Johnson are releasing their debut Midnight Jungle EP in February. Based around their experiences and the nightlife of L.A., the new EP is brimming with electronic energy and glowing charm. From the upcoming release comes the lead single “Shadows”, a song Brambles originally had written as a commercial music composer. His love for the tune evolved and he decided to turn it into an electro-pop hit. Exploding into glowing synthesizers and toe-tapping rhythms, “Shadows” is an exciting first look into the…

Sam Setton – Stranger

After a break-up, most people tend to sulk in their PJs, spend too much money at the bar, and/or fill the next few months with bad decisions and introspective regret. For electro-pop artist Sam Setton, he instead chose to focus on his music and experiment with his sound. Oh, and to compose a catchy electro-pop track in hopes of winning back the heart of his ex-girlfriend. Setton’s new single “Stranger” is his attempt to grab her attention, and reverse their current situation as “strangers”. With his debut EP slated for release…

In No Particular Order: November 11, 2016

Alright, let’s keep this short and sweet. I know you want to get started and enjoy all the sweet, new releases from the past week so I won’t drag on too long. ‘Cause no one likes someone who just rambles on about nothing and just fills space with words. It’s almost like they’re trying to either hide something or just fill a gap with nonsense to make them seem important or more knowledgable about a subject. Truth is, they probably know just as much as you do or the next…

In No Particular Order: November 4, 2016

Congratulations! You’ve found the one place of refuge from the upcoming American Election! If you’re anything like me, you’re sick and tired of election talk so forget about all of that for a brief moment before checking your social media. Instead, get lost in the music with this week’s In No Particular Order – a busy one at that. With five albums on the pedestal and a handful more on deck, the first week of November is one to celebrate – regardless of the results from the “greatest country in the…

Austra – Utopia (Official Music Video)

Some fear the future, others embrace it. Regardless, all of us envision some sort of way of being down the road. For Toronto synth-pop act Austra, the future has no boundaries, a theme explored on their upcoming release Future Politics. Frontwoman Katie Stelmanis explains, “[Future Politics] is a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia. Not just hope in the future, but the idea that everyone is required to help write it, and the boundaries of what it can look like are both fascinating and endless. It’s not about ‘being political’, it’s about reaching…

In No Particular Order – August 12, 2016

Hopefully the two and a half months in-between features hasn’t caused any readers some financial, emotional, or musical distress. But then again, if you were betting money, had some form of emotional attachment to the weekly INPO being published, or decided to go not listen to any music until now, then maybe my tardiness is not the problem… (and hey, at least I’m not pulling a Frank Ocean). Although I was half hoping someone would notice there had been a lack of well-written, weekly summaries selecting some of the best…

Lowell – High Enough (Official Music Video)

Indie dream-pop singer-songwriter Lowell is one of the handful of artists who are evolving pop music, pushing it well past its current boundaries and into a constantly modern state. After the success of her 2014 collaboration and tour with Icona Pop (another example of contemporary pop), Lowell is set to follow up the dynamic, female-driven effort with the release her latest Part 1: PARIS YK EP on August 26th. Known for her support in bringing awareness to LGBTQ issues and women’s rights, Lowell’s latest single “High Enough” touches on the need to exceed expectations.…

Almeeva – Part Fiction

Greg Hoepffner is the drummer of Paris electro-pop band Kid North, but the French musician also produces and creates electronic music under the moniker Almeeva. His latest effort Oblite EP is set to be released on July 9th, but Hoepffner has shared the dynamic lead single “Part Fiction” ahead of time. Incorporating elements of house and trance into his lush, synth-pop sound, “Part Fiction” begins with Almeeva’s reverb-drenched vocals overtop a repeating melody and pounding bass kick. The song eventually slows and shifts into a futuristic trance loop that builds and builds with each…

Cleopold – Altitude & Oxygen EP

  (If you like: Chet Faker, Cherub, Milky Chance)  You hear the name Chet Faker, and for fans of the nu-singer/songwriter, crystallized R&B flavours matched with minimalist electro-pop textures come to mind, as he gracefully croons stories and emotions overtop. So its of no surprise when Australian musician Cleopold signed with Faker’s label Detail Records to release his debut Altitude & Oxygen EP. Available today, Altitude & Oxygen is a 5-track collection of Cleopold’s original material, but with an uncanny resemblance to Faker. Needless to say, fans will find an enjoyable sense of familiarity with the new album,…