Mansions On The Moon- “Somewhere Else Tonight”

This latest track from indie/synth-pop group Mansions On The Moon is a bit of a departure from their previous work. The first thought that came to mind when I attempted to describe it is “Passion Pit goes a little EDM,” but I’m not sure that’s an entirely accurate or fair description. With “Somewhere Else Tonight,” they have definitely managed to straddle the line between indiepop and EDM in a way that’s infectious and intriguing, but without being accessible or mainstream enough to break into top 40 territory.

If you’re looking for a fun, summery song that’s a little different from what you might hear on the radio, or if you’re just craving a little bit of ear candy, this one is definitely worth checking out.

Sir Sly- “You Haunt Me”

I don’t always listen to breezy, lighthearted indiepop, but when I do, it usually sounds something like this latest song by the up and coming Los Angeles trio Sir Sly, who first caught my attention this spring with their cover of Drake’s “Marvin’s Room.” On their new track, “You Haunt Me,” the bright, wistful arrangements and shiny vocals belie the melancholy tinged lyrics, creating a beautiful, uplifting backdrop to a song that speaks of loss.

Stream “You Haunt Me,” the title track on their upcoming album below, and if you like what you hear, pre-order the album before its September 29 release date.

Mansions On The Moon- “Don’t Tell”

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I’ve been a huge fan of Mansions On The Moon since they released their debut EP, “Lightyears” in 2012, and I’m really excited that they’re finally about to release their first full length album. “Don’t Tell,” the album’s lead single, is the exactly kind of dreamy dance-pop that will win over fans of more popular indiepop acts such as Passion Pit, Phoenix, and Empire Of The Sun. It’s laden with fun, infectious beats and hooks that give the song a lighthearted, summery feel. But it’s the band’s slick production and spirited, harmonic vocals that set this song apart from the sea of forgettable indiepop that’s floating around out there.

The song is available as a free download through the band’s website, http://mansionsonthemoon.com, and you can get the album a week before its release date of 10/22 by pre-ordering it through Pledge Music.

Broods- “Mother & Father”

If you’re looking for irresistibly catchy, intelligently crafted pop with a slightly dark, moody edge that sets it apart from the mass of generic stuff out there, look no further than the latest single from New Zealand electropop duo Broods. With a steady, driving beat, soaring, yearning choruses, and wonderfully varied vocal dynamics, it evokes the best work of artists such as Ellie Goulding, Lorde, Florence and The Machine, and MSMR. I’m thinking “Mother & Father” just might be the song that gains this relatively new duo even more recognition and popularity.

Stream it here:

Pixies- Where Is My Mind (Telepathic Teddy Bear cover)

Here’s a fun, electropoppy cover of a classic indie rock song by The Pixies. Telepathic Teddy Bear puts a refreshing spin on a familiar track and his electronic arrangement and production is total ear candy. The vocals are also especially well done.

If you love indie pop/electropop in the style of Passion Pit, STRFKR, or Tokyo Police Club then you should definitely check it out.

Avec Sans- “Will Do” (TV On The Radio cover)

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Avec Sans just released this cool, electro/indiepoppy cover of TV On The Radio’s “Will Do” that you’ll love if you’re into electronic music with female vocals. The synthy, poppy sounds they’ve decorated the song with make it feel just a little lighter, and Alice Fox’s vocals are certainly compelling and convincing. I think they chose the perfect song to cover; this is really well done.

Avec Sans- “Will Do” (TV On The Radio Cover)