Category Archives: on the rise

[on the rise] Messrs

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“Australia’s Messrs create a synth-laden sound that encapsulates nearly three decades of indie-pop.  Using the industrial beats of new wave-era Depeche Mode as a launch pad, Messrs touch on early 90s Pulp-inspired house, all the way up to their modern take on all that has come before.  The band’s debut EP Welcome To Nowhere, with it’s silky sax and pulsing beat, will put a smile on the face of anyone who has ever set foot on the dance floor in the last thirty years, but will also resonate as something startling fresh and original.” [via Planetary Group]

Messrs – Desert (from Welcome To Nowhere EP)

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[on the rise] Akela the Lone Wolf

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I know very little about Akela the Lone Wolf, but I do know he’s a producer from Northern California, his debut album Catalyst is dropping sometime this year, and i’m obsessed with the first single, “Waaves (feat. JSPR)”.  Easily my favorite song this month.  It’s an experimental/ambient track, with a sound and style comparable to the likes of Blackbird Blackbird, Bonobo, Dntel, and Teen Daze, but definitely an original and creative piece of music.  I can’t wait to hear more.

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