What a beautiful teaser Make The World Waitis! MODOC, an alt-rock trio from Munice, IN are about to release their 2nd album titled Automatic + Voluntary on February 5th, 2016, and Make The World Wait will be the 2nd track on this new record. With killer hooks, driving beats and cool vocals, MODOC set the bar and anticipation for their follow-up album high.

This is the quiet time of the year and it is a good opportunity to catch up with what we missed in 2015. For example, this dark wave track Bonfire by New York band Lantrns, which has an intense haunting undertone beneath Kaitlyn Mills’ pretty vocals. There is more of this on their debut EP that you can stream on Soundcloud.

We Are The Stars, an identical twin brother duo from New York, recently released From The Sky, a six tracks EP featuring some of their most popular tracks. On it is for example Flight a vocoder-heavy, slightly trippy and slowly unfolding little gem of a synth-pop song — our Song Pick of Wednesday.

Let’s go out 2015 with a new artist Audrey Air, who is working on her debut EP for next year. Strawberry Syrup Sixteens is a track which turns out not as easy going as it might appear after the first few bars. Beautiful, our Song Pick of Thursday!

Intelligent synth-pop is alive and kicking and yet another proof for that statement are BLAJK, a five-piece from Toronto, Canada. We want to kick-off the New Year with something special, and French Class, the latest single by BLAJK, is just perfect! Stomping beats, catchy tunes and then these killer vocals by Jordan Radics, velvety deep, slightly raspy, like the much needed “anti-hangover dark ale” today. Treat yourself to “French Class”, our first Song Pick of the Day of 2016.

Vibes by Michael McQuaid is a dark R&B track, with quite an earthy, (blues)-guitar vibe to it, and that makes for one highly interesting and also sensual combination! Michael McQuaid, a Texas native, moved to Nashville to pursue music and that’s where he comes up with this crazy cool music.

The holidays are over and that means the next bug thing to look forward to is SXSW 2016. A few hundred artists are already performed and one of them is Pixx from England, who released a beautiful four song EP last summer. She has been working on her debut album somewhere here in our ’hood, so I’m sure we see new music of hers soon. Until then, listen to our Song Pick of the Sunday Fall In.

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