By Sarah Besnard
Artist: Oscar & Martin
From: Melbourne, Australia
Sounds Like: Crafted Twee-Pop in the vein of James Blake and Jai Paul.
Reason to listen: This Australian duo that has supported bands like Caribou and Architecture in Helsinki is on the rise. Their brilliant first album For You was released a few weeks ago via Two Bright Lakes.
Sounds Like: Hypnotic neo-psychedelic lo-fi electronica
Reason to listen: Their rather cryptic bio about colour matter will pique your curiosity.
“Recently our work with color has led us, in spite of ourselves, to search little by little, with some assistance (from the listener, from the observer), for the realization of matter, and we have decided to end the battle. Our works are now invisible and we would like to show them in a clear and positive manner, in our recordings or otherwise, in the lines and tones of beige.”
Listen to their spacy and majestic track “Folds”:
Shows: Sunday, 19 June 2011- NYC Taper / Pop Tarts Northside Festival Showcase
From: Montreal, Canada
Sounds Like: Mysterious lo-fi, 80’s synth pop
Reason to listen: Chevalier Avant Garde, formerly Postcards, have two new self-released 7”s up for FREE download on their bandcamp! Get it and watch the video for “New Face’ below.