This week we offer free music from a mix of new artists: LA based Buzzy Lee; Unknown Mortal Orchestra who come to southern California in mid May; Meiko who is “Back In The Game” with a new song; The Sea and Cake‘s distinctive sound; and we find The Districts stretching out in a bold direction.
Sasha Spielberg – aka Buzzy Lee – made her film debut in her father’s film The Terminal, but music is her real passion. Her debut EP is produced by her talented best friend, Nicolas Jaar, and features a track we’re digging called “Coolhand.”
The couple at the center of UMO’s new track realize they’re not actually in love, but just high. That may seem like the makings for a sad song, but an undercurrent of freedom gives the song a euphoric feel.
Meiko is a staple in the Los Angeles music scene, and her songs are a natural fit for TV shows and film. When asked about “Back In The Game”, Meiko says, “It’s a ‘going-out’ anthem for the broken-hearted. You know, brush your knees off, get back in there, and kick some ass!” Atta Girl!
Legendary Chicago band The Sea and Cake have their own distinctive sound that’s centered around guitar interplay and a strong rhythm section. “Any Day” is the title track from their forthcoming album and is a promising start.
A band’s third album is always telling; it’s a time where they are able to stretch out and expand their sound (or step into a new direction). For Pennsylvanian outfit The Districts their leap is exponential as they turn up their guitars, provide booming drums, and steamy vocals on “Nighttime Girls.”
(UMO photo c/o Nick Krug)