BayRan :: Taps (Premiere)

We are happy to be premiering the new single "Taps" by Miami electronic artist BayRan. It's a great looping instrumental electronic track that we are digging!

We asked BayRan what this track is all about, and here is what he had to say ::

"Taps" is about the hypnotic redundancy that occurs at various points throughout our lives. By using short repetitions, I wanted to create a feeling that doesn’t necessarily evolve or change as expected. It was challenging to commit to certain elements, but I felt that there is a lack of self reflection and ambiguity in modern music. It might not be easily digested, but I really tried to instill a sense of anxiety and entranse the listener using traditional elements of songwriting in unconventional ways" 

With no further ado check out that excellent new track "Taps" which he is giving away as a free download for OTR readers! Yes! Best grab that quick before he changes his mind.

Jaialai :: Chariot

Miami band Jaialai who we wrote about their excellent debut single "Pink Motion" last year here sent us their new single "Chariot". It's a cool shoegazey tune and it features a sweet 360' video for it. They recorded the song earlier this year with Carlos Imperatori (Fabulosos Cadillacs producer) and it features Didi Gutman from Brazilian Girls on keyboards. Lead singer Oscar tells us "The song is about finding happiness after being disillusioned". You know, shit most people can relate too.

Check out that video/tune below...

Rainsford :: Intentions ft Twin Shadow

Got sent this sweet indie pop tune by LA artist Rainsford called "Intentions" which features the amazing Twin Shadow sharing vocal duties with her in the choruses, and even a bit of a verse for himself as well. Great pop tune! She describes the song's inspiration as coming from being in a couple of relationships in the past were neither of them really knew what they wanted and were scared to truly speak their minds, leaving her wondering "what are your intentions?". 

Check that out below...

The Presets :: Do What You Want

The Presets are back!! They just released new single "Do What You Want" yesterday on Halloween and it is classic high energy synth them. I remember seeing them play live in South Beach sometime in the 00's and they blew me away. So much energy! I kinda hope they push their comfort zone a bit on their hopefully soon to follow new album.

Franz Ferdinand :: Always Ascending

I know indie rock is dead, but I will always have a special place in my heart for Franz Ferdinand. I was obsessed with their self titled 2004 debut album which gave us the forever classic "Take Me Out" (which still works on the dance floor). I happy to report they are back! They just released new single "Always Ascending" from their upcoming album also titled Always Ascending being released February 9th 2018. It is everything I remember from Franz Ferdinand. Jangly guitars, catchy choruses, their lead singers amazing voice, but mainly just a whole lot of fun! You can find all those ingredients in first single "Always Ascending". Good to know they haven't lost it.