Groover Playlist 57 | Many Happy Returns

Meet some great new artists — and get reacquainted with some old favourites.

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Massacre at Two Pines psyche you out, Pampi puts her heart into it, New Bleach are born again, Nedelko is on the move and more in today’s submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) subscribe to my Tinnitist Groover Top 100 playlist HERE, or you can listen to it via the widget at the lower right of every page on this site. If you want to be in an upcoming playlist, click the link just below the widget or go HERE. Most of today’s artists have been here before with previous singles. I’ll take that as a compliment.

 


Massacre at Two Pines | See You Blush

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Psychedelic Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Like the clean-cut younger brothers of the Brian Jonestown boys, Massacre at Two Pines bring a breath of fresh air into the world of psychedelic rock. With their new album On the Tip of My Tongue, the band showcase an impressive debut LP with tracks ranging from the swirling majesty of Psyche Tongue and 6 months to the Jack White-leaning pop of See You Blush. Lyrically, the songs cover acid comedowns, fever dreams of Nick Cave and miscellaneous romantic longings and disillusionments.”


Pampi | Coeur Indolore

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I invite you to this bubble of happiness for an evening, a song, a party. Keep hope and forget all that is negative around you. Join us in this musical escape.”


New Bleach | You

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “When all else fails, you’ve got to start anew. You’ve got to destroy what was to mold what’s to come. New Bleach is the new indie-pop project from two members of renowned Francophone rock band Caravane. Dominic Pelletier and Raphaël Potvin wished to explore new sonic territories and create music that feels current, but intimate. With great musicality, airy melodies, and the ethereal voice of Margaux Sauvé, New Bleach sing the rebirth that sometimes follows an unexpected encounter. With You, the band is offering an original universe where analog textures mix with electronic sounds, a bewitching groove and some moving voices.”


Nedelko | Cinq Centimètres Par Seconde

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Urban.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “A rapper and singer from the Lyon collective L’Animalerie, Nedelko appears as a fusion of influences from progressive and experimental music, along with a taste for technical, symmetrical, sincere and spontaneous rap. Associated with the composer and beatmaker Oster Lapwass, he has released his second project Urizen Pt. 1, a logical continuation of the first opus Rheology, which already offered us a nebulous world, soaring and imbued with a luminous melancholy.”


Pastel Coast | Dial

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Pastel Coast are coming back in 2021 with a new opus. But first it’s time to Dial up their new single and evoke some sunny colours. Pastel Coast sing a solar conversation on the phone in three minutes, under a rain of synthesizer.”


Waldskin | Sharing Atoms

HOME BASE: Switzerland.
GENRE: Art-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Waldskin are a Swiss band that stand out from the current scene by proposing a more typified music in phase with the international alternative world. Composed of sound design, old machines and more obscure music lovers, the band has developed a style oscillating between pop art and electronica — but without forbidding themselves from ambitious musical extravagances.”


Tikom | L’âge D’or

HOME BASE: Switzerland.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Instinctive and radiant electro offering a large spectrum of passionate rhythms, colours, warmth and earthy essences, L’âge D’or is a chilly easy listening track. Three resources were needed: A beat, synthesizers and a lead. The voice come from a street musician that I recorded in the city of Bern, Switzerland.”


Eagle Sky | Rêves Eveillés

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Urban.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Eagle Sky likes to mix universes to create new and hybrid products. As part of his music, Eagle Sky raps and sings in both French and English. The essence of Eagle Sky’s music is authenticity — he solely takes inspiration from what he has lived, seen and felt during his life experiences. It allows him to share real emotions with true stories. Eagle Sky wants to be an artist who inspires and motivates his fans to reach for their goals and never give up. Says Eagle Sky: “The fifth song in the #CONQUERORSFRIDAYS series, Rêves Eveillés projects us into a catchy universe.”


Maylin, The Buffalo Girl | Sometimes

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Through her music, Maylin strives to empower her audience to help them overcome their daily struggle. And so she does — thanks to the strength she draws from nature. Maylin currently lives between Paris and her village of Poitou, where she writes and records most of her songs and creates her web series Maylin’s Lab. She also draws inspiration from her travels — most recently when she met Indigenous peoples of South America and was able to begin to learn their shamanic traditions.”


Lundi Bleu | Atmosphere

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Lundi Bleu are a French electro-deep house band. Welcome to the New Age. Lundi Bleu present Atmosphere by DJ Trys. Let’s all breathe together!”


This Frontier Needs Heroes | Dumb It Down

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Folk-Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:This Frontier Needs Heroes is the moniker of singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti, who has spent the past 10 years playing shows all over the world. One night with Brad will run the gamut of all human emotions — humour, hedonism, activism and heartbreaking sadness. From Folk-rock anthems, to indie folk, flares of psychedelic, alt-country, to straight up storytelling you get it all in one song. Influenced by songwriters like John Prine, Billy Bragg, Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt, his timeless songs mix love, humor, and protest seamlessly to get you through the tough times. Dumb it Down is a satirical song about trying to write a hit song in Nashville by appealing to the lowest common denominator, but it also addresses the crisis in democracy in the age of disinformation. People are being intentionally misled and misinformed to achieve a political outcome and foment discord.”


Magali Lange | Christmas Hug

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Gospel-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “With a passion for jazz, Magali Lange performs in many ensembles and cabaret troupes, conducts children’s choirs for the Philarmonie de Paris, directed the Equestrian Academy Choir and has been the choirmaster of gospel-jazz ensemble Wide Spirit. Christmas Hug is THE gospel-pop song for Christmas 2020: Bright, joyful and lively, it is enriched with beautiful vocal harmonies. The lyrics speak of a humane Christmas, of the richness born of difference, of the joy of being together, as we are.”


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