Young Friends+Depreciation Guild+Laurel

Posted by Jakub

The Young Friends are teens from Arizona, teens!!! like 17 and 18 years old! making surf / 50’s pop, that blows my mind. Okay now that i’m over that and feel like an old man i’m more than happy to have heard them since its the first record that oozes youth and summer flings like having a gusher for the first time. If you like it stream the LP here with a free MP3 and check them out in the video below.

Going from one young band to another The Depreciation Guild are on the other side of teen feelings, the more sentimental teens. The guitars sound like your favorite early 90s dream pop band that you thought might finally fill that void of Slowdive being done.

Ann Arbor, MI / Brooklyn’s Laurel Halo I think made a song that people might of wished what the new Knife album should have sounded like. With her vocals set in the background while she plays dreamy keys (she plays that part live! I saw it, very impressive) I can put this song on repeat day after day.

M.I.A. went for it, her new video is relentless, shocking and NSFW but that doesn’t make me stop loving this track, should be a huge summer hit at the rowdy outdoor rock parties.

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Jarson says:

April 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm

I’m from Arizona, too. Its really cool watching that video…I know all those places. POP the Soda Shop!


Alex / HeadUp says:

April 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Been digging that Laurel Halo track since I saw it on Pfork, definitely a bit raw, but I think there’s a bit of appeal in the slightly more lo-fi mixing/mastering.

That TYF video makes me feel all funny inside, looked like fun to make.


NAVIS says:

April 27, 2010 at 11:54 pm

And after listening to Laurel Halo all day… I can’t stop. So good. The other song on her site is just as awesome.


alex says:

April 28, 2010 at 10:59 am

I can’t believe they took that amazing suicide track and made it sound like music in converse commercial.


Ethan says:

April 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Interesting juxtaposition between the super fun video from The Young Friends and the super brutal video from M.I.A. It was really well done, even though it made me feel icky inside.


StephenHero says:

May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

It’s so weird to see my old neighborhood in that video. I used to walk my dog down there almost every day! And yes, during the summer there were always teens on their bikes hanging out under the McDowell Rd. bridge, but they never looked as hipster as those kids.