New Music: Killers Walk Among Us – “Quitter Happier”

August 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Swedish band Killers Walk Among Us follow up their brilliant “Bonjour Tristesse” single with their latest track, titled “Quitter Happier.”

The single, the third released from their upcoming debut album, is a delicate ballad where the soft vocals are juxtaposed by horn instruments. The balance between the two musical aesthetics create an emotive tune that allows the listener to get into the somber mind of the band members, especially lead singer Stefan Holmberg.

Listen below:

After the tragic passing of Holmberg (the lead singer and songwriter), the band continues to celebrate his life by releasing great indie rock music.

Look out for the band’s debut (and final) album on August 26th via A Tendervision Recording.

Listen Here: Killers Walk Among Us – “Bonjour Tristesse”

July 23, 2014 § 1 Comment

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Killers Walk Among Us, Sweden’s latest indie rock export, has a slightly different come-up story that sets them apart from any other band out there. After their lead singer and songwriter Stefan Holmberg passed away earlier this year, the remaining members of the band are continuing to push their music as a tribute to their friend.

Their new single, “Bonjour Tristesse,” is haunting ballad that compels the ears with eerie guitar riffs and weighty drums. The lead singer’s vocals (which are reminiscent of 30 Seconds To Mars’ lead vocalist Jared Leto) are quite somber, which is honestly chilling when thinking about the band’s current status. Nevertheless, “Bonjour Tristesse” is an indie rock winner.

Check it out below:

Look out for the band’s debut (and final) album on August 26th via A Tendervision Recording.

Youth + Hysteria Songs of the Summer: My 2014 Playlist!

July 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

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After a truly dreadful winter, summer is finally here for us to enjoy! These warm months are sure to be filled with trips to the beaches, colorful cocktails, innocent flings, lots of laughs, and – of course – great music!

My summer playlist for 2014 features a ton of light and airy songs which lean towards the Pop, Rock and Electronic genres, that are perfectly suitable for laying out on the sand or jamming at a rooftop party. It includes songs from artists like Lana Del Rey, Classixx, Kitten, Dream LakeThe Black Keys, and much more!

Head on below to see what I’ll be rocking to over the next few months – curated on Spotify!

Youth + Hysteria Summer ’14 Tracklist

1. Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”
2. Tame Impala – “Feels Like We’re Only Going Backwards”
3. Arctic Monkeys – “One For The Road”
4. The Black Keys – “Fever”
5. Kitten – “Like A Stranger”
6. Classixx – “Hanging Gardens”
7. Cashmere Cat – “Mirror Maru”
8. Sky Ferreira – “Everything Is Embarassing”
9. Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
10. BANKS – “Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)”
11. Betty Who – “Heartbreak Dream”
12. AlunaGeorge – “Lost & Found”
13. M.I.A. – “Y.A.L.A.”
14. KAYTRANADA – “At All”
15. RAC – “Cheap Sunglasses”
16. Kygo – “Cut Your Teeth”
17. Kylie Minogue – “Into The Blue”
18. Beyonce – “Partition”
19. ASTR – “Operate”
20. BANKS – “Drowning”
21. Classixx – “A Stranger Love”
22. Liz – “That’s My Man”
23. Diplo – “Revolution”
24. Lana Del Rey – “Florida Kilos”
25. Dream Lake – “In The Lights”

What tunes will you be spinning this summer?

Photo Courtesy of: We Heart It

New Music: Dream Lake – “Let Us Stay In The Light”

June 26, 2014 § 1 Comment

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At Youth & Hysteria, I’ve become truly intrigued by musical newcomers Dream Lake. The Swedish pop duo’s entrancing rhythms and romantic lyrics are a delight to listen to, and their latest track “Let Us Stay In The Light” is no different.

The mid-tempo song wraps itself around dreamy (no pun intended) melodies that are filled with tinkering synths and delicate piano notes. Isabella Svärdstam, the duo’s key vocalist, fit effortlessly with the production – due to her angelic tone.

Enjoy below:

“Let Us Stay In The Light” take the #91 spot on Sweden’s single labels 100 Songs.

Eliza Shaddad Releases New Video For “Waters”: Watch

June 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

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After the stunner that was her first single “Waters,” Eliza Shaddad is back with the release of its new music video!

Directed my Liam Saint-Pierre, the visuals show a distressed man seemingly running for his life as he tries to reach his girlfriend to make amends with his relationship, but proves to be too late. Shaddad’s brooding vocals serve as the narration for the relatable storyline. The song’s heart-wrenching tone provides a great backdrop for the emotive and intriguing music video.

Check it out below:

“Waters” is the lead single from Eliza Shaddad’s debut eponymously-titled EP, released on June 16 via Beatnik Creative.

New Music: Liu Bei – “Atlas World”

June 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

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After the positive feedback from their debut single “Infatuation,” paradYse/Transgressive Records’ latest signee Liu Bei has released the accompanying b-side titled “Atlas World.”

The song is a beautifully cloudy haze, with frontman Richard Walters’ lush vocals anchored by bold drums and tinkering synths. The uplifting quality of the rhythms is well juxtaposed by the somber lyrics, which are quite emotive: “And the Devil can’t see me, he can’t bring me home to hell.” Overall, it is a refreshing take on pop music that isn’t afraid to be sonically daring.

Listen below:

The London-based band (pronounced “Lou Bay”) explain the meaning behind their interesting name: “We heard something on the radio about Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord who was known as an amazing strategist and a really caring, benevolent leader. He was also eight feet tall and had ears so big he could see them. Seemed like something to aspire to.” The members, who created the band last summer, find inspirations from artists like Mazzy Star, Slowdive and Ride.

Like what you hear? Both tunes are now available on iTunes!

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