While Barack Obama was busy preparing for his second term in office, BitCandy were attending to much more important manners. That is, filtering through the blogosphere for the top indie songs of the last 7 days. So, before Beyonce starts howling some Etta James song in honor of Mr. O, turn off your tube and instead enjoy the 12 (yes, 12!) best indie tracks to touch down on the intranet this week.
Big Black Delta “Betamax”
Kicking shit off with an electro industrial belter courtesy of BitCandy's top pick for 2013, Big Black Delta. Jonathan Bates sees your smoking female drummer and raises you two smoking female drummers!
Steffaloo “Can't You See?”
Can't you see? Stefallo doesn't want you, crazy stalker dude! Wait...is she singing about BitCandy?!
The Lumineers “Boots Of Spanish Leather (Bob Dylan Cover)”
The Lumineers quit with the hot damn “ho, heying” to cover the Bob Dylan classic, “Boots Of Spanish Leather” (all the while they subconsciously sell you a pair of Beats By Dre).
Young Dreams “Fog Of War”
Ugh, this video gave us vertigo. Nevermind! Who knew Norway sounded this good? More Nordic treats are due to come your way on March 5, when Young Dreams will drop their debut on Modular.
London Grammar “Hey Now”
Put The xx to one side and dig on London Grammar's slow burning debut single, “Hey Now,” instead. Hannah Reid has some almighty lungs. Take note, Romy!
Cider Sky “We Are In Love”
Could Cider Sky be Los Angeles' best kept secret? Not if you are one of those crazy Twihards who recently bumped into the duo's track “Northern Lights” on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack!
From Los Angeles' best kept secret, to, um, Manchester's. PINS' debut EP, LUVU4LYF, melted our face off, Vivian Girls styleé, last year. Time that it melted yours!
Lord Huron “Ends of the Earth”
Take a bow, Ben Schneider - the Michigan man behind Lord Huron - whose debut album and deliciously rustic ode to the American West, Lonersome Dreams, is out now on I Am Sound Records.
Ra Ra Riot “Wilderness”
Ra Ra Riot return with Beta Love tomorrow. We may or may not have creamed our pants upon hearing the album cut, “Wilderness,” which channels Wild Beasts circa Smother. (Note to self: buy detergent.)
Matthew E. White “Big Love”
Matthew E. White is less “indie,” more “brain frazzling space jazz.” Nevertheless, bring on the debut album, Big Inner - out next month on Domino!
Rich Boy ft Hemi "Break The Pot"'
So, “Break The Pot” is no “Throw Some D's...” But screw the haters! Rich Boy is still relevant, dammit!
Roxy Music “Ladytron”
Roll back 40 years and Brian Eno was twiddling Bryan Ferry's knobs in Roxy Music. “Ladytron” is lifted from Roxy Music'sspellbinding self-titled debut album, and later provided the name for the Liverpudlian electro quartet.