The Whendays: "Heavy"

We recently featured "Namlos," an oddly catchy cut of brooding synth-pop by Stockholm-based, Swedish-American duo The Whendays. "Heavy" continues in a similar vein with subdued electronic funk and off-kilter guitar work, echoing contemporaries like Toro Y Moi as well as more direct reference points, like Prince. Ostensibly breezy and laid-back, it preserves the band's signature undercurrent of elusive menace and unease. --Noam Klaar, Don't Die Wondering

MP3: The Whendays: "Heavy"

More Whendays tracks are available for download via Soundcloud

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MP3: The Whendays: "Namlos"

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Posted by dontdiewondering on 05/24/2011 at 4 p.m..

Don't Die Wondering Mix: "I Die Wondering"

London's Don't Die Wondering just got some new, flame-centric digital skin. To celebrate, this hub for bizarre, hybrid electronica of all wave shapes has put together a SoundCloud mix of some MP3 highlights from its 2 years of existence, and a short reflection on what it means to live in a "Tumblereality." Tracklisting after the jump. --Emilie Friedlander, Altered Zones

"In Tumblreality, the only thing that is real is the tumble. Posts tumble like real troopers in a sequential line in a blue boxed exodus out of sight into the comfort zone of other pages. Songs I’ve loved on pages 5, 19 and 33, in the next few days will tumble to pages 7, 21 and 35, respectively. Rediscovering a post page 97, the bandwidth of which is now long expired, can bring an unexpected tear to the eye, like finding a dusty old yearbook in the attic. The point here is not to get all teary eyed but rather to coin the term Tumblereality, as well as to say that DDW is now on SoundCloud. Here’s a mix to inaugurate it, of some favorite songs and artists I’ve had the privilege of sharing here over the last year or so. Thanks to all the artists included. And thanks to Linda Jarvis for the new blog design."

IDW MIX by Don't Die Wondering

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