Make Your Ears Happy! February 16, 2016 Edition

Now that your post-Valentine’s Day mood has brightened, let PeteHatesMusic make your ears happy with some new tunes that dropped this week, and over the past several weeks.

Cape Cub - Closer via SoundCloud screen cap

Cape Cub – Closer
Location: The mysterious Northeast of the United Kingdom
Select Previous Posts: Lantern
A minimalist description: Simple song, with a nice build, and pretty darn catchy

Haerts – Eva
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Select Previous Posts: All the Days, Hemiplegia, and Call My Name
A minimalist description: They do dream pop so well!

Twin River – Antony
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
A minimalist description: Indie rock / dream pop with a sense of urgency

Strumbellas – Spirits
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Select Previous Posts: Sailing
A minimalist description: I loved Sailing, but the chorus for this song is catchy and powerful. This is good.

Reuben and the Dark – Heart in Two
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Select Previous Posts: Rolling Stone
A minimalist description: Good verses, but a GREAT chorus. All the feels!

Julia Holter- Boots
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
A minimalist description: Those sweet vocals combine well with the piano and percussion parts throughout the song

Mogwai – Ether
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Select Previous Posts: Wizard Motor, The Lord is Out of Control, and Teenage Exorcists
A minimalist description: More good stuff from the post-rock instrumentalists; this one is horn-focused.

Grimes – Kill v. Maim
Location: Montreal, Canada
Select Previous Posts: REALiTi, Go, Genesis, and many more
A minimalist description: Sure, this dropped a few weeks ago, but it’s a bloody good video (pun intended?) and an interesting tune from the latest album from Grimes

Coldplay – Hymn for the Weekend
Location: London, England
Select Previous Posts: A Sky Full of Stars, Magic, Midnight, and Princess of China (featuring Rihanna)
A minimalist description: Coldplay might have sucked their last 2.5-3 albums (or all 7, depending who you ask), but they have mastered the art of teaming with powerful pop singers to save their songs. Beyonce doesn’t have a lot to do, but it’s all in the subtleties.

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