On Repeat – Best of August 2014 – Part One

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It is that time of the month again where we look back at what was dominating our playing time in the previous month. You should know the drill by now, only music which has somehow found its way to us through our various channels gets into the list, so if you want to be considered for the August edition, contact us through the following:
Facebook/// Twitter /// Soundcloud  and of course email substanceismeaningless@gmail.com. (please send a band bio, album release dates etc with your emails!)
El_May – Thrills 
A little bit of dream pop from El May, real name Lara Meyerratken. El May’s Thrills is taken from the new album, The Other Person is You.  
The Tallest tree – I’ll Be Your
I’ll Be Your is a catchy piece of indie rock from Ontario’s The Tallest Tree. The married duo Dawn and Armando make simple, straight forward, grungy music with a hint of folk and garage and a philosophy of a do-it-yourself. Check out the video here 

EVVY – You Said
EVVY’s is an indie pop artist from New York, her honeyed vocals surrounded by a glimmering production takes you into her technicolor world of young love and heartbreak. You Said is taken off her debut EP and you can here more from her here
In flight safety – Animals
Shimmery and summery sing-along vibes are what we get with In-Flight Safety’s first release Animals from their new record ‘Conversationalist’. The album will be released through Conehead on 22nd of September 2014.
Bad BlocksTurning
Bad Blocks create digital ghosts that haunt the night.  They are an electronic two-piece from New Zealand (currently living in Melbourne, Australia), and their music is a subtle mix of electronic dream pop, R&B, ambient sound design, and disintegrated production
Blue PlutosShadow Chateau
Blue Plutos just released an EP called Dennett St. It combines jangle-pop with cut-up electroacoustic beats, and reverb-drenched samples. Check out Shadow Chateau and download the album for free on Bandcamp.
Black Whales – The Warm Parade
The Warm Parade is the first release off Black Whale’s forthcoming sophomore full-length. Through the Prism, Gently, out November 11th. Heavily influenced by bands like Tame Impala and the Flaming Lips, Black Whales toe the line between dark, ambient soundscapes and compact, dance-worthy melodies.

Read part two here