Category Archives: electro-pop

East of My Youth

? Pauline Batista

East Of My Youth is an Icelandic female power-duo who released their self-titled debut EP ‘East Of My Youth’ a few days ago, plus they made a new video for their latest single ‘Stronger’.

East Of My Youth are Herdís Stefánsdóttir & Thelma Marín Jónsdóttir who are a very talented electro-pop duo, straight out of Reykjavík…Or the Moon. (Or the moon is their comment, not mine).

Their melodic electro-pop does not only thrill the crowd in their homeland Iceland but has found a strong fan base far away from country borders.

“East of my Youth, west of my future” is where Jack Kerouac found himself once he was halfway across America in On the Road. That’s also how 25 year-old actress Thelma Marín and composer Herdís felt when they met at a bar in Berlin, hence the name. Their songs directly channel the pure moments of inspiration that happen when you least expect.

So let’s get to the music.

First up their new video which portrays different women who are beautiful in their own way fighting and struggling but nevertheless grow stronger. It perfectly shows what East Of My Youth’s music is all about. Strong music, beautiful voices, awesome harmonies.
Stronger

Editor: Erlendur Sveinsson
Composer: East of My Youth
Director: Erlendur Sveinsson
Producer: Erlendur Sveinsson & Sigga Regína
Cinematography & Colourist: Markus Engelmair
Stylist: Helga Jóakimsdótti

OK so here we go with track three from the album. but a live version.
Awesome sounds from that little keyboard and again with the beautiful voices and harmonies.
Mother

Lag / song: East of My Youth
Texti / lyrics: East of My Youth
Flutningur / performed by: East of My Youth
Landsbankinn er stoltur bakhjarl Iceland Airwaves 2016.

Another great song from that new EP, this time track one.
They have added a few more players to their sound but the basis is still the great harmonies and boy do they have words.
Words

Lag / song: East of My Youth
Texti / lyrics: East of My Youth
Flutningur / performed by: East of My Youth, Magnús Trygvason Elíassen og Hafsteinn Þráinsson
Landsbankinn er stoltur bakhjarl Iceland Airwaves 2016.

? Saga Sigurdardottir

A brilliant dramatic video for this great tune, and the amazing voices again.

This vid was made for SXSW last year, but don’t worry the song is still on the EP.
This is something that has always bugged me, how do they open their mouths underwater? Not just these young ladies, but anybody you see on TV or movies.
Just bugs me. I’ll get over it, you just enjoy the video.
Only Lover

The band played at Iceland Airwaves last November and appeared in live broadcast at the American radio station KEXP. They’ll also be playing at Sonar Reykjavik this February. East Of My Youth plays melodic, electronic pop and draws its influences from various genres and moods. From classical music/film music/ambient to hardcore techno or the weather.

? Bragi Brynjarsson

We’ll finish off today with their first video, released back in 2014.
Even then they were making great videos. And the vocals were as always top-notch.
I’m surprised this song was not a huge hit.
I’m also sure we are going to be hearing a lot more from these young ladies.
Lemonstars

Video directed, created and edited by Sunneva Ása Weisshappel.
Produced by Algera Studio
Assistance with photography and lighting: Arnór Gunnar Hjálmarsson.
Dancer: Védís Kjartansdóttir.
Special thanks to: Sölvi Blöndal, Elin Rosenberg, Lilja Björk Runólfsdóttir, Arnór Gunnar Hjálmarsson and Friðjón Jónsson.

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Jarina De Marco

Something to cheer you up for Friday the 13th. An awesome Brooklyn based talent from the islands.

Jarina De Marco was born in the Dominican Republic, traveled the world as a child with her Dominican mother Irka Mateo (noted musician and folkloric researcher) and Brazilian father Tadeu De Marco (composer and band leader).
Growing up in Santo Domingo, Montreal, Brazil and finally Brooklyn, Jarina brings these diverse cultures together in her original Folkloric Tropical Pop.
Jarina De Marco is a very talented singer / songwriter pursuing her craft by writing and singing in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

Oh, and did I mention she is cute.

But let’s get to the music, and boy do we have some awesome music for you today.

For the first track I’ll let Jarina fill in the background.

Jarina De Marco: A “Tigre” or “Tiguere” in Dominican slang that can mean several things: A hustler, a shark, a trouble maker but to me (and in this song) it means Fuckboi. Every woman in the world can spot a “Tigre.” He’s that guy on the corner, with nothing to do, catcalling up a storm when you walk by. He’s that lip-licking, habitual line-stepping pendejo that quite frankly should know better at this point in time (seriously, when does cat-calling ever work?? like really…when?). In “Tigre,” I’m recognizing him, calling him out and eye-rolling him into oblivion.

This is one amazing and beautiful track I’m really digging this one.
Tigre (From The Broad City Soundtrack)

Directed by Weston Getto Allen & Michael Zarowny
Produced by Dorian Electra
Edited by Weston Getto Allen
Cinematography by Kelsey Talton
Art Directed by Elise Mesner
Styled by DISCOS
Makeup by Allison McGillicuddy
Hair by Christina Trammell
Production Assistants: Danin Jacquay, Mimi Raver, Cara Salimando

The first verse is a definite tip of the hat to Screaming Jay Hawkins, after that it is all Jarina De Marco. That voice, that beat, that scary video (kidding) all in all something really delicious and a meander into electro swing with a touch of the islands. Oh and West Side Story creeps in a tad.
Spell on you

Director: Pablo Lozano
Music: Michael Moog, Calvin Gaines, Rhano Burrell

All funds and proceeds from this song and video will go to Stand With Standing Rock to help lower the cost of legal fees, supplies, and anything else the Water Protectors need to continue the fight, please share and donate.
Oh and the music is amazing as well. Enjoy and donate.
Release The Hounds (Stand with Standing Rock)

Credits
Directed by Mikki Willis
Produced by Cameron Bartolini
Video produced by Jarina De Marco and Esthero
Edited by Gabriel Valda
Production assistants: Ron Walker, Sue Kim, Theresa Heyer
Alexander Hankoff- camera
Jerad Hobaugh – camera
Sam gall – camera
Jackstar Davies – camera

Special thanks – Thrive Market
Shot at Civic Center Studios. Special thanks to Pete Galindo, and Jonny Kapps.

Well we have to close but I’ve got those iceys, couldn’t find an “official” video but really love the song. Enjoy.
Para Navegar

animação: André S.Lima

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Here’s some more music you can stream from Jarina De Marco.

Georgia Mae

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Today another gem from the land down under. Meet brilliant singer/songwriter/producer, Georgia Mae, who hails from Brisbane. Currently splitting her time between Brisbane/Sydney/Los Angeles. She was recently working in the Los Angeles film & TV industry as a pop writer, recording artist and music supervisor which has helped to inspire Georgia Mae’s distinctive brand of electronic pop.

Based on her initial releases this year, this is on young lady who is destined to go places. So do you want to hear her? You betcha.

First up this terrific new release from Georgia Mae.
This is one amazing track, I’m just loving it. At times it reminds me of the Fiona Apple soundtrack for “The Affair”. and I’m not even sure why. Just a feel. But this song features beautiful vocals by Georgia, an awesomely fractured video. It is so hard to pigeon-hole this track, it is totally unique. All I can say is kick back and enjoy, again and again.
Move

Director / Cinematographer / Editor / Colourist: Danny McShane
Additional Footage: Phoebe Galloway
Shot on the Sony A7Sii

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This track is from earlier this year, and I’m beginning to sense Georgia is into quirky videos. Another perfect pop song, some sick electronic beats, beautiful voice and beautiful young lady. An ethereal dream.
Time With You

Director / Cinematographer / Editor / Colourist: Danny McShane

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A hypnotic entry, another from earlier this year. What more can I say about her voice, perfection.
Keeper of the Key

Director / Cinematographer / Colourist: Danny McShane
Editor / Camera Assist / B Cam: Phoebe Galloway
Camera Assistants: Benji Wedrat, Cassie Warner
Additional footage by: Mitch Martinez
Shot on Sony A7S
Filmed in Brisbane / Australia

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