Tessa Rae and Ryn Weaver

ok, we’d normally do an older artist paired with a new artist but the uncanny resemblance of both ladies here is quite astounding.  i am smelling a tour in the works, or at the very least, a collaboration.  Have a listen, and you’ll hear similar moody lyricism and similar musical aesthetic.  Frankly there is not much of a difference between these two.

 

 

 

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Bryce Fox and Duran Duran

Bryce Fox makes big bombastic music that desires crowd participation to truly achieve full potency, and the song we’ve included ‘Burn Fast’ is no different.  Its sort of a self referential way of recording (or songwriting) that artists tend to embrace when they are confident that they have an audience ready to hear their music.  Although I can’t say that is precisely the case with this artist, it certainly feels like it could be the case.

 

The case for this early 90’s era Duran Duran track, perhaps one that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle when discussing the band’s height of success in the early 1980’s – feels somewhat in line with what Bryce is attempting, as well as countless others today, such as Hozier, BORNS, LORDE, and the Lumineers.  Either way, both songs pair nicely, enjoy your friday.

 

Satchmode and Eddie Money

Satchmode makes love longed synth based pop music that definitely echoes contemporaries such as Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, and DWNTWN, but hiding just below the surface is clever word play and solid pop arrangements that most artists struggle with – and Don’t Give Up On Me is a glaring example of the bands proficiency working within the pop milieu.  Perhaps this is a stretch for doppelganger status, but these same type of songs were being cranked out in the mid 1980’s – and it is with that in mind that we pick Eddie Money (especially his mid 1980’s output).  The arrangements are tight and the subject matter quite similar.

 

For your consideration

 

Peace in our Time

 

 

 

 

Rad Cat and The Style Council

Vokes and Carousel

“Cruel Game” is the debut song from Vokes a/k/a L.A.-based artist Mike Harris.  There is a indie synth pop beat surrounded by a soft spoken vocal that / as of late has come to be identified with the LA dream pop sound.  That said, as there are many artists we could have made Vokes a doppelganger with, today we will go with Carousel, not only because of the similarities in production, but the vocal aesthetic present in both artists, especially illustrated in both tracks.  There is no “vocal reaching” with either artist, they know where they live in the sonic palette of the listener, and both artists own that place.