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Song of the Day – Wednesday 12/29/2010 Million Young December 29, 2010

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Florida’s Million Young aka, Mike Diaz is surfing the wave of Chaz Bundwick and Ernest Green—you know them better as Toro y Moi and Washed Out, so of course it’s a chillwave.    

Perhaps Diaz’s wave is a couple of years behind the rest of the chillwavers, but he’s good at what he does, plus, he’s got what the other’s don’t—he’s a musical soothsayer…

Back in 2009 Diaz was talking about what bands he was currently listening to and made the prediction about Beach House, “2010 hasn’t even started yet, but judging from the bits I’ve heard of Teen Dream, I can tell these guys already have a serious album of the year contender by anyone’s standards.”  If the music thing doesn’t work out (MizMuze predicts it will) perhaps he can make it as a fortune-teller.

Million Young’s EP, Be So True  was released on 1/26/10. 

Million Young – Pilfer




Song of the Day – Monday 12/13/2010 oOoOO December 13, 2010

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Christopher Dexter Greenspan is oOoOO (pronounced “Oh”), San Francisco’s drag/witch house pioneers.  oOoOO’s self-titled EP was released through Tri Angle Records on October 4th, 2010.

“Hearts” is slo-mo creEeEEpy dance music for ghosts from beyond the rave…perfect for a gloOoOOmy Monday. BoOoOO… 

oOoOO – Hearts



Song of the Day – Friday 10/1/2010 Niva October 1, 2010

Formerly The Quietboy, Christian Niva of Stockholm, Sweden is now using the new moniker, Niva.  Perhaps Niva thought it redundant to call himself The Quietboy as his music is quiet, lulling, languidly cool, yet punctuated with soft dance grooves.

Niva’s latest EP, Feverish Dreams is scheduled for release on 10/25/2010.  Check out his Bandcamp page where you can sample some of his past and present work…

Niva – Ghost In My Head



Song of the Day – Wednesday 9/15/2010 Summer Camp September 15, 2010

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Quick SOTD as MizMuze has to dash off to another thrilling meeting. Fun. 

Summer Camp are London based duo Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey.  Their debut EP, Young was released last week on Moshi Moshi Records.

Summer Camp – Round the Moon




Song of the Day – Tuesday 9/14/2010 Active Child September 14, 2010

Ex-choirboy, Pat Grossi aka Active Child grew up on the East Coast and now lives in LA.  Grossi’s music has a hymnal quality and is inspired by his chorale days with the Philadelphia Boys Choir…Active Child’s first official U.S. release is the EP, Curtis Lane which was released on June 1st. 

It’s doubtful that Active Child will be running around the stage like an active child, but you can chillax to his spaced-out synthpop when he opens up for School of Seven Bells on 9/30/2010 at The Independent in San Francisco…

Active Child – Wilderness




Song of the Day – Thursday 9/2/2010 Small Black September 2, 2010

NYC chillwavers, Small Black, who also share members of darkwave trio Psychobuildings, have recently signed to indie label Jagjaguwar, who have described Small Black’s debut full-length album, New Chain as “a delirious smudging of the lines between melancholy and nostalgia, tension and celebration, unabashed pop music and experimentation…a thinker’s party record.”  Sounds good to this party-hardy thinker. The album is scheduled for release on 10/26/2010.   No Bay Area dates scheduled, but MizMuze will keep you posted…

Small Black – Photojournalist




Song of the Day – Wednesday 7/14/10 Neon Indian July 14, 2010

Alan Palomo is Neon Indian, born in Mexico and raised in Texas, whose lo-fi sound created quite a buzz last year when he released his debut LP, Psychic Chasms

Previously associated with his work with Ghosthustler and VEGA, Palomo describes Neon Indian’s sound as,  “Childhood re-contextualized through a psychedelic, lo-fi filter.  The idea of memory before you were old enough to have memories.”

Neon Indian will be sending smoke signals on 9/29/10 from The Fillmore in San Francisco when he is joined onstage with his live band which includes: Leanne Macomber, Ronald Gierhart, and Jason Faries.

Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer



Song of the Day – Tuesday 6/15/2010 Sunvisor June 15, 2010

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With only one track to date, NYC’s synthpop duo, Sunvisor can hardly rest on their laurels yet; but if their upcoming EP sounds as good as their single, Matt Buszko and Anthony Gerbino will be able to kick-back, relax, and ride their chillwave soon enough…

You can download their single, “Sky Dive” here.

Sunvisor – Sky Dive



Song of the Day – Friday 5/28/2010 Gauntlet Hair May 28, 2010

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Forest Family Records has another winner on their hands.  The first artist that FFR signed was Cults (remember “Go Outside” from all the way back to April 1st?!)  Now they’re bringing us Gauntlet Hair; a chillwavey duo from Lafayette, Colorado.

Here’s how the band describes themselves…”GAUNTLET HAIR is: Andy R. and Craig Nice. We have been making music together since we were fifteen years old. BFF. The writing of our full album is currently underway. We will have it for you shortly.” -HAIR

Gauntlet Hair – I Was Thinking



Song of the Day – Thursday 5/20/2010 Toro Y Moi May 19, 2010

South Carolinian Chaz Bundick, stage name Toro Y Moi, has been associated with the chillwave movement since last summer.  On his new 7″ single which was released for digital download yesterday, Bundick seems ready to “Leave Everywhere” and head in a new direction.

Toro Y Moi’s debut album, Causers of This was released on 1/4/2010 on Carpark Records.  Catch Toro Y Moi when he tours with Caribou at The Independent in San Francisco on 5/23 and 5/24…

Toro Y Moi – Leave Everywhere