Washington DC-based band US Royalty are finally ready to release their debut record after spending a year recording and writing the music as a band. The folk pop band has been compared to the likes of Local Natives and the Black Keys, but in reality, their inspiration is drawn from Kubrick and Ennio Morricone soundtracks.
The result is an electrifying single called “Equestrian”, which can be listened to here.
Make sure to pick up the promising “Mirrors” on January 25th, 2011.
2009 was a good year for Toro Y Moi (aka Chaz Bundick). His debut, Causers of This, was met with critical acclaim. The South Carolina native delivered a homemade gem blending 80’s R&B, hip hop, pop all perfectly layered for the dance floor.
Still reeling from the success of Causers of This, Toro Y Moi is back with Underneath the Pine on Carpark Records. Following his creative urges, this latest record draws on influences including Ennio, Morricone and Francois de Roubaix resulting in a lush soundscape reminiscent of R. Steve Moore, David Axelrod and Steve Reich.
Clearly marking a new phase of exploration and expression, Tory Y Moi’s Underneath the Pine delivers unexpected levels of artistry and ability. Look for the release in February 2011.