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107.7 The End Seattle’s New Music Discovery. Every week we choose and feature a new song that you can Discover & Download. Listen for this week’s featured Discover & Download song to be played each day with GREGR, Pepper, Manley and Zach and download it here. It's easy. Log in to your EndMail account and click on "Discover & Download".

Mikhael Paskalev


Mikhael Paskalev set the music world aflutter when he donned a pair of tighty whiteys and “pretended to be Tom Cruise.” The cheeky Risky Business-inspired video for new single ‘I Spy’ turned Paskalev into a star back home in Norway and amongst the Aussies this past year. Sayonara Saigon is the forthcoming EP from the bewitching Oslo singer/songwriter.

Perfume Genius


Over the course of two astonishing albums, Perfume Genius, aka Seattle native Mike Hadreas, cemented his place as a singer-songwriter of rare frankness, creating songs that, while achingly emotional, offered empathy and hope, rather than judgment or handwringing. Sparse, gorgeous and with Hadreas’ quavering vocals often only accompanied by piano, 2010’s Learning and 2012’s Put Yr Back N 2 It told uncommonly beautiful tales of a life lived on the dark side – scarred, brutalized, yet ultimately reclaimed.

Colony House


A threesome from Nashville, TN, Colony House strikes a resonant chord with listeners. Their balance of craft and immediacy reflects an affinity for bands like Interpol and The Killers, while relecting influences like U2 and New Order. Their first full-length album, When I Was Younger, features an open-hearted attitude with sharp lyrics and indelible melodic craft.

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Glass Animals


The bare bones of Glass Animals' first songs took shape late at night - inspired by South London's bass music scene - recorded secretly and quietly in a small room near Elephant and Castle. Surprisingly for everyone, the result was a beautiful piece of ambient electronica called Golden Antlers, pitched somewhere between Anthony & the Johnsons and James Blake. Hear the first single from the album ZABA, "Gooey," by logging into yout Endmail account now.

Kasabian


“The three loves in my musical life are late 60s rock music, hip hop and electronic music,” says Serge Pizzorno, explaining the genesis of Kasabian’s fifth studio album ’48:13’. “I sort of wanted to melt all those together, the three things I love most about music. That’s the concept for this record. Marry those three worlds together and hopefully you get something that’s a mongrel, but it’s unique, you know, something new.” Log in to your Endmail account now to download "Eez-eh."

George Ezra


At 20, George Ezra has seemingly sailed in to his position as one of pop’s most talked about new artists. Even he seems unsure how it happened. The hype around the Hertford-born singer with the booming, bluesy voice certainly hasn’t gone to his head. Of his appearance on umpteen One To Watch lists for 2014, he remains refreshingly non-plussed. “I keep being told that this is my year,” says Ezra. “Which is nice, but problematic because I’m planning to be around in 2015 and long beyond.” Log into your Endmail account to download "Budapest."

TV On The Radio


Always creating music on their own terms, TV on the Radio started by leaving burned CDs of their demo all over New York City. Twelve years past that (broken) CD burner, TVOTR release their 5th studio album, Seeds, this fall. Sample one song from the new invention of the band when you log into your Endmail account to download "Happy Idiot."

The Griswolds


As far as debut album mantras go, "Be Impressive" is a fantastically simple statement of intent. For Australian party-starters The Griswolds, it proved the driving ideal that would shake off the daiquiri-flavored tropical tones of their last EP and unite the four-piece's more refined musical goals. Log into your Endmail account to download "Beware The Dog."

Mikky Ekko


Mikky Ekko was born John Stephen Sudduth in Shreveport, Louisiana. Growing up listening to classical music and R&B, Ekko's debut album Time draws on his many musical influences. The album features "Smile," capturing the moment “when you're a teenager and you lose somebody for the first time and you don't know what to do about it,” Ekko says. “Usually I’m just trying to write songs to comfort myself.” Sign into your Endmail account now to download "Smile."

Joywave


The Joywave sound is grounded in classic songwriting, often injected with house music’s energy, disco’s playfulness and an overarching hip-hop spirit. Where any other band might lose its identity in the quest to experiment with so many different sounds, Joywave’s all-embracing approach and ineffable knack for making music that feels good puts their distinct personality front and center.

Meg Myers


With a variety of influences, from Trent Reznor to Tracy Chapman, Fleetwood Mac to Kurt Cobain, one can understand why singer-songwriter Meg Myers writes multi-dimensional music. Nashville-born, Los Angeles-based Myers consistently works that dichotomy in her music, exploring the tension between dark and light, sweet and sour, and sex and death in her cathartic songwriting. Her richly powerful voice, which can slide on a dime from a feathery trill to an anguished howl, is the perfect instrument with which to express her brooding, fiercely raw lyrics about craving what’s just out of reach. Download "Desire" now.

The Eeries


We all have our stories, but Isaiah Silva's starts with growing up in a "legitimate Jonestown-style cult." Now, almost 10 years after leaving the group, Silva is coming to terms with his unique upbringing, and channeling those feelings through The Eeries' music. "I think ‘Cool Kid’ may have had something to do with tapping into a lot of repressed feelings towards my upbringing and, quite literally, having an outsider's view of the world," Silva told LA Weekly.

Death From Above 1979


Ten years after the band's highly successful debut album, Death From Above 1979 return with The Physical World on September 9th. The Toronto-based dance-punk duo announced their reunion after a 5 year hiatus in 2011. After touring, the band went into the studio to record the new album. Sign in to your Endmail account to download "Trainwreck 1979."

Spoon


Hailing from Austin, TX, Spoon's career spans more than 20 years. Their 8th album, They Want My Soul, comes out this summer. See them at Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend and download "Do You" to get ready for the set.

Priory


Priory is a project born of two young artists—Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears—betting on themselves. The pair met while living in a trashy bachelor pad in Portland. After years of juggling day jobs and courting other hobbies, they quit their day jobs and went all in to create something wholly their own. Written in a studio built from the ground up in a former cement factory, the resulting album Need To Know is a unique and powerful collection of neon-lit new wave pop cut with modern rock aesthetics. It’s the sound of a band emerging triumphantly from the trials of their past and looking fearlessly into the future.

My Goodness


Joel Schneider on guitar/vocals and Andy Lum behind the drum kit – first started playing together in 2012. Both hailing from Seattle, they’d known about each other for years, but it took crossing paths in Texas for the two to finally connect. While My Goodness was at a crossroads after losing its drummer, the addition of Lum re-energized the project. The duo's chemistry is apparent on the new album, Shiver + Shake. Login now to download "Cold Feet Killer."

Alt-J


alt-J (∆)’s name takes a little explaining. Pronounced “alt-J”, the delta sign is created when you hold down the alt key on your computer keyboard and punch ‘J’ on a Mac computer. The symbol has a deeper meaning for the band, as guitarist/bassist Gwil Sainsbury notes, “in mathematical equations it’s used to show change,” and the band’s relatively new name came at a turning point in their lives.

Hozier


It’s not often that you stumble across a songwriter whose lyrics both sound and read like poetry. Such is the case with 23-year-old Andrew Hozier-Byrne, an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from County Wicklow who goes by the name of Hozier. “Take Me to Church” is a song about sexuality, freedom and humanity, whose lyrics capture the beguiling mix of conviction and mischief that so characterizes his approach to songwriting.

War On Drugs


Adam Granduciel, the driving force behind War On Drugs, said of his new project Lost In The Dream, "I wanted there to be a singular voice, but I wanted it to be a project of great friends. Everyone in the band cares about it so much," he says. "That is the crux of it--growing up, dealing with life, having close friends, helping each other get by. That is what the record's all about."

Milky Chance


Milky Chance is German duo Clemens and Philipp. Clemens says of their music, "Think of it as the singer-songwriter spirit mixed with electronic beats. Somehow, it's always a little bit melancholy, but there's a positive spin. You can dance to most of it too! Melancholy is something that I carry within me. I write the best songs when this mood catches me.”

Lana Del Rey


Lana Del Rey got attention with her debut song "Video Games," but she continues to create captivating music. Her latest album Ultraviolence was produced by Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys. Commenting on Ultraviolence, Lana explains, "The record is finished and it's beautiful - it's so wrong and exquisite. It is absolutely gorgeous - darker than the first.” Download the first single, "West Coast," for free now.

St. Vincent


Charming and alarming, gorgeous and morbid, comforting and uncanny - that describes St. Vincent's new self-titled album. Download "Digital Witness" to see why we find Annie Clark (St. Vincent) so compelling.

Thumpers


Comprised of long time friends Marcus Pepperell (vocals, guitar, keys) and John Hamson Jr. (drums, vocals, bass), THUMPERS make colourful, exuberant alt-pop that celebrates their innate musical kinship and draws upon their shared childhood memories. The London-based band combine layered androgynous vocals with muscular drums, astral synths and shimmering guitars in a celebration of the breathless sensations of youth and coming of age.

Future Islands


Future Islands' sound is at once beguilding and irresistable. One part melancholic, one part euphoric, full of animated basslines, robust drum machines and questing keyboards, all set off by singer Sam T. Herring’s remarkably distinct, soaring vocal.

Big Data


Big Data is a paranoid electronic music project from the Internet, formed out of a general distrust for technology and The Cloud (despite a growing dependence on them). Helmed by producer Alan Wilkis, Big Data aims to explore the relationship between man and machine, and how the internet has reshaped the human experience.

SomeKindaWonderful


A three-piece featuring Jordy Towers (vocals/lyrics), as well as Matt Gibson (guitar) and Ben Schigel (drums), the genre-bending group came together after Towers became a casualty of the major label system. He refused to become yet another faceless persona. Towers knew it was time for a reset and headed to Ohio to re-examine his life. It was there that he fatefully crossed paths with Gibson and Schigel. While the local musicians were just intending to just grab some beers at a local bar, they found much more than they had anticipated when they came across Jordy. The result is an R&B soul rock record that will be out this summer.

Bad Suns


Southern California rock band Bad Suns formed in 2012 and in the short time since inception, have managed to be musically beyond their years. Made up of Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar), the band's debut EP "Transpose" was recorded in the studio with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and serves as a prelude to the band’s debut full-length slated for 2014. Comprised of four tracks, Transpose flows effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks.

Vance Joy


Vance Joy’s debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing worms its way under your skin. It’s not an easy task to produce a record so evocative, yet so stripped-back; simplicity in art is often a challenging feat. For Melbourne-based singer and songwriter Vance Joy, the songs began as a collection of loose threads, which over time naturally weaved together, like they were always meant to find a life of their own.

Royal Blood


Things have moved fast since the duo from Brighton, UK formed Royal Blood at the start of 2012. Their pulverizing debut single "Out of the Black" - a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm - has earned significant national airplay in the UK. Press acclaim followed - NME, Clash, DIY and others - which resulted in Royal Blood being the only rock band to be named in the long list for the BBC Sound of 2014 poll. Further endorsement arrived courtesy of Arctic Monkeys who picked Royal Blood to open for them at their two sold-out shows at Finsbury Park.
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