Most days, my inbox is full of garbage – stuff that belongs in the spam folder or maybe should have made its way straight to the trash folder. I was losing hope, but today I got the best email. It read:

An arab made a fixed deposit of$44,500.000.00 in my bank branch where i am a director and he died with his entire family in the war leaving behind no next of kin.
If you choose to stand as my deceased client’s next of kin and if interested,mail me at the address below.

Uh, yeah, obviously I’m interested. $44,500.000.00? Hell yeah. I don’t know how that works as a number, but I figure it’s at least $44,500. At best, we could be talking 44 milli. My lucky day! Feel bad for the dude that died while his entire family was at war, but as a music blogger, there is not much I can do about his situation.

After that email, I decided to give some others a chance. None as promising as the free money, but I found some good music.

Hit the jump to check it out…

First up we’ve a one-man bedroom pop act from Sweden called The Fiery Piano. This is the title track off the EP, which you can download for free here.

The songs are quite intricate productions with hooky guitar lines, distorted vocals and electronical details. Instead of drum machines or a real drum kit, I used a lot of field recordings and chopped up samples as drums and percussion. To keep it short, these songs are DIY indie pop songs with an electronical groove, but with a warm analogue feeling.

Sirens by The Fiery Piano

Next up is a mash up from Vico Ono. He takes Gramatik’s “Stairway To Hip-Hop Heaven” and throws Nas in the mix.

Vico Ono – “Heaven Is A Bitch”

Here’s the second single from London’s beautiful Kyla La Grange. “Been Better” will be officially released in July. For now, it’s free.

Kyla La Grange – Been Better by kylalagrange

Charles Knox is a writer from L.A. and describes his music as “pretty typical white kid emo-rap stuff.” I think he’s selling himself short. I’m still not sure if I love it, but for whatever reason, I kept coming back to this track. Let me know what you think.


Charles Knox – “Don’t Be Surprised”