Friday, December 4, 2009

New Sounds: MillionYoung’s laid-back "Hammock"

2009 was the year of both lo-fi and chillwave, and it’s the latter genre that for my ears, was the more welcome addition. Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, Neon Indian, Memory Cassette all garnered repeat listens with their laid-back, sunwashed pop grooves – and now add Floridian one-man show MillionYoung to the chillwave mixtape. “Hammock,” the best of the tracks included in Mike Diaz’s free-to-download EP Sunndreamm EP, is as relaxing and welcome as its title suggests. Seriously chill.

MillionYoung: Hammock

And for more new sounds, make sure to subscribe to my latest podcast, JeffMix2009.11.22 (also on iTunes), featuring music from Yeasayer, Fenech-Soler, MuteMath and Frightened Rabbit, among others.

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