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Pandora Discovery Den 2015: Day 4

We’re following Friday’s feast of Americana with a plethora of sweet Saturday rock ambrosia. Brooklyn basted Ex Cops set the tone with indie pop confectionary perfection. Imagine all the flavors of vintage Sarah Records sprinkled over a glossy, synthy foundation.

Next up, Zella Day’s beautifully bittersweet melodies intertwine with the complex flavors that can only come from a magically produced concoction of keyboard wizardry, next-level production and timeless melodies culled from a lifelong collection of vintage vinyl.

Joywave also garnish their sonic dessert with electro toppings. But you’ll also taste sugary, new wave flavors here that fuse electric guitar distortion with the kind of pulsing rhythms that keep your feet warm at night.

Palma Violets are easily the most exciting offering from London these days. Not since The Stone Roses has a quartet balanced familiar textures with forward-thinking melodies that are unpredictably delicious. Imagine dipping a Clash flavored biscuit into Vaccines steeped tea.

Kaleo are a perfect Palma Violets chaser. Their Icelandic take on folk-rock cleverly blends blues, country and folk tones into singer JJ Juliusson’s high-timbered vocal inflections. Imagine Sigur Rós‘ Jón Þór Birgisson fronting Bright Eyes and you’re halfway there!

Should you crave something with more energetic and uplifting taste, we’ve got your back with Portland duo Priory. Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears have distilled anthemic melodies into a balanced brew of beats, guitars and synthesizers.

Here at Pandora, we love analytics almost as much as we love music, so Big Data had us at their moniker! Lucky for us they happen to be simply amazing! Almost every song is like an indie-pop baked Alaska!

Even if all this indulgence makes you want to untuck your shirt and loosen up your belt, make sure to save some room for the downhome Austin burn of The Black Angels. Men want to be them! Women want to change them!

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