Friday, March 30, 2012

Crimson Scarlet

How about...We do a review with something a little harder and more RED!  This death rock act puts a lot of aggression into their music but does not over do it, and thus they manage to retain the powerful and seductive element of their brilliant female vocal lead.  Unfortunately no video on this one , but just close your eyes and imagine your self being drained of your precious life essence by some dark princess in some unknown place that only exists in the lustiest nightmare.

Artist: Crimson Scarlet
Origin: Santa Barbara, California USA

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pocket of Lollipops

Poor Mailbox!  Well, these people can be forgiven for the minor delinquency being that I know they are actually very sweet!   Here they are being their creative selves and they also get two extra bonus points for being both local and darlings.   Look for the lollipops in your pockets, always a treat!

Artist: Pocket of Lollipops
Origin: Miami, Florida USA

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Father John Misty

Yet another LA act yields someone that must have peeked at my personal mental diary from this year. This video has so many events that are relevant to me recently it's uncanny.  The apples, the eating of flowers, the crying gals, the fits, the smoke, utter indecisiveness and finally how it all ends by shutting the door and driving away.  This one really connected.  I don't know if it will be the same experience for you readers and onlookers, but who knows...maybe.

Artist: Father John Misty
Origin: Los Angeles, California USA

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Julia Holter

If you are my friend on facebook, you may have seen me post this one already, but it's just so nice I had to post it twice!   Just listen to the beautiful construction of this piece and slip into a place where dreams come true.  At least it gives me that feeling, does it do it for you?

Artist: Julia Holter
Origin: Los Angeles, California  USA

Monday, March 26, 2012


Visions of a foreign exotic land is what most of you need to kick off your brand new work week.   Doesn't hurt that the visuals are accompanied by the strong energetic music of Santigold!  Who needs a redbull, when you can just feast your eyes and ears on a video such as this.

Artist: Santigold
Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Friday, March 23, 2012

Weekend Wolves

Be careful on your bicycles girls & boys!   Just look at all the horrors that can befall you by watching this video. Before you meet your catastrophic end, at least you can delight in the very hypnotic sounds of Weekend Wolves!

Artist: Weekend Wolves
Origin: Germany

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Princess Chelsea

Upon entering this song, it almost sounds as if you are entering a very pretty candy store with all the kinds of toys you remember wanting from childhood looming on the shelves. Just after a minute of gloating at the auditory wonders, an interesting duet begins at just the right time.  It seems two people are having a simple dispute over a tiny carcinogenic item.    At the same time you're hearing all of this, all kinds of useful things float by our field of vision within the hot tub where our dueling duetists continue to casually debate each other within the lovely framework of this tune!

Artist: Princess Chelsea
Origin: New Zealand

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dr. Dog

Not typically what I'd listen to, but this tune just seems like a mood lifter, and that's good enough for me to qualify it as song of the day.  It has just a touch of reggae, not enough to be noticeable musically, but just enough to give this song some bounce.   The video itself is simple and homely and I do love it for that.  Give it a look!

Artist: Dr. Dog
Origin: West Grove, Pennsylvania USA

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I always been a total sucker for catchy pumping synth bass lines, this one has it in spades.   Cuter Tunes always approves of Cute Girl voices over smart dancy programming.  I will gladly go to Oblivion as long as the sound of Grimes takes me there!

Artist: Grimes
Origin: Vancouver, Canada

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lotus Plaza

Listen to it a few times, this is a song for me that takes a couple of tries to sink in, but once it does, it is no longer a "stranger"  and sits comfortably with all the jangly pop beauties that you know and love.

Artist: Lotus Plaza
Origin: Atlanta, Georgia USA

Magnetic Fields

I am really trying to think of something quick! I swear, I still love you Magnetic Fields.  This is my favorite track in years by the MF's.  You definitely still got it Mr. Merritt.  

Artist: Magnetic Fields
Origin: New York, New York USA

Friday, March 16, 2012


Ahh L.A. you have so much to offer me, and this time you have gifted me with the music of Dunes!   What a gentle song to accompany me through a dreamy afternoon, with just a touch of grittiness to remind me that I'm still in the clutches of Reality.

Artist: Dunes
Origin: Los Angeles, California USA

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Altus Noumena

If you live in Miami, come out tonight to see Boxwood (mentioned yesterday) and the FANTASTIC  Altus Noumena on one ticket.  You can't beat that with a stick!     Altus, the ultra creative magical super musician is not only terrific at music, but he's a super wonderful person.   Be sure to talk to him some time and see for yourself.    Here is a bonus link for you readers--------->   The place to  be tonite in Miami!  Realm of the PhantoclasM!

Artist: Altus Noumena
Origin: Ft.Myers, Florida USA

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I love to include some local (to me) music.    I just heard this right now and it I sincerely believe it is amazing.    Great job Boxwood!  You are Wednesday's selection.

Artist: Boxwood
Origin: Hollywood, Florida USA

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Vincent

Tuesday's selection is picked on almost sheer visual spectacularness*.

* I know it's not a word , but it should be immediately placed in the dictionary to describe this video!

Artist: St. Vincent
Origin: Dallas, Texas USA

Monday, March 12, 2012


Today's selection comes courtesy of my college radio listening friend in L.A., also a wink goes to her as the very inspiration towards the creation of this blog.  She knows who she is.  It is so nice to see sub-pop records still putting out quality music after all these years.

Artist: Shearwater
Origin: Austin, Texas.  USA

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Morrissey/ The Smiths

Yeah I know this blog is supposed to be about "new" music, but I wanted to kick it off with a classic.   What about good ole' Moz still doing his thing in Chile from February of this year!

Artist: Morrissey/ The Smiths
Origin: Manchester, England

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mission Statement

Today, I have just launched this blog which I have dubbed Cuter Tunes, it will be a 4-5 day a week celebration of all the fantastic new music that is being released by artists all over the world. In this blog I will not focus on a particular style, but rather the time of release. My intentions for this blog will be twofold:

1. A resource for myself and others to keep up to date on the happenings of the music world and
2. A place for new artists to strive for mention.

This blog will be heavily critical and opinionated as I will only include what I  personally consider  to be "top shelf" material. This has nothing to do with sound quality, but everything to do with sound construction, innovation, and ingenuity. Almost everything posted here will be current releases from the past 10 months. Enjoy everybody.
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