New Music From Griz!

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Griz says:

I am so so so so so stoked to release new music! It has been such a busy year and I am very proud to finally give you guys a listen and free download to my first single “A Fine Way to Die” featuring my good com-padre Orlando Napier! Between recording horn lines, drums, writing guitar lines, and recording the most killin’ vocals, this song took a full year to make. I really hope you guys enjoy this monster of a tune!!! Get the funk down!

Listen/download: Griz – “A Fine Way To Die”

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Newest Love: Surf Rock is Dead – “Equinox”

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With ambient drum beats and wistful vocals, Brooklyn-duo Surf Rock is Dead (SRiD) arrive with a collection of blissful tunes that hit you like a bittersweet wave of nostalgia, kind of like that last hangover of the summer. Screaming with all the spit and grit of their new found east coast home, combined with laid back California-vibes, the washed out duo are gearing up to release their forthcoming EP, starting with their effervescent debut single, “Equinox.”
Inspired by the seemingly mundane- like skating or zoning out in the shower, and the not so mundane, like Tony Hawk’s haircut in the 80s – the duo’s music is a gorgeous dichotomy. It’s equal parts slacker rock and urgently upbeat pop that adds colour to everyday moments with their heavy hooks and euphoric melodies. ​

Listen: Surf Rock is Dead – “Equinox”

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Video: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – “Cecilia And The Satellite”

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I posted about this song back in August, but just recently Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness’s song “Cecilia And The Satellite” has been playing all over the place. And now, there’s an awesome video for the track that has renewed my love for it.

In the vibrant clip, the song’s narrative is beautifully illustrated with images of Andrew himself and the song’s namesake, his baby daughter, Cecilia. Olivier Agostini directed the gorgeous clip, starring newcomer Anastasia Krivosheeva as a grown-up Cecilia. The track just cracked the Top 20 at Alternative radio and is growing exponentially in support and spins.

Check it out:

Andrew will also be available today to answer questions on Reddit as part of their Ask Me Anything feature at 6pm EST.

Andrew McMahon on Reddit AMA

McMahon’s self-titled album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, is out now on Vanguard Records. The disc had smashing Top 5 debuts upon release where it was #2 on the iTunes Alt Albums chart, #3 on the Billboard Indie Albums chart, #4 on the Billboard Alt Albums chart and #5 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart.

McMahon recently wrapped an extensive and successful run of headline tour dates with Fences and Hunter Hunted opening. He will be heading to the UK for a string of solo dates beginning in February 2015. All current tour dates are listed below.

He also appeared last week at an NYC benefit for the Ally Coalition with Bleachers, Rachel Antonoff, Lena Dunham, Janeane Garofalo and a host of other entertainers to raise awareness and funds in support of LGBTQ equality.

TOUR DATES

12/09/14 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55

12/14/14 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater

12/15/14 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater

01/21/15 – State College, PA @ Levels

01/22/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

01/23/15 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

01/24/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Xfinity Live

02/22/15 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

02/23/15 – Birmingham, UK @ Glee Club

02/25/15 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

02/26/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor

02/27/15 – Leeds, UK @ The Key Club

02/28/15 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall

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New Track From Smallpools, “Karaoke”

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Listen: Smallpools – “Karaoke”

“Karaoke” follows up some of the best new pop we’ve heard in a while, and the band has really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the song’s actual sound. – Hilly Dilly

“The energetic new track is lighthearted, lots of fun, and makes you want to grab a mic and sing along”. – Baeble Music

“Like a breath of fresh air, Smallpools build on their style with the momentum behind “Karaoke”. –Earmilk

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Newest Love: Max & The Electric

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After endless discussions throughout 2013 and 2014 between duo James Stefanuto and Tom O’Reilly over whether Rick James or Neil Young would be better member of The Beach Boys – Max and The Electric was born.

Recorded and produced by Sam Ford (Abbe May, The Silents) at Tone City Studio in hometown Perth, the upcoming EP Lecteur Éponyme is a tribute to pop music, love songs, and the humble melody.

A beat-driven dancefloor-filling feast with a Moloko-inspired electro battleground of Fender vs Strat, debut single “City Lover” mixes a late Fleetwood Mac-style rhythmic verse with a driving groove-laden pop chorus. All this coming to your ears with a thematic purpose: their affection for love songs and their disdain for the fruitless flavour of lacklustre modern pop.

James Stefanuto (Max & The Electric): “When we sat down with the director (Robert W. Livings), we decided we wanted the video to encompass everything that has been popularised as “indie” in recent times and just mix that up with a bit of Tim & Eric style comedy strangeness and a Wes Anderson style and feel to the colours and frames. The video was shot over a Friday night through toSaturday afternoon with a budget of 400 dollars. $320 of which went on the slow motion camera. Do not try to make sense of the video otherwise your head will start to hurt. I’m pretty sure the cactus I ate for one of the shots was poisonous because my tongue felt really strange for the rest of the night. For the most part we hope that Lisa Curry doesn’t have to ever see this. Rob the director has been collecting VHS tapes nearly his whole life and needless to say ‘Lisa Curry’s Pregnancy Workout’ VHS wasn’t on the top of his list of videos to keep in the collection. Sorry Lisa Curry.”

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Video: Elephant Stone – “Knock You From Yr Mountain”

“Knock You From Yr Mountain” is from Elephant Stone’s new LP, Three Poisons out now via Hidden Pony Records.

Check out their website for more information (and to listen to their album)!

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Generationals Tour Dates

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Photo Credit: Arkasha Rabut

 

“It looks at life’s ties that bind and searches for ways to chill and not fight every battle.” NPR

“a compendium of sparky, falsetto and synth-driven indie-pop […] Like MGMT before they fell down a psych-K-hole” VICE’s Noisey

“Think of it as an ambient electro soundtrack to the segue from day to night.” – Esquire

In the midst of an already massive North American tour, New Orleans’ Generationals announce the addition of live dates through January and February of next year. Hitting Nashville, San Diego, Austin and many more, the indie-pop wizards continue their quest to leave no city unturned by their impossibly catchy melodies, synth hooks and unassuming talent.

Built up with layers of rhythm, computer noises, RZA beats and poppy vocals, the Generationals’ 4th LP Alix, released this fall, is a good-smelling, subtly sexy blend of time-warp senselessness. In keeping with the distinct spirit of the record, the band previously released their mini-film take on Alix track “Gold Silver Diamond,” and today, to share a sense of the electric atmosphere and life their tunes take on live, they share the live video for “Would You Want Me,” recorded in their hometown of New Orleans.

Comprised of band members and friends since high school Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer and produced by Richard Swift (The Black Keys, The Shins, Foxygen), Generationals fourth studio album Alix, (out now via Polyvinyl Records) gives a tangible sense of the co-captains’ history, revealing itself as perhaps the band’s most confident record yet.

Generationals Headlining National Tour Dates

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12/2: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 %
12/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s %
12/5: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison %
12/6: Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB%
12/7: Allston, MA @ Great Scott %
12/9: Columbus, OH @ The Basement %
12/10: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight %
12/11: Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge %
1/13: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone ^
1/14: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (Tomorrow Never Knows Festival)
1/15: St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House ^
1/16: Champaign, IL @ Mike N Molly’s ^
1/17: Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Café ^
1/18: Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival ^
1/19: Nashville, TN @ High Watt ^
2/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
2/5: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
2/6: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
2/7: Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo Music Club
2/10: San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
2/11: Austin, TX @ The Parish

 

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Free Download: cln – “Satifsy” (ft. Lou Millar)

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Listen/download: cln – “Satisfy” (ft. Lou Millar)

Today we are treated to the mesmerizing sounds of “Satisfy,” the brand new single by the 19 year old future-beat producer from Brisbane called cln, featuring the gorgeous vocals of Lou Millar; one-half of Sydney’s Twin Caverns.
Written in the wee hours of the morning during a time of procrastination, “Satisfy” is a hypnotic moody-blend of infectious keys, pulsing beats and spine-tingling vocal samples, all interlaced by cln’s impeccable production.

“Some of my best song ideas come to me at about 3am when I’m in a semi-comatose state. ‘Satisfy’ began as one of these ideas, and it basically reflects the mellow mood I was in at the time. I had an assignment due the very next day, I was barely awake, but I was content making music and decided everything else could wait” – cln (Callan Alexander)

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Free Download: Night Drive – “Young Rivals” (Off Da Clock Remix)

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Listen/download: Night Drive – “Young Rivals” (Off Da Clock Remix)

“Off Da Clock puts a dancier spin on the original in the style of Bit Funk and Treasure Fingers.” – Discobelle
As 2014 comes to a close, freshly minted label, Sound Control Records, wraps up it’s release cycle for “Young Rivals,” the latest single from Austin/Houston based synth duo, Night Drive. The pair, Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon, reached new heights with their latest offering, securing premieres on Noisey, Idolator and tapping New York sweethearts, ASTR, for the official remix and teaming up with Austin’s Lobo Sucio Creative and Mark Roethke for a Kubrick 2001 meets Barbarella esque video.

Now, Night Drive and Sound Control Records are excited to present the latest remix of “Young Rivals” from burgeoning, Austin based producer, Off Da Clock. Taking steady aim at the club, Off Da Clock (nee` Chris Cortinas) injects some serious, pumping drums, jaunty guitar riffs and euphoric arpeggios to create a blissful rework poised to damage many a dance floor.

Listen to more Young Rivals
Night Drive – Young Rivals (Original Mix)
Night Drive – Young Rivals (ASTR Remix)
Night Drive – Young Rivals (Official Video)

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Newest Love: A-Trak – “Push” (The Chainsmokers Remix)

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Listen: A-Trak – “Push” ft. Andrew Wyatt (The Chainsmokers Remix)

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