Video: RAC (ft. Matthew Koma) – “Cheap Sunglasses”

Acclaimed remixer/artist RAC (aka André Allen Anjos) releases the video for his new single “Cheap Sunglasses” FT. Matthew Koma . The video reteams RAC with director/producer Michael Dwyer who also shot and produced RAC’s video for his first single “Let Go”.  Shot in Southern California, “Cheap Sunglasses” is the first RAC video to feature his full touring band and featured vocalist Matthew Koma (who along with RAC co-wrote the song which hit the #1 top spot on Hype Machine earlier this summer).

“After working with Michael Dwyer on the “Let Go” music video, it was really great to get in front of the camera again for “Cheap Sunglasses.”  We had a blast and I got to have the whole band with me” says RAC.

RAC is the mastermind behind some of the most memorable remixes of recent years, giving the world new takes on tracks by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lana Del Rey, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, and many more.  RAC’s remixes have reached #1 on the Hype Machine charts 31 times and his first solo recording, “Hollywood,” featuring Penguin Prison hit #1 on all four Hype Machine charts at once while his tracks have over 25million plays on Soundcloud.  Originally born and raised in Portugal, RAC settled in Portland, Oregon, where he began to forge his unique brand of indie-pop culminating with the release of his debut album Strangers (out now) on Cherrytree Records.  André co-wrote and produced every song on Strangers, which features an impressive array of guests including, Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and 2014 Golden Globe winner for Best Original Score) Tegan & Sara, Penguin Prison, Tokyo Police Club, Cherrytree recording artist Matthew Koma, Katie Herzig, along with Bloc Party’s Kele and electro-pop artist  MNDR.  Fresh off his Strangers Live World Tour,  RAC will perform live at Lollapalooza on August 3rd  and upcoming festival dates including Loufest in St. Louis and Life Is beautiful in Las Vegas.

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Video: Slaptop – “Sunrise”

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SLAPTOP DJ:
7/26: Los Angeles, CA @ The Standard Downtown (stage 1-2pm)
8/2: San Francisco, @ The Independent (w/ Viceroy, Autograf)

“From ethereal bells to organic percussion, vocoded vocals to glitched out hi-hats, and even a trumpet that shreds (YES. A TRUMPET. THAT SHREDS.), it’s hard to believe this is Slaptop‘s first release.” – Kick Kick Snare

“Don’t mistake the carefree sounds for something overly simple, though, because his ability to blend together jazz, house, and pop into a well-balanced song is second to none.” – Hilly Dilly

Only three weeks ago, Slaptop’s debut track “Sunrise” came out and immediately shot to the top 5 of iTunes’ electronic charts and top 3 of the Hype Machine charts. Now, the track’s video premiered via SPIN, which called it “…influence of the electronic-funk of Daft Punk, Slaptop decorates the “Sunrise” with twinkly xylophone and super auto-tuned vocals that suggest we all “go out in the darkness and look for the sun.” 

The single was revealed via This Song Is Sick, which gathered over 100,000 streams in the first 2 days.

Also listen: Zhu – “Faded” (Slaptop Remix)

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Listen: Mainland – “West Coast” (Coconut Records Cover)

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Listen: Mainland – “West Coast” (Coconut Records Cover)

“Mainland’s “West Coast” cover doesn’t stray far from Coconut Records’ original. It feels a little more filled out thanks in part to an electric guitar instead of an acoustic one, but the song is perfectly in tact, and it sounds as good as it did when it was released back in 2007.” - Pigeons and Planes
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CATCH THE BAND LIVE playing
The Launch @ TBD Festival
October 4, 2014
Sacramento, CA
(line-up includes Justice, Blondie, 
Empire of the Sun, and more)

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Check ‘Em Out: Fragile Creatures

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Listen: Fragile Creatures – “Sunshine”

Fragile Creatures are a band from Brighton on a mission to restore Britain’s reputation for original guitar pop. They come equipped with an inventive songbook full of instant classics led by catchy melodies, tight harmonies, clever arrangements and great lyrics.

“Sunshine” finally paves the way for the release of this delayed début, an upbeat and appropriately summery number. Fragile Creatures plan to make the EP available as a free download through their Bandcamp page as a thank you for the patient faithful – two years is a long wait between releases!

 

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Death From Above 1979 – “Trainwreck 1979″

Globally revered and highly influential dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 have revealed a plethora of details about their eagerly anticipated new album, including the title, cover art, and track-listing. The Physical World will be released by Last Gang Records / Warner Bros. Records today.

Produced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother, Oasis), The Physical World comes a full ten years after the release of the band’s universally acclaimed debut album,You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine, which made Jesse F. Keeler (bass, synths, backing vocals) and Sebastien Grainger (vocals and drums), an underground /over ground sensation. DFA 1979 broke up in 2006 while the first album and subsequent remix album continued to sell inexplicably. They decided to reunite in 2011 and began to perform live picking up where they left off without missing a beat. Their rabid cult has only continued to amass just as inexplicably. Jesse and Sebastien sat down with the NME to talk about the new album release and reuniting. Earlier this spring, DFA 1979 released various clues, tidbits and sonic allusions surrounding a possible new album on deathfromabove1979.com. This will also be your exclusive portal into the wormhole world into all things DFA 1979 now and in the future.

In addition, Death From Above 1979 have announced they will hit the road this fall for an extensive European and U.S. headlining tour, which goes on sale this Friday, July 11th. Please see below for all tour dates.

European tour dates:

  • 10/7                  Koln, Germany               Luxor
  • 10/8                  Paris, France                 Badaboum
  • 10/9                  Brussels, Belgium          Botanique
  • 10/11                Amsterdam, Holland       Melkweg
  • 10/12                Hamburg, Germany        Hafenklang
  • 10/13                Berlin, Germany             Cassiopeia 
  • 10/15                Vienna, Austria              Flex
  • 10/16                Munich, Germany          Orangehouse
  • 10/18                Zurich, Switzerland        Mascotte
  • 10/20                London, UK                   Electric Ballroom
  • 10/21                Manchester, UK            Gorilla
  • 10/22                Glasgow, UK                 The Garage

North American fall tour dates: For every pair of tickets purchased, you will receive one download of the album.

*Promotion does not apply

  • *09/6-7              Toronto, ONT, CAN        Riot Fest Toronto
  • *11/01               New Orleans, LA            Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
  • 11/03                Atlanta, GA                    Buckhead Theatre
  • 11/04                Nashville, TN                 Marathon Music Works
  • 11/06                Houston, TX                  Warehouse Live
  • *11/07               Austin, TX                     Fun Fun Fun
  • 11/08                Dallas, TX                     Granada Theater
  • 11/10                Tempe, AZ                    Marquee Theatre
  • 11/12                San Diego, CA               House of Blues
  • 11/13                Santa Ana, CA               Observatory
  • 11/15                Las Vegas, NV               Brooklyn Bowl
  • 11/17                San Francisco, CA         The Independent
  • 11/18                Portland, OR                  Crystal Ballroom
  • 11/19                Seattle, WA                   Neumos
  • *11/21               Salt Lake City, UT          In The Venue
  • 11/22                Boulder, CO                   Fox Theatre
  • 11/24                Minneapolis, MN            First Avenue
  • 11/25                Chicago, IL                    Rivera Theatre
  • 11/26                Detroit, MI                     Crofoot
  • 11/28                New York, NY                Terminal 5
  • 1129                 Philadelphia, PA             Union Transfer
  • 12/01                Washington, DC             9:30 Club
  • 12/02                Boston, MA                   House of Blues

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Track-listing for The Physical World is as follows:

  1. Cheap Talk
  2. Right On, Frankenstein!
  3. Virgins
  4. Always On
  5. Crystal Ball
  6. White Is Red
  7. Trainwreck 1979
  8. Nothin’ Left
  9. Government Trash
  10. Gemini
  11. The Physical World

 

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Video: Jungle – “Time”

DEBUT ALBUM STREAMING NOW VIA ITUNES

London collective Jungle has premiered the video for latest album cut “Time”.

The “Time” video arrives a week before the release of Jungle’s highly anticipated, eponymous debut album out July 15 (14th in the UK) on XL Recordings. Identified by Rolling Stone as a “New Artist You Need To Know”, Jungle has already been described by New York Times as a beguiling and promising introduction“, by NME as ” the pop-art album of the summer” and Time Out exclaims “the group’s steamy, grooving, creeping neo-soul tracks are something pretty special.” Jungle is available to stream in full exclusively via ITUNES.

Meanwhile the collective will return to the states this fall with a seven-piece Jungle live experience that will perform on over 20 dates across North America, in the largest set of rooms the group has played to date.  The group will also make stops at Lollapalooza, Treasure Island and Corona Capital Music Festivals. See full list of dates below.

JUNGLE North America Sept./Oct. Tour Dates

Sat. 8/2                      Chicago, IL                            Lollapalooza

Fri. 9/19                      Los Angeles, CA                 The Fonda Theatre

Sat. 9/20                    Solana Beach, CA                Belly Up Tavern

Mon. 9/22                  Phoenix, AZ                          The Crescent Ballroom

Wed. 9/24                 Austin, TX                              The Mohawk

Thurs. 9/25                 Dallas, TX                               Fitzgerald’s                

Fri. 9/26                      New Orleans, LA                  Republic

Sat. 9/27                    Atlanta, GA                            Terminal West

Sun. 9/28                   Nashville, TN                         Exit In

Tues. 9/30                 Washington D.C.                  Black Cat

Weds. 10/1               Brooklyn, NY                         Warsaw

Thurs. 10/2                 New York, NY                       Irving Plaza

Fri. 10/3                      Cambridge, MA                   The Sinclair

Sat. 10/4                    Montreal, QC                          Le Belmont

Mon. 10/6                  Toronto, ON                          Danforth Music Hall

Tues. 10/7                 Pontiac, MI                             Crofoot Ballroom

Wed. 10/8                 Chicago, IL                            Thalia Music Hall

Thurs. 10/9                 Minneapolis, MN                  First Avenue

Sat. 10/11                  Mexico City                           Corona Capital Music Festival

Tues. 10/14               Vancouver, BC                     The Imperial

Weds. 10/14             Seattle, WA                          The Showbox

Thurs. 10/15              Portland, OR                          Wonder Ballroom

Sat. 10/18                  San Francisco, CA                Treasure Island Music Festival

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Listen: Back Back Forward Punch – “Solid Gold”

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Listen: Back Back Forward Punch – “Solid Gold”

“Solid Gold” is the uplifting and inspiring new single from Melbourne electronic duo, Back Back Forward Punch; the follow up to their early 2014 release “Emergency Bow Tie,” which gained them international praise and the attention of one of Australia most reputable radio stations, Triple J.

“Solid Gold” sees Laura Boland employ delicate and haunting vocals to tell their story of unraveling perceptions, coming of age, and ultimately revealing that we are all imperfect heroes to someone for a short time. Andy Liddell captivates with his dynamic and intricately layered production as he gracefully shapes the track with pulsing bass lines, manipulated vocal cuts and warbling keys.

Drawing sonic parallels with the likes of Kilter, BANKS, London Grammar and The Kite String Tangle, Back Back Forward Punch have delivered a majestic track that blurs the lines between pop, trip-hop and soul.

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Newest Love: The Ninjas

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The Ninjas are a high energy rock duo from Brisbane, Australia returning with their latest single “Never Had Much Time”. Recorded with Australian super producer Magoo this release sees the band take another giant leap forward with slicker production, bigger riffs and a stadium ready sound that is sure to get people dancing. They’re early releases “Yeah Yeah Yeah” and “Kill Em All” gained the band an impressive following online and will all appear on the bands debut EP out this August. If you enjoy The Hives and The Vines, then you’ll love this!

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Listen: The Ninjas – “Never Had Much Time”

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Weezer To Release New Album in September

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Weezer will release their highly anticipated ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, on September 30th, 2014 on Republic Records.  Produced by Ric Ocasek, who previously helmed production on the band’s first and third records (“The Blue Album” and “The Green Album”), Everything Will Be Alright In The End is the band’s first collection of new material in four years.

Since forming in 1992, Weezer has released a myriad of celebrated, chart-topping albums, selling over 13 million records worldwide.  Following an intensely prolific couple years at the end of the aughts, the band chose to deliberately dial down the tempo in 2010, a move singer/guitarist Rivers Cuomo says allowed him to write at a slower pace, giving the songs he wanted to use for an album the time to gradually grow into their final forms.  He started almost every song on the piano, eventually transferring them to the guitar before taking them to the band.  When it came time to record the material, Weezer reunited with the man who helped them make some of their most iconic album-length work, Cars frontman Ric Ocasek.  The resulting album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, is a stand-out gem in Weezer’s vast and varied catalogue, a reflection of a much-loved band at their very best.  Organized thematically around three groups of songs, it is an album that utilizes that sound from the band’s earliest days to tell new stories in 2014, creating some of the finest, most heartfelt songs Weezer has ever recorded.

An exclusive, first look at Everything Will Be Alright In The End will appear in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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Listen: New Music from MiM0SA

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Today, MiM0SA announces his new album Future Trill Vol 2. and reveals the first track of the album “Boss Shit” ft Bun B from UGK.

“Boss Shit” ft Bun B is for sale on iTunes today HERE and down below you can stream the song via Soundcloud.

Tigran Mimosa is a young voice echoing the generation of youth raised on early hip-hop and Grime.  Born in Armenia and brought to Los Angeles at age three, he was thrown into a survivalist situation facing the harsh realities of a new country. Being an only child to a single mom as well as an immigrant produced an ambitious street kid. At the tender age of seventeen, Tigran went north to the illustrious city of San Francisco. At a time when most kids were getting out of high school he was already knee deep in the epicenter of a vast and eclectic underground music scene. San Francisco, the legendary city of pioneers and innovators, had a quick yet sudden transformational effect – swept up in the chaos, MiM0SA was born.

Working with a myriad of synth lines and harmonic melodies, he carved out a niche by layering these with the signature 808 kick. Ultimately inspired by the west coast patriarch’s of hip-hop from the Bay to LA, his musical creations had the unique voice that only a conglomerate of different influences could create. Embodying the newness of street youth and bay area underground culture, Mimosa immediately caught the ear of a small underground label called Muti Music. To follow was a prolific four EPs and an album between 2008 and 2010, which immediately earned him accolades as a live performer, chalking up early triumphs at the Lightning In A Bottle Festival, Red Rocks and Coachella.

In 2011, MiM0SA started his empire with his personal record label, False Idol Musik.  Through this came the release of his second album, Sanctuary.  His live gigs also traveled east during these few years, attracting thousands of fans and proving West Coast underground could not only resonate, but also was a party staple across the country. In 2012 his performance garnered him amongst the “top ten acts at Bonnaroo” from Spin magazine.

In 2013, MiM0SA came hard with evolution of his sound launching a free concept album entitled Future Trill Vol. 1. He conceptualized the idea of “future trill” as being an umbrella term for the genre of music and the diversified tracks within. Therefore his much-anticipated new album is aptly named Future Trill Vol. 2 and contains a diverse multiform compilation of tracks. Featured on the album is Houston rapper Bun B of UGK with whom MiM0SA admits having, “pursued with a determination to collaborate”. Traveling to Texas with a suitcase of cash and a hard drive full of beats, he sought out and conquered. MiM0SA and the underground rapper went to work and in what would be described as luck or magic a potent musical union was formed.  Within a thirty-minutes the epic single “Boss Shit” was recorded to be released this August 2014 on Future Trill Vol. 2.

Today, MiM0SA resides in Los Angeles, occupying a spacious former Buddhist temple equipped with ample studio set-up. He’s graced the stages of major venues around the world.  Life’s journey from a street rat hood kid to future trill patron instilled an eager sense toward constant evolution and a dedication to the underground. Inspiration and devotion walk hand and hand to solidify the beginning chapter of MiM0SA.

This is a story yet to be told about an artist creating his own revolution with sound.

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MiM0SA Shows: 
7/17 – Columbia, SC @ Social Bar and Lounge
7/18 – Louisville, KY @ Belle of Louisville
7/26 – Highlands, TX @ Banana Bend
8/14 – Chicago, IL @ Sound-Bar Nightclub
8/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fairmount Park
9/12 – Madison, WI @ Segredo
9/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Richard L Berkley Riverfront
9/26 – Fairburn, GA @ Bouckaert Farm
8/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox

MiM0SA – Future Trill Vol. 2 track list:
01- Resurrection
02- Sunshine
03- Boss Shit Ft. Bun B of UGK
04- Hot Boys Ft Taso
05- Crescent Moon
06- Turbo
07- Anubis
08- Underdog
09- Jagged Edge
10- Outer Space

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