Listen: Goldroom ft. Mammals – “Till Sunrise” (Night Drive Remix)

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Listen: Goldroom ft. Mammals – “Till Sunrise” (Night Drive Remix)

Two new Night Drive remixes in one day!!! Hell yeah! That’s a great way to start of the weekend!

Last month we all took note when LA’s Goldroom released the stems for his latest single, Till Sunrise, for a series of premixes. You’ve seen plenty of premixes and remixes floating about over the past several weeks. Here’s one more, you do not want to miss.

Night Drive’s been busy in the studio producing their new album. When they heard the airy vocal stems, the two producers decided to make use of the studio time and put their own spin on the track. Adding live bass, guitars, and layered with silky electronic textures, Night Drive has created a unique track that stands all on its own. The remix picks up the pace with a soothing pulse of energy that glides along the top of a soft undercurrent to the end of summer.

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Newest Love: Ennui – “Feel It”

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Listen: Ennui – “Feel It”

“With a summer soundtrack like this, we don’t want it to end either.” – The Line of Best Fit

“Light, airy, and a little bit surreal, it’s like a synthpop radio single that’s been put through a taffy pull.” – Noisey

“…captures the lazy, romanticized days of summer with pensive synthesizer loops and heartbeat drums.” – Consequence of Sound

Ennui is the brainchild of renowned Pittsburgh-based musician and producer Jim Doutrich, and has been around in various incarnations since 2004.

The songs that comprise the new album, Telepathic Beat, stand out in style and substance, as roller-beats immersed in a bath of shimmering neo-shoegaze, creating a widescreen backdrop to act as home for brain-embedding melodies and subtly haunting lyrics.

With its sun-drenched feel, the album plays as the soundtrack to a summer spent balancing a narcotic life in clubs, with the possibilities that await when you skip work and head to the beach. It’s destined to be the album to reach for when you don’t want to admit that summer is over.

Telepathic Beat is Ennui’s debut for Mush Records and is nothing short of a rebirth for the band, with mastermind Jim Doutrich honing his infectious brand of synth-pop. The playfully yearning vocals, syncopated synth patterns, and distorted Euro-dance grooves bring to mind both ’80s new wave pop, and the youthful nostalgia of recent releases by glo-fi re-originators.

More songs from Ennui:

Ennui Circles

Listen: Ennui – “Circles”

Ennui Summer of Love

Listen: Ennui – “Summer Of Love”

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Listen: Ennui – “Circles” (Sun Glitters Remix)

 

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Listen: Elektromekanik – Are You Alright (Night Drive Remix)

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“Cascading melodies and layer upon layer of arppegiated synth lines usher in Night Drive’s signature sound in the best possible way, most definitely the heaviest dance-floor cut on the release.”  – Discobelle

Almost exactly a year ago, Night Drive joined forces with Elektromekanik to create the Night Drive – Sea of Light (Elektromekanik Remix). Since then, the two acts have stayed in touch, and Night Drive is excited to announce their latest collaboration with the Romanian producer, Victor Gunta, AKA Elektromekanik, with their remix of “Are You Alright”. Released on Media Blackout Records the EP is a synth heavy, Italo, disco influenced collection of dance tracks perfect for late night strolls through the city and flashy dance clubs.

Listen: Elektromekanik – Are You Alright (Night Drive Remix)

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Video: Sir Sly – “You Haunt Me”

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Los Angeles based alt-rock trio Sir Sly released the video for their lead single “You Haunt Me” today. Lead vocalist and songwriter, Landon Jacobs said of the video, “We wanted to capture the spirit of the song through energetic vignettes of different characters that all share a common unsettling darkness that they carry and exude.”

Sir Sly release their full length debut album You Haunt Me on Tuesday, September 16th  via Cherrytree / Interscope Records.

STREAM the new album HERE!

The band is currently on a national headline tour with label mates WOLF GANG.

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Listen: Monogem – “Stay With Me”

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Listen: Monogem – “Stay With Me”

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New Album From Zoot Woman, Star Climbing

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The British electronic pop trio Zoot Woman’s fourth album Star Climbing is out now on Embassy One Recordings and made an impressive debut on the iTunes chart reaching #21 on the Top 200 Albums list and #2 on the Electronic Albums list.

“We recorded Star Climbing over a three year period between our studios, working on songs and lyrics until we felt like we had found the albums direction. It is our most distinctive album to date, combining all our different tastes and styles into one.”  – Stuart Price, Zoot Woman

 

We felt the need to challenge our own style, to open new doors creatively. It is without a doubt my favourite Zoot Woman album. The title ‘Star Climbing’ is about the idea of reaching for something beyond what you know.” – Johnny Blake, Zoot Woman

Zoot Woman is the British electronic synth pop combo comprising of famed producer Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue, Chromeo, etc) and brothers Johnny (guitar, vocals) and Adam Blake (keyboards) who met at school in Reading, England. Their debut album Living In A Magazine (2001) was hailed as one of the most important forerunners of modern electronic pop music, with Hall & Oates/Pet Shop Boys infused singles such as “It’s Automatic” and “Information First” and their stylish conceptual aesthetic. Zoot Woman went on to release two more albums Zoot Woman (2003) and Things Are What They Used To Be (2009) touring relentlessly while remixing artists including Scissor Sisters and Madonna under the name of Paper Faces.

Their fourth long awaited new album Star Climbing is a significantly different offering, fresh and optimistic electronic pop with trademark suave vocals from Johnny Blake, written and recorded in four different studios across the UK and in Price’s LA studio.

“Zoot Woman are back with a bang.” – The Guardian

“A welcome late-summer treat.” – Thump Vice

“Star Climbing’s lead single is ‘Don’t Tear Yourself Apart,’ a pulsing slow-build that matches breathy, gorgeously glossy lead vocals with music that manages to sound desperately pretty without sacrificing urgency or power.” – Stereogum

“The trio—made up of brothers Johnny and Adam Blake, and Stuart Price—tipped its hat to the 80s without sounding redundant.” – Vice Noisey

“Fifteen years after emerging and five years after its last disc, this English pop project, featuring in-demand producer Stuart Price, dusts classic Depeche Mode and New Order sonics with a handful of ultramodern glitter.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Star Climbing

STAR CLIMBING TRACKLISTING

1. Don’t Tear Yourself Apart
2. Silhouette
3. Coming Up For Air
4. Nothing In The World
5. Rock & Roll Symphony
6. Chemistry
7. The Stars Are Bright
8. Real Real Love
9. Lifeline
10. Elusive
11. Waterfall Into The Fire

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New Song From AJR

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Indie pop trio AJR just released the official lyric video for their new single “Infinity” for you to check out below.

This single follows on from certified Gold single “I’m Ready” and comes in conjunction with a 5-track Infinity EP, to be released on September 23. And AJR’s full-length debut is slated to follow in February 2015!

Infinity EP Track Listing:

1. Infinity

2. Alice By the Hudson

3. Pitchfork Kids

4. 3AM

5. I’m Ready (Remix by AJR)

Additionally, the NYC-bred brothers just announced the first few dates for their fall tour, including stops in Philly, Boston, at home in New York and more, and even a gig opening for Train! Tickets for this first leg are on sale this Friday (full list of dates below) – and stay tuned for more news of the Infinity Tour still to come.

AJR Fall Tour Dates

09/21  New Albany Classic – Columbus, OH

10/04  US Cellular Main Stage – Greenville, NC

10/08  Pride – XL 106.7 Concert Series – Orlando, FL

10/09  Weber State University’s Dee Event Center – Ogden, UT^

10/11    Fall Festival – Odessa, TX

10/24  Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD*

10/25   iPlay – Freehold, NJ*

10/26  Gramercy Theater – New York, NY*

10/28  Barbery – Philadelphia, PA*

10/29  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY*

10/30  The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY*

11/01    The Space – Hamden, CT*

11/04   Red Room at Café 939 – Boston, MA*

^ Opening for Train

* with special guest Minor Soul and free Meet & Greet

 

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Video: The Van Doos – “Baby Be Brutal”

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Earlier this year, I posted a track from The Van Doos. Now, I’ve got a brand new track called “Baby Be Brutal” for you to check out. This video even stars British actor John Altman (who’s best known as the murdering/drug-addicted/faker of own death “Nasty” Nick Cotton in the UK soap Eastenders). John Altman will be making a sensational return from the dead to Albert Square later this year! So, until then, check him out here.

The Van Doos are: Simon Hutchinson (lead vocals, guitar), Louis Bamber (vocals, guitar), Fred Baty (bass), Dom Antony (drums), whose influences include PulpThe Teardrop Explodes and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

 

 

 

 

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Free Download: NOIRE – “Those Days”

 

NOIRE

NOIRE are a new and exciting band from Sydney. Their second single “Those Days” was recorded with multi-ARIA award-winning producer Wayne Connolly (The Vines, You Am I, Youth Group).

NOIRE posses a pop sensibility that is dark as it is colorful and as emotional as it is uplifting.

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Listen: NOIRE – “Those Days”

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Video: Lights – “Up We Go”

Canada’s acclaimed pop multi-instrumentalist and Juno Award winner Lights has released a new music video for “Up We Go,” the first single off her third studio album, Little Machines, out on September 23rd via Warner Brothers Records.

Little Machines was produced and engineered by Drew Pearson, with key songs/singles mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent (Madonna, U2, Beyonce), and was recorded in both Los Angeles, CA and Vancouver, BC. The anthemic single, “Up We Go,” is available now to purchase digitally or as an instant grat when you pre-order the full album, and can be heard on YouTube and on iamlights.com. It follows intro track “Portal,” which Refinery29 called “the wanderlust song of the summer.”
Lights will perform a very special show at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square on September 30th, as the 2014 Artist Ambassador for Pinktober®, Hard Rock’s annual campaign for breast cancer awareness. The 18+ show begins at 7 p.m. and is free with RSVP. She will then start her national tour in Portland, ME on October 24th.

Lights Fall 2014 US Tour Dates:

 10/24 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

10/25 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

10/29 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

10/31 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony

11/01 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!

11/02 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts

11/04 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

11/05 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

11/07 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall

11/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

11/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

11/13 San Francisco, CA – Grand Ballroom at Regency Center

11/14 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater

11/15 Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market

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Little Machines Track Listing:

1.     Portal

2.     Running With The Boys

3.     Up We Go

4.     Same Sea

5.     Speeding

6.     Muscle Memory

7.     Oil And Water

8.     Slow Down

9.     Meteorites

10.  How We Do It

11.  Don’t Go Home Without Me

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