Priest Releases Debut Album

“Stockholm, Sweden’s PRIEST is a must-hear. A must-add to your #musicradar.”
– Puregrainaudio

“It’d be easy to slap the synthwave tag on Priest in light of that genre’s recent explosion in popularity, but Priest sound a whole lot more like the bands that influenced synthwave, the ’80s progenitors of goth, new wave and analogue synth-driven electronic music.”
– Metal Sucks

Today, Priest drops their full-length debut New Flesh. Like a Delorean DMC-12 it will take you back to the colorful future of the 80´s. The illusions presented contains everything from symmetric star prisms, a burning escape from the darkness or to break out of your inner prison. Bit by bit, fragments of a puzzle of success story is taking shape. With a mechanical sound, futuristic melodies and a masterful voice, they´ve seduced listeners all over the planet since their first single in March came out. The Swedish electronic scene is now hotter than forgeable metal.

The album is produced by Alpha (ex Ghost) and features a performace by Airghoul (ex Ghost). The recording is mixed by Niklas Berglöf (Slagsmålsklubben, Dead Soul) and is mastered by Magnus Lindberg. New Flesh contains 10 tracks that sounds like when 1982 imagine how 2019 should sound like.

Check out the whole album via Spotify now!

 

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Listen: Moglii x Novaa – “Tonic Water” (Snocker Cot Remix)

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Off the back of the successful debut ‘Naboo’ EP from German musical prodigy Moglii, Majestic Casual Records presents the release of the “Tonic Water” remix from 19 year old LA producer Nick Minutaglio aka Snocker Cot.

Snocker Cot

The remix provides the perfect additions in production to complement what was already a textured, intricate soundscape on the original. Pitched vocals, lush hooks, moody synths and a carefree guitar melody carry the track to create a vibe which serves to “overcome contradictions and catch attention with unexpected sounds and ideas”. The remix adds another level to Moglii’s original and is sure to turn heads and keep listeners coming back for more.

I was very excited to remix this track because I’m a big fan of Moglii and his sound. I love the way his music sounds so organic and natural, and how he blurs the line in between synthetic and acoustic sounds. I wanted to replicate that and pay homage to it in my remix. That’s why I decided to use an acoustic guitar in order to create that natural sound. I’m very pleased with the way the remix turned out! – Snocker Cot

Moglii is the solo project of 24-year-old producer, singer and jazz pianist Simon Ebener-Holscher. The musician, based in Düsseldorf, Germany, spends his time creating unique productions of warm beats, analogue synthesizers and soulful vocal samples. His modern electronic compositions are often supplemented by acoustic instruments and an organic soundscape, with the help of field recordings of coffee machines, shopping bags or cactuses.

The debut EP Down Under from Moglii x Novaa can be found here and features the “Mother” single, which has reached over 3 million streams, and the #2 spot on Spotify’s Global Viral Charts.

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New Music From NVDES – “D.Y.T. (Do Your Thing)”

“Trippy” – NYLON

“Juicy pop banger” – FADER

“A dope punk-infused electropop track” – Milk.xyz

“Infectious and bursting with brazen energy” – Indie Shuffle

LA-based creative collective NVDES announce the Vol. 2 EP and share the 1st single “D.Y.T (Do Your Thing)” feat. REMMI.

On the heels of their La NVDITÉ, Vol. 1 EP released earlier this year, the Vol. 2 EP is the next sequence of their evolution. The 6-track collection is slated for release on December 8th and is highlighted by the work of de-facto frontman Josh Ocean. Brimming with his signature energy-packed influence, Vol. 2 is highlighted by pulsing electronics, hard-hitting beats, and ethereal vocals.

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Joy Again Winter Tour with Rostam

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“Fuzz-friendly aesthetic” NME
“Blazing guitar chords that singe into an auburn infused fuzzy pop magnus” – Earmilk
An upbeat poppy garage twirl and a mellow introspection of sound” What Youth

On the heels of their “Kim” + “On A Farm” single package released last month on Never Grow Up Records, Philadelphia five-piece Joy Again announce a North American tour supporting Rostam this winter. Before they hit the road with Rostam, Joy Again will bring their kinetic live energy on a co-headlining tour with Furnsss, set to kick off on November 13th. See below for a full date listing.

Produced by long-time collaborator Caleb Laven (Frank Ocean’s Blonde & Endless), the “Kim” + “On A Farm” single package finds Joy Again honing their creative vision and propelling their artistic output beyond the underground. Emerging with an infectious new sound that truly finds them coming into their own, the band released their debut EP earlier this year which earned praise from the likes of FADER, NME, and DIY Magazine.

Founded in 2015 after its members met in boarding school, Joy Again released debut singles “Looking Out For You” and “How You Feel” on Mom + Pop (US) and Lucky Number (UK). Their vivid storytelling and seemingly effortless command of melody charmed the internet and saw them dubbed a “staple of the Philly basement scene” as they continued to garner attention on the international scale. The band has performed with the likes of Car Seat Headrest, Hinds, Daywave, and Hoops.

Be sure to catch Joy Again in a city near you and stay tuned for more as the band readies their debut full-length.

Joy Again Tour Dates
^ = w/ Furnsss
* = w/ Rostam

11/13: Washington, DC @ Above The Bayou ^
11/14: Savannah, GA @ El Rocko Lounge ^
11/15: Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery ^
11/16: New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar ^
11/17: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger ^
11/19: Birmingham, Al @ The Firehouse ^
11/20: Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light ^
11/21: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ^
11/22: Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA ^
1/29: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
1/30: Nashville, TN @ Third Man *
2/1: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall *
2/2: Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
2/3: Boston, MA @ Museum of Fine Arts *
2/5: Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa *
2/6: Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
2/8: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol Theater *
2/9: Grand Rapids, MI @ Ladies Literary Club *
2/10: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
2/12: Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room at Colectivo *
2/13: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
2/14: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
2/16: Denver, CO @ Globe Hall *
2/17: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
2/19: Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
2/20: Vancouver, BC @ Venue *
2/21: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
2/2: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey *

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Video: Milky Chance – “Bad Things” feat. Izzy Bizu

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The multiplatinum-certified German duo Milky Chance teamed up with British singer Izzy Bizu for their latest single “Bad Things” which comes complete with a clever new music video. “The inspiration for ‘Bad Things’ came from a feeling of finding yourself repeatedly stuck in the same kind of situation.” explains Clemens, continuing “It’s a tiring, going-around-in-circles-tragedy. In the end, it‘s always up to you to find the way out, but this song is a shout out to that person who’s always there whilst you work it out.”

“Bad Things” is quintessential Milky Chance. The track showcases the band’s talent for combining catchy as hell analogue folk with contemporary electronic production to create real earworms. The message is simple – very good things can happen when you team up with someone else to tackle the difficult stuff life throws at us. Trouble never sounded this good.

LISTEN TO MILKY CHANCE’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM BLOSSOM HERE

CHECK OUT THEIR INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY “BLOSSOMENTARY” HERE

Milky Chance’s sophomore album Blossom – the follow-up to their international hit debut Sadnecessary – has amassed over 160 Million streams since its release earlier this year and the album’s lead single “Cocoon” has graduated to Gold and/or platinum status in countries including Australia, Canada and the band’s native Germany. The band are now midway through their Blossom World Tour and have played over 90 concerts to date and with 80 more shows that incorporate a South American tour scheduled through the summer of 2018. A full list of upcoming North American dates is below.

THE BLOSSOM TOUR NORTH AMERICAN DATES 2018:
01/07 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
01/08 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
01/09 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
01/11 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
01/12 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
01/13 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
01/14 – Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
01/16 – Buckhead Theater – Atlanta, GA
01/17 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
01/19 – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
01/20 – The Fillmore – Washington, DC
01/21 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
01/22 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
01/23 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
01/24 – Metropolis – – Montreal, QC SOLD OUT
01/26 – Riviera – Chicago, IL
01/27 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
01/28 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD
01/29 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
01/30 – O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
01/31 – Winspear Centre – Edmonton, AB
02/01 – MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
02/03 – The Commodore – Vancouver, BC SOLD OUT
02/04 – The Commodore – Vancouver, BC SOLD OUT

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Check Her Out: Alissia

Multi-disciplinary musician Alissia is making her debut from behind the boards as a producer. The funk and R&B-tinged “Get Away” video is out now — with the full support of Alissia’s number one fan, the inimitable Bootsy Collins, who raves, “I’m digging Alissia’s new song because it makes me want to pull up a chair and sit with you, baba!”

This young woman has enough talent to have been called to produce, play bass, write and arrange on Bootsy Collins’ upcoming album World Wide Funk, also featuring the likes of Kali Uchis, Bernie Worrell, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E Fresh and Musiq Soulchild. “Working with Bootsy has been an incredible journey and definitely a challenge to push myself harder everyday. Definitely one of the most inspiring projects I have worked on. ‘You got to keep it funky at all times Baba!’”

In addition, Alissia has also been in collaboration with Khalid, Q-Tip, Anderson Paak, Havoc, and more. Given the company she keeps at her Soho-based studio dubbed “The Spaceship,” it’s certain that this young bass prodigy-turned-producer is primed to begin the next chapter in her musical career.

Her latest track “Get Away” carries listeners from hip-hop to disco to funk and beyond. The mood is chill and the groove is locked. Expect more from Alissia this year; whether solo, collaborating with the greats, or teaming up with new talent, she consistently proves that whatever music she creates just feels right.

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Newest Love: Palm Springsteen

LA-based Palm Springsteen shares their latest video “She’s Got Claws”. The band explains that it’s about the “macabre sensation of someone metaphorically digging their claws into your love life”. Palm Springsteen is gearing up to release their debut LP, Trouble in Paradise, stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Palm Springsteen is a band, a moniker, a portmanteau, a person, a place, a thing, and Bez from Happy Mondays. It’s interchangeable with the word “grease”, from the song Grease, from the movie Grease. It’s Blow Pop in Space. It’s Alan Vega screaming at Peter Hook to turn up that Jesus and Mary Chain record. It’s a feeling; a combination of ethereal synth, raw guitar, and driving rhythms for an explosive aural experience.

Born in the professional hedonism of Los Angeles, Palm Springsteen draws from elements of new wave, post-punk, synth pop and, ahem, “blow pop” to create something that even E.T. would phone home about.

Ever since that sick eclipse that only looked good in Idaho and Wyoming, 2017 finds Palm Springsteen releasing two new singles, “Sister Sister” and “Hey There Cowgirl,” while working on their upcoming LP, Trouble In Paradise.

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hunter & wolfe: Late Then Never EP

Photo Credit: Aymann Ismail

Today, Brooklyn-based rock duo hunter & wolfe share their new EP, Late Then Never, the band’s first offering since their 2014 full-length LP, Days And WorksImpose Magazine is currently streaming the record in advance of the official release this Friday. They praised the EP, stating, “This record packs a lot into 5 songs — themes range from tongue-in-cheek wit, regret, suffering from loss, love and self-doubt.” Check out three of those tracks below.

Late Then Never incorporates their signature singer-songwriter feel with an indie rock flare and a heavy dose of wordplay; it’s about struggling to find meaning amidst the noise of modernity. Late Then Never features Doug Schadt (producer/engineer), Harper James (engineer), and Joe Lambert (mastering). The record will be available and will be distributed digitally by Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, and Google Play.

hunter & wolfe is comprised of Michael Maffei (vocals, guitar, piano), and Sundeep Kapur (guitar). Kapur and Maffei formed hunter & wolfe when visiting Chicago in 2011. In a (misguided) attempt to impress people, they jokingly introduced themselves as attorneys working at a law firm called “hunter & wolfe.” Somehow, the pair ended up performing at a house party that night and decided to keep the name. hunter & wolfe draw inspiration from Radiohead, Elliott Smith, and Arcade Fire.

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Obsessed: Tourist’s Newest EP, Wash

UK-based producer and composer Tourist has released his latest Wash EP, as well as the visuals for featured track “Sleepwalking” (feat. Swim Mountain & Esther Joy). Last month Tourist revealed a collection of “We Stayed Up All Night” remixes, including versions from Tom Demac and Matthew Dear on Beatport here, offering new takes on his EP’s lead single. Tourist recently wrapped a string of US tour dates supporting Bonobo and Bob Moses, his first shows in the states since his stellar Coachella performance earlier this year.

The GRAMMY-winning songwriter and electronic musician William Phillips aka Tourist had this to say:

With this new music I wanted to make something that was more reflective of who I am now and how my life has changed over the past year. I moved out of my windowless studio and started writing from home again. I think subconsciously I’ve started writing more joyous, colorful music and I’ve loved being more collaborative once again. These tracks are my favorite music I’ve produced so far, Tourist will always change with each release and I’ve loved pushing the sound into a new place.

Tourist makes yearning, bittersweet dance tracks. He’s considered an “artist’s artist”, with fans such as Flume and Porter Robinson supporting his releases. After the self-titled debut EP (2012), Tonight EP (2013), and Patterns EP (2014) featuring guest appearances by Lianne La Havas and Will Heard, as well as high-profile remixes for Chvrches, Haim, Christine and the Queens under his belt, Tourist went on to win the GRAMMY for co-writing the Sam Smith hit “Stay With Me”, and he released his debut album U (2016) to critical acclaim and support from outlets like Vice, Billboard and Rolling Stone Australia.

The single, “Run” landed with #1 spots on BBC Radio 1 dance charts and Hype Machine. This was soon followed by a string of sold-out shows as a live favorite across the United States, Europe and Australia, including major festival appearances at Glastonbury, Coachella (twice) and Bestival.

Tourist – Wash EP 
01. We Stayed Up All Night (feat. Ardyn)
02. Apart (feat. JONES)
03. Sleepwalking (feat. Swim Mountain & Esther Joy)
04. Hush

Check out the EP here

Tourist live:
Tue 11/21 – London, UK @ Corsica Studios
Wed 11/22 – London, UK @ Corsica Studios (SOLD OUT)
Thu 11/23 – London, UK @ Corsica Studios (SOLD OUT)
Sat 12/30 – NSW, Australia @ Lost Paradise
Sun 12/31 – Perth, Australia @ Origin NYE
Fri 1/05 – Auckland, NZ @ The Power Station (w Kaytranada)
Sat 1/06 – Brisbane, Australia @ FOMO Festival
Sun 1/07 – Adelaide, Australia @ FOMO Festival
Sat 1/13 – Sydney, Australia @ FOMO Festival

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Highly Anticipated: Typhoon’s New LP, Offerings

Typhoon officially makes their return with “Floodplains” — the first 21-minute movement from their newly-announced fourth LP, Offerings, out January 12th, 2018.

Following 2013’s critically-acclaimed & cult favorite White LighterOfferings is made up of 14 hauntingly beautiful tracks divided into three movements and an epilogue: FloodplainsFloodReckoning, and Afterparty. The 70-minute album centers on a fictional man who is losing his memory, and in turn, his sense of self.

Offerings is available for pre-order now as limited edition (1000), web-exclusive signed CDs + blood red double LPs, as well as digital download — wearetyphoon.store

 

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