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Must Hear: Ghost Beach – “Without You”

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“Ghost Beach are the Venn diagram of their influences—Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, The Police, and Daft Punk—and then some, thanks to a shitload of synths, some nostalgic 80s sonics and even the occasional reggae groove. The sound is unmistakably their own.” – VICE’s Noisey

“If you can get people dancing as early as noon. You’re good. They did.”NPR’s All Songs Considered

“…a radiant and catchy cut fit for a tropical island dance party.” – Consequence of Sound

VICE’s Noisey just unleashed another unmistakable Ghost Beach hit in the form of Blonde album cut, “Without You.” Showcasing their love for influences Ace of Base & UB40, the track features a full-on reggae vibe complemented perfectly by the duo’s distinctive, cutting-edge contemporary touch.

Listen: Ghost Beach – “Without You”

Ghost Beach, consisting of Josh Ocean & Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn, has set the Internet ablaze with upbeat anthems, a preference for ’80s synth, and consistent number ones on Hype Machine. The band has performed alongside The 1975, ASTR, Betty Who & St. Lucia. They have just announced a Firefly Festival appearance and national tour dates supporting RAC & The Sounds, teaming up to command dance floors across the continent! Full dates below:

Tour Dates w/ RAC
3/27: Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona
3/28: Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
3/29: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
3/31: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/1: Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
4/4: Seattle, WA @ Neumos Ballroom
4/5: Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities
4/6: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
4/8: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/9: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

Tour Dates w/ The Sounds & Blondfire
4/10: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/11: Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
4/12: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/14: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
4/15: Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
4/16: Miami, FL @ Grand Central
4/18: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
4/19: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
4/21: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
6-19-22: Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival

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Blondfire to Debut Full Length Early 2013

Los Angeles-based duo BLONDFIRE is releasing their digital EP Where The Kids Are on November 6, 2012. Brazilian-American siblings Bruce and Erica Driscoll have been writing, producing, playing and performing together since they were kids, creating bouncy electro-pop-n-roll that combines worldly sophistication with American accessibility. Where The Kids Are features four songs off the band’s upcoming Warner Bros Records full-length debut Young Heart, due out early 2013. The title track is currently climbing the charts at Alternative Radio.

Fronted by Erica’s soft, breathy vocals and rounded out by a catchy, danceable beat, Blondfire’s songs have received airplay on Sirius Alt-Nation, KCRW, KCSN, WROX (Norfolk), KNDD (Seattle) as well as KROQ and 98.7’s “Locals Only” shows. Rolling Stone called them “dreamy, propulsive electro-pop” and Time Out New York praised their “supremely catchy, bewitching dream-pop.” Recent performances at CMJ and KCRW’s It’s a School Night have drawn crowds; look for them in your town soon.

Where The Kids Are Tracklisting:

  1. Where The Kids Are
  2. Hide & Seek
  3. Waves
  4. Walking with Giants

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Free Christmas Songs!

Target has partnered with some of music’s finest contemporary artists to help get everyone into the swing of the holiday season with a free holiday soundtrack, The Christmas Gig. The soundtrack (which includes a Best Coast and Wavves collaboration as well as tracks by Coconut Records and Crystal Antlers) is an exclusive album of original holiday tracks available as a free download at Target.com/HolidayAlbum
 
Each of the songs on Target’s holiday soundtrack captures a holiday experience as told from the perspective of a contemporary artist. The collection is an eclectic mix of music that includes country, folk, hip-hop, Latin, and pop- from the soulful “Mrs. Claus Ain’t Got Nothin’ on Me” by Little Jackie to the comforting “Tiny Tree Christmas” by Guster to an unforgettable Latin song “Super Mama” by The Pinker Tones.  

Also, Sleepy Rebels have a free sugary-sweet mp3 available called “California Christmas.” Songwriters, producers and multi-instrumentalists Jeremy Adelman and Bruce Driscoll began making music together when Bruce and his sister, Brazilian-American singer/songwriter Erica Driscoll, were looking for a drummer for their band Astaire (now Blondfire). After recommending many great drummers, Adelman, who had been a performing member (keyboards & trumpet) of Brookville, touring with Goldfrapp and Tahiti 80, realized he had always wanted to play drums in a band, and volunteered to fill the seat himself.
 
At the same time Adelman began asking Bruce and Erica to sing on a variety of compositions he was creating for his day job as a music composer for TV, film & advertising. By 2007 the three artists had become constant collaborators and friends, and decided to create Sleepy Rebels to capture their collaborative energies.

Click here to listen and download “California Christmas”

Okay, one more! Little & Ashley are a cute little duo that you may have heard on the Amazon Kindle commercials. They have released their Winter Night EP featuring two new songs and a playful cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” In addition to the holiday EP being available digitally on Amazon, the title track “Winter Night” is currently offered as a free MP3 download in Amazon’s “25 Days Of Free”. 

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