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Check ‘Em Out: argonaut&wasp

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After the recent release of their latest single “Loser Like You”, Brooklyn-based dance rock crew argonaut&wasp are set to release their new EP Ha! Fiction.

Ha! Fiction’ is a colourful, imaginative EP born out of change, struggle and big ideas. Having relocated to New York City a year ago, the move meant a bigger workspace, more rent and a new perspective on music.

This transition brought changes greater than we could of predicted…the sight and sounds of NYC changed our perspective on music, why we do it and how we listen to it. This EP is a reaction to all of that. And as we scramble to make sense of it, we realize it’s just what we make it.” – argonaut&wasp

Throughout the EP there are clear nods to greats like Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, The Clash and Daft Punk, as the band takes the listener on a imaginative, lyrical journey. Their disco-infused single “Loser Like You” is a taste of an EP that is guaranteed to be a whirlwind musical journey, free flowing with funk-driven guitars, quirky vocals and thoughtful lyrics.

Opening track “Paisley” features a sun-kissed bassline paired with fun, care-free lyrics that call for dancing. It’s an introductory track that perfectly encapsulates the band’s musical style — gooey and groove-filled sounds given weight by lyrics inspired by big changes and growing pains – and sets the pace for what’s yet to come.

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Check ‘Em Out: Luxley

 

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With a sound that is self-described as wildfire dance rock, Luxley combines anthemic dance elements with pop-aesthetics, all tied together with a southern soul. Taking cues from acts like Tanlines, Brothertiger and Beat Connection, Luxley has been featured twice on Spotify’s New Music & Weekend Buzz playlists and charted 5 days on the Spotify US Top 50 Viral chart. Gearing up to drop a new EP this Spring which features official remixes from acts like X-Ambassadors and Magic Man, the Luxley’s funky take on alternative-pop is set to top your playlists. It’s the totally perfect soundtrack for warmer days that lead into never-ending nights.

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Newest Love: Eyes Lips Eyes

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OMG, you need to listen to this right now. I love it…and not just because of the use of the cowbell, either.

The foursome Eyes Lips Eyes are gearing up for the arrival of their EP, What You Want (If You Want) due out August 21 via Roll Call Records/ILG. Listen to the new song “Don’t Blow It,” streaming now at Spinner, who proclaims, “Eyes Lips Eyes are going to make your day. It’s like LCD Soundsystem and Talking Heads had a baby.”

Go Listen: Eyes Lips Eyes – “Don’t Blow It”

Co-produced by the band alongside John Goodmanson (Death Cab for Cutie, Nada Surf) and mixed by Mike Roskelly (Kaskade), the 4-song release features upbeat, hook-laden songs that recall late seventies post-punk mixed with the unbridled night out energy of The Strokes. A full-length album is in the works for release early next year.

Eyes Lips Eyes has been building a steady following since their debut project Blue Red – an ambitious year-long project that saw them self-releasing one song and a correlating video every month for 12 months. The release earned them acclaim from the likes of FILTER, Buzzbands.LA, and CNN, with the latter naming them one of their “Artists to Watch” at this year’s SXSW.

Eyes Lips Eyes was originally forged in the midst of Provo’s (Utah) dance party scene, which shaped their live show into the high-energy, garbage can-banging performances they have become known for. In a few short years, they have performed all over the country, sharing the stage with acts like Modest Mouse, Spoon, The Raconteurs and more.

In 2010 the foursome, consisting of Tony Hello (vocals), Spencer Petersen (guitar, vocals), Aaron Hatch (bass, vocals) and Thomas Carroll (drums), relocated to a warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles. Nicknamed “The Cube,” the band lives, rehearses, and records much of their work here, in true DIY fashion.

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