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Calypso’s Debut EP Is Here

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Just recently we were treated to an impressive debut single from a newcomer out of Tasmania who goes by the name Calypso. The track was called “Numbered” and it was said to be just the first taste of her upcoming debut self-titled EP. Here’s the video in case you missed it:

The EP is a combination of old and new material. Calypso began writing some of the parts a few years back when she first began experimenting with electronic music. Over time these ideas grew and evolved as her influences changed and she discovered more about her own musical direction – she’s also been busy releasing music as one-half of SLOW. This year Calypso felt she was ready to make a decision on the final selection of songs, which she then sent through to a producer known as KOWL to help get them polished-up and ready to release.

“I suppose the main themes behind the EP would be growth and change…whether that’s within a relationship or within oneself. I think it’s a reflection on how life is constantly moving, and you have to adapt to your surroundings and learn how to survive through the changes.

The EP is also about the push & pull of love, how we can connect with other people and how we can move apart from one another as well. I hope the EP can take the listener on a bit of a journey, as they connect and relate to the words and the music through their own personal experiences” – Calypso

Calypso has indeed delivered an impressive debut collection of tracks, showcasing her strong indie-electronic/electro-pop sound as each track explores the intricacies of relationships; the happy beginnings, the excitement throughout, and sometimes the inevitable end.

Stream the EP here:

Favorite: “Field of Violets”

The EP is also available from iTunes and Spotify if that strikes your fancy.

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Check ‘Em Out: Cold Shoulders

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Listen to their EP here

Cold Shoulders began as a friendship between Jordan Witzigreuter of the multi-platinum pop project The Ready Set, Jared Ryan Maldonado of the indie-pop duo Dresses, and Trevor Dahl of pop-rock group Plug In Stereo. Their self­-titled debut EP, was recorded and mixed at home studios from Los Angeles to Portland. Cold Shoulders is a versatile adventure that weaves through electronic ballads, stylistic experimentation, electrifying synth licks, and lyrics to keep you warm. Cold Shoulders is a prime pick; on par with Grouplove and Foster the People.

My favorite tracks: “Better” and “Lonely Lover”

Their self-titled EP was released yesterday, and can be purchased on iTunesAmazon, and Google Play.

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Sophie and the Bom Boms Release Debut EP – The Schmixtape

photo credit: Myles Pettengill

photo credit: Myles Pettengill

“Sophie Stern hit us like a brick with her catchy, infectious pop jam “Pray.” – Refinery 29

“Just when you thought things couldn’t get any catchier than Sara Bareilles, Katy Perry, or even Britney Spears (yeah, we went there…), Sophie Stern comes along.”  – NYLON Magazine

“… indeed the songwriter knows a thing about creating tunes that resonate with girls.” – Yahoo!

“Sophie and The Bom Boms will make their mark on the pop scene in the next coming months…soon become a name associated with Jessie J, Betty Who, Tove Lo, and Katy Perry.” – Earmilk

Back in July, I posted about Sophie and the Bom Boms and included two of their songs, “Woman,” and “Pray”. Now, they’ve released their debut EP, The Schmixtape.

Order: Sophie and the Bom Boms – The Schmixtape  (iTunes)

Here’s a sampler of the 4 songs:

And here’s a video for “Can’t Say Yes”:

If you want to listen to “Woman” and “Pray”, check out my post from July here.

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Stream Intergalactix’s Debut EP!

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Recently I posted about my newest love, Intergalactix. Now, you can stream their debut EP, IWSOM before it’s out on the 12th!

Stream: Intergalactix – IWSOM (via Red Bull Music)

“Tuesday” was my favorite previously (mostly because it was their only song I’d heard), but now my new favorite is “The New Sound”!

 

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Debut Stream: cln – Sideways EP

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Stream: cln – Sideways EP

Sideways is the debut EP from Brisbane’s newest electronic wunderkid cln, featuring five glorious examples of chilled downtempo, electronic bliss.

The EP’s lead single “Better Than” took the world by storm, reaching #1 on Hype Machine within just three days of its release, and amassing over 125,000 plays on Soundcloud since. Following closely behind was the EP’s title-track, which quickly strengthened the anticipation of what else this 19 year old newcomer had up his sleeve.

Also accompanying the EP is an intoxicating remix cln has produced for fellow Brisbane-bred producer, Golden Vessel.

Listen: Golden Vessel – Stairwell (cln Remix)

Upcoming Shows:
Saturday, August 8 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane (w/ Willow Beats & Tincture)
Saturday, August 9 – Rabbit Radio’s 2nd Birthday Event, Gold Coast
Saturday, August 16 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane
Friday, August 29 – The Zoo, Brisbane (w/ The Aston Shuffle & Just A Gent)
Sideways EP is available now from iTunes

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Newest Love: Caught a Ghost

Caught a Ghost is a new project from LA-based songwriter and producer Jesse Nolan, features a classic Motown and Stax sensibility mixed with modern samples, synths and beats. In its live incarnation, Caught A Ghost features an 8-piece band including a 3-piece horn section and visual projections tailor-made for each song.

Jesse describes the name of his band as referring to the sensation of being filled with the spirit of the past. “It’s an old expression” he says, “musicians used to say you caught a ghost if you gave a good performance. Like you were possessed.” It is this sort reverence for the music of bygone eras combined with his musical dexterity that makes Caught A Ghost so intriguing.

On and off the stage, Caught A Ghost is quickly gaining new fans. “Connected” recently premiered on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and My Old Kentucky Blog. “Time Go” was featured on the NBC show SUITS and by Paste Magazine. And “Hold Out” was praised by Rolling Stone and it’s music video by NYLON.

Nightworks, the debut EP from Caught A Ghost, will be released via +1 Records on February 12th, 2013.

Listen: Caught a Ghost – “Time Go”

Listen: Caught a Ghost – “Connected”

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Brand New: Atlas Genius – “Symptoms”

The third and final track from Atlas Genius’ debut EP is out today! Check out “Symptoms” from Through the Glass which will be out on Tuesday (June 12)!!!

Listen: Atlas Genius – “Symptoms”

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Holy Ghost! Debut EP

The duo Holy Ghost! is one of the most talked about remixers for the last few months. They’ve released a string of hit remixes for artists such as Cut Copy, Moby, MGMT and Phoenix.

Now they’re just about set to release their EP Static on the Wire (DFA Records). And you can catch a preview of the disco-pop track “Say My Name” here AND go have a listen to their latest remix of LCD Soundsystem’s “Drunk Girls” streaming on their website.

And for the first time ever you’ll be able to see them live, performing as a full live band (guitars, drum kit, keys, the works!) this spring and summer, including US dates opening for LCD.

Static on the Wire EP Tracklisting:

1.) Static on the Wire

2.) Say My Name

 3.) I Will Come Back

4.) I Know, I Hear

 

05/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *

05/21: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *

05/22: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *

 05/23: New York, NY @ Terminal 5*

05/24: Montreal, BC @ Metropolis *

05/25: Toronto, BC @ Koolhaus *

05/26: Chicago, IL @ Metro *

05/29: Portland, OR @ Roseland *

05/31: Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl *

06/03: San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore *

06/04: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium*

06/05: Pamona, CA @ Fox Theater*

06/08: Austin, TX @ Stubbs *

06/09: Dallas, TX @ Palladium *

06/18: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

06/19: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

06/25: Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time

07/02: Calvi, Corse @ Calvi On The Rocks

07/08: Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute

07/09: Lisbon, Portugal @ Optimus Alive Festival

07/10: London, UK @ Fabric

07/15: Arvika, Sweden @ Arvika Festival

07/16: Winchester, UK @ Glade Festival

07/17: Berlin, Germany @ Melt

07/18: London, UK @ Lovebox

08/04: New York, NY @ Summer Stage, Central Park (with Hot Chip and Hercules & Love Affair)

* = shows with LCD Soundsystem

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