Smallpools has announced their 4-song self-titled debut EP release on July 16th via RCA Records. In honor of the news, the band decided to share a brand new “Dreaming” remix by The Chainsmokers and last week NYLON Magazinepremiered the Charli XCX vs Twin Idol Remix of “Dreaming”. The band will reveal another brand new EP track before the start of their first tour.
The four-piece outfit founded in Los Angeles with ties to New York, New Jersey and Oregon. Last week Smallpools announced their first ever live shows, a tour with Australia’s San Cisco that will take them from the East Coast to Canada, through the Mid West and San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles. The brand new band consists of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums).
Their first single “Dreaming” was produced by Captain Cuts. The song instantly shot to #1 of Hype Machine within the first 3 days of revealing. The band explains the song: “In contrast to the upbeat vibe of the music, the song talks about a moment where everything goes wrong in a situation where you thought you had it all figured out. A moment we’ve all experienced to some degree, but most often if we’re lucky, in a dream where we get to wake up in a sweat and say, “Phewf, ok, that wasn’t real.” “
Smallpools live dates:
* / w San Cisco
7/13 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (Popshop)
7/15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
7/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
7/18 – Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
7/19 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *
7/20 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall *
7/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
7/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall *
7/24 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Garrison *
7/26 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement *
7/27 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
7/28 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
7/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
7/31 – Minneapolis, MN @Triple Rock Social Club *
8/03 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
8/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
8/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
Smallpools – Smallpools EP tracklist (out 7/16 on RCA Records):
02. Mason Jar
03. Over & Over
04. No Story Time
Brooklyn duo The Echo Friendly just did a live session for ‘Honey I’m Home’, a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie. Each episode has a different band perform a couple songs at Sounds Like a Fire home studio in Brooklyn. Then, they give ’em away for free on their website!
This episode is The Echo Friendly which is Jake Rabinach and Shannon Esper, singing tracks “Same Mistakes” and “Worried” which will be on their upcoming debut album.
Check out the new video from Theophilus London, “All Around The World.”
Rolling Stone has the exclusive full album premiere of Theophilus London‘s new remix album Timez Are Werid These Nights. Over the last couple weeks, Theophilus has been leaking tracks from the album on its own dedicated tumblr page. He’s enlisted the help of some of the best DJ’s in the game to help breath new life into his debut album Timez Are Weird These Days.
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Timez Are Weird These Nights Official Track Listing:
Toronto’s Keys N Krates released another brand new remix, this time from Madeon, with Gotta Dance Dirty HERE. Keys N Krates is part of MTV Iggy’s Artist of the Week poll! Fans have until tonight at 11:59 PM EST to vote HERE. The trioare known for mixing electro-hip-hop sounds and mix live instrumentation with electronic elements to create both innovative originals and remixes.
Keys N Krates have made a name for themselves by relentlessly touring, after playing through Canada, America, and South East Asia, they go on to play Ultra Music Festival in March with Bassnectar, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT followed by a performance at the Movement Electronic Music Festival with Public Enemyand Wakarusa fest in May where they’ll share the stage with Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Avett Brothers, plus many more.
3/25: Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
5/26-5/28: Detroit, MI @ Movement Electronic Music Festival
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour deliver yet another unforgettable anthem on “Heart Attack.” With its instantly memorable melody and caffeinated beat, the song is perfect for singing in cars and bedrooms and guaranteed to invade dance floors. PopMatters premiered the spaced out “Heart Attack” (Cosmic Kids remix) MP3 yesterday.
Ducky aka Morgan Neiman, has a producer’s instinct and a powerful voice. She has been making music since she was 13 years old and has played alongside the likes of Japanther, Ninjasonik, Roxy Cottontail, Trouble Andrew and Action Bronson. Her latest release, The Whether EP out February 21, fearlessly explores the sinister side. In this vein, Ducky recently released an introductory single “Killing Time” produced by Dingo Dog. The track is at once an ebullient Saturday afternoon love song and a subtle confession of its disintegration. Ducky matches a sophisticated pop sensibility to incisive vocals, addressing an absent “friend” with checked ferocity.
Classically trained musician and electro-pop composer Yuksek (aka Pierre-Alexander Busson) is about to invade the US, bringing a flurry of swooping, dance-pop anthems guaranteed to make you hum and sway. Empowered by his previous work with artists such as Chromeo and Amanda Blank, Yuksek’s new album pushes our lovely Frenchman to the front lines, both as vocalist and leading a fierce live band. On Living On The Edge Of Time, he marries the distorted, saturated sounds of dance floor decadence for which he’s known with a more melodic and catchy, and dare we say “pop” vibe.Living On The Edge Of Time will be released January 24th on Ultra Records.
There’s always been a pop heart beating inside Yuksek’s unique brand of electronic dancefloor bangers. Always catchy hooks hidden between the acid loops, hints of glam and indie infiltrating his energized house beats. Tunes like “So Far Away From The Sea” and “Extraball” from his acclaimed debut album revealed a powerful pop sensibility, deeply rooted into a lifelong affinity to artists as David Bowie, Gary Numan and The Cure, but also a devoted love for Lou Reed circa Transformer,Serge Gainsbourg, early West Coast-rap and the Warp label. Living On The Edge Of Time is the sound of an artist who can’t ignore the muse, a restless producer constantly in motion and a musician devoted to evolution. The album opens with “Always on the Run,” a track that sets the album’s underlying tone of chaos and movement grabbing you with a transfixing vocal melody that submerges you into the album. The first single, “On a Train” is a true dance-floor anthem that builds to an explosive chorus with a skittering beat that will get stuck in your head for days. On “White Keys,” a hauntingly eerie synthesizer sets a more contemplative mood while lingering over an up-tempo beat. Lyrically referencing the album title, “The Edge” has a pulsating beat sliced by keyboards stabs eventually exploding into a synth-fueled chorus. Closing the record is the 5 minute throbbing psychedelic pop-behemoth “Out Of Control,” complete with finger snaps and a driving bass line. Continuing his journey of musical evolution Yuksek is prepared to unleash his tour de force sound, making a lasting impression on American shores.
Queens, NY band The Shivers have released their newest album, More.
More, runs the gamut of American rock ’n’ roll, delving into everything from gritty Lou-Reed-inspired rock to the swaggering soul of Nina Simone. “Love Is In The Air” comes in about halfway through the album, and kind of serves as the record’s anchor; a slow, swaggering summer jam.
“Next big thing…Electro” New York Times “Irresistible, panting synth-pop, with fat new wave key tones and ecstatic vocals.” Pitchfork “A roller-coaster ride of an album that is as uplifting as it is beguiling” Q Magazine “Warp speed eclectic” Time Out London
French Horn Rebellion (Robert and David Perlick-Molinari) kick off 2011 by announcing the US self-release of their debut album The
Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion on April 19th digitally and May 24th physically (Once Upon A Time Records) and play 27 North American live shows supporting French electro pop outfit Yelle starting 17th April. MySpace Music exclusively premieres the band’s debut early, go here to listen to it.
Written, produced and mixed by Robert and David, ‘The Infinite Music…’ is a debut album that warps the fabric of dance, electro, rock and funk and may just turn out to be a contender for this year’s most ambitious, multi-faceted and engaging debut album. Crucially, the album also follows an intergalactic narrative that tracks the physical and emotional journey of an unknown French Horn player. “There is a story running through the album, it’s about the Universe. We’re pretty clear on what the story is, but what you take away from it may be something entirely different,” says David.
These two unassuming brothers, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have already toured and played with the likes of Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, The Drums and Cut Copy. The band have also remixed the likes of MEN, Two Door Cinema Club, OMD, Young Empires and Alex Winston.
Check out this hilarious video for “Broken Heart”
You can have a listen at the entire new album on MySpace by clicking here.
Electra is proud to release the new video for their frenetic ska-rock ’n’ roll stomp “Coming to Get You!” The dark, left-field video catches one of the band’s performances as a series of freaks, geeks, and psychos sabotage the video.
Electra is currently signed to Anova Music – Tel Aviv’s leading record company – and their first two singles “Coming to Get You” and “Dawn of Summer” were instant radio hits. Their songs combine gritty, catchy melodies and garage rock swagger. They channel influences from Rockabilly grooves and ’60s soul to ’80s The Cars type music in the vane of The Clash and Buzzcocks. They’re quickly becoming one of the most provocative acts in the country and around the world.
The band’s also done a cover of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” that I’m in love with.
Electra Tour Dates:
03/19: Austin, TX @ Spiderhouse (1:00 pm)
03/19: Austin, TX @ The East Village (8:00pm)
03/21: Brooklyn, NY @ Braur Falls (9:00pm)
03/23: New York, NY @ Pianos (9:00pm)
03/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Bar Matchless (11:00pm)
03/26 Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage (6:00pm)