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Listen: The Knocks – “Classic” (feat. Powers)

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Listen: The Knocks – “Classic” (feat. Powers)

“…a straight up summer smash, the kind of dance track that hangs in an era-less vacuum; the kind of tune makes you feel like you’re in a movie montage, that begins in the hazy magic hour and splices together every amazing moment till dawn.” VICE’s Noisey
“…the pair lands a sound timeless enough to conjure, via those perky guitar licks, catchiness ranging from modern Daft Punk, to old-school Sugar Ray, to that Len song, ‘Steal My Sunshine.’”

NYC’s The Knocks are a distinctly 21st century duo, declared by NME as one of the “20 hottest producers in music” & by The Guardian as “cred-pop’s answers to The Neptunes.” Now one of the most buzzed-about duos on the electronic circuit, the blog world darlings recently announced the release of their debut full-length album, Endisco – set to drop October 7th. Endisco will feature collaborations with a wide range of superstar talent, including St. Lucia, Wes Miles (Ra Ra Riot), Adeline Michele (Escort), X Ambassadors, Sneaky Sound System & more.

Endisco album single “Classic” ft. Powers is a funk-infused dance anthem punctuated with The Knocks’ signature party-starting guitar loops, infectious keys & sultry vocals- the consummate summer anthem.

Having spent the last three years jet-setting around the globe for DJ gig, sharing stages with Grouplove, M.I.A., Chromeo & others, the duo will be on the road once again this summer- taking their ecstatic live show to college towns across the country as well as stints at New York’s Full Moon & Montreal’s ÎleSoniq festivals.

The Knocks consists of B-Roc & J-Patt, who moved in together after dropping out of music school in NYC. J-Patt’s background in soul & funk, and B-Roc’s years spent immersed in trip-hop & hip-hop beats, has allowed them to quickly ascend the production ranks. Initially gaining recognition for their remixes for artists including HAIM, Santigold, Foster the People, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding & more, they eventually found themselves experimenting with sounds of their own. The guys didn’t think much would come of a nearly five-minute track they’d been building, all tense beats & tingling synths: “it kind of started out as a joke,” stated B-Roc. “But people were liking that more than the stuff we produced for other people. It felt right.” The duo quickly discovered a newfound freedom in creating their own songs: “it’s better because it’s our own, and we can do whatever we want with it,” explained J-Patt.

The Knocks

Endisco tracklist:

1. Endisco
2. Classic ft. Powers
3. Comfortable ft. X Ambassadors
4. Dancing With The DJ
5. The One ft. Sneaky Sound System
6. Collect My Love ft. Rozzi Crane
7. Magic
8. Modern Hearts ft. St. Lucia
9. Again ft. Mitzi
10. Flow ft. Adeline Michele
11. Hit The Spot
12. Savior ft. Wes Miles (Ra Ra Riot)

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Listen: Smallpools – Mason Jar (Grouplove & Captain Cuts Remix)

Upcoming tour mates Grouplove remixed “Mason Jar” together with Captain Cuts. Last week, Smallpools announced their upcoming March/April tour with Grouplove and MS MR, which will bring them back to Austin, TX which they visited for Austin City Limits as well as visits to Washington, DC, Atlanta, Arizona and New York for instance.

Last month, the LA band made their national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing their single “Dreaming”. The foursome consist of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums), the band will divide their time between the studio working on the full-length debut and live shows.

The release of their self-titled debut EP gained them critical acclaim. Neon Gold calls “Mason Jar” a sepia splash of power-pop that crystallizes into a starscraping smash before the verse even kicks in, as stadium-sized Of Monsters And Men gang vocals ride high on the buoyant flair of Smallpools’ youthful, Two Door-esque ebullience.”
Smallpools – Smallpools EP tracklist (out on RCA Records):
01. “Dreaming”
02. “Mason Jar”
03. “Over & Over”
04. “No Story Time”
You can check out some remixes of Smallpools hit “Dreaming” from a previous post here.

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Gold Fields’ “Dark Again” Remixes


Gold Fields’ debut album Black Sun is armed with pop hooks, tribal beats, danceable rhythms, and plenty of emotion. Revered for their larger-than-life live show, the Australian quintet is on a national co-headlining tour with A Silent Film & Royal Teeth. Fans that can’t make it out to a show will have two chances to experience the band live on their two national TV appearances. They will make their debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing “Dark Again,” February 27th on ABC. A special live performance will also air on Last Call With Carson Daly, March 28th on NBC.

The single “Dark Again” is a pop gem flecked with driving guitars and bright synths, all building to a heavy-hitting chorus that’s sure to make you move. This week, the band unleashed three unique remixes which highlight the group’s eclectic musicianship.

Stream: Gold Fields – “Dark Again” (Grouplove & Captain Cuts Remix)

Stream: Gold Fields – “Dark Again“ (Penguin Prison Remix)

Stream: Gold Fields – “Dark Again” (NOC/// Remix)

MTV and Billboard have named Gold Fields one of their 13 Artists to Watch in 2013. The result of relentless work and playful experimentation, Black Sun will be released February 26th via Astralwerks. The album is available for pre-order now. Be sure to catch Gold Fields LIVE on tour and stay tuned for more news + SXSW details!

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Download: PAPA – “Put Me To Work”

Check out this song from PAPA who are working now on their album for 2013.

Upcoming tour dates (all w/ Grouplove):

  • Mon-Nov-5   Toronto, ON   Phoenix Concert Theatre
  • Tue-Nov-6  Columbus, OH  Newport Music Hall
  • Thu-Nov-8  Chicago, IL  Riviera Theatre
  • Sat-Nov-10  Minneapolis, MN  First Avenue
  • Sun-Nov-11  Columbia, MO  The Blue Note
  • Tue-Nov-13  Albuquerque, NM  Sunshine Theater
  • Thu-Nov-15  Phoenix, AZ  The Crescent Ballroom
  • Fri-Nov-16  Santa Ana, CA  Observatory
  • Sat-Nov-17  Los Angeles, CA  The Wiltern

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MS MR Touring with Marina & The Diamonds AND GROUPLOVE

Today, the mysterious Brooklyn-based MS MR will reveal a few not before released tracks LIVE during their KEXP Radio Session at New York’s Cutting Studios.People can tune in on 90.3 FM in Seattle and listen worldwide starting 12 noon EST / 9am PST LIVE via http://www.KEXP.org.  Beside their single “Hurricane”, they’ll play a selection of songs that have been played live on tour.  The duo have created quite a stir online with their first single, “Hurricane,” a dark glitch pop track with equally hauntingly beautiful vocals. Head over to MS MR’s tumblr to get your fill of 90s influenced visuals. MS MR revealed their identities in a live performance of their debut single “Hurricane” at Electric Lady Studios for Yours Truly HERE.

MS MR, playing as a 4-piece live band, are continuing for their tour supporting Marina & The Diamondsand will head out with GROUPLOVE later in October / November and they’ll make their first trip to Europe in September.

MS MR tour dates:
* w/ Marina & The Diamonds

8/14 – Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club*
8/16 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
8/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts*
8/18 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
9/12- London, UK @ Birthdays
9/15 – Leffinge, Belgium @ Leffinge Leuren
9/17 – Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino
9/19 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
9/20 – Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival
9/22 – Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Independent Night
10/14 – New Orleans, LA @ HOB **
10/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade **
10/17 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater **
10/18-22 @ CMJ Festival
10/23 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery **
10/24 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVA **
10/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar **
10/27 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall **
10/29 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club **
10/30 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club **
11/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory **
11/02 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 **
11/03 – Boston, MA  @ Royale **

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MP3: Grouplove – “Tongue Tied” (Gigamesh Remix)

Download: Grouplove – “Tongue Tied” (Gigamesh Remix)

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New Video from Foster the People

Foster the People have released a video for “Pumped Up Kicks” and will be on tour this spring making stops at this year’s SXSW!

Foster the People on tour:
03-08  Santa Barbara, CA – Soho
03-13  Santa Fe, NM – Corazon
03-21  Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn    
03-22  Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
03-23 San Francisco, CA -The  Independent *
03-25 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
03-26 Seattle,  WA – High Dive
03-29 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *  
03-30  Denver, CO – Walnut Room *
03-31  Kansas City – The Record Bar *
04-01 Minneapolis, MN – 7th  Street Entry *   
04-02 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern *   
04-03 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
04-05 Montreal,  QC –  Petit Campus *   
04-07 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *     
04-08 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *  
04-09  Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn *
04-10 Philadelphia, PA –  Kung Fu Necktie *  
04-11 Washington, DC – Red Palace *     
04-17 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts  Festival

*with Grouplove AND LeSands

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