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Stream: The Peach Kings – Mojo Thunder EP

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Stream: The Peach Kings – Mojo Thunder EP

Back in the end of April, I tuned you guys into The Peach Kings with their song, “Hold On” (check out the post here). Along with the gritty, seductive title track, the five-track EP release also contains single “Be Around,”which features lead singer Paige McClain Wood’s smooth and smoky vocals above bluesy guitar riffs.

Check out the video below.

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Newest Love: The Peach Kings – “Hold On”

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Listen: The Peach Kings – “Hold On”P

Following the announcement of their new EP, Mojo Thunder, LA-based duo The Peach Kings have shared new track “Hold On,” which The WILD Magazine calls “a lush journey [packed] into just over three minutes.” Featuring a deep, buzzing bass line and smoky, seductive female vocals, “Hold On” is available to stream & share via SoundcloudMojo Thunder, which features three additional tracks and a remix, will be released on June 3rd.

The Peach Kings is made up of Texas-born Paige McClain Wood and Silver Lake native Steven Trezevant Dies, whose dark yet playful sound is influenced by everyone from Nancy Sinatra & Roy Orbison to Led Zeppelin & The Cramps.

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Mojo Thunder EP track listing:
1. Mojo Thunder
2. Hold On
3. Say What
4. Be Around
5. Mojo Thunder (Kent Rockafeller remix)

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Newest Love: The Chain Gang of 1974

“The Gang — which is actually just the recording moniker of Kamtin Mohager — delivers silken bursts of New Wave-inspired dance music with meaty, Cut Copy-sized hooks and flourishes of Passion Pit-style falsetto.” – SPIN‘s 35 Must-Hear Acts at SXSW

After self-releasing two albums over the past several years and receiving early praise from the likes of SPIN, The FADER, RCRD LBL, Brooklyn Vegan, and more, The Chain Gang of 1974 is ready to break out with Wayward Fire! Set for release June 21st on ModernArt, this is an album as restless as The Chain Gang of 1974‘s White Guts, an album which funneled three years of instrument-swapping, sample-splicing experience into a lean focused listen, but it melds the standout moments from that release into something wholly new and realized. In creating this new album, The Chain Gang of 1974’s genre-jumping singer/multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager moved from Denver to Los Angeles, severed the ties of the two-year relationship that fueled Wayward Fire, and raised the
curtain on what’s next, proving that this particular film has just begun.

Download/listen: “Undercover”

On Wayward Fire, the laser-guided synth lines of “Undercover” and the rather epic “Hold On”-crowd pleasers that hint at everything from LCD Soundsystem to Talking Heads-make perfect sense alongside such shifting soundscapes as the shimmering keys of “Don’t Walk Away,” the hands-in-the-air hooks of “Taste of Heaven,” and the choruses that cut through the rain clouds in “Matter of Time.” Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Mohager balances his minor-key melodies with bold, bloodletting lyrics.

“Fresh off a string of noteworthy performances at South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Chain Gang is positioned to pick up where LCD Soundsystem is leaving off – live dance music with an abrasive edge and hipster swagger.” — Denver Post

In the lead up to this release, The Chain Gang of 1974 will play select dates on the west coast with Jamaica.

The Chain Gang of 1974 Tour Dates

Sat. April 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

Tue. April 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Jamaica

Thu. April 28 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Jamaica

Fri. April 29 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Jamaica

Sat. April 30 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club w/ Jamaica

Sat. June 11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre w/ Candy Claws, Bad Weather California, Fellow Citizens

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Friendly Fires vs. Holy Ghost!

It started off as a drunken conversation at Corsica’s Calvi Rocks festival in July 2009. Friendly Fires had just played live, Holy Ghost had just finished DJing, and in the post-gig haze the decision was made by each band to cover one of the other’s songs.

Click here to hear what Stereogum calls a “shimmery disco-dusted electro anthem!”

The following download list will be available March 8, 2010:

1. Friendly Fires – Hold On
2. Friendly Fires – Hold On (Instrumental)
3. Holy Ghost – On Board
4. Holy Ghost – On Board (Instrumental)
5. Holy Ghost – On Board (Dub)

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