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Serving up a feast of funk, disco, electro and soul, Midnight Magic has unleashed banger after banger including their dancefloor smash, “Beam Me Up.” The Drop Me A Line single which features remixes from Holy Ghost, Juan Maclean and more was released last October and today the band has released the “Drop Me A Line” (Holy Ghost Remix) MP3 with RCRD LBL.
Listen/download: Midnight Magic – “Drop Me A Line” (Holy Ghost Remix)
Receiving accolades from Pitchfork to BrooklynVegan, for What The Eyes Can’t See, the nine-piece party powerhouse will perform live at Brooklyn Bowl on March 24th to celebrate the official release of the EP April 3 on Midnight Sounds. The special new package will feature several previously unreleased b-sides.
What The Eyes Can’t See EP Tracklist
1. What The Eyes Can’t See
4. Calling Out
5. Psycho For Your Love (Bonus)
6. Magic Midnight (Bonus)
Since the release of 2009’s The Future Will Come, John “Juan” Maclean has stayed quite busy remixing artists like Chairlift, Matthew Dear, The Tough Alliance and forthcoming remixes for Yoko Ono and Stevie Nicks. He’s also appeared on both the Holy Ghost! Static on the Wire! EP (shredding guitar solo!) and took front man duties on Shit Robot’s “Grim Receiver”. Juan Maclean is now gearing up for the October 25th release of Everybody Get Close on DFA Records. The digital only album features previously released outtakes and re-mastered tracks as well as remixes from some of his most talented colleagues. For an early taste of the record, you can listen where it is streaming on SPIN.com all week.
Stream album: Juan Maclean – Everybody Get Close
Interspersed among the eleven songs are five that originally appeared on Find A Way, an EP only previously available at Juan Maclean live shows. “Find A Way” opens the record with call-and-response vocals from Maclean and bandmate Nancy Whang atop an electronic pop base, followed by “Let’s Talk About Me,” which bounds blissfully throughout. “Deviant Device” is laden with dubby percussion and echo-drenched synths reminiscent of Basic Channel. “X2” offers up wide hall of house and robotized vocals. Short and sweet track “The Robot” is filled with mechanical sounds and extraterrestrial noises. “Feel So Good,” from the DJ-Kicks compilation also features vocals from Whang and is built on a rolling loop and an indefatigable beat provided by late drummer Jerry Fuchs. Japanese bonus track “When I Am With You” leisurely moves along on a relaxing romantic groove. Album closer and title track “Everybody Get Close” has mechanical vocals and funky synth bleats that show faint traces of major influences like Zapp and S.O.S. band, respectively.
Juan Maclean and Nancy Whang have begun work on The Juan Maclean’s 3rd LP for DFA Records. In the meantime the digital compilation Everybody Get Close, serves as a handy compilation and welcome reminder of the music Juan Maclean has contributed to both the dance and indie community. It also can only hint at what might come next from the chameleon-like Juan Maclean.
Download: Juan Maclean – “Find a Way”
Holy Ghost! are ready to kick off an extended touring schedule for the next few months and what better way to say bon voyage than by sharing their track “Some Children” featuring the lord of Yacht Rock, Mr. Michael McDonald.
And this fall marks Holy Ghost!’s FIRST EVER headlining tour in the US in support of their recently released and much-adored debut album Holy Ghost!. Having spent the last year supporting friends LCD Soundsystem, Chromeo and Cut Copy on the road, they are now topping the bill. The group will be joined by two very dynamic acts: Jessica 6 and Eli Escobar, who are going to be a perfect start to the party. A select handful of dates are below and more will be announced shortly!
You can also see them this summer on the Identity Festival Tour, which kicks off on August 11th and features artists as diverse as Booka Shade, Skrillex, Modeselektor and DJ Shadow. For the full list of cites and dates, and all other info please check out Identity Festival’s site.
Download: Holy Ghost! – “Some Children”
Holy Ghost! Headlining Tour
October 30 – Orono, ME @ University of Maine
October 31 – Montreal @ Belmount on the Blvd.
November 1 – Toronto @ 69 Bathurst
November 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
November 5 – Chicago, IL @ Double Dour
November 8 – Vancouver @ Fortune Club
November 12 – Mexico City @ One Music Festival (DJ Set)
November 17 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
November 19 – New Orleans @ The Parish at House of Blues
Starting at 9am local time, you have only 20 hours to grab a ticket to any IDENTITY Festival show to see Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki, DJ Shadow, Avicii, Afrojack, Rusko, the Crystal Method, the Disco Biscuits, Steve Lawler and TONS MORE!
NYC disco-pop stars Holy Ghost! are gearing up for the release of the debut album coming out on DFA Records, and wanted to share the their track “Wait & See” in anticipation. The single is going to be packaged with some amazing remixes which will be available for purchase digitally and on vinyl in early May. This giveaway is the second freebie from the album and comes after the ubiquitous track “Do It Again” which lit up the blogosphere. The self-titled album will be out exclusively on iTunes on April 5th and then available for wide release on April 12th. In the meantime, catch them live while they tour the US with Aussie pals Cut Copy!
North American Tour Dates (* w/ Cut Copy)
03/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
03/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
03/30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
04/01 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
04/02 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
04/04 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
04/05 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda*
04/07 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy*
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera*
04/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
04/12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo*
04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom*
04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom*
04/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
04/20 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater*
04/21 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s* 04/22 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s*
04/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic*
04/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Holy Ghost!’s already ubiquitous track “Do It Again” is an amazing intro to the band’s catchy-as-hell self-titled debut album. The 10-song LP will include a few guest appearances from the likes of Luke Jenner from the Rapture, Chris Glover from Penguin Prison, and Michael McDonald…and yes, it is that Michael McDonald, formerly of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan!
Known around the globe for their party starting singles and their unparalleled ability to get bodies moving on the dancefloor, Holy Ghost! have developed from an in demand DJ duo to a full live band crafting disco-tinged pop songs that satisfy equally on the dancefloor and in a car.
After successful tours last year with LCD Soundsystem and Chromeo, the band will be heading out on a US tour with pals Cut Copy to bring their sounds of future pop to the masses. And these are not guilty pleasure pop tunes…Holy Ghost! makes pop cool.
The album release date is April 12, but will be available via iTunes on April 5th!
1. do it again
2. wait and see
3. hold my breath
4. say my name
5. jam for jerry
6. hold on
7. it’s not over
8. slow motion
9. static on the wire
10. some children
US Tour Dates w/ Cut Copy
03/28 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/29 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
04/01 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
04/02 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
04/04 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
04/05 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
04/07 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
04/08 – Chicago, IL – Riviera
04/09 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/12 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
04/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom
04/20 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
04/22 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
04/23 – New Orleans, LA – Republic
Adult Swim’s Singles Program created a spectacular new video for the Holy Ghost! remix of LCD Soundsystem’s “Drunk Girls.” (Click the image above to watch the vid!) There’s bicycles, there’s jousting…and yes, people really do this! I’d like to make a sweet jousting outfit, that’s for sure!
Holy Ghost! Tour Dates with Chromeo
07/23: Hartford, CT @ Bushnell Park Pavilion
07-26 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
07-27 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
07-29 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
07-30 Boston, MA – House of Blues
07-31 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
08-02 Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Music Hall
08-03 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix
08/04 New York, NY Central Park SummerStage
w/ Hot Chip and Hercules & Love Affair
08-05 Detroit, MI – Majestic
08-07 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
08/08: Nelson, BC @ Shambhala
08-10 Calgary, Alberta – Flames Central
08-11 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore
08-12 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
08-13 Portland, OR – Roseland
08-16 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
08-20 Denver, CO – Ogden
08-24 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
08-25 Dallas, TX – Palladium
08-26 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
08-27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09-04 New York, NY – P.S. 1 w/ DJ Mehdi & Special Guests!
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
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.
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)