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Newest From X Ambassadors: “Ahead Of Myself”

“Triumphant, euphoric, immensely uplifting” – Clash Magazine

“Bombastic rock that’s as stomping as it is diaristic, leavened by big-tent pop hooks and a hint of hip-hop swagger” – Rolling Stone

US trio X Ambassadors return with a brand new single “Ahead Of Myself” which is the lead track from their upcoming second album.

Released today, “Ahead Of Myself” was co-written with American multi-platinum selling songwriter, producer, and musician Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes, Chainsmokers) and was added straight onto Spotify’s UK and Global New Music Playlists as well as Deezer and Amazon’s Brand New Music UK playlists.

“Ahead Of Myself” is the first taste of their new album, the follow up to the critically acclaimed, gold-certified debut album VHS, which featured the two multi-platinum hits “Renegades” and “Unsteady”.

The success of VHS saw X Ambassadors venture out on a near two-year touring odyssey, winning over fans around the world and performing at the likes of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, Shaky Knees festivals and many more.

The three-piece, formed of brothers Sam and Casey Harris and college friend Adam Levin, have collaborated with a number of top names such as Tom Morello, Elle King, A$AP Ferg, Wiz Khalifa, Eminem and labelmates Imagine Dragons.

Earlier this year they gave fans a taste of their current sonic direction with the release of “The Devil You Know”, which featured in a trailer for the upcoming Tom Cruise film American Made, “Torches” which was heard in Transformers: The Last Knight, and the inspirational “Hoping”, which came about following the US presidential election.

X Ambassadors will be playing the Radio 1/NME stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival before headlining a show at London’s ULU on August 29th.

 

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Check ‘Em Out: Bravesoul

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LA based trio Bravesoul has a new EP, The Infinite Hourglass that will be released on 2/18.

The band recently won a Whole Foods Music contest and will be featured on VH1’s first ever “You Oughta Know” compilation that will be sold in WF stores. The track “If The Morning Ever Comes” is featured on the compilation and the band just released a new music video:

Stream: Bravesoul – The Infinite Hourglass

Bravesoul blends gritty soulful vocals with anthemic, adventurous rock sounds. They have been compared to Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon, Muse and Young The Giant. Their single “Keyhole” from early 2012 tallied over 300K plays on Youtube in over 3 months.

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Download: Ghost Beach – “Miracle” (DallasK Remix)

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Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach release Miracle (Remixes) EP via Nettwerk Records today. Formed in 2012, the duo of Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn have perfected a blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth pop that can best be described as Tropical Grit Pop.

Miracle (Remixes) EP will include the album version, as well as several remixes of the title track by Le Youth, DallasK and Nathan C. East coast meets west coast when Los Angeles-based Le Youth does a funky disco remix of “Miracle.” Nathan C remixes the track into a driving progressive house track while Dallas K takes the synth-heavy route, pairing lush saw sounds with guitars. Download the “Miracle” (DallasK Remix) below and listen to the Miracle (Remixes) EP HERE.

With their self-titled debut EP and follow-up EP Modern Tongues, Ghost Beach has set the Internet ablaze with consistent number ones on Hype Machine. With upbeat anthems and a preference for ’80s synth, the band left their mark at this year’s SXSW, and have played shows alongside artists including Robert DeLong, The 1975, The Neighbourhood, Imagine Dragons, St. Lucia and Youngblood Hawke.

Listen/download: Ghost Beach – “Miracle” (DallasK Remix)

Miracle (Remixes) EP Track List

1. Miracle (Jon O’Mahoney Radio Mix)
2. Miracle (Le Youth Remix)
3. Miracle (DallasK Remix)
4. Miracle (Nathan C Remix)

Ghost Beach Tour Dates
11/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
(opening For Washed Out) SOLD OUT
12/12: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

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Video: Atlas Genius – “Centred On You”

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Atlas Genius will kick off its first-ever North American headline tour. The run includes sold-out nights in Houston, Santa Barbara, Denver, Minneapolis, Cambridge and New York City, where the Australian band will play The Bowery Ballroom on June 18 and 19.  The band will play London, UK for the first time on May 7, as well. Supporting acts will include The Neighbourhood, The Postelles, The Colourist, Pacific Air and Haerts. Atlas Genius, who recently wrapped up a sold-out tour with Imagine Dragons, will also perform at numerous festivals, including the Sasquatch! Festival, Lollapalooza, the Firefly Music Festival, Summerfest, Edgefest, San Francisco’s BFD and San Diego’s X-Fest. See below for tour itinerary.

“Centred on You,” Atlas Genius’ new video was directed by Anders Rostad. “Trojans,” the first single from the band’s full-length debut, When It Was Now (Warner Bros. Records), is a Top 5 Modern Rock/Top 10 Triple A radio hit. It has already sold over 250,000 tracks in the U.S. and has spent 49 weeks on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. “Trojans” has been heard on such shows as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Deception,” “Whitney,” “Being Human” and “90210.” The band’s new single, “If So,” praised by Rolling Stone for its “dream-like guitar licks, shifty hi-hats and a meaty bass backbone, has been licensed by “90210” and the EA Sports FIFA video game.

Brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery wrote, recorded and produced When It Was Now at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. “Bouncy, jangly tracks like ‘Through the Glass’ and the single ‘Trojans’…[are] pretty damn irresistible,” said People. Seventeen placed them on its list of “17 Bands Everyone Should Be Talking About.” Neon Gold said that When It Was Now “promises to be one of the year’s most impressive debuts,” NYLON tipped Atlas Genius as one of the top five bands to watch out for in 2013 and Entertainment Weekly named them as one of “15 New Stars We Love.”

May

3 – New York, NY @ Original Penguin SoHo store

4 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s w/Family of the Year

7 – London, UK @ Electrowerks

19 – Mountain View, CA @ Live 105 BFD Festival

20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Restaurant and Music Club **  SOLD OUT

22 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Night Club **

24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom **

25 – Quincy, WA @ The Gorge – Sasquatch! Music Festival – Bigfoot Stage

26 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue **

29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ***

31 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater ***  SOLD OUT

 

June

1 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep ***

4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café ***  SOLD OUT

6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre ***

7 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ***

9 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindley ****

11 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa ****

12 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club ****

14 – Albany, NY @ Bayou Café ****

15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair  **** SOLD OUT

17 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Café ****

18 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom  ****  SOLD OUT

19 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom ****  SOLD OUT

20 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino – Wolf Den  FREE SHOW

21 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

23 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House *****

24 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter *****

27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest

 

July

6 – Vancouver, BC @Kelowna’s Waterfront Park

10 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Festival

13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Fest

 

August

2 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

4 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

8 – Bakersfield, CA @ B Ryders

TBA – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands

 

September

20 – San Diego, CA @ 91X Fest

 

Supporting acts:

*The Neighbourhood

**The Postelles and The Colourist 

***The Postelles and Haerts

****Pacific Air and Haerts

*****Pacific Air

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Debut Album From Atlas Genius Out Today!

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When It Was Now, the long awaited and highly anticipated full-length debut from Atlas Genius, is out today! The band wrote, recorded and produced the album at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. They will perform their hit single, “Trojans,” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” tonight and play a sold-out record release show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY tomorrow, February 20th. The record release show will be broadcast by SiriusXM Alt Nation on Friday evening and then throughout the weekend.

Their song “Symptoms” is currently the iTunes Single of the Week. New single “If So,” praised by Rolling Stone for its “dream-like guitar licks, shifty hi-hats and a meaty bass backbone,” is already gaining momentum at radio and online, where it has over 75,000 Sound Cloud streams in 2 weeks.

Last week, the band introduced new songs off of When It Was Now…

Listen: Atlas Genius – “Electric” via Neon Gold

Listen: Atlas Genius – “Centred On You” via Indie Shuffle

Taking its inspiration from the album artwork, the trailer for When It Was Now was shot underwater. It was directed by Claire Marie Vogel, who lensed the “Trojans” and “Symptoms” videos. When It Was Now is available now at iTunes.

Their sold-out tour with Imagine Dragons is underway and stops at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on February 23rd and the Wiltern in Los Angeles on March 20th. Atlas Genius will perform at SXSW on March 13th (KCRW’s Official SXSW nighttime showcase) and March 14th (The Warner Sound showcase). They have also just announced new shows at The Bowery Ballroom in New York, Edgefest in Dallas, and Sasquatch! Festival at The Gorge in Washington. Tickets for Atlas Genius’ first-ever North American headline tour have been selling so quickly that many shows have been moved to larger venues. Their Headlining Tour will kick off at Emo’s East in Austin, TX on April 24th and go through the end of June.

The track listing for When It Was Now is as follows:

  1. Electric
  2. If So
  3. Back Seat
  4. Trojans
  5. Through The Glass
  6. On A Day
  7. Centred On You
  8. Don’t Make A Scene
  9. All These Girls
  10. When It Was Now
  11. Symptoms

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New Track: Atlas Genius – “If So”

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Atlas Genius will celebrate the February 19th release of its debut album, When It Was Now (Warner Bros. Records), with an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The band will perform the album’s first single, “Trojans”.

On their new track “If So,” Atlas Genius groove with dream-like guitar licks, shifty hi-hats and a meaty bass backbone,” said Rolling Stone.

Stream: Atlas Genius – “If So”

Atlas Genius’ Keith and Michael Jeffery wrote, recorded and produced When It Was Now at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. The album captures Atlas Genius’s singular combination of sophisticated musicality and warm, wistful spirit. Infused with a classic sensibility, each of the songs would fit seamlessly if somehow slipped into a long-treasured mixtape.

The  band will kick off a sold-out tour with Imagine Dragons this Friday,  February 8th, at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ. On February 20th, Atlas  Genius will play a record release show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg  in Brooklyn, NY and appear at SXSW on March 13th (KCRW’s Official SXSW  nighttime showcase) and 14th.  Tickets just went on sale for Atlas  Genius’ first North American headline tour, which launches on April 25th  at Antone’s in Austin, TX. See the band’s website for more details and more tour stops.

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Download: The Royal Concept – “World on Fire”

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The Royal Concept is offering a free download of their brand new single “World on Fire.” Available on their official site now, the track comes from the Swedish quartet’s forthcoming full-length album for LAVA Records/Republic Records, due out later this year.
Following up the band’s acclaimed self-titled debut EP, “World on Fire” blazes with sexy synths, an ’80s-style swing, and a danceable hook. Delivered with a spark of effusive charisma and cheeky lyrics, it’s primed to heat dance floors everywhere up. Frontman David Larson sings, “I see the world has gone mad.”

The band will be sharing the stage with alternative sensations Imagine Dragons and Atlas Genius for a string of dates in February.

Download: The Royal Concept – “World on Fire”

Upcoming Tour Dates:
2/18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
2/22 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
2/23 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
2/25 Boston, MA – House of Blues

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