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Listen: Panama – “Hope For Something”

Warmth, nostalgia, and melody: that’s the sound of Panama. Jarrah McLeary marks his long awaited return with the triumphant, “Hope For Something” – premiered by Pigeons & Planes. It’s the first single and title track from Panama’s upcoming EP of the same name, due for release June 23. The five-track EP is full of his richest, most moving work yet and is available for pre-order now.

“It’s about a battle with yourself. This song was a bit like therapy for me as it helped me resolve some things I had been holding on to for a very long time. Writing is, was like self-talk.”  – Panama singer/songwriter, Jarrah McCleary

Jarrah McCleary’s confessional songwriting, the piece was written about his personal demons and features a melody that soars, stadium-sized vocals and Panama’s trademark crescendos. With a blend of both live and electronic sounds, it’s a result that shows McCleary is at his most energizing.

The touch of personal lyrics to Panama’s music has been a common theme since their 2013 breakout with their ALWAYS EP, which to date has accumulated over 30 million streams between Spotify and SoundCloud, earned a place in key Australian tastemaker triple j’s Hottest 100, and received airplay on the UK’s BBC Radio 1. In the years following, Panama released the fan favorites “Stay Forever” and “Jungle”, which added to their success, allowing them to embark on US and European tours (the latter of which included Barcelona’s Primavera Sound and a sold out headline show in London).

Keep your ears open and eyes peeled for more from Panama this year, as it’s shaping up to be a busy one.

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BE HAPPY AND DANCE!!!

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I absolutely LOVE music videos with spontaneous dancing in it. They are just the BEST…my favorites!!! (I just realized this today while I was watching one of these videos — and decided to make a little list to share. So — here are some music videos I love with spontaneous dancing — obvi this is not a complete list — just the ones that came to the top of my head at the moment. Hope you enjoy! And feel free to let me know of more!

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Video: Jungle – “Time”

DEBUT ALBUM STREAMING NOW VIA ITUNES

London collective Jungle has premiered the video for latest album cut “Time”.

The “Time” video arrives a week before the release of Jungle’s highly anticipated, eponymous debut album out July 15 (14th in the UK) on XL Recordings. Identified by Rolling Stone as a “New Artist You Need To Know”, Jungle has already been described by New York Times as a beguiling and promising introduction“, by NME as ” the pop-art album of the summer” and Time Out exclaims “the group’s steamy, grooving, creeping neo-soul tracks are something pretty special.” Jungle is available to stream in full exclusively via ITUNES.

Meanwhile the collective will return to the states this fall with a seven-piece Jungle live experience that will perform on over 20 dates across North America, in the largest set of rooms the group has played to date.  The group will also make stops at Lollapalooza, Treasure Island and Corona Capital Music Festivals. See full list of dates below.

JUNGLE North America Sept./Oct. Tour Dates

Sat. 8/2                      Chicago, IL                            Lollapalooza

Fri. 9/19                      Los Angeles, CA                 The Fonda Theatre

Sat. 9/20                    Solana Beach, CA                Belly Up Tavern

Mon. 9/22                  Phoenix, AZ                          The Crescent Ballroom

Wed. 9/24                 Austin, TX                              The Mohawk

Thurs. 9/25                 Dallas, TX                               Fitzgerald’s                

Fri. 9/26                      New Orleans, LA                  Republic

Sat. 9/27                    Atlanta, GA                            Terminal West

Sun. 9/28                   Nashville, TN                         Exit In

Tues. 9/30                 Washington D.C.                  Black Cat

Weds. 10/1               Brooklyn, NY                         Warsaw

Thurs. 10/2                 New York, NY                       Irving Plaza

Fri. 10/3                      Cambridge, MA                   The Sinclair

Sat. 10/4                    Montreal, QC                          Le Belmont

Mon. 10/6                  Toronto, ON                          Danforth Music Hall

Tues. 10/7                 Pontiac, MI                             Crofoot Ballroom

Wed. 10/8                 Chicago, IL                            Thalia Music Hall

Thurs. 10/9                 Minneapolis, MN                  First Avenue

Sat. 10/11                  Mexico City                           Corona Capital Music Festival

Tues. 10/14               Vancouver, BC                     The Imperial

Weds. 10/14             Seattle, WA                          The Showbox

Thurs. 10/15              Portland, OR                          Wonder Ballroom

Sat. 10/18                  San Francisco, CA                Treasure Island Music Festival

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Newest Love: Jungle

London-based collective Jungle has revealed they will release their debut album in North America on July 15, 2014 (July 14 UK) on XL Recordings.  Their eponymous album is set to be one of the summer’s most anticipated debut records, building on the success of their singles “Platoon”, “The Heat” and “Busy Earnin'”.  Rolling Stone recently included the group in their “10 New Artists You Need To Know“.

Jungle are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but has true global appeal (their “Platoon” video has already racked up more than 4 million views). The album was recorded between the band’s own home studio in Shepherds Bush, London and the XL Recordings studio in Ladbroke Grove.

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The album track list is:

  1. The Heat
  2. Accelerate
  3. Busy Earnin’
  4. Platoon
  5. Drops
  6. Time
  7. Smoking Pixels
  8. Julia
  9. Crumbler
  10. Son Of A Gun
  11. Lucky I Got What I Want
  12. Lemonade Lake

*pre-order Jungle Jungle here

Meanwhile, Jungle will return to North America for their first headline tour to date in the country.  The group will perform in NYC at their third sold-out show, as well as San Francisco for a sold-out show at The Independent on June 7, the day after they kick off their tour on June 6at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.  The group will come back in August to perform at this year’s Lollapalooza (full list of dates below).

JUNGLE North America Tour Dates

  • Fri, Jun 6 – El Rey Theater – Los Angeles, CA
  • Sat, Jun 7 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA  *SOLD OUT
  • Mon, Jun 9 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
  • Tue, Jun 10 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
  • Fri, Jun 13 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
  • Sat, Jun 14 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
  • Sun, Jun 15 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
  • Tue, Jun 17 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
  • Wed, Jun 18 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY  *SOLD OUT
  • Thu, Jun 19 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
  • Aug. 1-3 -Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL

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