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Listen: Sharer – “Body Tonight”

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Today, Sharer are pleased to reveal their debut song “Body Tonight” to the world. SHARER is Young & Sick (Nick van Hofwegen) and JD Samson (MEN / Le Tigre). Alongside Nick and JD, the vocals on “Body Tonight” are by Jo Lampert (Tune-Yards, AVAN LAVA) and Xavier Smith. The single will come out on August 21st, with remixes from Midnight Magic and LEFTI.

Stereogum premiered the debut and says: “…could host a variety of dances from the Cha-Cha to the Tango — it’s just that diverse in its sound, from jazz to soul to EDM. The harmonies in the chorus (“Bring me closer to your body tonight / Bring me closer to your lovin’ all right”) are just phenomenal.”

“I used to go see JD simply as a fan while living in London. Her live shows were always absolutely fantastic, leaving me a sweaty mess. When the opportunity arose for me to work with her, I jumped at it. A few months later, here is the beginning of our new friendship. I couldn’t be more excited to share it.” – Nick van Hofwegen (Young & Sick)

“Nick and I were matched up to write songs for other people, but after about two seconds of sharing, we knew what we had was something completely and utterly ours. Love and respect for your collaborators is so important, and working with Nick is such a beautiful expression of our mutual admiration. I love our process and can’t wait until the world gets to share the joy.” – JD Samson

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Listen: Sharer – “Body Tonight”

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Check ‘Em Out: The Point

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“…the kind of chilled-out indie pop that makes you open your eyes a little wider, O’Neill’s meandering vocals anchored by an 80s-inflected beat” BlackBook 

Brooklyn-based synth pop duo The Point share second single “Procrastination” from their forthcoming follow-up EP South Second due out August 12th. The new EP includes previously released track  “Fuck Money” as well as a cover of beloved Big Star classic “Thirteen”. The Point is the newly formed project of couple Michael O’Neill (JD Samson & MEN, Ladybug Transistor) and Sammy Tunis (formerly of The Lisps) who have translated their personal relationship – past, present and future –  into one of eclectic artistic collaboration. O’Neill says of the new track :

As a perfectionist, I constantly feel like I should be working or doing something “productive”.  But being so hard on myself is so overwhelming, it often leads to doing nothing at all.  In turn, I have felt creatively stifled, wasting countless hours feeling insecure, anti-social and bored.

One day, I went on a walk with no intended destination. Instead of staying home and staring blankly into a computer, i got up and suddenly left, walking around aimlessly for about 2 hours. In that time, I had a simple purpose – to put one foot in front of the other and enjoy myself and my surroundings.  I came home from that walk and immediately wrote this song.

The new collection of tracks follows the late spring release of their debut Somes Sound EP which explored electronic folk soundscapes and lilting narratives about failed relationships.

The Point was formed in the summer of 2013 when O’Neill and Tunis left New York City and temporarily moved to Maine, where a collection of ethereal songs emerged from the intimacy and isolation of city exile. They spent September on Mt. Desert Island, where they stayed in a friend’s home and recorded a demo in a barn over-looking the ocean.

The first of a series of three EPs, Somes Sound (named for a body of water on Mt. Desert Island) is, in Tunis’ words, “break-up songs we probably should have written years ago.” With a nostalgic and haunting 80s feel, these songs speak to a forgotten need for closure and a reckoning with the past, and they set the stage for the next two EPs, which deal with the present and future.

For those in the New York area The Point plays August 21st @ Mercury Lounge w/ Midnight Masses

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Listen: The Point – “Procrastination”

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Newest Love: French Horn Rebellion

Watch the video for “Up All Night”

“Next big thing…Electro” New York Times
“Irresistible, panting synth-pop, with fat new wave key tones and ecstatic vocals.” Pitchfork
“A roller-coaster ride of an album that is as uplifting as it is beguiling” Q Magazine
“Warp speed eclectic” Time Out London

French Horn Rebellion (Robert and David Perlick-Molinari) kick off 2011 by announcing the US self-release of their debut album The
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on April 19th digitally and May 24th physically (Once Upon A Time Records) and play 27 North American live shows supporting French electro pop outfit Yelle starting 17th April. MySpace Music exclusively premieres the band’s debut early, go here to listen to it.

Written, produced and mixed by Robert and David, ‘The Infinite Music…’ is a debut album that warps the fabric of dance, electro, rock and funk and may just turn out to be a contender for this year’s most ambitious, multi-faceted and engaging debut album. Crucially, the album also follows an intergalactic narrative that tracks the physical and emotional journey of an unknown French Horn player. “There is a story running through the album, it’s about the Universe. We’re pretty clear on what the story is, but what you take away from it may be something entirely different,” says David.

These two unassuming brothers, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have already toured and played with the likes of Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, The Drums and Cut Copy. The band have also remixed the likes of MEN, Two Door Cinema Club, OMD, Young Empires and Alex Winston.

Check out this hilarious video for “Broken Heart”

You can have a listen at the entire new album on MySpace by clicking here.

Download “This Moment” here

Download “Up All Night” (Clubfeet Remix) here

Download “What I Want” (JD Samson’s EVA HESSE remix) here

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