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Video: Milky Chance – “Bad Things” feat. Izzy Bizu

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The multiplatinum-certified German duo Milky Chance teamed up with British singer Izzy Bizu for their latest single “Bad Things” which comes complete with a clever new music video. “The inspiration for ‘Bad Things’ came from a feeling of finding yourself repeatedly stuck in the same kind of situation.” explains Clemens, continuing “It’s a tiring, going-around-in-circles-tragedy. In the end, it‘s always up to you to find the way out, but this song is a shout out to that person who’s always there whilst you work it out.”

“Bad Things” is quintessential Milky Chance. The track showcases the band’s talent for combining catchy as hell analogue folk with contemporary electronic production to create real earworms. The message is simple – very good things can happen when you team up with someone else to tackle the difficult stuff life throws at us. Trouble never sounded this good.

LISTEN TO MILKY CHANCE’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM BLOSSOM HERE

CHECK OUT THEIR INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY “BLOSSOMENTARY” HERE

Milky Chance’s sophomore album Blossom – the follow-up to their international hit debut Sadnecessary – has amassed over 160 Million streams since its release earlier this year and the album’s lead single “Cocoon” has graduated to Gold and/or platinum status in countries including Australia, Canada and the band’s native Germany. The band are now midway through their Blossom World Tour and have played over 90 concerts to date and with 80 more shows that incorporate a South American tour scheduled through the summer of 2018. A full list of upcoming North American dates is below.

THE BLOSSOM TOUR NORTH AMERICAN DATES 2018:
01/07 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
01/08 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
01/09 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
01/11 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
01/12 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
01/13 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
01/14 – Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
01/16 – Buckhead Theater – Atlanta, GA
01/17 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
01/19 – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
01/20 – The Fillmore – Washington, DC
01/21 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
01/22 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
01/23 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
01/24 – Metropolis – – Montreal, QC SOLD OUT
01/26 – Riviera – Chicago, IL
01/27 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
01/28 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD
01/29 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
01/30 – O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
01/31 – Winspear Centre – Edmonton, AB
02/01 – MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
02/03 – The Commodore – Vancouver, BC SOLD OUT
02/04 – The Commodore – Vancouver, BC SOLD OUT

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Listen: MOUNT – “Bend Before We Break”

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After 24 million streams and countless successful releases, MOUNT is emerging as a bonafide artist to watch. Out today via legendary dance music imprint Ultra Music, “Bend Before We Break” is your soundtrack for the weekend.

With remixes including Milky Chance’s “Unknown Song”, Jose Gonzales’ “Heartbeats,” Tom Odell’s “Here I Am,” and filous’ “How Hard I Try”, MOUNT has risen to prominence with a string of remixes catching the ears and hearts of fans around the world. Not to mention, the Austrian maestro amassed four Hype Machine top 5 spots in a matter of months. “Bend Before We Break” is the newest and most impressive work from this man, a hybrid arrangement ready for club and radio play, containing hints of acoustic elements and a silky vocal to delight existing and new fans alike.

Beginning his music education at the age of 14, MOUNT taught himself to play the guitar. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna and started to produce electronic music. MOUNT’s first original track “Something Good”, debuted at #10 on the Shazam UK Chart and has been streamed more than 14 million times since its release. It was also featured as the essential new tune on BBC Radio 1 by no one less than Pete Tong.

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Video: Milky Chance – “Flashed Junk Mind”

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Pre-order Sadnecessary from Milky Chance

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After building palpable buzz and drawing widespread critical acclaim, Milky Chance unlock the pre-order for their full-length debut, Sadnecessary [Republic Records]. Preorder and receive an instant download of “Flashed Junk Mind.” Following a special limited-edition vinyl release of the record on September 30, the album officially arrives in stores and at iTunes and all digital partners on October 14th.

Pre-order the album here: http://smarturl.it/MCSadnecessaryDA

Milky Chance have turned out to be the hottest ticket of fall 2014! Last week, the German duo revealed their first-ever North American tour dates at New York’s Bowery Ballroom [October 13], Toronto’s Virgin Mobile Mod Club [October 16], and Los Angeles’s Troubadour on [October 20]. All three shows literally sold out instantly, while New York and Los Angeles specifically sold out in less than five minutes.

Press continues to sing their praises. Rolling Stone recently named them one of “10 Artists You Need to Know Now”. Nylon called their first single “Stolen Dance” a “breakout smash”. Buzzfeed dubbed it one of the “songs you need in your life this summer”. Idolator declared it to be “absolutely undeniable”. Radio has already caught on to the international smash as it has hit #1 at Triple A (four weeks straight), and top 5 at Alternative.

Online “Stolen Dance” hit has gone viral with over 136 million streams across Spotify and YouTube. The smash song has taken over Spotify with over 75 million streams, hit #1 on the Spotify Viral Chart, and is currently #20 on the Spotify overall chart. However, the band is only beginning to make its mark on the United States. On YouTube, the official video for “Stolen Dance” just crossed the 61-million mark and counting. Check out the official video below.

In addition, the music community has embraced the group with Ásgeir recently covering “Stolen Dance” which accumulated over 200,000 views, while Imagine Dragons recently did their own live rendition of the song while performing in Hamburg, Germany with the crowd singing along. Check out those videos below.

Internationally, “Stolen Dance” has quickly become something of a sensation. To date it has gone double-platinum in Australia, platinum in Canada, Germany, and The Netherlands, and gold in Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, New Zealand, and Switzerland. Moreover, it landed in the Top 10 of iTunes in over 50 countries.

Longtime friends Clemens and Philipp came together during high school in Kassel, Germany and founded Milky Chance shortly after. Initially, they released Sadnecessary independently in Europe through their own label Lichtdicht Records and saw major success, hitting #1 in France and going Top 10 in 9 countries, while “Stolen Dance” took off online. Given their impressive debut and the power of “Stolen Dance”, they inked a deal with Republic Records earlier this year.

Sadnecessary is the beginning of something very special for MILKY CHANCE. Keep a close watch for a full- fledged North American tour in 2015.

Sadnecessary Tracklisting:

  1. Stunner
  2. Flashed Junk Mind
  3. Becoming
  4. Running
  5. Feathery (slow version)
  6. Indigo
  7. Sadnecessary
  8. Down By the River
  9. Sweet Sun
  10. Fairytale
  11. Stolen Dance
  12. Loveland (studio version)
  13. Feathery (bonus track)
  14. Loveland (bonus track)

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Video: Milky Chance – “Stolen Dance”

In 2013, the Kassel duo of Clemens and Philipp independently dropped their debut Sadnecessary. Its first single “Stolen Dance” amassed over 500,000 views on YouTube in less than a month’s time (31million to date!) and HypeMachine named them “most blogged about act” that month. Soon, they’d become a sensation beyond Germany, rising the top of charts in numerous European countries. Musically, they strike a fresh and fun balance between danceable electronic grooves and artful alternative folk with the right amount of reggae. The song is already soaring up the iTunes alternative chart, get ready to dance with Milky Chance this year!

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