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Video: Milagres – “Jeweled Cave”

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“Album highlight ‘Jeweled Cave’ has a blissful, spectral sound with Milagres fusing dramatic songcraft with almost pastoral synths.” – Clash Magazine

“…combines a David Bowie-like theatricality with a sprawling prog groove.” – SPIN

” …evokes classic, synth-steered modern rock and highlights frontman Kyle Wilson’s hypnotic voice.” – Rolling Stone

Brooklyn indie rock quartet Milagres recently released their sophomore full-length album, Violent Light, via Kill Rock Stars in the US (out now via Memphis Industries in the UK). The follow-up to their 2011 debut Glowing Mouth LP, Violent Light finds the band channeling influences as diverse as Al Green, Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush, and introduces a darker, harder sound for the group.

Violent Light album cut “Jeweled Cave” is a psych-pop number that immediately bursts open with bouncing synths & a driving bassline. Today, the band reveal the striking accompanying video (directed by Mikel Cee), filled with subtle social commentary on gender roles.

Milagres (Kyle Wilson, Fraser McCulloch, Chris Brazee & Paul Payabyab) will make their national network television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly on April 10th, 1:35am ET/12:35am CT on NBC! Additionally, album cut “Perennial Bulb” was handpicked by tastemaker Nic Harcourt for his radio show Connections.

The band are currently on a full US tour in support of the record, including a homecoming celebration at the Bowery Ballroom! Full dates follow below:

North American Tour

3/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
3/29: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/1: Lincoln, NE @ Vega
4/2: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
4/3: Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
4/4: Kansas City, MO @ Middle of the Map Fest
4/5: St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
4/8: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR
4/10: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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Newest Love: Bleachers – “I Wanna Get Better”

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Bleachers’ ‘I Wanna Get Better’ Is Basically the Song Of the Summer In February. – HUFFINGTON POST

““I Wanna Get Better” is a great first effort; it’s exciting to imagine what else Antonoff has up his sleeve. – TIME

“…heavy-hitting pianos, pulsing percussion and grandiose vocals…” – ROLLING STONE

…the song is 100% anthemic alt-rock gold with some major production value, as well as a chorus that will have you singing along by your second listen. – HILLY DILLY

“…bright bit of retro-futuristic pop-rock…” – STEREOGUM

Bleachers live: 
3/12 – Austin, TX @ Palladia’s EPIC. AWESOME. SHOWCASE
3/13 – Austin, TX @ 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards and Festival – info HERE
3/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour – info HERE
3/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/ 6-8 – New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball – info HERE
6/19-22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival – info HERE
7/5-6 – London + Birmingham, UK @ Wireless Festival – info HERE
7/1-12 – Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live Festival – info HERE

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Boys Noize Out Of The Black Remixes

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“Here are my favorite released & unreleased remixes of my Out Of The Black album incl. Chemical Brothers, Justice, Chromeo, Oliver, Jimmy Edgar, Audion (Mathew Dear), Blood Diamonds + 2 DJ-edits of mine.” – Alex Ridha
 

“This remix was really fun to work on, so much that I ended up doing two.. one that Alex used for his live show and is now coming out and the other for the single, really happy to be part of this. I wanted the remix to sound like a power tool cutting through, and coincidentally thats what the vinyl looked like.” – Jimmy Edgar

Boys Noize Out Of The Black – The Remixes 
** Previously unreleased & exclusive mixes

1. What You Want (Jimmy Edgar Unreleased Dub MixAlb)  **
2. XTC (MMM Remix Boys Noize Re-Did) **
3. Missile (Boys Noize DJ Edit) **
4. Conchord featuring Siriusmo (Oliver Remix) **
5. Ich R U (Justice Remix)
6. Got It featuring Snoop Dogg (Blood Diamonds Remix) **
7. What You Want (Chromeo Remix)
8. XTC (The Chemical Brothers Remix)
9. Stop (Audion’s Acid State Mix) **
10. Circus Full Of Clowns feat. Gizzle (Housemeister Remix) **

 
BOYS NOIZE (Alexander Ridha) released Out Of The Black – The Remixes yesterday, including unreleased remixes from Audion (Matthew Dear), Oliver, Jimmy Edgar, Housemeister and MMM in addition to BOYS NOIZE DJ-edits.

Boys Noize shared the official “Got It” music video featuring Snoop Dogg dancing to Boys Noize’s signature raw vibe and sound which you can check out below. 

 
The remix album features the Blood Diamonds remix of “Got It”, which you can listen to here.
AND check out the collaboration first performed live at Ultra Music Festival here!
 

In March, Boys Noize will invade Los Angeles with 4 uniquely curated events between shows at Austin’s SXSW and Miami where he will play several shows, including Boysnoize Records events. 

The album’s Jimmy Edgar remix was premiered via Rolling Stone. “Jimmy Edgar is one of my favorite producers right now,” Ridha tells Rolling Stone. “On his remix he took the funk essence of the original and flipped it to a darker but club-friendlier banger. So killer!”.

 

In the past year, Boys Noize has toured the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa with his signature SKULL, and performed headline shows at ULTRA, Bonnaroo, HARD Summer and HARD Day Of The Dead. In addition to releasing the GO HARD EP last June, Boys Noize teamed up with Skrillex this year to form the new group Dog Blood and lit up Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo and HARD Summer with an electrifying live show. Entertainment Weekly described the Dog Blood debut at Coachella as “the world’s most joyous Satanic ritual. It was mystifying but fascinating—the Sahara Tent became its own congregation complete with everything but the swinging incense.” In September 2013 Dog Blood released the Middle Finger Part II EP.

 

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Listen: Bad Things – “Anybody”

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LA rock band Bad Things – that consists of front man/lead singer Davis LeDuke, bass player Jared Palomar (formerly of Augustana), guitarist Anthony Sanudo, drummer Lena Zawaideh and lead guitarist Shaun White (professional snowboarder/skateboarder) will be releasing their debut, self-titled album January 21st on Warner Bros. Records. The lead single “Anybody, ” a “chugging rock anthem heavy with choirboy backing harmonies” according to Rolling Stone, is now for sale at iTunes and streaming on YouTube and Soundcloud.

Listen: Bad Things – “Anybody”

Right on the heels of Bad Things‘ release, NBC is set to air “Shaun White: Russia Calling” on January 25th. The special gives an inside look at how the gold-medal-winning snowboarder prepped for the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month in addition to juggling his other commitments, including Bad Things.

Get a taste of what Bad Things are all about live, check out this video (below) from Lollapalooza of the band covering Iggy And The Stooges’ “Search And Destroy” as well as a clip of “Anybody.” Bad Things completed a North American tour of the country last fall that included festival stops at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Osheaga Festival in Montreal and Voodoo Music and Art Experience in New Orleans, which earned the band much deserved acclaim.

Bad Things earned their undeniable chemistry through sheer persistence and – in the case of Zawaideh, guitarist Anthony Sanudo, and lead guitarist Shaun White – a friendship forged in their San Diego hometown that dates back to their teens. In 2014 Bad Things is ready to share their electrifying sound and moving lyrics with the world.With the upcoming self-titled debut release, it’s only the beginning.  “Music is what we do,” Sanudo says. “It is all we can do and all we ever want to do. Though obviously Shaun is pretty good at a couple of other things.”

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Another New Track From The Fratellis

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Earlier this month, I posted a new track and video (“Seven Nights Seven Days”) from The Fratellis. Now, the band shares another new song “This Old Ghost Town,” which premiered with Rolling Stone.

Listen: The Fratellis – “This Old Ghost Town”

The full length We Need Medicine album is preceded by a special digital EP which is out now, ft. the studio version of  “Seven Nights Seven Days” & two live album tracks “She’s Not Gone But She’s Leaving” and “Whisky Saga” recorded at Glasgow Barrowlands.

The Fratellis US Tour Dates
11/1: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/2: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
11/3: Boston, MA @ Paradise
11/4: Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
11/6: Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/7: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
11/8: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/9: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
11/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

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Wild Belle Tour Dates

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Chicago based duo Wild Belle have announced an extensive fall headlining tour that will kick off September 5 in Madison, WI.  The band recently made their Lollapalooza debut before they headed to San Francisco to play Outside Lands.  After previously touring the states opening for Passion Pit and Toro y Moi, Wild Belle will travel across North America and back for over 25 headlining tour dates -making this their biggest headline tour to date (full list of dates below).  To catch a glimpse of Wild Belle’s life on the road, watch the band’s self-directed video POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD Nº3.

Wild Belle’s live performances have been recognized for their catchy hooks and infectious sound.  The band took their effortlessly sunny set on the festival circuit this summer with performances at Coachella, Sasquatch, Firefly, Full Moon Festival, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.  The musical talents of both siblings shine during the band’s live performances, with Rolling Stone noting how “Natalie (breezes) about the stage with relaxed bravado while Elliot (switches) effortlessly between keyboards and sax…creating an organic wall of sound.”

In June the band stopped by a Los Angeles bike shop to record a performance with KCRW of “Love Like This” for NPR’s Field Recordings.  Noted by the Chicago Tribune for their “breezy sounding pop music,” Wild Belle is currently featured in Glamour’s summer music issue and as Time Magazines “Band to Watch”.

Wild Belle is Natalie and Elliot Bergman. The band is joined live by Kellen Harrison (bass) as well as fellow NOMO members Erik Hall (guitar) and Quin Kirchner (drums).

Wild Belle on tour:

  • 8/17       Sterling Heights, MI                       MoPop Music Festival
  • 9/5         Madison, WI                                      High Noon Saloon
  • 9/6         Iowa City, IA                                     Gabe’s Oasis
  • 9/7         St. Louis, MO                                     LouFest
  • 9/13       Minneapolis, MN                             Triple Rock Social Club *
  • 9/14       Omaha, NE                                         The Waiting Room *
  • 9/16       Denver, CO                                         The Bluebird Theater *
  • 9/18       Salt Lake City, UT                           Urban Lounge *
  • 9/19       Boise, ID                                              Neurolux *
  • 9/21       Seattle, WA                                        Crocodile *
  • 9/22       Vancouver, BC                                 Fortune Sound Club *
  • 9/24       Portland, OR                                    Doug Fir Lounge *
  • 9/26       San Francisco, CA                          The Independent *
  • 9/28       Los Angeles, CA                              The Echoplex *
  • 9/30       Tucson, AZ                                       Club Congress *
  • 10/1       El Paso, TX                                       Lowbrow Palace
  • 10/3       Dallas, TX                                       House of Blues – Cambridge Room *
  • 10/4       Austin, TX                                        Austin City Limits
  • 10/7       Philadelphia, PA                            First Unitarian Church *
  • 10/8       New York, NY                                Bowery Ballroom*
  • 10/9       Boston, MA                                      Paradise *
  • 10/11     Austin, TX                                        Austin City Limits
  • 10/13     New Orleans, LA                            One Eyed Jacks
  • 10/15     Tallahassee, FL                               Club Downunder
  • 10/16     Birmingham, AL                             The Bottletree
  • 10/17     Atlanta, GA                                       The Earl
  • 10/19     Nashville, TN                                   12th and Porter
  • 10/20     Asheville, NC                                   Emerald Lounge
  • 10/21     Raleigh, NC                                       Kings Barcade
  • 10/22     Washington, DC                              U Street Music Hall *
  • 10/23     Pittsburgh, PA                                 The Rex Theatre *
  • 10/26     Chicago, IL                                        Metro *

*supported by Saint Rich

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Listen: Escort – “Barbarians”

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NYC’s Escort, founded by Eugene Cho and Dan Balis and fronted by the enormous vocals of lead singer Adeline Michèle, delivers a danceable blend of disco, funk & soul that pays homage to the classics while remaining fresh and modern. Hot off the heels of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, the ensemble will release a new package for their single Barbarians, complete with remixes from CSS, Rance Muhammitz and an Extended Dub.

Brimming with disco-infused riffs and tribal beats, the irresistibly catchy chorus effortlessly commands you to “stand up” and move.

Dubbed one of the “Best Albums of 2012” by both SPIN and Rolling Stone, Escort will kick off an international tour with a hometown throw-down at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, making stops in Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles & more.

Escort On Tour

5/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/14: Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph Street
6/15: Chicago, IL @ The Hideout, Chicago (DJ Set)
7/19: Linz, Austria @ Castle Clam
7/20: Vienna, Austria @ Nova Jazz & Blues Night
7/21: Oeiras Portugal @ Cool Jazz Fest
7/26: Toronto, CA, Toronto’s Festival of Beer w/De La Soul
8/9: Claverlack, NY @ The Big Up Festival
8/20: Los Angeles, CA @ Check Yo Ponytail, The Echoplex

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Gold Fields’ “Dark Again” Remixes

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Gold Fields’ debut album Black Sun is armed with pop hooks, tribal beats, danceable rhythms, and plenty of emotion. Revered for their larger-than-life live show, the Australian quintet is on a national co-headlining tour with A Silent Film & Royal Teeth. Fans that can’t make it out to a show will have two chances to experience the band live on their two national TV appearances. They will make their debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing “Dark Again,” February 27th on ABC. A special live performance will also air on Last Call With Carson Daly, March 28th on NBC.

The single “Dark Again” is a pop gem flecked with driving guitars and bright synths, all building to a heavy-hitting chorus that’s sure to make you move. This week, the band unleashed three unique remixes which highlight the group’s eclectic musicianship.

Stream: Gold Fields – “Dark Again” (Grouplove & Captain Cuts Remix)

Stream: Gold Fields – “Dark Again“ (Penguin Prison Remix)

Stream: Gold Fields – “Dark Again” (NOC/// Remix)

MTV and Billboard have named Gold Fields one of their 13 Artists to Watch in 2013. The result of relentless work and playful experimentation, Black Sun will be released February 26th via Astralwerks. The album is available for pre-order now. Be sure to catch Gold Fields LIVE on tour and stay tuned for more news + SXSW details!

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Stream: Caught a Ghost – Nightworks

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Now, Nightworks, the debut EP from Caught A Ghost, is released today via +1 Records. As the songwriter, producer and lead singer of the band, Jesse Nolan is a devotee of music from bygone eras. With Caught a Ghost, he’s created a sound that eagerly expounds upon his affection for vintage soul, delta blues, and 90s rap alike.

The band has been producing and releasing content on music blogs and their social networks over the past few months. “Time Go” was premiered by Paste Magazine. “Hold Out” was featured here on Musically Amusing as well as on Rolling Stone, and the video premiered on NYLON. This week, the EP is being streamed on AOL Spinner.

As the band now releases their debut EP, they’ve already garnered over 500,000 YOUTUBE views.

The momentum has started to perk up people’s ears around the industry. “Time Go” was featured on the NBC’s SUITS, and “Connected” was featured on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.

Jessie Nolan describes the name of his band Caught A Ghost as referring to the sensation of being filled with the spirit of the past. “It’s an old expression” he says, “musicians used to say you caught a ghost if you gave a good performance. Like you were possessed.” It is this sort reverence for the music of bygone eras combined with Nolan’s musical dexterity that makes Caught A Ghost so unique, and on the cusp of something great.

Nightworks is the precursor to their debut album, due out Summer 2013 on +1 Records.

Stream: Caught a Ghost – Nightworks

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Newest Love: Caught a Ghost

Caught a Ghost is a new project from LA-based songwriter and producer Jesse Nolan, features a classic Motown and Stax sensibility mixed with modern samples, synths and beats. In its live incarnation, Caught A Ghost features an 8-piece band including a 3-piece horn section and visual projections tailor-made for each song.

Jesse describes the name of his band as referring to the sensation of being filled with the spirit of the past. “It’s an old expression” he says, “musicians used to say you caught a ghost if you gave a good performance. Like you were possessed.” It is this sort reverence for the music of bygone eras combined with his musical dexterity that makes Caught A Ghost so intriguing.

On and off the stage, Caught A Ghost is quickly gaining new fans. “Connected” recently premiered on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and My Old Kentucky Blog. “Time Go” was featured on the NBC show SUITS and by Paste Magazine. And “Hold Out” was praised by Rolling Stone and it’s music video by NYLON.

Nightworks, the debut EP from Caught A Ghost, will be released via +1 Records on February 12th, 2013.

Listen: Caught a Ghost – “Time Go”

Listen: Caught a Ghost – “Connected”

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