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Newest Love: Freedom Fry

“A jewel of sparkling synth and melodies” – VICE/Noisey
“Freedom Fry are on the path to stardom” – Indie Shuffle
“indie pop-folk tracks with upbeat melodies, danceable rhythms” – Flaunt Magazine

In anticipation of their upcoming Strange Attraction EP set for release on September 7th, Los Angeles based alt-folk duo Freedom Fry share new single “Party Down” with VICE’s Noisey. Highlighted by pulsating electronic beats and dreamy, melodic vocals of Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll, the track stays true to the duo’s infectious feel-good sound.

“Party Down is a song about getting through the grind of your daily life and wanting to make the good times last longer – having the foresight when you’re in a good moment to realize that once it’s over you’re going to miss it,” Freedom Fry comments. “We were playing with synths as lead elements, which we haven’t done very much as a band. We wanted the beat to feel like a cross between Michael Jackson and the more danceable songs by The Clash. Once that was in place the rest of it just came together.”

“Party Down” follows the release of the first single and title track “Strange Attraction” released last month via BlackBook. Upon release of the EP, Freedom Fry will bring their kinetic live energy to Los Angeles on September 9th at Sunstock Solar Music Festival.

Freedom Fry has garnered over 50 million track streams and their music can be heard in over 50 films, shows, and commercials including Judd Apatow’s “Love” and Grey’s Anatomy. The band has appeared on The Hype Machine over 50 times, including three #1’s as they continue to turn heads on the international scale. They’ve performed in Europe and throughout the US with the likes of Stromae, Phantogram, X Ambassadors, and others.

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Check ‘Em Out: argonaut&wasp

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After the recent release of their latest single “Loser Like You”, Brooklyn-based dance rock crew argonaut&wasp are set to release their new EP Ha! Fiction.

Ha! Fiction’ is a colourful, imaginative EP born out of change, struggle and big ideas. Having relocated to New York City a year ago, the move meant a bigger workspace, more rent and a new perspective on music.

This transition brought changes greater than we could of predicted…the sight and sounds of NYC changed our perspective on music, why we do it and how we listen to it. This EP is a reaction to all of that. And as we scramble to make sense of it, we realize it’s just what we make it.” – argonaut&wasp

Throughout the EP there are clear nods to greats like Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, The Clash and Daft Punk, as the band takes the listener on a imaginative, lyrical journey. Their disco-infused single “Loser Like You” is a taste of an EP that is guaranteed to be a whirlwind musical journey, free flowing with funk-driven guitars, quirky vocals and thoughtful lyrics.

Opening track “Paisley” features a sun-kissed bassline paired with fun, care-free lyrics that call for dancing. It’s an introductory track that perfectly encapsulates the band’s musical style — gooey and groove-filled sounds given weight by lyrics inspired by big changes and growing pains – and sets the pace for what’s yet to come.

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The Wallflowers – “Reboot The Mission”

Click on the image to go to The Wallflowers website and download “Reboot The Mission”

The Wallflowers have announced their long-awaited new studio album Glad All Over will be released on October 2, 2012 by Columbia Records. The band’s new single, “Reboot The Mission,” is a Clash-inspired track with an unmistakable shuffle backbeat, featuring Mick Jones on vocals and guitar. The song will be available for FREE beginning this Tuesday, July 24th at www.thewallflowers.com. The single is set to impact radio on July 23rd.

Recently wrapping recording in Nashville, TN at Easy Eye Sound studio, the new album finds frontman Jakob Dylan joining original band members Greg Richling (bass) and Rami Jaffee (keyboards), with The Wallflowers’ longtime guitarist Stuart Mathis and drummer Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam) rounding out the lineup. The album is being produced by Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Cage the Elephant) and mixed by Rich Costey (Bruce Springsteen).

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New Band (and free downloads!): Electra

Electra is proud to release the new video for their frenetic ska-rock ’n’ roll stomp “Coming to Get You!” The dark, left-field video catches one of the band’s performances as a series of freaks, geeks, and psychos sabotage the video.

Electra is currently signed to Anova Music – Tel Aviv’s leading record company – and their first two singles “Coming to Get You” and “Dawn of Summer” were instant radio hits. Their songs combine gritty, catchy melodies and garage rock swagger. They channel influences from Rockabilly grooves and ’60s soul to ’80s The Cars type music in the vane of The Clash and Buzzcocks. They’re quickly becoming one of the most provocative acts in the country and around the world.

The band’s also done a cover of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” that I’m in love with.

Free Download “Coming to Get You”

Free Download “I Feel Love” (Donna Summer cover)

Electra Tour Dates:
03/19: Austin, TX @ Spiderhouse (1:00 pm)
03/19: Austin, TX @ The East Village (8:00pm)
03/21: Brooklyn, NY @ Braur Falls (9:00pm)
03/23: New York, NY @ Pianos (9:00pm)
03/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Bar Matchless (11:00pm)
03/26 Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage (6:00pm)

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