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Listen to Coast Modern’s Newest Track “Pockets Full of No”

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Sometimes the only way to get ahead is to stop following the leader and start running your own race. Coast Modern flies out of the pack with a refreshingly uninhibited sound for disenchanted dreamers everywhere. Building on an admiration for the spirit of misfit alternative bands and the fearless ethos of modern hip hop, the duo creates alternative pop with a wink that aims to push the genre into the future.

The LA duo – comprised of Coleman Trapp and Luke Atlas – today release their new song, “Pockets Full of No” – a kicked back and mellowed out track that seeks to have you looking on the lighter side of life.  Speaking of the track, the duo noted; ‘Pockets’ is a song about having fun with no money. When you got pockets full of no u can still have a life full of YESSSS. 

The song comes from the band’s debut record, which is set for release later this year via 300 Entertainment / +1 Records.  Like a trip to Disneyland with each song like a stop in another world, Coast Modern’s debut album is a rollercoaster ride through a musical spectrum that spans from introspective acoustic streams of consciousness to psychedelic jams to relaxed dancehall vibes.  Coast Modern are capable of covering a large swath of musical territory, yet a strong, self-aware voice and a sense of groove tie them all together.

After releasing their debut single, “Hollow Life” in late 2015, the band has had a whirlwind of a year. Releasing a handful of tracks over the next twelve months – the anthemic “Animals,”  summer-tinged “Guru” and jungle cruise jam, “The Way It Was” (all four of which sat at the top of the HypeMachine charts), the band would later receive praise from across the blogosphere and fashion press. Their tracks would creep their way to the airwaves, garnering heavy rotation from the likes of SiriusXM Alt Nation and KCRW. The band made their live debut at SXSW, playing their first shows together as a band, and were subsequently scooped up to tour with BØRNS, The Wombats and The Temper Trap respectively.

The band will be playing the Alt Nation Advanced Placement Tour this Spring with Missio, 888 and Sundara Karma, which kicks off next week in New Orleans.

Sirius XM Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour:

4/4 New Orleans LA – Parish Room @ House of Blues *
4/5 Atlanta GA – Masquerade *
4/6 Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge *
4/8 Charlotte NC – Underground *
4/10 New York NY – Gramercy *
4/12 Boston MA – Brighton Music Hall *
4/13 Philadelphia PA – Foundry @ The Fillmore **
4/14 Washington DC @ Songbyrd **
4/15 Cleveland OH – Cambridge Room @ House of Blues **
4/17 Detroit MI – The Shelter *
4/18 Chicago IL – SubT **
4/19 Milwaukee WI – The Rave Bar *
4/21 Denver CO – Marquis Theatre ***
4/22 Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge *
4/24 San Francisco CA – Slim’s **
4/25 Sacramento CA – Goldfield Trading Post *
4/27 Los Angeles CA – Troubador **
4/29 San Diego CA – Voodoo Room @ House of Blues *
4/30 Phoenix AZ – Crescent Ballroom *
5/3 Austin TX – The Parish *
5/4 Dallas TX – Cambridge Room @ House of Blues *
5/5 Houston TX – Bronze Peacock @ House of Blues *
* with Missio and 888
** with 888 and Sundara Karma
*** with Missio and Sundara Karma

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New Music From The Temper Trap

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The Temper Trap’s eagerly awaited third studio album Thick As Thieves is set for release June 10th on Glassnote Records. The band has released plans for an extensive North American tour in September/October following a series of select album release shows (SF, LA, NYC) in June. Tickets will be available for public sale beginning today via thetempertrap.com.  A full listing of the dates can be found below.

The album’s anthemic lead single Fall Together– dubbed “a powerhouse” tune by Billboard – has been given a dance-floor ready update by fellow Aussie act Just A Gent. The “Fall Together” Just A Gent Remix premiered and you can check that out below.

Thick As Thieves marks the first time The Temper Trap has collaborated with outside songwriters in their history, with striking results. Justin Parker (Lana Del Rey, Sia, Bat For Lashes) worked on “Fall Together”, whilst the album also features collaborations with Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter), Malay, co-writer & producer of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange and Pascal Gabriel (Ladyhawke, Goldfrapp). Working with these exceptional producers and co-writers allowed The Temper Trap to explore a new musical ground while remaining true to their inimitable signature sound.

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North American Tour Dates
# = w/ Walking Shapes
* = w/ Coast Modern

6/5: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine #
6/6: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda #
6/9: New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
9/19: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
9/20: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
9/21: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
9/25: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre *
9/27: Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre *
9/28: Chicago, IL @ Metro *
9/29: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
9/30: Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix *
10/4: Boston, MA @ Royale *
10/5: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *
10/6: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
10/8: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
10/9: Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley *
10/11: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
10/12: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
10/13: Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
10/16: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park *
10/17: Orange County, CA @ The Observatory *
10/18: Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco *
10/19: San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre *

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New Song from Coast Modern: “Guru”

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Coast Modern has been on a roll lately after their debut single, “Hollow Life” hit number 2 and “Animals” hit number 3 on HypeM. Now they’ve released their newest track, “Guru”. They’ve got an extensive tour starting in just a few days….this month they’re with BØRNS; over the summer they’ll be with The Wombats and then The Temper Trap in the fall. Check out all the stops below.

Catch Coast Modern on Tour:
May 22– The Orange Peel-Asheville, NC*
May 23– The National – Richmond, VA*
May 249:30 Club – Washington, DC*
May 25– Terminal 5 – New York City , NY*
May 27– Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA*
June 10– Popscene – San Francisco, CA
June 14– Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY**
June 15– College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT**
June 16– Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
June 18– Amos’ South End – Charlotte, NC**
June 20– The Music Farm – Charleston, SC**
June 21– Center Stage – Atlanta, GA**
July 8– Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 9– Power & Light District – Kansas City, MO**
July 11– Deluxe @ Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN**
July 12– First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN**
July 13– Metro – Chicago, IL**
July 15– PromoWest Fest – Columbus, OH
July 18– The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO**
July 19– Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN**
July 23– Mo Pop Festival – Detroit, MI
August 1– The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ**
August 3– The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA**
August 5– The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA**
September 2 – Bumbershoot – Seattle, WA
September 19 – Wonder – Portland, OR***
September 21 – Commodore – Vancouver, BC***
September 25 – Gothic – Denver, Colorado***
September 27 – Varsity – Minneapolis, MN***
September 28 – Metro – Chicago, IL***
September 30 – Phoenix – Toronto, ON***
October 4 – Royale – Boston, MA***
October 5 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA***
October 6 – 930 Club – Washington, DC***
October 8 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA***
October 9 – 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, TN***
October 11 – Granada – Dallas, TX***
October 12 – White Oak – Houston, TX***
October 13 – Emo’s – Austin TX***
October 16 – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA***
October 17 – Observatory – Orange County, CA***
October 18 – Belasco Theatre – Los Angeles, CA***
October 19 – Warfield – San Francisco, CA***
* supporting BØRNS
** supporting The Wombats
*** supporting The Temper Trap
+ more festivals to be announced

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Check ‘Em Out: FAIRCHILD

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FAIRCHILD will digitally release their debut Burning Feet EP worldwide on Friday April 25th through Canvas Sounds. Produced & mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals, Howling Bells, Wolf Alice), the EP will also feature a KNDR remix of “Dancer”. In anticipation of the release, the band have just put out a new music video for the title track “Burning Feet” directed by their drummer James Haigh.

Although being their debut EP, the band have been around since 2005. Going through several line-up & name changes before re-launching themselves as FAIRCHILD at the beginning of 2013. During this time, they have toured through Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and supported the likes of Neon Indian, Kids of 88, Parachute Youth, Red Riders, Parades, Cassette Kids, Canyons, Pigeon, Battleships, The Khanz, Cub Sport & Northeast Party House.

“Similarities to Two Door Cinema Club and Swim Deep” – It’s All Indie

“The contemporary indie pop references are there for modern listeners to lap up – the African guitar riffs, the disco rhythms and the singalong choruses all mark Burning Feet, Dancer and Figure It Out as songs that the kids will absolutely love.” – TODAYonline

“DIY indie pop band from Oz that music lovers in the United States need to hear because we think they’re pretty amazing” – Indie Rock Cafe

“Sounds like Foals, Bloc Party, The Temper Trap” – Indie Shuffle

“Filled with layers of catchy melodies and vibrant polyphonic textures, this tune will take you back to Summer-holiday music festival; think Last Dinosaurs meets Neon Indian. Songwriting aside, the production value of this track is flawless.” – adamNOTeve

Upcoming Shows

Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast (Gold Coast Suns AFL Match) – April 12th

The Loft, Gold Coast (Oneway Street Unofficial AFTER Party) – April 26th

Baltic Avenue, Toronto (Canadian Music Week) – May 6th

Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto (Canadian Music Week) – May 10th

Cake Shop, New York – May 12th

Rendezvous, Seattle – May 14th

Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles – May 16th

Hard Rock Cafe, Singapore – May 22nd

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RAC – Chapter One

RAC put out a new album. It includes some of their best remixes over the past two years! Check it out! My faves are their remixes of Phantogram’s “When I’m Small”, The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition” and Theophilus London’s “Why Even Try”.

Listen/download: RAC – Chapter One

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