Haerts – “Giving Up”

Haerts – “Giving Up”

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This song feels like kicking in a door alright, there’s the tempo (fast and hooky) the vocals (saccharine and piercing) and the lyrics (catchy and confessional).  This Brooklyn band melt our hearts they do, and they’ll be coming out with their first full-length later this year which we certainly can’t wait very much longer for.  Give it a play and you can grab it over at iTunes now too.

Ooooh we ‘aint givin up on you Haerts.

All Over

All Over

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I got a note from Philadelphia artist Andy States this week, telling me some great news, that his band Cruiser (now called CRUISR out of respect for the existing Scottish band Cruiser) had signed with one of my favourite record labels, Vagrant Records.  Vagrant is set to release a three song EP called All Over, which was produced and mixed by Andrew Maury (RAC, Panama Wedding, Ra Ra Riot) and demonstrates how fantastically Andy’s mind is able to translate pop hooks.

Take a listen to the title track.

New Music from Lincoln Jesser, “Untold”

New Music from Lincoln Jesser, “Untold”

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It’s 4pm on friday of the long weekend and I’ve cracked a beer while tending to a few last minute to-do’s before I can get out of here.  I meant to get this post up a little earlier in the week, but what can you do when you’re moving.

California’s synth-pop prodigy Lincoln Jesser is back with another new track, “Untold”, from his forthcoming debut album Modern Color (out 9/23).  The album features nine emotionally engaging, feel-good electronic pop tracks, all written, produced, recorded and performed by Jesser.  Tourdates below, and you can download “Untold” instantly when you pre-order the album.

Tour Dates:
09/05 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House (w/ Yuna)
09/07 – Long Beach, CA – Gaslamp
09/13 – Sacramento, CA – THIS Midtown Street Festival
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
10/04 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar Music Hall
10/10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery

 

Video: “Dangerous Days” by Zola Jesus

Video: “Dangerous Days” by Zola Jesus

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“Dangerous Days” by Zola Jesus.  Directed by contemporary visionary artist Tim Saccenti, the video is an awe-inspiring backdrop to this anthemic new song from Zola Jesus. Saccenti explains, “The song is a pure emotional plea, a future primitive call to arms. To create a moment of light in these dark times was our hope. Eschewing a heavy narrative we let the images of the Earth, filmed in wide screen and mixed with a tense unnatural presence, wash over the viewer while Nika communicates her powerful message.”  Nika (of Zola Jesus) describes the video making process, “Working with Tim was effortless.  His creative ambition to turn the abstract into a tangible feel is a rare treasure.”

“Dangerous Days” comes from the album TAIGA,  due for release October 7th, 2014 on Mute.