“Gas and Cigarettes” by synth pop duo LCTRISC; a band I haven’t featured in a few years since my post on “Sunbird” (try here). “Gas and Cigarettes” is the first single from their upcoming debut LP The Fire in the Distant Future, out today.
Check out the video for “Coffee” by Sylvan Esso, directed by Dan Huiting. Filled with swirling colors to match the song’s eclectic beats, we are taken from an Appalachian contra-dance, to a proper Durham, NC house party, and finally to a 1950s-era sock-hop that explodes with a sexy, synchronized dance routine drenched in neon.
I was listening to PAPA‘s 2013 album Tender Madness this morning when I got word of a new track from the band. “I’m Not Sorry” is a B-side to the album, previously unreleased.
Have you heard the record yet? Stereogum has an album stream.
03/25Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (Red Bull Sound Select)
05/23 San Francisco, CA @ Independent
05/25 George, WA @ Sasquatch
05/26 Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
05/28 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
05/29 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
05/30 Madison, WI @ Frequency
05/31 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
06/01 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
06/02 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
06/04 Burlington, VT @ Monkey House
06/05 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
06/06 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
06/07 New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball
06/09 Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
06/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
06/14 Dallas, TX @ City Tavern
06/15 Austin, TX @ Red 7
06/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
06/18 Tuscon, AZ @ 191 Toole
“Feel” by Bombay Bicycle Club, off their most recent release, So Long, See You Tomorrow. The song is based around a sample from a famous snake-charming scene in the film, Nagin, which is still widely celebrated as one of the biggest Bollywood movies (1954). The video is appropriately set in Bollywood, filmed in Bollywood, with original Bollywood actors and an authentic Bollywood director/production company.
I willingly surrender to anything that Slow Club present and this track is no exception. The duo who’ve been together for a whopping 9 years will be releasing their new album “Complete Surrender” on July 14th, and here’s the title track to go with it. With vocals as vigorous as a diva in a dance hall – it’s good.
it’s reeeeaaaaallly good.
After ‘Hemiplegia’, the brilliant little EP that HAERTS released back in October, these New Yorkers keep teasing the public with controlled doses of awesomeness. This time, it’s ‘Call My Name’, a poignant synth-pop love song with incredibly strong lyrics that will appear in the band’s much awaited debut album.
I feel like this track should be in one of Nicolas Winding Refn’s movies. Preferably starring Ryan Gosling.
I’m actually daydreaming about that right now.