Long awaited debut from our Fresh Faces has arrived. Nao’s sultry first project For All We Know is streaming in full below. Featuring standout cuts “Fool to Love,” “Bad Blood,” & “Girlfriend.” Forward thinking R&B-soul songstress also enlisted Jai Paul on “Trophy.” This has Summer vibes written all over it. Get your first listen to one of the better LP’s this year below.]]>
Besides being an amazing show, one thing that everyone is talking about is the Stranger Things: the soundtrack. Scored by Austin duo, S U R V I V E, Stranger Things is an unbelievable collection of engrossing synthesizer sets that add to the show’s suspense.
Earlier this week, Stranger Things’ Facebook page and Twitter account announced that the soundtrack would soon be made available, but their is no set date. While we wait, you can check out S U R V I V E’s track below. S U R V I V E’s new album, RR7349, drops September 30th via Relapse Records.
We hear you loud and clear. The #StrangerThings Official Soundtrack is coming soon. Over. pic.twitter.com/PYHI4MJUYN
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 27, 2016
There is also a spotify playlist for Stranger Thing’s which you can stream in the mean time.]]>
THE 1975 announced today that they will return stateside this fall for a North American headline tour in support of their #1 US and UK sophomore album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (Dirty Hit / Interscope Records). The UK art-pop quartet will kick off their tour in Phoenix, AZ on October 13 at Comerica Theatre and will hit major cities including Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and Mexico City (see full listings of cities below). A ticket pre-sale launches on Wednesday, July 27 at 10am local time with the password LOVEME and a Citi pre-sale will be available to Citi cardholders at 12pm local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am local time on Friday, July 29. Pre-sale and general tickets are available here – www.the1975.com/live.
The 1975 North American Headline Tour Dates
October 1-2 Queens, NY The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
October 5 Mexico City, MX Pepsi Center
October 7 Torreon, MX Tecate Location
October 8 Chihuahua, MX Tecate Location
October 13 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
October 14 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
October 15 San Diego, CA CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
October 18 San Jose, CA Event Center at San Jose State University
October 19 Las Vegas, NV Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan
October 20 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
October 22 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
October 23 Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Event Centre
October 24 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
October 26 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
October 28 Champaign, IL State Farm Center
October 31 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
November 3 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
November 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
November 9 Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena
November 11 Ypsilanti, MI EMU Convocation Center
November 12 Grand Rapids, MI The DeltaPlex Arena
November 13 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
November 16 Indianapolis, IN Indiana Farmers Coliseum
November 17 Newport, KY BB&T Arena
November 18 Boone, NC Holmes Convocation Center
November 21 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
November 22 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
November 23 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
November 26 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
TOUR POSTER AVAILABLE HERE
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Check out the artist from our music mail bag below.
The collective Soda Island started as a group of friends who all met through Soundcloud and then added each other on Facebook. The entire process of starting the collective was done in under 30 minutes. It would be five months, however, of well thought out plans and discussing the concepts and aesthetic behind the collective until they released their first song. The latest offering from Soda Island comes from the 18 year old Aussie, Spire, with the lead single from the collective’s highly anticipated debut album, “A Trip to Soda Island”. The single, “Reverie”, is an introspective and delicate alternative R&B track showcasing the maturity of Spire’s production sensibilities, not to mention, the collective’s depth.
Another summer time tune this Friday. Margeaux has released her dance worthy tune ‘Want You Need,’ which is a blend of R&B and Electronica.
“Fire Me Up,” by Best Night Ever is an uplifting and postive track. On his debut track Tyler Armes aka Best Night Ever (BNE), releases a rallying cry to all those seeking inspiration. With heightened melodies and a percussive pulse, the lush production offers a new take on electronic indie-pop that feels transportive – it’s the equivalent to watching the sunrise after a magical night, feeling unified and uplifted from the struggles of everyday life.
Southern-Californian indie pop band The Rebel Light are working on a new EP called “A Hundred Summer Days.” We want to congratulate them for signing with Dualtone Records. While we wait for that EP, check out their summer tune, ‘Strangers.’
Cosima is of Cuban and German descent, and born & raised in Peckham – which is the reason why she has a British accent. Check out her contemporary soul video for ‘Had to Feel Something.’
It’s a lot more fucking boombastic and heavy. I think the record, to us, is about heartbreak. We’ve kind of had a tough year, so a lot of inspiration and drive came from our own experiences.
Phantogram will be releasing their anticipated new project next month, the duo has surfaced a Grant Singer directed clip for lead single and one of the best songs we’ve heard this year. “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” can be viewed in full below. Pretty badass track accompanied by a striking visual. Three will be available via Republic Records on September 16th.]]>
Jarryd James and Broods collaborate for the single ‘1000x begins,’ which was first released in June. The two bands are set to go on tour next month. With an interview with Billboard.com, Georgia Nott, the voice of Broods, says,“’1000x’ is extremely special to me. I’m honored to be a part of such an honest and beautiful song with one of our favorite people in the world.”
The video was directed by Jessie Hill, who has worked on the Broods’ video for “Free.” Neither Jarryd or the Nott siblings are featured in the video. The visuals are a roller coaster of emotions – infidelity, lesbian hook ups and the end of a relationship.
“1000×” comes from James’ forthcoming North American debut album High, which drops July 29.]]>
Produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence & The Machine), with additional production by Mike Crossey (Foals, The 1975). Ardyn had this to say about the single:
“It was written whilst retreating to the countryside to stay with friends in Devon. It was written one day whilst lost to a hangover looking at this incredible view of a valley. Subconsciously, it was probably about reconnecting with nature because is seems that we’ve all lost our connection to the earth, and this song is kind of a celebration of someone’s reconnection with the valleys they used to love and explore as children”
Ardyn play the following festival shows this summer:
21 Secret Garden Party
23 Tramlines Festival
18 Green Man
After waiting four years and one slight album delay Michael Kiwanuka sophomore album ‘Love & Hate’ has been released. Let me just put this out there, Kiwanuka’s 2012 debut album ‘Home Again’ is one of my favorite albums of this decade. On his follow-up, ‘Love & Hate’ Kiwanuka has a more modern feel, but also stays true to his classic signature sound. The modern sound is in large part due to producers Danger Mouse (The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Portugal. The Man) and Inflo (Tom Odell, The Kooks).
One complaint we heard about ‘Home Again,’ was that it was a bit on the safe side, thanks to it’s limited subject matter; ‘Love & Hate’ doesn’t suffer from that. In fact, Kiwanuka tackles sensitive subjects such as race (‘Black Man In A White World‘) and society (‘Love & Hate‘).
Michael Kiwanuka has grown as an artist and ‘Love & Hate’ is a reflection of that. Stream the album below via Spotify.]]>
Chvrches goes the animated route for their latest visual that features Paramore’s Hayley Williams. You can view the video in its entirety below. Expect this version of “Bury It” to be on the forthcoming extended edition of their critically acclaimed Open Every Eye LP.]]>