Tag: New Single

Kingdom of Birds – “Lined Paper Song” (single premiere)

Kingdom of Birds – “Lined Paper Song” (single premiere)

So, what were you doing before you turned 15 years old? It likely wasn’t recording rock songs and sharing it around the world with tastemakers applauding your work. Then again, young upstarts Kingdom of Birds, who have been releasing and recording music for more than a year, are pretty unique. They are also one of the biggest surprises of the […]

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ISADORA – “P.O.M” (single premiere)

ISADORA – “P.O.M” (single premiere)

Timing is everything. We are strong believers in this old adage. Whether it is meeting someone by chance or even planning when to have dinner, timing is important. In terms of music, the phrase applies in many ways, such as well-timed rhythms, a perfectly placed chorus, or that moment of euphoria that blows you away. With respect to Israeli electro-pop […]

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Museums tell a modern fairy tale with “Winter 91” (single premiere)

The term cinematic is used (and likely over used) to describe music’s effect on its listeners. These songs feature spellbinding compositions or are reminiscent of ’80s coming-of-age movies. Rarely, though, is a song cinematic in both its sound and story because writing a fresh, innovative, yet personal tale in five minutes or less is an immensely difficult task. So what […]

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Bad Pop – “Linda Ronstadt” (single premiere)

Bad Pop – “Linda Ronstadt” (single premiere)

Whoever came up with the phrase “Weird is wonderful” must have had Bad Pop in mind. For nearly a decade, the Vancouver trio have made the unusual anthemic, the bizarre humorous, and the ordinary odd. Bad Pop are extremely unique, which is an understatement. They are also one of the most entertaining and fun live bands on the planet. Hanging […]

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Brad Peterson – “Clap Your Hands” (single premiere)

Brad Peterson – “Clap Your Hands” (single premiere)

You often hear the phrase, “It’s a young person’s game”, when it comes to most professions. Finance, advertising, marketing, and sports are all littered with hungry, young career-minded individuals looking to make their mark. Music, for the most part, is no different, although 2017 has been the exception to the rule. The year has seen several veteran bands make comebacks […]

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Radio Wolf – “Song on the Radio” (feat. Marika Gauci) (single premiere)

Radio Wolf – “Song on the Radio” (feat. Marika Gauci) (single premiere)

No matter your age, most everyone has a soft spot for ’80s music. Unlike any other period, the music of that era was vibrant and infectious. Our parents called the songs naive and endlessly hopeful, but for us they defined a generation that felt liberated and cherished its individuality. Even today, we still grin and momentarily escape when the radio […]

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Renowned producer Gordon Raphael unleashes, “Savage” (single premiere)

Renowned producer Gordon Raphael unleashes, “Savage” (single premiere)

For nearly two decades, Gordon Raphael established himself as one of the industry’s most respected and sought-after music producers. His “claim-to-fame” occurred in 2001 when he produced The Strokes debut EP, The Modern Age, and their first two full-length albums – 2001’s This Is It, which was named by NME as the album of the decade, and 2003’s Room on […]

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MAP – “Skills To Rebuild” (single premiere)

MAP – “Skills To Rebuild” (single premiere)

In times of uncertainty, it’s good to be reminded of what really matters in life. Josh Dooley, the creative force behind Los Angeles-based MAP, is better qualified than most to understand this, having been paralyzed from the neck down by the West Nile Virus in 2014. As he recalls from his recovery: Life is too short to be afraid of […]

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Mark Blacknell – “The Marching Parade” (single premiere)

Mark Blacknell – “The Marching Parade” (single premiere)

Songwriters write songs. Filmmakers make films. Being both a songwriter and filmmaker, Mark Blacknell fuses visual with audio in his forthcoming single, “The Marching Parade”, which we are delighted to premiere it here today. With over 15 years as a musician, Mark’s eclectic personal history as a war veteran and conservationist informs his style. From the marching rhythm of snares […]

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Gentleman Brawlers – “Can’t Always” (video premiere)

Gentleman Brawlers – “Can’t Always” (video premiere)

There are two things we have to come to learn about Brooklyn/Queens collective Gentleman Brawlers. First, frontwoman Becca Fox loves to dance. In the band’s video “My Theory”, which we premiered eleven months ago, we watch her and her friends dancing in a New York City apartment and on the rooftop. Second, this is a band that will not abide […]

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Halcyon – “Tongue-Tied” (single premiere)

Halcyon – “Tongue-Tied” (single premiere)

What do you do when you graduate Unversity? Grow up? Get a proper job? Put the drums in the loft and leave the guitar to gather dust in the corner? Not necessarily… As actor Jim Carrey remarked, “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love”, so Brighton-based […]

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Hider unveils “You Look So Amazing” (single premiere)

Hider unveils “You Look So Amazing” (single premiere)

For decades, artists have hid their identities in order to maintain their anonymity and allow their music and craft speak for them. Daft Punk for years remained an unknown, as they took to the stage donning space suits and whatever costume in their wardrobe. Burial, Zhu, and deadmau5 achieved massive success in electronica without people discovering who they were. In […]

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The Dream Eaters – “Dead On The Inside” (single premiere)

The Dream Eaters – “Dead On The Inside” (single premiere)

Standing stoically in New York Harbor is the iconic Statute of Liberty. For 142 years, it has symbolized the very values expressed in the United States’ Star-Spangled Banner – freedom, opportunity, and courage. New York City itself has become the center of the American Dream, as tens of thousands of people descend upon its five boroughs each year to turn their […]

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Denver, Colorado – “Trams Of Gothenburg” (single premiere)

Denver, Colorado – “Trams Of Gothenburg” (single premiere)

Five months ago, sound engineer Simeon Pappinen Hillert quietly announced the arrival of Denver, Colorado, his first endeavor into the competitive music industry. With the assistance of Elin-Louise Ahlberg (backing vocals) and Claes Fredholm (drums), Hillert delivered his debut single, “Eternal Love // Unusual Fog.” The song was a four-minute, multi-faceted gem that absolutely dazzled us. It has taken a […]

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Blondie – “Fun” (new single)

Blondie – “Fun” (new single)

We don’t often post individual songs nor relating to mega-bands, but when a legendary group like Blondie returns we have to give them some love. OK, this isn’t quite the same as Slowdive returning since Blondie did release an album in 2014, and this time around they’ve lined up a number of contemporary pop heavyweights to help them out. Sia, […]

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Slowdive – “Star Roving” (single)

Slowdive – “Star Roving” (single)

We don’t do this often, but when a seminal band like Slowdive returns after a 22-year hiatus, we have to give them plenty of love. “Star Roving” is their first song since 1995, and it is unbelievably good. The lush vocals, the dramatic build, and the mind-blowing, cosmic shoegaze we have loved for years have all returned. It’s as if […]

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Freja Frances – “Breathe” (single premiere)

Freja Frances – “Breathe” (single premiere)

As a child, Freja Frances dreamed about fronting her own rock band. She was going to be the next Debbie Harry, a younger generation’s Joan Jett, or follow in the footsteps of Gwen Stefani and Shirley Manson. Early in the process, however, Frances discovered that she had an innate ability to write emotional ballads. So instead of whipping a crowd into […]

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Heartracer – “Numb” (single premiere)

Heartracer – “Numb” (single premiere)

Anyone who grew up during ’80s might be in disbelief by the notion that this decade is back in style. Crop tops are in fashion. Matthew McConaughey made fanny packs cool again. Denim jackets and shorts, shoulder pads, and big hair are all back. For better or for worst, movies are being re-made for the big and little screen. The […]

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Jack Ellis – “Disdained” (video premiere)

Jack Ellis – “Disdained” (video premiere)

I don’t believe songwriting has to be profound, but I truly believe that it’s a crime for you to be go outta of your way for it not to be. ~~~ Steve Earle A lot of musicians would likely be in jail if Steve Earle was a legislator, but one artist who would not be is singer-songwriter Jack Ellis. The […]

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Moon Darling – “Dreams” (single premiere)

Moon Darling – “Dreams” (single premiere)

Road trips are one of the great American pastimes, full of promising adventures and memories to be made. Imagine being a band on tour, living the dream until one day you are stranded on the side of the road with your van on fire. The dream becomes a living nightmare. This is the fate that befell Seattle indie psych rock quartet Moon Darling. But these […]

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