We know it’s been a tough year. And so do Captain Cuts. So we figured what better way to close out an extremely angsty 2016 than with an extremely emotional holiday party, headlined by none other than Cuts themselves, bringing their legendary emo set east for the very first time. And what better way to mark the occasion than with a brand new mixtape, as the guys unveil The Life of Emo today as a follow up to last December’s instantly viral If You’re Listening It’s Never Too Late. Dive into the new mix below, and catch Cuts as they bring the mixtape to life next Friday, December 9th at Baby’s All Right, with support from none other than Friendly Greg. Even better, it’s *FREE* with RSVP at DoNYC HERE. But trust us, you’re going to want to come out early, as anyone whose seen the hundreds deep line of people trying to get into their LA sets every month can tell you, Cuts tend to pack things out fasttt.
Brooklyn newcomers Me Not You step out from oblivion this week with debut single “Bulletproof”, fluttering to earth somewhere between the soaring vocals and skyscraping melodies of Mew and hazy day hypnosis of Tame Impala. Get familiar.
The Knocks have one of the undisputed bangers of the year in new single “HEAT”, and today Manila Killa comes in hot with an unfathomably huge remix to take you hard into the weekend. Arriving with it is the announcement of guys’ Feel Good Feel Great Tour, running wild across North America in February and March and wrapping up with their biggest headline to date at Terminal 5 on March 25th. Get ready with their Bieber tour recap video above, and get your tickets HERE while you can.
Matt Maeson‘s voice first stopped us in our tracks last winter, and today we pull back the curtain on his debut single “Cringe”. Hailing from Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay, Maeson cut his teeth touring prisons and biker rallies with his minister parents, an upbringing that weighs heavily on his songwriting, full of desperation and redemption and love. As profound and arresting as Jeff Buckley or King Krule, “Cringe” takes hold with a troubled and tensile grace, the first single taken from his forthcoming Who Killed Matt Maeson EP. Matt makes his UK live debut next week supporting Lewis Del Mar at Dingwalls on the 21st and Tigertown at Kamio the 23rd, ahead of his debut EP release on Neon Gold / Atlantic in early 2017.
The latest Popshop outpost arrives in Seattle next month with Flor and Lostboycrow (tix here), and we’re keeping things rolling into 2017 with back-to-back nights of Popshop Northwest, bringing Kevin Garrett to Lo-Fi on February 9th, one night before MUNA tops the marquee at The Sunset. Presented in conjunction with our friends at The Crocodile, tickets for Kevin Garrett are on sale this Friday at 9am.
We first met Freda James at one of our shows a few years back, and it wasn’t long after that she took our breath away with an early demo of “Pushing You Away”. The track’s lived a lot of lives since then, twisting and turning through various iterations, but finds it’s way into the light today as James’ debut single in all its fully realized glory. Produced by Dave Weingarten and Noah Breakfast, it feels like 90’s Mariah reimagined through a post-Disclosure 2010’s pop lens, pulsating electronics and pressure cooker builds laying a foundation for James’ pirouetting R&B vocals. Premiere below.
Our inaugural Popshop Northwest doesn’t hit Seattle until December 3rd with Flor and Lostboycrow (tix ahoy), but already we’re looking ahead to our first bill of the new year with MUNA. Presented in conjunction with our friends at The Crocodile, MUNA and Popshop NW hit The Sunset February 10th with special guest support announcing soon, tickets on sale Friday.
Courtship are one of the brightest new arrivals to hit our radar this year, and today they follow up incandescent debut single “Stop For Nothing” with another shimmering stunner on sophomore effort “Love For Everyone”. Out now on 20XX.
Exactly what we needed, exactly when we needed it: Tourist comes through in the nick of time with an endlessly uplifting, enchanting and emotional take on the English version of Christine‘s pièce de résistance, “Saint Claude”.
We’re getting back on the horse, and back in the game, returning to The Echoplex next month for a second consecutive supersized Popshop West. Arriving hot on the heels of our Bridgit Mendler blowout – which hits tomorrow with a few tix still available HERE – it’s all going down December 12th with Shiny Toy Guns star Carah Faye and So Cal alt kings Weathers topping the marquee. Advance tickets available HERE now.