As you no doubt already know, we’re teaming up with our good friends at Matte Projects to bring you the 2014 edition of our Full Moon Festival on Governors Island next week. We announced the full bill earlier this month and today we’re unveiling the trailer for this year’s edition, soundtracked by none other than The Knocks‘ forthcoming summer smash, “Classic”, which we’re thrilled to be bringing into the world August 12th through Atlantic on Neon Gold / Big Beat. Get your first taste of your song of the summer above, and brace yourselves for the best day of the NYC summer at Full Moon, tix still available HERE.
LA nighthawks Dead Times return today with a fresh new single following their handsome debut “Feel” and swoonsome “Baby” cover, and it’s arguably their finest to date. Keeping the heat fully intact from their earlier offerings, “Every Moment” is an R&B slowburner that sinks in like a brooding hybrid of Jaymes Young and The Neighbourhood on a comedown. Seize the moment with the exclusive premiere below and catch Dead Times supporting Lemaitre out west August 7th at Popscene in San Fran and August 8th at The Echoplex in LA.
It’s been a minute since Kate Boy first took the internet by storm with their triple slingshot of stellar debut singles, but today the Swedish snapback queen is back just in time to answer our prayers with a brand new offering in “Self Control”. With a bouncy, upbeat synth line and the eponymous heroine’s star-scraping vocals, it’s like all your Scandinavian dreams coming true at once at the flick of a switch in the chorus. Kate Boy’s debut album arrives on Fiction later this year, lose control below.
Our dudes in X Ambassadors have been having one hell of a summer. After ruling the world with a record-shattering World Cup anthem that was blessed by Jay-Z himself, they’re back today with a fresh new take on “Jungle”, courtesy of our own Great Good Fine Ok. Taking the original deep cut into the neon jungle, it’s a grimy piece of dirty gold that shimmers in the moonlight while chaos reigns supreme all around. Catch the Great Goods live in DC supporting Miniature Tigers next month (tickets on sale NOW) and their Popshop NYC headline the week after (tickets still available HERE), and keep an eye out for their debut EP out late summer on Neon Gold.
Our favorite California noirists Sir Sly are back with a brand new one today, carrying on from their sensational Gold EP and, of course, their AA-side debut on Neon Gold early last year. Not actually all that brand new, “You Haunt Me” was the first song the Sirs ever wrote together, and stood out as our favorite cut off the initial demo they submitted to us way back when. Now nearly two years later it’s still every bit as exciting as it was then, all coastal night drive beats and frontman Landon Jacob’s spectral vocals channeling a quarter-life crisis Mark Foster with the million dollar melodies to match. Sir Sly’s debut full-length of the same name drops September 16th on Cherrytree, with a coast-to-coast co-headline tour of Neon Gold dreams kicking off alongside Wolf Gang next month. Get haunted below.
Our boys (and girl) of summer, Magic Man, have kept us on fire all year long with their debut full-length, Before The Waves, and today return with a dark new twist on their number one stunner “Paris” courtesy of their older siblings MS MR. It’s all smoothed out with an insidious grin, as space age synths and futuristic cityscape atmospherics lay siege to everything in its path. Catch the Magic guys out on the road with Walk The Moon and Panic! At the Disco all summer long, and take a step into the darkness with the new remix below.
Wildcat! Wildcat! is the band so nice they named it twice, and next month they arrive at last with their long-awaited debut album, No Moon At All. But this week, they’re back with another advance cut with the 2.0 album version of one of our favorite original demos of theirs, “Holloway (Hey Love)”. As the hypnotizing intro twinkles like stars in your eyes, the track roars to life amidst byzantine synths and absolutely colossal harmonies, all introspective Bon Iver verses and sky-scraping, stadium-sized hooks. No Moon At All is out August 5th on Downtown ahead of our Glasslands show with them the next week on August 12th, tickets still available HERE.
We’ve had a soft spot for Sve since she first dropped “Talking To The Walls” nearly a year ago now, but this week she’s gone and changed the game with a larger-than-life sophomore smash on her latest offering “Riot”. From the stadium-sized hooks to the sparkling gold dust production, Sve comes out the gates swinging with radio-ready hooks for days and the vocal chops to match, waltzing effortlessly in the footsteps of Tove Lo and Sia on her way to alternative pop supremacy. Get familiar below.
After storming back onto the scene with their supernova comeback single last week, our boys in black Lovelife pull back the curtain on the appropriately moody video for “Nova” today. Directed by LA-based Eric Nichols, it’s a picture-perfect portrait of teenage emotion, like Skins set against an OC backdrop. It’s four and a half minutes of raw energizing heartbreak, and we’ve got the exclusive premiere above.
Magic Man are reunited with Walk The Moon this week for the launch of their summer sojourn with Panic! At The Disco this week, and what better way to ring it in than with an oven fresh new remix of their signature stunner “Paris”. This time around, Chicago duo Louis The Child cast a spell on the original with their young wizard touch, and appropriately the results are pretty damn magical. Look out for Magic Man and The Gospel Tour coming to an amphitheater near you this summer.