Will Joseph Cook is just the best. After first hooking us with “Hearse” off his sophomore EP last summer, he makes his triumphant return today with something of a gamechanger on new single “Girls Like Me”. Like all the best bits of Mystery Jets in their prime, “Girls” melts away the London winter in glorious fashion, a perfect ten slice of sunny side up UK indie. The WJC takeover continues at SXSW and The Great Escape in the months to come, and you best believe you’ll be able to find us down the front at both.
Our next Popshop West is coming in hot with a triple crown bill for the ages. Headlining we’ve got Pacific Northwest power pop upstarts Flor, joined by our very own Tigertown in their hotly-anticipated Los Angeles debut and local partystarter Party Nails nailing it early. It’s all going down March 11 at the Echo, with advance tickets now available HERE.
TENDER is the night. After stopping us in our tracks with their precocious debut Armour last year and kicking off 2016 right with a doubledown of choice cuts last month, the London shadow kids return today with their latest slice of heaven, “Cut”. All swirling snowglobe production and brooding nightvision vocals, it’s a sin city pop noir stunner that further cements TENDER as ones to watch this year. Dive in below and cop their sophomore EP II this Friday.
Despite releasing just a single EP to date – their self-titled stunner from 2014 – Cathedrals managed to climb to dizzying heights last year, breathing rare air for a band with only five songs to their name. Now the unholy San Francisco duo come hurtling out the gates of 2016 with a suitably brooding cover of RY X and Frank Wiedemann‘s “Howling”. All spine-tingling vocals and bad-religion synths, it’s a breathtakingly more mature Cathedrals and a welcome return to the game for one our favorite duos. Get your howl on above.
Hide your kids, hide your wives, there’s a new Noah Breakfast remix coming over the hill. The Philly prince’s remix outings are rare but powerful events, and when one does pop up in the feed they tend to make their presence known. This time out he takes on dystopian Down Under crooner Jarryd James, giving his double platinum Australian smash “Do You Remember” a new lease on life with a downright seismic makeover, as Noah flips the R&B slowburner into a future classic fireball. Get lifted below.
As you mayalready know, we’re over the moon to welcome Sydney’s Tigertown to the Neon Gold / Atlantic family. Hot on the heels of a lights out Popshop debut last night, their stellar Lonely Cities EP arrives tomorrow, and the Collins family make it really fucking real with the latest cut off the record today. Like Miami Horror on an all time high with euphoric shades of The Go! Team‘s early output, “Make It Real” shimmers incandescently with an tropical bounce that slings you to the stars and back. Lonely Cities is out tomorrow digitally and on limited edition transparent orange 10″ vinyl, get yours HERE or cop IRL on the band’s tour with St. Lucia kicking off next week.
There’s something magnetic about Annabel Jones that we can’t quite put our finger on. And now with a debut EP on the way co-produced by none other than the Postal Service‘s Jimmy Tamborello, she’s ready to take things to the next level in the international spotlight. Brand new single “IOU” arrived yesterday and marks a resplendent return to form, stringing together all the best parts of Imogen Heap and Ellie Goulding on the way to 2.5 minutes of postal pop perfection. Get reacquainted below.
You’re about to get real familiar with TRACES. At 18 years young, the Los Angeles-via-San Diego upstart makes his presence known today with his debut single, “Share Your Love”. All heartquaking vocals and Jack Ü-esque production sounding like Jaymes Young chopped and screwed into digital oblivion; it’s half Arabesque, half futuristic, and 100% earworm. And with a high profile watch sync already under his belt, TRACES is definitely one to keep an eye on. Exclusive premiere below.
There’s a new local trio of alt pop heatseekers in the mix and they go by the name A R I Z O N A. The newest rising stars of the Atlantic Records family along with our very own Tigertown, they’re ready for the big leagues and take their first steps towards that destiny tonight at Popshop. Recorded between LA, New Jersey, and the UK in an old Toyota but bringing to mind the wide open landscapes of their namesake, single “I Was Wrong” is equal parts laid back and blissed out, a sleeper anthem that takes the open road and makes it feel like home. A R I Z O NA make their *sold out* Popshop debut tonight at Baby’s All Right supporting Savoir Adore and Tigertown on a triple crown bill for the ages, come out and find a way in.
Frances Rose have been sitting pretty as the goth pop starlets of the Lower East Side for a long minute now, but this week they return with their strongest bid yet for the NYC alt pop throne in the form of new single “Dangerous”. Like the perfect midpoint between the soft pop heartbreak of Shura and the pure 80’s e•mo•tion of Carly Rae, “Dangerous” is a Dev Hynes-esque LES rooftop stunner that’s here just in time to melt away the NYC winter. Get dangerous below.