Savoir Adore are knocking on the door with their finest album to date in next month’s The Love That Remains, and continue its steady, sterling rollout today with new single “Paradise Gold”. Picking up where the stadium-sized ambition of lead single “Giants” left off, it’s an El Dorado desperado blazing down a gold brick highway to the promise land, as Savoir shoot for the stars and land somewhere on the outskirts of the Empire of the Sun universe on their biggest and boldest single to date.
As a core original member of The Knocks‘ HeavyRoc Music crew, Equal‘s been steadily making a name for himself in NYC and abroad for a long minute now, and this week steps out with his finest work to date on new single “Postcards”. It’s a world-weary traveler’s song, dug up from a time capsule and processed through a 2016 acoustic house filter, rife with tangible nostalgia for summers past, present and future. Rolling along on Sam Island‘s folk hero vocals and the chilled-out electronics of Equal’s cloudless production, the childhood friends come together on a pristine debut collaboration that shines as yet another trophy on the HeavyRoc Music shelf.
There’s a new mystery girl on our radar who goes by Wens. All we have on Wens is that she’s “just another 17 year old from LA”, but from the haunted pop noir of her debut single “Bones”, we’d say that’s quite the understatement. From its snakecharming intro to the tortured soul vocals and brooding, spellbinding synths, “Bones” falls to earth somewhere between Banks and MS MR, and darkly shines as a promising debut offering from the LA shadow kid. Exclusive premiere below.
The Knocks have been on a remix tear through 2016, culminating in the release of their self-actualizing remix EP, 55.5, on Friday. Without skipping a beat, they’re back with Tigertown in their crosshairs this week, as they slingshot “Lonely Cities” to the stars and back on their latest remix affair. Don’t miss Tigertown supporting The Knocks’ classic companions Powers at Popshop West tomorrow, few tickets still available HERE.
We’ve had a love affair with POP ETC ever since they first yo-yo’d into our hearts and minds a few summers back. Hot on the heels of their latest album Souvenir and its snarling lead single “What Am I Becoming”, the bicoastal heartbreakers are back today with a coastline cover of Sam Cooke’s classic, “It’s Alright”, ahead of their Popshop NYC headline next month. Tickets still available HERE.
After heating up the stratosphere with their eponymous debut EP last year, Transviolet roll on today with a brand new firecracker in the form of “LA Love”. Deep in the West Coast permahaze of days gone by, the bicoastal transplants keep things breezy for yet another exultant youth anthem for the ages. Feel the love below and don’t miss their Popshop West headliner next month at The Echo, advance tickets available HERE.
Dagny and BØRNS are two of pop’s greatest revelations from the past 18 months, and today they’ve joined forces to deliver an absolute triumph. Rounding out the holy trinity is Tommy English – the studio architect behind BØRNS‘ Dopamine and much of the Tigertown oeuvre – and the result is an international pop tribunal that’s a force to be reckoned with. Dagny’s debut single “Backbeat”? Excellent. BØRNS’ entire output to date? Phenomenal. “Fool’s Gold”? GAMECHANGER.
POWERS are no strangers to island-in-the-sun popclassics, and today Mike and Crista return with yet another solar-powered space heater on brand new single “Sunshine”. Like Miike Snow getting pitch-shifted into tropical oblivion, it’s got feel good hit of the summer written all over it and serves up the perfect prelude to the duo’s Popshop West headline with Tigertown next month, tix still available HERE.
We’ve got a full deck of Popshop West aces already up our sleeve this summer with POWERS and Tigertown coming in hot July 12th and Great Good Fine Ok on deck for July 29th, and we’re keeping the flames stoked through August with our latest PSW heater arriving August 10th. Featuring Transviolet topping the marquee in their LA headline debut and special guest supports announcing in the weeks to come, you’re gonna want to go ahead and mark your calendars and cop your advance tickets HERE stat.
After years touring with Jack Antonoff and Bleachers, New York-via-New Orleans psych-soul upstart Mikey Freedom strikes out on his own as Ex Reyes with debut single “Bad Timing”. Swirling together like a homegrown acid trip into the great beyond, it feels a little bit Tame Impala, a little bit Jungle, and everything in between; nostalgic and familiar but entirely modern, the perfect soundtrack to the halcyon daze of early summer. Catch Ex Reyes lighting up a two week residency at Elvis Guesthouse the last two Wednesdays of July.