Party Nails made her freshfaced debut on these very pages a few months back and this week the LA upstart follows up her sterling debut “Break” with an iridescent sophomore single on “No Pressure”. All razor sharp riffs and spiky pink neons, it’s a technicolor daydream that floods your memories with ’80s haze and falls nicely in line somewhere between HAIM and MUNA. Give it a try below, no pressure.
Last December, we stumbled upon a Belgian band called Oscar & The Wolf in a tiny Paris nightclub and fell in love. This past weekend, we watched them headline a sold out 23,000 capacity arena in Antwerp and fill the room and then some with one of the biggest shows we’ve seen in years. With that, they put an exclamation point on a massively successful European campaign and set their sights on America, as they look to bring their double platinum debut album Entity and its chart-topping singles “Princes” and “Strange Entity” to US shores next year. More on that later, but for now, expect BIG things.
MS MR‘s gone and put together an all star remix package for new single “Criminals” that’s so dangerously good it should probably be illegal, and the first taste arrives today in the form of a delightfully sinister rework by none other than Everything Everything that takes everything (everything) about the original to the next level and then some. This time around, the UK avant pop legends twist up the original into a dystopian fairytale with all the chopped-and-screwed alter ego distortion you could ask for, like some kind of freak lab experiment gone horribly right. Check it below.
Clock Opera are already Hall of Fame status for us, responsible for one of the most impressive debuts in recent memory and some of our favoriteremixesofalltime. Today they announce their haunting, triumphant return on comeback single, “Changeling”, which walks a falsetto-strung high wire all along the belltower as ringing chimes and spiraling guitars converge with all the emotional gravitas we’ve come to know and love from the experimental pop maestros. Time to turn the clocks back and fall in love with Clock Opera all over again.
MUTEMATH is back. Three albums deep, the revered New Orleans four piece return with arguably their finest album to date Vitals next week, led by pristine opener, “Joy Rides”, premiering here for you today. An exultant, hands-in-the-air affair, it’s a sky-scraping supercharger that guns it into the darkness with one hand on the wheel and the other gripping your thigh. Get your preorder for Vitals in HERE, before it drops later this month and don’t miss the joy ride when Mute Math hit the open road early next year.
The Knocks‘ ‘I Wish’ has been THE anthem for 2015 around Neon Gold HQ for a longgg minute now, and this week Matt Koma and the guys finally find their Taylor Swift (13 of them to be precise) in the official video, directed once again by BANGS. Catch them out on the road on the Route 55 tour early next year with special guests Cardiknox and Sofi Tukker, tickets available now HERE.
Stop the presses: Miike Snow is back. Ahead of their forthcoming third album, III, the transcontinental hitmakers return today with an immense lead offering on “Heart Is Full”. A bombastic taste of things to come, it’s a larger-than-life, sample-infused ghetto blaster of a comeback single that sounds like RJD2‘s “Ghostwriter” processed through an ice cold Scandinavian pop filter. Solid. Gold.
MØ. Diplo. The global takeover continues as MØ drops a fitting sequel to “Lean On” with the fresh to death video for her comeback heater “Kamikaze”, directed by Truman & Cooper and shot on location in Kiev, Ukraine. Check the video above and get your “Kamikaze” on HERE.
Christine And The Queens‘ eponymous English-language debut is out now and the reception has been nothingshort of sensational. Keeping the momentum rolling today is the majestic video for Christine’s stirring Perfume Genius collaboration, “Jonathan”, directed once again by Christine herself. The video simultaneously launches Christine’s UK campaign ahead of the release of the Jonathan EP across the pond next month through Because UK. Christine And The Queens is available in North America now HERE and arrives in the UK early next year.