MUNA is our favorite girl group in the game right now. After cashing in on the promise of their irresistible early demos with one of the year’s best singles on “Winterbreak” and topping everyone’s Best of SXSW lists last month, the LA trio step out with their debut EP proper, Loudspeaker, next month. Leading the charge is a new and improved version of the title track, a soft-lit statement of intent for the girls that echoes all the throwback radio pop hits of years gone by, dipped in California gold with a modern glimmer. “Loudspeaker” is out May 6th with their EP release show coming in hot the next day at Popshop West, get involved HERE.
Christine And The Queens‘ “Tilted” is a damn near perfect song, and now it’s got a damn near perfect remix to boot. Austin’s Bayonne takes the already pristine original and turns the beauty up to 11, giving it a blissful downtempo sway as he dresses it to the nines with lush orchestral flourishes on a grand romantic gesture of a remix that’s on one of the year’s best to date. Bayonne anchors the Tilted EP out TODAY and featuring mixes from MS MR, Clock Opera, Paradis and more.
The Knocks have been ON ONE on the remix front of late, and this week they turn their sights to the throne, taking on Justin Bieber‘s “Company” ahead of a run of shows supporting him on his Canadian dates of the Purpose tour next month. So yeah, safe to say it’s all happening – get into it below.
The Year of Felix Snow continues. Terror Jr arrived under cover of darkness – well, not quite – to rapturous acclaim with her Felix Snow-produced debut single “3 Strikes” last week, riding in on the same arctic tidal wave that put Kiiara on the map. Snow’s sound is quickly coming to define the pop landscape of 2016, and “3 Strikes” is his best outing since the initial Kiiara onslaught last year. More info on Terror Jr as it comes to light, watch this space.
Popshop West is always a breath of fresh Pacific air and next month’s bill is no different. Topping the bill we’ve got the darlings of SXSW, MUNA, as our favorite new LA trio make their bid for the west coast alt pop throne. It’s all going down May 7th at The Echo with special guest supports announcing in the weeks to come and advance tickets on sale now HERE.
We drew back the curtain on Christine And The Queens’ forthcoming remix EP with a brand new MS MR mix last week, and today brings with it another oven fresh cut courtesy of our favorite remixer in the game, Clock Opera. This time, “Tilted” goes under the knife for a clock operation that’s equal parts precious and sinister, from the softspoken intro of whispers, hums and skittering lily pad synths right on through it’s epic finale. It’s an absolute triumph for everyone involved, and you can stream it below or cop a free download here courtesy of our friends at Coachella. Christine plays the festival April 15th and 22nd on what promises to be one of biggest debuts of the 2016 festival season, get ready California.
Stop the presses, WE GOT ONE. Before he makes his way to LA for his Popshop West headline in June, Kevin Garrett hits Baby’s All Right for a hometown blowout at Popshop NYC. But that’s not all – joining him will be the UK’s fastest-rising alt pop sensation Dua Lipa in her hotly-anticipated New York debut, making this quite literally the bill of dreams. It’s all going down May 4th at Baby’s, with advance tickets now available HERE. This one’s gonna go REAL QUICK though, so don’t sleep New York.
Phoebe Ryan has been our favorite emerald pop mermaid for a long minute now, but last month she really went and changed the game with new single “Chronic“. The original was already dank off the richter, but now The Knocks have come through to take things to a whole new level with a wide eyed Harajaku take on their finest remix to date. The perfect sequel to Phoebe’s show-stopping “Purple Eyes” feature on 55, it sounds like bottles popping on the dancefloor in distant future Tokyo, as The Knocks take us to 2055 and back in 4.5 minutes flat. Get into it.
Brooklyn Bowl, we’re back. In addition to our monthly Baby’s All Right outpost, Popshop BK makes a triumphant return next month with one of our favorite new electronic talents in tow, as Austrian electronic pop phenom Filous brings his NYC headline debut to the Popshop stage. It’s all going down May 7th, with advance tickets now available HERE. Get involved and let the good times bowl.
Anna of the North is one in a million. Aaliyah references aside, we welcome back the Oslo pop princess today as she follows up debut single “Sway” and sophomore stunner “The Dreamer” – one of the absolute best songs of last year – with yet another snowcapped daydream in the form of “Baby”. Mining the digital depths of unrequited love in the 21st century, it’s the perfect love song for the Internet generation and arrives just in time for her European tour supporting Kygo. As the silver lining synths swirl together with Anna’s deep midnight vocals, it feels like that perfect moment when you finally let the right one in. “Baby” is out now via Honeymoon.