THE PRESSURE KEEPS BUILDING.

sankaWe first met Freda James at one of our shows a few years back, and it wasn’t long after that she took our breath away with an early demo of “Pushing You Away”. The track’s lived a lot of lives since then, twisting and turning through various iterations, but finds it’s way into the light today as James’ debut single in all its fully realized glory. Produced by Dave Weingarten and Noah Breakfast, it feels like 90’s Mariah reimagined through a post-Disclosure 2010’s pop lens, pulsating electronics and pressure cooker builds laying a foundation for James’ pirouetting R&B vocals. Premiere below.

POPSHOP NW: MUNA

popshopnw003Our inaugural Popshop Northwest doesn’t hit Seattle until December 3rd with Flor and Lostboycrow (tix ahoy), but already we’re looking ahead to our first bill of the new year with MUNA. Presented in conjunction with our friends at The Crocodile, MUNA and Popshop NW hit The Sunset February 10th with special guest support announcing soon, tickets on sale Friday.

IT’S BEEN A ROUGH WEEK.

gsmithCourtship are one of the brightest new arrivals to hit our radar this year, and today they follow up incandescent debut single “Stop For Nothing” with another shimmering stunner on sophomore effort “Love For Everyone”. Out now on 20XX.

THE STORM WILL HEAR US SING.

gsmithExactly what we needed, exactly when we needed it: Tourist comes through in the nick of time with an endlessly uplifting, enchanting and emotional take on the English version of Christine‘s pièce de résistance, “Saint Claude”.

POPSHOP WEST: CARAH FAYE + WEATHERS

popshop045-1We’re getting back on the horse, and back in the game, returning to The Echoplex next month for a second consecutive supersized Popshop West. Arriving hot on the heels of our Bridgit Mendler blowout – which hits tomorrow with a few tix still available HERE – it’s all going down December 12th with Shiny Toy Guns star Carah Faye and So Cal alt kings Weathers topping the marquee. Advance tickets available HERE now.


EASIER SAID THAN DONE.

gryfAnd we’re back. Onwards and upwards, taking it one step at a time with a little help from Bearson and Natalola.

WATCH IT FALL APART.

nordNew Zealand’s darkest rising star So Below returns with a new offering today, hitting harder than ever as she further carves a space for herself among fellow Kiwi luminaries Lorde and Broods. Get low with “Hard” below.

AND OUR HEARTS WERE OPEN.

Last week Tigertown continued their stunning run through October with their finest remix to date on a dazzling rework of BØRNS“American Money”. This week, BØRNS returns the favor with a remarkable reworking of his own, as he and Tommy English team up for a cinematic re-imagination of “Papernote”, complete with a brand new verse from BØRNS himself that’s pure magic. It’s all out this week on the Papernote EP, released today on Neon Gold / Atlantic ahead of Tigertown’s European conquest supporting Panic! At The Disco next month.

POPSHOP NYC: KITE STRING TANGLE

popshop067-2Despite the weather, next month’s Popshop NYC is coming in HOT. It’s a supersized four band affair, with none other than Down Under chart topper The Kite String Tangle coming all the way from Australia to top the marquee. Warming things up, we have a heatseeker hat trick featuring Frances Cone, Allen Tate, and LUCA. It’s all going down November 7th at Baby’s All Right, tix available HERE.



POPSHOP NW: FLOR + LOSTBOYCROW

popshopnw001Seattle, we’re coming for ya. Kicking off next month, our flagship club night gets its second west coast outpost, as we team up with our friends at The Crocodile to bring you Popshop Northwest. Headlining the inaugural edition, we’ve got a knockout out one-two punch of Popshop alums Flor and Lostboycrow topping the marquee, plus special guest support announcing soon. It’s all kicking off December 3rd at The Croc Back Bar, with tickets available HERE.


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