We’ve been riding with The Knocks since long before day one, so it’s with unprecedented excitement that we announce their long-awaited full length debut, 55, arriving this spring on Big Beat / Neon Gold. Here to help them celebrate the official dawn of the 55 era is none other than The General himself, Wyclef Jean, teaming up with B-Roc and JPatt as they hit new heights with their latest gold-plated funk behemoth.
Taking the famous Hendrix line and dipping it in platinum, “Kiss The Sky” marks a quantum leap for the duo, a down and dirty disco burner that’ll slingshot you from the basement to the stars and back in no time at all. 55 is out March 4th on Big Beat / Neon Gold and features Wyclef, Carly Rae Jepsen, Walk The Moon, Magic Man and manymany more. Get your preorder on HERE to cop “Kiss The Sky” and three more tracks instantly, and don’t miss the guys on the Route 55 Tour with Cardiknox and Sofi Tukker this month and next.
A family, a band, all together now, our favorite Australians Tigertown step out today as the newest members of the Neon Gold family. Already boasting a dedicated following and Triple J support Down Under, the family band set their sights beyond their native borders with their international debut Lonely Cities EP, out next month and preceded by fire-breathing lead offering “Bullet From The Gun” today.
Like some kind of unholy cross between CHVRCHES and The Naked & Famous that almost feels too good to be true, it’s a synth-surging shot to the senses of pure unrelenting adrenaline, produced to immense perfection by principle BØRNS collaborator Tommy English. Lonely Cities is out February 5th digitally and on limited edition transparent orange 10″ vinyl, available for preorder now HERE and for purchase IRL on the band’s tour with St. Lucia next month. Welcome to Tigertown.
Popshop West kicks off 2016 with Lostboycrow‘s EP release show this Wednesday, and keeps on rolling next month with none other than LA’s favorite partystarters PARTYBABY bringing their sun-baked brand of sneering California indie to the Neon Gold stage. It’s all going down February 9th at The Echo, with $12 advance tickets now available HERE and supports to be announced soon. Get involved, LA.
St. Lucia‘s new album Matter is coming in HOT to kick your new year off right later this month, and this week brings with it the latest taste of its treasures in the form of brand new offering, “Love Somebody”. St. L’s most babymaking anthem to date, “Love Somebody” finds Jean stepping out like the Barry White of tropical pop on a slowburning stunner for the ages. Matter is out January 29th and available for preorder nowHERE, and if you need us we’ll just be mouthing the words to this one to every girl in the club all year long. Seriously, if you’re not beyond excited for this new record you’re doing 2016 all wrong. Go back and start over. We’ll wait.
Governor’s Ball just came through and fucked the whole summer up with the best festival lineup we’ve seen in a longgg minute, featuring none other than our very own Christine And The Queens, HAIM, and of course NYC’s favorite sons The Knocks. To mark the occasion, B-Roc and JPatt have come through with the grand finale of last year’s bootleg series in the form of a considerably lit “Welcome To New York” mix, as the duo take their crush to new heights with yet another public token of their affection.
After dropping their late summer T-Swift stunner “I Wish” last year, The Knocks return today with its first official remix courtesy of fellow Neon Gold disciple Penguin Prison. Trading in the tank tops and tropicalia of the original for a bass-jumping flamethrower that keeps you burning up the floor into the early hours, it’s another sunburnt stunner from Penguin and one of his best remix takes yet. Catch The Knocks on the Route 55 tour this month ahead of their debut LP 55 coming real soon.
Kiiara is back and she just. won’t. quit. Keeping her insane 2015 momentum rolling hard and fast into the new year, the pale princess returns today to steal even more hearts with “Say Anymore”. Like some kind of twisted stepsister of Destiny’s Child, it’s a sequined R&B firebreather, all dizzying electronic flourishes and dazzling pitch shifts courtesy of the beat magician himself, Felix Snow. Add it all up and it’s yet another trophy on the shelf for the superstar-in-waiting. Calling it now, 2016 is Kiiara’s for the taking.
TENDER are our favorite new band in London. We’ve had a soft spot for the UK duo since they arrived under shadow of darkness with their debut Armour EP last fall, but their forthcoming follow up marks a quantum leap to a whole new level. This week they start 2016 off right with brand new cut “Afternoon”, replete with all the brooding synths and thundering firecrackers you could ask for, like some kind of dark twisted fantasy transposing Jungle songwriting over Sir Sly production and the dripping atmosphere of Movement. Watch this space.
Time to get emotional. For the past few weeks we’ve been cooking up something special with our dudes Captain Cuts, and now it’s time for the grand unveiling. In between writing and producing huge records with everyone from Walk The Moon to Halsey, Tove and Marina, Cuts have been moonlighting as the resident DJs of America’s biggest emo club night Taking Back Tuesday. And now they’ve taken all their club night staples and mashed them up into one seamless 30 minute megamix of high school nostalgia and emotional adrenaline, which we’re thrilled to present today in the form of If You’re Listening It’s Never Too Late, available for free download now. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, here’s your heart in a fucking box.
We’re a few days late here but Goldroom just came through with a late contender for remix of the year on CHVRCHES‘ “Leave A Trace” and we’d be remiss if we didn’t stand up and recognize. Highlighting the amazing writing of the original while elevating it in every way, it’s a legitimate triumph and must have for NYE playlists everywhere.