Equal‘s “Postcards” was one of our favorite songs of summer, and today The Knocks keep it burning on well into the colder months with a remix makeover that flips the chilled-out nostalgia of the original into a technicolor floor-filler.
Last month Tigertown roared back with larger-than-life new single “Papernote”, and today they follow it up with the latest taste of their forthcoming EP, “Take Me Away”. A collaboration with 18 year old Austrian wunderkind Filous, it’s an escapist thrill, a transcontinental flyaway anthem written on the western coast of Nicaragua at our inaugural Neon Gold writing week earlier this year. The Papernote EP is out October 28th ahead of the band’s European tour supporting Panic! At The Disco next month.
Captain Cuts have been on the steady rise for a minute now, making a name for themselves with early cuts for Marina & The Diamonds, Tove Lo and Halsey, before going supernova with the biggest song of last year on Walk The Moon‘s “Shut Up And Dance”. But today they step into the artist spotlight themselves, with a debut single that’s quite possibly their greatest triumph to date (which – let’s be very clear – is really saying something). Featuring a star-making turn from newcomer Nateur on the vocal, it’s a retro-future all caps S-M-A-S-H that’s already burning up the Top 40 airwaves ahead of its official release today. Ladies and gentleman, this is your Captains peaking.
Bridgit Mendler‘s reemergence as an alt pop force to be reckoned with – on the back of phenomenal new single “Atlantis” and her forthcoming Nemesis EP – has been a thing of beauty to behold, and we were thrilled to host her first comeback show on Popshop West last summer supporting Transviolet. Next month her triumphant return continues with the release of her Nemesis EP on November 11th, followed by Popshop headlines at The Echoplex in LA and Baby’s in NYC on November 15th and 29th, with DAGNY supporting in her LA debut on the 15th and KAYE supporting at Baby’s on the 29th. Tix on sale now HERE but expected to go fasttt so don’t delay.
We’ve got a *big* run of shows lined up for this fall in NYC, keeping it rolling through November with none other than Hayley Kiyoko and frequent Popshop stunners A R I Z O N A taking over the Studio at Webster Hall on November 2nd. With VIP tix already sold out and general admission tickets going fasttt, you’re gonna want to go ahead and cop yours HERE before it’s too late.
Fresh off a wildfire debut EP campaign and summer tour dates supporting Troye Sivan, Tigertown roar back today with larger-than-life new single “Papernote”. A pop supernova recorded across four continents, it’s built around a two-bar loop from Zimbabwean guitar legend Oliver Mtukudzi that lays the foundation for a stadium-size double chorus that shimmers with contagious elation. Produced to radiant pop perfection by Iceland’s Siggi and LA hitmakers Captain Cuts, it’s an alt radio summer anthem-in-waiting, and the reason we first fell in love with the Australian family band so many moons ago. The Papernote EP features collaborations with Filous and BØRNS and is out October 28th ahead of the band’s sold out run through the UK and Europe supporting Panic! At The Disco this November. Fall in love today.
Oscar & The Wolf is on a tear. After headlining Belgium’s Pukkelpop Festival last month above Rihanna and LCD Soundsystem to a crowd of 60,000 and instantly selling out all 18,000 tickets to his April 2017 Sportpaleis headline in Antwerp one week later, he returns today with the video for his smoldering US debut “The Game”. Directed by frequent Oscar collaborator Marie Wynants, it’s a decadent and sinister milieu, as slow-burning and ominous as the track itself.
Wingtip‘s come on strong over the past 12 months, quickly establishing himself as one of our favorite new Brooklyn producers. With a handful of strong early offerings under his belt already – not to mention a truly technicolor remix of Tigertown‘s “Lonely Cities” – Wingtip delivers his latest and greatest today on “Rewind”. Featuring NYC chanteuse Sophie Strauss, it’s a starburst of nu-disco nostalgia for hazy days gone by and another trophy on the mantle for the hometown hero. Don’t miss Wingtip on tour with Giraffage through November.
G.Smith is a new LA upstart about to burn up the west coast. After stepping out with a sterling cover of Radiohead‘s “All I Need” in July, she arrives with a momentous statement of intent on debut single “Life Out” today. Unfurling slowly with an enchanting whisper, it crescendoes and crescendoes into pure pop oblivion, fluttering to earth somewhere between Ryn Weaver and Gwen Stefani. Fall under her spell below.
Courtship are one of our favorite new acts to hit our radar this summer, with debut single “Stop For Nothing” burning bright as one of the year’s strongest debuts since arriving last month. Today, we’re pleased to unveil a hot tropic remix courtesy of long time favorites, Body Language. As advertised, it comes correct with all the tie-dyed poolside vocals and sleeveless synths we could ever ask for, the perfect soundtrack for the indian summer we all need right now.
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