It’s been a long minute in the works, but today The Knocks arrive at last with undoubtedly their biggest release to date. Featuring X Ambassadors‘ Sam Nelson Harris on the vocal, “Heat” is a supermassive taste of things to come for the NYC duo, a feel good / feel great anthem to keep you warm into winter and deep into next year. Stop what you’re doing, this is a gamechanger.
Tigertown have had quite the month, returning with a sterling one-two punch of comeback singles in “Papernote” and Filous collaboration “Take Me Away” ahead of the release of their Papernote EP next week. Today, the first of a two part BØRNS collaboration arrives, in the form of Tigertown’s reinvention of “American Money”, before BØRNS returns the favor with a “Papernote” remix of his own to close out the band’s EP next week.
Clock Opera‘s debut album Ways To Go endures to this day as a modern classic for us, and today brings with it the news of its long-awaited follow up, Venn, arriving early next year. Following in the footsteps of their comeback one-two punch “Changeling” and “In Memory”, they deliver one of their finest offerings to date today with the haunting, lonesome majesty of lead single “Whippoorwhill”. Venn arrives February 10th on League of Imaginary Nations / !K7.
JANE is an LA newcomer on a mission to make you move. Debut single “We Don’t Wanna Dance” is a bold introduction, bursting at the seams with a grown ‘n sexy 70’s swagger and a deep groove that belies the dancefloor defeatism of the song’s title. Even better is the video, premiering above today, a perfect time capsule of disenchanted Hollywood glamor shot on location at the Madonna Inn on the California coast. Get acquainted today.
We go way back with The Naked & Famous, way way back to where it all began in fact, with the release of their timeless debut single “Young Blood” on Neon Gold in 2010. This month they return with their towering third album Simple Forms, released last Friday via the band’s own Somewhat Damaged label, and it marks a stellar return to form for the Kiwi sensations. Accompanying the record are interconnected lyric videos for all ten tracks, releasing simultaneously this week to create a Lynchian visual mood piece for the album. Enter the world of Simple Forms via the visual premiere for album closer “Rotten” above.
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.