Last week saw Tove Lo sell out her NYC debut in barely ten days, and today we’re here to show the west coast some love, as we bring Tove’s LA debut to the Echoplex on April 22nd. It’s a special XL edition of Popshop West, as we trade the intimate confines of the Echo for the wide open spaces of its downstairs neighbor, and we’re making it a rare All Ages affair to celebrate. Cop your $12 advance tickets HERE while you still can, because if the NYC show was any indication, these won’t last for long.
Lolawolf is the name on the tip of everyone’s tongue right now as Zoë and co. have made their presence unavoidably known through a string of impressive releases and their intoxicating live show. The trio returns today with a brand new single called “Jimmy Franco”, recorded in the Bahamas with the tropical after-dark bounce to prove it, sounding like a more rebellious Mr Little Jeans and feeling like spring break forever. Catch the A$AP Rocky-featuring video above, or dive into the audio below.
With Governors Ball descending on our fair city with another massive lineup this June, we’re pleased to announce we’re teaming up with the festival once again to bring you some amazing side shows, starting early this year with some exciting warm-up events this spring. First up is a special edition of Popshop Brooklyn featuring our very own Gov Ball standouts HAERTS, with support from LA heatseekers Scavenger Hunt. It’s all popping off at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday May 10th at 11:30pm, with advance tix now available HERE. But if HAERTS’ sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg headline in January was any indication, tickets for this one probably aren’t gonna hang around long so do. not. delay.
Sylvan Esso were one of SX’s finest revelations for those not previously acquainted with their dazzling live show and eclectic beats, and today their debut video for “Coffee” arrives to add another broad masterstroke of swirling colors to the Sylvan Esso picture. From a down home Appalachian contradance to a North Carolina house party and on to a 1950′s sock hop, the video provides the perfect mood piece for “Coffee”, which continues to endure as one of our favorite tracks of the year.
And so it begins. Beginners are a new LA two-piece who take their first steps into the world today with a self-titled debut EP out now and a video for breezy lead single “Who Knows” arriving hot on its heels (above). Chock full of the kind of radio-ready alt pop that the California goldmine’s become known for in recent years, Beginners is overflowing with warm genial synths and rousing filtered vocals that stir up feelings of greener grass and escapist yearnings. “Who Knows” is arguably the biggest and best of the bunch and it’s got the perfect video to match, as we follow a rollerblading genie as he dances his way through the sunswept streets of LA. Exclusive premiere above, welcome to the beginning.
FKA twigs. April 17th. The Westway. We’ve got the enchanting UK R&B siren’s debut New York live show, as we bring her over for her stateside debut next month. Tickets now available HERE, but trust that these will go very quickly so do. not. delay. This is one you really won’t want to miss.
The Griswolds and Magic Man feel like a match made in heaven, transcontinental kindred spirits on a collision course for greatness. Their back-to-back sets at our New Shapes SXSW party – where The Griswolds shined in a last minute fill-in for the ailing Jungle – were the highlight of the day, and Magic Man’s sublime downtempo remix of “Mississippi” is one of their best offerings to date. Now The Grizz have rolled out a new visualizer (above) to commemorate the occasion, maximizing emotion on a minimal budget, as we celebrate the two star-crossed upstarts holy union in fiery remix matrimony.
The Scandinavian hit parade just doesn’t quit, and Sweden’s Colleagues are the latest to demand your attention. The five-piece first marched across our radar in late 2012 with the brilliantly St. Lucian pop rocket, “Parents’ House,” and today they return with their finest offering to date on new single “Tears”. Fusing the fairweather hooks of The Royal Concept and The Strokes with the freewheeling kinetic energy of Delorean, it’s the perfect summer-come-early anthem to help you defrost after a long winter. “Tears” is out April 14th on In Stereo, warm up with the exclusive premiere below.
Grouplove have been riding the radio waves all year long with their Jaws-dropping new single, “Shark Attack”, and now their brothers-in-arms Captain Cuts have gotten involved for their latest remix effort. The three kings of the alt remix game follow up their game-changing remixes of Grouplove’s “Colours” and “Ways To Go” with a wide-brimmed hat trick here, warping the original into a full-tilt paradiso washover, bursting with splashes of colorful synths and fruit-looping harmonies for days. And just when you think the sun is setting, it picks right back up and hits you like an Indian summer heatwave for one last hurrah. Let it wash over you below.
We’ve been meaning to shine a light on Brooklyn’s LOLO (née Lauren Pritchard) for a long minute now, ever since she first stormed across our radar with last summer’s block-rocking “Year Round Summer of Love”. So it’s high time we share it with you today, ahead of her NYC live debut on Popshop April 3rd supporting HOLYCHILD and Fenech-Soler. Tickets are still available HERE, but move fast before it’s too late – all of our Popshops in 2014 have sold out in advance, and this one’s quickly moving in that direction as well.