Following in the footsteps of Oscar & The Wolf, Felix Pallas are the latest pop noir upstarts looking to put Belgium back on the map. New single “Curse” is their latest trick, a bewitching power ballad straight from the heart, packed with all the spiraling synths and sweltering vocals we could ever ask for (heavensent falsetto included). It’s a blessing from the skies and an auspicious second outing from the Antwerp four piece, fresh on the scene but currently shooting lights out. Fall under their spell with “Curse” now.
Cleopold‘s been burning a hole in our soul for a minute now, since first stepping out in his scene-stealing feature for Miami Horror on our Colours In The Sky 7″ a few years back before returning to change the game with his Chet Faker-tipped debut single “Down In Flames” last summer. Next Wednesday, the Down Under sensation hits our stage for the very first time in his NYC debut, joined by Los Angeles heatseekers FLOR and Brooklyn’s own SVE, whose debut single “Riot” remains one of the biggest unsigned records we’ve heard in ages. It’s all going down June 15th at Baby’s All Right, with advance tix now available HERE.
Casi is a brand new Welsh songstress taking her first steps into the world this week with impressive aplomb. Debut single “Lion” roars to life with all the epic balladry of early Florence, all the while bringing to mind a young Ellie Goulding if she hailed from the Game of Thrones universe or whatever planet Kate Bush is from. Produced to soaring perfection by principle MØ collaborator Ronni Vindahl and labeled up by our good friends at Chess Club, it’s out now and emphatically establishes Casi as one to watch in the weeks and months to come. Get familiar.
Blacktop Queen is a new west coast trio out of Echo Park about to take the alt radiosphere by storm. Look no further than breakout offering, “Blackout”, which takes the outfit’s garage rock roots and pumps it full of arena-sized hooks and skyscraping energy, roaring out your speakers like some kind of unholy cross between Cage The Elephant and Kings of Leon. And with a live band rounded out by touring musicians from Halsey and Youngblood Hawke’s respective crews, they’re coming hard out the gates as they open up LA’s other Bishop at the Troubadour next week. Exclusive premiere below.
Meet Nashville’s morgxn, the lowercase crooner with an ALL CAPS vocal. Now splitting his time between NYC and LA, the bicoastal newcomer makes his shadowy debut with “Love You With The Lights” this week, a lights down low homewrecker that falls to earth somewhere between Troye Sivan and Jack Garratt and arrives today with a bang, smoking gun in hand. Exclusive premiere below.
Weathers have been on a west coast tear after making their RCA debut earlier this spring with one of the stronger alt radio offerings of the year on “I Don’t Wanna Know“. Today, the Southern California indie hopefuls return with lead single proper “Happy Pills”, a hook-heavy, serotonin-surging sync goldmine that already sounds dangerously close to being god damn everywhere this summer. Up your dosage below.
Benta‘s been low key killing it behind the scenes for a minute now, with several high-profile collaborators including Liam Howe (Lana, Marina, Adele, et al) but his time to step into the spotlight has arrived. Enter debut single, “Lover In Dark”, a dark twisted R&B fantasy of Hollywood pop noir, bursting at the seams with cinematic bravado and ominous grandeur over an escalating groove and rugged hip hop production. Get acquainted via the exclusive premiere below.
New York summer came in HOT today ahead of the long weekend, and what better way to kickstart it than with an equally scorching remix of last summer‘s breakout hit (and this summer’s future smash), “Gold”. The heat comes courtesy of the yung god NICITA, as the MS MR drum machine tears the roof off of the Kiiara future-pop anthem with a ferocious heavy artillery makeover of the ice cold original. Your weekend playlist starts here.
Between Bearson and Anna of the North, Norway’s Class of 2016 is blowing last year’s out of the water. Now hot off a Kygo support tour across Europe and a massive week in the UK, Anna reveals a perfect visual accompaniment to their latest offering, “Baby”, today. Directed to pastel perfection by Peter Pint, it’s a careful, colorful adaptation of the song that brings to life all the synesthesia and sensorial experiences that come with catching feelings and looks straight out the MoMA or any other arthouse gallery for lonely hearts. Feel it for yourself above.
The Knocks have been on a tear recently, fresh off arena dates with Justin Bieber and Ellie Goulding and currently on a remix run of epic proportions. Today, “Classic” meets classic as the guys up the heat on the Sean Paul summertime staple and you better believe the temperature is on. point. Welcome to summer.