Young Rising Sons smashed it into the stratosphere with debut single “High” and haven’t come back to earth since, landing a seriousss deal with Interscope and making significant inroads at radio in no time at all. Tomorrow, they continue their meteoric ascent as they set out on their first proper tour supporting Little Daylight on the west coast, and to mark the occasion the Daylights have gone and remixed “High” into an industrial strength synth spectacular. Exclusive premiere below.
The wait is over. After what felt like a lifetime of anticipation, Wildcat! Wildcat! drop their debut album No Moon At All today and we’re just completely over the moon about it. To celebrate, the band sent us their favorite cut “Circuit Breaker” for posting today, which is fully charged and ready to hotwire your whole summer below. Cop No Moon At All for yourself HERE if you know what’s good for you, and be sure to come out to our show with the Wildcats at Glasslands next week (tix still available HERE).
We’ve been teasing The Knocks‘ massive new single for a minute now, but today it’s revealed at last, just in time to save your whole damn summer. Hot on the heels of the Comfortable EP released on Neon Gold earlier this year, our number one dudes B-Roc and JPatt are back with by far their biggest offering to date, teaming up with LA up-and-comers POWERS on a summer smash for the ages. Featuring a starmaking vocal turn from POWERS’ own Crista Ru and a contagious instrumental that finds the perfect sweet spot between the Chic grooves of “Get Lucky” and earworm keys of “Steal My Sunshine”, it’s our favorite track of the summer and we’ve got a good feeling it just might be yours too. “Classic” is out digitally August 12th on Big Beat / Neon Gold, dive into the stream below and never look back. Summer starts now.
As you no doubt already know, we’re teaming up with our good friends at Matte Projects to bring you the 2014 edition of our Full Moon Festival on Governors Island next week. We announced the full bill earlier this month and today we’re unveiling the trailer for this year’s edition, soundtracked by none other than The Knocks‘ forthcoming summer smash, “Classic”, which we’re thrilled to be bringing into the world August 12th through Atlantic on Neon Gold / Big Beat. Get your first taste of your song of the summer above, and brace yourselves for the best day of the NYC summer at Full Moon, tix still available HERE.
LA nighthawks Dead Times return today with a fresh new single following their handsome debut “Feel” and swoonsome “Baby” cover, and it’s arguably their finest to date. Keeping the heat fully intact from their earlier offerings, “Every Moment” is an R&B slowburner that sinks in like a brooding hybrid of Jaymes Young and The Neighbourhood on a comedown. Seize the moment with the exclusive premiere below and catch Dead Times supporting Lemaitre out west August 7th at Popscene in San Fran and August 8th at The Echoplex in LA.
It’s been a minute since Kate Boy first took the internet by storm with their triple slingshot of stellar debut singles, but today the Swedish snapback queen is back just in time to answer our prayers with a brand new offering in “Self Control”. With a bouncy, upbeat synth line and the eponymous heroine’s star-scraping vocals, it’s like all your Scandinavian dreams coming true at once at the flick of a switch in the chorus. Kate Boy’s debut album arrives on Fiction later this year, lose control below.
Our dudes in X Ambassadors have been having one hell of a summer. After ruling the world with a record-shattering World Cup anthem that was blessed by Jay-Z himself, they’re back today with a fresh new take on “Jungle”, courtesy of our own Great Good Fine Ok. Taking the original deep cut into the neon jungle, it’s a grimy piece of dirty gold that shimmers in the moonlight while chaos reigns supreme all around. Catch the Great Goods live in DC supporting Miniature Tigers next month (tickets on sale NOW) and their Popshop NYC headline the week after (tickets still available HERE), and keep an eye out for their debut EP out late summer on Neon Gold.
Our favorite California noirists Sir Sly are back with a brand new one today, carrying on from their sensational Gold EP and, of course, their AA-side debut on Neon Gold early last year. Not actually all that brand new, “You Haunt Me” was the first song the Sirs ever wrote together, and stood out as our favorite cut off the initial demo they submitted to us way back when. Now nearly two years later it’s still every bit as exciting as it was then, all coastal night drive beats and frontman Landon Jacob’s spectral vocals channeling a quarter-life crisis Mark Foster with the million dollar melodies to match. Sir Sly’s debut full-length of the same name drops September 16th on Cherrytree, with a coast-to-coast co-headline tour of Neon Gold dreams kicking off alongside Wolf Gang next month. Get haunted below.
Our boys (and girl) of summer, Magic Man, have kept us on fire all year long with their debut full-length, Before The Waves, and today return with a dark new twist on their number one stunner “Paris” courtesy of their older siblings MS MR. It’s all smoothed out with an insidious grin, as space age synths and futuristic cityscape atmospherics lay siege to everything in its path. Catch the Magic guys out on the road with Walk The Moon and Panic! At the Disco all summer long, and take a step into the darkness with the new remix below.
Wildcat! Wildcat! is the band so nice they named it twice, and next month they arrive at last with their long-awaited debut album, No Moon At All. But this week, they’re back with another advance cut with the 2.0 album version of one of our favorite original demos of theirs, “Holloway (Hey Love)”. As the hypnotizing intro twinkles like stars in your eyes, the track roars to life amidst byzantine synths and absolutely colossal harmonies, all introspective Bon Iver verses and sky-scraping, stadium-sized hooks. No Moon At All is out August 5th on Downtown ahead of our Glasslands show with them the next week on August 12th, tickets still available HERE.