Time to get emotional. For the past few weeks we’ve been cooking up something special with our dudes Captain Cuts, and now it’s time for the grand unveiling. In between writing and producing huge records with everyone from Walk The Moon to Halsey, Tove and Marina, Cuts have been moonlighting as the resident DJs of America’s biggest emo club night Taking Back Tuesday. And now they’ve taken all their club night staples and mashed them up into one seamless 30 minute megamix of high school nostalgia and emotional adrenaline, which we’re thrilled to present today in the form of If You’re Listening It’s Never Too Late, available for free download now. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, here’s your heart in a fucking box.
We’re a few days late here but Goldroom just came through with a late contender for remix of the year on CHVRCHES‘ “Leave A Trace” and we’d be remiss if we didn’t stand up and recognize. Highlighting the amazing writing of the original while elevating it in every way, it’s a legitimate triumph and must have for NYE playlists everywhere.
It’s been a minute since we heard from Milo Greene following the release of their sophomore album at the top of this year. This week, just in time for the holidays, the LA quartet return with a brand new diamond in the rough demo to tease the new direction of their forthcoming third LP. Breezing in like the Santa Anas, “Dozen Times” offers an exciting taste of things to come as the band lay 2015 to rest and look ahead to a promising 2016.
Nothing But Thieves closed out our 2015 run of Popshop last night with one of the best sets we’ve ever hosted, so it’s an honor to be bringing the Essex five piece back next year for their album release show at the Studio at Webster Hall. It’s all going down February 5th with VERY special guests support to be announced soon and advance tix now available HERE. See you there.
With our holiday edition of Popshop swiftly approaching and 2015 gradually coming to a close, we’re already looking to ahead to the bright futures of the new year with our first Popshop announcement of 2016. Kicking the year off right we’ve got our resident dreamers Savoir Adore making their triumphant return to the Popshop stage, with an all star support bill to be announced real soon. It’s all going down at Baby’s All Right on February 3rd, advance tix now available HERE.
Hembree is a new five piece outfit putting Kansas City back on the map. Debut single “Can’t Run Forever” hits the open road like the crack of a whip and never looks back, with all the dark alt pop glamour of a moonlit Wildcat! Wildcat! or Foster The People on a comedown, but with the moody arena rock backbone of the most recent Mumford record. Despite no label or publisher on board yet, the midwest heatseekers have already found themselves in heavy rotation on both of Kansas City’s leading alternative stations, and with a foundation this strong don’t be surprised if you hear them lighting up the airwaves nationwide next year.
Lostboycrow has been steadily making a play for LA’s brooding alt pop throne since first arriving with a string of impressive early offerings last year, and today he reveals the first cut off his forthcoming debut Sigh For Me EP with “Love Won’t Sleep”. The result of a hot and heavy month spent at LA’s Sexy Electric Studios with producers MARØ and Brian Child, Sigh For Me marks a big step forward for the fast-rising pop troubadour, and “Love Won’t Sleep” is a perfect statement of intent: personal yet accessible; equal parts vulnerable and triumphant. Sigh For Me is out January 11th, with an EP launch party to follow January 13th at Popshop West (tickets on sale now HERE).
Marina & The Diamonds closed out the first leg of her Neon Nature with a sold out finale at London’s Palladium this past weekend, and to mark the occasion unveiled a brand new “Blue” remix courtesy of none other than Sweden’s finest Lucas Nord. Hot on the heels of his white-hot new single “Faking” last week, he returns with a beatific new take on the Neon Nature live closer that’s all radiant, phosphorescent synths and glittering vocal chops, as Nord dives into the blue and breathes new life into the original on one of his best mixes to date.
Stephen‘s one of the most impressive and fully-formed new projects to emerge in 2015 (or any time in recent memory for that matter), and today he steps out with his best track to date on “Crossfire”. Once again written, recorded, produced and engineered by the man himself, it’s a seismic meditation on human suffering complete with the finest production you’ll hear from a new artist this year. BIG.
There’s something of a brooding alt pop renaissance under way on the west coast these days, and Lostboycrow has been gradually making his way to its forefront for a minute now. After a steady stream of impressive debut offerings, he’s stepping out with his debut Sigh For Me EP next month, and he’s bringing the release show to Popshop West to mark the occasion. It’s all going down January 13th at The Echo, with $12 advance tickets on sale HERE.