Nashville’s COIN are no stranger to these pages, and this week they return with their biggest single to date on album pacesetter “Run”. Overflowing with their trademark jangle-pop rhythms and sun-soaked singalong harmonies, “Run” is out now ahead of their forthcoming EP next month with their debut full-length to follow this summer courtesy of our old friends at StarTime.
Hot on the heels of our first Popshop BK throwdown of the new year with Alex Metric earlier this month, we’re back with another heater for February starring Philly’s finest Marian Hill. After winning over our hearts and minds with their debut Play EP and the subsequent one-two punch of follow up singles “Got It” and “Lips”, they make their long-awaited Neon Gold Live debut February 21st at Brooklyn Bowl. With special guest support to be announced soon, $10 advance tickets are available now HERE.
ARCHIS is a new west coast outfit that has well and truly swept us off our feet. A collaboration between frontwoman Dia Frampton and producer / composer Joseph Trapanese, the duo stepped out with empire-toppling debut single “Blood” last year and are readying their eponymous debut EP for release on Nettwerk next month. Featuring Frampton’s delicate-but-deadly vocals set to endlessly cinematic production from Trapanese – whose credits include work alongside Daft Punk and M83 (on the Tron and Oblivion soundtracks, respectively) – it’s a sordid affair of soft-spoken synths and orchestral flourishes that lay a perfect groundwork for Dia’s cherub pipes to swoop in for the kill. The ARCHIS EP is out February 23rd with the band’s *full orchestra* live debut that night at the Swinghouse in Los Angeles.
Charli XCX. Rita Ora. “Doing It” is already the hottest event record of 2015 thus far, and today it gets the ultimate co-sign in the form of a PC Music bump courtesy of the godfather himself, AG Cook. As you might expect, it’s a sparkling stars-in-the-sky futurist banger that transcends space and time and everything else. Have at it below.
It’s our fourth anniversary of Popshop tonight, and what better way to jumpstart Tove Styrke‘s NYC live debut than with the unveiling of her firecracking new single “Ego”. After fueling the flames of buzz with the future-perfect pop behemoth that is “Borderline” last year, the Swedish siren returns today with an electrifying synth-kissed romp that presses all the right buttons. Don’t miss the New York debut of Styrke tonight alongside Chelsea Lankes and The Knocks, free entry with RSVP right HERE.
LA’s Chelsea Lankes first stole our collective hearts a year or so ago with her haunting feel-good debut, “Ghost”. Fast forward to today and she’s back with another irresistible cut on “Down For Whatever”, ahead of her NYC debut at Popshop tomorrow. It’s a delicate zero-fucks-given anthem that wears its heart on its shortsleeves, and it’s quite possibly her finest offering to date. Catch Chelsea making her east coast debut at our 4th Anniversary Popshop tomorrow supporting The Knocks and Tove Styrke at The Westway, FREE with RSVP via DoNYC HERE.
It’s a tough week for Alex Winston as she recovers from a force majeure vocal injury that’s forced the postponement of her Popshop set to next month (more info here), but a bright spot shines through in brand new stunner “We Got Nothing”. Out now digitally and arriving next month as the AA-side to her big comeback single “Careless”, it’s a majestic flamethrower replete with soaring synth strings and swelling Arcade Fire harmonies, as Alex burns bright and brilliant in the foreground like a pop crusader on a mission. The Careless 7” is out February 10th and available for preorder now from the Neon Gold Shop HERE.
We’ll give you the bad news first: due to a vocal chord injury sustained in rehearsal yesterday, Alex Winston’s sold out headline set tomorrow has been postponed until a to-be-determined new date next month. The good news is that all is not lost: we’ve still got Stockholm’s Tove Styrke and LA’s Chelsea Lankes making their respective NYC debuts, and to top it all off we’ve got The Knocks saving the day with a special headline DJ set for the ages. And best of all, we’re making it FREE ENTRY with RSVP via DoNYC HERE, so those of you shut out before can now get in on all the action for yourself. All purchased tickets will be honored for the make up date next month (details on that show coming very soon), and refunds are available at point of purchase. Get well soon Winston, we’ll see you next month.
Charli XCX returns today to reprise her role as pop’s girl power queen, and this time out she’s got Rita Ora along for the ride too. New single “Doing It” came hard out the gates to get 2015 started right earlier this month, and today the video arrives as her biggest and baddest to date. Featuring two London Queens for the price of one, the clip plays out like Spring Breakers meets Thelma & Louise, as our pure heroines road trip through a technicolor green screen dream. SUCKER’s out now on Neon Gold / Atlantic in the US, with the supercharged UK edition to follow February 16th HERE and thank us later.
Royal Tongues have been steadily picking up heat since first hitting the scene last fall with an arsenal full of alt-radio hits-in-waiting, and today they keep the good times rolling with their latest heater, “Rolling On”. Breezier and more carefree than euphoric lead offering “The Balance”, the bicoastal duo craft another irresistible earworm that’s perfect for every season. From the razor sharp hooks to the featherlight vocal harmonies, it feels like early Passion Pit floating through a blissed-out xanax haze. And if you’re in LA this week, be sure to catch Royal Tongues tomorrow at Bootleg Bar at 9pm, tickets still available HERE.