POWERS are a very good thing. After ruling all of last summer (and most of this one) with their fireball Knocks collaboration “Classic”, the LA duo return today with “Loved By You”, the perfect follow up to flawless debut single proper “Beat Of My Drum”. All dreamy skywriter synths and buoyant hooks, it’s a head-over-heels slice of adoring pop that’s yet another trophy on the shelf for Mike and Crista. POWERS open up for The Knocks’ soon-to-be-sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg headline July 29th, get your tickets HERE and power up with “Loved By You” below.
The new era of MS MR is off to a flying start with lead offerings “Painted” and “Wrong Victory” delivering a knockout one-two punch out the gate, and today they follow up their amazing “Painted” video with a stripped back take on “Wrong Victory”. Shot in a 70′s era house in South London, it boasts a notably more hopeful tone than their earlier work, while still maintaining their trademark doom-and-gloom. How Does It Feel drops July 17th, get your preorder on HERE and get “Painted” and “Wrong Victory” right away.
Air Bag One, the Paris-via-Cameroon duo that first stormed onto the scene with their irresistible debut anthem “1992″ at the top of this year, make their triumphant return to the states next month as they play Popshop Brooklyn alongside Bit Funk. Ahead of their Popshop debut, they return this week with the flipside to the 1992 7″ with brand new heater “You’ve Got Somethin”. All dazzling synths and dizzying electronics, it’s a transcontinental triumph, like Friendly Fires covering JT‘s “Like I Love You” with a touch of St. Lucia thrown in for good measure. Don’t miss Air Bag One’s Popshop debut at Brooklyn Bowl July 11th, advance tix now available HERE.
Freshly baked out of the LA furnace is a new project calling itself NVDES. With an identity shrouded in bubbly synths and fog machines, NVDES falls somewhere in between Washed Out and Les Sins alongside the next generation of chill dancefloor deities. All easy breezy vocals and coastal grooves, “Before The Weekend Comes” is the perfect carefree cure to strip away all your weekday worries. Take some NVDES and get ready for the weekend below.
It’s been nearly five years since we first launched our flagship club night in the Lower East Side, and after glorious runs at Tammany Hall, Santos Party House and most recently The Westway, next month marks a landmark moment as we move Popshop across the bridge to Baby’s All Right in the wake of Westway’s closing July 1st. To celebrate, we’ve got LA’s HOLYCHILD kicking off the Baby’s era, coming full circle after making their NYC headline debut on Popshop at The Westway last spring. Currently riding high on the buzz of their just-released debut album, The Shape of Brat Pop To Come, things are reaching a fever pitch as the LA duo return to the Popshop stage to kick off the next chapter of our beloved club night. It’s all going down July 16th at Baby’s All Right, with special guest supports to be announced in the weeks to come and $12 advance tickets now available HERE. Oh, and did we mention this one’s 18+? Rejoice, dear underage friends.
With a white hot new EP hitting the streets this week, our hometown homegirl VÉRITÉ is currently having quite the moment. The Sentiment EP is packed with fast favorites like “Wasteland” and “Colors“, and comes complete with two new stunners in “Rearrange” and “Sentiment”. It’s the title track that we’re here to focus on today, a cherry bomb of staggering synths and soaring sentiment, a textbook VÉRITÉ stunner and the perfect closer to her latest knockout collection. Get your hands on the Sentiment EP now and don’t miss VÉRITÉ’s triumphant return to the Popshop stage tomorrow alongside LA’s Gallant, last few tix still available HERE.
Summer is here and that means another Stars + Stripes is right around the corner, and it’s a big one this year as we celebrate FIVE YEARS of S+S with a very special anniversary edition of our annual benefit show. To celebrate the anniversary we’ve put together a greatest hits of sorts for 2015, bringing back two of the most memorable acts from the show’s five year run, during which we’ve raised over $300k for the Martha’s Vineyard YMCA. Once again, 100% of proceeds go to supporting the YMCA Of Martha’s Vineyard and the incredible performing arts program they provide for the Island’s youth, and we hope you’ll join us to celebrate this phenomenal cause.
Topping the bill, we’ve got Stars + Stripes 2013 headliners Walk The Moon, currently riding high on the Hot 100 with the crossover hit of the summer in “Shut Up And Dance.” Joining them will be our golden girl Alex Winston, who first graced the S+S stage in 2012. Rounding out the bill, we’re pleased to welcome two brand new faces at Stars + Stripes, as NYC’s ASTR heat up the dancefloor in the direct support slot and Chicago’s Santah kick things off early, both in their Martha’s Vineyard debuts. It’s all going down Friday July 3rd at Flatbread at 7pm, with $35 advance tickets available HERE now. Don’t miss out, this one’s gonna be magic.
Phoebe Ryan has been turning heads left right and center, and she’s showing no sign of letting up anytime soon. Fresh off a damn near perfect break up duet with Jaymes Young, the bicoastal emerald princess returns today with “Homie”, the final cut off her debut Mine EP (out TODAY). Over a colossal bend-and-snap beat that ebbs and flows like a seasick “Royals”, Phoebe delivers the ultimate friendzone anthem on yet another knockout punch single. Get your copy of the Mine EP now ahead of Phoebe’s Popshop debut next Thursday at Westway, tickets still available HERE.
With this month’s Popshop BK coming in hot with Lemaitre this weekend, we’re keeping summer going with the announcement of our next installment. This time around, we have Brooklyn’s very own Bit Funk headlining with Air Bag One, all the way from Paris-via-Cameroon setting the scene in the main support slot. It’s all going down July 11th at Brooklyn Bowl, advance tix now available HERE.
MS MR is back and better than ever, and this week our hometown heroes follow up the hi-fi sci-fi of comeback single “Painted” with another taste of things to come on “Wrong Victory,” the latest cut off their forthcoming sophomore record, How Does It Feel. All skittering snares and minimal synths, it’s a stormy electronic ballad perfect for humid summer nights, with an appropriately moody visual courtesy of Gustavo Torres to match. How Does It Feel is available for preorder NOW ahead of its July 17th release, get your order in and get “Painted” and “Wrong Victory” instantly.