Great Good Fine Ok have been our favorite consecutive adjectives for some time now, and today we’re pleased to formally announce their debut Body Diamond EP arriving on Neon Gold next month. It’s a four-run grand slam from start to finish, all candy-painted dreamcatcher synths and fantasia falsettos throughout. To properly launch the whole affair, they’ve gone and dropped one of the best videos of the year for debut flamethrower, “You’re The One For Me”, for your viewing pleasure below. Think Foo Fighters‘ “Learn To Fly” reimagined by Tim & Eric on exercise bikes and you’re on the right track. Body Diamond officially drops worldwide October 7th, with preorder for the limited edition 10″ available now HERE , and a homecoming EP release celebration the next night at Irving Plaza where GGFO will be kicking off their US tour supporting Betty Who and Joywave. Mark your calendars accordingly, and ready yourself for the one of the great good finest debuts of the year to arrive next month.
If you’re not familiar with Troye Sivan, then you probably just haven’t been paying attention. The 19-year old South Africa-via-Australia boy wonder has been stealing hearts and minds for a few years now at the forefront of a million-strong army of YouTube devotees, and last month stormed the charts with his debut TRXYE EP and its earworm lead single “Happy Little Pill”. Now fellow Aussies (and cherished Neon Gold alumni) Strange Talk have taken the original to infinity and beyond with a supercharged dancefloor rework, all hands-in-the-lasers synths and supermassive bass noise, outfitted for the club and guaranteed to set your night ablaze. Have at the exclusive premiere below.
We’ve gone on and on about The Knocks new permasummer smash, “Classic”, for a long minute now, because frankly it’s just as flawlessly summer ’14 as it gets. This week we’re pleased to unveil the accompanying official music video, arriving today to keep the track burning well into fall. With POWERS‘ Crista Ru shining iridescently in the spotlight, director BANGS goes full-on Stepford Sims with the treatment, bringing the valley of the dolls to the plastic beach. Feel the energy above.
We’ve been all about Lolawolf for a long minute now, ever since they first stormed the scene with “Drive” and their debut EP before and gracing our Popshop stage back in February. Today, Zoë and co. return with a hypnotic new offering on “AYO”, ahead of their cross country run with Queen Sheezus herself, Lily Allen. It sounds like a Twilight ZonePC Music record crossed with Arular-era M.I.A., recorded in the Bahamas and Las Vegas (and wearing the influence of both on its sleeve) earlier this year. Own it today HERE and look out for their upcoming debut full length, Calm Down, out next month on Innit Recordings. Exclusive premiere below.
Night Terrors of 1927 are back with a brand new EP and huge new sound on their newest single “When You Were Mine”, featuring none other than Tegan & Sara on double-sidecar vocal duties. As Night Terrors frontman Jarrod Gorbel channels Brandon Flowers at his most epic, the sisters Quinn go in for the kill and lift the track to new heights with their heart-heavy, twinsome vocals. It’s a match made in ‘80s movie montage heaven, like the planets aligning in perfect harmony. Keep an eye out for their sophomore EP, Anything To Anyone, out tomorrow and dig in below.
There’s a new bright young thing out of Sydney by the name of The Kingdom, and he’s locked, loaded and set to explode onto your radar this week. At 16 years young, writer/producer JMJM is as precocious as it gets, with debut single “Everything You Fight For” synthesizing UK club beats, rally cry samples and boy-girl vocal interplay into a gloriously prismatic protest record concocted in JM’s suburban Sydney bedroom. Featuring an upstanding vocal turn from his art school classmate, Odette, and recorded on weekends away from school, it’s a considerably massive debut that should have The Kingdom tipped for big things as we reach the twilight of 2014 and look ahead towards the new year. Exclusive premiere below.
Back in the States and back in the game, we’ve returned from Australia bearing all manner of good tidings for your ears. One such revelation comes courtesy of mystery Gold Coaster Montgomery, who arrives this week with a dazzling initial offering in “War Cry”, ahead of her debut EP next month. All love-laced vocals and resplendent synths, it’s a woozy slowdancer that’s as dreamy a battle cry as we can imagine, produced with assistance by Big Scary‘s Tom Iansek, who’s no stranger to thesepages himself. Her New Clear War EP drops October 24th via our new friends at IOHYOU, get your preorder on here and waltz with it below.
Made In Heights have been one of our favorite new West Coast acts for a long minute now, from their truly transcendent initial offerings (see: “Murakami”, “Viices”, “Holla Mears” et. al) to their larger-than-life live show. Back today for the very first time, new single “Ghosts” glides through your life like something that was missing all along, as Heights’ first lady Kelsey Bulkin trips the light fantastic and waltzes across the skittering backbeat like a shadow dancing spectre. Slip into the ether below, and don’t miss the duo live at CMJ next month.
We’ve had our eye on San Fran’s WATERS ever since they first parachuted to earth with debut single, “Got To My Head”. This week, they make their Vagrant debut with brand new single “I Feel Everything”, an electric rush-of-blood-to-the-head that’s a little bit Rivers, a little bit Grouplove and a whole lot of California. Dive in below, and be sure to catch them at Popshop West tonight with support from Zella Day and Cathedrals, tix still available HERE.
There’s a brand new band from New York all over our radar by the name of Royal Tongues. Little is known about them to this point, but fireproof debut single “The Balance” seems primed to sear a hole right through alt radio hearts like the glassy lovechild of Smallpools and early Passion Pit, a veritable sync goldmine from start to finish. It opens earnestly enough, as grandiose, theatrical clap-toned strings pull back the curtains to reveal a synth-kissed romper tailor made for high school mixtapes and teenage road trip dreams with the sun setting in the rear view. Get familiar below.