Handsome Ghost is a mysterious new specter by way of New York and Boston who’s wasted no time haunting our hearts and minds since arriving on the scene with debut single “Blood Stutter” last week. With a vocal that finds the perfect middle point between Nate Ruess and Sam Beam as imagined through a ghostly electronic filter, principle ghost Tim Noyes crafts “Blood Stutter” into a gently anthemic indie-prom number with a power folk current surging through its veins just below the surface. Get familiar with Handsome Ghost below and catch him on the road with Misterwives and BØRNS this spring.
Cathedrals‘ forthcoming remix collection, Blush, has been on a full-on hit parade of late, and today they’re back to unveil the latest treat. Fellow San Franciscans TastyTreat flip the slow-motion heartbreak of “Want My Love” into a downtempo Flume-inescent riptide of warped balearics and lush stuttering synths. Blush is available for free download in its entirety next Tuesday, but for now float into the ether with another free taste below.
Marina’s acoustic FROOT series has been consistently moving us to tears for a few months now, and today she takes us back to the infinity room for a stripped back take on new single “I’m A Ruin”. Get ruined above.
Our next Popshop BK is a special one. We’ve been all over Tuxedo since they first stepped on the scene nearly two years back. Like a perfect cross between Les Sins and Breakbot, the all-star duo of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One perfectly satisfy that saturday night fever that we’ve been afflicted with all our lives. So to celebrate their debut LP release on March 3rd, we’re bringing Tuxedo’s buttoned-down grooves to the East Coast with an official album release party at Brooklyn Bowl. It’s all going down March 7th, with $10 advance tickets now available HERE.
Who is Lorentz? Whoever you want him to be. He’s also a new Sweden sensation whose latest offering is a song of the year contender based on song title alone. Opening with a sample of one of the greatest pick up lines in television history, “The.OC.S01E01.DVD-Rip.Xvid” finds Lorentz trading vox with fellow Swedes Say Lou Lou as they reminisce about everyone’s favorite SoCal darlings and interpolate Phantom Planet‘s “California” classic on the hook. Basically it’s The OC theme song of our Scandinavian dreams and demands your attention below.
We first introduced you to Mideau about a year back and today, the Utah duo return with the lead single off their forthcoming debut full length. From the fever dream vocals to the lush orchestral heartstrings, “Maude” channels the likes of Laura Veirs and Jenny Lewis as Mideau trade the sunny disposition of breakout single “Way With Words” for more pensive territory here. It’s a warm, welcome return to the folk hero (and heroine) anthems of days gone by… Close your eyes and think back to the glory days of Midlake and Sufjan for a moment to get your head right, then press play below.
The Black and The White are a rising LA trio that have been making noise for a minute now, but take a quantum leap this week with brand new single “Torn Up”. A ready-for-radio anthem in waiting, “Torn Up” comes hard out the gates with spiraling fluoro synths and dreamweaving vocals that play out like a supercross between Great Good Fine Ok and Penguin Prison. So yeah, saying we’re *fully down* would be a serious understatement. Exclusive premiere below.
Everything Everything have set up residency high atop our list of favorite UK acts these past few years, and this week brings the arrival of hot-of-the-presses comeback single “Distant Past” announcing their forthcoming third album Get To Heaven. From their signature leftfield melody madness to the schizo frenetic guitar licks, it’s everything (everything) we’ve come to love about the Manchester four piece and more, complete with a club worthy house drop in the chorus as reimagined with guitars. Get To Heaven is out June 15th, but for now, experience the “Distant Past” above.
Cathedrals‘ forthcoming remix EP, Blush, arrives next week, and hot on the heels of Tunji Ige and NICITA‘s oven fresh takes on “OOO AAA” and “In The Dark”, we’re back with yet another delicious taste today. Arguably the EP’s finest cut, this latest offering finds BØRNS teaming up with Tommy English to take “Harlem” downtown with a lush cinematic reimagining that breathes new life into the original in every way.
Hide yr kids, hide yr wife, the first huge event record of the year has arrived. Ty Dolla. Charli. Tinashe. Stargate. Cashmere. We’re no experts but this just might be bigger than “Fancy”, and that one took the whole damn summer over last year. Expect the same and then some here and brace yourselves for the takeover.