HERE BY MY SIDE.

We’re all-in for Great Good Fine Ok here at Neon Gold HQ, riding hard for their infectious falsetto’d pop and all gold everything stage prowess from day one. And after establishing themselves with one of the finest initial offerings of the past 12 months, their debut single “You’re The One For Me” has taken on a new life courtesy of one of the best and brightest new remixers in the game, Slinger, who elevates it from the dreamscape to the dancefloor in no time at all. It’s a high-flying, sky-scraping affair that’s absolutely the one for us, see for yourself below and keep an eye out for Great Good Fine Ok’s debut EP dropping on Neon Gold later this year.

HEAR THE WIND CALLING ME.

Seinabo Sey and Magnus Lidehall just can’t miss. With a knockout one-two punch of debut offerings already under their belt in “Younger” and “Hard Time“, they’re back today to deliver the coup de grâce on new single “Pistols At Dawn” and hit their mark dead on once again. Over an ice cold Lidehall groove that’s heavy on drama and laced with the signature vocal flourishes that’s come to define his production for Sey, Seinabo goes full femme fatale on the topline with another lights out vocal effort, gunning straight for the heart like it’s her very own Bond theme.

MANIC FROM ALL THE MADNESS.

From their sizzling synths to their supercharged Robyn energy and backbeat, Troves feel like something blessed from the Scandinavian heavens. It’s a surprise then, to discover Troves hail from the UK’s own Brighton shores, not unlike fellow seaside up-and-comers (and non-Scandi curveballs) Oslo Parks. But regardless of their origin, debut single “Youth in Decay” is a conceptually perfect treasure trove of blissed-out electronic pop that swiftly cements Troves as ones to watch and the natural heir apparents to the CHVRCHES British synth pop throne. Get familiar below.

POPSHOP NYC: ASTR + VÉRITÉ

Festival season may be reaching its twilight, but Escape Music Festival is keeping the dream alive through fall, with their two day extravaganza popping off October 11th-12th on Pier 9 in Brooklyn and the entire lineup now fully revealed. To get you warmed up, we’re getting involved the only way we know how: with a rad as hell preparty September 18th at Popshop NYC. Topping the marquee at Westway are none other than our hometown heroes, ASTR, lighting up the stage with their space age swagger, plus freshly-added support from LA’s finest Conway and local heatseeker VÉRITÉ. Advance tickets now available HERE, let’s go big for this one New York.



DON’T SAY A WORD.

Each new Cathedrals single appears on the scene as distinctive as a pane of stained glass – intricate, intrinsically coherent, simultaneously translucent and deep – and now we’ve got the fifth and final piece of gorgeous geometry to complete the crown of their debut EP. Living up to its name, “In The Dark” has our favorite West Coast duo playing James Bond with the lights out: a sinister guitar sings out sky high and electric against the pedal-to-the-metal slink of the backbeat, as the bass steamrolls forward like it’s on a secret mission and vocalist Brodie Jenkins hits the perfect sweet spot between secret agent “Toxic” pop and Phantogram‘s recent output.

Like everything we’ve ever heard from Cathedrals, it’s as sui generis as it is reminiscent of all that you’ve been missing, and luckily the wait’s almost over for our September 8th release of the band’s eponymous EP (preorder the deep purple 10″ vinyl HERE). But if those preorders can’t keep you sated, you’re in luck: the full EP is streaming on Spotify a week early now with a stunning acoustic version of “Want My Love” sweetening the deal even further. Lose yourself “In The Dark” below, and stream the EP in its entirety HERE.

SO MUCH MORE TO LOSE.

After taking the internet by storm last year with a slew of sensational originals (not to mention show-stopping features for Flume and Snakehips), George Maple returns to the limelight where she belongs this week with brand new single “Talk Talk”. Stepping out as the newly coronated leading lady of the Future Classic family, George – née Jess Higgs - lays her heavensent vocals atop blissfully atomic, pulsing production that propels the track forward with a relentless gravity. Get very familiar below, and brace yourself for this and MUCH more from her forthcoming Vacant Space EP, coming in hot on Future Classic next month.

AN ELECTRIC REACTION TO ME.

We’ve loved HAERTS since St. Lucia first played us “Wings” behind closed doors a lifetime ago, and their Hemiplegia EP endures as one of our favorite records ever to bear the Neon Gold crest on its hide. So it’s with great pride that we unveil their latest – and quite possibly greatest – single effort today with “Giving Up”. Featuring Nini’s vocals soaring higher than ever over a driving, interstellar backbeat, it’s builds slowly but surely throughout its four minute run, eventually climaxing in a shoutalong middle eight for the ages. The lyric video above provides an alluringly perfect mood piece for the track, as HAERTS bare their soul (and a whole lot of skin) for their finest offering to date. Give in below.

REPLACED BY THE NIGHT.

Wolf Gang are one of our favorite gangs around, having ably demonstrated an increasing penchant for the epic, stadium-sized anthems befitting of a band who spent much of last year on the road supporting Coldplay in arenas all over the continent. Today, they return with possibly their biggest offering to date, with a lighters-in-the-air number called “Lay Your Love Down” that make it easy to envision the four-piece headlining arenas of their own in the not-too-distant future. Riding a gallant piano progression and a galloping kickback, the track finds Max at his most Chris Martin, that time spent on the road together clearly paying dividends here. Lay into it below, and catch Wolf Gang out on tour with Sir Sly on a Neon Gold all-star run for the ages next month.

SWALLOWING THE AIR.

Neon Gold makes its maiden voyage Down Under next week for this year’s BIGSOUND conference, and you better believe Airling‘s damn near the top of our list of homegrown talents to check out during our stay. We’ve been all about the honey-throated Australian chanteuse since she first strongarmed us with the silky-smooth hypnotism of debut singles “Ouroboros” and “The Runner”. And this week, she returns with the latest offering from her forthcoming debut EP in “Wasted Pilots,” another 90′s R&B slow-burner that soars gently through your consciousness like a faraway jetliner marking its path across a twilight sky. Keep an eye out for the Love Gracefully EP dropping September 19th, preorder available now from our friends at Pieater HERE.

SHINE FOR ETERNITY.

Monarchy released one of the finest singles of the year with “Living Without You” last spring, and now they’re back with another out-of-this-world space heater on “Almost Human”. As it warms up and floods you with layers upon layers of vocoded harmonies, gradually introducing understated synth tones and falling comet synths as it swells towards its conclusion, Monarchy take things to “Hide And Seek” levels of future-perfect emotion that would make Imogen proud. And if you’ve got a flair for the cinematic, Monarchy are also hosting a competition to make their next music video for “Almost Human” with a cash money prize, all talented humans welcome.

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