Beats 1 premiered with much fanfare today – including the knockout radio debut of our own Emmieshouse taking over the 2-3pm slot immediately following Zane Lowe’s inaugural broadcast – and with it came their first hottest record premiere in Gallant‘s “Weight in Gold”. Already one of LA’s fastest-rising up and comers, the Lowe co-sign is just the latest in a long line of big looks for Gallant, and with it came a plug for our July 9th Popshop West takeover at the Echoplex that Gallant is co-headlining alongside VERITE (tickets still available HERE). Crackling to life like a distant memory with all the weight-of-the-world synths you could ask for and a head-spinning vocal for the ages, it’s Gallant’s largest offering yet and just another reason he’s one of the most talked about new artists in the game.
Jack Garratt‘s back. The quickly rising UK phenom and international sensation-in-waiting returns today with yet another future classic in the form of “Weathered”. Opening with the soft-spoken finger-picked brilliance of Iron & Wine channeling the anthemic vocals of Sam Smith or Marcus Mumford, it gradually snowballs into an altogether different beast entirely, as Garratt steadily adds layers upon layers of atmospheric electronics throughout. Finally climaxing in a rousing vocal finale, it’s further proof that Garratt is about to be a household name, and sooner than you think. Get reacquainted below.
Meet 18 year old Indiana native dev09, the second internet phenom to storm out of Midwestern anonymity and onto our radar this month, following in the solid gold footsteps of Illinois firestarter Kiiaralast week. Real name Devin Murphy, dev09 hooked up with frequent A$AP Ferg collaborator, Stelios Phili via Soundcloud and the rest was history, as the two team up for a peak internet debut that channels all the darkest undertones of Lorde and Halsey and everyone in between. “Lethal” hits like slow venom, a woozy hallucination that drifts in and out of your consciousness as Dev whispers sweet nothings like some kind of A$APLana and flexes some impressive topline chops on this, her first original track. Clocking in just under two minutes, it’s short and sweet and leaves you wanting so much more.
Lewis Del Mar is a new dynamic duo from our own backyard stepping out into the world today with debut offering “Loud(Y)”. Like a parallel universe Alt-J viewed through the monochromatic lens of The Neighbourhood, “Loud(Y)” is a tempestuous leftfield head-turner that strings together crackling synths over a cracking acoustic riff. Expertly produced to raw perfection by Andrew Maury (Panama Wedding), it’s a bold and damn impressive debut, spoken word interlude and all. Get involved below.
Despite being locked away in the lab this summer putting the finishing touches on his hotly-anticipated second album, our golden boy St. Lucia‘s still managed to find the time to throw some occasional remix flames into the atmosphere, first with his radioactive “FROOT” remix for Marina and now with his supermassive take on Joywave‘s “Somebody New”. Already firmly established as one of the most consistently impressive remixers in the game, St. L takes “Somebody New” and flips it into something new entirely, a futuristic ’80s rooftop heater chock full of his trademark coming-of-age synths and pulsing emotional gravitas. Dive in below and be sure to catch Joywave on tour this fall.
Longtime Rudimental collaborator and 3x karate world champion, Anne-Marie kicked off a promising solo career last month with “Karate”, and today rolls out a sterling sophomore offering in “Gemini”. Picking up exactly where her debut left off, it’s all twinkling keys and pulsing, future classic synths that stir and swell every buried emotion. Exquisitely produced by Two Inch Punch, Anne-Marie’s first two outings stand strong as a bonafide one-two punch of their own, and she’s got us all ears waiting to see what’s next. Preorder her forthcoming Karate EP right HERE ahead of it’s July 10th release.
Shadowcat LA newcomer Elohim first stole our heart or so back with her summer silencer debut single, “She Talks Too Much”. Today, she steps out further with her first ever remix courtesy of BECOME, a brand new outlet from the equally mysterious EXGF collective. A warped remigination of the original, it slices it up and rockets it to another dimension, leaving Elohim’s cherubic pipes to shine under the ceiling of the stars. Get lost in her constellation below.
We’ve been along for the MS MR joyride from the very beginning (or more accurately, from way way way before the very beginning). With a hotly-anticipated sophomore album How Does It Feel now on the way and the first two cuts off it – “Painted” and “Wrong Victory” – already burning up the internet, our in-house superstars return today for the trifecta. Already a live favorite, the title track charges into the unknown like a call to arms with a supersonic singalong chorus for the ages, coming in loud and clear in all its fist-pumping glory. It’s arguably the record’s single-most triumphant moment, and there’s more where from that came from coming in hot July 17th. Get your preorder in HERE now.
As you already know, last Thursday marked our final Popshop of the Westway era (RIP), and next month we’re crossing the bridge to our favorite bar in the world, Baby’s All Right. Our first Popshop Baby’s kicks off next month with HOLYCHILD‘s Brooklyn headline debut (tix still available HERE), but we’re not stopping there. Keeping things rolling into the dog days of summer, we’ve got the feel-good maestro himself, Darwin Deez, making his triumphant return to the NYC live scene August 26h – a very #rare Wednesday night throwdown – with support by local heatseekers Strange Names and much much more. It’s all going down August 26th with advance tickets now on sale HERE but likely to go fast, so don’t sleep NYC.
Since taking their first steps into the world with us on their debut Wings 7″ so many moons ago, HAERTS have steadily cemented their place in the Neon Gold pantheon with each subsequent release, right up through their self-titled debut LP last year. But today marks a new high water mark for band, as they unleash previously unreleased beast “Animal” upon the world.
Recorded with St. Lucia during their debut album sessions in Nashville, “Animal” is a song that the band has always loved, but one they felt didn’t fit the overall aesthetic of the LP. According to HAERTS, “‘Animal’ was inspired by a short video clip we saw at a movie theater. The clip showed an underwater scene of sea creatures moving around each other in some sort of crazy dance. During the writing and production process, the song took on a life of it’s own, but we always felt that there was something animalistic about it and the title is still referring to that initial image.” Unleash the beast above, this is one you won’t want to miss.