LA sibling duo XYLØ have slowly but surely set the internet alight this year, arriving under cover of darkness with debut single “America” earlier this spring and cruising headstrong into summer with sophomore slowburner “Between The Darkness And The Deep Blue Sea” last month. Featuring heart-thumping Mulholland Drive production and brooding monochromatic synths, XYLØ’s latest “Afterlife” isn’t an Arcade Fire cover but packs a similarly dramatic punch. So put your sunnies on and dive in below, the future is impossibly bright for XYLØ.
Christine And The Queens has been steadily sweeping the nation since first popping up at SXSW and rolling out the Saint Claude EP alongside her sold out debuts in NYC and LA last spring. Today, we’re over the moon to announce her triumphant return to our shores, as Christine makes her late night television debut on Seth Meyers August 3rd, hot on the heels of a massive Osheaga play in Montreal that weekend. The day after, we’re teaming up with our friends at Aritizia and MATTE for a very special evening with Christine at The Box, the perfect venue for an intimate underplay and a magic night you won’t soon forget. Tickets are $25 and available now HERE, but act fast as they won’t last long.
Seinabo Sey – aka The Voice of 2015 - returns today with a midsummer heater announcing her forthcoming debut album later this fall. After setting our whole world on fire earlier this year with her debut For Madeleine EP and it’s instant classic singles “Younger” and “Hard Time”, she steps out with another burner on “Pretend” today. A friendship anthem about bright summer nights spent with the ones you love, the video features just that, as two friends flex around Stockholm from dusk til dawn backed by constantly building backbeat of Seinabo’s latest triumph. Make pretend above.
As we cruise onwards towards the dog days of summer, we’ve got our sights set on breezier pastures as we get set to escape to Montauk next month for our inaugural takeover of their famed Surf Lodge getaway. For two very special nights, we’re curating an all Neon Gold everything doubleheader August 29th and 30th featuring a knockout one-two punch of MS MR and BØRNS. Joining MS MR on the Saturday night are our favorite New England newcomers Photocomfort, with our girl VÉRITÉ rounding out the bill supporting BØRNS on Sunday. It’s all ages and free entry for all – but come *early* as it’s first come first serve and these things have been known to hit capacity early – so if you’re in the mood for some eternal sunshine this summer then meet us in Montauk on the 29th.
Kiiara‘s had the internet lit like Bic ever since her debut flamethrower “Gold” hit the streets last month. Today the future ex-cashier from Illinois returns with her second single ever, “Tennessee”, which premiered on Zane Lowe earlier. Keeping the momentum going full throttle, it’s a lights out pop blinder that swerves into the fast lane and refuses to pump the breaks. From the skyscraping synths and trap star production – again courtesy of Felix Snow who has been well and truly ON ONE this summer – it sounds like Tinashe trading glances with ASTR at the club. Pure. Flames.
Marina & The Diamonds‘ banner year cruises into summer with a technicolor head of steam as the “Blue” campaign kicks into high gear with the arrival of its official video today, after getting off to a flying start with the effervescent Holychild remix earlier this month. Directed by Charlotte Rutherford (who lensed all of Marina’s album photography) at Dreamland’s Pleasure Park, it fully realizes all of our cotton candy carnival dreams at once and perfectly captures Marina in her element. From the powder blue whip to the deep purple fortunes, it’s an infectiously radiant splash of color in today’s black-and-white world of pop. Bless you, Marina.
Noah Breakfast has been hard at work in the lab of late, lending his golden touch to the forthcoming Wet and George Maple albums on top of a lofty resume that already includes esteemed cuts with Ellie Goulding, Big Sean and more. And while he’s been quiet on the remix front for a minute now, he makes a welcome return to the frontlines today with a blissed-out take on Shy Girls and Tei Shi‘s “Arrest Me”. All dressed up in a comet shower of glittering synths and slow magic production, Noah’s remix swells and swirls into a sweltering summer night mood piece, a sleeveless boy-girl duet that couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Feel the heat below.
Photocomfort is a new art-pop trio from New England arriving fresh on the scene today with a strong head of steam and your heartstrings in a vice grip. Debut single “Not Love” shines as a seething anti-love song that longs to linger, a real talk anthem of epic proportions and a bold first offering from the Massachusetts three piece. As the glitchy electronics wake you up and blur your senses, the blacklight synths and high-gloss melodies go deep and flood you with darkness and doubt as an avalanche of guitars crash down with the weight of the world on the chorus. “Not Love” is about as impressive as debut offerings get, so get familiar below and keep an eye out for Photocomfort making their way to a Neon Gold stage near you soon.
LA sibling duo XYLØ has been rapidly rising the ranks of west coast alt pop hopefuls since first arriving on the scene with debut single “America” and follow up offering “Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea” and today, their first remix arrives courtesy of BECOME. Hot on the heels of a knockout remix for Elohim, BECOME lays the original back into a glitched-out desert storm anthem that plays like the black sheep lovechild of MØ and MIA, rebel flag and all. Get down below.
Our favorite partners in crime MS MR set the internet ablaze with their comeback single “Painted” and its accompanying Kubrickian trip-out video earlier this spring, and after keeping the bar high with follow up offerings “Wrong Victory” and “How Does It Feel“, they return today with the campaign’s second proper single on “Criminals”. With all the dark paradise escapism we’ve come to expect from the duo, it’s a next gen Bonnie & Clyde masterpiece, or as Zane Lowe put it best premiering it on Beats 1 earlier this week, “the pop smash MS MR have always been threatening to make”. Perhaps the biggest radio moment off their forthcoming new album – which is saying something given the continued ascent of “Painted” on the alt radio charts – it’s yet another reason to get your preorder in for How Does It FeelASAP ahead of it’s release NEXT WEEK.