You’re about to get real familiar with Los Angeles’ Party Nails, the well-manicured pop stylings of NYC transplant Elana Belle Carroll. Her debut offering “Break” is the kind of lovesick shotgun anthem that will never leave your side, triumphant synths shimmering incandescently over a steady heartbeat groove and a revelatory vocal that brings to mind the glittering incantations of HAIM as reimagined through a Scandinavian pop filter. In other words, it’s an absolute dream. Catch the exclusive premiere below and cop “Break” on iTunes here, and be sure to keep an eye out for Party Nails coming to a Neon Gold stage near you soon.
The Knocks have been lighting up the skies all summer long, and this week they follow up the supercharged Fetty Wapversion of “Classic” with another summer staple as “Collect My Love” steps out with a killer remixpackage and the duo’s finest video to date courtesy of the one and only Austin Peters. Featuring the inimitable Alex Newell in the spotlight, the clip is a love letter to NYC and the duo’s Chinatown stomping grounds that perfectly captures the essence of their forthcoming full length debut, 55, out this fall on Big Beat / Neon Gold.
Buckle your seatbelts, Jinja Safari‘s back. One of our favorite Australian treasures for a long minute now, Marcus Azon and the Jinjas return today brandishing a brand new single in the form of “Accident”. The Sydney five-piece pump the brakes here with downtempo tidal synths and choral coming-of-age synths that keep the nostalgia flowing from dusk till dawn, as they celebrate chance collisions and embrace the bittersweet in life. “Accident” is out Friday, exclusive premiere below.
We’ve been riding high on the LEÓN wave ever since she first fluttered to earth earlier this summer with her heavensent debut “Tired of Talking”. This week, the Swedish siren returns with a fresh cut follow-up in “Nobody Cares”. As the bubbly power-up synths and cloudless production take you over, life slips into cruise control as “Nobody Cares” shines as the perfect sundown soundtrack to wind down your summer. Get down below.
Popshop Brooklyn returns next month for a back-to-school special starring hometown Brooklyn heroes, Spirit Animal, bringing us back to reality with their future-leaning psych-out party rock. Then getting the party started early and keeping it going late, we’ve got our favorite BK partystarters French Horn Rebellion setting the decks ablaze til the early hours. It’s all going down late night September 12th, advance tix now available HERE.
We couldn’t be more down with So Below. The New Zealand pop chanteuse just floated to shore with “Drift”, a danse macabre number with just the right amount of grit and anxiety. As the horror movie harmonies sink into the buzzing soundtrack synths, it’s like something out of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo that digs in to your subconscious and lingers with you, haunting you even. Drift away into the darkness with your new favorite goth princess below and don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Reality is back in session next month and so is Popshop West, as we return with another star-studded bill to get you back in the swing of things. Alina Baraz and Galimatias first met through Soundcloud in 2013, and the serendipitous union resulted in their magnanimous debut EP, Urban Flora, not long after. Now, millions of streams and a Pharrell co-sign later, they’re well on their way to BIG things, so it’s an honor to host their LA headline debut on Popshop West next month. Supporting we’ve got France’s very own Faroe, plus more special guests to be announced in the weeks to come. It’s all going down September 29th at The Echo, see you there.
The queen of our hearts, Marina & The Diamonds, is deep in the throes of an already endlessly fruitful album campaign, as she gears up to take FROOT on the road this fall with her massively anticipated Neon Nature tour. Hot on the heels of announcing the tour’s star-studded undercard – featuring none other than Shamir and our own Christine And The Queens – she’s back with a picture perfect remix to celebrate the occasion, courtesy of new kids on the block MAIZE. Summer single “Blue” receives the perfect makeover here, bursting at the seams with crystalline synths, pure adrenaline drums, and chop-shopped vocals, shining bright as one of the finest Marina remixes to date. Fuel up below and keep an eye out for the duo’s debut single coming this fall.
Three words to live by: Will Joseph Cook. The Kentish singer-songwriter made his presence known earlier this year with a sterlingdebutEP and this week, he makes his major label debut with his sophomore set, Proof Enough. It’s the first cut here that’s the deepest, a minimalist crackshot called “Hearse” that goes straight for the emotional jugular as Cook strums out a strung-out breakup anthem of the highest caliber. In a crowded UK singer-songwriter scene, Cook is one of the beacons shining the brightest, so take a ride with “Hearse” below and keep a keen eye on him in the months to come.
Phoebe Ryan is one of the year’s fastest risingstars and Bearson is just about our favorite new producer in the game, and today the two come together in holy remix matrimony on a blissed-out Bearson rework of Ryan’s “Mine”. Making swift strides towards that Kygo throne with each passing day, Norway’s Bearson celebrates his 20th birthday today by following up one of the best remixes of the last year – his solid gold take on James Bay‘s “Let It Go” – with yet another pristine offering for “Mine”. Lose yourself below.