Fresh off a wildfire debut EP campaign and summer tour dates supporting Troye Sivan, Tigertown roar back today with larger-than-life new single “Papernote”. A pop supernova recorded across four continents, it’s built around a two-bar loop from Zimbabwean guitar legend Oliver Mtukudzi that lays the foundation for a stadium-size double chorus that shimmers with contagious elation. Produced to radiant pop perfection by Iceland’s Siggi and LA hitmakers Captain Cuts, it’s an alt radio summer anthem-in-waiting, and the reason we first fell in love with the Australian family band so many moons ago. The Papernote EP features collaborations with Filous and BØRNS and is out October 28th ahead of the band’s sold out run through the UK and Europe supporting Panic! At The Disco this November. Fall in love today.
Oscar & The Wolf is on a tear. After headlining Belgium’s Pukkelpop Festival last month above Rihanna and LCD Soundsystem to a crowd of 60,000 and instantly selling out all 18,000 tickets to his April 2017 Sportpaleis headline in Antwerp one week later, he returns today with the video for his smoldering US debut “The Game”. Directed by frequent Oscar collaborator Marie Wynants, it’s a decadent and sinister milieu, as slow-burning and ominous as the track itself.
Wingtip‘s come on strong over the past 12 months, quickly establishing himself as one of our favorite new Brooklyn producers. With a handful of strong early offerings under his belt already – not to mention a truly technicolor remix of Tigertown‘s “Lonely Cities” – Wingtip delivers his latest and greatest today on “Rewind”. Featuring NYC chanteuse Sophie Strauss, it’s a starburst of nu-disco nostalgia for hazy days gone by and another trophy on the mantle for the hometown hero. Don’t miss Wingtip on tour with Giraffage through November.
G.Smith is a new LA upstart about to burn up the west coast. After stepping out with a sterling cover of Radiohead‘s “All I Need” in July, she arrives with a momentous statement of intent on debut single “Life Out” today. Unfurling slowly with an enchanting whisper, it crescendoes and crescendoes into pure pop oblivion, fluttering to earth somewhere between Ryn Weaver and Gwen Stefani. Fall under her spell below.
Courtship are one of our favorite new acts to hit our radar this summer, with debut single “Stop For Nothing” burning bright as one of the year’s strongest debuts since arriving last month. Today, we’re pleased to unveil a hot tropic remix courtesy of long time favorites, Body Language. As advertised, it comes correct with all the tie-dyed poolside vocals and sleeveless synths we could ever ask for, the perfect soundtrack for the indian summer we all need right now.
Ella Vos is a name to remember. The LA singer-songwriter makes her precocious debut today with “White Noise”, a regal pop number fueled by Ella’s quivering vocals and skittering percussion, all heartbreak piano chords and tip-toeing electronic flourishes. Bringing to mind shades of another Ella we know, Vos has all the makings of a true royal in her own right, and is one to keep an eye on in the months to come. Premiere below.
Lilaw is 22 year old Lindsay Lawrence, a fellow DMV native who escaped up I-95 to NYC before settling in Los Angeles earlier this year. Today she arrives with her debut single “Ninety-Five”, an open road suburban daydream that shines with all the sky-scraping ambition of XYLØ and soaring vocal gravitas of VÉRITÉ, and establishes Lilaw as one of LA’s brightest new hopefuls and one to watch in the months to come. Get away with the premiere below.
Already a well established remix phenom with a platinum resume to his name, Gryffin‘s shifted his focus to his own world-conquering original material in 2016, stepping out with certified viral debut single “Heading Home” alongside Josef Salvat last winter and returning today with his biggest offering to date on brand new single “Whole Heart”. With well-documented scene-stealer Bipolar Sunshine shining on vocal duties – reuniting the two after their initial union on Gryffin’s remix of Bipolar’s “Daydreamer” last year – it’s a fully torqued 0-100 torch song that we can whole-heartedly get behind. File under: FUTURE ANTHEM.
WILLS is positively on one. Lead single “Woes vs Whoas” remains one of the year’s biggest debuts, and he follows it up with sophomore stunner “Solid Gold” this week. Looming large on the horizon, “Solid Gold” is immense and unwieldy, crumbling under its own weight as the universe crashes down all around. Think Yeezusas reimagined by The Weeknd and you’re on the right track.
DC’s finest export SHAED first arrived with a one–two punch of sterling debut singles earlier this year, and hit the ground running with their latest and greatest today. Coming across like some kind of cross between The Naked & Famous and Kate Bush, “Running Through The Fields” is a young-and-restless summer anthem, equal parts timeless and contemporary. Dive in below and catch the trio on tour with fellow favorites Marian Hill and VÉRITÉ this fall.