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Former Faces – the Runaround [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

Former Faces
the Runaround

If there’s one thing we love here at TMN, it’s breaking brand new artists. We view premiering a debut track like a badge of honor adorning our shinobi shozukos. Before you pop open a fresh browser for a google search, we’re, of course, talking about the traditional ninja outfit, which we most certainly wear while blogging and completing stealthy missions in pale moonlight.

Enough about us, though. We’re here to talk about the very first offering from Ryan Parmenter, aka Former Faces. What’s been described as a “study in dreams and memories crossing paths,” this project from Silverlake-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist had us swooning within seconds, and we’re pretty sure you’re going to follow suit.

“the Runaround,” which is self-written and self-produced, is the first taste of what’s to come. With a sensual, groovy, and delicate soundscape, Parmenter’s vocals really come front and center. However, while they’re certainly noteworthy, the true hero in this piece is the well-comprised balance of his enchanting lyrics, smooth percussion, break-beat synths, haunting vocal harmonies, and accentuating spoken word samples. All-in-all, it’s a complete track through-and-through, which has us waiting anxiously for the next release.

Recorded music aside, this act has plans for a live show, brought to life with the help of David Lee (guitar), Brian Blake (bass), and Abraham Kim (drums). Before they dial in that performance, though, you should pry study up on some lyrics. Luckily for you, we’re making it easy on you. Just look below.

Photo Credit: Ian Flanigan

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Robbing Millions – In The No Air [TMN PREMIERE]

Robbing Millions
In The No Air

“In The No Air” switches back and forth effortlessly, pulling you in and out of what seems like a psychedelic dream, only to place you back in reality, strutting down the street with a head-nodding confidence only music is capable of providing. We wouldn’t expect much less, though, given what we’ve come to know from previous works released by this this Brussels-based act.

Comprised of band leaders Lucien Fraipont and Gaspard Ryelandt, as well as live accompanying members Daniel Bleikolm, Leo Campbell, and Jakob Warmenbol the quirky and unpredictable Robbing Millions is set to release their debut LP, which is eponymously titled. We’re lucky enough to bring you an early taste of this imaginative body of work, which should have you eager to pre-order the November 25th release.

If you’re hoping to get helplessly enveloped by a song this Monday morning, look no further. Once you’re walked into the experience by playful vocal hums and forward-facing guitar strums, the hefty bassline, Brit-pop-esque verses and dream state-style choruses will have you swirling, deep inside your own mind. Which, if you’re struggling to ease into the day, might be just the thing you need.

Make sure to keep up on Robbing Millions by following them on Facebook.

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[Existential Funk] Goldwash – LDR


Fusing together soulful, 60s-style, between-the-sheets lyrics and experimental future R&B musical soundscapes, Goldwash has us swooning over his immensely unique product, yet again.

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that this quickly-rising artist is rapidly being picked up by esteemed critics, publications, radio stations, and DJs alike. With an all-too-alluring voice, and truly impressive production capabilities, tracks like “LDR,” as well as the rest of his stunning catalogue, are piling up as reasons to believe that Goldwash is on his way to becoming a household name.

Today’s release is the title track from his upcoming debut EP, and it beautifully showcases his breadth of his musical talent. A sensual bassline, wavering synths, accentuating piano work, and perfectly placed claps create a vibe-heavy atmosphere that perfectly carry the full range of his voice and lyrical implications. If you want to dig deeper into those lyrics, which we always advise with a bit of caution, you can check out what he had to say about the track below:

I had just pulled several all-nighters to finish up my work in my senior year of college. After turning in my thesis in the morning, I met up with some friends and went to hang out in the woods to celebrate the glorious weather and our statuses as former students. I was wandering among the trees, deliriously tired, and I started to think about how the person I loved was living with a spiritual cult on the opposite side of the world. I realized that even if we were thinking of each other, the different circumstances of our lives had created a deep chasm between us.

Make sure to follow Goldwash on Facebook and SoundCloud to keep up with news on his upcoming EP,

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[Chill] Julian Maverick – Move Magic

Julian Maverick
Move Magic

Julian Maverick is providing us Yanks with one hell of a way to ease out of our Saturday morning hangovers, and he’s doing so all the way from Melbourne, Australia.

If you haven’t caught on to this chilled out, golden-voiced, budding artist just yet, don’t worry. With only seven releases to date, you’re getting on the train well before the masses, which inevitably will follow suit shortly.

“Move Magic” moves along with ease with a sultry, deep bassline, tribal-style percussion, and, of course, his completely enveloping vocals. Its laid-back vibes could easily be served for kicking back at home as you come back to reality, leading up to a big night out on the town later tonight, or celebrating one of those rare, warm, fall days we’re currently witnessing in the Mile High City right now.

Make sure to follow Julian on Facebook and SoundCloud to keep up on future releases, live shows, and general goings on.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/22 – 9/25


Winter weather is right around the corner, which means it’s go time. You only have a few, fleeting months left of fall, before the white stuff starts barreling down. With that in mind, we strongly encourage you to get out of the house this weekend and head down to Beta Nightclub to check out another stacked weekend of beats.

Per usual, we’re making it incredibly easy for you to get off your couch and head down. Why’s that? Because we’re hooking you up with free entry.

Here’s how:
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for FRIDAY & SATURDAY this week.

Krewella - 9/22
’Pegboard Nerds & NGHTMRE – Superstar (feat. Krewella)’
Netsky & Spag Heddy - 9/23
’Rusko Everyday (Netsky VIP Remix)’
Deux - 9/24
’How We Deux’
Claude VonStroke - 9/25
’Claude VonStroke & JAW – Never Forever’
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clayton – livelove [TMN DEBUT PREMIERE]


When I first laid ears on “livelove,” I was instantly transported back to my mom’s old minivan, cycling through that iconic collection of Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield tapes over and over again while we went to and from school. There’s an undeniable connection there that I just can’t shake, not that I would ever want to.

This brand new, debut tune is coming your way from LA-based, singer-songwriter clayton, who’s bringing a fresh perspective on classic soul styling that he’s self-dubbed Soul Nostalgia. The evocative air surrounding it is hard to look past, considering the classic, clean guitar work, silky smooth vocals, and a bassline with just enough funk. In addition to the instrumentals, which are written and performed entirely by clayton himself, we also have a strong, positive sentiment in the lyrics that’s overwhelmingly welcome, especially given the current state of the world.

If you’re feeling this tune, make sure to follow clayton over on SoundCloud. His handle is appropriately named “claytonluvsu,” so he won’t be hard to find. If you do struggle, though, just click here, and show some love back.

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[Give Back] Make #LouisianaStrong & Enter for a Chance to Win Epic Concert Experiences


Ninjas, it’s time to rally your dojo and come together for a very deserving cause. In August of 2016, Southern Louisiana received more than 6 trillion gallons of rainwater in less than one week. Considered a 500-year flood event, it is the largest natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy. More than 100,000 homes have been destroyed, 13 are dead, and hundreds of thousands are impacted across 12 parishes in the region. Within days of flood waters rising, various artists, festival organizers, and music industry executives joined forces to organize music and concert experiences to raise awareness and deliver relief to this urgent cause.

While we’re firm believers in donating just for the sake of helping others, this time around there’s an added bonus of incredible music. Each contribution pf $5 or more through will get receive this 18-track, multi-genre, #LouisianaStrong compilation featuring unreleased tracks from named like Beats Antique, Z-Trip, Figure, Boreta, Dirtwire and more.

Beyond the 18-track collection, which you can stream below, there are also experiences up for grabs that are truly once-in-a-lifetime, including the opportunity to hang out with The Chainsmokers at Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, a chance to meet Thievery Corp at III Festival in Miami, and a trip to witness the greatness of The Who, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, Neil Young, and Paul McCartney at Desert Trip.

Rest comfortably knowing that your dollars are going to a top-notch organization. Music for Relief, a 501(3)c nonprofit dedicated to disaster relief & environmental preservation will be accepting donations to be distributed to on the ground responders Team Rubicon & Baton Rouge Habitat for Humanity, as well the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Flood Relief Fund, a 501(3)c non- profit devoted to distributing aid directly to local charities providing disaster relief across Southern Louisiana.

As you head over to donate, make sure you press play on the playlist below so you can get a quick sampling of what you’ll get for your contribution.

’Whitney Myer – Somehow’
’Jake Houston – Hold Me’
’Dumpstaphunk – They Don’t Care’
’The New Mastersounds – Monday Meters’
’San Geronimo – Better Days’
’Nahko & Medicine for the People – Build a Bridge (Live)’
’Moondog Matinee – Bourbon Street’
’Shana Halligan – Something Real’
’Bonus: Cane Hill – When the Evil Go East’
’ Rising Appalachia & The Human Experience – Mississippi Song’
’Dirtwire – The Well ft. Rising Appalachia’
Trip – Fury ft. Jack Dangers’
’Megan Slankard – Big Heavy (Richard Xavier Remix)’
’Boreta of The Glitch Mob – Honey Heart’
’Gramatik – Anima Mundi ft. Russ Liquid’
’Born Dirty – Butter (VIP)’
’Citizen Cope – Lifeline (Figure Remix)’
’Beats Antique – Roustabout (Bassnectar Remix 201)’
’Reed Mathis & Electric Beethovan – Thunderstorm’
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