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[Fresh] Marian Hill – Down

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Marian Hill
Down

It’s Friday, which means I’m on the hunt for the perfect tunes to carry me through the rest of my work week, inevitably leading me into a few days of uninhibited bliss. Since I’m pretty sure you’re doing the same, I thought you might want to take a gander at this new tune from Marian Hill.

Dropping less than a day ago, this gorgeous, energizing, and highly addictive tune from Jeremy Lloyd (production/songwriting) and Samantha Gongol (vocals/songwriting) will leave you with that perfectly unencumbered feeling you’re looking for right now. Half piano ballad, half bass-heavy dance jam, the combination begs to soar out your open car windows. Go ahead and stick your hand out towards your side mirror and let it ride along to the percussion style vocal samples. They’re playfully pitched up and down to perfection, creating one hell of an addition to the already groovy beat. If anyone catches you in the midst of a car boogie session, they’ll only be jealous because you’re onto this tune before them.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 3/3 – 3/6

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As we continue along into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three years now. We know you’ve had some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

Michael Brun - 3/3

’Michael Brun & The Audio Institute – Wherever I Go’
Ephwurd - 3/4
’Ephwurd – Just Us Feat. Liinks (VIP)’
ALREADY SWEATY - 3/5
’Already Sweaty – The Booty Mix’
Gene Farris - 3/6
’Time’
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WILD – Back To You [Music Video Premiere]

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WILD
Back To You

It’s a pretty safe to assume that a good lot of you out there need a mid-week pick me up. The daily grind has started to wear down on you, leaving you with a bleak stare on your face as you look ahead into two more days until that pure bliss of weekend freedom. If you find yourself in that boat, this trio of Angelinos has just the thing to brighten your spirits.

WILD has seen tremendous success with only a handful of tracks, racking up hundreds of thousands of plays across SoundCloud and YouTube. It’s not hard to see why, given their instantly infectious nature brought forth by charming, anthemic indie rock stylings. Take “Back to You,” for example. Lead by layers of calculated finger picking, danceable bassline, memorable lyrics, and playful vocal harmonies, it latches on with ease, leaving you with the insatiable desire to dance around your desk. Don’t worry – we won’t judge you. Your co-workers might, though.

Today we’re bringing you a first glimpse at the band’s visual interpretation of “Back To You,” which carries a heartwarming story of a couple trying to find each other after getting lost on a snowy mountainside. Take a look below, then head over to WILD’s Facebook page and give them your support.

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StaG – Code Of The Schoolyard [TMN PREMIERE]

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StaG
Code Of The Schoolyard

Los Angeles-based duo StaG has been churning out solid tunes for a few years now, showcasing their adept ability to playfully combine dancy electronic elements, traditional instrumentation, quirky lyrics, and unique vocal styles. With dozens of releases already behind them, they’re now focused on their upcoming album, Don’t Check Out.

The album as a whole was inspired by a night so many of us are familiar with – drunkenly mulling over life in general. The title, initially purposed to describe the experience at being mediocre at best, eventually evolved into a tribute to the weird, intimate, and oddly perfect friendship between bandmates Matt and Will. Truly a vulnerable moment that we can all appreciate, especially given the opportunity to share it by enjoying this body of work.

Part of that collection of songs is today’s premiere, “Code Of The Schoolyard,” which is highlighted by some glowing falsettos that pair up perfectly with ethereal synths. The upbeat, hi-hat heavy percussion help drive the song along, giving a splendid juxtaposition to those vocals we just can’t get enough of. When asked about the meaning behind this tune, the guys had this to say:

“Code of the Schoolyard” is inspired by a Simpsons episode wherein Bart gets repeatedly beat up by Nelson Muntz before putting together an army of kids to fight back. It takes Bart’s experience in that episode and relates it to feeling like the weird kid in the corner.

Make sure to support these guys and pick up “Code of the Schoolyard” and the rest of the album over on StaG’s bandcamp page.

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Glint – Get Out The Way [TMN PREMIERE]

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Glint
Get Out The Way

For a lot of you, this is probably the first time being introduced to this New York-based duo. After today, though, you’ll be scrambling to like their facebook page, follow them on twitter, and marking their album release down on your calendar. It’s due out March 11th, by the way, via Votiv/Universal. Feel free to put that reminder in your phone now.

Glint is the product of Jase Blankfort, who left a successful career on Broadway to create what you’re experiencing now. The other half of this impressive, quickly-rising duo is Anders Fleming, who joins Jase as another multi-instrumentalist, bringing a bevy of talents to the entire production.

While their social following seems like these two are just getting started, they’re actually already quite seasoned, having opened up for acts like MGMT, TV on the Radio, The Airborne Toxic Event, BT, Ghostland Observatory, Broken Social Scene, and more. Those shows caught the eyes and ears of countless publications and tastemakers, getting praise from Billboard, Artrocker, and NME.

Now focused on releasing their new album, the band has graciously agreed to premiere the lead single with us today. “Get Out of The Way” is a commandingly anthemic song, led by goosebump-inducing, gorgeous vocals. Emotive, powerful, and entrancing, the combination of lyrics, booming percussion, and soft, fluttering synths leave listeners with feelings of introspection and inspiration. We’d be surprised if you don’t find yourself reaching for the repeat button a few times over.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 2/25 – 2/28

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As we continue along into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three years now. We know you’ve had some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

Cedric Gervais - 2/25

’Cedric Gervais Feat Juanes – Este Amor’
UZ & 4B - 2/26
’Gia – Only A Girl (UZ Remix)’
Superstar Saturdays - 2/20
’MANUFACTURED RADIO #26’
Technorado - 2/21
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[Indie Rock] Bitmap – I Threw My Life Into The Sea

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Bitmap
I Threw My Life Into The Sea

Your ears aren’t deceiving you. It’s not 1967, and you’re not listening to The Beatles. You’re actually enjoying the latest tune from East Yorkshire-based Bitmap, which is coming your way via Love Our Records.

Love your record is an understatement. We’re head over heels about it. The combination of upbeat percussion, rhythmic guitars, playful backing vocals, and memorable lead vocals leave us wanting to pack up nothing more than swim trunks, flip flops, and some bare necessities, for a cross-country road trip to the beach.

Speaking of vans, the release comes with a slightly bizarre annotation, which you can find below. Once you finish up with that, head over and give this budding young act a like on facebook.

Rent a van. A small one will do. Fill it up carefully with everything you own. Drive it to the coast, down onto the beach if you can. Unload the van into the black, icy water. Watch as your vinyl collection, toothbrush, shoes and passport disappear beneath the rising tide. Soon they’ll all be gone for good. Eventually, the van will no longer be visible either. Finally, empty your pockets onto what’s left of the sand and walk away. Don’t look back. You’ve probably lost the deposit on the van, but that’s the least of your worries now.
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