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Glass Caves – Go [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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Known for their relentless touring tactics, this super-charged UK rock act has been not only taking their own country by storm, but also garnering tremendous success with the blogosphere as well. The best part? Glass Caves have done that with just a few songs, one of which, we’re featuring today.

Coming off their debut album, “Go” is featured as the first song in the collection, and what a song to kick things off. Simply put, this is a three minute thrill ride which is carried by flawless and intricate guitar work, cymbal-heavy percussion, and encompassing chorus driven by the powerful, yet grainy vocals. It boasts instant nostalgia, which is saying a lot for a band getting ready to release their first album (10/27).

The music video for “Go” takes a classic approach, displaying the bands energetic persona as they shred through verses and choruses, instantly connecting the viewer to what the live show would be like. Luckily for some of our readers, you won’t have to wonder for long. Head over to their facebook page and see when you can catch these guys live.

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[Ticket Giveaway] Bahamas – Larimer Lounge – Oct 7th

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If you’re a Bahamas fan and you haven’t had the chance to see them play live, we highly recommend you do so. If you don’t know who Bahamas is, and you’ve also never seen them live, then we highly recommend you do so. If you live in Colorado, or in a neighboring state, here’s your chance to score some free tickets.

Promoting their recently released album, Bahamas is Afie, this Toronto based indie outfit are making their way to Denver, stopping in at one of our all time favorite venues. Having seen this tremendous act on two different occasions, we can assure you that we’re not only excited to catch them in an intimate setting, but we’re also excited to give people the opportunity to catch this soon-to-be-rare occurrence. So, if you’d like to snag one of two pairs of tickets to the show, all you have to do is enter your email address below.

We will pick winners on Monday, October 6th at 3:00PM Mountain Time. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL.

There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 18 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at will call.



 

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Ed Prosek – Hold On Tight [TMN PREMIERE]

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At the young age of 22, Californian turned Brighton UK resident Ed Prosek certainly must have some stories to tell. Luckily for us, he’s one hell of a musician, which provides an outlet for his life stories.

After releasing his debut EP, California, Prosek gained a strong following. In fact, his cover of Paul Simon’s classic hit, “Homeward Bound” was actually chosen as the soundtrack to a major TV advertisement for Cathedral City, taking this budding young artist to a national audience in a very direct way.

Coming off of his upcoming EP, “Hold On Tight” showcases the orchestral folk capabilities, giving us a booming four minute, emotional ride. Crossing in-between references of Patrick Watson, The Lumineers, and Of Monsters and Men, Prosek has found his knack with raw, powerful and engrossing vocals. Set to the backdrop of rambling guitars, steady snare hits and playful banjo work, this tune carries the heft of other radio-ready folk singles. We’re just happy we were the first ones to bring it out into the open.

Make sure to follow this young man on facebook to keep up with his shows, releases, and general goings on. We have a feeling he’s going to be one to keep and eye on.

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Roses and Revolutions – Take Me With You (Clementine & The Galaxy Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Take Me With You (Clementine & The Galaxy Remix)

Roses and Revolutions have one of the more radio-ready sounds we’ve heard in quite some time. Singer/Songwriter Alyssa Coco has a voice that’s seems like it’s been refined over decades of professional experience, seemingly flawless in her execution.

While this NY indie rock duo might have a sound suited for top-40, they’re certainly crossing over journalistic planes with this recent collaboration. Calling on fellow New Yorker Clementine and the Galaxy, Coco and bandmate Matt Merrit have been given a electronic makeover, rife with a synth heavy melody and dancy beat worthy of the stingiest of indie bloggers.

We’ve always had an affinity for both the popular, and the obscure, which is why we’re always overjoyed to see unique collaborations. In this instance, these two styles are fused together to provide us with a grin-inducing tune to carry us this Tuesday.

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High Highs – Ocean To City [TMN PREMIERE]

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We don’t know what the weather is like in your part of the world, but out here in Denver, Colorado, it’s grey and drizzly. Fall is truly starting to bear its chilly persona, and in all honesty, we couldn’t be happier. Fall is great for so many things: Halloween, changing leaves, and girls around the globe clamoring for Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks.

All kidding aside, the reason why we bring up fall is due to the dreamy soundscape that we’re currently encapsulated in. Thanks to NY-based indie-pop duo High Highs, we’re immersed in wavering guitar chords that develop a swirling rhythm perfect for these rainy days.

Comprised of members Jack Milas and Oli Chan, High Highs are set to release their 3-song EP coming up October 7th. The title track off this EP, which is what we’re serving up today, sports a driving bassline that acts as the backbone for these delightful and memorable lyrics. One listen through and you’ll be buying up tickets for one of their upcoming shows, which conveniently are listed out below.

SHOW DATES: * w/ Avi Buffalo

10/ – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
11/ – Washington DC @ DC9*
11/8 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott*
11/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle*

CMJ SHOWCASES:

10/21 – New York, NY @ Pianos (1:45pm)
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ TBD (Sofar Sounds Williamsburg)

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[TOP NINJA] 2014 Blog-a-thon Winner Jordan Grammer

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We are the Champions

A few weeks back, we had a good, old fashioned blog-a-thon, which spanned an entire weekend. From Friday to Sunday, our writers were pitted against each other, whipping out posts left and right until there were no musical stones unturned. The end result? A shit load of amazing music was shared.

Aside from a cash reward, some TMN merch, and living in blogger infamy, the winner of this contest was also promised a congratulatory post on the site. So, I’d like to take a moment to recognize the greatness that is Jordan Grammer. Facing off against some of the meanest bloggers in the game, this guy cranked out over 40 posts in the span of 72 hours. That’s pretty unbelievable. On top of which, every single post was top-notch, well written, and was on a song released within a month’s time. Even more remarkable was the fact that he cancelled a date just to compete. That’s dedication.

So, congrats Jordan. You’re the champion of the 2014 TMN Summer Blog-a-thon. Enjoy your riches, fame, and space in TMN history.

If you’d like to scope Jordan’s work here on TMN, do so by clicking here.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/25 – 9/27

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have 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
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

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The Evil ID (Mark Sherry)

Nit Grit - Sept 26
Euthanizing A Dream

Sergio Santana - Sept 27
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