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[Music Video] Pegboard Nerds – Emoji

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Pegboard Nerds
Emoji VIP

Today’s a huge day for Pegboard Nerds‘ fans across the globe. Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are well behind us, this Scandanavian duo is apparently still in the giving spirit, offering up both a new song releases and a new music video, all in the same day.

Following up Pink Cloud EP, which has raised an eye-opening $35,000 for Fuck Cancer, “Emoji” falls into line with what the fans have come to know and love. It’s playful, yet doesn’t ease up through the drops, providing plenty of authentic, razor-sharp synths, and heavy bass. And, as we mentioned before, Alex and Michael paired up today’s release with a music video directed by Patrick Jean, who’s short film “Pixels,” spawned the Hollywood blockbuster starring Adam Sandler.

As you’re already aware, we typically don’t post music videos, but this is well-deserved. The creative take on an aspect of pop culture that’s seemingly everywhere not only matches with their lighthearted personalities but also carries the story of “Emoji” quite perfectly.

After you watch, head over to our friends at Cadence & Cause for your chance to win a pair of limited edition Pink Cloud V-Moda headphones, a signed Pink Cloud poster, or a Google Hangout sesh with the Nerds. The proceeds go directly to providing women with cancer detection, prevention, and emotional support.

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Jesse Ruben – This Is Why I Need You [TMN PREMIERE]

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Jesse Ruben
This Is Why I Need You

Even if it’s only for a few brief minutes, there are a lot of people who are in need of some sort of positive embrace. 2015 has been an intense year, highlighted by a confounding amount of violence, division, and grief. Even beyond the stories that endlessly scroll through our feeds on a nearly daily basis, each and every person is battling their own wars, whether it be with finances, relationships, or health issues.

We can only assume that Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Jesse Ruben felt the heft of a collection of those issues, both for humanity as a whole and at an introspective level. The end result was today’s premiere, “This Is Why I Need You.” Uplifting in nature, this song is welcomed in by calming acoustic guitar work, and encapsulating atmospheric elements, both providing the perfect musical backdrop for Ruben’s soothing vocals and inspiring message.

‘This Is Why I Need You’ is about a lot of things. It’s about how big and scary the world can be. It’s about growing up and trying to figure out how to deal with new things. It’s about gratitude, and the people who help you get through the stuff that feels impossible. But for me it is more than that. It is a reminder that I’m still a songwriter.

If you’re enjoying Jesse Ruben’s work, make sure to follow him on SoundCloud to keep up with all of his new releases.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 12/3 – 12/6

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over two 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+ onxly).
– The deal is valid for tonight, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

See you on the dance floor.

Mat Zo - 12/3

Arty ft Ray Dalton
Stronger (Mat Zo Remix)
Minnesota - 12/4
Colors ft. Jackie Rain
Superstar Saturdays - DJ Vice - 12/5
Vice x Caitlyn Scarlett
Bad Love (Hold On)
Pan Pot - 12/6
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[Dream Folk] Still Parade – 07:41

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Still Parade
07:41

If you’ve been keen to our site for the past few years, you’ll know we have a handful of artists that we religiously cover. The process is almost automatic once we see that they’ve released a new tune. We frantically head to our keyboards, eager to quickly convey our swooning adoration. Still Parade, aka Niklas Kramer, is one of those acts, and today is one of those days.

“07:41″ was released less than a day ago, and it brings us all of the cozy, embracing, feel-good nature we’ve come to know and love from this heavenly-voiced act. However, in comparison to his Fields EP, this song, and his last, differ from the wonderfully lazy, ethereal progression we first came to know. Today’s song, in particular, is heavily rooted in a style that calls on associations from 70’s pop, bringing listeners in with a light and playful funk. That aside, the hazy yet calming nature is still very much apparent throughout other elements, giving Still Parade fans both a taste of something new and of what they already love. When asked about the meaning behind the tune, Kramer had this to say.

07:41 is about this weird feeling when you’re new somewhere. you feel like a stranger and no one really seems to care about you. But there’s also the chance to build up something new. It’s the point when you just don’t know what’s going to happen. Can’t be quite scary and exciting at the same time.

This tune will be released as limited hand-cut 7Inch by the UK label Art Is Hard Records, and we certainly hope we can get our hands on a copy.

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Patti Yang – Invisible Tears [TMN PREMIERE]

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Patti Yang Group
Invisible Tears

If you’re not ready to be fully entranced by a modern-day psychedelic listening experience, one which would certainly garner an appreciative nod from Jim Morrison, then we encourage you to re-think that position and just press play anyways. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

When we first heard “Invisible Tears” from Polish artist Patti Yang, we were left in such a state of overwhelming wonderment, that we got completely and blissfully lost in the task at hand. The beautifully long build-up is more than enough to lock people in, providing a cinematic escape worthy for opening credits to a 70’s spy thriller. From there, the song builds into distorted flowing guitar riffs, danceable percussion, and Patti’s sultry voice which carry memorable lyrics along for the ride.

This tune will eventually be found on her debut album, which is set to release early in 2016 through Giant Rock Airport. We highly suggest keeping a keen eye out for it by following her on SoundCloud.

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[Pop/Soul] Jackson Breit – Shades of Marmalade EP

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A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the lead single off of LA-based Jackson Breit’s Shades of Marmalade EP. The positive, feel-good, and uplifting “Wouldn’t Change a Thing” not only brightened the listener’s day, but it also was benefitted families with Autistic children through its sales, which, is pretty damn amazing.

Recently, Breit released the entirety of this six-track EP, giving us another five songs to smile, nod, and tap our feet to. Aside from the extremely charming lead single, other highlights include tracks like “Bed We Shared,” which features a familiar face from his hometown. Counter-balancing the playful duet is Virginia Beach singer/songwriter Samantha Marq, who truly shines in the interchanging verses with Breit, all of which create a warm and enveloping experience.

Our other favorite from the collection has to be “Are You Down,” which flexes Breit’s vocal dexterity in an exuberant display of vocal cadence and range. Switching effortlessly from a more hip-hop flow to styles we’re more accustomed to from past tunes, Breit brings in an impressive and well-crafted change of pace.

The entire EP is a solid body of work, top to bottom, so make sure to spin all the way through.

Wouldnt Change A Thing
So Far So Good
Catch Me Falling
Are You Down
Kick It
Bed We Shared (feat. Samantha Marq)
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[Folk] Jack the Fox – Brother

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Jack the Fox
Brother

In our latest deep-dig session through the cavernous recesses of SoundCloud, we happily stumbled across an extremely charming folk tune. It’s the first we’ve heard from Jack the Fox, but it certainly won’t be the last.

“Brother” has an ultimately classic feel, one so many people are familiar with – subtle fingerpicking, powerful lyrics, and an welcoming allure. While we would have been perfectly content with just that structure, this Melbourne-based duo brings in an intricate breakdown towards the end of the song, which throws listeners for a delightfully inventive loop.

These two only have one song out, and you’re currently listening to it. So, make sure to follow them on SoundCloud to keep up with new releases.

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