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Buster Moe – Little Sister (Live Session) [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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Buster Moe
Little Sister

We always love writing up live sessions like this. There’s a raw, emotive, and pure essence that sometimes just can’t be found in the highly polished releases that go through countless sessions with mixing and mastering engineers. Today, we’re bringing you just that–a first live look from a promising, young, Swedish artist Buster Moe.

With a recently-released, debut EP through PRMD, it’s already evident that this 24-year old is on his way to becoming a household name. We can’t help but feel like his story might come to resemble that of James Bay, who went from cutting his teeth in the blogosphere to a meteoric rise to stardom. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the video below and see for yourself.

His vocals carry the weight of an old soul, and in this offering, coalesce beautifully with some rhythmic acoustic guitar work. The end result culminates in a listening experience that should have you feeling some warm-n-fuzzies and sore cheeks from an ear-to-ear smile.

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Troup – Always On Fire [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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Troup
Always On Fire

If ever there were a moment where you felt like dropping everything, packing a small bag, and hitting the closest west-bound highway, it would come while listening to “Always on Fire.”

Crafted by LA-based rockers Troup, this tune has a classic air surrounding it, one that’s truly worthy for the open road. With a buzzing combination of both classic and modern rock elements, it’s engaging across both verses and choruses, urging you to tap the steering wheel, nod your head, and sing along. But, before you slip into a daydream about an epic road trip, let’s get you caught up to speed on how this act came to be.

After performing as the frontman of Brit pop-punk act Crashland, and performing with the likes of Coldplay and Queens of the Stone Age in the UK, Alex Troup headed west to Los Angeles. While browsing some vinyl bins at Ameoba Records, he incidentally met producer/keyboardist Evan Beigel, and the act was born out of a love for 70s’ rock, analog synths, and Brit pop. Members Graham Roby, Claudio Tristano, and James Jannetty completed the now five-piece, which then put out tracks that received loved by tastemaker radio stations like KCRW, KCSN, and BBC Radio.

Their latest EP, Mercury and Gold, is set to release later this month, and we have an exclusive sneak peek at the official music video for “Always On Fire.” Check it out below, then make sure to RSVP to their EP release party, which takes place on October 24th, at the Hi Hat in Los Angeles.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 10/6 – 10/9

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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 on Friday and Saturday. Get there before 9:00 on Sunday
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY this week.

Bonobo - 10/6
’Henri Texier – ‘Les Là
Bas’ (Bonobo Remix)’
Bear Grillz - 10/7
’Bear Grillz & Etc Etc – Rozay’
Morten - 10/8
’MORTEN – Love ft. Mr. Vegas’
Bedouin - 10/9
’VIKEN ARMAN – Sireli (Bedouin Remix)’
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Former Faces – the Runaround [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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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]

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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

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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

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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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