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Back again with yet another new track this week is the British singer/producer James Blake. His newest single off his upcoming 1-800 Dinosaurs‘ Overgrown album is an airy and spacey tune that is almost multiple songs in one. Beginning with an atmospheric beat and reverberating vocals, Blake switches up the beat about a minute in to a melodic vibe and switching again by adding some heavier drum rips. Keeping the same echoing and haunting vocals that is signature to Blake’s style, this is a floating track that is quite the chill listen.
Guess who’s back? The sweet indie/folk pop duo She & Him! And they’ve even got a brand new album, Volume 3, out May 7th on Merge Records. The two artists, on their own, do fairly different things — there’s the smokey singer-songwriter M. Ward and the cheery, oddball actress Zooey Deschanel — but together, the pair does pleasant and bouncy, pseudo-sad, retro-sounding music. A prime example is this new cut, “Never Wanted Your Love”: its title looks serious on paper, but hit play and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a reason to frown.
Never Wanted Your Love
There’s no doubt that over the past 12 years, Shiny Toy Guns have made their impact on the blogosphere. The band is most known for their 80′s influenced electro pop with tracks like “Major Tom”, “Le Disko” and “You Are the One.” But, we also have to take a long hard look at some of the dance floor bangers that have come via remixes as well. Some of EDM’s finest has taken on STG, and why not? It’s the perfect start to something filthy.
Well, it’s been six months since the release of their last album, III, and after having some serious playtime in our rotation, we’re happy to say we’re finally going to catch a live show.They’re also dialing up multiple midwest shows and few on the east coast. Check out their dates below, and go buy your ticket ASAP. Some of the Colorado shows are already sold out!
Fri 3/8 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theater
Sat 3/9 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
Wed 4/3 Tucson, AZ The Rock
Fri 4/5 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Sat 4/6 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Tue 4/9 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre
Wed 4/10 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Fri 4/12 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theater
Sun 4/14 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
Tue 4/16 Richmond, VA The National
Wed 4/17 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s
Thu 4/18 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Fri 4/19 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
Le Disko (Boys Noize)
After releasing “Weird Shapes” not too long ago, Florida indie rockers Surfer Blood are back with another new fuzzy-pop tune called “Demon Dance”. Wailing vocals meet up with equally wailing guitar-driven melodies for a track that’ll make you remember just why you might’ve fallen in love with the band’s debut Astro Coast and subsequent EP Tarot Classics. You may detect some Weezer in there, too, which is never, ever a bad thing.
“Weird Shapes” and “Demon Dance” will appear on Surfer Blood’s forthcoming album, Pythons, due out June 11th.