[Folk] San Fermin – Daedalus (What We Have)

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San Fermin
Daedalus (What We Have)

There’s something about summer time that really makes us appreciate the banjo more. While we’d love nothing more than hearing some delicate plucks of those twangy southern strings on their own, we’re of course elated to hear the overwhelming depth in musical soundscape that is “Daedalus (What We Have).”

Woodwind, horns, impeccable vocal harmonies and of course the powerfully smokey vocals of San Fermin’s lead singer provide a spiritually uplifting indie folk tune. While you may feel like these cats dwell somewhere in the deep south based on the rich soulful sound they procure, you’d be wrong in that assumption. This Brooklyn based outfit is far from the Mississippi backroads, even though their sound may beg to differ.

The rich and brooding sounds have to be amazing to see live, which is why we recommend you catch these guys live. Every fiber in our being is suggesting that it would be an amazing show.

09/06 Richmond, VA – Fall Line Festival
09/07 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
09/20 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
09/25 Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal Festival
09/27 Cincinnati, OH – MidPoint Music Festival
09/28 Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
09/29 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater Pub
09/30 Chicago, IL – Hideout
10/01 Minneapolis, MN – Bryant Lake Bowl
10/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
10/04 Toronto, ON – The Drake
10/13 San Diego, CA – Casbah
10/15 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
10/16 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
10/18 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
10/19 Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/20 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
10/24 Washington, DC – DC9
10/25 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
10/26 Boston, MA – Café 939
10/27 Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre

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[Remix] Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends (Jake One Remix) (Feat. Danny Brown)

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Portugal. The Man
Evil Friends (Jake One Remix Feat. Danny Brown)

If it’s “Evil Friends” you’re looking for, you could do much worse than Danny Brown. Danny isn’t shy when it comes to tackling beats, which explains why his list of collaborations includes names as diverse as Purity Ring and Charli XCX. Still, Portugal. The Man is unexplored territory for the Detroit spitter, but with the help of producer Jake One, the collaboration manages to work perfectly.

Flipping the title track of the group’s latest album, Jake One captures some of the more downtempo moments of the original, while adding in some steady drum patterns to transform it into a hip-hop ready soundscape. Danny handles the rest of the legwork, delivering some energetic yet effortless bars to help set the mood. It’s a great reminder of the diversity he employs, and the track helps to whet our appetite a bit as we patiently wait for Old, dropping September 30th. And if you haven’t listened to it yet, make sure to grab Portugal. The Man’s Evil Friends, in stores now.

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[Electro Soul] Face+Heel – Chipped Tooth

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Face+Heel
Chipped Tooth

Sometimes simplicity isn’t so simple. Meet Face+Heel, the Cardiff via Bristol based duo who are blending beats, synths and classical piano backgrounds in the most beguiling fashion. The composition is creative, the product effortless.

Taken from their forthcoming EP, title track “Chipped Tooth” follows the acclaim of last years debut with some masterfully crafted and contemplative electro-soul. A cool concoction of textured sound and clipped beats, blended with a mellifluous Rn’B-esque vocal. Chipped Tooth easily slides under an experimental status, but what is admirable here is the moderated and controlled curation. Face+Heel have managed to create the illusion of space within their sound. A considered and stark musical arrangement, with a dash of vocal polyphony for substance.

Imagine The XX procure the power of time travel and meet Portishead, cira Dummy recording and say “hey guys, could we make this album with you”? Well this is what that product would sound like. All encompassing late night bedroom musing material. Enjoy it.

“Chipped Tooth” is the title track, taken from the forthcoming EP Chipped Tooth. Available to download now and due for release on the 30th of September.

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[MEGA SUMMER PLAYLIST] Volume 3 – Alternative

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Summer might be nearing an end, and for some of you, that means the new school year is on the horizon. We at TMN though are here to remind you that as long as the weather’s still warm and the sun is still shining, there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself. As a tribute to our absolute favorite season of the year, we’ve assembled four Mega Summer Playlists for your listening pleasure. Last week we brought you over 130 tracks of pure Hip-Hop goodness, and the week prior, we kicked off our series with an awesome Indie Rock/Fock playlist. Next week, we’ll  close things out with the final edition, which will be a massive EDM playlist guaranteed to end your summer with a resounding bang. This week’s collection however, is all bout the Alternative hits. What exactly counts as “Alternative” you may ask? Well, really it’s anything that doesn’t fit in with our other three themes. In fact, this might be our most exciting playlist of all, because since it isn’t clearly defined, it means anything can go here.

With that being said, we really hope this makes the last moments of your summer that much more enjoyable. So press play, kick back by the pool, throw on those Wayfarers, turn your speakers to full blast and get ready to chill, HARD.

- TMN Staff

Rhye
Open
Rhye
One Of Those Summer Days (Felix! Edit)
Washed Out
Dont Give Up
▼ ▲ GEMS ▼ ▲
All I Ever
Willow Beats
Blue
Lapland
Unwise
Shook
Summer Heat (Album Version)
Lorde
Tennis Court
We Sink
White Lies (feat. Eski Göten)
Flume
Insane feat. Moon Holiday
Candy Claws
Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)
Jungle
Drops
Sampha
Without
Kaytranada
ALL WE DO (FEAT JMSN)
Freeze Tag
Fall In Love
Sango
Here With Me
Bondax
Giving It All (Radio Edit)
Alpine
Gasoline
Moon Boots
No One
Woodkid
I Love You (Pharrell Remix)
Naughty Boy
La La La (feat. Sam Smith)
Disclosure
Latch ft. Sam Smith
Disclosure
White Noise ft. AlunaGeorge
AlunaGeorge
Attracting Flies
AlunaGeorge
Bad Idea
CLAIRE
GAMES
Cyril Hahn
Perfect Form ft. Shy Girls
Taku
Hey Justin Pt.II
Miguel
Do You… (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Snakehips
On & On (Snakehips Edit)
BANKS
Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)
SiNGULARIS
T H A T G i R L
Hippie Sabotage
Sunny
Blackstreet
No Diggity (Bondax Edit)
Dornik
Something About You
Kendrick Lamar
Bitch Dont Kill my Vibe (Moduloktopus reTwerk bootleg)
Fryars
Cool Like Me
Jessie Ware
Imagine It Was Us
CKSNL
Orlando (Instrumental Mix)
Le Youth
C O O L (Henry Krinkle Remix)
Summer Heart
Beat of Your Heart
Delorean
Spirit
YOUNG GALAXY
New Summer

Club 8
Im not gonna grow old

Still Corners
Future Age
Kisses
Air Conditioning
Viceroy
Dream Of Bombay (feat Chela)
Azure Blue
Willows And Pines
CHVRCHES
Recover
TOKiMONSTA
Go With It feat MNDR
SURF
A320
Izzy Bizu
White Tiger (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Pigeon Hole
June
Andrew Bayer
Need Your Love (Phonat Remix)
Bloc Party
Ratchet (Rustie Remix)
Lorde
Royals (RAAK Remix) feat. Gilbere Forte

Pilgrim
Fyfe
St. Tropez
alt J
Fitzpleasure (jim james apple C remix)
Thundercat
Heartbreaks + Setbacks
Summer Camp
Fresh
Free n Losh
The Best Is Yet To Come
Du Tonc
Darkness
Atlas Genius
Back Seat (Goldroom Remix)
Carousel
Another Day
Carousel
Dancing On My Own (Robyn Cover)
Call Me Señor
Begging For Trouble
Empire Of The Sun
Alive
Dan Black
Hearts feat. Kelis
CHARLI XCX
WHAT I LIKE (FT. DANNY BROWN)
Jessie Ware
Wildest Moments (Remix) Ft. A$AP Rocky
HAIM
Falling
Capital Cities
Farrah Fawcett Hair (Ft. André 3000)
Elliphant
Down On Life
Magic Man
Paris
Magic Man
Texas
Cosmos Midnight
Phantasm feat. Nicole Millar
Little Daylight
Name In Lights
Dive In
Let Go
stwo
Try to resist
Jay Sean Feat. Rick Ross
Mars (SiNGAM Remix)
Wave Racer
Rock U Tonite
Phoenix
Entertainment (Blood Orange Remix)
Work Drugs
Digital Girl
Carousel
Stay Awake
Ellie Goulding
Burn
John Newman
Love Me Again
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[Indie Rock] MT WARNING – Youth Bird

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MT WARNING
Youth Bird

MT WARNING just popped up on our radar with good reason. After hearing this track, we can’t help but draw on associations like Bon Iver. Not that the instrumentals are anything like the Grammy winning artist, but that voice. There’s something we hear that we just can’t ignore.

Vocal similarities aside, Youth Bird is a sweet surf rock inspired tune that bittersweet. While the arrangement and harmonies are uplifting in sound and style, the message in the lyrics is quite different. It’s quite clear that “Youth Bird” is the lament but also the regained freedom of realizing the coveted, but short lived prize of youth.

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[Gloom] Cross My Heart and Hope to Die – Rollercoasting

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Cross My Heart
Rollercoasting

It’s been a while since we’ve featured something on the darker side. With summer coming to an end, we’ve heard plenty of warm sunny tunes. While we love those all the same, we’re excited to finally hear something a little on the macabre. Leave it to legendary experimental hip-hop and bass producer of Cypress Hill fame, DJ Muggs.

Amongst his many other projects this year, Muggs has teamed up with singer Brevi to bring us this cinematic hip hop tune under the moniker Cross My Heart and Hope to Die. The slow twangs of guitar create deliciously gloomy backdrop for Brevi to lay down some softly sung lyrics. It’s eerie, overwhelmingly rich in simplicity, and easy to sing along with.

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[Rock] Loon Lake – Carolina

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LOON LAKE
Carolina

Remember the early nineties, when indie exploded? Rhyming verses, a big chorus and a bunch of drunk, elated fans mouthing hooky lyrics. These days it’s all a bit demure. Where there was once sweat there’s a hipster haircut, anthems are exchanged for something a bit more experimental and a beer’s second preference to a nettle tea. It’s all about lo-fi twee.

Rise from the rubble Loon Lake: a Melbourne based five piece, armed with nothing but catchy chords, a sprinkle of honesty and some unpretentious indie pop.

Avoiding artifice, Lake Loon’s latest offering “Carolina”, is expressively authentic in its sentiments and simplicity. An stadium-sized and carefree chorus, that simultaneously and excitedly sings of regret. Here lies the kind of track that will leap into your head, etch its lyrics on your brain and then pursue you for the rest of the day.

Unashamedly uncomplicated, “Carolina” may just be the perfect summer fling.

Carolina is out now, Loon Lake’s full length album Gloamer is released October 11th

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