I Feel Everything
San Fran five-piece Waters, sing a scuzzy statement of intent via new track “I Feel Everything.”
Waters delivers thrashy riffs and simple sentiments, retaining the raw roots that encapsulated the 90’s alt rock genre. Having worked with Grouplove (the band, not dabbling in orgies) their semi-ethereal charm is evident, but “I Feel Nothing” is executed in a particularly carefree fashion. Definitely one for fans of Cage The Elephant, or a good old fashioned honest sentiment.
“I Feel Everything” is taken from the bands forthcoming EP, It All Might Be Ok via Vagrant Records.
Stuck In My Head
God, we love a good story to go along with a music video. See here’s what happened, at the end of May while in Portland, EXROYALE awoke in a loft to the gleam of the Toronto skyline. He set out to get an espresso before the day’s writing session. On his morning walk, the artist-producer came across a message boldly displayed on the side of a building: “YOU’VE CHANGED.”
In that moment, he connected with the truth and how it related to someone that was on his mind and returned to the studio filled with inspiration that quickly turned into EXROYALE’s new single, ‘Stuck In My Head.’
The video feels almost dream like with the lyrics appearing briefly before disappearing in giant white light spots. It is almost as if you looked at the sun for a second and then looked away to see the circle of the sun’s outline in your visionary line. A video that fits perfectly with the thought and feel of trying to get rid of a person who has made themselves at home within your head and refuse to leave.
Cheap Sunglasses ft. Matthew Koma (Two Friends Remix)
After spending all morning stuck indoors aimlessly studying for some exam, we were bound to put the books down and cruise through Soundcloud to see what the latest was. We went through a few tunes but nothing really popped for us until we stumbled across the names RAC, Matthew Koma, and Two Friends. Being the RAC supporters that we are, we couldn’t help but get all bubbly when we first heard this remix. The Los Angeles duo, Two Friends, are notorious for putting two and two together to produce double the amount of heat in all that they touch and today they just gave us auditory proof that they know how to make us all feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
During our Soundcloud listening session, we happened to come across a freshly uploaded remix from the Two Friends of RAC’s sensational Summer tune, “Cheap Sunglasses” featuring one of dance musics most well-rounded vocalists in today’s day in age, Matthew Koma. Filled with uplifting progressive elements, a tropical percussive flow, and a fist-pumping breakdown to get you up on your feet, the Two Friends took this original RAC piece of work and turned into a symphony enriched with enough Vitamin D to make your heart burst rays of sunshine. Take the Summer vibes with you for the remainder of the week because we don’t see this one escaping the repeat button any time soon. Get your copy on iTunes today!
We’re starting this fine Tuesday morning with a beautiful bang in the form of a TMN Premiere for Brooklyn dream-pop duo GEMOLOGY‘s first ever single “First & Last”. The translucent and multifaceted pairing of Natasha Chitayat and Joanie Wolkoff, GEMOLOGY respires a new life into an often times saturated synth-pop genre while providing their listeners with a visionary brand of pensive and introspective pop assemblage. While Natasha is a multi-instrumentalist/producer with an unwavering pop sensibility with Joanie cutting her teeth as a songer/songwriter with credits on projects such as Foxe Basin, Safra Nikoto and a forthcoming project titled “Her Habits.”; it seems they’ve both found the perfect musical balance for each others’ strengths. “First & Last” is a brooding slice of Chitayat’s resolute pop sensibility coupled with Wolkoff’s penetrating voice and lyrics; pulling from us a sense of longing, but also simultaneous hope. They say art in its purest form makes its audience feel something; and “First & Last” delicately pulls its listener in a number of welcome directions. This one from GEMOLOGY got us off on the completely right foot this morning. Let it do the same for you.
3 months (prod. by KAYTRANADA)
About a month ago Kaytranada released the lead single from his upcoming EP, “Leave Me Alone,” featuring the airy vocals of fellow Montreal-based artist, Shay Lia. Today, Kaytra returns the favor providing the backdrop for Shay’s latest release. “3 Months” features a more subdued take on Kaytranada’s signature bass-bounce, which allows Shay Lia’s vocals to shine. The subtleties of this one showcase the versatility of both artists making for a relaxing listen. Vibe to this one above and check the video out after the jump. You can also check out an interactive version of the video for “3 Months” here. Continue reading
They Run, They Hide
We’ve admittedly never heard of Yuba City, as we’re sure most of you haven’t. This small city of just over 65,000 people may have previously been known for the world’s largest dried fruit processing plant, and a sixteen-year host to the California Dried Plum Festival, it’s claim to fame is about to become something very different, as the world becomes familiar with Brolly.
Wikipedia research aside, this California-born five-piece is part of the growing hotbed of indie rock coming out of the northern part of the golden state. Founded by childhood friends Jacob Ithurburn, Cody Martin, and Jacob Michaelis, as well as Kristen and Chelsea Famularo, Brolly have created an ambient and circumferential sound, capable of encompassing your every thought.
Calling on associations Cold Play, The National, and Band of Horses, this outfits talents engage it’s listeners with ease, as heard with today’s premiere. “They Run, They Hide” features cinematic-quality progression, carried through with booming kick drums, driving finger picking, and absolutely stunning vocals.
Coming off their beautiful and emotion-rich EP Wolfe, this tune and a handful of other absolute gems will be out on Sept 23rd.
Dream And An MPC (Televisor Remix)
Each and every morning, most of us struggle to get past the dreaded snooze button that seems to make us even more inclined to stay in bed all day and avoid our responsibilities. If it weren’t for the sweet, sweet smell of coffee that lingers from the freshly brewed pot in the kitchen all the way into our noses, we wouldn’t be able to function accordingly. Well ninjas, it turns out that we might have hit a double whammy this morning because we definitely just slept past our 5th wake-up call and ran out of coffee. It may not be our lucky day so far, but we have the ultimate pick-me-up from TMN regular, Televisor, and their kick ass new remix to give us that much needed high without all the side effects…or the calories.
We don’t need no education to be
All we need is a dream and an MPC
So set aside the rhetoric and be free
All we need is a dream and an MPC
Since falling in love with their last original piece, “Neon”, we couldn’t help fall captive to their spunky beats and their natural retrograde flow back into the era of big hair and 80’s synths. With a song as badass as that, how could one not fall for Televisor? Now that 2 months have passed, the Disco duo are back again and hotter than ever before with their latest remix of Golden Coast’s fun new track, “Dream And An MPC”. Blending together a lot of Indie and Disco elements, Televisor turns this Golden Coast original into a funky, fiery, fresh rendition that will instantly suck you in at first play. Filled with their signature-style synths, a cheerful melody, and a hoppy kick to boost your Serotonin levels, Televisor funkifies this spirited track and gives us a groovy way to live out our dreams in our own way.
Keep your vertigo
It’s all you need to know
Don’t let that feeling go
Hold on now, hold on
We are beyond excited to be premiering the latest from Televisor with all of you ninjas today, and we especially want to applaud these guys for helping us get through a morning full of obstacles by shedding some Disco light on our dampened spirits. This is one track that will surely be on repeat for the remainder of our day, and we hope it is for you as well.