[Soul] Tamara Saul x New Mantra – Numb


Tamara Saul and New Mantra are back with another soulful record, and we are ecstatic to share it with you! Last record by these two we covered was “Fading Out”, and “Numb” doesn’t come shy of the last. New Mantra starts “Numb” out a bit dark, and when this Croatian goddess hops on the beat you’re hooked! With such amazing production value, we’re not exactly sure how we missed this gem. What we do know is “Numb” has us impatiently awaiting what’s next from her!

Tamara Saul x New Mantra
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[Road Trip] Stargazy – The Fashion EP


As if pre-determined by the Music Gods themselves, The Fashion EP is a big, bright, shimmering ball of road trip perfection worthy of a few tanks of gas, some sunflower seeds, ice cold red bulls, and a few good friends. That’s right. It’s that time of the year. It’s time to pile into a car and head out on an adventure. Whether that adventure is with your special someone, just the boys, or a mix of both, NY-based Stargazy has you covered as far as music goes. You might even hit them up for gas money, but we doubt they’ll chip. Unless you invite them along, that is.

Dropping earlier today. this five song EP is primed and ready to flood your car speakers with mile-moving, smile-inducing happiness that will be loved by anyone who listens. Boasting glimmering, waivering guitar chords, upbeat percussion work and catchy hooks, these tunes are all too easy to get caught up in.

One of our favorite parts of this shoe gaze influenced indie rock record was the spacey bridges that connect verses effortlessly with dreamy basslines. Couple in the powerful vocals from lead singer Michael Romano, and you have a familiar blend of classic indie rock acts such as Mew, As Tall as Lions, and even Minus the Bear at times.

Comprised of members Michael Romano (Lead Vocals, guitar), Jared Lindbloom (Vocals, keys), Michael Panico (Guitar, keys), Alex Shifrin (Bass), Brian Garbedian (Drums), Rocco Romanelli (Auxiliary percussion), this six piece has a sound that’s perfect for whatever lies ahead for you this summer. Make sure to like them on facebook to stay up to date with everything they have going on.

Half Life
Soft Words
The Fashion
Golden Hour
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[Alternative/Rock] French Style Furs – Album Preview/Video


The newest addition to the long list of supergroup side-projects forming in recent years is here: LA-based French Style Furs, made up of Nathan Willett and Matt Maust of Cold War Kids and We Barbarians’ Nathan Warkentin, has announced Is Exotic Bait, a debut LP due out July 8th on Frenchkiss Records.

Named after a storefront in Brooklyn and cultivated in spontaneity, French Style Furs pulses with the kind of creative urgency that comes with writing and recording in between shows, with Willett’s signature howls, barks, and wails giving restless life to lyrics inspired by Trappist monk and mystic Thomas Merton’s poetry.

As he does with Cold War Kids, Maust doubles as graphic designer and videographer, and has created a moving collage lyric video for ‘Solitary Life.’ The track itself opens with a bass groove of his (you can almost see him jerkily swaying on stage as you hear it) before swinging horns, Haley Dekle (Dirty Projectors) vocalizations, and even some cowbell are layered on.

In preparation for the album release, French Style Furs are doing a free residency at The Satellite as well as a few dates in New York:

6/2 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
6/9 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
6/16 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
6/23 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
7/7 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
7/9 – Rough Trade – New York, NY

All The Way Down
(World In My) Bloodstream
Solitary Life
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[Seductive Sonatas] StéLouse – The City Ep


Denver based producer, StéLouse, just put out an EP on DIE HIGH Records which touches a few different vibes. “The City EP” features songs from a few genres, including post trap (as BBC referred to it for Wave Racer’s mix), jersey club and chill trap. The first track on “The City EP” is “T-Shirt” which is probably the hardest songs of this style I have ever heard! Bed squeaks on the buildup, funky slap bass, and crazy tom rolls make up this unregistered heater. The vibes on “Sixteen” are a bit sweeter. With smooth chords that will make you feel like you’re laying on a beach in Australia, this is one of our favorites on “The City EP”! My personal favorite on the EP would have to be “Joyride”. “Joyride” goes from a trap banger to an anthem Jersey club tune! On the last track, StéLouse winds things down with the title record on the EP. “The City” is the most seductive of all tracks from this EP. The brass on “The City” makes “the Sexy Sax Max” look like a joke. In it’s entirety, “The City EP” creates one of the most unique experiences you can have listening to music. Seeing as StéLouse gave this one out for free, we’re hoping we hear songs from “The City EP” when roaming festivals this year!

The City
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[Liquid DnB] Porter Robinson – Sad Machine (Tut Tut Child Remix)

Porter Robinson
Sad Machine (Tut Tut Child Remix)

A couple of weeks ago Porter Robinson released yet another single, “Sad Machine”, off his upcoming album, Worlds. Now that the internet has recovered from hearing one of the most adorable songs to have surfaced across our music feed, Tut Tut Child decided to throw us down the rabbit hole of liquid feels with his bootleg rendition of “Sad Machine”. The drum and bass producer paid homage to Porter by infusing a taste of liquidy goodness into the wondrous track.

Tut Tut Child centered his bootleg around the melodic undertones of the female robot vocals in which he places a great emphasis on the contrasting power of Porter’s voice along with hers. With the subtle addition of the soft snares, he transforms “Sad Machine” into a happy, upbeat, feel good tune to get you through any day. This is the perfect tune to get you ready for those endless summer nights with the people you love most, so grab your free download, crank up the volume, and let this robot make you feel super giddy inside.


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Toy Cities – Pretend [TMN PREMIERE]

Toy Cities

Uniting under the moniker Toy Cities, friends from bands The Aviation Oranges and Moving Mountains drew upon their adept previous histories to bring forth a complimentary contradiction of tightly melodic structured sound and hazy indie fuzz.

Presenting the premier of fresh track Pretend, Toy Cities have in their hands an accomplished offering of the polished, yet raw and scuzzy, dream-pop variety. Laden with spacious synths, resonating reverb and walls of sound plentiful enough to build your hopes from: Pretend embodies the introspective woozy swoon of shoe-gaze gone. Modernised, revived and tightly wrapped in densely melodic indie; Toy Cities penchant for perfected song craft, simmers and erupts so confidently, the after effect feels effortless.

Produced by Chris Moore (whose golden touch has graced the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV on the Radio), the outcome of offbeat and immaculate indie is perhaps expected, but nevertheless present.

With a competence of craft that exceeds its contemporaries, Pretend is an almost ironic titling of a track which more or less sings of the real deal.

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[Hip-Hop] Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – Six Degrees (Feat. Danny Brown)

Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD
SIX DEGREES Ft. Danny Brown

After dropping their EP III earlier this month, Canadian trio BADBADNOTGOOD have teamed up with the legendary Ghostface Killah and Detroit’s Danny Brown to bring us a bone-chilling new single. Spitting vicious bars over an unnervingly eerie instrumental, both emcees ensure that you’ll want to maintain all “Six Degrees” of separation from them. Ghostface’s cold, calculated flow serves as a perfect contrast to Danny’s unruly attitude, yet neither emcee sounds out of place on the haunting number.

Check out the single above, and make sure to pre-order yourself a copy before it drops on June 23rd.

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