The 1975 – Haunt // Bed

The 1975
Haunt // Bed

Manchester Lo-Fi pop specialists The 1975, a group with whom our faithful Ninjas should be well aware of at this point, are getting geared up for the release of their fourth studio EP, titled simply IV through Dirty Hit Records. Fusing moments of pure ambiance with pop-song sensibility has proven to be their recipe for success, thus The 1975 have already carved out an impressive niche within the American independent music community, which never seems to be an easy feat for bands hailing from across the pond. Their latest single “Haunt // Bed” falls in line with past releases, projecting a visual and auditory wave of melancholia, hidden amongst lead singer Matthew Healy’s patchy lyrics. While this cut may lean closer to a more downtempo B-Side than some of their more radio-friendly choices, it was a song we no doubt thought our readers deserved to devour as we inch ever closer to the weekend. The 1975 are less than a month from a full-fledged U.S. tour in support of fellow visionaries The Neighbourhood, and if you are fortunate enough to reside in one of the following cities, please do not miss your chance to be a part of something special by missing their set. Stream “Haunt // Bed” above, and don’t be shy about leaving your comments!

U.S. Tour Dates (w/ The Neighbourhood):

06/04 – Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard

06/05 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

06/07 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

06/08 – Austin, TX @ Antones

06/11 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

06/12 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662

06/14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

06/15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

06/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

06/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

06/19 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

06/22 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory

06/23 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase

06/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

06/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Headlining Shows:

07/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

07/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

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You can feel the change in the air can’t you? Summer is on the way.

Your body gets that tingling feeling, your bright colored tees and crazy pattern shorts that you have kept perfectly folded in your closet are dying to come back out. The glitter, the sequins, the glow sticks and all those fuzzy animal hats are ready to make their first appearance of the summer.
And for all of us in Colorado, it is essential to start the summer concert series out on a good note, for example, heading up to the one and only Red Rocks, one of the best concert venues in the world.

So mark your calendars Colorado and everyone else, a week from Friday, May 17th, Global Dance, Sub.Mission and Triad Dragons are throwing down the biggest bass festival to start the summer off right, the Global Dub Festival. They have stacked the artists high this year. Headlining this year is that blonde sensation Flux Pavilion and the triple X rated bass extraordinaire Excision. Getting the party started is Zomboy, Dirtyphonics Live and Designer Drugs. If you are not a fan of bass or are afraid for your eardrums, this isn’t the show for you. But for everyone else, grab your tickets and get ready to begin your summer the way every basshead should, with more bass in your face than you even know what to do with.
Let’s get this summer started!

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I Still Cant Stop
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Walk In The Fire
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This Portland based indie artist truly knows how to write a great songs. You may recognize Josh’s ethereal vocals and songwriting style from his work in Josh and Mer (who are currently working on a new EP). This track however was co-produced with Jason Carter (Black Francis, Pete Yorn, Art Brut). The video was made by Josh himself. He wanted it to represent the lyrical interpretation that life, earth, atoms, and stars are all connected. An endless timeless cycle, if you will.

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