[Indie Rock] The 1975 – Sex (Album Version)

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The 1975
Sex

If you’ve frequented this blog for the past few months, you’d know that we’re pretty excentric the 1975 fans. This Brittish indie rock band has stolen our hearts, and presumably the hearts of many others. Their infectious pop inspired rock sound has grabbed our attention on multiple occaisons and now have provided us with the news we’ve been waiting for: they’re coming to the US on a full headliner tour.

With the announcement of the tour the band has offered up the album version of their overwhelmingly blogged about single “Sex.”

Oct 5th – Short Mountain Distillery – Woodbury, TN
Oct 8th – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
Oct 9th – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Oct 10th – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Oct 11th – Black Cat – Washington, DC
Oct 12th – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 13th – The Mod Club – Toronto, Canada
Oct 15th – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
Oct 18th – Firebird – St. Louis, MO
Oct 19th – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Oct 20th – The Rave Bar – Milwaukee, WI
Oct 21st – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 23rd – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
Oct 24th – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 26th – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Oct 27th – VENUE – Vancouver, Canada
Oct 28th – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Oct 30th – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Oct Oct 31 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Nov 1st – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Nov Nov 2 – Vinyl @ Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas, NV
Nov 3rd – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
Nov 4th – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ

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[Electro House] FTAMPA – Kick it Hard

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Kick It Hard (Original Mix) Out now on Beatport

This blogger always has a soft spot in his heart for some bangin’ electro house. Something about those razor sharp synths, ridiculous buzzy beats, and heart pounding tempo really gets me going.

Brazilian producer FTAMPA just dropped this track twelve days ago on Vicious Recordings and it is everything you’re looking for in a hard hitting electro house track.

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[TMN PREMIERE] Astoria Kings – Shine Your Light (Josh Money Remix)

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Astoria Kings
Shine Your Light (Josh Money Remix)

There’s something about melodic dubstep that soothes anything that ails you. The epic vocals, the smooth rolling bass lines, and the carefully orchestrated synths just seem attach themselves so elegantly to the mood of track.

Yes, Josh Money has produced a remix that satisfies all of those wonderful things about a melodic vocal dubstep track. It’s slow, sensual, and really allows the original vocals from Astoria Kings to shine. The track keeps the same Imogen Heap feel, with heavily treated ethereal lyrics, only this time around it’s dialed up with a beautiful EDM treatment that begs to be played at full volume, with your windows down.

This brand new release is available as a free download on FiXT’s soundcloud page, so head over and grab a copy for yourself. Once you’ve downloaded it, make sure to head over to Beatport to pick up Josh’s recently released LP Carve.

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[New Sound out of Philly] Marian Hill – Whiskey

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Cool, smooth, perfect on the palate, leaving you wanting more.

Am I talking about a smooth drink? Well, that is the title of Marian Hill’s song titled “Whiskey”. But no, I was actually talking about their music.

MH is made up of Philadelphia musicians Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol. This duo has come up with a hip-hop, beat vibe sound with the beautifully seducing lyrics of Gongol. This song starts with a simple drum beat, then Gongol slowly begins her captivation over listeners with her sound and lyrics saying, “You are my whiskey, I will make you mine…”. The song follows a break pattern, with the song stopping every thirty seconds or so giving the song a story telling like feel to it. This song is simple, simply beautiful that is. MH is very new and this is their first song but I guarantee you, this whiskey, bluesy, lullaby of theirs is just the first in along line of smooth drinks.

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[TMN PREMIERE] Kid Astray – The Mess (Casiokids Remix)

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All the way from Norway, Kid Astray come bearing gifts of the indie pop kind. The six-piece collective are relative newcomers to the music scene and their name might not ring a bell with readers just yet, but with shimmery and sweet, swoon-worthy singles like “The Mess” (off their debut EP, Easily Led Astray — out today), we’re willing to bet you’ll be hearing a lot of them literally any minute now. In the meantime, we’ve got a cool remix to offer up courtesy of another Norwegian group that knows how to piece together a good ole’ pop song: Casiokids. Though their last album was 2011′s Aabenbaringen over aaskammen (a record worth revisiting, we might add), here they sound fresh as ever, kicking up the energy and plugging in some extra sunny dance vibes for a rework that’s all fun and no filler. Throw it on that beach, BBQ or roadtrip playlist and you’re totally made. Enjoy.

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The Mess (Casiokids remix)
The Mess
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2013 Round #2)

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Have you ever been so tired of your music library you end up driving around in total silence, working out in the gym with the shitty music playing over the sound system, or even taking a shower with the serenade of your own crappy voice? It sucks, doesn’t it? The radio is too annoying, your favorite albums are finally too played out and it feels as if the music world that used to light your fire has finally gone to die. Well, have no fear, cuz the Indie Dojo is here…(How many times do you think that cheesy saying has been written over the 2+ years of this playlist?) But seriously, our main purpose in life is to provide you with something that just might spark your interest. And if not this week, maybe next. We will keep trying…and trying….and trying.

Sanders Bohike
Ghost Boy
Cloud Control
Dojo Rising
Enerate
Unstoppable
Indiana
Bound
Rayland Baxter
The Woman For Me DEMO
Royal Forest
Youre A Big Girl Now
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[R&B/Pop] AlunaGeorge – Bad Idea

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Bad Idea

We might have a short history with UK duo AlunaGeorge, but at this point it’s been pretty well established that the group can do no wrong. While breakout single “Attracting Flies” is still arguably our favorite cut around here, this latest effort from the twosome certainly gives it a run for its money. “Bad Idea” sounds exactly like the opposite of what you’d assume, with Aluna Francis‘ delightful, puerile vocals distracting us from the song’s true theme surrounding dysfunctional relationships that are essentially “car crashes waiting to happen.”  It’s been nearly impossible to contain our excitement for the pair’s  forthcoming debut album, but the wait will soon be over, with Body Music finally reaching shelves on July 29th.

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