Los Angeles based indie rockers Owenstone are offering a glimpse into their upcoming EP with “Summer Lane.” Better yet? You can snag a free download right now.
Contemporary and carefree, this one could easily top your mid-summer play counts. Picture it billowing out over the ocean from the radio deck of a classic convertible cruising down the highway.
After a leading riff of pulsating, infectious rhythm guitar, prepare to be immersed in blissful, dreamy wanderlust. Frontman Nathan Owen’s vocals meander gently between the layers of melody–melody laced with coastal vibes, clasped to rivulets of strings that tether it aimlessly to both blacktop and countryside. A solo, redolent of sitar, adds timelessness to the contemporary–sealing a spot on my summer go-to playlists for years to come.
As the weather gradually continues to warm, we find ourselves constantly seeking songs with groovy, danceable beats, light and playful synths, and an overall summery vibe. While Lincoln Jesser’s new track has some deeper emotions tied to the lyrics, we couldn’t help but dance our way all the way through.
Coming out of La-La Land, Lincoln once again displays his prowess for writing synth-heavy pop tunes that focus both on an engaging melody, and his casual, unassuming vocals. Every time he releases something, we seemingly can’t help but be drawn to it, smiling and dancing our way around TMN HQ.
We tracked Lincoln down for a quick quote on the meaning behind the family-driven lyrics. Here’s what he had to say:
It’s about the idea of being a “good” vs “bad person”…how most everyone is struggling to stay on the right side of that line, but it takes lapses to grow and evolve. It was inspired by the biblical story about the 4 sons actually: wise, wicked, simple, and silent.
As with a lot of his work, “Wicked Son” will be available for free download on his Soundcloud. Head over and pick up a copy for the weekend!
Fresh and bright, Cousin Matt drop off “Second Heart,” a soulful sing-along strung with a decent dose of indie expression. They’re bound to put a spring in your step, open windows up wide, and surround you with a breezy bit of warmth.
The duo may be split between Brooklyn and Atlanta, but distance sure isn’t stopping these two from soulful singing and savvy sampling. We’re hoping for more of this catchy goodness. Treat yourself to a free download right on over here.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.
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Lincoln Jesser x Elephante
A Trillion Somethings Right
As we prepare to say goodbye to Elephante, he of course wanted to end his time with TMN on a high note and presented us with his new song featuring the vocals of Lincoln Jesser ‘A Trillion Somethings Right’. In his own words, Elephante tells us why he loves this song so much:
“I had the huge pleasure of getting vocals from my man Lincoln Jesser, an amazing singer and producer who has been on absolute fire lately and one of my favorite indie artists out there. Plus, “Something Right” is one of my favorite songs of the last few months, so I really wanted to treat it right – tried out a bunch of different things, but kept hearing a tune from an old instrumental I had done underneath it, so I ended up scrapping everything and rebuilding the track around his vocals.
It’s kinda like the song was the girl that you’ve had a crush on for ages, and you finally get a date, and you call a bunch of different restaurants, and try out a bunch of outfits and everything, but then you end up going to your neighborhood joint cuz you know all the waiters, and you wear your lucky underwear because you don’t wanna f*ck it up. Did that make any sense? No? Okay cool, just know that I’m super psyched with how it turned out and please enjoy!”
Well, this is just the something right we were looking for to wrap up the month of April.
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Licoln Jesser – Something RightOriginal Track
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Maya Jane Coles
Everything (feat. Karin Park)
The buzz continues to grow as we inch closer to one of our most anticipated electronic shows of the year. After authoring an incredible debut LP, Comfort, last year, along with one of our favorite entries into the legendary DK-Kicks series two years back; Maya Jane Coles is finally earning her due credit amongst not just the dance community, but the mainstream as a whole. The Queen of underground dance brings her slick stage bravado to Denver this Saturday along with Detroit’s burgeoning techno goddess Magda, the smoothed out techno and house of Greg Eversoul and Tom Schoppet at the Gothic Theatre; and of course we wanted our Ninjas to have a shot at attending one of the hottest shows of the year on us. Seeing as this is their 3 year anniversary party, we’ve partnered up with our good friends at Afterhours Anonymous to giveaway a pair of tickets, so if you’re in Colorado or the surrounding areas, go ahead and take a crack at a raucous evening for free. The party rolls on all the way until 4:00 a.m., so it wouldn’t hurt to be in dancing shape before either.
As always, entering is beyond easy. Just “like” the Maya Jane Coles, Magda and The Music Ninja Facebook pages and enter your e-mail into the widget below. The winner will be picked on Friday at 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time, so please be paying attention to your email after that.
There are a few rules, of course:
– You must be 21 or over to enter.
– You are responsible for transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door.
– You Must have a solid arsenal of dance moves in your toolbox to display on behalf of TMN
Good luck, ninjas!
Logic Ft. Big Sean
Alright (Prod. By Tae Beast)
While Logic has amassed a pretty large following over the last few years, he still hasn’t had that breakthrough hit to propel himself into the mainstream conversation just yet. However, this new single with Big Sean could finally be just the push that he needs. “Alright” is way more than just that, as the Def Jam signee spits a few mind numbing verses alongside the poised G.O.O.D. Music representative. The two emcees have somewhat contrasting styles, yet both sound comfortable over the mellow Tae Beast produced instrumental. With his EP While You Wait on the horizon, it seems only a matter of time before the Maryland native becomes a household name. Stream the single above, and stay tuned for more from the talented lyricist as we head towards summer.