[Indie Rock] Young Rising Sons – King of the World

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Young Rising Sons
King Of The World

If Michael Cera, Ellen Page, Zooey Deschanel, and Zach Braff made a movie together, this song would be on on the trailer.

After premiering Young Rising Son’s debut track, “High,” we knew that this Jersey-based quartet was onto something special. A few short weeks later, and this up-and-coming indie rock sensation landed themselves a deal on Interscope Records. Not too shabby, eh?

In their latest release, we’re offered up a summer-inspired, infectious rock anthem that has one of those choruses that refuses to leave your memory. You could hear this song once, go out for a long night of boozing, and still wake up singing

We’ll rule the world, together, forever. With hearts of gold, who needs any treasure? We’ll take our time just living our lives, our castle in the sky-ay-ay, if I was King of the World

These guys are quite possibly hitting up a city near you soon. We suggest you pick up tickets ASAP, as this is a show you wont want to miss. Peep the tour dates below and whip out that credit card.

August 7 // The Basement, Columbus, OH // with Little Daylight

August 8 // Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN // with Little Daylight

August 9 // Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA // with Little Daylight

August 11 // House of Blues – Bronze Peacock, Houston, TX // with Little Daylight

August 12 // Stubbs JR, Austin, TX // with Little Daylight

August 13 // House of Blues – Cambridge Room, Dallas, TX // with Little Daylight

August 15 // Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO // with Little Daylight

August 18 // Club Congress Phoenix, AZ // with Little Daylight

August 19 // Voodoo Room, San Diego, CA // with Little Daylight

August 20 // Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA with Little Daylight

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Northern Nights Music Festival 7/18-7/20 in Mendocino, CA [Festival Preview + Playlist]

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The most common complaint about the meteoric rise of music festivals has been their commercialization. Regardless of your stance, its hard to argue that events are generally far more pleasant when there’s some room to move around and, even more so, with a scenic, temperate backdrop. For those looking for a break from the usual stress of festivals, this weekend’s Northern Nights Music Festival might be the perfect opportunity.

A few hours north of San Francisco in the gorgeous expanse that is Northern California, the festival offers a pristine setting for camping under enormous Redwoods. Its location along the Eel River lends itself to the awesomely unique option of hopping in a floaty and going for a relaxed trip downstream—something us ninjas could’ve used at this year’s blistering Coachella. Just as its more remote location might suggest, Northern Nights boasts a refreshing lineup leaning towards underground electronic and alternative genres. In addition to the music, there will also be various art exhibits, food, drinks, workshops and yoga classes.

With the live-electronic band, Beats Antique, headlining, the festival features a number of other TMN-favorite artists, which we’ve included below in our preview playlist—we’ll let the music do the talking! Don’t just take it from us, though, and make sure to check out some of the names you’re not yet familiar with.

If you’re up for the adventure, and feeling the lineup, make sure to head over to Northern Nights’s website to grab your tickets.

’Beats Antique – Roadworthy (feat Antibalas Horns)’
’ODESZA – Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren)’
’Minnesota – Float (Featuring Zion I)’
’Viceroy – The Life Feat. Penguin Prison’
’The Floozies – Love, Sex, And Fancy Things’
’DallasK – Alienz (Two Fresh Remix)’
’Giraffage – Music Sounds Better With You (Remix)’
’Mr. Carmack – another intrepidity, with evil needle’
’Lindsay Lowend – Wind Fish’
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[Ambient] Komodo – Orange Ocean (Loscil Remix)

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Orange Ocean
(Loscil Remix)

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been slowly sifting through an endless sea of minutia and manure today. Whatever industry you’re in, we’re sure you have you slow, building frustrations, and those frustrations need to be addressed properly.

Rather than going on a regretful twitter rant, we suggest you calmly press play, and get lost, if only for seven minutes. Taking a crack at Brooklyn based Komodo’s tune “Orange Ocean,” Loscil has dialed up an interpretation worthy of your deepest dreamscapes. Taking a piano-centric approach to the melody, this Vancouver-based musician will easily take you out of whatever stresses have been ailing you today.

This tune is off of the upcoming Pattern and Light LP, due out July 22nd.

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[Garage Rock] Racing Glaciers – VHS

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Racing Glaciers
VHS

Frantic and frenzied, Racing Glaciers new track VHS certainly underlines it’s analogue title: presenting a throw back to Northern England’s indie golden era. Disposing of the modern blueprint, Racing Glaciers exchange carefully crafted climaxes for a dose of the DIY. A somewhat raw release, VHS side steps all things overly curated and instead replaces the modern thirst for soundscapes of intellectualised intricacy with some good old fashioned Northern Soul.

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[Folk] Ruu Campbell – The Call (Heartsong)

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Ruu Campbell
The Call (Heartsong)

This morning I was woken up by severe thunderstorms. Literally every thirty seconds I would hear the loudest thunder, and lightning even hit my neighbors house. I got on facebook, and I received a message regarding this track. The sun came out as I hit play, and it was a pretty unique moment. It’s almost like Ruu Campbell‘s song made the weather from dark to beautiful. As I am listening to “The Call”, I feel at peace. “The Call” took my mind away from things I have been going through, and I am completely focused on how wonderful this song is. No more negative feelings about what I could have done, or how I am feeling in general. Ruu Campbell washed away all of that negative energy with one track, and I am impressed. Now that Ruu Campbell made me feel better, I am going to run to the beach and get some sun. Ciao

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[Progressive House] Gazzo feat. Y LUV-Never Touch The Ground (Original Mix)

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Gazzo feat. Y LUV-Never Touch The Ground (Original Mix)

It appears that we have been digging the Progressive House vibes yet again, ninjas, and this time we’re bringing back one of TMN’s favorite artists to get us back in the loop. Hailing from the state where people’s skin is as orange as the earth’s core, New Jersey producer, Gazzo, has been taking things to the next level with each and every track he puts out. No matter what Gazzo does, he always makes us want to shuffle, cry, and feel every ounce nostalgia with each synth, kick, and drop.

Yesterday, Gazzo released a new original track, “Never Touch the Ground” featuring Y LUV. This progressive house feeler is jam packed with uplifting synths, intricate melodies, and a vocal that’ll elevate your spirit off the ground. Gazzo and Y LUV truly put their heart and souls in this one and decided to make this one a freebie for all of you music lovers. Grab yours today and get those feelings going!

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TastyTreat – Say Yes [TMN Premiere]

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TastyTreat
Say Yes

There seems to be something extra cute in the Summer air these days to which all we want to do is stroll around town with our significant others then end the day with a little sensual lovin’. Long-time TMN favorites, TastyTreat, have been notorious for making the kind of music that will make you swoon for days on end. Not only does their music make us want to cuddle the living hell out of the biggest and fluffiest teddy bear around, but it also makes us want to rip our clothes off and do the damn thing if you know what we’re sayin’.

Today we are extremely excited to premiere their newest original track, “Say Yes”. With its future bass/R&B vibe, “Say Yes” seduces your ears, your mind, and your body to the point where you might find yourself in bed with these tasty beats. As soon as you press play, you are introduced with a flawless piano melody that intricately progresses into the ultimate bedroom anthem of the Summer. After listening to this song through and through, we realized that our productivity for the rest of the day is about to be at an all time low, however, we might just make up for that later tonight.

TastyTreat definitely made us feel some type of way with this one and they want you to, as well, so download this baby makin’ tune while it’s hot. It may not be Friday according to Rebecca Black’s standards, but just remember that no one ever said you couldn’t get down on a Tuesday. Do yourself a favor and go grab a tasty treat because we guarantee you’ll want to satisfy that sweet tooth behind closed doors.

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