[Indie] The 1975 – Chocolate

Swaggering into the last chapter of their introductory trilogy of EPs, Manchester’s The 1975 have just unveiled “Chocolate”, the lead track from their forthcoming Music For Cars EP. Cut from the same cloth as their two acclaimed EPs, “Chocolate” is another towering guitar-pop anthem with an infectious chorus that’ll stay with you long after the single has played out.

The 1975

Music For Cars drop March 4th via Dirty Hit/Vagrant

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[Denver Event Preview] Ellie Goulding 2/1 @ The Ogden Theater

It’s pretty damn hard to find someone that doesn’t like Ellie Goulding, or at least respect her for how she’s taken the world by storm in the past few years. Whether you like her for her solo work, or you like her for her sultry vocals laid over some deep dubstep or house basslines, the end result is the same.

The adorable London-based vocalist is in the midst of a massive worldwide tour, after having just released her 2nd full length album, Halcyon. Unless you’ve been hiding in your bomb shelter, waiting for the zombie apocalypse, then you’ve heard Ellie’s voice grace the airwaves at some point recently. You know what would be even better? Catching that voice in person. We know that the Denver show is already sold out, so make sure you buy your tickets now if she’s heading your way.

Ellie Goulding
Anything Could Happen (Radio 1 Live Lounge)
Ellie Goulding
Figure 8 (Breakages Crenshaw & Adams Mix)

Upcoming Tour Dates:

1/28 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
1/29 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
1/30 – The Pageant – St Louis, MO
2/1 – The Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
2/2 – The Great Salt Air – Magna, UT
2/4 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, Wa
2/5 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/6 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
2/8 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
2/9 – The Wiltern – LA, CA
2/12 – Hollywood Palladium – LA, CA

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Wanderhouse – Sugar

The delicacies of music are always more exposed the more you listen to it. And with each playback, the brilliance in the execution of every detailed sound from Wanderhouse, a new project from Marie Moreshead + Doctor Rosen Rosen, becomes all the more apparent. The formation of a more perfect union was first exemplified in their single “Use Me Up” released last year, which can only really be described as The Glitch Mob on Valium. The sensual vocals from Marie Moreshead that lend themselves to be elongated by the subtle trip/hop production of Doctor Rosen Rosen, make it a perfect musical cocktail to consume late into the evening.

This week Wanderhouse released ‘Sugar’, following the similar blueprint of its predecessors. The soft and warming instrumentals are yet again elevated by powerful and surreal vocals. Another profoundly harmonic release from the duo.

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[Massive] Flux Pavilion – I Feel It

We don’t want to sound like a broken record, but Flux Pavilion‘s, Blow The Roof EP is going to be one of the biggest releases of the year. This track is titled “I Feel It” and features a euphoric intro with catchy vocals. Then dropping into some hard hitting wobbles mixed with some infectious melodies. Cheers.

Click on the tracks below to listen to more of the “Blow The Roof EP”.

1. OneTwoThree (Make Your Body Wanna) 
2. The Scientist
3. Double Edge feat Sway and P Money
4. Blow The Roof 
5. I Feel It
6. I Still Cant Stop
7. Do or Die feat Childish Gambino
8. Starlight 

Flux Pavilion
I Feel It

Release date is January 28th via Circus/Big Beat Records

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[Disco] Grizzly Bear – Gun Shy (Lindstrøm Remix)

Norwegian disco heavyweight Lindstrøm injects some space-age funk vibes into Grizzly Bear’s “Gun Shy”, toppling the New York based indie band into a whole new sonic territory. It’s available as a free download on Grizzly Bear’s new tumblr, along with some psychedelic gifs and details of their upcoming tour …

Grizzly Bear
Gun Shy (Lindstrom Remix)

01/26 – Mar del Plata, Argentina – Mute Club de Mar
01/29 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – La Trastienda
01/31 – Mexico City, Mexico – Auditorio Blackberry
02/03 – São Paulo, Brazil – Cine Joia
02/05 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Circo Voador
03/01 – Taipei, Taiwan – Neo Studio
03/02 – Kaohsiung, Taiwan – Megaport Festival
03/05 – Tokyo, Japan – Liquidroom
03/06 – Osaka, Japan – Akaso
03/09 – Singapore – Esplanade Theatre
03/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall Oakland
04/01 – Louisville, KY – Brown Theatre
04/02 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
04/04 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival @ Englert Theatre
04/06 – Dallas, TX – Palladium
04/08 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
04/09 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
04/11 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
04/15 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
04/16 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
05/25 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia
05/28 – Milan, IT – Alcatraz
05/29 – München, DE – Dachau Summer Of Music
06/09 – New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival

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[TMN Song Premiere] The Last Royals – Friday Night (Tribe of Zebras Remix)

It’s rare for a track to sound spot-on when peered at through the lens of different genres, so when we got wind of this brand-spanking new rework we just knew we had to give it not only kudos, but a premiere slot on The Music Ninja. The song in question is “Friday Night” by Brooklyn indie pop outfit The Last Royals. Made up of Eric James and Mason Ingram, the duo pull out all the stops on this ringing, infectious single — so much so that one would think it could only stand alone as an indie tune. But here, LA’s Tribe of Zebras prove us wrong. The producer/DJ team remix the bouncy “Friday Night” into a filthy, growling trap anthem. The original version’s shine gets replaced with some undeniably excellent grime. Check it out below.

The Last Royals
Friday Night (Tribe of Zebras Remix)

The Last Royals’ debut album, Twistification, is out now via Ooh La La Records.

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Last Lynx – Killing Switch (Sound Remedy Remix)

The beautifully crafted sounds of Sound Remedy are back. “Killing Switch” is another reason why 2012 was so great. Its laid back and relaxed vocals echoed calm and summer days of jazzy melodies by Stockholm indie band Last Lynx. While the original pulled many influences including both modern electro pop and 60’s organic pop, Sound Remedy’s rendition does much of the same but substituting it with elements of dubstep and trap.

This remix is all about bright and colorful sounds, dynamic bridges and experimentation, something Sound Remedy knows to well. The trap tease at the very end is just another sign of the maturity from this Los Angeles producer.

Last Lynx
Killing Switch (Sound Remedy Remix)
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