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[Show Review] Polo & Pan Rock Their SF Debut at the Independent (6/20)

Polo & Pan. Photo by Priscilla Anna.

Three funky Frenchmen took over San Francisco’s The Independent on Wednesday night. Polo & Pan made their long awaited San Francisco debut, playing to a sold out crowd. Jean Tonique was added in support as a last-minute announcement, further whipping up San Francisco’s frenzy for these groove architects from France. In fact, demand for tickets for this show on resell/music groups was some of the highest I’d ever seen, especially for a weeknight show.

Jean Tonique set the tone for the night.

Those of lucky enough to be in attendance took in quite the show. Jean Tonique started off the night with his old-school funk inspired beats, getting the audience ready to dance. Tonique looped all of his beats and guitar riffs live, showing sleek and polished craftsmanship. Drinking gin and tonics to the tune of Jean Tonique was an absolute vibe. Continue reading

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[Music Video] HUKO – Bind (feat. Cozy)

It’s rare that I find a a music video that truly catches my curiosity. However, HUKO recently released a peculiar visual project for their recent house hit in Europe, “Blind” ft. Cozy that promises to pull your interest. The video, directed by Greg Kozo features a man with an egg-shaped head roaming around a luxurious modern house filled with beautiful people. Panoramic shots, humorous scenes, riveting romance, and an unexpected ending make this video stand out from the rest. Standing in support of the track’s feel-good synths and catchy vocal hook, this piece does an excellent job of ushering in summer’s uplifting energy. Check out the video here and enjoy!

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[French/Indie Pop] The Dø: A Mouthful

The Dø

Two years after its European release, the debut album from French/Finnish duo The Dø (pronounced “dough”) is finally seeing stateside distribution. The chamber pop group’s cautious desire to maintain total control of the project, even when it meant holding back, is largely responsible for the delay. The music itself, however, with its delightful mix of playfulness, Finnish and English lyricism, gorgeous harmonies, and some eye-popping high notes, proves itself to be well worth the wait. The album’s first track, “Playgroud Hustle,” provides a exciting example, showcasing nearly all of these elements. A fife and martial drumbeat keep time in the background as you’re transported to Neverland, where kids know how to never grow up and adults had better watch out. Read full review at inyourspeakers.com

The Do – At Last

’The Do – At Last’

Bonus Remix (old): The D – On My Shoulders (Baskerville Remix)


If enough people want the original of On My Shoulders.. ill post that too (comment below!)

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