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[TMN PREMIERE] MONAKR- Teardrop (Massive Attack Cover)

Teardrop (Massive Attack Cover)

Fresh off being announced on the second annual CRSSD festival in San Diego, MONAKR unleashes a cover of ‘Teardrop‘ by Massive Attack to keep things swirling. Lead singer Matthew Santos drives along the revamped production with a sense of power and fearlessness. This pretty tune successfully resuscitates a classic and showcases the band stepping outside their comfort zone. With an EP on the horizon, this Chicago-based four piece is set for a busy Summer. Both of their independently released singles (‘Calling Out‘ and ‘Diamond‘) debuted #20 on the Global and US Spotify Viral Charts, so it’s expected that a massive footprint will be made in the near future. MONAKR, born in the Winter of 2014, explores the deeper and darker side of pop music, filtered through Chicago’s R&B and House traditions. This Friday you can find them in their hometown at Lincoln Hall playing an official Pitchfork after-show with Celine Neon and Kinky Lovetickets here.

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60+ Songs to Prepare for Treasure Island Music Festival in SF, 10/18-19 [Event Preview + Playlist]

timf2014-sfweekly-fullpgLineups for major music festivals often boast 100+ artists, which although in theory is a great concept, can end up being overwhelming and frustrating when you realize the impossibility of seeing every act on the bill. San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival, a collaboration between Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment, provides one of the few exceptions to this conundrum electing to go with fewer artists and alternating sets at only two stages. Having attended last year, we found this to be a genius, albeit seemingly obvious, solution making the experience far more relaxed for festival-goers without sacrificing any quality in the music. Aside from the unique arrangement, the backdrop of Treasure Island overlooks both the Bay and Golden Gate bridges and has one of the more stunning sunsets the Bay Area has to offer. For anyone who will be attending this year, we also highly recommend checking out the non-stop Silent Disco stage courtesy Silent Frisco.

To help you all prepare for what should be an amazing weekend of music, we’ve put together a massive playlist including every single artist on the TIMF lineup because, with no overlapping sets, you will actually have the opportunity to see them all. Whether you’ve already got your ticket, are still on the fence or can’t make it this year, we hope this serves as a fun, introduction to a dynamic collection of musicians. One and two-day passes for Treasure Island Music Festival are still available so, if you like what you hear below, grab your tickets HERE.

Day 1: 

Painted PalmsNoon @ Bridge Stage. 

Sounds like: San Francisco-based, psychedelic pop.

’Painted Palms
’Painted Palms – Here It Comes’

Tobacco (of Black Moth Super Rainbow), 12:40PM @ Tunnel Stage.

Sounds like: In his own words, “I want to make you feel paranoid in a good way.”

’Tobacco – Self Tanner’
’Black Moth Super Rainbow – Gangs in the Garden’


MUST-SEE: Ratking1:10PM @ Bridge. 

Sounds like: Gritty, high energy New York hip-hop.

’Ratking – So It Goes’
’Ratking – Pretty Picture’
’Phantogram – Fall in Love (RATKING Falling Off Remix)’
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Massive Attack Announce New EP, Teaser New Song

Here is the new Massive Attack single, Splitting The Atom. Word on the street is that they are moving into a whole new direction.. and by the sound of the radio rip of Splitting The Atom.. I am even more excited to find out what this new Massive Attack 2.0 is all about.
Splitting The Atom Rip

’Splitting The Atom Rip.mp3′

Splitting The Atom is out on October 5th on Virgin. Tracklist as follows:

1. Splitting the Atom (featuring 3D, Daddy G, and Horace Andy)
2. Pray for Rain (featuring Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio)
3. Psyche (featuring Martina Topley-Bird) (Van Rivers and the Subliminal Kid Remix)
4. Bulletproof Love (featuring Guy Garvey of Elbow) (Christoffer Berg Remix)

In the meantime, while we wait… lets reminisce about some of the remixes that have appeared in the last couple of years.

There is nothing “technically” great about this mash up, it is a straight forward one on top the of the other layer mix… however, the Massive Attack beat with Lily Allen seductive voice makes it an easy and enjoyable listen.
Mighty Mike – Massive Fear (Massive Attack Vs. Lily Allen)

mike – massive

Massive Attack – Teardrop (Mad Professor Remix)

’Massive Attack – Teardrop Mad Professor Remix.mp3′

Massive Attack Teardrop (Minilogue Remix)

’Massive Attack Teardrop Minilogue Remix.mp3′
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