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Premiere: The Pass – Take You Out

By Will Oliver, December 3rd 2014 — with 1 comment

High Road EP Artwork

Louisville four-piece The Pass have had some year. The group (Kyle Peters, Will Roberts, Brian Healey & Neil Lucas) began 2014 with a collection of 7″ singles, and have since been tucked away in their basement studio recording their new EP, High Road, which is out December 9.

With the EP, The Pass hope to change the perception of DIY and prove that a band can craft memorable elctro-pop all by themselves. With every new release the group seem to find new ways to amaze, proving to both us and themselves, that there is no need to be limited to one idea or sound.

Today we have the honor of premiering the lead single from the EP, a stunner by the name of “Take You Out.” In it, they deliver a world of glossy synths, love-sick vocals, and a feel-good atmosphere that you can’t shake anywhere else but the dance floor. With so many electronic groups relying heavily on computers and other effects these days, it’s great to see The Pass deliver such groovy tunes as a full live band. It truly separates them from the rest of the pack

Enjoy “Take You Out” below, and find some of The Pass’ upcoming tour dates, which includes two stops in NYC next week. See you there.
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Music Video Premiere: Honey Wild – Home

By Will Oliver, October 10th 2014 — with 1 comment

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Photo by Talia Green

Brooklyn’s Honey Wild will release their new self-titled EP on October 14 via Shorewave Records. Today, we have the honor of premiering the music video for “Home,” a track off of the EP.

The video itself was shot at the Bushwick house of the label’s very own Chris Leo Palermino, and features the band playing a dazzling live performance of “Home.” The track features delightful 60s vibe that fans of Mac DeMarco should certainly appreciate. Get your exclusive first watch of the video (which was made by Brooklyn’s Yellow House Pictures) below.
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Premiere: Hospital – Right On

By Will Oliver, September 30th 2014

Hospital - Right On

Last year Russian rockers Hospital captured my heart with their lovely single “Lust For You,” which ended up making my list of the best songs of the year.

Next month they will return with a new EP titled Satellite Flare. Today, we have the honor and privilege of premiering the EP’s first single, “Right On.” Here’s how the band describe the song:

“Right On” is the song about joy. Not a particular joy but the feeling you get accidentally when you do not expect it. The lyrics is pretty simple just because we don’t wanna use all these heavy forms to explain easy things. In some way this is a tribute to guitar bands of the 60th. The song is very uplifting and inspiring, which is truly important for this time. We also would like to say special thanks to our sound producer Korney Kretov from Xuman Records Studio for this record.

There’s definitely a youthful hopeful quality to “Right On” that sounds like a sunny afternoon well spent with those who mean the most to you. Enjoy it via the stream below.

Premiere: Split Screens – Home

By Will Oliver, August 12th 2014

Split Screen

Today I have the privilege of premiering “Home”, a new song from San Francisco outfit Split Screens. off of their upcoming debut album Before The Storm, due out on September 9 via Name Drop Swamp Records.

“Home” is a bright and positive song about letting go and being in the moment. The song is lead by the calm and endearing vocals of frontman Jesse Cafiero, sets the tone for the entire song. Throw in plenty of gracious horns, and you have a delightful track that’s ready to play us out of these wonderful remaining weeks of summer.

We have the exclusive stream of “Home” posted below, enjoy.
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Premiere: Fire and the Romance – Rescue

By Will Oliver, July 23rd 2014

Fire and the Romance

Fire and the Romance is the project of New York native Dion Roy. Earlier in the year, Roy caught my attention with his larger than life cut “Way Down Below”, and we have since been waiting for more.

With the release date of his debut album Adaptations looming, Dion has shared “Rescue” the very pleasant first single off the record. “Rescue” is an easy on the ears hybrid of electronic sounds and a pop-minded chorus. His gentle vocals are more than welcoming, soaring higher and higher as the song builds towards unstoppable heights.

Adaptations will be released on August 26, and is now available for pre-order. In the meantime, enjoy the exclusive premiere stream of “Rescue”, which I’ve shared below.
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Eric Frisch

Earlier in the year New York City singer-songwriter Eric Frisch released his debut (self-produced) full-length entitled Goodbye Birdcage. Eric’s sound combines elements of 50s and 60s pop music with a modern touch, creating a unique call to the past while still pushing forward into unchartered territory.

He’s released a music video for one of the album highlights “Learn To Swim” The video, which was directed by Stephen Tonti features a reflective Frisch playing the song alone in a studio, offering various clips of him playing the song. It’s a simple, yet effective approach to the lovely folk song that has a familiarity about it that makes it feel like a classic song that you always knew was there, but just needed a friendly reminder.

We have the exclusive premiere of the video, which you can watch below.
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The Hydrothermal Vents

The Hydrothermal Vents are a duo out of Montreal consisting of John Tielli and Tessa Kautzman. On July 5 they will release their new album Secrets of the Deep! We are honored to be the ones who premiere that LP’s most recent single, the self-titled cut “The Hydrothermal Vents.”

The band was drawn together by a mutual love of the Pixies, an influence which, along with other post-punk bands such as the Talking Heads that helped shape their sound. You can hear these influences for sure on the title track, with a passionate and moody atmosphere delivered by powerfully distinctive vocal interplay. Imagine if David Bowie and (early) Arcade Fire finally recorded together, that is what you would get with The Hydrothermal Vents. Loads of textures and emotive vocals that create rich unforgettable imagery, always a sign of a good song at work.

Find the track below and be on the lookout for the record when it comes out on July 5.

Premiere: Hospital – Revelation

By Will Oliver, May 6th 2014

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Last year Russian band Hospital caught my attention in a big way, with their track “Lust For You” ending up as one of my favorite tracks of the entire year.

Now the band has since returned with a new single titled “Revelation.” It was produced and mixed by Jim Greer, who worked with Foster The People on their debut album Torches. He’s worked his magic on Hospital, who have released a bright and shimmering song with “Revelation”, a hopeful track even if the lyrical content is less so.

We have the honor of premiering the stream of the new single. It’s available for you to enjoy below.
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Baby Baby

Atlanta, Georgia rockers Baby Baby recently released their new album Big Boy Baller Club via Gospel Of Rhythm Recordings.

Today we have the exclusive premiere of the music video for single “You Can’t Spell Conch Without The ‘CH’.” The fun track gets a video that is something of a mixture of Lost and Lord Of The Flies. Or as they put it, “BABY BABY vs. villainous prep school kids and a toxic punk pig man on deserted Mystery Island.”

It was directed by Torey Haas and shot on location at Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Big Boy Baller Club is available to purchase over at iTunes and bandcamp. Watch the video below.
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Premiere: Strangeheart – Strangeheart

By Will Oliver, April 15th 2014

Strangeheart

L.A. electronic indie-pop act Strangeheart are gearing up the release for their anticipated debut album A Common Theme, which will be released on May 6 (iTunes).

Last year we posted the band’s highly enjoyable debut single “In Another Life” and here we are a year later with the exclusive premiere of “Strangeheart”, the (self-titled) first single off the album.

The band layer on the synths and pile on the hooks. causing a shimmering burst of energy that just takes you over while listening. There’s the pop elegance of Empire Of The Sun found in the chorus, along with the live instrumentation of acts like Passion Pit, which separates Strangeheart from the rest of the pack. They’re the real deal, and this track is as enjoyable as one you’ll find today, or any day.

We are happy to premiere the stream of “Strangeheart”, which you can listen to below.
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