Stream: Olivver – “Attica ’71″ (Tapioca and The Flea Remix)

July 23, 2014 No comments yet

On the heels of the announcement that Olivver will be making his live debut on the last night of Maudlin Strangers’ month-long residency at LA’s Bootleg Theater alongside Tapioca and the Flea in a night sponsored by yours truly, the OC-based band have remixed his single “Attica ’71.” Trading bluesy stamps and percolating percussion for sinister synths […]

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Video: Lovelife – “Nova”

July 23, 2014 No comments yet

“I’m falling in love again.” “Do you always disappear?” he texted. And with that began my favorite Lovelife video to date. Following the release last week of their super “Nova” comeback single, Lovelife quickly treats us to an accompanying video fated to shatter your teenage dreams into a million little pieces. The video features a love-struck […]

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Stream: Years & Years – “Breathe” (Blu Cantrell Cover)

July 23, 2014 No comments yet

“We need to let it breathe.” No music lover can ever forget Blu Cantrell and Sean Paul’s early 00′s instant-jam “Breathe” (or the accompanying ice blue-inspired video). Today Years & Years unleashes their official cover of the song that they have long been performing live for the world to hear before it’s released as part of their forthcoming debut EP. […]

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Video: Oslo Parks – “Twin”

July 23, 2014 No comments yet

Brighton UK’s Oslo Parks hits all the right notes of crystalline pop on their debut single “Twin.” It’s Dev Hynes cozying up to Metronomy, whispering synths in your ear on a balmy summer night set to a lo-fi filter of heated grooves and savory electronics that make you wish the night could last just a little bit longer. Today, Oslo Parks […]

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MP3: Smallpools – “Killer Whales”

July 22, 2014 No comments yet

Smallpools follow up the huge news of their fall North American headline tour with Magic Man and Panama Wedding with the release of a new song “Killer Whales.” Picking up where they last left off with their burst of effusive electro-pop self-titled 2013 EP, the Captain Cuts-produced “Killer Whales” cannonballs back into their large pool of shimmering, shiny pop, splashing […]

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Stream: Young Rising Sons – Self-Titled EP

July 22, 2014 No comments yet

It’s no secret to me why Young Rising Sons’ debut was called “High.” The moment that first wistful whistle soaked my ears, I was caught up in the swirling undertow of those glossy vocals, beach-touseled melody and ear-crushing chorus that pounded down on my ears with unabated abandon, seamlessly transporting me to that place of incandescent childhood memories […]

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Stream: BANKS – “Beggin For Thread”

July 21, 2014 No comments yet

“Sometimes I don’t got a filter.” Everyone’s favorite goddess of dark pop BANKS is preparing to unleash her debut full length Goddess. Today she gives us all an additional taste with her song “Beggin For Thread.” Where the album’s title track “Goddess” sang like a sultry siren call fully prepared to seduce all with her insane confidence and production of bone-chilling […]

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MJF Presents: Maudlin Strangers Live At The Bootleg Theater with Olivver, Tapioca & The Flea and Beef (DJ Set) + Ticket Giveaway

July 21, 2014 No comments yet

It was a frigid NYC February day when LA’s Maudlin Strangers first invaded my earholes with their slippery slope of darkly-etched indie rock “Overdose.” Blurred electronics relinquished it’s power into a curl of sublime synths and achingly seductive vocals that submerged your ears in this warm pool of heated desire and I have been addicted ever since. “Overdose” […]

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Stream: MATTE x Poncho – The Waxing Moon Mix + Full Moon Ticket Giveaway

July 18, 2014 No comments yet

The fourth annual Full Moon Festival is fast approaching, taking over the beaches of Governor’s Island once again this August 8th thanks to MATTE Projects. Inspired by the full moon parties in Thailand, yet rooted in bohemian New York culture, Full Moon provides an idyllic beach getaway for NYC music lovers to watch some of the greatest acts around with […]

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Stream: Years & Years – “Take Shelter” (Onra Remix) + Tour Dates

July 17, 2014 No comments yet

It’s no secret how much I’ve become completely enraptured with Years & Years and their brand of pop-oriented electronics with an underscore of UK R&B influence. It’s like Sampha got in a hot tub with Disclosure and the results are incandescent musical bliss that have easily claimed “Real,” “Eyes Shut” and “Take Shelter” as some of my favorite tracks not only of […]

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