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Split 7″: The 1975 x The Neighbourhood

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If you haven’t been jamming to these two tracks nonstop for the past few days… then we have to ask why not? In celebration of a brief stint of June tour dates together, and what’s no doubt the hottest ticket the States, The Neighbourhood (debut headline US tour) and The 1975 have teamed up to release a special edition 7″ vinyl to be sold exclusively at their shows.

Fans of The 1975 might recognize “Milk” as the secret and extended track from “You” off the band’s Sex EP, released in late 2012. The Neighbourhood follow-up their stellar debut full-length album I Love You with what else but another amazing new song titled “No Grey”. For those lucky enough to catch these two bands together on tour this month, be sure to get your paws on one of these vinyls. For those not so fortunate, sample both tracks below.

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The Neighbourhood california (Tumblr) (Facebook)

Tour Dates

June 4th – Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
June 5th – Dallas, TX @ Trees
June 7th – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
June 8th – Austin, TX @ Antones
June 11th – Orlando, FL @ The Social
June 12th – St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662
June 14th – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
June 15th – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
June 17th – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
June 18th – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
June 19th – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
June 22nd – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
June 23rd – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase
June 25th – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
June 26th – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Rating 8.1

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06-07-13

Cosmo’s Midnight – Phantasm feat. Nicole Millar

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Take a load off this weekend and listen to this ambient offering from Cosmo’s Midnight. Australian twins, Cosmo and Patrick, please the masses with their just released EP Surge off Yes Please Records. “Phantasm” feat. Nicole Millar is one to keep on the playlist for those cool summer nights. By Brian Litwin

Cosmo’s Midnight – Phantasm feat. Nicole Millar

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Rating 8.7

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06-07-13

Trails and Ways – Como Te Vas

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The great Trails and Ways (one of our favorite bands in any genre or anywhere) return with new music. “Como Te Vas”, which is previewed below from T&W’s upcoming “Trilingual” EP due 6/11 on Non-Market Records, was inspired by bassist Emma Oppen’s travels in Spain and is informed by polyrhythmic chants and compound half-time beats characteristic of the folk music of that country. A+.

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Rating 8.1

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06-06-13

Juan Cristobal – & It Was You

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We love Juan Cristobal from Paris and his breathtaking dreamy three thousand miles away rework of How To Dress Well’s “& It Was You”

Juan Cristobal – & It Was You

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Rating 8.2

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06-06-13

CHVRCHES – Gun (Jamie Isaac Remix)

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Jamie Isaac, a producer out of the UK that we’ve been quite into recently, remixes CHVRCHES’s brand new “Gun” track (amazing to turn around such a compelling remix so quickly!) into a soft shoe waterdrops-on-the-petals-of-roses late night quiet storm affair; a nice piece of indie R&B for yr indie R&B shawty or shawtay.

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Rating 8.4

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06-06-13

CFCF – Camera

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CFCF a/k/a Montreal artist Michael Silver offers up the beautiful sax-driven loop-heavy track “Camera”. “Camera” is excerpted from CFCF’s upcoming Music For Objects, due July 9 on Paper Bag.

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Rating 8.4

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06-05-13

Two Door Cinema Club – Handshake (Amtrac Remix)

Two Door Cinema Club - Handshake (Amtrac Remix)

The prolific Amtrac tries on a bit of UK pop (in the form of TDCC’s “Handshake”) and manages a smanger. We’re definitely into Amtrac taking on more tracks of this type.

Amtrac kentucky (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.3

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06-05-13

Doe Paoro – New Lows

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SPOILER ALERT: 90’s R&B influences. 90’s R&B influence, the many-edged sword of the current indie milieu. Our inbox/ the internet is littered with track after track of “’90’s R&B influence” of varying quality. “New Lows” from Brooklyn’s Doe Paoro IS very good; great even. What separates “New Lows” is the tune, the strong melodic writing; really that’s what separates (especially at climaxes of cultural trends) all great songs. The tune, the melody, the song. “New Lows” is a very great song.

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Rating 8.2

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06-05-13

Roadkill Ghost Choir – Beggars Guild

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Florida band Roadkill Ghost Choir will re-release their Quiet Light EP via Wolfbomb Records on July 9th. The minor-key twang of the banjo-driven “Beggars Guild” has enough dusty miles of road-gained revelation on it to warrant a closer listen.

TOUR DATES

Jun 05 – New Haven, CT – Bar
Jun 06 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall – Communion Showcase
Jun 07 – Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam – Festival
Jun 09 – Governors Ball – Festival
Jun 13 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
Jun 14 – Asheville, NC @ Isis
Jun 15 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
Jul 12 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Music Festival
Jul 14 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Jul 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Jul 16 – Boise, ID @ Radio Boise @ Neurolux
Jul 17 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Jul 18 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Jul 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Jul 24 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Jul 25 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
Jul 26 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room
Oct 4-6 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 10 – Ozark, AR @ Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival
Oct 11 – Ozark, AR @ Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival
Oct 11-13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

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Rating 8.2

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06-05-13

Rave’s Fave: Hot Chip — Dark & Stormy

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I’ve been hungry for some Hot Chip. While there’s no album from the band on the horizon (that we know of), this recent one-off single is definitely up to Hot Chip standards. It’s also a nice appetizer for fans who will be attending the band’s 10 forthcoming tour dates in Europe and North America this summer. “Dark and Stormy” is uptempo and blasts the kind of groove that we just don’t seem to be hearing enough of nowadays. By Bruce Rave

Hot Chip — Dark & Stormy

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* Links and playlists from Rave’s weekly new music show can be found on his blog and be sure follow Bruce on Twitter too!

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06-05-13

Antonio // Paul – Made In China

Antonio :: Paul - Made In China

If a coastal summer sunset could be embodied in a song, it would be “Made In China” from Antonio//Paul. The duo has surely created a perpetual wave of blissful indie-pop on this one. With a catchy hook, distorted vocals and guitars, upbeat percussion and bass, this song keeps that warm feeling and doesn’t go down when the moon comes up. By Desiree Autobee

Antonio // Paul australia (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.2

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06-05-13

PAPA – If You’re My Girl, Then I’m Your Man

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New music from PAPA is always something to get hyped about and today is that day to be hyped, as the L.A.-based band release a new track in the form of the “Put Me To Work” b-side “If You’re My Girl, Then I’m Your Man”. The title certainly suggests a possible 60’s pop/soul-lean to the track, and while that’s not quite true; “If You’re My Girl…” ‘s got enough emotional gas to it to put away just about anything else in indie rock right now. PAPA’s new 7″ is out June 25th on Loma Vista.

PAPA california (Facebook)

Rating 8.8

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06-04-13