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Interview – The Regrettes

The Regrettes are one of LA’s hottest new bands, and they’re starting to gain national attention. Three girls and a guy, they energetically blend strong 50’s and 60’s influences with a modern sound. We chatted about strong female identities, current politics, of course their music, and more…

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02-24-17

Cody Currie – Dynamite (Disco Mix)

UK producer Cody Currie will release his forthcoming “Beer Machine” EP through Better Listen Records. A component part of the EP is the ace as hell jazz-tinged groove of “Dynamite” which is available for your streaming perusal below.

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02-24-17

POWERS – Heavy

We’re digging the Cardigans Gran Turismo vibes on the new one from POWERS entitled “Heavy”. The track does well in connecting that late 90’s minor-key mirrorball sound with a beefed up rhythm track and a killer set of cool harmonies (particularly that “heeaaavvvvvyy” bit in chorus).

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02-24-17

StéLouse – Shivers N Gold (Feat. Mascolo)

StéLouse links up with talented 19-year old newcomer Mascolo (check that vocal tone, oooh wee) for soulful new number “Shivers N Gold”. Particularly special on “Shivers N Gold” is the stickiness/magnetism of the track’s pocket and how well it frames Mascolo’s super strong vocal. A+ track.

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02-24-17

Futuro Pelo – Swamp

The melancholic shuffle of “Swamp” is the excellent latest track from Futuro Pelo, a new project from Paris-based musician Benjamin Sportes.

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02-17-17

Maggie Horn – They All Say

The cool Nacey-produced kinetic pop of “They All Say” is new from New York-based singer and Sammy Bananas collaborator Maggie Horn.

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02-17-17

Hater – Cry Later

Melodic Swedes Hater follow on excellent tracks “Mental Haven” and “Had It All” in the form of “Cry Later”. From the first few notes of the song’s sort of brash arpeggiated guitar opening, “Cry Later”  wields hook after hook after hook but somehow still feels cool and restrained despite that stickiness. Hater are for real. “Cry Later” is excerpted from Hater’s forthcoming debut LP You Tried for PNKSLM out March 10th.

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02-17-17

Dream Beach – The Kiss of a Century (Feat. Cub)

Dream Beach’s latest track “The Kiss of a Century” (Feat. Cub) takes you on an emotional journey. Unlike the producer’s previous work, Dream Beach approached this track with more of a stripped down feel by creating a track that’s beautiful through it’s simplicities. “The Kiss of a Century” is giving me all the feels. Listen and see for yourself.

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02-14-17

Hoops – Rules

The quickly ascending Indianans Hoops announce debut LP Routines for the great Fat Possum due May 5. Paired with that announcement the quartet are previewing yet another captivating track in the form of new one “Rules” which you can stream below.

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02-14-17

Tee Grizzley – First Day Out

I found Tee Grizzley on the Rap Caviar page on Spotify, which is impressive being a relatively unknown rapper. The song titled “First Day Out” is a lyrically focused two-part track, which transitions from a mellow to explosive vibe. The man from Detroit has the potential and is on the rise!

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02-14-17

The Night Cafe – Strange Clothes

Liverpool up and comers The Night Cafe pair announcement of debut EP “Get Away From the Feeling” with stream of soaring new single “Strange Clothes”. The Night Cafe will playing throughout the UK in February and March with Sundara Karma and Blaenavon before a run of headline dates in May.

February 11 | The Rainbow, Birmingham (with Sundara Karma)
February 12 | O2 Academy, Liverpool (with Sundara Karma)
February 13 | Leadmill, Sheffield (with Sundara Karma)
February 15 | Northumbria University, Newcastle (with Sundara Karma)
February 16 | Albert Hall, Manchester (with Sundara Karma)
February 17 | The Garage, Glasgow (with Sundara Karma)
March 24 | Komedia Studio, Brighton (with Blaenavon)
March 25 | Joiners, Southampton (with Blaenavon)
March 27 | The Louisiana, Bristol (with Blaenavon)
March 28 | The Bullingdon, Oxford (with Blaenavon)
March 30 | The Cookie, Leicester (with Blaenavon)
March 31 | The Deaf Institute, Manchester (with Blaenavon)
April 1 | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (with Blaenavon)
April 28 | Hit The North Festival, Newcastle
April 29 | Live at Leeds Festival, Leeds
May 1 | Hare and Hounds, Birmingham (Headline Tour)
May 2 | Bullingdon, Oxford (Headline Tour)
May 3 | Dingwalls, London (Headline Tour)
May 4 | Arts Centre, Norwich (Headline Tour)
May 5 | O2 Academy 2, Liverpool (Headline Tour)
May 25 | Stereo, Glasgow (Headline Tour)
May 26 | Manchester, Dot to Dot Festival
May 27 | Bristol, Dot to Dot Festival
May 28 | Nottingham, Dot to Dot Festival
August 6 | 110 Above Festival, Twycross

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02-11-17