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Sofi Tukker – Drinkee

Sofi Tukker

Sofi Tukker

Sofi Tukker is a New York based, indie-dance duo, comprised of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern.

Complete with popping jungle scenes, zebra print and some captivating to camera performances, the vintage video for ‘Drinkee’ showcases the duo’s cool and quirky nature.

If ‘Drinkee’ is the party, ‘Moon Tattoo’ is for the morning after. We’ve included this track as well, just because we love it so!

Their debut EP, ‘Soft Animals’ is out now via Ultra Records, and can be purchased on iTunes.

Upcoming Tour Dates

July 15 – Salacgriva, Latvia @ Positivus Festival (TICKETS)
July 20 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre (w/ Chairlift) (TICKETS)*
July 21 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (w/ Chairlift) (TICKETS)
July 25 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant (TICKETS)*
July 27 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove (TICKETS)*
July 28 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
July 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (TICKETS)
August 19 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene at Rickshaw Stop (TICKETS)
August 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pershing Square (w/ Todd Rundgren) (FREE SHOW)

Supporting M83*

Sounds like: Crystal Fighters, The Knocks

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POWERS – Sunshine

POWERS

POWERS

POWERS is a Los Angeles-based duo comprised of Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru.

Like many of their Californian musical counterparts, they create forward-thinking and invigorating pop.

The track is a really fun rollercoaster of indietronica sounds and melodies.

POWERS are crafting the new album alongside powerhouse producers such as Mark Rankin (Adele, Florence + the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age) and Rich Costey (Foster the People, Muse, Santigold).

Sounds like: X Ambassadors, The Knocks, LANY, Mainland

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Exclusive: King Deco Playlist

King Deco

King Deco

King Deco is a newcomer who writes bubbly indie pop music with heartfelt lyrics.

“A lot of my music has to do with the idea of breaking free and growing the courage to go against the grain when you need to,” Deco says. “It also explores what it’s like to be a woman in number of different situations. I rarely write straight up love songs but when I do I like to approach it in a very fun, comedic, tongue-in-cheek kind of way.”

With that in mind, King Deco created a playlist for us!

Lostboy Crow – Love Won’t Sleep
I love it when a song starts and you think it’s going to be one thing but it seamlessly opens up into something totally different.

Tame Impala – Yes I’m Changing
Feels like candles are lit and incense is burning

Kill J – Trickle Trickle
My go to song when I’m getting ready to go out

Miike Snow – Genghis Khan
Obsessed with these lyrics

Great Good Fine Ok – Already Love
Perfect song to start your day

Jeremih – Planez
The opening reminds me of Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” and in the first 3 seconds of the song I never know which one is gonna start playing.

The Knocks – Kiss The Sky
Makes you feel good. Every. single. time.

Imad Royal – Down For Whatever
It’s one of those songs you can play anywhere. Car, club, bedroom, studio.

The Weeknd – As You Are
The little details in the production, like that fluttery synth floating in between the lines of the second verse.

Christine and The Queens – Saint Claude 
Always yes to french vocals.

Sounds like: MØ, Grimes, Sizzy Rocket

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Olivver The Kid – BBBlue

Olivver The Kid

Olivver The Kid

Another one for the Drive soundtrack. It’s ‘BBBlue’ by Olivver The Kid; a song full of romantic synth pop met with perfectly melancholic undertones.

The video occurred after the director contacted Olivver The Kid out of the blue, asking him to direct the video for the track, later flying Olivver The Kid to Chicago to film it.

Watch the result below:

Sounds like: Great Good Fine Ok, LANY, The Knocks, Goldroom, RAC, Justin Bieber

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Premiere: DeltaFoxx – Runaway

Delta Foxx by Matheus Pena

DeltaFoxx by Matheus Pena

With a portfolio of remixes under their Brazilian belts, Deltafoxx are about to release the epic ‘Runaway’ into the world and we are stoked to have the premiere!

Deltafoxx are an excitable indietronica producer/DJ duo who, as well as great music, also have a pretty awesome motto; “Dance, dance, dance!”.

And that is exactly what you will be doing during (and long after) a listen of their new number, ‘Runaway’.

Sounds like: The Knocks, RAC, Goldroom

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The Modern Strangers – Margarita

The Modern Strangers - Margarita

The Modern Strangers – Margarita

No more mulled wine, but margaritas all round, as demanded by The Modern Strangers; a recently new (Christmas 2015!) side project by an anonymous duo from Kent.

Lush falsetto vocals and jazzy guitar riffs. Tasty.

They are planning on releasing one song a month. We look forward to next month!

Sounds like: The Knocks, Bad Wave, My Darling Fury

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St. Lucia – Dancing on Glass

St. Lucia

St. Lucia

After a two year hiatus, St. Lucia (aka Jean-Philip Grobler) returns with a synth pop gem ‘Dancing on Glass’.

It has the usual catchy 80’s-inspired chorus that we would expect from St. Lucia, as well as an amusing video directed by Noah Paul.

‘Dancing on Glass’ is taken from the upcoming ‘Matter’ album.

Sounds like: Pistol Shrimp, Hurts, Cosby, Mirror Talk, Strange Talk, Rose Quartz, The Knocks, Ghost Beach, Cut Copy, Great Good Fine Ok, Bleachers

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Maudlin Strangers – Gingerale

Maudlin Strangers

Maudlin Strangers

Meet dark-disco electro-pop advocate, Maudlin Strangers (aka Jake Hays).

The bedroom songwriter and multi-instrumentalist produces his music in his Agoura Hills bedroom, but despite this, his music would easily resonate in a decent sized venue.

When asked what influenced the first new batch of Maudlin Strangers music since the Overdose EP, Hays cited that it was created by being constantly immersed in a world of his own songs, growing and developing the sound based on the progression of the demos and coined this new phase of Maudlin Strangers as “dark disco”.

Tour Dates

10/18/15 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH #
10/19/15 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, Canada *
10/20/15 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada *
10/23/15 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT *
10/24/15 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY *
10/25/15 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC *
10/27/15 – Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA #
10/28/15 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA *
10/29/15 – House of Blues – Boston, MA *
11/4/15 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC #
11/5/15 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA #
11/10/15 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX #
11/11/15 – The Sidewinder – Austin, TX #
11/12/15 – Dada – Dallas, TX #
11/15/15 – Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ # With Strange Names #

Supporting Cold War Kids *

Sounds like: Great Good Fine Ok, The Knocks, Ghost Beach, Phoenix, Bad Suns, Cold War Kids, Arctic Monkeys

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Secret Weapons – Something New

Secret Weapons

Secret Weapons

Now for ‘Something New’ from Brooklyn-based Secret Weapons.

Gerry Lange and Dan E. met in mathematics class and in 2014, they started making music together in secret until it was time to launch the duo that is Secret Weapons.

With influences from the ’80s, including Tears for Fears, Hall & Oates, and Cyndi Lauper, ‘Something New’ is a combination of electronic sounds from a former era with catchy indie pop that would definitely be classed as current.

We are also looking forward to the Haerts‘ remix of ‘Something New’, which will be out shortly.

Sounds like: The 1975, Lionel Richie, The Levity, The Island Club, Ghost Beach, Backstreet Boys, LANY, Great Good Fine Ok, The Knocks, Dagny

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Tower – Can’t Vibe

Tower

Tower

Los Angeles locals and childhood school friends, Tower has released their their debut single ‘Can’t Vibe’.

Expect West coast feels and hip-hop tinged beats from the duo.

It is out on 2 October via B3SCI Records.

Sounds like: Cub Sport, Great Good Fine Ok, The Knocks

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