Archives: July 2015

LISTEN — Gavin Turek “Frontline”

July 23rd, 2015


“[Gavin Turek is] a 28-year-old West Coast native whose melodies sound like they’ve been steeped in the ashes of Studio 54 since its closure, [she] produces songs that’d fit right in at roller discos on the outskirts of Coney Island (the non-ironic kind). If that’s enough of a selling point, try this: She possesses the silky, arms-outstretched harmonizing of an in-her-prime Donna Summer.” — via Spin

Stream the entire EP at Spin, or sample it below!

WATCH — Jacuzzi Boys “Happy Damage”

July 22nd, 2015


“Miami rock band Jacuzzi Boys’ video for “Happy Damage,” shot over the course of a brief tour across California by Dustin Aksland capturing the group’s live show and some of the people they encountered on tour. The corresponding Happy Damage EP represents the band’s return to rock simplicity. “It sorta just happened naturally,” says bassist Danny Gonzalez. “But I guess after experimenting quite a bit on the last record we felt like writing tunes built for a three piece to bang out.”” — via Paper

WATCH — Farao “Bodies”

July 22nd, 2015


“There’s nothing more depressing than places that used to be designated for fun which are now abandoned, exposed to decay and eternal loneliness. Amusement parks, for example. Or kindergartens. Or even bathrooms, or swimming pools where cheerful children used to laugh and splash. It’s this latter setting that Norwegian singer Farao has chosen for the video for “Bodies.” Starring two teen girls “Bodies” explores how strangely unsettling post-puberty can be—a maelstrom of conflicting, acutely felt emotions.” — via Noisey

LISTEN — Fine Print “About You”

July 21st, 2015


“London-based duo Fine Print have announced details of their debut self-titled EP. Mixed by Dan Carey (Tame Impala and Hot Chip), the ‘Fine Print’ EP will be released on 28th August through B3SCI Records, and includes the duo’s early demos ‘About You’ and ‘Can’t Lie’… Pre-orders for the ‘Fine Print’ EP are available via B3SCI’s website.” — via DIY

WATCH — Bonobo: Live at Alexandra Palace

July 21st, 2015


A homecoming concert of epic proportions, Bonobo’s final show at Alexandra Palace was the capstone performance of the 18 month tour he did for ‘Northern Borders’. Believe that the group was in prime condition for this show, after doing 175 of them in 30 countries.

Watch the concert trailer below, or click HERE to watch the full concert.

LISTEN — Count Counsellor “Disco Dodo”

July 20th, 2015


“The song of the Summer. It’s a difficult one, isn’t it. You’ve got your Jamie xx’s, your Fetty Wap’s, your Pharrell’s. For something a little more low-key, though, have a go on Count Counsellor’s “Disco Dodo”. Released as the follow-up to previous single “Cloud Calls”, the track bubbles through a funk-laden lilt before overflowing into a chorus that beams sun-rays. Two facts about the track: it’s co-produced and co-written by a guy called Fred from Sylas, who we first heard about after being invited to Brian Eno’s house. And Count Counsellor is a pretty tall guy. The press release says he stands at six foot eight. We could do with him in my house, on stand-by everytime we need a lightbulb changing or a BBQ soundtracking.” — via Noisey

Check out “Disco Dodo” below!