Following their triumphant LP They Want My Soul it sounds as if Spoon is continuing with the ambient vibe. This time they incorporate a spooky factor in their cover of The Cramps’ “TV Set” for the reboot of the 1982 horror flick Poltergeist. Their cover is merely identical to the original, only Spoon plays with the noise more which overpowers the signal giving their version its even eerier feel.
I’m beyond excited to share this one. Unknown Mortal Orchestra has shared their new baby to the world via NPR and The Gaurdian. The new LP is everything and more then we expected. It follows the groovy nature that made us fall in love with UMO while adding electronic synth. With this one it’s transparent that the basslines and the keyboard the most highlighted instruments. And like always we hear the unrivaled tone Ruban Nielson’s voice radiates. Take a listen at the link below.
Psych-indie rock songwriter and producer Mac DeMarco has released his first new track since his hugely successful 2014 LP Salad Days. “The Way You’d Lover Her” is analogous with many of his previous songs. He uses many of the same elements such as eclectic, bendy guitar riffs and a simple yet catchy drum beat. Despite his frequent use of this formula, each song remains distinct with the help of his lyrics and creative, faultless transitions.
Mac has announced a mini-LP, Another One, due August 7. He has also added more dates to his tour of which he’ll be traveling to Europe and most big cities in the US . The elongated tour begins 5/28 in Switzerland and ends in Pontiac, Michigan 11/08.
As the summer promptly approaches, we are all anxious to get out of the study grind and enjoy freedom. Seasons are turning and vibes are changing. Here are some tunes to guide you through your studies and to keep your eyes on the prize (the beach). In Volume 2 you’ll hear some new stuff from Avid Dancer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Toro y Moi, NoMBe, and Snakehips. Enjoy and good luck.
Oh Wonder has produced yet another masterwork. With their May release, “Livewire”, the duo stays true to their style: soft, escorting harmonies guided by the build. The crescendo feel emanates from the Piano and is supported by a lo-fi beat and an orchestrated synth sound. This tune, along with their others, are perfect for when you are trying to take a mental break and relax.
Their two U.S. tour dates in October are already sold out, so hopefully they extend their stay and add a few more shows. Lucky for us we do not have to wait too long to hear more of OW’s new material.
React Presents revealed their new 2-day music festival located at a fresh new lakeview venue on Oakwood Beach. The radiant Chicago skyline view will accompany the event’s first ever lineup which features some of the world’s most entrenched inditronic, EDM, house, and techno artists. Eminent leaders in these genres, Empire of the Sun and Passion Pit are to headline. Other high-profile invitees include Phantogram, Robert DeLong, Com Truise, and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Check out React’s promotional video below. The lineup and other important information can be found at www.mambybeach.com.
Mamby on the Beach takes place July 11th & 12th 1pm-11pm and is 18+
Chicago’s new music festival of just 6 years of age has announced their most diverse lineup yet. This year North Coast welcomes well-known artists of every genre. The headliners consist of a mystery rock artist, The Chemical Brothers, and D’angelo and the Vangaurd. Other high-profile guests include; Portugal, The Man., Knife Party, The Roots, Steve Aoki, The Glitch Mob, Tycho, Wale, and Twin Shadow. The three day festival will take place September 4-6 in Union Park. You must be 17+. Ticket info can be found at www.northcoastfestival.com