“Lost Control” by Gypsy & the Cat

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Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers have revealed the first single from their upcoming third album imminent this year. In 2012, the Australian duo started their own record label Alsatian Music. The same year, alongside Dave Fridman (MGMT, Tame Impala, Spoon and more), they produced their second LP, The Late Blue. I recommend sitting out on a sunny day with a Corona in hand if you wish to fully appreciate the acoustic surfer dream pop vibes the album emits. You can hear the album’s successful single “Bloom” below.

Gypsy & The Cat have finally returned after two and a half years. “Lost Control” delivers the same elation but with a stronger synth kick. Their sound remains relaxed, but implements aspects EDM. You’ve drank all your Coronas, its now time to crack open the tequila and lose control.

Album: “2.0” by Big Data

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Two days ago Big Data finally released their much anticipated debut album, 2.0. This is their first release since 1.6, an EP that solely features remixes of their infamous single featuring Joywave, “Dangerous”. Unified by their distrust of technology the inditronic band intend to use their music to analyze how the dependence on the internet is reshaping the human experience. Their aim is clear in songs like “Automatic” and “The Glow”.

With each song on 2.0, I set out to explore a specific issue or moment in technology, and lyrically they are often voiced from the perspective of the ‘bad guy’ in the narrative,” Big Data’s Alan Wilkis told Wired. “I had the immense privilege of collaborating with a host of incredible vocalists on 2.0, and at the end of the day I just hope these songs make you smile, dance, and think a bit.

The album features collaborations with Weezer’s River Cuomo, Dragonette, Bear’s Hands, White Sea, Kimbra, and Twin Shadow (who just dropped Eclipse).

Released: March 23, 2015

“Buffalo” by Toro Y Moi

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Chaz Bundick (Toro Y Moi) is set to drop his new album What For? April 7th. “Buffalo” follows his previously shared single “Empty Nesters”. Bundick told The Fader that “Buffalo” is the song that set the mood for the upcoming release. If this is true, then I am nothing but enthusiastic. Toro Y Moi may be one of the grooviest psych pop artist in modern day music. The disco funk melodies he integrates in this single will more than likely have you tapping your feet or bobbing your head.

The young musician graduated from the University of South Carolina where he met his close friend Ernest Greene, otherwise known as chillwave artist Washed Out. After the release of his debut album Causers of This in 2010 Bundick was invited on tours supporting Ruby Suns, Caribou, and Phoenix. Chillwave was a starting point, but elements of disco and R&B seemingly have been incorporated into his relaxed pop vibes. His sound continues to develop and transform with every album release. We’re excited to hear what Bundick does with What For?

“Somebody” by Timeflies

After a brief break from Timeflies Tuesday videos, Cal and Rez are back once again with a brand new edition. This week the guys take us inside the studio for an acoustic TFT called “Somebody”. Timeflies took “Somebody” by Natalie La Rose, and fuzed it with lyrics from Whitney Huston’s classic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and Mark Ronson hit track “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars. With summer approaching fast you know Timeflies is getting ready to release a ton of new music. While you are waiting, grab their latest single “NSFW” which is available for purchase in the iTunes music store!

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“Let It Happen” by Tame Impala

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In 2010 Tame Impala’s debut LP Innerspeaker won a Rolling Stone award for Album of the Year. The indie pysch rock band stepped further into legendary status with the release of Lonerism in 2012. In 2014, Lonerism was recognized as one of The Top 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far by Pitchfork and was also voted #1 in Rolling Stone’s 2012 Album of the Year polls. Kevin Parker’s imaginative sound continues to evolve and this glimmery 8 minute single is proof. In this epic track Tame Impala build onto their electronic sound by incorporating robotic voices and ambient loops. The end gives off a trippier Daft Punk vibe. Like normal, the electronic track is built around the Aussie group’s golden harmonies.

They have announced a North American tour, but have yet to announce an album release date. We will keep you updated.

“Technicolour Beat” by Oh Wonder

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I’m convinced that time slows down when this song is played. London’s dynamic duo experiment with chill electronically fused ballads and bear simple, honest vocals like The XX. In September, Anthony and Josephine announced that an album will be out September of 2015 and they would be releasing each track as a single on the first of every month. With every delivery they accumulate attention and experience. The deadline encourages the geniuses to explore their ideas and venture with different elements and instruments. In an interview with hungertv.com, Josephine stressed that each song must be better than the previous. This is unique way of distribution is proving to be positive as they gain more and more of a following. We are eager to cover their April single.

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“Need” by Geographer

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Geographer’s return after 3 years is looking more and more promising with yet another powerful single. This emotional tune incorporates loud drums and is heavy in synth which combines perfectly with Michael Deni’s high vocals. This single follows their last “Get Ready” which feels more familiar to Geographer’s dream pop vibe.

It was with the release of “Get Ready” that Geographer announced Ghost Modern. This is what Deni had to say about his thought process behind the upcoming third album, “When I was feeling stuck I would walk down to the bluffs and sometimes down to the water and run lines in my head over and over. The vision of that massive swath of blue, promising so much beneath and revealing so little on the surface, so terrifying but so beautiful, like ourselves.” Deep stuff ahead. Ghost Modern is expected in March.