Album: “Choose Your Weapon” by Hiatus Kaiyote

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Hiatus Kaiyote’s new electro-psych jazz LP debuted 22nd on the 2015 Australian Charts. The quartet is fronted by guitarist/lead singer Nai Palm with Paul Bender on bass, Perrin Moss on drums, and Simon Mavin on keyboard. Choose Your Weapon is an extremely diverse album made up of numerous genres including slow jazz, R&B, funk, and electronica all textured with dream-like chill wave.

“Within the context of a playlist, any one of a dozen songs here could bridge ’50s bop to ’60s MPB, or ’70s art rock to ’80s boogie, or ’90s neo-soul to 2000s dubstep. Equally remarkable is that none of it seems devised. It’s like these musicians simply radiate the stuff.”” – All Music (4.5 / 5-star review)

With just two greatly admired album releases, the band have caught the attention of celebrated artists  such as Prince and Pharrell. Check out future tour dates in the link below.

Hiatus Kaiyote Tour Dates 

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“The Way You’d Love Her” by Mac DeMarco

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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.

“Livewire” by Oh Wonder

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.

Chicago’s New Mamby on the Beach Music Festival

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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+

“Senses (ft. lostboycrow)” by Cheat Codes

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Coming to us from Los Angeles, CA we introduce you to the DJ trio known as Cheat Codes, made up of Kevin Ford, Matthew Russell, and Trevor Dahl. These guys are not just DJ’s but producers and singers as well, coming from various backgrounds of music including hip hop, rock, folk, and pop. The trio is now trying out the EDM scene, incorporating live instruments into their tracks. Hoping to bring a fresh new sound to this genre with their music, they have already earned their spot among my favorite up-and-coming artists. Cheat Codes just released what I think could be one of the biggest songs of Summer 2015. The song is called “Senses”, it features our friend and rising LA talent Lostboycrow. Their is no doubt in my mind that this track will see major radio play across the United States in the very near future, and we could possibly be set to watch the rise of dance music’s next major superstars!

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Video: “Shut Up and Dance” by Timeflies

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We are now one week closer to summer, many colleges are now done for the semester or in full swing with final exams. Over the past month Timeflies has hit up various college campuses across the United States, performing at Spring Concerts along with the likes of Chance The Rapper, Hoodie Allen, B.o.B., and many other artists. Finally back in their studio in NYC they released this weeks ‘Timeflies Tuesday’ just in time for your Cinco De Mayo celebrations. In this TFT video Cal draws from the legend The Notorious B.I.G’s  “It Was All A Dream”, “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon, “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song. The guys went full club banger with this weeks video, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. With new music being finalized in the studio, Cal and Rez are doing an awesome job keeping fans hyped for their next big original release!  [Read more…]

“Disciples” by Tame Impala

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4 days ago Kevin Parker released a new tune during an ask me anything segment he hosted on reddit. A lot was discovered about the artist, for instance what contemporary artists inspire him. To many fans’ surprise he listed Kanye West for his confidence and passion to do what he loves and Tyler The Creator (a big fan of Tame Impala) because he “plays by his own rules”. After answering countless questions about his creative process and how he hilariously met fellow psych rockstar Mac Demarco, Parker exclaimed, “I’m waiting for someone to ask me if they can hear a new song…!” And now we have “Disciples”, the third single off Tame Impala’s upcoming album Currents.

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