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Strange Names – Potential Wife (Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by E.N.

Strange Names - Potential Wife video
The duelling vocals of Strange Names evoke warm, sunny nostalgia, juxtaposed by an eerie and haunting dissonance throughout their eponymous EP. An ingenuousness and purpose permeates the 5 tracks, set for release on September 17th via Minor Times Records.

New York born Liam Benzvi and Francis Jiminez of Minneapolis met while attending the University of Minnesota in 2010, diving headlong into a collaboration that has seen them playing shows together since mid-2012. From being named as the Twin Cities Best New Band of 2012, they have since released an EP Stateside and a single 7″ with White Iris Records (Best Coast, Fool’s Gold, FIDLAR.) A successful run at SXSW and shows with the likes of Yeasayer, Mac DeMarco and The Walkmen followed, before returning to the studio earlier this to pen their highly anticipated début album.
Behind the electro-pop grooves and catchy melodies, the duo effortlessly combine a youthful angularity with a contrasting retro delivery, their call and response style reminiscent of Talking Heads and The Clash in places. Sporting layers of post-punk and new wave influence over shiny pop hooks and a velvet exterior, there is an underlying viciousness and noire that make Strange Names a band you have slept on for too long.

Strange Names announce debut EP and stream new song

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on August 16, 2013 by danimonster

Strange Names - Potential Wife
STRANGE NAMES EP
16th SEPTEMBER 2013
MINOR TIMES RECORDS

The duelling vocals of Strange Names evoke warm, sunny nostalgia, juxtaposed by an eerie and haunting dissonance throughout their eponymous EP. An ingenuousness and purpose permeates the 5 tracks, set for release on September 17th via Minor Times Records.

New York born Liam Benzvi and Francis Jiminez of Minneapolis met while attending the University of Minnesota in 2010, diving headlong into a collaboration that has seen them playing shows together since mid-2012. From being named as the Twin Cities Best New Band of 2012, they have since released an EP Stateside and a single 7″ with White Iris Records (Best Coast, Fool’s Gold, FIDLAR.) A successful run at SXSW and shows with the likes of Yeasayer, Mac DeMarco and The Walkmen followed, before returning to the studio earlier this to pen their highly anticipated debut album.

Behind the electro-pop grooves and catchy melodies, the duo effortlessly combine a youthful angularity with a contrasting retro delivery, their call and response style reminiscent of Talking Heads and The Clash in places. Sporting layers of post-punk and new wave influence over shiny pop hooks and a velvet exterior, there is an underlying viciousness and noir that make Strange Names a band you have slept on for too long.
Strange Names – Potential Wife

Colleen Green Announces 12″ EP ‘Cujo’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on August 18, 2011 by E.N.

COLLEEN GREEN ANNOUNCES 12″ EP “CUJO”
Available October 4, 2011 On Art Fag Recordings
National Tour Supporting Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles Kicks off 10/1 in San Diego, CA

Art Fag Recordings, the vinyl label responsible for launching the careers of artists like Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles and Best Coast, is pleased to announce their latest release with everyone’s favorite California Girl, Colleen Green. Green will release her upcoming limited edition vinyl six-song 12″ EP entitled Cujo on October 4, 2011.
 
To celebrate the release, Green will embark on a national tour supporting Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles starting October 1st in San Diego, CA. A full list of dates is below.
 
Colleen Green couldn’t possibly give less of a fuck. A Boston native turned California girl, Green subscribes to the grungy lessons taught by the Ramones and adds to them the laissez faire super cool of modern California stoner pop. “I just tell them it’s pop punk,” Green says of how she describes her music when people inquire. “Straight up, and usually they’ll say something like, ‘Oh!’” she adds, “but I know in my heart that they don’t REALLY care.” Not caring when you really care is the best line of defense in many situations, and it’s a theme that Green explores thoroughly in many of her songs. “I Wanna Be Degraded,” an ode to the sexy little things we do to feel like shit about ourselves, and the ways that being in love makes it safer to explore them, is a quintessential Green ditty, with a driving guitar line of just a note or two, and sweet, perfectly layered harmonies. It’s straight-forward and simple, and completely describes so much.
With songs about little things-dancing with your friends and wanting boys to like you-Green writes about all the ways we try to get rid of our heartache, something she actually says in the chorus of “Dance the Night Away.” She’s a sad songwriter, without a doubt, and the upbeat, clapping drumbeats and simple chord progressions she employs only facilitate the cathartic explorations of loneliness in her songs. Green also heavily employs the magic of the cover song to get her feelings across, covering everyone from Blink-182 to Nobunny. “I just love songs with catchy melodies and sad sack lyrics,” she says, basically describing her own songs as well, “and I really like singing other people’s songs. Way better than singing my own. It’s so much easier.”
Green’s live show is like a lesson in being the coolest girl in school-she stands stark still, alone on stage (save for sometimes a drummer), her face half obscured by bangs and sunglasses, and sings her songs without many flourishes. She describes herself as “wicked lazy and poor,” but exudes that I’m-so-confident-I-don’t-even-need-confidence vibe more than anything else. She claims that’s not so, though, and even her signature shades were once a source of worry for Green. She consulted her best friend Kayla, also the namesake behind one of her first EPs, and her fear was lifted. “I was hanging out with Kayla as I often do,” Green says, “and I asked her if she thought I would face mockery and ridicule for wearing sunglasses on stage. And she said something along the lines of, ‘I’m pretty sure you can do whatever the fuck you want.’ Since then that’s been sort of my mantra.”
It’s not just Green who owes a lot to her friends. They provide the inspiration for her songs, for her album covers, for her record titles. They also, she says, are the reason she makes music. “Everyone I know is REALLY nice to me, and it helps me not want to kill myself, ” Green says, maybe laughing, maybe not, “if I killed myself, I wouldn’t be able to make music! So thanks, friends. This one’s for you.” We have to thank her friends as well. Keep it up, Kayla and Jeff and the rest of you, so we can keep listening.
Track Listing:
01. U + Me
02. Mike
03. Rabid Love
04. End of Time
05. Jesse Has a New Girl
06. Cujo
 
Tour Dates:
10-01 San Diego, CA – Casbah*
10-02 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar*
10-03 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour*
10-04 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*
10-07 Portland, OR – Doug Fir*
10-08 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl*
10-09 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s*
10-12 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club*
10-13 Madison, WI – High Noon*
10-14 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
10-15 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick*
10-16 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace*
10-17 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore*
 
* w/ Crocodiles and Dum Dum Girls
 
http://colleengreen.bandcamp.com/
http://www.artfagrecordings.com/

Best Coast Drops ‘Crazy for You’Video

Posted in News with tags , , , on January 18, 2011 by E.N.

BEST COAST DROPS “CRAZY FOR YOU” VIDEO
Watch It Here Exclusively On I Can Has Cheezburger

Mexican Summer, in conjunction with Snacks The Cat, is pleased to announce the latest video from sun dreamers Best Coast for the title track off of last year’s breakout debut Crazy For You. You can watch it exclusively from I Can Has Cheezburger. In addition to the video, fans can win tickets to the upcoming Best Coast and Wavves tour along with all sorts of cat-tastic prize packs through the contest happening at I Can Has Cheezburger.

Watch “Crazy For You“:

Directed by Bob Harlow, and with help from his feline crew, the video features a pre-taped broadcast television performance. The video also incorporates exclusive behind-the-scenes footage showcasing the true experience of filming the video.

It’s already proving to be a busy year for Southern California’s favorite trio. In addition to performing live on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, they’ve also released a limited edition Summer Is Forever split 7″ with Wavves featuring exclusive unreleased tracks. The release coincides with their upcoming co-headlining national tour launching this week in San Diego, CA. Catch them live with possible cameos from Snacks when they hit the road. A full list of dates is below.

Tour Dates featuring Best Coast & Wavves:
1/21  Soma, San Diego, CA*
1/22  The Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ*
1/24  Granada Theater, Dallas, TX*
1/25  Emo’s, Austin TX*
1/26  House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*
1/27  Club Down Under, Tallahassee, FL*
1/28  40 Watt Club, Athens GA*
1/29  Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC*
1/31  930 Club, Washington, DC*
2/01  Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA*
2/02  Webster Hall, New York, NY*
2/03  Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY* (SOLD OUT)
2/04  Paradise, Boston, MA*
2/05  Cabaret Mile End, Montreal, QB*
2/06  Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON*
2/08  Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL*
2/09  Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL*
2/10  Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI*
2/11  Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN*
2/12  Waiting Room, Omaha, NB*
2/14  Fox Theater, Boulder, CO*
2/15  Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT*
2/17  The Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver, BC*
2/18  Sugar, Victoria, BC*
2/19  Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR*
2/24  The Music Box, Los Angeles, CA
2/26  The Grand Ballroom @ Regency, San Francisco, CA

* w/ No Joy

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Target’s FREE Download Holiday Soundtrack w/Jenny O.,Best Coast/Wavves & more!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by E.N.

Jenny O. Featured on The Christmas Gig,

Target’s Free Holiday Soundtrack!

Download the FREE Holiday Soundtrack HERE,
 Featuring Jenny O.’s “Get Down For The Holidays”

 
Also Featuring Music from Best Coast/Wavves,
Guster, Bishop Allen & More! 

Target has partnered with some of music’s finest contemporary artists to help get everyone into the swing of the holiday season with a free holiday soundtrack, The Christmas Gig. The soundtrack is an exclusive album of original holiday tracks available as a free download at
Target.com/HolidayAlbum as of yesterday, November 28th.
 
Featured on the soundtrack is none other than LA’s own Jenny O., whose EP Home drops digitally tomorrow, November 30th via Manimal Records, with a physical release date coming soon. Jenny O. spent time studying classical strings and jazz theory before settling back into her rock and pop roots. Now based in LA, Jenny writes, records, and performs original material reminiscent of those classic influences. 

On the EP, you can hear influences as varied as wide-eyed folk, jazz-fueled hip hop, and 60s and 70s pop. The lyrics are irresistibly frank and evocative, especially sung by her fresh, soaring voice. Throughout the tracks, the light-hearted, sunny L.A. vibe is always present.
 
Each of the songs on Target’s holiday soundtrack captures a holiday experience as told from the perspective of a contemporary artist. The collection is an eclectic mix of music that includes country, folk, hip-hop, Latin, and pop- from the soulful “Mrs. Claus Ain’t Got Nothin’ on Me” by Little Jackie to the comforting “Tiny Tree Christmas” by Guster to an unforgettable Latin song
“Super Mama” by The Pinker Tones.  

The Christmas Gig Tracklist
 
            1. “Tiny Tree Christmas” by Guster
              2. “Toy Jackpot” by Blackalicious
             3. “Snow Is Falling” by Darker My Love
             4. “Perfect Gift” by Natalie Hemby
            5. “10,000 Watts” by Crystal Antlers
           6. “You’ll Never Find My Christmas” by Bishop Allen
              7. “Get Down for the Holidays” by Jenny O.
            8. “Mrs. Claus Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me” by Little Jackie
          9. “Electronic Santa” by Blazer Force
         10. “Got Something for You” by Best Coast/Wavves
         11. “It’s Christmas” by Coconut Records
          12. “Party Hard” by Little Isidore
        13. “Super Mama” by The Pinker Tones
         14. “Un Regalo Para Mí” by Ceci Bastida

50 Best New Bands Of 2010-NME incl.James Blake,Katy B,Mount Kimbie,Magnetic Man…

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2010 by E.N.


25 James Blake
From: United Kingdom.

NME said: “He’s recently started putting his classical voice training to use, creating a stunning selection of minimal compositions with his maudlin voice slicing through blanketing sub-bass ‘pooms’.”

Essential Track: ‘Air And Lack Thereof’.

****TOP 20****
20 Katy B
From: London.

NME said: “A Brit School graduate who has sung guest vocals with Magnetic Man, Katy B is London’s premier (only?) dubstep-influenced singer-songwriter.

Essential Track: ‘Katy On A Mission’
[Listen]

19 Mount Kimbie
From: London/Brighton.

NME said: “Where post rock meets post dub step and seraphim weep.”

Essential Track: ‘Would Know’.

[Listen]
More on this artist

18 Diamond Rings
From: Toronto.

NME said: “John O’Regan moves and shrugs like the coyest girl at secondary school, but sings like Ian McCulloch. He’s got Presence.”

Essential Track: ‘Wait And See’.

17 The Middle East
From: Queensland, Australia.

NME said: “Touted by Marcus Mumford as the most inspiring new band around.”

Essential Track: ‘The Darkest Side’.

16 Cults
From: New York.

NME said: “This boyfriend-girlfriend duo are forging a wholesome-but-haunting new lo-fi pop territory, buoyed by 60s melodies, bodged bleary production sonics, and the liberal use of glockenspiels.”

Essential Track: ‘Oh My God’.

15 Summer Camp
From: London.

NME said: “They trade in joyous nostalgia carried by fleeting synths and Elizabeth Sankey’s heartfelt vocal. Superb.”

Essential Track: ‘Ghost Train’

14 Hurts
From: Manchester.

NME said: “Thunderously melodic and machine-tooled.”

Essential Track: ‘Wonderful Life’.

13 Giggs
From: London.

NME said: “A UK rap talent the nation can be proud to call its own.”

Essential Track: ‘Look What The Cat Dragged In’.

12 Zola Jesus
From: Los Angeles.

NME said: “The coolest goth in yonks.”

Essential Track: ‘Night’.

11 Egyptian Hip Hop
From: Manchester.

NME said: “EHH are the first prime example of the potentially genre-free brilliance of a new generation utterly spoilt for choice by new media’s relentless splurge.”

Essential Track: ‘Wild Human Child’.

10 Grouplove
From: Los Angeles.

NME said: “Think a cross between National Lampoon’s European vacation, Summer Lovers and your favourite Yankee mall rat flick from the John Major years.”

Essential Track: ‘Colours’.

9 Yuck
From: London.

NME said: “This music is nestling up to the true connoisseur’s canon of early 90′s US indie.”
Essential Track: ‘Automatic’.

8 Magnetic Man
From: London.

NME said: “Dubstep’s crossover moment has arrived.”

Essential Track: ‘I Need Air’.

[Listen]

7 Darwin Deez
From: New York.

NME said: “The most likeable hipster in the world”.

Essential Track: ‘Radar Detector’.

6 Marina & The Diamonds
From: London.

NME said: “Dark, questioning themes seem to be Marina’s speciality, and when delivered in her distinctive tremulous tones, they carry a weight that other chart-friendly acts would find hard to bear.”

Essential Track: ‘The Outsider’.

5 The Smith Westerns
From: Chicago.

NME said: “Their debut album is a raucous, uninhibited romp of a record that is run through with the energy of youthful abandon and bored callous rebellion.”

Essential Track: ‘Be My Girl’

4 Sleigh Bells
From: California.

NME said: “Instinct-guided and gut clever, Sleigh Bells are a simple band, delivering simple potent pleasure.”
Essential Track: ‘Crown On The Ground’.

3 Wu Lyf
From: Manchester.

NME said: “Confrontational, bruised and battle-scarred drone-pop.”

Essential Track: ‘Heavy Pop’.

2 The Drums +free download
From: Brooklyn, New York.

NME said: “So flawless you almost feel embarrassed for everyone else.”

Essential Track: ‘Let’s Go Surfing’.
More on this artist

1 Best Coast
From: Los Angeles.

NME said: “Cat-obsessed stoners reviving slacker for a new generation.”

Essential Track: ‘When I’m With You’.

More on this artist

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Best Coast – When I’m With You New Video and Next 7″ Vinyl Record

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2010 by E.N.


BEST COAST ANNOUNCES VIDEO FOR
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SONG “WHEN I’M WITH YOU”
Premiering Now At MTVU.com

RELEASES LIMITED EDITION 7″ MAY 3RD
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH eskuché HEADPHONES
Available For Free With Purchase of Eskuché Headphones At Retailers Worldwide; Eskuché’s Second Vinyl Release in the “Obsessive Compulsive Frequency” Series

Hold on to your cats hats, folks! Best Coast is releasing a video for “When I’m With You”, available today at MTVU and you can watch it here. The single release of “When I’m With You” marked a turning point for the Los Angeles-based artist back in November, promoting her to one of the most talked about artists in the blog-o-sphere.

The new video, produced by friend and filmmaker Pete Ohs, chronicles her romantic encounter with a familiar clown whom we’ve all shared a mcnugget with (or two!) The playful narrative follows the couple on an afternoon date that would satisfy any true California girl.

In addition to the video premiere, the sixth Best Coast 7″ release Far Away is hitting boutique retail shops May 3rd. Innovative headphone brand eskuché (es·koo·chay), will release the record as part of their special edition vinyl series titled “Obsessive Compulsive Frequency”, following last year’s”Vol.1: One Day” promo by The Juan Maclean.

Limited to 500 copies, the exclusive collaboration will be available at select lifestyle retail outlets for free with purchase of a pair of eskuché headphones worldwide. The 7″ features the all-new, previously unreleased tracks entitled “Far Away” and “Everyone’s Gone.”
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send your stuffs via e mail or soundcloud, promote yourself…!!!
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