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!!! (chk chk chk) Share Holiday Song // More US Dates

Posted in News with tags , , , on December 11, 2013 by E.N.

!!! (chk chk chk)!!! wanted to end 2013 with a holiday treat for their fans, releasing a special limited 7” titled “And Anyway It’s Christmas.”

Nic Offer:
“We’ve always wanted to write an Xmas song, but wanted it to be good enough and not just something like “it’s a disco christmas” or whatever. It had to be a good song to start with. We came up with this groove and it just felt Christmassy to us. Hopefully, you’ll see fit to play at holiday dance parties for years to come. Happy holidays to everyone who came out to our shows this year and made 2013 one of our most fun yet. Oh, and make sure you check the dub mix for personal holiday greetings from each band member. “
TOUR DATES
December
10, Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
12 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
13 New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ Holy Fuck
14 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt

Tailored Xmas Mega-Mix 2011(Download)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2011 by E.N.

Download: Tailored Xmas Mega-Mix 2011

1. Planetary Assault Systems – Movement 12 / Ostgut
2. Deadbeat – Fourth Quarter (Cala´s House) / BLKRTZ
3. Popol Vuh – Schnee (Flow edit) – Thomas Fehlmann Flow Mix / SPV
4. Jonsson / Alter – Acapellan / Kontra
5. Locussolus – Gunship / International Feel
6. Steffi – Yours feat. Virginia / Ostgut
7. SCB – Loss / Aus
8. Matilda – Protea / Exone
9. Mount Kimbie – Carbonated (Peter Van Hoesen Remix) / Hotflush
10. Lucy – Bein (James Ruskin Remix) / Stroboscopic Artefacts
11. Peverelist – Dance Til The Police Come / Hessle Audio
12. Drums Of Death – The Jerk / Civil Music
13. Mark E – Belvide Beat / Ghostly
14. Exercise One – Top Score (Stop Thinking!) / Cocoon
15. Boo Williams – Devil Music / Anotherday
16. VCMG – Spock (DVS1 Voyage Home Remix) / Mute
17. The Black Dog – Heavy Industry (Shifted Remix) / Dust Science
18. Four Tet – Locked / Text
19. Untold – Sweat / Hotflush
20. Sepalcure – Pencil Pimp /Hotflush
21. Roll The Dice – Cause And Effect / The Leaf Label

Princess Superstar “Xmas Swagger” Video, Single Out Now

Posted in News with tags , , , on December 15, 2011 by E.N.

Princess Takes It to the Streets of NYC for the Holidays!

The incomparable Princess Superstar is back with a new video just in time for the holidays! From 125th St. to Rockefeller Center to the bodega, there is no neighborhood left behind as Princess serenades the streets of NYC with a carol for those of us who think about beaded sweaters and Chippendales with Santa hats on when we think of Xmas.

The “Xmas Swagger” single is available on iTunes now.

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Scott Matthew Announces New Album, Shares Original Holiday Track (feat. Sia)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2011 by E.N.

Scott Matthew Announces New Album,
Shares Original Holiday Track feat. Sia

Australia-born New York songwriter Scott Matthew has announced the details of his new album, Gallantry’s Favorite Son, due out digitally February 7th and physically March 6th. Today he’s sharing an original holiday track called “Silent Nights,” which features backing vocals by Sia and is available via soundcloud.

Already drawing comparisons to Antony Hegarty and androgynous-era Bowie from Rolling Stone, Matthew’s emotional investment in songs is huge: Matthew and the listener – it’s a heart to heart exchange. “For some it seems a mistake, for me it’s a way of life.” It’s a lyric from his new album, which also tells the story of Matthews’ own journey. In a nutshell, it’s a life of tragically beautiful music, brimming with longing for a sanctuary; a place to wait for a love that will surely come some day.

“I came to terms with myself,” Matthew recalls on the writing and recording of his third solo album. The result is a more confident, self-assured Matthew tackling issues like bigotry, intolerance and afterlives. With confidence comes joy too, so in the first single “The Wonder Of Falling In Love” we find Matthew dancing in a more playful pop playground reminiscent of 2009’s “Thistle.” Together with newie “Felicty,” Matthew weaves connectors between Scott Walker and Devendra Banhart; Council-era Paul Weller and Burt Bacharach’s lush string pop.

But that doesn’t mean the goose bumps have diminished. Matthew’s emotive quiver still “cuts like lovingly administered razors” [Sydney Morning Herald]. In haunting new songs like “Sinking,” “Buried Alive” and “Black Bird,” the man whose worldwide mustering of hearts in queer-comedy-drama Shortbus [director John Cameron Mitchell’s follow-up to Hedwig & The Angry Inch] continues stealing breath.

Administering to the listener’s innermost core, he offers a cocktail of dark cabaret, restorative folk and gently caressing ballads. It’s little wonder Rhythms Mag called Matthew’s last album “Mesmerizing,” while “Extremely Beautiful,” “Heartbreaking,” “Brilliant, Stunning, Haunting,” “Hypnotizing… Gorgeous… Heart-melting… Captivating”
are just some descriptors proffered in other reviews.

Download Scott Matthew w/ Sia: Silent Nights


His earlier outings as a Brizzy punk protégé, or in first band Elva Snow with ex-Morrissey man Spencer Cobrin, but as we said at the start, it’s a lifetime’s work, a journey of commitment. “When friendship becomes family, it helps me with the mystery” sings Matthew. His music is like a diary whose secrets are shared with an intimate circle of friends. Welcome to the circle.
Gallantry’s Favorite Son is due out February 7, 2012

Download:Josh T. Pearson – O Holy Night

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2011 by E.N.

O Holy Night by Josh T. Pearson

An alternate version of O Holy Night appears on a special bonus CD available exclusively with the album ‘Last Of The Country Gentlemen’ at Rough Trade Shops.

Download:Josh T. Pearson – O Holy Night

http://bit.ly/RT-JTP

‘Last Of The Country Gentlemen’ is Rough Trade’s album of the year 2011.

Indiecater Christmas 2010+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2010 by E.N.

December 6 the third festive compilation from Dublin’s Indiecater Records is released. The 11 track collection features acts from Ireland, England, Sweden and the United States and all but one is an original composition.

Free Download: Boca Chica – Not on Christmas Eve

An Indiecater Christmas 2010 is streaming in full over here

Tracklisting

1) Dolfish – I’m Proud Of You Joanna
2) Natalie Prass – No Better Time
3) Paisley and Charlie – Snow Blitz
4) The Very Most – Christmas In July Comes Earlier Each Year
5) Kate and After – Snow Angel
6) Boca Chica – Not On Christmas Eve
7) Alli Millstein – White White Christmas
8) Adam and Darcie – River
9) Standard Fare – A Flicker Of Snow
10) The Gorgeous Colours – Hurry Up Children Santa’s Coming
11) Royal Forest – Sweat Shoppe Hands

Neon Hitch Presents:”Merry Hitchmas”! Gives Away Presents to Fans Every Friday of this Month!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2010 by E.N.

Neon Hitch Presents:

Merry Hitchmas!
 
Giving Away Surprise Gifts to Every Fan on Facebook
 
Also Giving Away FREE Mp3 of

“Am I Dreaming (ROBOPOP Remix)”

Feat. Liam Horne
 
“If you like your pop music with a bit of A.D.D., a ton of genres, a lot of humor, and, generally, a bit of attitude, then meet Neon Hitch. You’re gonna love her.”– MTV
 
Neon Hitch has captured my ears and won’t let go.”– MuchMusic
Meet this year’s Cinderella act, Neon Hitch.”– Time Out Chicago

‘Tis the season to be giving, and our favorite gypsy chanteuse, Neon Hitch, will be doing just that. For every fan who “Likes” her Facebook page, Neon will be giving away a surprise gift, located under the “Merry Hitchmas” tab. The gifts, starting today, will be dropping every Friday for the rest of December.
 
Today, Neon felt particularly generous, dropping two remixes of her dubstep influenced track, “Am I Dreaming” feat. Liam Horne.  The club-ready first, done by Easy Does It, can be found on Neon’s Facebook page, while the second, a darker, crunchier remix done by ROBOPOP can be found climbing the charts on Hype Machine. Both Easy Does It and ROBOPOP are part of the Grammy award-winning Pilot Creative Services.
 
December has been delivering lots of goodies for Neon and fans alike. A leaked track she recorded with Deadmau5, the anthemic “I Can’t Behave Myself”, has fans and critics pining for more. (Check out fan videos already being made with the track here!) Her brand-spanking new website, neonhitch.net, just launched this week, and gives us all a sneak peak into Neon’s world and everything entering it. Be sure to keep checking back in on it for more information on her upcoming album, Beg, Borrow, and Steal, out in 2011 on Warner Brothers.

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
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