Archive for May 20, 2013

‘Pao’ From MoreIra Available May 21st

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'Pao' from MoreIra

MoreIra is an electronic artist from Puerto Rico who has launched his solo project as a form of a new-era expression. ‘Pao’ is the debut EP from MoreIra available May 21st on iTunes and reflects on a life full of rawness and crudeness with a mix of melodic voices, digital sweetness and synth epicness. Compared to Local Natives, Yeasayer, The Postal Service and Deerhunter.
MoreIra was featured as one of the 10 Bands To Love from Puerto Rico on MTV Iggy: “It’s a hazy, sluggish song with electronic bleeps interspersed like an irregular heartbeat. The drawn-out, echoing vocals are another opaque layer to what, as a whole, sounds like moonlight bundled in gauze”.

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The Hush Now – 3rd Album ‘Memos’ – June 17th

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The Hush Now - 3rd Album 'Memos' - June 17thBoston, Massachusetts indie-pop rock quintet The Hush Now unveil their highly anticipated 3rd album. Described as “audio candy for the art school crowd”, compared and influenced by bands from a wide array of genres, such as My Bloody Valentine, Guided By Voices, The Cure and Hall & Oates, they continue to release consistently great albums that have matured and progressed, with the latest release introducing even catchier hooks and more subtle guitars.

SXSW and CMJ appearances plus plays on BBC 6Music and internet exposure of the self-titled debut album helped to fuel interest while the band got to work on the second album, “Constellations”, which the UK music review described as “a little Stone Roses, a dash of Guided By Voices, a smidgen of Flaming Lips and a dose of Yo La Tengo; one of those classic pop tunes that pop up from time to time and catch you pleasantly off guard.” After having made an impression on music critics and fans alike, they began to create “Memos”.

Written entirely by the band and produced, mixed and recorded by well known Mad Oak Studio’s head engineer and producer Benny Grotto, who has worked with the likes of Aerosmith and The Dresden Dolls, “Memos” may be their strongest, quality album to date. Upbeat melodies and catchy hooks reminiscent of bands like The Smiths open the album, before taking you through a jazzy, nocturnal ballad and a song with an air of a late 90s club sound.

The Hush Now are: Adam Quane (guitar/vocals), Noel Kelly (guitar/vocals), Barry Marino (drums/vocals), Pat Macdonald (bass/vocals) and Jon Rosen (keys)

CSS Announce Upcoming US Tour Dates + Release “Hangover” Video

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CSS_PR1_MarianaJuliano.1While nothing can compare to the fondness one has to their hometown, the temptation to live in sunny and glamorous Los Angeles is hard to resist. Some of LA’s newest residents include the ladies of CSS; natives of Brazil, they have temporarily set up residence to record their new album Planta and to prepare for their upcoming US summer tour, hitting many East and West coast cities in June and July.

But before they hit the road CSS has released their new office space dance party of a video for “Hangover”, choreographed by Toni Basil of “Oh Mickey” fame and also directed by Basil and Matt Dilmore

June 14 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory*#
June 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda*#
June 16 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent*#
June 17 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*#
June 19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*#
June 20 – Seattle, WA – Showbox#
June 22 – Denver, CO – The Summit#
June 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Fineline#
June 27 – Detroit, MI – Majestic#
June 28 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop#
June 29 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall#
July 1 – Washington, DC – 930 Club#
July 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#
July 4 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House#
July 5 – Montreal, CA – Le Mondial Loto-Quebec#
July 6 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair#
July 8 – NYC – Bowery Ballroom#
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl#
July 16 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre%
July 17 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s%
July 18 – Austin, TX – Emo’s%
July 19 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues%
July 20 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit%

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Sonus Festival, Croatia 2013

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SONUSWebPosterCosmopop and Sonus d.o.o. launch New Festival Brand “SONUS“ in Croatia – The same people who brought the world Time Warp and Love Family Park start up multi-day festival on the island of Pag.
Event agency Cosmopop GmbH, based in Mannheim Germany, sweetens the summer for fans of electronic music by launching a new festival brand alongside their Croatian partner Sonus d.o.o. From August 21st to August 25th, the SONUS festival will take place on the Croatian island of Pag. The venue, located at the famous Zrce Beach, already hosts two renowned clubs, Papaya and Kalypso. Aside from the impressive line-up, there is also the added benefit of its low price. For just 69€, festivalgoers can purchase limited Early-Bird tickets, valid for each day of the festival.
Turquoise blue water and warm beaches in paradise– Zrce Beach is a place to indulge in one’s dreams. The beach is also one of the most widely known festival spots in Croatia, and has become an established setting for electronic music events over the years. With Papaya and Kalypso also nearby, two representations of Europe’s top 20 listed clubs add to the area’s glowing reputation.
Right in the heart of Pag, on August 21st 2013, a kick-off event for SONUS will take place, hosted by event agencies Cosmopop and Sonus d.o.o. Five days and four nights, several boat parties and several pre and after parties make for an impressive start to this new festival brand.. The SONUS team is already working to bring some of the most well known artists, including Sven Väths’ Cocoon Heroes parties.. Loco Dice’s Desolat Crew is ready to play on the magical island, as well as the popular “Club der Visionäre” out of Berlin. From England, SONUS is happy to announce the addition of Fuse London and the famous Circuslabels SONUS’ journey. Further guests include the Next Wave Team out of Ibiza and many more yet to be announced. Simply put: the who-is-who of the electronic music industry will be partying with SONUS on Pag in August. The same is true of the acts. Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Magda, DJ Sneak and several others have confirmed their appearances; and many other key players will follow in their tracks in the coming weeks.
The starting price for Early-Bird tickets is only 69€. These passes include access to all five days of the festival, plus pre-parties and after parties. For an easy travel experience, book one of the island’s enticing all-inclusive travel packages from official festival partner Collegium, starting at 254€ p. P. from Germany on Depending on the type of package, benefits can include full travel accommodations, a shuttle service between the hotel and the festival and the general admission ticket to the festival. For the greatest travel accommodations, plan your trip by visiting the travel section of the SONUS website at Here you will find helpful travel information `from Germany, the UK, France and many other areas.
With the Sonus Festival, Cosmopop expands its portfolio in the international market to Southern Europe. The agency has just recently established itself in Belgium with the Fade In Festival in Brussels.
21ST – 25TH OF AUGUST 2013
Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Magda, DJ Sneak, Zip, Cassy, Davide Squillace, Valentino Kanzyani, Joseph Capriati, Margaret Dygas, Matthias Tanzmann, Karotte, Pan-Pot, tINI, Mathias Kaden, Onur Özer, Guti live, Sonja Moonear, Nick Curly, Dan Andrei, Premiesku live, Andrea Oliva, Enzo Siragusa, Dorian Paic, Binh, Yaya, Reas, Meat, Bunte Bummler live and more to be announced

Joe Goddard’s new single ‘She Burns’ feat. Mara Carlyle (Stream)

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SHEBURNS joe goddard_final_versionTaken from his forthcoming EP ‘Taking Over’ which is set to be released via the London-Berlin based Greco-Roman later this Summer, you can now stream brand-new music from Joe in the form of ‘She Burns’
Featuring the beautiful vocals of Mara Carlyle, ‘She Burns’ is an epic slow-burner of a track that roots itself further into your head with each listen

Daft Punk collaborator Romanthony dies aged 46

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romanthonyAs Daft Punk release their new album Random Access Memories, tributes are pouring in for their former collaborator Romanthony, who has died.

The singer provided vocals to their 2001 hit One More Time, which, up until current smash Get Lucky, was the French duo’s biggest hit. Romanthony, real name Anthony Moore, actually passed away on 7 May, but the news has only just filtered through to his contemporaries in the music world. His sister Mellony Moore has posted on Facebook, “Thank you for all your calls and prayers my brother was a musical genius.” Moore had died at his home in Austin, Texas, although the cause of death has not been officially confirmed. He was 46.

DJ Pete Tong tweeted: “Sad news RIP Romanthony.” German producer Boys Noize also posted a tribute: “It is so sad 😦 Romanthony and me were working on such an amazing song together. He said it was the best song he had ever written.

Before shooting to global acclaim with Daft Punk, Romanthony was already a cult figure in the house music world, releasing his debut album Romanworld in 1997. As well as One More Time, his vocal featured another track from the Discovery album, Too Long. Speaking at the time of their hit in 2001, Daft Punk’s Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo said: “We met him at the 1996 Winter Music Conference and became friends. What’s odd is that Romanthony and Todd Edwards are not big in the United States at all. Their music had a big effect on us. The sound of their productions – the compression, the sound of the kick-drum and Romanthony’s voice, the emotional soul – is part of how we sound today. Because they mean something to us, it was much more important for us to work with them than with other big stars.”

In happier news, Daft Punk’s own comeback continues to go from strength to strength. On 19 May, Get Lucky held the No 1 spot for a fourth consecutive week, and Random Access Memories, out today, is predicted to become the fastest-selling album in UK chart history.(via Guardian)