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Holy Ghost! “Okay” (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by dk

HolyGhostHoly Ghost! debuted their latest single, “Okay”. The song is the lead track off their upcoming sophomore album Dynamics, to be released September 10on DFA Records.

Dynamics is the follow-up to the group’s 2011 self-titled debut, hailed by The Los Angeles Times as a “classic pop album.” The band recently unveiled the track listing and cover art forDynamics, which is slated for a September 10th release on DFA Records.

Throughout the last month, Holy Ghost! has released several short video teasers featuring songs from Dynamics. Check out the three videos below:


 

The band will be hitting the road soon for a number of dates this fall to support the release ofDynamics. Holy Ghost! have been mainstays at the spring and summer festival circuit, with an apperance at Bonnaroo and an upcoming show at this Sunday’s FYF Fest in Los Angeles. Celebrated for their energetic live performances, the band also embarked on their own tour this summer, visiting the Austin Music Hall in July and ending the run at San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival in October. Check out the band’s itinerary below.

 

Holy Ghost! On Tour

The band will be hitting the road soon for a number of dates this fall to support the release of Dynamics. Holy Ghost! have been mainstays at the spring and summer festival circuit, with an apperance at Bonnaroo and an upcoming show at this Sunday’s FYF Fest in Los Angeles. Celebrated for their energetic live performances, the band also embarked on their own tour this summer, visiting the Austin Music Hall in July and ending the run at San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival in October. Check out the band’s itinerary below.

Holy Ghost! On Tour
Aug 25- Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles State Historic Park
Oct 11 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
Oct 12 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Oct 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Oct 15 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Oct 18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Oct 18 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
Oct 19 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island
Oct 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Oct 21 – San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Pub
Oct 24 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
Oct 25 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Oct 25 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Oct 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Oct 30 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
Oct 31 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Nov 1 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Nov 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Nov 4 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Nov 5 – Montreal, QC @ Belmont
Nov 6 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
Nov 7 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Nov 8 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Nov 9 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

Holy Ghost! Release Video for “Teenagers in Heat” +Free Download and Announce More Tour Dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2013 by dk

holy-ghost-dynamics-608x608_zpscc7c3b58Brooklyn-based band Holy Ghost! have unveiled a lyric video for their song “Teenagers In Heat,” a song co-produced by James Murphy that the band gave away for free last week. Watch the music video for “Teenagers In Heat” below, and then download the track for free.

“Teenagers in Heat” is an outtake from the recording sessions that birthed the band’s upcoming sophomore record Dynamics, which will be released on September 10th via DFA Records. Dynamics is the follow-up to the group’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released in 2011 and was hailed as a “classic pop album” by The Los Angeles Times.

Holy Ghost! have been mainstays at the spring and summer festival circuit so far, and the band are preparing to hit the road soon for a run of dates with New Order. Check out the full itinerary below.

Dynamics Track Listing
1. Okay
2. Dumb Disco Ideas
3. Changing of the Guard
4. Dance A Little Closer
5. It Must Be The Weather
6. 1 For Edgar
7. I Wanna Be Your Hand
8. Bridge and Tunnel
9. Don’t Look Down
10. In The Red
11. Cheap Shots

HOLY GHOST! ON TOUR
07-24 Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park, Brooklyn *
07-26 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center *
07-28 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion *
07-31 Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion *
08-04 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga
08-25 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
08-31 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Marina de Sans Souci
10-12 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10-13 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10-15 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10-16 Portland, OR -Wonder Ballroom
10-18 Sacramento, CA – Velvet Jones
10-19 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island
10-21 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10-22 Tucscon, AZ – Club Congress
10-24 Austin, TX – Emo’s East
10-25 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
10-26 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
10-28 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11-04 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
11-05 Montreal, Quebec – Belmont
11-06 Toronto, Ontario – The Hoxton
11-07 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
11-08 Columbus, OH – The Basement
11-09 Chicago, IL – Metro

* with New Order

Download: Little Boots – “Broken Record” (Cosmic Kids Remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2013 by dk

Broken Record (Cosmic Kids

Little Boots aka Victoria Hesketh has release her sophomore studio album Nocturnes May 7 via her new On Repeat Records imprint through Kobalt Label ServicesNocturnes was produced by DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, with other key contributions from Hercules and Love Affair’s Andy Butler and super producer James Ford. A pounding club track set against some of her most hypnotic hook lines yet, the sparkling intergalactic beats of Cosmic Kids’ remix of album single “Broken Record” was built to make you move.

Download: Little Boots – “Broken Record” (Cosmic Kids Remix)

Little Boots Announces New Album, Reveals Single “Motorway,” Artwork & Tracklist!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2013 by dk

Little Boots Sophomore Studio Album Nocturnes
Out May 7 via On Repeat Records

Little Boots
Little Boots aka Victoria Hesketh became one of the most talked about new popstars around when she arrived with her Gold-selling debut Hands in 2009. Now the dance-pop songstress is preparing to release her highly-anticipated sophomore studio album,Nocturnes, May 6thon her new On Repeat Records imprint . The album was produced by DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, with other key contributions from Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford and Hercules and Love Affair’s Andy Butler.Nocturnes is a powerful record of irresistible hooks and stunning songwriting that celebrates 90s house, seventies disco and futuristic electronics while maintaining the magic of classic pop.

Motorway”, is a symphony of bittersweet brilliance, starting with Victoria singing over a simple percussive rhythm that quickly evolves into a variety of noir narratives, chilly melodies and thundering late-night congas. Echoing layered vocals burst through a pulsing bass line on the soaring “Satellites” (co-written with Ariel Reichstadt).“Broken Record” is a pounding club track set against some of her most hypnotic hook lines yet. “Crescendo” is a theatrically infectious summer-ready anthem, while the old school house rhythms and giddy choruses of “Confusion,” penned in the Hollywood hills with Jeppe Laursen (the man behind Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’), is simply Boots at her effortless sing-a-long best.

Check out the “Motorway”

 

DJing all over the world at many of clubland’s most esteemed nights over the past few years and collaborating with an elite roll-call of dance music’s most credible class, Victoria named the record Nocturnes because it is “an album indebted to the night.” A collection of perfect pop melodies set against faultless beats and synths, it is true long-player, and a sonic experience from beginning to end. Stay tuned for more exciting news + tour plans from Little Boots coming soon!

Nocturnes Tracklist
1. Motorway
2. Confusion
3. Broken Record
4. Shake
5. Beat Beat
6. Every Night I Say A Prayer
7. Crescendo
8. Strangers
9. All For You
10. Satellite

SHIT ROBOT Presents THE GREEN MACHINE and New 12” Single (Out May 21 via DFA)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2012 by dk

Shit Robot Announces New 12” on DFA, “Teenage Bass”
b/w “Space Race,” the First Release In His New Project,
The Green Machine

Shit Robot returns with his first new material since the release of his debut long-player, 2010’s From The Cradle To The Rave. After spending much of 2010 and 2011 touring the globe with his live show – including a string of dates opening/performing with LCD Soundsystem during their final shows in NYC – the rebooted Robot is back with The Green Machine.

The first result of his Stuttgart/New York studio adventures is a double-header of dancefloor jams, “Teenage Bass” b/w “Space Race,” which will be released digitally and on vinyl via DFA on May 21, 2012. It’s the first in a series of releases called The Green Machine, which will culminate in an album early next year.

Lead cut “Teenage Bass” rides a rude EBM bassline and rave alert sirens, before expanding further with key changing chords and a defining arpeggiator. The hypnotic “Space Race” is a distant relative of 2007’s “Chasm” – a meandering, melodic, star-gazing Robo-techno workout.

Speaking about the new release, Shit Robot said: “After the album I just wanted to go back to my roots and make some dance 12”s, music for people to get drunk and jump around to.” A limited number of each of The Green Machine 12” releases will feature customized, hand-finished sleeves, available only from the DFA webstore. You can pre-order the limited releases from the DFA web-shop.

To mark the new release, Shit Robot has announced a series of live The Shit Robot Show/DJ dates across the world, with more soon to be announced. In addition, a new range of Shit Robot merchandise is now available from the DFA webstore. You can grab Robot coffee mugs, pins, stamped “Wong Galaxy” white labels and a rather nifty From The Cradle To The Rave value pack, which includes a vinyl, CD and pin for $15.

US Tour Dates
5/25 – San Francisco
7/01 – Chicago

www.shitrobot.com
www.twitter.com/shitrobot

The 2 Bears Wanna Give You A “Bear Hug” For Valentine’s Day! (2 FREE MP3’s)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on February 14, 2012 by dk

The 2 Bears Wanna Give You A “Bear Hug”
For Valentine’s Day! (2 FREE MP3s)

Debut Album Be Strong Out Now via DFA Records

Download the “Bear Hug”
Radio Edit + Club Edit 
HERE

The 2 Bears are treating their fans a “Bear Hug” for Valentine’s Day, in the form of a free radio edit and club edit of the track…because no single should ever be single, especially on Valentine’s Day!

“Bear Hug” is one of the irresistable tracks that comprise their debut album, Be Strong, which is available now. A London record through and through, Be Strong ducks and weaves to the myriad sounds of the city, as The 2 Bears pursue the perfect party record.

The album conjures up that elusive spirit of the dancefloor without pretension, and with ultimate precision. It’s a soul record in that it’s from the soul, wearing its imperfections with pride. It’s a dance record in that it’ll get you off your seat. It’s a London record in that it couldn’t have come from any other city, echoing the glorious schizophrenic sound of a late night cab ride listening to a radio with a mind of its own.

The 2 Bears Share New Mix, Debut Album Out Today via DFA Records!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2012 by dk

The 2 Bears Share New Mix, Debut Album
Out Today via DFA Records!

 

Be Strong Available Today via DFA Records

Download The 2 Bears’ 80 Minute
“Whatever The Weather” Mix 
HERE

Today sees the US release of The 2 Bears’ debut album, Be Strong, which is available on vinyl and CD from the DFA store, and digitally via iTunes. In celebration of the full-length release, the Bears are sharing a new mix, “Whatever The Weather,” which premiered onSpinner RPM. The mix features new tracks from DFA labelmates Factory Floor, as well as tracks from Armand Van Helden, Henrik Schwarz, Gino Soccio, Davina and more. You can still snag the first free single from the album, “Work,” via DFA’s Soundcloud too!