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[SONG OF THE DAY] Tycho - "Easy (feat. Saint Sinner)"
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Friday. Vibe O’Clock. Let’s fuckin GO.

Earlier in the week electro-zen masters Tycho revealed that they have plans to release a new album this year on their newfound home Mom + Pop Records after a long love-filled relationship with Ghostly International. On the heels of the announcement the band also shared a brand new track, “Easy”, featuring Saint Sinner.

Speaking on the track, primary composer, songwriter, and producer Scott Hansen said, "Music can transport us to other realities but can also ground us firmly within ourselves, after a trilogy of records spent exploring the outer reaches of experience I am focusing inward to reveal a human side to the music."

He continued, "My journey as an artist has been defined by an iterative cycle with each album building on and refining an overarching vision, ‘Easy' is about coming to terms with my past and defining a clear vision moving forward.  It's a comforting voice that reminds you not to get so lost in the work, but to take it easy and enjoy the ride. 'Easy' is the bridge to the future."

THE. BRIDGE. TO. THE. FUTURE.

Between Hyperspace and this new record (details TBA), the future looks very very fucking good.

OH PS did I mention they have some mind boggling shows coming up (not in the US of course ugh ugh ugh). I would probably sell a couple of organs to see them at the Sydney Opera House. CAN YOU IMAGINE!? 😍😍😍

TYCHO ON TOUR

JULY

21 - Yelgun, Australia - Splendour in the Grass

23 - Melbourne, Australia - Forum Melbourne

24 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House

26 - Yuzawa-machi, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival

SEPTEMBER

19 - Resonance Music & Arts Festival - Slippery Rock, PA

[SONG OF THE DAY] Young & Sick - "No Good"
photo credit: Galen Oakes

photo credit: Galen Oakes

Just this morning I was bopping “Jet Black Heart” this morning and thought to myself, “ugh yo Young & Sick is so good. When is that EP coming out again?”

Totally forgot it dropped on Friday. No worries tho. Crisis averted and all of that. It’s A Storm has been ingested into my chest cavity and HOOOO BOY THERE ARE A LOT OF FEELS GOING ON WITH THIS RECORD.

Life, you see, it’s not a breeze. It’s a storm.

If you wanna shimmy your way through your complicated feels about life, this is the absolute perfect soundtrack for that.

Word on the street is that the LA producer allegedly has more in the works so I promise to be more diligent in checking in on his whereabouts.

[SONG OF THE DAY] NVDES - "Stupid Dope"
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After dropping their debut LP Vibe City Utah late last year LA’s NVDES are back and have dropped what will soon be the anthem for sativa smokers everywhere on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 and every 4/20 thereafter. This shit is high energy and the perfect length for someone whose regularly adequate attention span is….suddenly impaired.

Best know if you follow my personal Instagram that I will be doing stoned lip sync videos to this on Saturday. Happy to compete to see if anyone can outdo me as I will be leveraging as many of the wild ass indie IG filters that I’ve acquired over the past few months as I can. 🥴

[SONG OF THE DAY] Beck - "Saw Lightning"
Photo Credit: Citizen Kane Wayne

Photo Credit: Citizen Kane Wayne

lol of course you knew I was going to excitedly smash into my keyboard about this.

My most favorite person in the entire world blessed us yesterday with a brand new single and the delightful news that his 14th studio album, HYPERSPACE, is coming FROM THE FUTURE (press releases actual words).

Technically, aren’t all albums coming from the future? I guess technically for this one it’s all the more accurate because per Beck’s conversation with Zane Lowe yesterday on Beats1 that the record isn’t actually done yet.

I don’t think this is going to be another “Dreams” situation. When that was dropped in 2015 there was no naming of an upcoming album, etc. We had to wait 2 damn years between that dropping for him to release Colors. Even still, it would be very polite of him for us to have more than one new song to lose our minds to on this upcoming co-headlining tour of his with Cage The Elephant.

At any rate, “Saw Lightning” is warming up all the cells in my body that tingle for Midnite Vultures, Odelay, and Guero. THE SLIDE GUITAR AND HARMONICA ARE BACK!!! Makes yer girl wanna go out and get a black cowboy hat much like the one he wore in the “Devils Haircut” video, but maybe bling it out a fuckload.

The track was produced and written by Beck and Pharrell, a collaboration that apparently was 20 years in the making. Pharrell is also credited on the track for drums, keyboards, and…..mumbles.

Mumbles. This is probably my favorite credit of all time.

As can be expected, I will now be spazzing every time dad breathes on Instagram or anywhere else hints of HYPERSPACE may surface.

Beck & Cage The Elephant The Night Running Tour 2019 Dates:

07/11/19 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *^
07/13/19 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre *^
07/16/19 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater *^
07/17/19 - Irvine, CA - Five Point Amphitheater *^
07/19/19 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater *^
07/20/19 - Chula Vista, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
07/21/19 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion *^
07/23/19 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheater *^
07/26/19 - Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheater *+
07/27/19 - Dallas, TX - The Dos Equis Pavilion *+
07/28/19 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *+
07/30/19 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *+
07/31/19 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *+
08/02/19 - Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center *+
08/03/19 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater *+
08/04/19 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center *+
08/11/19 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage *&
08/12/19 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center *&
08/13/19 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater *&
08/15/19 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center *&
08/16/19 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *&
08/17/19 - New York City, NY - Forest Hills Stadium *
08/20/19 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center *&
08/21/19 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion *&
08/22/19 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion *&
08/24/19 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park *&
08/25/19 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion *&
08/27/19 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *&
08/29/19 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *&
08/30/19 - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre *&

* - w/ Spoon
^ - w/ Starcrawler
+ - w/ Wild Belle
& - Sunflower Bean

[SONG OF THE DAY] Wrabel - "love to love u"
photo credit: Yazz Alali

photo credit: Yazz Alali

Holy wow wow wow wow wow y’all bae-bel made a BOP!

The evolution of Wrabel since stumbling into his Sideways EP in 2014 has been one of my absolute favorite things to witness to date. These days though it feels like the more he’s taken ownership of who he is as both a human person and an artist that he’s able to fully realize and harness his musical superpowers. As he told the folks at Idolator in a recent interview, “I’m just taking really deep breaths, and doing whatever I want.” As it turns out, since last we checked in on the lil cutie crooner he parted ways with Epic, started his own label, Big Gay Records (!!! yes bb!! 😍), and just released his first track on his own, a bop that absolutely won’t stop, “love to love u”.

Favorite quote from the interview where he talks about the song:

“[…]I think I started opening my mind to the thought that, ‘Ok, maybe you don’t have to sit at the piano and write a sad song.’”

Bruh 😂😂😂

Growth looks so good on my dude. I’m so happy he’s happy.

[SONG OF THE DAY] Miss Eaves - "Exposure Kills"
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Just in time for the sun to start coming out and ridding folks of their seasonal affective disorder Brooklyn badass Miss Eaves dropped her latest EP, appropriately titled SAD, which actually stems from her personal struggles with the disorder. Worry not, the internet, for in true fashion for the multimedia artist and rapper, she’s packaged up her experience with her signature witty lyrics and playfully catchy beats.

I can’t get over how perfect this EP is. Like really, I have mad kindred spirit vibes with Miss Eaves on this from start to finish. Opening track, “Exposure Kills” is the ultimate anthem for freelancers everywhere and is essentially the dancetastic way of saying “fuck you, pay me”. While I don’t consider myself to be an introvert by any means, I was definitely the embodiment of “Homebody” on more occasions this winter than I’d like to admit. Then there’s “Left Swipe Left”, which I will be spamming to every one of my girlfriends who are as fried on dating apps as I am.

Today marks the kickoff of her month+ long tour along the east coast before hopping over for some dates in Europe. Def go out to catch her live and grab a Thunder Thighs pin or 20.

MISS EAVES ON TOUR

April 10 Philadelphia, PA at Bob & Barbara’s
April 11 Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Roboto Project
April 12 Guelph, ONT at Kazoo Fest
April 13 Chicago, IL at Caliwaukee
April 14 Madison, WI at North Street Cabaret
April 16 Forth Wayne, IN at The Brass Rail
May 3 Portland, ME at Space
May 4 Winooski, VT at Walking Windows
May 5 Boston, MA at Once Lounge
May 9 Manchester,UK at Soup Kitchen
May 11 London,UK at Hope & Anchor
May 16 Wrexham, WAL at Focus Wales
May 22 Dresden, DE at TBA
May 23 Berlin, DE at Badehaus
May 24 Munich, DE at Orangehouse (Feierwerk)
May 26 Frankfurt, DE at Kunstverein Familie Montez
May 29 Amsterdam, NL at Vrankrijk

[SONG OF THE DAY] Miro Shot - "Boston Dynamic"
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Last week global digital utopian artist collective Miro Shot released “Boston Dynamic”, the followup to their debut single, “Leaders In A Long Lost World”. As lead singer Roman Rappak explained, “‘Boston Dynamic’ is a song about online communities, gaming culture and being committed to a cause. It’s about all the good and bad things that come with being part of something.” The song features the 65-piece Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra to perform on the track, arranged by BAFTA winning composer Alexander Parsons, because of course it does. This project continues to be like, “Oh Kibbe you thought THAT was cool? Hold my robot’s beer.”

The accompanying music video for the song is another showcase of the eclectic collaborative efforts of the collective, this time around featuring contributions from NASA and the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies Dynamic Systems Lab alongside emerging filmmakers from Buenos Aires, Brooklyn-based graphic designers and technologists from Wales, as well as established artists including Beeple (who has worked with the likes of Flying Lotus and the NFL) and illustrator/artist Oliver Harud. There are little tidbits peppered throughout the blend of mixed media where the themes of the song are further driven home. The CGI interface imagined in certain snippets displays a variety of information, from shoe size and browser history to “there are 4 racists on this floor” or “everyone on this floor has heard domestic abuse and done nothing”, calling out the lack of cohesion and opportunities to improve humanity with groundbreaking technologies.

Don’t forget you can be part of the collective by signing up over on their website.

[SONG OF THE DAY] Holy Ghost! - "Escape From Los Angeles"
photo credit: Harry McNally

photo credit: Harry McNally

Holy Ghost! are finally done being a tease and have announced that they will be releasing their third album Work on June 21st on the iconic West End Records. Fun fact: Work will be the first full-length LP to drop on the iconic label in more than 30 years. Kind of a big deal. Get it, fellas!

On the heels of the announcement the duo have shared a new track, “Escape From Los Angeles”. As is the standard with Holy Ghost! songs it’s one of those smooth as hell floor filling nu-disco numbers that you could dance all night to, literally. Even with it clocking in at a good seven minutes and change it’s basically the perfect tempo so you could effortlessly dance into the wee hours of the morning if someone decided to get weird and do like a 20 minute extended edit of the track, which tbh I’d fuck with.

To make things even more wonderful, the band has announced a handful of dates, including an album release show at my all time favorite venue, Bowery Ballroom. Bet your buns imma be there wearing a hole in the dance floor.

Upcoming Holy Ghost! Live Shows:

04-26 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

04-27 Los Angeles, CA - Globe Theatre

05-03 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

05-09 Guadalajara, México - Corona Capital at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

06-21 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Album Release Show)