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[SONG OF THE DAY] Jamie Lane - "Desire"
Jamie Lane 2019

Alright friends gather around!

We’ve got a new friend joining the party!

Please meet Aussie poptastic newcomer Jamie Lane. Yes, I found another baby Australian band to adore. My #brand is strong. Lane has only been around the scene since late April of last year with less than a handful of songs to his arsenal at present, but he’s prepping his debut EP Minimal Haze for a June 20th release. Following up his first taste from the EP, “Say It Again”, yesterday he shared a new track, “Desire”, a song that openly airs the doubt and insecurities that we all have experienced at one time or another.

Speaking on the track, Lane explained, “Desire’ is purely an expression of frustration from feeling out of control and uncertain of the future and how these feelings work to alienate people from me. The title signifies my ‘desire’ for the potential I see to become reality, somethingI’m willing to sacrifice a lot to achieve but questioning whether it’ll be worth it in the end.”

There is something about Lane’s sound that is so simultaneously incredibly pleasing to the ears and addictive. My Last.FM data would probably make me look like a crazy person right now but let’s just say I’m attempting to satisfy a craving I didn’t realize I was being deprived of until his music hit my eardrums. This is def what I would more refer to as ✨poptronica✨ than say, “electropop”, because this is way less 80s synth neon vibes and more like glitchy textures and smooth booming bass.

You have to…..HAVE TO… listen to his other tracks, “Take A Night Off” and “Sink” because I can assure you that you will be as ravenous for more of this once you taste this for yourself.

Off to go beg for an advance of the EP. Will probably spaz about it on Twitter when I get it.

[SKOA Presents] Bands & Brews: Interpol / Good Beer

Bands & Brews pairs our favorite bands to their "hoppy" soul mates and dishes out the coordinates of our favorite beer joints right here in NYC.

The first stop for Bands & Brews was the cozy beer shop, Good Beer, located in the East Village. Good Beer provided the ideal space to kick off Bands & Brews besetting us on all sides with shelves of interesting labeled bottles and decorated cans. The busy atmosphere and sea of friendly faces was the perfect backdrop for discussing two things we love: music and beer. I sat down with beer slinger Matt Cincotta anxious to find the quintessential bottle of suds worthy of a band I'll always be over the moon about, Interpol. Their new album El Pintor releases on September 9th here in the United States. El Pintor's teaser track "All the Rage Back Home" effortlessly transports us back to the blanket of seduction that was the band's 2002 debut, Turn on the Brights Lights. Enticing lyrics and the come-hither chords of these two albums envelop us in Interpol's infectious warmth and take us down that libidinous labyrinth.

Whether I was swooning over songs of old like "PDA", "Hands Away", and "Leif Erikson" or excited over new songs like "Breaker 1" (my favorite from El Pintor) and "Same Town, New Story", it was evident that words like "dark,warm, and heavy" would soon invade our taste buds with the brew we chose. After much discussion and many burps later, Matt and I chose to cool off from this masterful debate of musical darkness and abandon with a "Dark, Rich, and Sexy" brew called Porter (Founders Brewing). It's a smooth dark ale at 6.5% alcohol and for you beer nerds 45 IBUs (just enough bitter for the lusty soul). Cheers to Interpol for always making sexy happen. And yes, Stella (Artois) we still love you...

El Pintor is out September 9th. Pre-order it here. Enjoy, "All The Rage Back Home" below.

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