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[WATCH] Garçons - "Pedigree (Official Video)"
photo credit: Edmund Green

photo credit: Edmund Green

Ottawa duo Garçons have shared, “Pedigree”, the first song from their forthcoming sophomore EP, out on August 28th, along with an accompanying super fun video. The track follows their 2018 debut EP Body Language, which was a happy accident of sorts. "There wasn't a goal, we just wanted to make good music," recounted producer Julian Strangelove of their month-long writing session.  

For “Pedigree”, singer/songwriter Deelo Avery draws from his background as an immigrant. The singer grew up in Nigeria and was a huge fan of Afrobeat music pioneer and human rights activist Fela Kuti. “His music constantly played in my house, on the TV and everywhere on the radio," Deelo said of Kuti. "It runs in his blood, hence the name 'Pedigree.'" Following Kuti’s lead, who sang in both English and Yoruba, throughout the track Deelo alternates between English and Igbo.

The video for the song features Deelo as a night janitor at a school who goes around getting into all sorts of shenanigans throughout campus.

[WATCH] BAUM - "Fuckboy (Official Video)"
photo credit: Sabrina Santiago

photo credit: Sabrina Santiago

Alt-pop singer/songwriter BAUM (née Sabrina Teitelbaum) has unveiled the no fucks given self-loving anthem, “Fuckboy”, on the heels of the announcement that she’ll be releasing her sophomore EP Curve, which will follow up her 2018 debut Ungodly. Speaking on the meaning behind the track, Teitelbaum shared, "I feel like the narrative people are always putting on women is the “boy meets girl, girl falls in love instantly, boy breaks girls heart” story. I wanted to sing about something different. It’s obviously not good to be a fuckboy, but women aren’t emotional wrecks running around searching for love, looking to be saved, yet I feel like that identity is constantly being placed on us."

In addition to the track, she’s also shared an accompanying video directed by Marcella Cytrynowicz, who's worked creating videos for Snoop Dogg, JOYRICH, Capitol Records, Yellow Claw, Happy Socks, and Nike. It centers around two dancers and their interaction with one another, first mirroring each other's movements to eventually dancing independently at the end. "This is meant to mimic how we interact with people we are involved with, the games we sometimes play, and how we can ultimately find power in independence," Teitelbaum said of the video. "The storyline, particularly that of the female dancer, is meant to offer an alternate narrative to that of the “overly emotional woman” we frequently see in the media and mainstream entertainment." 

[SONG OF THE DAY] Tycho - "Pink & Blue"
photo credit: Scott Hansen

photo credit: Scott Hansen

Earlier today the band that can temporarily induce synesthesia to basically anyone, the Grammy nominated Tycho unveiled the details of their forthcoming studio album Weather, which is slated for a July 12th release on new home Mom + Pop/Ninja Tune. Pre-orders are live todayyyyyy!!!! Go getchu a bundle fam!

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Tycho has songs you can look up the lyrics to now and I ain’t even mad tbh.

That’s right!

On the heels of the album announcement, the band has shared a brand new track, “Pink & Blue”, along with an accompanying video. Following up what we now know as the lead track on the album, “Easy”, this new track features what Tycho brainchild Scott Hansen refers to as, “the most organic instrument of all, the human voice”, better known to the world as Saint Sinner (born Hannah Cottrell).

As he explained, "It has been inspiring working with Hannah's voice and hearing Tycho evolve into something that I had always hoped it someday would. [….] Our initial sessions were incredibly productive and I strongly identified with the imagery in her lyrics. Her vision folded effortlessly into mine and her voice integrated seamlessly into the sonic landscape opening new spaces for me as a songwriter and producer.”

I’ll admit, it’s going to take a little getting used to with this new “'instrument” in play, but mostly because I’m so used to getting lost in all of the delicate synth movements. With Saint Sinner being added to the mix, the focus is shifting ever so slightly, but int he best possible way.

Offering some insight behind the lyrics to the song, Saint Sinner shared, "The lines, ‘Oh, pink and blue, you know I look good on you’, originally stemmed from when I was romantically involved with a man and a woman simultaneously, for the first time in my life." She continued, "It was a defining moment for me. I went from being a young religious kid who thought she would marry a man to a young woman who realized her love for women. I now found myself, somewhere in the middle, leaning more closely to women. 'Pink & Blue' is a love song to no one, to everyone, and to myself. It's a sweet reminder to all lovers to hold onto their love with open arms; to be fearless about any type of love and to be fearless about losing their love. Love is never lost."

Hansen added, “Looking back, it's clear that every step of the past 18 years has lead to this moment and I couldn't be happier with the result."

OH AND THERE’S A TOUR ON THE HORIZON! The Weather World Tour kicks off in July on the other side of the world before heading to North America in September, and then finally making their way through Europe.

Are y’all hype for this? I’M SO FUCKING HYPE FOR THIS!

TYCHO

"WEATHER WORLD TOUR"

2019

JULY

21 - Byron Bay, Australia - Splendour In The Grass *

23 - Melbourne, Australia - Forum Melbourne

24 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House

26 - Niigata Prefecture, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival '19 *

SEPTEMBER

5 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre **

6 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre #

7 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall #

8 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre #

11 - Denver, CO - The Mission Ballroom #

13 - Minneapolis, MN - Palace Theatre #

15 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom #

16 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts #

18 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre - Boch Center #

19 - New York, NY - Summerstage #

20 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall #

21 - Slippery Rock, PA - Resonance Music & Arts Festival *

23 - Detroit, MI - The Masonic #

24 - Columbus, OH - Express Live #

26 - St Louis, MO - The Pageant #

27 - Kansas City, MO - CrossroadsKC #

2020

FEBRUARY

9 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller #

10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Vasteatern #

11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Main Hall #

13 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefahrlich #

14 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall #

15 - Paris, France - Elyse Montmartre #

17 - Brussels, Belgium - AB Ballroom @ Ancienne Belgique #

18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso #

19 - Berlin, Germany - Huxley's #

21 - Warsaw, Poland - Praga Centrum #

23 - Prague, Czech Republic - Roxy #

24 - Budapest, Hungary - Akvarium #

25 - Vienna, Austria - WUK #

27 - Milan, Italy - Fabrique #

28 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon #

MARCH

1 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Apolo #

5 - London, UK - Printworks #

* Festival Performance

** Chrome Sparks

# Poolside

Tycho - WEATHER

Tycho - Weather Tracklist

1. Easy

2. Pink & Blue

3. Japan

4. Into The Woods

5. Skate

6. For How Long

7. No Stress

8. Weather

[WATCH] Husky Loops - "Everyone Is Having Fun Fun Fun But Me (Official Video)"
still from the “Everyone Is Having Fun Fun Fun But Me” music video

still from the “Everyone Is Having Fun Fun Fun But Me” music video

Husky hunnies have returned to share the video for their latest single, “Everyone Is Having Fun Fun Fun But Me”, from their forthcoming debut full-length, I Can’t Even Speak English, arriving on August 16th. The video is a blatant nod to The Verve’s 1997 classic, “Bittersweet Symphony”, a personal all-time favorite of Danio Forni. Whereas with “Bittersweet Symphony” singer Richard Ashcroft defiantly stomps down the street with people on the street reacting to being bodychecked by him, in the Husky Loops update Danio is met with an onslaught of resistance as he attempts to stroll down Peckham High Street in the middle of the night. Shot in one take, the video features collaborators and old friends including Joy Anonymous, MEI and niceboy. We also eventually see the rest of the band make an appearance near the end of the video.

I’ll admit, it’s mildly upsetting to watch people give Danio so much shit. Eventually you’re like, “Damn leave the dude alone already!” 😂

Oh PS - if you follow the band on Instagram they’ve been sharing some behind the scenes footage as they wrap up I Can’t Even Speak English. Yer girl got her ears on like 10 seconds of the previously mentioned track, “Fuck Me Naturally” and I am all the more eager to get my ears on this record.

[SONG OF THE DAY] Timi Temple x Doc Merlin - "No Where"
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Sydney sweetie Timi Temple hasn’t slowed down since dropping his delightful gateway drug of an EP, Phuzz Boy, that I fell in love with late last year. Since then, he’s partnered up with his friend Doc Merlin, whom I’ve come to learn from prelim research is the moniker for his literal PhD wielding friend who is also a magician. Obviously I can’t get enough of that whole vibe because honestly it sounds like I invented his backstory. At any rate, the dynamic duo dropped a double single, “No Where” and “Get Away”.

Earlier in the week, the duo shared a super fun video for “No Where”, which will make retro video game enthusiasts get all up in their feels. I def am going to watch this a few more times to make sure I caught all the references in it.

[WATCH] NAO's AI-Driven "Orbit" Video
photo credit: Jay Carroll

photo credit: Jay Carroll

…..did someone say, “NAO made an AI-driven music video”???

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This is so super fun and cute you have to give it a try for yourself!

Playing off the theme of her sophomore album, Saturn, which dropped last year, soul singer NAO teamed up with the likes of Microsoft for a gorgeous interactive piece for “Orbit”. Given the number of variables that go into generating the dazzling music video, everyone is guaranteed a completely unique viewing experience.

To see how dope this is firsthand, all you have to do is head to the Orbit site and plug in your birthday. The AI then generates a zodiac-filled night sky in which NAO and a dancer move. From there you’re able to customize the colors of the sky, stars, and the dancers bodies. The AI also picks up the different constellations in the dancer’s bodies as well as the fan’s own astrological sign. This Aries bitch is ALL ABOUT FLAUNTING MY STARRY SHIT so I could just play with the colors and watch NAO and the dancer do their lil motion capture all day long.

If you want to flaunt a sampling of your starry creation, there’s an option to share to Facebook and Twitter, as well as download a square or vertical video should you want to post on Instagram as well. As you’ll see below, mine shows NAO posing in an Aries stance along with a plot of Saturn’s return.

You know I love a nerd moment so here is the official explanation of how the video was made:

“The process for the music video began at Microsoft’s volumetric capture studio in San Francisco, where cameras captured NAO and a dancer performing choreography to “Orbit” that transformed their bodies into point clouds of data. The Microsoft Azure Custom Vision Service was then trained to identify constellations within their movements, resulting in a truly customized experience that allows fans to connect emotionally with NAO’s own personal story.”

Go give it a try for yourself! Bonus points if you show me your videos!

PS YOU HAVE TO WATCH THE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO! Omg NAO is so precious and excited about leveraging this kind of technology to tell her story. I just wanna put her in my hoodie pocket and keep her safe foreverrrrrrrr.

Video, technologykibbe!NAO
[SONG OF THE DAY] Hot Chip - "Hungry Child"
photo credit:  Ronald Dick

photo credit: Ronald Dick

Oh happiest of happy days, internet family!!! I am happy to disclose that Hot Chip have announced that they will be releasing a new album, A Bath Full Of Ecstasy on June 21st, which you can pre-order here. On the heels of the announcement the band have shared the lead single, “Hungry Child” from said album along with the accompanying hilarious music video starring Martin Starr and Milana Vayntrub.

If that wasn’t enough excitement for your Thursday, the band has also unveiled a slew of tour dates as the cherry on top. Fun true story: you should have seen/heard me on the street this morning when I got the Bandsintown announcement that they were coming to Brooklyn Steel. I….might have startled people. Whoops!

Hot Chip On Tour:

04-04 London, England - Village Underground
04-05 Brighton, England - Concorde 2
04-06 Bristol, England - Trinity
04-08 Paris, France - Trabendo
04-09 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique Orangerie
04-11 Cologne, Germany - Luxor
04-12 Hamburg, Germany - Mojo
04-13 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theatre
04-14 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso Noord
04-29 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
05-01 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
05-02 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet’s
05-04 San Francisco, CA - August Hall
05-24 London, England - All Points East Festival
06-01 Egeskov Castle, Denmark - Heartland Festival
06-08 Helsinki, Finland - Sideways Festival
06-14-18 Mannheim, Germany - Maifeld Derby Festival
06-28-30 Somerset, England - Glastonbury Festival
06-04 Catalonia, Spain - Vida Festival
06-05 Six-Fours-les-Plages, France - Pointu Festival
06-11 Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive Festival
06-11-13 Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao Live Festival
06-19-21 Macclesfield, England - Bluedot Festival
06-19-21 Biarritz, France - Biarritz en été Festival
06-26 Aulnoye-Aimeries, France - Les Nuits Secrètes Festival
08-02-04 Waterford, Ireland - All Together Now Festival
08-04 Glasgow, Scotland - Playground of Sound Festival
08-16 St Malo, France - La Route du Rock Festival
08-16-18 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
08-30 Vlieland, Netherlands - Into the Great Wide Open Festival
09-03 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
09-04 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
09-07 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-08 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
09-09 Boston, MA - Royale
09-10 Montreal, Quebec - MTELUS
09-12 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
09-13 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
09-14 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09-17 Vancouver, British Columbia - Vogue Theatre
09-18 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
09-19 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
09-20 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
09-24 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
09-25 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
09-27 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium
10-17 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
10-18 Birmingham, England - O2 Institute 1
10-21 Bristol, England - O2 Academy
10-22 Nottingham, England - Rock City
10-24 Norwich, England - LCR
11-30 Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
12-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
12-03 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
12-04 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - den Atelier
12-05 Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
12-07 Paris, France - Elysée Montmartre
12-11 Hamburg, Germany - Docks
12-14 Stockholm, Sweden - Vasateatern
12-15 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller

[SONG OF THE DAY] Moontower - "Lay With Me"
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LA trio Moontower have resurfaced with a new single, “Lay With Me” and an accompanying “official world record breaking'“ lyric video. Said record breaking video the band each crushing a bag of Lay’s potato chips in four minutes and seven seconds (paired with….Sunny D? 🤢imma pray for y’all what the actual fuck lol).

The band is hitting the road on the west coast with The Driver Era starting on Monday. More informations is available over on their website.

I’m still thinking about what salt & vinegar chips paired with Sunny D tastes like and like

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