In recent years I’ve become really particular about who I devote a lot of emotional energy to because I’ve had to learn the hard way that a lot of times people aren’t interested in friendship being a two-way thing. I’m very fortunate that I can use today’s pick to describe the majority of the loved ones in my life that are closest to me. “Call If You Need Me” from electronic duo Galantis’ debut full-length Pharmacy accurately demonstrates the kind of encouragement and support that I find my best friend giving me almost on a daily basis. It’s hard to reprogram yourself after years of allowing your self-doubt to be your reality, but when you’ve got the right support system cheering you along every step of the way, it certainly makes you want to work harder to reflect what they see in you. It’s also a priceless thing to have someone who will make time for you when you’ve found yourself in the midst of a meltdown, regardless of how well founded it is or not.
Last week Swedish sweethearts Galantis released a shimmery new single, “Emoji” complete with an adorable music video that brings the “💗”emoji to life. At least I’m pretty sure that’s the correct emoji featured here as I just learned that 💗 is the “growing heart” emoji and 💓 is the “beating heart” emoji. Who gets tasked with naming emojis anyway? I personally would have gone with my far superior go-to 💖but that’s just me.
If you happen to be in San Francisco next Friday you can catch the dazzling duo at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, unless you’d prefer to catch them for NYE related festivities in Chicago.
Can't stop. Won't stop. Can't stop working. But it's chill though, the atmosphere I've been launched into has me surrounded by people who are music junkies just like me! In fact, I found Michl courtesy of one of my dope new friends at the office I'm in right now. (Thanks dude!) Sprout and I also hit up Honne on Tuesday this week where we hung out in the dungeon of a basement at Mercury Lounge and chatted with with James and Andy before they got the entire place pregnant. It's good to be busy. Then we had Flagship at Rough Trade on Friday night. Those guys were super great too. Can't wait to interview them and officially usher them into the skoa fam. But yeah, there's a lot going on but the majority of it is awesome. I guess you could say I'm #stressedbutalsoblessed. I hope you enjoyed this week's show. I'd love to hear from you if I just introduced you to your new favorite song (I know I'm kind of obsessing over SOULS right now).
Until next week!
- The 1975 - "Love Me"
- Last week we had an album name, this week we have a release date!! I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it will be dropping on February 26th!
- RAC feat. Penguin Prison - "Hollywood"
- On tour now with the homey Big Data (we'll be at the Warsaw show tomorrow come hang okay?)
- Speaking of their tour, they released an EP/single where they covered each others songs. It's super fun, you should go have a listen.
- Atlas Genius - "Stockholm"
- VOWWS - "Losing Myself In You"
- Big Data (feat. Kimbra) - "The Glow"
- Art Brut - "Bad Weekend"
- Singer Eddie Argos is selling a limited run of paintings this week only! If you want to get me something for Christmas this would be the thing to get. Or you could get one for yourself.
- Played this song because I forgot that NME is free now. That's so crazy to me.
- HEALTH - "STONEFIST"
- Get on that DEATH MAGIC fam it is so good.
- SOULS - "I Wait For You"
- There is so much digging to be done on this dude. Apparently he doesn't know who is singing on his own track? That's nutty.
- Holy wow this song though, right!?
- Electric Mantis - "the one"
- You can haz this track for $FREE.99 (you're welcome)
- Kate Boy - "Midnight Sun"
- Omg One is out NOW and it is GORGEOUS!
- You should come out next week and see them with us! They're also playing a handful of dates in the US if you're not in NY.
- Professor Green (feat. Lily Allen) - "Just Be Good To Green"
- Nodaway - "Hairspray"
- You should grab 500 Days of Whatever (or whatever)
- Synkro - "Changes"
- Got this bad boy on limited edition white vinyl, but you can have it as a digital download (unless you go to Rough Trade, I saw some there last night!).
- Michl - "Kill Our Way To Heaven"
- Oh look another mysterious producer. I'm keeping my eye on this dude.
- You can haz this for $FREE.99 too. :)
- Lucius - "Hey Doreen"
- Still trying to understand this #goodgrief series they've started tweeting. idk
- Mayer Hawthorne - "Where Does This Door Go"
- OMG MSG MAYER I'M SO PROUD OF YOU DUDE! He's. Opening. For. Hall. And. Oates. WHAT!
- Calvin Harris feat. Disciples - "How Deep Is Your Love"
- Have you heard Disciples new EP yet? It's quite nice.
- Bummed I didn't see them during BEMF. I really need a clone.
- Hot Chip - "Started Right"
- Just announced dates in Australia in the new year! Still touring like crazy.
- Jamie Woon - "Skin"
- Seriously this new record is so damn good. Do you have it yet?
- HONNE - "Love The Jobs You Hate"
- How'd you like that interview guys? They were so nice!
- You should grab their new EP! It's fantastic!
- Battle Tapes - "Valkyrie"
- Polygon drops in 2 weeks! (11/20). It's amazing. I can't wait for you all to hear it too!
- Galantis - "Peanut Butter Jelly"
- Flagship "I Want You"
- Saw these guys last night! So good!
- Grab their latest EP Faded okay?
And here's the headlines I rushed through that you can read more about (and you should so you're smarter than everyone else):
- Adele's 'Hello' is the first song ever to sell a million downloads in a week
- Facebook adds song clips from Spotify and Apple Music to your News Feed
As always, feel free to snag the Spotify playlist below so you can listen to the sweet jams I picked out for you on the go!
Oof. Really stoked for this show and because I submitted it late it was a little borked airing. You didn't even get to hear the last two segments. :( All good though! There's always next week (not to mention the podcast that will be attached to this show shortly). But yeah, trying to get back to digging out those little diamonds in the rough that I enjoy supporting. Plus HELLO NEW KENNA!! *praise hands emoji* A lot to be excited about. Expect more posts in between this show and the next with more info on the bands we're featuring.
As always feel free to let me know what you thought of this week's show either by dropping a comment here or hitting me up on Twitter.
Until next week!
- Breakbot (feat. Ruckazoid) - "Fantasy"
- DID YOU SEE GUYS!? We're getting SO CLOSE to a new Breakbot record! We've hit the mastering stage of the process per his post on Instagram. Eeeeee!
- Miami Horror - "Love Like Mine"
- North American tour now. August = Australia dates.
- Big Black Delta - "It's Ok"
- Rainer - "Marry"
- Grab dat album doe.
- Gothic Tropic - "Puppet Master"
- Playing a couple of dates with Surfer Blood. Debut album Fast or Feast slated for early 2016 release.
- Madeon - "Pay No Mind"
- Tame Impala - "'Cause I'm A Man"
- Death In The Afternoon - "'82"
- Available to purchase everywhere August 28. Until then, obsessively listen over on Soundcloud.
- Phases - "I'm In Love With My Life"
- ARRWS (feat. FEM FEL) - "The Dark"
- From his upcoming EP Motionless For Hours.
- VOWWS - "The Great Sun"
- Debut full length The Great Sun expected to drop this fall!! ON TOUR NOW!
- Boots - "I Run Roulette"
- Playing the Lollapalooza after show with some other dates. Supporting Run The Jewels this fall. More over on his site.
- On An On - "It's Not Over"
- Example - "Whisky Story"
- HEALTH - "STONEFIST"
- Ratatat - "Cream on Chrome"
- Sivik - "U Got"
- There are some fun remixes of this song on Soundcloud.
- SEØUEL - "Subtle"
- Reykavik EP drops on July 24th. I'm into it.
- Galantis - "Call If You Need Me"
- Kid Cudi (feat. MGMT & Ratatat) - "Pursuit of Happiness"
- Playing a couple of festivals this summer.
- Man on the Moon III expected to drop sometime this year. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- Monarchy - "Black Widow"
- ReVision out now.
- Earlier this week they released a video for their Blur cover of "Girls And Boys" featuring Dita Von Teese that's a bit trippy.
- Kenna - "Sleep When We Die"
- Something must be coming because Kenna has been posting a lot of videos on Facebook lately. (Spoilers: something is, but I can't say because I've been sworn to secrecy).
- Tropics - "Hunger"
- Big Data (feat. Bear Hands) - "Sick For Me"
- Too Many Ts (feat. Great Scott) - "Same Thing"
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