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[SONG OF THE DAY] Mickey Kojak - "It's Gonna Be Okay (feat. Jake Stone)"
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VIBE O CLOCKKKK ON FRIDAY

WE MADE IT Y’ALL!!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

HERE WE GOOOOO!

Sydney synthpop artist Mickey Kojak has unveiled his latest track, “It’s Gonna Be Okay” featuring vocal stylings of Jake Stone (Bluejuice). Fun true story: the two got together after Jake commented on a festival video of Mickey performing his latest single, “All That Acid”. Stone came to a show where the two got well acquainted before holing up in Mickey’s Sydney studio. Each recording session came with a martial arts lesson, which from all reports were short-lived and always ended with Mickey being grappled to the ground. 

…..yo but is there footage of this tho? LOL

Mickey is prepping to hit the road next month in support of his forthcoming EP Together. More details forthcoming.

[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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[SONG OF THE DAY] SG Lewis X Clairo - "Throwaway"
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Last week British producer SG Lewis unveiled a new track, “Throwaway”, from the third and final installment of his Dusk Dark Dawn series featuring vocal stylings of viral sensation and good friend to SG, Clairo. As the theme of the series has gone, “Throwaway” is this hazy glimmering downtempo production on its own, only to be further elevated by Clairo’s sugary sweet vocals. Fitting perfectly with the Dawn aesthetic, it’s reminiscent of the first few moments of sunrise.

Speaking on the track, SG shared, “Throwaway was written in LA one evening - we were both super tired and had some shit going on in our respective personal lives. We sat and talked for ages, and after that Throwaway flowed out in no time at all. Clairo is such a special artist and an incredible songwriter, and I'm super proud of this song.”

If you’re prepping to don a flower crown and dance your cares away in Indio at Coachella next month, be sure to catch SG Lewis’ set as he’ll be playing both weekends. In addition to the festival appearance, he’ll also be performing in support of Jaden Smith at Shrine Expo Hall in LA on April 16th. More info below!

SG LEWIS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
04/12 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
04/16 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA - TICKETS*
04/19 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
*supporting Jaden Smith

[SONG OF THE DAY] Gavin Turek - "Elevator"
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“Hello Operator. Could you please patch me in to the Gavin Turek super fandom please? Yes, I’ll hold.”

Imma keep it 💯 with y’all, I have been a *casual* on this LITERAL ANGEL, which is a thing I can honestly say I deeply regret now after hearing the first taste of her forthcoming debut full-length, “Elevator”.

To be completely honest it’s kind of a dangerous song. I feel like if you’re not careful when you’re listening to this when you’re out and about minding your business that you might accidentally wink at someone in passing and they’ll end up falling in love with you, you feel me? The sexy vibes are contagious as hell with this one so BE CAREFUL!

And use protection. 😘

[SONG OF THE DAY] Billboard - "Moving"
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Montreal mood maker Billboard has resurfaced after dropping his Memories EP back in 2017. This new song, “Moving” picks up where we left off with the dope dude and trust me when I say that there are vibes-a-plenty with this new track. Pretty sure he named this one “Moving” because it’s basically impossible not to do that while you’re listening to it.

At any rate, I am to assume this means this is the beginning of more goodies to come in the next few months. Fingers crossed!

[SONG OF THE DAY] Flamingods - "Paradise Drive"
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International psych synth-rockers Flamingods have unveiled the 2nd single from their upcoming album Levitation, which is out on May 3rd courtesy of Moshi Moshi Records. Following up initial offering, “Marigold”, the band has returned with a track that feels very much like a distant cousin of The Rapture a la their Pieces Of The People We Love era and y’all know how much I’m here for that.

In addition to the forthcoming album, the band are set to hit the road in the UK in April in May in support of the record. Dates below!

Tour Dates

03/31 –  Marrakech - Beat Hotel
4/27 – Reading - Are you Listening? Festival
5/1 – London - Village Underground
5/8 – Bristol - The Exchange
5/15 – Sheffield -  Picture House Social
5/16 – Glasgow - Broadcast
5/17 – Manchester -  YES

Levitation Track List:

1. Paradise Drive
2. Koray
3. Marigold
4. Astral Plane
5. Peaches
6. Moonshine on Water
7. Olympia
8. Club Coco
9. Mantra East
10. Nizwa
11. Levitation

[SONG OF THE DAY] Kyan Palmer x nicopop. - "Antisocial Socialites (feat. Yuri Joness)"
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LA poptastic newcomers Kyan Palmer and nicopop. are slowly rolling out the fruits spawning from their fateful first-time songwriting session set up by their managers. "We have a similar work ethic and taste pallets that compliment each other really nicely in the studio." nicopop. explained, "I truly feel that when Kyan and I work together, we make the music we’ve always wanted to be making.” While a lot of the songs that the two collaborated on ended up being mostly pitches for other artists, the duo saved some of their faves to release on their own throughout the year.

Following up the launch of their collab, “Unofficial Lover”, their latest track, “Antisocial Socialites” is the anthem for occasionally blowing off going out on the weekends and staying home to relax. The pressure to go out 24/7 a la “work hard, play hard(er)” is honestly really annoying, especially if part of it entails interacting with people who drain the life out of you. Sometimes it’s better to just stay in, especially if there’s the potential to just Netflix and chill instead as the song casually hints to.

[SONG OF THE DAY] tiLLie - "whole wide world"
photo credit: Gina Canavan

photo credit: Gina Canavan

IT’S VIBE O CLOCK ON FRIDAY HAVE YOU HUGGED YOUR FAVORITE BAD BITCHES AND WISHED THEM A HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY YET!!!?!?!?!?!?!?

Today marks the release of glitter gang leader tiLLie’s LOUD MOUTH EP and y’all…. *chef’s kiss*. This was a match made in New Music Friday heaven for it to be dropping today. As we saw from the first taste of the EP, “faith”, tiLLie intends to stand defiantly in her truth from here on out and if you can’t accept that then you can see your way to the door. This is a sentiment that she does not shy away from for a single second throughout the EP, with tracks like “mood swings” and title track “loud mouth” showcasing different aspects of her personality.

And then there’s "whole wide world” closing out the EP. The sheer amount of vulnerability and relatability… y’all I am so deeply grateful we’re finally getting to this place in music where women feel empowered to make songs like this. It’s songs like “whole wide world” that make me sit and think about the girls and young women who are able to enter the music industry as musicians, producers, engineers, publishers, songwriters, journalists, publicists, tour managers, or whatever facet of the industry they so desire knowing that those of us already here have been working so hard to make sure they don’t have to feel the way that tiLLie and the rest of us have all of our lives.

When I first started working in music I was so frustrated that I wasn’t born a man because it felt like it was going to be impossible to make any headway otherwise. These days I couldn’t be more proud to be a woman in music, not because I think women are necessarily better than men, but because I know that as a human person I have a lot to contribute and a good deal of that is informed by being a woman human person. Feeling like you have permission to take up space and being treated as a person of equal, not lesser, value, is something everyone deserves. I’m excited to see how love, empathy, and compassion continues to grow in the world as we continue to make space for women in music and all the other industries of the world.