[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] Illyus & Barrientos - "The One"
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FRIDAY

VIBE OCLOCK

WHERE YOU AT FAM

This Friday has been quite the rollercoaster of emotions with everything going on in the world. If you’re in desperate need of a mood enhancer after this intense af Friday, let the latest from Glasglow duo Illyus & Barrientos be “The One” to pick you up. Following up their first track of the year, “Shout”, the song wastes no time getting down to business with its bright hooky brass sections and bouncy bass beats.

The duo just wrapped up an Australian tour (jealous) and also aired their latest Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, which because I’m super nice I’m including down below as well.

Happy Friday!

[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

Disclosure Announce US Tour
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US fam rejoice! Summer can’t come sooner because Disclosure are about to grace us with their presence in May. What’s better: in addition to their multiple appearances they’re bringing along the likes of DJ Seinfeld, Carl Craig, Jay Daniel, Four Tet, and more at select dates.

Omg the Brooklyn show is gonna be outdoors at Brooklyn Mirage which means the sun will be on my skin finally 😭😭😭I’m legit losing my mind this winter.

Dates and ticket links below! Tickets go on sale tomorrow (3/15) at 10AM local time!!

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5/12/2019 - Bakersfield, CA - Lighting In A Bottle Festival

5/16/2019 - Atlanta, GA -  Ravine -  (w/ guest DJ Seinfeld) - [TICKETS]                       

5/17/2019  -  Miami, FL - Club Space - (w/ guest DJ Seinfeld) [TICKETS]                                                                

5/18/2019  -  Brooklyn, NY  - Brooklyn Mirage - (w/ guests Carl Craig, DJ Seinfeld, Jay Daniel) - [TICKETS]                  

5/23/2019 - Washington, DC -  Echostage - w/ guest DJ Seinfeld) [TICKETS]

5/24/2019 - Lakewood, PA - BangON! Elements Campout   

5/25/2019 - Detroit, MI  - Movement Electronic Music Festival

5/26/2019 - Las Vegas, NV - Encore Beach Club              TICKETS

5/27/2019 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre  - (w/ guests Four Tet, Leon Vynehall b2b Axel Boman, DJ Seinfeld)    [TICKETS]

[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] Kishi Bashi - "Summer of '42"
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photo credit: Max Ritter

Last week violin virtuoso Kishi Bashi announced his fourth studio album, Omoiyari, which drops on May 31st courtesy of Joyful Noise Recordings.

As someone who *full disclosure* had the pleasure of working as K’s day to day manager during the release of his 2016 release, Sonderlust, and heard the early ruminations about the forthcoming Omoiyari: A Songfilm documentary and now a full-fledged album, I have been eagerly waiting and silently cheering with every Instagram story update he’s done around this project. The album is a musical statement on the turbulent sociopolitical atmosphere of present-day America. Recognizing the parallels between the current U.S. administration’s constant talk of walls and bans, and the xenophobic anxieties that led to the forced internment of Japanese-Americans in the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he immersed himself in that period, visiting former prison sites and listening to the stories of survivors, while developing musical concepts along the way. The unique creative process behind Omoiyari will be documented in the Songfilm documentary scheduled for release in early 2020

The first taste from the forthcoming album, “Summer of ‘42”, is a love story set in WWII about falling in love in an incarceration camp and ultimately losing that love. As K explained, “The significance is that the idea of love, loss, and desire are consistent themes throughout history and help us to empathize with a people in a disconnected past.”

There is so much to admire about this literal labor of love that K is about to unveil to the masses, all the way down to how meticulous he was with naming the project. As he reflected, “I gravitated toward themes of empathy, compassion, and understanding as a way to overcome fear and intolerance. But I had trouble finding an English title for the piece. Omoiyari is a Japanese word. It doesn't necessarily translate as empathy, but it refers to the idea of creating compassion towards other people by thinking about them. I think the idea of omoiyari is the single biggest thing that can help us overcome aggression and conflict.”

Omoiyari is available now for pre-order.

Kishi Bashi will be performing select dates around the release of Omoiyari, which are below.

Omoiyari Tracklist:

1. Penny Rabbit and Summer Bear

2. F Delano

3. Marigolds

4. A Song For You

5. Angeline

6. Summer of ‘42

7. Theme From Jerome (Forgotten Words)

8. A Meal For Leaves

9. Violin Tsunami

10. Annie, Heart Thief of the Sea

Kishi Bashi 2019 Tour Dates:

06/08 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater

06/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge

06/12 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall

06/14 - Portland, OR @ The Old Church

06/16 - Seattle, WA @ Washington Hall

06/18 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

06/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre

06/20 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club