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Nu Music: Salt Ashes – “If You Let Me Go” [New Video]

Brighton-based songstress Salt Ashes releases the official video for the sleek, synthpop tune, “If You Let Me Go.” The new single, which sounds like a glorious musical union between Kate Boy and Chvrches is Ashes’ follow-up to her addictive, disco-tinged first single “Somebody.

Watch the Debbie Scanlon directed video below!

“If You Let Me Go” arrives September 2nd via Radikal Records.

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Applebottom – “Acting Kool” [New House Jam!]

Rising British DJ\Producer Joe Arthur aka Applebottom delivers another adrenaline-driven house tune called “Acting Kool.” Like his previous efforts ‘Hey You People’ and ‘Licked’, the new club-ready “Acting Kool” delivers the goods in all fronts— vibrant bass, classic-house beats and of course; the invigorating, stadium-size power vocals . Check it!

Grab it before is gone! Free download below.

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Walter Sobcek – “Your Eyes Don’t Lie” Featuring Tamara Kaboutchek

Imagine if Fleetwood Mac and Synthpop band Chromatics got together for a collaborative track—the resulting jam would probably sound a lot like “Your Eyes Don’t Lie” the stellar, brand new track by Parisian duo, Walter Sobcek. The tune has a classic-rock sound that echos Fleetwood Mac’s endearing guitar riffs mixed with Chromatics’ nocturnal, Italo-disco vibes; while Singer-songwriter Tamara Kaboutchek‘s velvety vocals add a touch of subtle sensuality to the song. Amazing!

Grab the free download below!

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Stream Yelle’s New Album “Complètement Fou” + Watch The Video for the Album’s Title-track

After a  3-year absence the ever so catchy french electropop duo Yelle returns with their third studio album  “Complètement Fou” which roughly translates to “completely crazy” or “completely bonkers”. The new record was produced by superproducer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) who has produced notable hits for Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna (just to name a few). Yelle’s new record, which you can stream in full below will be released on September 30th via Luke’s new label, Kemosabe.

Below is the colorful, eye-popping official video for the infectious title-track + Yelle’s North American tour dates! Check it out and let us know what you think of the new record!

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YELLE TOUR DATES
10/09 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/10 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/11 – Washington D.C. – 9:30 Club
10/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/14 – Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theater
10/15 – Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club
10/17 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
10/18 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/19 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
10/21 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
10/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/24 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
10/25 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
10/26 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10/29 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
10/30 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
10/31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
11/02 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
11/03 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
11/06 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
11/07 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11/10 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
11/11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

ALPINES – “ZERO” [Official Video]

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Watch Alpines’ new video for “ZERO” the brand new single taken from their phenomenal debut album, OASIS.  Produced by Bob Matthews; the broody, 90s-house ballad showcases the duo’s effortless ability to craft crisp pop tracks with lush, deeply emotional vocals provided by the ever gorgeous, Catherine Pockson.

Oasis is one of our favorite records of the year so be sure to check it out!

ZERO is out now packaged with two unreleased B-Sides which you can preview below.

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Karen Harding – “Say Something” [Debut Single]

Co-written and produced by the immensely talented MNEK, “Say Something” features 22 year-old Karen Harding’s powerful R&B vocals with MNEK’s bassy garage beats and old-school house magic. “I want to bring what Whitney Houston brought to ’80s and ’90s R&B to house,”  explains the British songstress—and true to her words, “Say Something” sounds remarkably like a classic Whitney Houston jam. Check it out!

“Say Something” arrives October 19th via Method Records (home to Disclosure) .

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Grimes – “Go” featuring Blood Diamonds [Official Video]

Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, unleashes the official video for “Go” the track co-written and produced by fellow Canadian artist Blood Diamonds. The hyperactive and surreal video was directed by Grimes and her brother Mac Boucher under the name Roco-Prime.

In Claire’s own words: “It’s our take on Dante’s inferno. The circles of hell reflect more contemporary issues though. We shot a bunch at the salton sea which is basically an apocalyptic wasteland filled with dead fish because of human carelessness, the bullet hole hallway a la korn freak on a leash etc etc. If you look closely you can find clues. Haha, but in the usual fashion it is also abstract enough to just be a trippy visual accompaniment to the song.”

Trying to understand Grimes’ thought or visual process is like trying to find any rational explanation for The Matrix movies—so I won’t even try. With that being said… I leave you with a quote by Morpheus that I think rationalizes this gorgeous visual mess: “What happened, happened and couldn’t have happened any other way”  :)

Share your thoughts below!

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Sohodolls – “Talk Of The Town” [New Single]

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Listen to ‘Talk Of The Town’ the brand new single by London’s electro-pop band, Sohodolls! Led by the beautifully talented Maya Von Doll, Sohodolls’ new track is a dark and broody synthpop tune with an 80’s New-Wave flair sublimely anchored by Von Doll’s lush and dreamy, Kylie-esque vocals. The track recently had its debut on EQMusicBlog where Von Doll commented on the harsh reality that inspired the song.

“The inspiration for the sound of the track was the ‘Drive’ movie soundtrack and John Carpenter. Lyrically, the song is about rape culture and how it’s led to teenage suicides recently, something I’m passionate talking about.”

Intense…and brave! Listen!

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STEED LORD – “CURTAIN CALL” [Official Video]

Icelandic synthpop-trio STEED LORD (Mega, Kali, and Eddie) delivers a fashionable visual treat for their latest single, “Curtain Call.” In the video, Directed by Einar Egilsson, we see lead-singer Kali in a stunning, avant-garde collection of chic ensembles roaming the streets of L.A as she gets the courage to finally draw the curtains on a ill-fated love affair. “Mending broken hearts is like puzzle, Curtain Call, Don’t wanna be still in love with you, here are my last words we are through”  Kali gently sings above the lush, sensual chorus.

“Curtain Call” has been in heavy rotation around here since we premiered the track back in January (here) and this video is simply just an added bonus to what is certainly one of the best tracks to emerge this year. As always, we can’t wait to hear (and see) what’s next to come from the L.A-Based trio.

“Curtain Call” is taken from the upcoming album “The Prophecy Pt. 2”

Watch, Love, Repeat!

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Robyn – “Be Mine” [Verschwende Deine Jugend Remix]

Legendary electronic duo Röyksopp and Sweden’s reigning Queen Robyn take over New York City’s Pier 97 today for their massive #DoItAgain Tour. To celebrate this glorious event I have attached below a rare (kinda) bootleg remix of Robyn’s 2005 classic, “Be Mine.” Robyn’s version always had a sense of frailty to it’s lyrics and sound; this remix in the other hand turns the song upside-down by infusing a menacing pulsing-synth throughout it’s run, adding a sense of urgency and obsession to the original track. Click HERE to grab the free download.

Are you attending any of Röyksopp & Robyn’s shows? Share your thoughts below and let us know what you think of their live gig!

Enjoy!

 Do It Again Tour Dates:
June 13         Sonar Festival (Spain)
June 14         Northside Festival (Denmark)
June 26         Marymoor Park (Seattle, WA, US)
June 28         Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (San Francisco, CA, US)
June 29         Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA, US)
July 18           Melt Festival (Germany)
July 19           Latitude Festival (UK)
August 8        Øya Festival (Norway)
August 9        Way Out West Festival (Sweden)
August 15      Pukkelpop (Belgium)
August 20      Pier 97 (New York, NY, US)
August 21      Wolftrap (Washington, DC, US)
August 22      HB Pavilion (Boston, MA, US)