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AUSTRA – “Home” [Official Video]

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Toronto’s electro-pop-goth outfit, AUSTRA has unveiled the official video for “Home,” the lead single from the band’s forthcoming record, Olympia.

The video, directed by Noel Paul & Stefan Moore (aka THAT GO), is mostly shot in a single long-take and is as transfixing and haunting as Katie Stelmanis’ vocals.

A simple and intimate concept, we hoped to capture the sadness and longing of the track in one take through a two-way mirror. The video is directed by THAT GO, a brilliant director-duo from Seattle responsible for one of my favorite videos of all time: Royksopp’s “The Drug.”

I can’t wait to hear the new record!

Olympia arrives June 17/18 via Domino and Paper Bag Records.

Austra’s tour dates below.

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TOUR DATES

03-13 Austin, TX – Vice Land (Vice SXSW)
03-14 Austin, TX – Hype Hotel (Hype Machine SXSW)
03-15 Austin, TX – The Mohawk (Windish SXSW)
03-16 Austin, TX – Elysium (Moog SXSW)
03-16 Austin, TX – Old Emo’s (Brooklynvegan SXSW)
06-02 Dublin, IE – Fobidden Fruit
06-06 Zurich, SE – Plaza
06-07 Luzerne, SE – Sudpol
06-08 Yverdon-les Bains, SE – L’Amalgame
06-10 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
06-12 Paris, FR – Le Nouveau Casino
06-14 Berlin, DE – Lido
06-17 London, UK – Hoxton Bar Grill
06-20 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
06-23 Los Angeles, LA – Troubadour
06-26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS + CHARLI XCX | “JUST DESSERTS”

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Electro-goth-pop princess, Charli XCX and pop-queen of diamonds, Marina and The Diamonds team-up for a seductive, delicious, criminally good new tune called,  “Just Desserts.”

The collabo is in support of the duo’s upcoming North American tour kicking off May 6th in San Francisco, CA.  The song is thought to be an Electra Heart leftover, a reworked version of a song called The Other Foot. (below)

Take a listen to the empowering, ‘revenge is sweet’ anthem below!

Follow this LINK to download the track.

Silverstar – “Music Is Magic” [Official Video]

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Music is magic indeed!!

Check out this glorious, irresistible, nu-disco tune called ‘Music is Magic’ by Australian duo, Silverstar. The magical tune is accompanied by a bright and lighthearted video that reminds us that there’s magic in every moment. Directed by Tim White, the video follows a young boy around the streets of Morocco as he discovers different experiences and people in the nooks of the city.

‘Music is Magic’ is available now via iTunes and Beatport.

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A.N.D.Y. Feat. Dominique Young Unique – “Pushing EP”

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After setting dancefloors on fire with the house jam, “Pump it up” featuring rap\vocalist Nyemiah Supreme, Belgium producer, Andy Faisca aka A.N.D.Y. unleashes his follow up single, “Pushing.”

The progressive electronic stomper features the fresh rhyme delivery of up-and-coming female rapper, Dominique Young Unique over A.N.D.Y.’s magical throbbing production. Take a listen!

 A.N.D.Y. (BeatportDominique Young Unique (Facebook)

Boris Dlugosch feat. Róisín Murphy – “Look Around You” [Official Video]

 

German producer, Boris Dlugosch and electro-pop-dance diva, Róisín Murphy’s magical collaboration, Look Around You” finally gets an official video! Sadly though, the forgettable video does not include a milli-second nor a single shot of the regal pop diva. Big mistake!!! Couldn’t they have, at least, flashed a photo or include a CD, vinyl or a poster of the divine Ms. Murphy lying around somewhere in the video?! This is not your typical run-of-the-mill vocalist—-this is Róisín Murphy for god’s sake! She deserves screen time! Ugh!!!

Oh well, moving on… In positive news, the single arrives with a set of remixes by Raik, Chopstick and Johnjon, and Maxi Soundsystem via Beatport. Preview some of the tracks below.

What’s your thoughts on the video?

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Little Boots – “Broken Record” [Official Video]

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On the eve of the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album Nocturnes, Little Boots unveils the video for lead single Broken Record, a swirling, hypnotic after-dark odyssey directed by the Au Agency (Alunageorge).

Nocturnes is now streaming exclusively on Pitchfork, so head-on over to give it a spin! http://pitchfork.com/advance/82-nocturnes/

Broken Record is available now via Beatport. Nocturnes arrives May 7!

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

2/5: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

3/5: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

4/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur (Making Time)

5/5: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

7/7: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

8/5: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

14/5: Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

15/5: London, UK @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club??(SOLD OUT)

17/5: Singapore, @ Fashion Forward After Party (LBD)

8/6: Aberdeen, UK @ The Garage, (LBD)

28/6: Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury (LBD)

11/7: Spain, @ ?BBK Festival, Bilbao

13/7: Bristol, UK @ 02 Academy (LBD)

9/8: Hungary @ Sziget festival

5/8: Portugal, @ Paredes De Coura Festival

17/8: Austria, @Frequency festival

Emika – “Searching” [New Single + New Album]

 

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Mesmerizing, electronic-dark-chanteuse, EMIKA returns with a brand new album entitled, DVA and new single, Searching.”

The new track is a slow burning gem that swirls in darkness. Bittersweet lyrics of faith and deception are beautifully delivered by Emika’s sultry vocals; while bouncy basslines and synthesized drums add a touch of R&B groove to the smoky track.

Emika shares:

‘[Searching] is a song about deception, feeling the intentional deceit of someone close to you, and sucking the lies out from their eyes.

A few days ago Emika previewed her next single, “Sing to Me” via her Facebook page. The track is one of her most pop-friendly tunes yet—Although “Sing to Me” is a danceable song, it still offers the same poetic and dark lyricism we’ve come to know and love from the singer. “Sing to me in the dark, sing to me as the pain falls away” Emika softly croons above the melodic keyboard riff and hypnotizing club beats.

I’ve have been following Emika from the very beginning. Her debut album made it to our list of Best Albums of 2011; so needless to say I’m a huge fan. I’m extremely excited she’s finally visiting New York City on May 24 for a live performance! I’ll finally get to see her live (tickets here.) Be sure to visit her official site for more North American tour dates and to download her cover of  Chris Isaak‘s “Wicked Game.”

Emika’s “Searching – EP” is available now via Ninja Tune. DVA arrives June 10.

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Ali Love feat. Kali – “Emperor” [Official Video]

 

British singer/songwriter/producer, Ali Love returns with “Emperor,” his first solo release since 2010′s eclectic dance record, Love Harder.

The groovy, deep-house cut features the sweet, lush vocals of singer, Kali and it’s accompanied by an eerie dreamlike video that can best be described as Kill Bill meets Michel Gondry (Bjork, Beck, Radiohead videos). Take a look.

If the name Ali Love doesn’t immediately pop— maybe the tracks below will refresh your memory. He was featured on The Chemical Brothers’ “Do It Again” and Justice’s “Civilization.” He’s also a member of the incredible up-and-coming dance-house outfit, Hot Natured; whom we’ve featured several times on the blog.

 ”Emperor” is available now via Crosstown Rebels and Beatport.

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Do it Again.

Eli & Fur – “Nightmares” [New Track]

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Following the release of the impressive, Sea of Stars and Tonight in 2012, London-based electronic duo Eli & Fur returns with a dreamy and banging new dance number called, “Nightmares.”

The slow-burning track opens with hypnotic-synths and sensual whispering vocals; but once it reaches the 2 minute mark, the track becomes an energizing and inescapable deep-house cut.

Take a listen and download the free track below.

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Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers [Radio Edit]

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 We’re up all night ’til the sun, We’re up all night to get some, We’re up all night for good fun, We’re up all night to get lucky”

Daft Punk’s long-awaited new single, “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams and the incredible Nile Rodgers has finally arrived\leaked!

Take a listen below!

The french duo’s new album, Random Access Memories arrives May 20.

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David Bowie – “Let’s Dance” [The Penelopes Remix]

Let’s dance put on your red shoes and dance the blues…let dance!

David Bowie’s 1983 classic, “Lets Dance” produced by the one and only, Nile Rodgers; whose name is currently on everyone’s mind due to his collaboration in the upcoming Random Access Memories by Daft Punk get’s a glorious, electro-dipped, dance remixed by Parisian-duo, The Penelopes.

Download below!

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New Music: Betty Who, ‘The Movement’ EP Premiere.

 

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Introducing Australian singer-songwriter, Betty Who.

We are extremely excited to introduce the talented newcomer on the blog! We stumbled upon her music a little while back and instantly became fans of her inescapable, sugar-coated, 80s flavored tunes.

Her debut single, “Somebody Loves You” produced by Peter Thomas (Hoodie Allen, Neon Hitch) is an infectious dance number with an irresistible hook that recalls the glorious pop-sounds of the early 80s when then newcomers, now icons, like Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson ruled the airwaves. The song’s official video is an equally nostalgic treat that charmingly captures the era. Think Flashdance and Cyndi Lauper’s “Girl Just Wanna Have Fun.”

Debuting her self-released EP, The Movement, on none-other than Billboard.com; Betty Who shared that “Somebody Loves You” was written right after the passing of the great Whitney Houston. She wanted to honor the pop icon but also drew inspiration from a recent breakup.

She tells Billboard: “When we were writing it, I had had enough distance from that relationship to have a moment where I could say, ‘Okay, not everything was bad”

In addition to “Somebody Loves You” Who’s, The Movement contains 3 additional tracks that shine as brightly as the first. The catchy songs, “You’re In Love” and “High Society” are two instant favorites. The electro-pop flavored tunes share the same charismatic pop-vibe as her debut. The perky vocals on “You’re In Love” and the dreamy, lush delivery of the ballad, “Right Here” will easily lure and capture the attention of any devoted Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding fans. The songs, much like the singer’s smile, are simply impossible to resist.

We are proud to feature and stream Betty Who’s The Movement – EP which arrives today as a FREE download!

Listen below and lets welcome Betty Who into our lives…and to our summer playlists!

Be sure to visit Who’s Official Site to follow the Movement, join the WHO Crew, and for all things Betty Who.

Betty Who (Facebook) (Twitter) (Official Site)