Ephwurd (pronounced “f-word”) has a new track that honors one of the more popular expressions of the last few years, what is called a “Duckface”. Helping him out is DKAY and does this song motivate some birdy-hole action? Uncertain, it all depends on your mentality.
You may remember a duo named Parachute Youth, who made dance music in an indie fashion. They split up with Johnny Castro has moved forward to create his own music, a solo project called Yeah Boy and he is releasing an EP called Wildfire. If you want to see how he is on the solo route, have a listen to it in full. The first song may surprise you just a bit but allow it to soak in before he gets to the second song. It’s quite comforting like warm milk.
It’s safe to say that Alison Wonderland is not her real name but do you really need it? Are you trying to take her ID or something? Of course not, all you want is to listen and be entertained in the hopes you will smile, so make the first effort to find out if she can deliver that magic. She has a song called “Take It To Reality”, taken from her album Run which the press releases says is “lauded”, which means it has its share of praise. If it’s praised, it may be worth wanting to know if it is worth bowing down to.
Some comments about the new Liz song is downright scary. “This thing is a huge piece of shit”. “This bubblegum crap is just that: crap.” I’ll be honest, I didn’t have a liking to it either, not like I enjoyed her other songs but there’s something in here that let me know she is sure of what she is doing, and that’s the harmony vocal during the chorus. Some may hear the vocal loop going over and over but she sings something else and it at least let’s me know that she has something up her sleeve. Or at least that’s the hope. We’ll see if it’s true when she comes out with something new.
Detroit artist/producer Jon Zott takes his music into the new world with a bit of repetitive verbals but dives into it in order to bring in listeners that will keep them pulsating their notions to let them know he will not do any harm to them and the song is called “Queen” for all types of queens of the world, be it real royalty, ladies of the morning, noon, and nights or if you consider yourself a fasionable queen of the dancefloor, this may become your anthem of the moment, of the future, of the now or if you are seriously lucky, of the past but very much of the future because the future will eventually be a now and then a thing of the best and like Toto once said, you can’t hold back.
He has some performances coming up, including a show next week Monday in Brooklyn
July 18… Ferndale, MI (Pig & Whiskey Festival)
July 20… Brooklyn, NY (Bossa Nova Civic Club “I HATE MONDAYS”)
August 7… Ferndale, Mi (The Loving Touch)
Soulful dance music with hints of dub and abstract beauty, it is what you’ll hear in “Departure”, a new track by BXTR. Some elements of this song could easily be heard in your every day pop music but this is not your every day music, and shouldn’t be, although you could easily turn it into your mantra this summer. Make it what you want but make it groove as you dance to the sensations.
This looks like a lyrica video but is it? Is this the electronic pop gem of the summer of 2015? We will not know until the summer officially begins but for now, check out “Sun Is Shining”, the new hit-to-be from Axwell / Ingrosso, Sweden’s answer to themselves. Get involved.
“Collapse 2.0” is a reworking of Zeds Dead’s song “Collapse”. The Toronto band released “Collapse” last year from their EP Somewhere Else and they decided to give the song another shot, this time with Memorecks (no relation to Memorex). “Collapse 2.0” can be found on the group’s Mad Decent project Somewhere Else Remixes.
Photo by Ghostprom
Toronto band Doomsquad are currently on tour with Fucked Up but is that in itself fucked up? Not at all, my friends. The band have a new EP called Pageantry Suite (Hand Drawn Dracula/Bella Union) and they’ve made a video for the song “Two-Way Mirror”, which may about what someone else can see or maybe what you wish to see and/or feel.
The group are about to hit the road this Saturday so check out the dates, see if it corresponds with your locale and perhaps you already heard of these guys and already bought tickets. If not, consider heading to the show in your local areas.
June 13… Brooklyn, NY (Northside Festival @ Rough Trade) ~
June 17… Toronto, ON (NXNE Lee’s Palace) %
June 20… Toronto, ON (NXNE The Garrison)
June 26… New York, NY (The Wick) *
June 27… Jersey City, NJ (Monty Hall) *
June 28… Philadelphia, PA (International House Philadelphia) *
June 29… Washington, DC (Howard Theater) *
July 1… Savannah, GA (Southern Pine Company) *
July 2… Atlanta, GA (Eyedrum Gallery) *
July 3… Birmingham, AL (Saturn) *
July 5… Nashville, TN (Third Man) *
July 6… Chicago, IL (The Garfield Park Conservatory) *
August 1… Meaford, ON (Electric Eclectics Festival)
August 13… Meaford, ON (Electric Eclectics Festival)
August 13… Sudbury, ON (Up Fest)
August 18… Brantford, ON (Snoozzze Fest)
* = w/ Fucked Up
~ = w/ PINS
% = w/ Zola Jesus