Watch Out: The Royal Cocept, “On Our Way”

The Royal Concept

Stockholm’s The Royal Concept has released a band-new video for the song “On Our Way.” As far as summer jams go, it doesn’t get a whole lot better than “On Our Way.”  It’s an infectious pop banger that crescendos into an anthemic chorus.  Explosive melodies and energetic drum and bass rhythms accentuate the video’s upbeat

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Watch: Majical Cloudz, “Bugs Don’t Buzz”

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  Canadian pop duo Majical Cloudz have released their video for “Bugs Don’t Buzz” off of their transfixing debut Impersonator.  The video is a result of a collaboration of Devon Welsh (of Majical Cloudz) and fashion director Gordon Von Steiner. The video features abstract images ranging tonally from creepy to queasy backed by the solemnly sparse

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Listen: Kendra Morris, “Miss You” (Rolling Stones Cover)

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On July 30, Kendra Morris will roll out her second LP, Mockingbird  via Wax Poetic Records.  The LP consists of 14 soulful re-imagined covers from the likes of Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, and Soundgarden.  Morris has also released a few tour dates to support her record which you can see below the stream including shows in Brooklyn

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Poor Young Things @ Kung Fu Necktie July 9th

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Canadian band Poor Young Things has developed a reputation as a determined solid rock band with their DIY attitude and relentless touring.  As a result, they have won SiriusXM ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ in 2013 and will partake in this year’s Warped Tour.  Their debut LP The Heart.  The Head.  The End. comes out July

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Watch: Mile Me Deaf, “Brando”

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  A few weeks ago, we posted an article about Mile Me Deaf’s summer jam “Brando.”  Now, the band has come out with a video for the song.  The video traces the cliched path of a starry-eyed musician told via the use of hand puppets.  Disapproving parents, drugged-out business execs, backstabbing band-mates, cheating wives;  this clip

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Watch: Beacon, “Drive”

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Electro R&B duo Beacon just dropped the video for their song “Drive.”  In the clip, Director Will Joines of 10lb Pictures creates a dark and mysterious aesthetic that matches lead singer Thomas Mullamy’s sultry vocal delivery.  Brooding electro undertones accentuate the modern smoke-room imagery to produce a minimalistic R&B groove. Beacon’s flourishing adoption of dark

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Listen: MILE ME DEAF, “Brando”

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  Wolfgang Moestl, the brainchild of Mile Me Deaf turned a bedroom studio side project into a buzzworthy indie outfit.  The band’s new EP, “Brando” drops June 24th via Siluh Records.  The title track is a chilled-out summer  jam with all of the catchy goodness of falsetto “heys” in the background, singable choruses, and mellow

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Poor Young Things Release ‘The Heart. The Head. The End.’ July 2

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    2013 SiriusXM ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ winners Poor Young Things are set to release their debut LP The Heart.  The Head.  The End. on July 2 in America via Bumstead Productions.  The record is being released May 21st in Canada.  The band’s efforts focus on basic pop-rock elements:  harmonies, power chords, and catchy choruses.

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JD McPherson @ World Cafe July 12

JD McPherson

This year, JD McPherson released his debut LP, Signs & Signifiers, went on a slew of late-night TV shows including Conan and Letterman, and announced appearances at Bonaroo and the Newport Folk Festival.  It’s been a big year for him.  Now, he’s announced a tour that includes a stop by World Cafe Live on July 12.  The show starts at 8:00,

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Listen: The Delta Routine, “New York Avenue”

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Milwaukee-based band The Delta Routine have released a new single “New York Avenue” from their upcoming Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares. The tune,  a brooding string a bass number, echoes traditional blues swagger and contemporary moderate sensibilities.  A gritty love-song, lyrics like “I’ll do anything for you/I’ll buy shiny diamonds too”  fit the overall smoke-room aesthetic of

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