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The two sisters that make up CocoRosie blend dreamy blues indie-pop vocals with experimental beats and electronica. While the combination of genres is rather peculiar, these sisters create a sense of alluring curiosity with that oddity. The addition of their interactive and artistic stage presence only makes the performance that much more worthy to see live.

 

Their upcoming album, Heartache City, and its first live performance headlines Symbiosis’ Sunday at Big Island. Bianca “Coco” will also be debuting her side project Bianca Casady & The C.I.A. in the US over the weekend. With both acts, you can be sure that the performance will be a theatrics-laden event. We’ll see you there.

 

CocoRosie – Un Beso

CocoRosie – Heartache City

CocoRosie – No One Knows She Goes There

 

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Just when we had started wondering about the brothers Dawaele and friends, they release this awesome remix of one of this Summer’s biggest hits. It’s got just the right amount of spooky funk that we love about Soulwax. Tame Impala‘s psychedelia fits so well in this new Fall-ier fix.

 

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Aptly named London duo TENDER incite bedroom ardor simply and smoothly. A little dash of dysphoria via lyricism and drawn out synths and the deed is done.

 

TENDER – Armour

TENDER – Legion

 

 

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Glasgow’s Tongues and modulated electro-pop go hand in hand. His use of synth, modulated vocals, and catchy rhythms lead to emotional swells that are a step above typical feel-good fare.

 

Tongues – Religion

Tongues – Anymore

The Great Albatross – Roots (Tongues Remix)

 

 

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It’s always cool to see two producers with varying styles come together on a collaboration. Giraffage specializes in the smooth R&B and bass driven beats, while Viceroy’s dubbed “summertime, all the time” jams are uplifting, poolside-disco vibes. You can especially hear elements from both of them in this sultry, sexy tune. With the help of Patrick Baker on the vocals, this is surely set to be one of the defining songs of the summer.

 

Giraffage & Viceroy – Impression Of You (feat. Patrick Baker)

 

 

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TicketsRyn Weaver

 

Ryn Weaver has been slowly, but steadily, making her way up the ranks in the indie and alternative music foreground. Her adorable social media antics, seething voice, and early-on producer support from the likes of Cashmere Cat & Passion Pit are all pushing her towards well deserved recognition.

 

Next Monday she makes her way to LA for an intimate performance at one of my favorite venues, the El Rey Theater. Is the “the” redundant? Who knows…who cares. Check below for your chance to win 2 tickets!

 

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Ryn Weaver – Octahate

 

Ryn Weaver – Promises

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The summery sounds have been blooming since the weather turned. Yet as June settles in, the gloom begets touching upon the more emotional side of sound. Here are a few tracks to manage those moods.

 

Hayden James – Something About You (Ben Pearce Remix)

One of the best tracks of the past year, Hayden James’ ‘Something About You’ meets tech and bass stimulations thanks to Ben Pearce. The vocal cuts, as expected, add the feeling and flavour.

 

Hudson Mohawke – Scud Books

With Lantern, we hear Hudson Mohawke experimenting with his typically beat driven style. ‘Scud Books’ is a prime example of his take on a rousing and anthemic approach.

 

Bag Raiders – Vapour Trails

The Australian feel-good duo are back on the radar. After almost a year of silence, Bag Raiders release ‘Vapour Trails’ and its a perfect summer chiller that brings out sweeping emotion.

 

LEISURE – Hot Love

LEISURE‘s psychedelic love-soul sound has had us bad for the past few months. Newest heater ‘Hot Love’ only brings us deeper into their clutch.

 

Favored Nations – Always

Funky disco-pop from Favored Nations‘ newest track is poetically passionate. The catchy instrumentalism adds a nice level of grooves to ramp up the moves.

 

Chet Faker – Bend

Left off Built on Glass, Chet Faker‘s ‘Bend’ is a experiment in clamor and mixed emotions. The internal dialogue fits perfectly as a single release jam-track.

 

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars (Thero Remix)

This classic graduation tear jerker gets a summery spin from Thero. He adds modern electronics and smooth acoustics that bring the lyrics into the spotlight as truly timeless.

 

The Acid – RA (David August Remix)

David August adds his subtle and cerebral electronica style to this already heady track. The effect is a late night kicker suitable for those candid brain games.

 

 

Mansions on the Moon – The Truth (Eric Sharp and Tenova Remix)

Eric Sharp of RIS Labs and Tenova take Mansion on the Moon‘s hopelessly romantic single and lay on a house twist for those alone-on-the-dancefloor needs.