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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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At just one year old, Glasgow 5-piece WHITE have been making heads talk. Their newest single, ‘Future Pleasure’, was just released and it is a frenetic glam-rock influenced track that mixes in dance-able rhythms. The blend of genres touched on come together as something greater than the sum of its parts. Leo Condie’s vocals tie it all together with a sense of theatrical hedonism a la track title.

 

For now, they’re land locked to tours in the UK, but with the excitement behind them, don’t be surprised if and when they blow up stateside within the year. Get the single and keep your ear on them.

 

 

 

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Arguably the pop-sensation of the decade, singer by way of actress Ryn Weaver went music world viral in June 2014 with her single ‘OctaHate’. It was an emotionally charged affair that brought to mind Queen Bey and Ellie G. Follow-up EP Promises affirmed her as an artist to watch with its heartfelt lyricism and production backing from Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, and Michael Angelakos.

 

Making it onto the Coachella bill so early into her career is nothing but huge for her future. Join us on Saturday to see her enjoy her good fortune.

 

Ryn Weaver – Promises

Ryn Weaver – Stay Low

 

 

 

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Retro-funky doesn’t even begin to describe Saint Motel. Their 2012 debut Voyeur and its exuberance was received extremely well by listeners in the indie-pop scene. More recent EP My Type has been earning them more clout as a hip 80’s pop-rock outfit. With a live set that is bound to keep you shimmying. Then there’s jazzy piano, horns, and sax thrown in for good measure, Saint Motel have got a certain zest about them that would be foolish to kick off Sunday without.

 

Saint Motel – My Type

Saint Motel – Benny Goodman

Saint Motel – Get Free (Major Lazer Cover)

 

 

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George Maple has a most infectious voice. She’s built a name for herself as the vocalist on various hit tracks like Flume’s ‘Bring You Down’ and Snakehips’ ‘On & On’. As a solo act backed by pristine production, she takes more of a silky smooth trip-hop future-pop foray into sound.

 

Her breakout single ‘Talk Talk’ garnered much acclaim thanks to her heartbreak lullaby and Flume’s mellowed production. Catch her at the Ocean View Live stage. She’ll also be at SXSW the week after!

 

George Maple – Talk Talk

George Maple – Vacant Space

George Maple – Fixed

Snakehips – On & On ft. George Maple

 

 

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Back when summer was starting, Norway’s Anna of the North and their single ‘Sway’ had us locked on warm, lazy nights dancing with the universe. A few days ago, their followup ‘Oslo’ came to lead us into winter. It’s a wonderful rainy day track designed to warm the hopes and instill some lovely daydreams.

 

We’re patiently impatiently awaiting more. Support ‘Sway’ here.

 

Anna of the North – Oslo

Donna Lewis – ILYAF 1996 (AotN cover)

Anna of the North – Sway

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Last year, Smallpools released their hit single ‘Dreaming’ and it became an anthem to the start of summer. Their follow up EP was indie-pop of similar celebratory scale.

 

Around the same time, Magic Man and Panama Wedding were rising in the ranks with their catchy synth rock and heartfelt vocals via ‘Paris’ and ‘All of the People’, respectively. The former’s most recent album, Before the Waves kept it rolling. And the latter has seen remixes come from all around the spectrum – RAC among them – which is one of the best respects a musician can pay.

 

On Monday [11|17], all three will be bringing their high-energy, feel-good indie vibes to the House of Blues in Anaheim. And we’ve got some tickets to giveaway for quite the show to kick off your week! Come with feeling.

 

Smallpools – EP

Magic Man – Out of Mind

Magic Man – Paris

Panama Wedding – All of the People

 

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