Ecstatic International Share Disruptor + Release EP

This new track from Ecstatic International has been bouncing about for a few days, but I wanted to be sure I gave it some love, particularly on a Wednesday when we could all use a little kick in the middle of the work week. The band is made up of ex-members of Ex Hex and Priests, so they’ve got the indie cred resume established, but I’m more intrigued by their sound. This single flirts with a bit of post-punk that seems to rely equally on elements of punk as it does disco; it’s like a more primal version of the early Rapture. There’s some obvious references working through the tune, but I’ll let you sit back and enjoy yourself. Their self-titled EP is out there in the world via Sister Polygon Records.

Fujiya and Miyagi Drop Slight Variations

There’s no shame in getting a little bounce in your step on a Wednesday, and who better than to slide into your dance routine than Fujiya and Miyagi. Honestly, I hadn’t thought about the band in years, until news began to circulate of a new record, so I went back and broke out the jams. This new single is just what the band are known to do, working in a propulsive groove that’s got just enough kick to it, then letting some nuanced tricks tickle your fancy as the song moves along; there’s a little guitar shuffle here, thicker beat there and maybe a vocal layer; it all works to slide you into those dancing shoes. Their new album, Slight Variations is out on September 30th via Impossible Objects of Desire.

e4444e Shares Suite from Invisible Stone

There’s been some really incredible stuff coming out of Australia the last few years, but when e4444e shared this track below, I was totally immersed in the story of the project. Invisible Stone is a collaborative effort between lovedavid, e4444e and Skip Wilcox, with each taking on the role of creating sound, lighting and dance for a performance. As you’ll hear below, the music created from this project is ridiculously good, having this sort of melting pot of sounds like early Arcade Fire, though including the beat-laden side of LCD Soundsystem. The video is what one can expect from the live performance, though sadly for me, I’ll be stuck in ‘Merica, but at least I’ll have this jam to reminisce upon.

True Blossom Share Serious Boys

As we got off into the Friday sunset (though every day weirdly feels like Friday), I’m trying to offer you up some at-home dance party grooves. We’ve already tossed out the Naked Roommate tune, so now we’re here with the latest from True Blossom. The Atlanta synth outfit will be dropping In Bliss via Citrus City come this October, but here’s your first sneak peek at what you’ll get. I love the percussion that opens, giving almost a tropical feel rather than an industrial vibe; it opens up the song to a little more sunshine rather, accented by synth stabs and dreamy vocals. It’s like an updated take on 80s pop music, taking the template of dance party grooves and building in more textured depth that brings their style into the current climate. Thank me later when you’re done dizzying yourself up in your room.

Too Much Announce Club Emotion

In case you didn’t get hip to Too Much when they dropped their Patent Leather 7“, you’re going to be rewarded with an introduction to your new favorite dance duo! Consisting of Ian Svenonious and Rich Morel are brandishing an elevated style of club bangers. Morel crafts these pulsing beats that you’d likely hear at any number of dance clubs; the songs would be catchy and fun right there. But, not one to settle, Ian elevates the club sound with his spoken delivery; it kind of feels like Ian’s channeling a disco-ready Jarvis Cocker. The duo will release Club Emotion on Radical Elite on July 3rd.

Lust for Youth Announce New Record

Long time fans of Lust for Youth might shudder at the thought, but it seems like the band have completely embraced their pop sensibility for their new self-titled LP. Our first listen has this pulsing brightness, breaking through the cavernous darkness usually present in the group’s tracks; the production seems a little bit more lush, with vocal turns that charm like at 1.30 mark when the line “it hurts my eyes to see you walking by yourself.” That seems to be the theme here, a brighter sonic future, but still holding onto a grim disposition in regards to the world’s state of affairs, both personal and global. Sacred Bones will be releasing this self-titled LP on June 7th.

Rainy Day Track from Harry Permezel

harrypermIt’s rather rainy in these parts, which definitely makes this new single from Harry Permezel the most fitting tune for my day. It’s little more than some bedroom loops with a guitar line and voice working on top of it, though that simplicity really allows for the song’s emotional impact to connect with the listener. Harry’s self-titled album is being released this week, so spend a little time with it to see if this is something you’d like to get to know a little more…I know I would.

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One More From Club 8

club8I figure since we’ve already shared two new Club 8 singles with you over the last couple of months, we should probably go on and share their 3rd single as well.  This one is called “Late Nights” and once again features some super catchy, synth laden house hits sure to entice everyone into a dance frenzy.  Since this is likely their last single prior to the upcoming album release, fans should enjoy this one for the next couple of weeks.

Pleasure is due out November 20th on Labrador Records.

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Get Down With Future Elevators

unnamedIt’s rare for me to post tunes like this one from Future Elevators, but I feel like most of us may need it this Monday after a long weekend of exciting football and show.  The track, entitled “Modern World” is a sure fire dance hall hit with killer beats and a groovy vibe.  I’m confident that such a jam can brighten up even the worst of Mondays.  It’s already done so for me.

Future Elevators will be releasing a full length LP sometime in 2016.  Stay tuned for updates.

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PINES Bring Us An Electro Jam

10404225_972772592737350_6882510982600130767_nI am rarely one to be posting a lot of music in the electro-pop genre, but sometimes you just get one of those jams that hits a nerve.  Today I’m stepping outside my comfort zone with musical tastes and proclaiming “All You Need” by up and coming Aussie act PINES as my hit of the day.  It’s simplicity makes it an elegant, beautiful and head nodding worthy song all at the same time.  I challenge you to hit play and not immediately play it again right afterward.  I’ve had it on loop all morning…

Just getting started up, I have very little information on the new group so stay tuned and say hi to them on facebook.

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