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DWNTWN Release “Heroine” Music Video

DWNTWN Release “Heroine” Music Video

Indie pop quartet DWNTWN have released the music video for their latest single, “Heroine.”

The track exposes a more vulnerable and personal side to lyricist and lead singer Jamie Leffler, who penned the song in memory of her late father who passed away due to addiction.

The video shot on the ‘love locks’ bridge in Paris features Leffler performing the track as vintage home videos that the band “found online” intertwine with Leffler’s performance. Be warned, you might shed a tear or two. We did, it’s a great video and track.

Check it out, below.

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Nick Jonas Releases New Single, “Chains”

Nick Jonas Releases New Single, “Chains”

STOP what you’re doing.

Nick Jonas has released a brand new single titled “Chains” and it’s spectacular.

The track, written by Jason Evigan is a pop/r&b infused anthem. Think of it as a cross between Justin Timberlake and Usher‘s sound. Nick gives it a sensual sound as he sings “you got me in chains, you got me in chains for your love / but I wouldn’t change, I wouldn’t change this love.”

If you recall, last year the Jonas Brothers decided to part ways. It broke our hearts, but this new Nick Jonas track just made us fall in love with him again. Let’s wait and see what Joe has to offer. Crank it up and listen to “Chains,” below!

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Listen to The Castle Walls New Single, “Pushing Daisies”

Listen to The Castle Walls New Single, “Pushing Daisies”

Indie pop-rock group The Castle Walls have released their brand new single “Pushing Daisies.”

The sibling duo have something special in their music. Their innate musical sense allows them to seamlessly blend harmonies and build compelling, thoughtful lyrics to create an inherently unique take on indie pop-rock.

“Pushing Daisies” showcases their unique sound and the vocals are superb, almost melancholy. Keep an eye and ear out for this duo, they’re sure to be the next pop-rock sensation.

Crank up the volume and listen to “Pushing Daisies,” below.

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M83 to Re-Issue First Three Albums

M83 to Re-Issue First Three Albums

Four years on from the Grammy nominated, critically acclaimed release Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (featuring platinum selling single “Midnight City”), French electronic act M83 re-issues their first three albums in addition to two digital EPs featuring remixes and B-sides from those albums. 

After several years of being out of printM83 (2001)Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts (2004), and Before the Dawn Heals Us (2005) will be released August 25th, 2014 on CD, vinyl, and digital download via Mute.

Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts Remixes and B-sides and Before The Dawn Heals Us Remixes and B-Sides will be available digitally September 9, 2014 on Mute.  

M83-coverAptly titled M83, this album served as the French electropop outfit’s debut release in 2001 on Gooom.  Recorded as a duo by founding members Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau, the album was described by Pitchfork as “how it feels to live inside a triumphal music box.” The track names can be read in order to describe a boy/girl meeting at a party.  Taken in tow with the sampled movie dialogue throughout, the album serves as a poignant soundtrack for the simplest of scenarios.

M83 TRACKLISTING:
Last Saturday
Night
At The Party
Kelly
Sitting
Facing That
Violet Tree
Staring At Me
I’m Getting Closer
She Stands Up
Caresses
Slowly
My Face
I’m Happy She Said

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Dead Cities, RedSeas&LostGhosts was M83’s second release, and first to be released in the US, on Mute.  Originally released in 2003 in Europe, Mute released the album in 2004 in North America to critical acclaim.  Included in Pitchfork’s Top 200 Albums of the 2000s, Dead Seas was noted for what Filter Magazine called an “organic component that coexists along with the machines, giving them a warmth few acts have been able to unearth.” This was the last album featuring Nicolas Fromageau.

Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts TRACKLISTING
Birds
Unrecorded
Run Into Flowers
In Church
America
On A White Lake, Near A Green Mountain
Noise
Be Wild
Cyborg
0078h
Gone
Beauties Can Die 

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Before The Dawn Heals Us is M83’s third studio album, and perhaps the one that catapulted their success in North America.  Lauded by Spin as one of 2005’s Next Big Things, with glowing press from Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Vice, Pitchfork and a myriad of other publications, M83 saw their first major television commercial with “Don’t Save Us From The Flames” featured in a Pontiac ad.  2005 also saw M83 perform at the prestigious Lollapalooza, Coachella, Austin City Limits, and headlining KEXP’s Benefit Concert in Seattle.

Before The Dawn Heals Us TRACKLISTING:
Moonchild
Don’t Save Us From The Flames
In The Cold I’m Standing
Farewell Goodbye
Fields Shorelines and Hunters
Asterick
I Guess I’m Floating
Teen Angst
Can’t Stop
Safe
Let Men Burn Stars
Car Chase Terror
Slight Night Shiver
A Guitar And A Heart
Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun

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Listen to Body Language’s New Single, “4 Real”

Listen to Body Language’s New Single, “4 Real”

Brooklyn-based quartet Body Language have released their new single “4 Real” off their forthcoming EP “Infinite Sunshine,” set for an August 12 release.

“4 Real” pulls together the summery funk of the 70′s with elements of modern pop and electronic music to create a summer anthem sure to transform any backyard BBQ or Brooklyn stoop into a dance party.

Body Language are doing their fair share to ensure your AC remains cranked as the sunshine burns hot off the asphalt and silver rooftops throughout the city. The soon to be released free-of-charge EP, Infinite Sunshine, is comprised of glowing disco R&B. With three dancefloor-ready disco cuts followed by two slow burning gems, Infinite Sunshine, is specifically constructed for the ignition of good times whether on a rooftop, spinning downstairs at the local bar or parked at the beach with a little boombox.

Crank up the volume and listen to “4 Real,” below.

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Calvin Harris, Maroon 5, Sam Smith, Kylie Minogue to Perform at 2014 ‘iTunes Festival’

Calvin Harris, Maroon 5, Sam Smith, Kylie Minogue to Perform at 2014 ‘iTunes Festival’

The first set of artists for the 2014 ‘iTunes Festival’ happening for 30 days in September in London have been announced.

The first set of announced artists are: Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie Minogue, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde, Kasabian, Robert Plant, Kiesza and Jungle.

Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue released the following statement:

The iTunes Festival in London is back with another stunning line-up of world class performers and tremendous new acts. These live shows capture the heart and soul of iTunes and we love bringing them to our customers in the Roundhouse, as well as to the millions of people watching all over the world for free.

Tickets for the 2014 iTunes Festival will not be on sale. Much like previous years, the only way to attend is to win tickets via contests. Apple partnered with media outlets all across the world, in countries like Australia, Brazil, Japan and Mexico. In the UK, fans have been able to enter exclusive contests through iTunes.

The event is set to be streamed again this year, via the official app on all iOS devices, desktops and Apple TV.

Additional performers are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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