Aaron Richards & Direct Release Justin Bieber Cover on Monstercat

Electronic music and sampling go hand in hand. In fact, the genre would have likely had a very difficult time picking up the kind of steam that it did without the influence of sampling. The same, however, cannot be said for covering. While it isn’t strange for musicians to do covers of pop songs, it…

KLRX – outerspace love

Ahead of his debut album, Aris Infinity, New York-based producer KLRX unveiled its first single, “outerspace love,” via Sundae Sauuce. Processed vocals establish the track’s mood, grinning without taking itself too seriously, and announce the title’s double duty as the production’s hook. The energy almost immediately ramps up with percussive synths and a number of vocals…

Songs By Pat Ament :: Grapefruit Records Reissue

Despite a notoriously terrible memory, I’m really good at remembering hearing things for the first time, and I have always been able to associate my initial encounters with certain records with times, places, and people. When I go on tour with other musicians, I rarely bring music from my own collection, preferring instead to expose…

Playlist Culture And Our Shrinking Attention Spans

Besides getting the industry back on its feet as a whole, playlist have been a huge asset in bringing unknown groups and artists out of obscurity. While this all seems like a good thing, playlist culture has it’s own potential downsides. ______________________________ Guest post by Patrick McGuire on the ReverbNation Blog In addition to delivering…

stream True Blue’s Edge Of EP

We’re documented fans of True Blue, the synth-pop solo project of Porches’ Maya Laner, so it probably goes without saying that we’re very psyched about this unexpected development: Maya just self-released her debut Edge Of EP out of nowhere today, and it’s lovely… Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/stream-true-blues-edge-of-ep/

premiere: Launder – Annie Blue

We’ve already heard the excellent lead single from Launder‘s all-killer new Pink Cloud EP, which features Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV on guitar, SoKo on vocals, and production from Day Wave, and today the LA-based artist — real name: John Cudlip — shares the EP’s more urgent, but still dreamy as all get-out opening track……

video: Yuno – No Going Back

Sub Pop shares a bouncy and bright new song/video from Yuno‘s forthcoming debut for the label. Yuno was signed to Sub Pop by Shabazz Palaces‘ Ish Butler, who had this to say about the young Florida artist: Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/video-yuno-no-going-back/

Major Murphy – One Day

Grand Rapids group Major Murphy unveil another sweet new jam from their new album No. 1, and it’s the kind of breezy, tender soft rock gem that could be mistaken for a classic yacht rock deep cut if you didn’t know better. No. 1 is out soon on limited pink vinyl via Winspear. Listen below:…

[EXCLUSIVE] Cristoph forges graceful progressive mix ahead of CRSSD Debut

by: Christina Hernandez Feb 20, 2018 Any fan of modern progressive has likely heard the name ‘Cristoph.’ The British producer has been amidst an avalanche of his success since the start of his career, breaking through officially in 2016 with a release on Hot Since 82‘s Knee Deep In Sound. Soonafter, he found himself not only…

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia reuniting for spring tour

Todd Rundgren is getting the band back together, specifically his ’70s progressive rock group Utopia, for a spring tour. The lineup this time features bassist Kasim Sulton, drummer Willie Wilcox and keyboardist Ralph Shuckett. Dates include a stop at NYC’s Town Hall on May 3, plus NYC-area shows at NJ’s Bergen Performing Arts Center on…

Modestep and Dion Timmer team up on ‘Going Nowhere’

About the Author: Robyn Dexter Robyn Dexter is DA’s music editor and creator of Dexter’s Beat Laboratory. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a journalism degree and now works for a St. Louis magazine as its digital editor. She can usually be found editing and writing for DA and listening to too much drum…

Fast Company’s Surprising 10 Most Innovative Music Companies 2018

Fast Company has named its annual Most Innovative Companies list for 2018. Unsurprisingly, Spotify took the #1 spot in the Music category and #9 for all companies “for pointing fans toward new artists.”  But most of the other names in music’s innovative top 10 are far less well known. _________________________ Fast Company 10 Most Innovative Music…

Post Malone Announces Tour with 21 Savage, SOB x RBE

With his Beerbongs & Bentleys album expected to release this year, Post Malone just announced his next tour. A 28-date experience, Postey will be joined by his “Rockstar” collaborator 21 Savage and thriving West Coasters SOB x RBE—who recently scored a feature on the Black Panther album—as they run through cities like Seattle, Denver, Charlotte, Philly,…

announcing the official Gorilla vs. Bear x SXSW 2018 showcase

The official Gorilla vs. Bear x SXSW 2018 showcase goes down on Friday night, March 16th, at Seven Grand in downtown Austin. Featuring the best official SXSW showcase lineup I’ve ever seen in my life, starring: Hinds, Faye Webster, Men I Trust, Helena Deland, Hater, and Forever… Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/announcing-the-official-gorilla-vs-bear-x-sxsw-2018-showcase/

Radiohead announce North American tour (3 nights at MSG)

photo by P Squared Radiohead have announced a new round of North American tour dates. Following spring shows in South America, they’ll head up to North America in July for some headlining shows, including three nights at NYC’s Madison Square Garden: July 10, 11, and 13. Tickets for the MSG shows go on sale Saturday,…

stream Kero Kero Bonito’s surprise TOTEP EP

KKB follows up that rocking new single with a very sweet surprise self-released 4-song EP, and you can listen to the whole thing now below: Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/stream-kero-kero-bonitos-surprise-totep-ep/

Glastonbury Strives To Be More Eco-Friendly With Plastic Bottle Ban

As Glastonbury takes off 2018 as a “fallow year,” the legendary music festival is making at least one huge change that will benefit the environment and overall experience. Glastonbury hasn’t exactly been the most tidy of events. In recent years, literally thousands of tonnes of recycling and items left behind, and most staggering of all –…

Felix Jaehn releases highly anticipated 25-track LP, ‘I’

by: Grace Fleisher Feb 19, 2018 Tropical house overseer Felix Jaehn has released his 25-track debut album, I. Having teased the project with an effervescent collaboration between Marc E. Bassy and Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane, Jaehn masterfully reels listeners in on “Cool” as he serves up a delectable bassline, jovial trumpet licks, and bouncy chords. There’s something remarkably…

Beyond The Booth 011: Kicking it with UMEK

by: Elizabeth Ninivaggi Feb 19, 2018 Beyond the Booth is a feature dedicated to the hidden side of artists that exists outside electronic music— a side rarely discussed with those outside their immediate circle. We venture “beyond the booth,” so to speak, and dive into their deepest passions that tie into their unique personalities. After some…