Comin’ Up: SBTRKT @ Belasco Theater 10.14 and 10.15

I am in love with this SBTRKT sound critter that is the cover model for his upcoming second album Wonder Where We Land. I want to hold him in my hand and listen to the new single “NEW DORP. NEW YORK,” featuring Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend.

Let’s pretend he’s in our slender, cool palms right now, and we are surrounded by bright red walls, and open our ears:

When I close my eyes, I almost wouldn’t recognize this as SBTRKT at all. It’s definitely a departure, happily laced with Ezra’s charming vocal vibe. My ears like it.

Also, I did the courtesy of looking up New Dorp… It’s in Staten Island.

Wonder Where We Land comes out September 23, and LA folks have 2 chances to see the live show — October 14 and 15 at the Belasco Theater. Tickets go on sale here, July 31 @ 10am.

HARD Summer 2014 Trailer

Somebody get me A-Trak’s bloody mary hat please! I need it.

Wow. The crew at Hardfest kilt it again with the HARD Summer 2014 trailer. I thought nothing could top last year’s animal party. But, then this strawberry shortcake bro-tastic joyride took over my computer screen.

Plus there’s a special appearance from Doge?! Bring it.

Buy tickets to HARD Summer 2014.

HARD Summer 2014
August 2 + 3
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
Los Angeles County, CA

Official Line Up:

Saturday Aug 2:
Jack U | A$AP Mob | Axwell | Flosstradamus | Baauer | Tommy Trash | DJ Snake | Carnage | Jack Beats | Seth Troxler | Kill The Noise | Justin Martin | Pusha T | Tiga vs. Audion | The Martinez Brothers | Josh Wink | Griz | What So Not | Tchami | Oliver | Dusky | Rustie | Bro Safari | Alex Metric | Lunice | The M Machine | Cyril Hahn | Henry Fong | Goldroom (DJ Set) | J. Phlip | Aeroplane | Juan Maclean (DJ Set) | Justin Jay | Shift K3y | Twrk | Valentino Khan | David Heartbreak | Louisahhh!!! | Sharooz | Worthy | Eprom | Harvey Mckay | Alesia | Etnik | Cut Snake | Alix Perez + More

Sunday, August 3:
Tiesto | Disclosure | Nero | Dillon Francis | 2manydjs | Martin Garrix | A-Trak | Chase & Status | Maya Jane Coles | Rudimental (Live) | Sub Focus | Brodinski | Clockwork | Destructo | Julio Bashmore | DJ Mustard | The Chainsmokers | Gorgon City | Cashmere Cat | Mercer | Hucci | Breach | Jesse Rose | Claptone | Danny Daze | Wave Racer | Jacques Greene | Kastle | Jimmy Edgar | Sharam Jey | 100s | DJ Sliink | Trippy Turtle | Branchez | Milo & Otis | Etc! Etc! | Kill Frenzy | Shiba San | Hannah Wants | Blood Diamonds | Mr. Carmack | Vanilla Ace | Djemba Djemba | Wax Motif | Vindata | Kry Wolf | Cory Enemy | Bones + More

Teaser for new 7″ from Bomarr & N8NOFACE – “Keep Me From Me”

As you might have noticed, I am a major skull enthusiast, so when I saw the opening frame of the teaser for Bomarr & N8NOFACE’s new 7″ “Keep Me From Me”… in the words of a warped Jerry Maguire, “You had me at skull-o.”

Remember back when I posted about N8NOFACE’s Demon Queen track “Rude Boy“? More strangeness awaits from N8NOFACE (CRIMEKILLZ), who teamed up with Bomarr (Restiform Bodies) for this exclusive 7”. A-side is “Keep Me From Me” and B-side is “She Cries Cries Cries”.

What! Vinyl? Yeah, just vinyl. Can we get an MP3, boys? Otherwise I’m going to have to mash this 7″ record into the little thunderbolt connector of my iPhone.

Update: Just learned that a free download code is included with every 7″ purchase. *Slowly removes vinyl shards from iPhone.*

Buy the Bomarr & N8NOFACE “Keep Me From Me” 7″ on Hallowed Articles.

Free Stream: New Phantogram Album “Voices”

I want Phantogram to be my Valentine. I’m falling in love with their single “Fall In Love.”

NPR is offering a free stream of the new Phantogram album “Voices” — due out February 18. Give ‘er a listen here: First Listen: Phantogram, ‘Voices’

And even more luv: Phantogram plays a sold out show at the Palladium on February 23. <3