We love APSPDR+ and the beautiful genius that he be. It's been a great week in the LX office being able to let these 60 full minutes of bliss beat heavily in our souls. A generous mix of hip-hop, pop, indie, and experimental measures that psynch up perfectly. read +
When you hear “Miami” and “three-points” in the same sentence, you seem to immediately think you are about to hear another story about Lebron leaving the Heat. Founders and producers of the III Points Festivalintend that you will think of their second annual progressive art, music, and technology festival which was held the weekend of October 10-12, 2014 this year. Think of a more underground South by Southwest meets Art Basel on a much smaller and more intimate scale. read +
Like Peter Gabriel in a Garage—that’s how Fictionist describes its fourth album, a self-titled surprise romp through the band’s most formative influences. Feeling liberated at the end of a contract with Atlantic Records, the Provo, UT band disappeared into area studios with producer Nate Pyfer, a 2014 Grammy nominee, for an eight-week sonic bender. The result combines Fictionist’s heralded art-rock sensibilities with Cat Stevens songwriting, Phoenix-style glitchy analog electronics, and watch +
The III Points Festival is this weekend down in South Florida. The festival focuses on music, art, and technology, so it is no wonder that it is being hosted again in the burgeoning Wynwood Arts District in downtown Miami. While Wynwood is considered a global hot bed for creatives even during its off-season, the area blossoms during Art Basel, Miami Beach in December. Consider III Points Festival the unofficial pre-game that cannot be missed. read +
'Every Nite', the new EP from Canadian electro-trio Keys N Krates is out now on Dim Mak Records. 'Every Nite's electro-soul spasm is sure to get some hearts drenched in sweat and aptly demonstrates the unique fusion of hip-hop and electronic music that they're known for. Big beats, big drops, big EP! read +
LX-GOODS.com PLAYLISTS are always freshhhhh!!! More fresh and refreshing than anyone else, and so we've created this 'Coming Up Indie' list for some fresh aural pleasures. Listen and VOTE below! We call em' first! XOXO - LX read +
Are you paying attention yet!? Kwamie Liv, the dreamy hip-hop / R&B songstress has released the incredibly impressive EP 'Lost In The Girl' that is laid back and full of subtly complex beats that go deep, soul deep. If we had to compare our likeness for her we might visit an old school love affair we have with Skye Edwards or Beth Gibbons. Très magnifique! read +
Pepsi in partnership with Complex Media launched a dynamic new platform that supports some of today’s leading emerging artists, Pepsi Pulse Artist Spotlight. The initiative gives a carefully selected handful of breakout musicians the pivotal tools and resources they need to take their careers to the next level. Pepsi Pulse Artist Spotlight’s inaugural release, a stylized yet highly personal video for “Am I Wrong,” the globally renowned song by Norwegian artists Nico and Vinz, launches to read +
The Underachievers debut album 'Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium' comes next week via RPM MSC but you can stream it now at NPR First Listen. The twelve track hip-hop opus tackles everything from psychedelics to religious hypocrisy, and also features a track with Portugal. The Man. Get down with the underground and check it! read +
Yep, this is really happening, sneakerheads. Complex is giving away one pair of the highly coveted Nike Air Yeezy II "Red October" to celebrate reaching 1 million Facebook fans. The contest starts now and ends on 8/14. It just takes four simple steps to enter and you can do them all right here. There can only be one winner, and it could be you. read +
Brazilian DJ/producer Leo Justi dropped his Heavy Baile mixtape today for free download via the deeply influential Waxploitation Records. Pulling ingredients from UK drum 'n' bass, Detroit's ghettotech and Baltimore club, 'Heavy Balie' is his take on the very popular Brazilian staple Baile Funk, a style of music born in Brazil's crime ridden and over-populated slums. read +
Brian Cag gives us an inside look at his Spotify account, talks about his favorite show so far, their new EP, how Disney World > Disneyland, and more in this LX-GOODS Exclusive Interview! AUDIO + WORDS. read +
Get down with the always fresh sounds of LX-GOODS.com VIDEO PLAYLISTS. We blend things up and give you the best in emerging indie artists. A bit of hip-hop, Euro, electro-pop, indie rock and more. Watch these videos and VOTE! Love - LX read +
WATCH the official video of Cut Copy's amazing 'Meet Me In A House Of Love' which is taken from the legendary Aussie band's album 'Free Your Mind' and directed by Trouble Hands. We hear that they're planning to release deluxe edition of 'Free Your Mind' which comes with five additional tracks that were recorded during the album's session. read +
Sports aren't always our number one 'flavor' here at LX Goods, so we constantly look to our partners over at Complex when we need to up our game in the sports arena. This is especially helpful when our fanatical friends invite us out for drinks and eats to watch 'the game'. We really go for the drinks and eats, but our reliable friends at Complex have just upped the bar for us even more when it comes to needing a re-fresher course in the world of sports by partnering with Champs to bring you 'Th read +
Walking into the sold out Williamsburg Music Hall in Brooklyn I could feel the energy was high. The place is packed with the usual bearded men and bra-less girls that make up this suburbs framework. But Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are playing tonight, and that will get any hipsters boutique undies in a bunch. read +
Seminal '90s indie-rock band Braid are pleased to present the full album stream of their first LP in 16 years titled 'No Coast'. Streaming now in its entirety one week prior to its official release on Tuesday, July 8 via NPR's "First Listen," 'No Coast' was recently deemed "a blueprint for the elder statespersons of emo returning to the fold" by All Songs Considered. It contains 12 of the most technically and lyrically creative songs ever penned by the Champaign-Urbana, IL- based quartet. The al read +
Start your weekend off right with the always fresh sounds of LX-GOODS.com PLAYLISTS. We blend things up on this Summertime Remix and give you the best in emerging indie artists (with some already famous ones too)! read +
Akomplice's latest release finds them exploring the hypothesis of Japanese scientist Dr. Masaru Emoto, which shows that consciousness can change the molecular structure of water. Dr. Emoto conducted an experiment in which he wrote the word "love" on bottles of water, among other positive diction, which transformed the water molecules into brilliant colored snowflake patterns. In contrast, when he wrote negative words on the same bottles, the water molecules produced dull, asymmetrical structures read +
Herein bumps and soars the track '#Cake' from the new sonic action of Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty'. A honed and primal offering that's part Casio keyboard lost in outer-space backed by a riff that's memorable and raw and thumps loud enough to throw a head nod it's way. read +
18 year old Thomas Stoneman, aka Thomston, from New Zealand, is creating music with elements of hip hop mixed with alt-pop and R&B that goes perfectly with his layered, heart-felt vocals. His enchating and smooth style has gained him a rapidly growing fan-base so you late adopters take notice! This is what's next! read +
The LX-GOODS.com DJ REMIX SUMMER PLAYLIST will help you get your ass groovin' this summer. Be on the look out because we'll be stacking up on more tracks to add to your already immaculate remix playlist for summer. Vote below! read +
Get down with the always fresh sounds of LX-GOODS.com VIDEO PLAYLISTS. We blend things up and give you the best in emerging indie artists (with some already famous ones too)! A bit of hip-hop, Euro, Electro-pop, indie rock and more. Watch these videos and VOTE below! Love - LX read +
Get down with the always fresh sounds of LX-GOODS.com PLAYLISTS. We blend things up and give you the best in emerging indie artists (with some already famous ones too)! A bit of hip-hop, Euro, Electro-pop, indie rock and more. Listen and VOTE below! Love - LX read +
Get down with the always fresh sounds of LX GOODS PLAYLISTS. We're blending things up this time with our Aritist Remix Tracks Picks! A bit of hip-hop, Euro, Electro-pop, indie rock and more. Show some love & rank the vote! - LX read +
Get down with the always fresh sounds of the LX GOODS PLAYLIST for the 3rd week of June. Be sure to vote below so we know the sounds you find most fresh. We will compile one big playlist at the end of the month! XO - LX read +
Singer/rapper/producer NDMA just released his first EP titled Panache via L.A.'s Give N Go Sounds. Panache was written and produced by NDMA (with the exception of one title produced by Laguil, who mixed the entire EP). Featuring 5 tracks that seamlessly blend hip-hop and electronic music, Panache showcases NDMA's reckless courage. read +
ANNASAID's 2nd full length 'Rite de Passage' is uncompromising and full of energy. It sneaks up on you disguised as clean cut pop arrangements that sound nice... but then hit HARD! One of our faves this week by far!
The Hood Internet (STV SLV and co-founder ABX) have dropped a new EP for the Dr. Pepper 'One of a Kind' Studio Sessions. '"Our style is about blending stuff together that other people might not suspect," say the duo. It's this approach to producing that help the duo bring out the best from the artists they work with. It's one thing that makes them the perfect addition to Dr Pepper’s 'One of a Kind' Studio Sessions. read +
I'm not sure if TeamMate's story could get any more interesting... and it might explain why their new single 'Don't Count Me Out' is such a huge wall of indie pop rock with a perfectly fitting title. We are all looking for love in some way, and bandmates Dani and Scott thought they had found it in each other, that is until drummer Dani came out to her boyfriend singer Scott. read +
Toronto five-piece Nightbox have released a new EP “The Panic Sequence”. The EP is an indie pop delight that firmly plants Nightbox on their own two feet breaking free from their mother-ship of influences found on their eponymous 2011 EP.
Merchandise have just announced from their website that their new album, After The End, will be released on 4AD on August 25th.
Like their albums before them, After The End was recorded and produced by the band, this time over a six-month period in the house they share in Tampa. A real achievement in showing what bands can achieve themselves, the only outside influence came when they enlisted mixing help from Gareth Jones - the man famed for his work with Tuxedomoon, Depeche Mode's Berlin Tri watch +
New Navy is back and on track with 'Heaven', their new single that's filled with punchy hesitation that opens into beautiful melodies that are carried through emotional swoops and sundries that they have purposely perfected. read +
Melbourne, Florida-based Jacie and the Knick-Knacks hit The Social in Orlando with SWIMM and Lyonia. This garage-rock band was formed on Valentine’s Day 2013 and young Jacie definitely made the crowd swoon. There are two songs that immediately stick out on their debut album La Rubia – two songs that I can effectively compare to both the Black Keys AND The Joy Formidable! read +
DeMarco is back to share the video for Salad Days single "Passing Out Pieces" in conjunction with the announcement of more upcoming tour dates. Check out all of Mac's upcoming tour dates, the "Passing Out Pieces" video and what the press has been saying about Salad Days below.
y, here’s an excellent lyric video from Chicago producer Jesse Boykins III dancing and singing the excellent “Plain,” which is taken from his upcoming album titled “Love Apparatus.” “Plain” is an intense Soulful House piece with some serious melodic keyboards and infectious beat. The video was directed by New York film makerHarrison Boyce, which shows Jesse’s unique dancing style. Watch the piece below and stay tuned for “Love Apparatus,” which is being released on April 2 watch +
UK songwriter Only Real is getting ready to release his debut album. We’ve already heard “Cadillac Girl” and recently premiered its remix by Harry Fraud. Now Jack Newman has directed a video that’s as sunny as the song’s title implies. Filled with warping effects it’s as if the heat is melting your screen. Watch it below. by Miles Bowe
We've always represent talented emerging artists from our home state of Florida and we're proud to share and spread our love for JMR's music. Some of our viewers may remember him from the band, The Careful Ones, but if you've forgotten, no worries, because JMR is here with his brand-new solo single, ”Pioneer Of Your Heart." Its a track that will surely pull at your heartstrings and wont be forgetting about it anytime soon. WATCH and listen to the soulful Florida-based singer-songwriter video watch +
Tycho's 'See' is a musical indie track filled with a hypnotizing heart beat that pulses listeners through Alice's Wonderland. The video captures a similar feeling with layers of colors, textures, and transitions through different magical worlds. read +
Robots Don’t Sleep (aka Robot Koch): Trouble [New Single] is a collaborative project between Robot Koch, Sebastian Lind and John LaMonica.
The trio released their first sample track, Trouble from the album titled Mirror Listen to ‘Trouble’ below. read +
The most fascinating performance ever by Set It Off and some badass bouncers | Live Review | March 23 2014 | The Social Orlando. The most fascinating performance ever by Set It Off and some badass bouncers | Live Review | March 23 2014 | The Social Orlando read +
X priest X, the Orlando based electro-duo, have released another stellar single, 'Sophie K', from their upcoming EP 'Samurai' which is being release on Swedish label Emotion available April 15th. read +
Horse Thief, the Oklahoma based 'psych-folk' 5 piece, have premiered their new LP 'Fear in Bliss' on Hype Machine. 'Fear in Bliss' is a jangly barrage of indie-folk harmonies found in a dreamy land between Pink Floyd and the Apalachian mountains. read +
Derek DiScanio talks about the success of the new State Champs album, Steve Klein’s child pornography charges, beating NFG on the iTunes charts, European tour dates, being on the Warped Tour 2014, bands he looks up to, and more, in this exclusive LX GOODS interview. read +
LX Goods is excited to announce a newly designed website. Our projected goal of completion is mid June 2014. In addition to a crisp new design, we have tons of new content about your favorite and newly discovered indie artists and bands. We also have a huge launch party coming in May, so stay tuned to LX Goods, your source for new indie music and news. read +
“This is literally like a dream come true.” Scott Lucas talks Russia, covering Lorde, Vinyl, Amp Heads, a record “far more personal than 12 Angry Months” and a new project with Jimmy Chamberlain from The Smashing Pumpkins. read +
Holy shit, if only I were on drugs! Psychedelics that is. SWIMM &The Bright Light Social Hour were a perfect fucking combo. “That was cool.” Seemed to be the most frequent comment of the night. Both bands presented some really heavy grooves and a lot of sweat. The Bright Light Social Hour has been around for years whereas SWIMM has only been in our ears for about a year. read +
It's been a long time between releases, but female synth-pop newbie X Priest X has dropped an awesome fresh track in the form of "Isn't It So." Taken from her long-awaited debut EP, Samurai, "Isn't It So" is wonderfully buoyant, with X Priest X's innocent vocals gliding over the soft sonic production.
"Isn't It So" has a slightly more uplifting feeling than her previous releases, with the melodic synths and percussion, described as "the faste read +
A band called XTRMST that might be a new side project of AFI's Davey Havok has surfaced. Tapes were recently given away at Vacation Vinylin Los Angeles, advertising it as straight edge hardcore.
There have been musings on Twitter and forums about the project's connection to Havok.
Decide for yourself—stream their debut cassette and download it (direct link) if you so choose. March 15, 2014 by Brian Kraus
LX had the opportunity to film the recently reunited Gameface in Ponoma, CA at the Revelation Records 25th anniversary reunion. It was an excited moment for all of us to witness such an incredible event and to watch all of our favorite Revelation bands reunited to perform songs that will always be embedded in our memory. Gameface is one of those Revelation bands whose music leaves a lasting impression within our hearts and minds. We are excited to announce that they are streaming their upc read +
Lucero, Vomit, a Fight, a Proposal | Live Review | Jan 23 & 24 2014 | The Social
by MITCHEL FOSTER on FEBRUARY 7, 2014
Lucero is usually one of those nights where the next morning you have to sit down to pee. This was a usual night. Two nights actually. Two nights to include Lucero, vomit, a fight, a proposal, a lot of drinking and second hand smoke.
I want to emphasize how sweet the band is. Yeah, I fucking said sweet. At first glance they come off like arrogant country boys with bad tatto read +
Hundredth have announced plans for Resist, the companion piece to the 2013 EP Revolt - to be released on March 25th, 2014 via No Sleep Records (Vinyl) & Mediaskare Records (CD/Digital).
Pre-orders are now available from each labels respective stores - grab the Vinyl (with a t-shirt & pullover sweatshirt) via No Sleep here or a CD package via Mediaskare here.
The band has also debuted the first song from the new EP called Demons, which can be heard here. read +
Electronic folk artist Eric Lindley, a.k.a. Careful offers a delightful new track, a wistful synth that washes into the electro-influenced soundscape that defines much of the 'Intimacy' of entwined voices that lends the music an air of passionate intimacy. read +
Die and letlive, Pittsburgh’s Code Orange Kids are returning to the studio to record one of 2014’s most anticipated albums. The young Deathwish Inc. band will be making big moves this year and are certain to garner some well-deserved attention. watch +
Swedish italo-disco singer Swedish duo Sally Shapiro and producer Johan Agebjörn offers up a 80′s synth dreamy disco tune of gently flowing soundscapes with a calm introspective mood.Tommy, a Since the release of their first colloboration th read +
Brisbane’s Pigeon have released “Climbing Trees” a powerful track containing driving choruses, jubilant rush of harmony and pulsates with loads of atmospheric synth textures and pop aesthetic. Good on Holy Ghost! for cranking out another great single.hird single off the record. really great EP. Check it out in full on the band’s SoundCloud. You’d do well to check out the sexy film clip for their previous single “Two Moon Love” clip for their previous single “Two Moon Love” read +
One of our favorite albums that we enjoyed during 2013 was "his and hers" who just announced the release of their his and hers LP on vinyl, out February 11! In addition to a Red Bull single & video collaboration on the horizon, denitia and sene has taken the single, “trip. fall.” from the hais and hers LP, transformed into an evocative live video with the help of Brooklyn collective BKLYN1834, as part of their hand-curated and also watch bklyn1834.comthe hypnotic, stylish “Casanova” vi read +
Florida based clothing company, Duvin Design has dropped their Summer gear and also is presenting a music showcase featuring Florida bands making waves throughout the coast, SWIMM, Jacie and the Knick Knacks and Lyonia will be performing this Friday, May 2nd at The Social. For more information at duvindesign.com. read +
Twin brother production duo, Cosmo's Midnight, have been working hard during the past year from their wildy successful Almost EP and remixing everyone from Anna Lunoe to Flume and applied their unique future beats feel to every song they touch. In their recent re–imagination of Panama’s folk indie–rock song, “Destroyer,” the Sydney based siblings has taken the single and morphed it into a soul–infused dance tune. Listen to the track below.www.facebook.com/cosmosmidnight read +
The Shadowy Trio Enlists Filmmaker Dugan O’ Neal and Art Troupe WIFE For a Spellbinding Music Video Los Angeles dance outfit WIFE cast a meditative spell over The Acid’s synaesthetic music video from filmmaker Dugan O’ Neal and the band’s Ry X. The Acid have so far built up a following as an anonymous totem of haunting vocals and dismembered electronics, Brighton based Adam Freeland, Californian artist Steve Nalepa and Australian producer Ry X. coming to the fore.... The trio has appl read +
Producer TEEMID has done an incredible rework of 19 year old, Daniela Andrade's remake of Flight Facilities, "Crave You." Golden harmony of angelic vocals infused with deep dance floor vibes, makes this track golden. Undeniably this rework by TEEMID will make it to major radio outlets and countries throughout the globe. Listen below.
Check out Daniela Andrades stripped down versions of Flight Facilities, "Crave You." Also you can listen to both artists remake of Gnarls Barkley song, "Crazy read +
Chvrches reveal first signing to their label Goodbye Records, 17 year old female Derry [Bridie Monds-Wats] singer-songwriter Soak has signed to their new label. Chvrches and Soak will perform at one of our Complex Family members/sites--NME Awards show at London’s Scala on February 17. Soak will then join Chvrches on their European tour in March. UK shows are below:
NME Awards Show @ London, Scala w/ SOAK
Dublin, Academy w/ SOAK - SOLD OUT
here's a new song. y not? produced by matt r. (pinkiepieswear) in loving memory of my late home away from home, 285 kent ave and all of the crazy fucking memories i've made there. (pic above related) u will be missed dearly. RIP
- KittyWE SAW THIS: KITTY PRYDE AT 285 KENT
By Nick Gazin
Listen to the song below...
About a year ago I was standing outside a club in Miami. We were opening up for Future Islands and some of my friends who were already super giddy over the North Carolina band were coming. I was chatting with a fellow named Sam I had met a couple days prior. My friend Devin walked up and joined the conversation. After Sam walked away Devin nonchalantly asked who he was since I was not from Miami and didn't know too many people down there. When I told him he was the singer read +
Seahaven and Run For Cover Records have debuted "Flesh" via VICE/Noisey, the latest song to be unveiled from their much anticipated new album, Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only. The Torrance, CA band's third LP will be released on March 25th and follows a national tour with Touché Amoré and mewithoutYou, which kicks off Thursday night (2/6) in Denver, CO. Fans can pre-order Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only now on RunForCoverRecords.com as well as purchase the three song 7" single read +
We are delighted to exclusively share with you a preview to Pillar Point's debut LP in the form of the ethereal, Echoes. Listen in.Track Premiere: Pillar Point - Echoes xclusively share with you a preview to Pillar Point's debut LP in the form of the ethereal, Echoes. Listen in.n i-D magazine we're premiering our new track "Echoes" today! If you dig it consider pre-ordering that record guys! Comes out Feb 25 on Polyvinyl Record Company read +
Among Giants is proud to announce their debut release as a label will be from Orlando, FL's Among Giants. The label will release the Back And Forth 7" in April as their inaugural release. You can check out the first single, "Hardwood Floors", on Absolute Punk right now! Jetsam-Flotsam is run by Dane Erbach and his wife, Emily. You might know Dane from his amazing Switchboard Sessions project/site. Pre-order info coming soon! Tracklisting is below read +
As soon as you are a girl singing rock music, journalists come with the names PJ Harvey, Courtney Love and all. Well, Könsförrädare remind me other references: I put them half between Sleater-Kinney and The Organ. Angry as the first ones on songs such as “Cmon Superiors”, as pop as the second one on tunes like “Finger On The Trigger”.
But make no mistake: maybe thanks to the Mattias Alkberg production, their new album “Curse all law” can definitely not been simply tagged as “ read +
Perfect Pussy (Band) | A Live Review | Will’s Pub – Jan 14 2014
by Mitchel on January 18, 2014
There have been some nights at Will’s Pub in Orlando where you could hear a fucking pin drop. Last night you couldn’t hear a damned thing. The energy was thick. The six or so songs Perfect Pussy shredded through were just enough to leave me longing for more. The mic was feeding back almost their whole performance and even though you couldn’t hear shit, the visual aesthetics were so ple read +
We wrote their name among the artists to follow in 2014 when they released You Can’t Make Me Make Up My Mind last October, and, obviously, we were right.Gothenburgian five-piece The Sun Days has now dropped a new single, which combines amateur and uncompromising touches with an healthy, classic pop structure that belongs only to the greatest. The result is familiar, nostalgic and, therefore, hopelessly danceable and endlessly listenable.
We’re so proud to premiere Don’t Need To Be T read +
NY hip-hop trio Ratking just dropped Canal, a single thats taken from their new album So It Goes, out April 8th via XL Recordings. Ratking is a young crews that truly knows the true real meaning of what true hip hop form and its evident with their latest clip Canal. Watch Below.
Subterranean NYC rap crew Ratking has released, “Canal,” the first single from their upcoming debut album, So It Goes. The song is a fluid assemblage of disparate sounds: a stream of opaque rhymes from Wiki, a hi read +
Aan is a fearless experimental pop band from Portland, Oregon, mixing richly textured guitars and acerbic lyrics with sugary three-part harmonies and sprawling soundscapes.
Catch Aan live via the following tour dates: Aan's Amor Ad Nauseum will be available February 4 from Party Damage.
05 Moscow, ID - Mikey's Gyros with Desert Noises
06 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett with Desert Noises
07 Seattle, WA - Barboza with Desert Noises
08 Eugene, OR - Sam Bond's Garage with Desert Noises read +
Little India is hitting their stride with Sleep, a track from their debut EP, Up All Night. Their music can is fun to listen to and is almost frustratingly catchy. Watch thevideo and listen to their tracks below. read +
"We wanted to make the kind of album that’s missing in this time in rock: something that’s just brutal and pounding you over the head every track. Whereas Simple Math was a different palate with each song, a different colour, I wanted this to be black and red the whole time.”
In support of their debut LP release of "Cope," Manchester Orchestra will begin their extensive U.S. tour in April with supporting acts Balance and Composure and Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band.
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We’re not sure how the visuals work in Astrobal’s video for “Nostalghia/FM2030,” which makes the video that much more interesting. You can tell Stereolab was a big influence fro the French producer by listening to his cerebral electropop. watch +
Art Collective Yamantaka / / Sonic Titan worked last year produced a musical formula that exceeded both cultural and national boundaries. One saw its Asian origins as a great inspiration and combined it with both Canadian and European influences. watch +
To be honest, I really only know two things about Hall & Oates. The first is that one of them sported a killer moustache, and the other is that middle aged people seem to enjoy playing them loudly when they’re drunk.
I did give myself a refresher course in their 1981 track ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)‘ before listening to the Starsmith remix, and discovered to both my delight and horror that not only did I know the song, but I found myself singing along. Clearly, years and years o read +
Breton stream a new track titled 'S Four.' It is the follow up to their latest single Envy and will be released on the band’s forthcoming second album War Room Stories which is due for release in February 2014. Breton also employed the services of the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra who appear on five tracks throughout the album. Check out and stream 'S Four' and also watch their video 'Envy' below. read +
EP's March release, Ninetails' Jordan Balaber told The Quietus, 'Radiant Hex' recounts an exorcism. The energumen was said to have had spiritual 'serpents' wrapped around his spine. I wanted to convey a feeling of suspension and anti-gravity, evoking bright, bold washes of colour. I imagined moments that were overtly ecstatic juxtaposed with zones of slow-motion and stillness.
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Seattle's T but frontman Scott Reitherman didn't have much downtime as he almost immediately announced his new project, Pillar Point. The clean start finds him delving more into dancier rhythms than we ever heard with TMS. Pillar Point's debut album will be out via Polyvinyl on February 14new project shows off a never-before-seen gloom, his knack for writing tracks that crystalize emotion and work their way into a listener's guts isn't at all obscured.As Reitherman explains, "Part of what steere read +
Love Letters will be metronomy fourth studio album and it is also the featured track of thwor second release from the LP. "Love Letters," is quite the opposite sound from their recent single, "I'm Aquarius." The track seems to draw more on a theatrical standpoint and the structural elements of the ’70s. But thats at first listen, im sure it'll grow more on me after playing the track a few more times. As a group, however, Metronomy's still delivers that depth of detail, combined with the master read +
Vocalist Zoe and producer Adam aka ASTR shares a new track, "Blue Hawaii." The NYC duo has been generating single after single throughout last year. Now with their most recent, 6 track EP release, which is available through their label, Neon Gold Records, Blue Hawaii is one of two newest tracks on the EP including their cover of Drake's, "Hold On We're Going Home." The EP sub-genre's of electro, synth and even hip hop it explores the vast stretch of possibility in a musical perspective of di read +
21 year old Lincoln Jesser offers up his latest tune, "Certainty." Its a track full of synths and dreamy vocals while you listen you feel as if. In his own words, “my music aims to conjure up those feelings of simultaneous melancholy and immense joy/passion that music stirs up in me.www.lincolnjesser.com read +
The second single from house heavyweight South African producer, DJ Clock's album "The Fourth Tick” teamed up with the Cape Town based pop band Beatenberg to offer up us a contagious track called, "Pluto (Remember You)." Watch the lyric video or listen to their Soundcloud below. Clockumentary 4th tick, a 6 CD compilation offering 71 tracks, featuring the likes of Professor, Character, Khanyo, Thebe, Beatenburg to name but a fe read +
James Vincent McMorrow's remix of The 1975′s “Cavalier” is one of the most beautiful tracks I’ve heard in ages. As Hilly Dilly points out, they “didn’t just slap on some new drums, pitch shift the vocals and call it day; rather it seems they took their time with it.” And the result really stands as a testament. read +
We have been anticipating on the release of New Zealand’s dream pop makers, Yumi Zouma EP, since the unveiling of their track, “The Brae.” Now they just released their second single, "Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up,” It’s more up tempo and it’s a nice pop gem with bright synths colorful ruminative lyrics.
Yumi Zouma is preparing to release their debut 10″ EP, which comes out on our wonderful label Cascine on February 11th. According to the band own words in regards to the EP, We’v read +
ntroducing Pedro Saraiva; an artist, producer and musician from Portugal who’s been making his own blend of dream-pop, Nu-disco, house under the name SirAiva.
SirAiva has just release his latest single ‘Everybody’ which features the gorgeous vocal assistance of a so far unknown, Lisa Garden. features Lisa Garden and Reinaldo and is co-produced by Rute Saldanha. Enjoy..DJ Pedro Saraiva
‘Everybody’ comes with three very smooth remixes by Brooklyn’s Bishiclet, Melbourne’s The read +
TYCO - MONTANA [LISTEN]
San Francisco native Scott Hansen has been making tunes now for nearly a decade under the alias Tycho.
Over that time the solo project has evolved into a three-piece band, who are now just about ready to release their second LP Awake.
Titled ’Montana,’ the below track is the album’s first day-dreaming soundscape.
Awake will be available on March 8 via the Matthew Dear label, Ghostly International.
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Electro-pop/spaghetti western four-piece known as Misun have shared their newest and undeniably catchy single ‘Travel With Me.’
Constant purveyors of blending traditional pop sounds with 60′s rock & roll, hip-hop and dance, Misun have self-proclaimed their sound as “Aquawave.”
A limited edition, double A-side Travel With Me / Sleep 7″ single will be out on February 18 through B3SCI Records.However Misun’s sound is defined, their deft exploration of sonics and style makes their ca read +
Wild One's produced their first cover with Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and we have to say they did a pretty good job in doing so. A great track that fits the bands sound as well. Listen for yourself below. Watch their video, "From Nothing," and also check out their tour dates and more of their music below.
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March 19 @ 930 Club - Washington, DC w/Typhoon TICKETS
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Album details have been released for Nothing‘s new LP ‘Guilty Of Everything’ – out March 4 (USA), March 3 (UK/World), Feb 28 (Germany / Benelux / Finland). Pre-order the super fancy deluxe vinyl from Relapse Records here! The lead single ‘Dig‘ graced our ears last year, now there’s an album trailer teasing a new track called ‘Endlessly So it's exciting to hear that they've finally officially announced their debut LP, Guilty of Everything, which will be out on March 4 via Relapse. read +
pop-sensible flair that will appeal to many; it’s one of the best indie-pop songs we’ve heard coming from such and today, we finally get something new from the duo we finally get something new from the duo appy synth pop classic, Popcorn. read +
Aussie's emerging indie artist, Elizabeth Rose, released her forthcoming self-titled 5 track Ep. It's more pop-orientated and doesn't seem to offer up the indie'ness we've become used to on her previous releases.... but this self-titled Ep is still one that we have come to admire and enjoy. read +
“And I walk through the valley
Of the shadow of the fabulous four”
This album doesn’t begin, it explodes. Thudding drum and ominous, deadened piano chords hang for a moment heavy with threat, briefly preceding a punk blitzkrieg of fuzzing guitar, amphetamine beat and an eruption of snarling vocals, Ezra Furman informing us “I wanna destroy something/I wanna destroy myself”. The violence and the anger are clear, but the spice of throaty sax tells us that he’s out to set down somet read +
We have been meaning to post this remix of Metronomy's, "I'm Aquarius," by disco-house producer Ed Van Cleef from Leeds, Uk. This remix was supossed to be our very first entry on our site for starting off 2014. But it slipped our minds. Pretty sure it was because most of the LX staff was in full recovery mode during the first two weeks of January from our NYE party. However, Edward Van Cleef's, remix is so good that we being HUGE fans of METRONOMY has put our stamp of approval on it. In additio read +
Jules and Claud aka Sun Comes Out Twice As Bright: a female electronic production duo from Sydney. The music they deliver is weighted throughout with synth-pop echo of the '80s. Their electronic tapestry with sweetened melodies and dreamy lyrics proves to the cognoscenti that they stand head and shoulders from the current synth-pop pack. read +
The hit single ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ in 2011 was Foster the People road to stardom and now the long-awaited sophomore release of their album is IF you did not get a chance to watch their 40 second sample YouTube video of their new single ‘Coming Of Age’ on New Year's Eve with the video description reading “We're Back. Here's a glimpse of 2014," well now, you can watch the video in its entirety.
The music video "Coming of Age" is set to a time-lapse video documenting the creation of a read +
The exquisitely abrasive noise-punk band Perfect Pussy have signed to Captured Track records and plan on releasing their full length LP this spring. They also announced more North American tour dates in support of their widespread critical acclaim debut cassette EP, "I have lost all desire for feeling." In the forefront beneath all the scattering noise is Frontwoman, Meredith who possesses a feverish brutal approach with her stage presence adds intensity to their already electricfying live pe read +
The Chicago-based emcee released his mixtape Trees & Truths last April, and has steadily been building a following since. Here Jenkins links up with frequent collaborators OnGaud for "Leonidas," a track set to be included on his forthcoming project The Water[s]. If you like what you hear, be sure to check out Mick's song "Crossroads" featuring Vic Mensa and Chance The Rapper. "Leonidas" will appear on Jenkins' upcoming project, The Water[s], which should be coming out next month.Chicago based ra read +
These two could be the perfect match. The soulful, heartfelt vocals of 'Wrong Or Right' -- Kwabs teaming up with yet again, producer SOHN, who also produced a previous track for Kwan, 'Last Stand' will aslo be included in his 'Wrong or Right' (same title) 4-track EP. Available for pre-order today and includes tracks 'Spirit Fade', 'Last Stand' and a Ben Pearce remix of 'Wrong or Right'.
Get more information on Kwabs:
Twitter: http://www.twitt read +
Tegan and Sara have teamed up with Matthew Dear to record their version of Tears for Fears 1983 single “Pale Shelter” and things just keep on getting better with these Canadian twins. The sweet harmonious vocals of Tegan and Sara is a great rendition of an already brilliant song. Check it out.Tears For Fears are preparing to release their first studio album in 10 years next year, and so to celebrate we teamed up with Matthew Dear to cover of one of their first singles, Pale Shelter!
We h read +
Melbourne lad Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper) gets a remix treatment by the UK based Daktyl. Its a chilled rendition of the original. The hypnotic acoustic Middle Eastern sounding groove that develops towards the end of this remix.Overall, it’s a great twist of an already brilliant song. The sweet female vocal does get a little swallowed a little in the process but we love it anyways.
The remix is alread read +
Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, has shared a new track, “West Drive (Profit Vocal Dub)”, featuring vocals from Friends’ singer (and Hynes’s girlfriend) Samantha Urbani. The single is from the release of his new album ‘Cupid Deluxe’ Hynes called the track “one of roughly a million cuts that didn’t make it onto the album.” Take a listen. read +
Coachella music festival big announcement of OutKast reunion has brought much excitement to this years line up. Outkast performance is to be the group's first since it went on hiatus nearly seven years ago, following the release of "Idlewild," in 2006. During the past few years, besides big act such as, Rage Against the Machine 2007 reunion, the line up seems to have falling short. But adding Outkast to the bill, Coachella first day seems to be heading towards the right direction. We'll just hav read +
The film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom takes us on the journey through the life of the great Nelson Mandela. Our friends at Complex teamed up with hip-hop legend Rakim to create a custom track inspired by Mandela and the film. read +
new album Deltron 3030: Event II, out now on Bulk Recordings. The clip,
directed by Lionel Dupont, is the second video released for the track, though it
originally jumped out as an obvious winner from the Genero.tv video contest. While
the band loved the original, all agreed that the clip would benefit from including
custom graffiti from the Deltron crew, now featured in the final version. With the
finished version now in hand, FILTER suggested viewers Follow the fresh flow and
mesmerizi read +
British-American indie-rockers Nightmare and the Cat turn out an alluring video for "Blackbird Smile," a song from their recent EP Simple. And while the black-and-white clip finds the L.A. based five-piece in the company of ghosts and the canvas of underground artist Gary Basemen (an early and ardent supporter), the group's sharp guitar lines, forceful percussion and distinct, soulful vocals are what endure.
Chippy Nonstop is known for a few things: bringing strong party vibes, giving life to new trends, having a bigger personality than the realm itself, and for creating banging party trap songs, but her newest song "Alone" reveals a softer, more tender side she's never shown before. read +
Norwegian DJ/disco producer Todd Terje has just released a new 12” on his own Olsen Records. “Spiral” and “Q" were originally produced for 2012’s Ekko Festival in Bergen and further expanded upon in the studio afterwards. Listen to both tracks below.With help from Smalltown (Supersound / Superjazzz / Supernoize) owner, DJ and promoter Joakim Haugland, Terje recently started his own label Olsen. - See more at: http://www.electronicbeats.net/en/features/todd-terje-works-the-arp-with-own- read +
London psych-rockers TOY are streaming their new album, ‘Join The Dots’, in full one week ahead of its official release date (December 9 through Heavenly Recordings). The 11-track record follows little more than a year on from their self-titled debut, and was again recorded with south London super-producer and Speedy Wunderground label owner Dan Carey. You can listen to the entire thing below
'Join The Dots' is the title track taken from TOY's forthcoming second album.
The single edit - read +
Filipino producer/vocalist , Eyedress (aka Idris Vicuña), who just got signed to XL records has just released his fantastic debut EP titled ‘Supernatural’. The four-track effort was recorded on Fruity Loops in Eyedress’ bedroom on a PC laptop handed down to him by his father. read +
Following on from the debut single 'Paper Skin', a home-spun, bedroom recorded affair that proved to be a sleeper hit among the indie music media here and abroad, new single 'Oh Darling' saw Danvers collaborate with Melbourne producer Jono Steer (Ainslie Wills, Haarlo) and the end product is rich stew of hazy blues that boils over into compressed drums and simmering effected guitars.
To purchase Oh Darling via Bandcamp click here:
danversnoise.bandcamp.com/track/oh-darling read +
Haunted House guitarist Mark Smak wrote the majority of the music found on the band's self-titled EP in a basement that he believes is occupied by ghosts. His family's suburban Detroit home became the namesake of the project at an early stage. Over time, that moniker became more and more fitting of the sound that developed. Heavily inspired by early 1980's Alternative, Haunted House produce a sound that is thick with drum-machine rhythms, grim vocals, and melancholic guitar melodies. It was impo read +
Here is a studio performance, shot with Gorgon City and MNEK for their new track “Ready For Your Love”. It’s released through Black Butter/Virgin EMI on 19th January 2014. This year MNEK has literally owned it, he’s simply too good for anyone and everyone. Ranging from his remix’s, superb production and singles he’s not put a foot wrong.
That fine form continues as he works with garage duo Gorgon City. Their already distinctive sound is a logical development of the duo’s individ read +
Today, Sacramento rapper/producer Tynethys and Complex debut the visual for his spacey, dreamy track "Loading" from his most recent album, Lost Angeles. The video is a reflection of his past and a precursor of things to come, while getting fans excited for Thyluxe, the rappers' second solo album. Shot and edited by Edgar Olazaba of Redwall Studio, the video uses a simple concept with fuzzy, skipping visual effects that emphasize the track's swirling synth-heavy production. "Loading" shows off Ty read +
In the 4 short years that Diarrhea Planet has been around, they've shared stages
and tours with Jeff the Brotherhood, Fucked Up, The Men, Wavves, Screaming Females,
So So Glows, and Titus Andronicus, and seen critical praise from Pitchfork, Spin,
Stereogum, Rolling Stone, Paste, the New Yorker, New York Times, among a growing
list. I'm Rich traipses giddily across the rock and roll spectrum thanks to the
band's ever-expanding understanding of how to utilize its four guitarists to maximum read +
Balance And Composure have premiered a new music video for the song “Tiny Raindrop” on Rolling Stone.The song is from the band’s latest album, The Things We Think We’re Missing, which was released back in September through No Sleep Records. The band approached making the video with a dream concept in mind, as it’s aesthetic haze will accentuate. The band had previously released a music video for the album’s first single,“Reflection.”You can watch the video for “Tiny Raindrop” read +
Directed by guilty party associated with the "Lazerdisk Party Sex" video, Ryan Staake of Pomp & Clout, the "Sweat" video features Laidback Luke and Ms. Dynamite in a neon-dripped trip into the dark. Check out the glow-in-the-dark video by Major Lazer and buy 'Free the Universe' at iTunes: smarturl.it/MLFreeTheUniverse
Made possible by the folks at Palladium Boots, it's an exploration of the hidden city. read +
Born from love, musical empathy, a baby grand piano discovered on Gumtree and an expired visa, Snowbird duo Stephanie Dosen and Simon Raymonde have crafted an album of exquisite melody and mood that radiates the uncanny mystery of the object it’s named after: moon.
Released early next year on Bella Union, the label that Raymonde has curated and run since his former band Cocteau Twins went their individual ways in 1997, moon comprises 11 songs composed between two continents; Raymonde was in read +
Made In Heights have returned to our hearts just in time for the sparkliest season of them all with sweet new tune 'DEATH'.
With lush, playful vocals above chillwave-tastic lo-fi drums and the perfect buzz of understated yet funky bass it skips along happily, which is just as well, because the giggles at the beginning made us smile so much we couldn't stop even if things turned morbid. They don't though, don't worry.
Have a listen below: read +
noise-rap malcontents Death Grips raised a middle finger to the music industry by posting their album No Love Deep Web as a free download on their website, they've just posted another new record. Their third full-length, Government Plates, is now available to download here and here and stream in the Soundcloud below. The group also posted each of the LP's 11 tracks to its YouTube channel with visuals.when this will see release on Epic/Columbia.Government Plates:
01 You might think he loves you read +
upbeat pop vocals with heavy-shredding, high distortion guitar backings since its first full-length release, Treats, in 2010. Since then, the duo has perfected this sound, adding more new concepts on this album.
Miller keeps listeners guessing with constant tempo changes from verse to chorus to the bridge while Krauss’ vocals range from her typical, aggressive singing to the low-pitched harmonies in the chorus.picked guitar and booming drums and background noise in lieu of hyper-punk guitar. read +
Metronomy, have announced their fourth album, 'Love Letters'. Following their fantastic, Mercury-nominated 2011 LP 'The English Riviera', 'Love Letters' has been previewed with the understated I'm Aquarius, premiered on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio One last night and released through a rather nifty-looking stargazing app.The track is currently available in a quirky app called "The Night Sky," which is available in both the iOS and Android app stores for 99 read +
The band, made up of ex-members of Syracuse noise-punk crew. They have a cassette EP out now titled I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling which you can stream below. Fans of angular, noisy, shouty, riot grrl style punk rock take note. read +
The LX crew had a very busy weekend, but not too busy enough to miss out on going to see the risque and seductive performance of the Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque show at the Plaza Live in Orlando, Fl. this weekend. We have plenty more photos that we will be posting soon. Katherine Suicide (who would be the evenings vibrantly redheaded host and the official voice of Suicide Girls for the show Performing to a packed crowd at The Marquee Theatre, the SG girls payed a scantily clad homage to n read +
Before there was Kool Keith, Old Dirty Bastard or 2 Live Crew - before there was hip hop, for that matter - there was Blowfly, performing X-rated songs with a funky groove. The legendary Clarence Reid better well known as the first explicit dirty rapper. 74 years old and still dirtier than ever. His documentary, "The Weird World of Blowfly," highlights both Clarence's and Blowfly's unique contributions to music history, including Top-10 hits for artists like Betty Wright, Gwen McCrae, and KC & T read +
Seminole Heights-based Merchandise, Carson Cox, Dave Vassalotti, and Patrick Brady, three vets of the Tampa, Florida hardcore scene have brought two musical genres together; modern pop and the sounds of new wave.
They have received critical acclaim form indie blogs and major Music websites, such as Spin, Rolling Stones and Pitchfork who has delivered Merchandise latest ep an impressive 7.8 out of 10.
In a featured interview with Pitchfork, vocalist Carson Cox talks about Merchandise's for read +
Perera Elsewhere‘s much anticipated debut LP ‘Everlast' is out now through Los Angeles’ Friends of Friends label. Featuring Gonjasufi, Aremu and Springitgut, ‘Everlast' is a wonderful record of modern intent that really says a lot about her creative ingenuity and raw skills. You can stream the whole thing below.
The school of hard knocks has been breeding grounds for many of the most talented musicians inhistory. With the rough and tumble street life playing catalyst for some of the grittiest modern-day blues, much-celebrated artists from B.B. King to the Ohio Players to Lil Boosie havepoured their pains, frustrations, accomplishments and celebrations into a universal language.Reformed Baton Rouge hard head Kevin Gates is one of these extraordinary entertainers.The product of a city commonly know read +
"Pentimento is a punk rock quartet from Buffalo, N.Y., that strives to
create a sound focused on the raw emotion of the punk scene it grew up
While staying true to the roots and influences of its upbringing, what
sets Pentimento apart is the sheer honesty and authenticity present in
its music. Pentimento's goal has always been to share passionate music
with others. Its hope has always been for listeners to develop a
personal relationship with its music, eclipsing the traditional
ba read +
Download/Stream Action Bronson and Party Supplies' Blue Chips 2
Action Bronson and producer Party Supplies have shared their album Blue Chips 2, the follow-up to Blue Chips. The album is out via Vice/Atlantic and free to download now via Livemixtapes.com. It's also streaming below. Guests include Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Meyhem Lauren, and more. It's Bronson's follow-up to the Saab Stories EP from earlier this year read +
American all-girl rock band Warpaint have announced details of their new, self-titled album. Recorded and mixed with Flood (with the exception of two songs mixed by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich), ‘Warpaint' will be released January 21 and is the follow up to their first album ‘The Fool’, which came out in 2010. Hear a track from the LP, “Love Is to Die”, read +
Barcelona producer and frequent John Talabot colaborator Miguel Barros, aka Pional, is streaming his new EP ‘Invisible/Amenaza' online in full. Set to drop on November 4th through Young Turks, it features four tracks of his signature melancholic pop vocals and slow disco-influenced house jams. Take a listen below (via). read +
Brooklyn’s Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) is back with a great new track called “Realize You”. No word yet on whether this song will be featured on an upcoming project, but stay tuned to hear more and listen below. read +
Phantogram, Future Islands at the Gothic Theatre, 10-12-13 (photos, review)
By Laina Roberts | October 14th, 2013 | Add a comment
Phantogram, backed by a full band, took the stage to the boom of drums and blinding blasts of white lasers on Saturday at the Gothic Theatre. The New York-based group — comprised of vocals/keys player Sarah Barthel and vocals/guitarist Josh Carter — brought life to its meticulous, electronic-focused rock.
The powerful entrance turned into a slow first few son read +
Premiering on Triple J’s 2013 program, ‘Another’ is the first single from Seekae forthcoming third record and its about time. Its been two years but its worth the wait to finally hear them put out new original music and an added bonus hearing Alex Cameroa doing most of the vocals on this single just makes it even better. LISTEN BELOW and we hope you ENJOY it! read +
Britain's most exciting alternative rock band, Bring Me The Horizon, have announced a handful of UK Tour dates later this year. The dates will start up in Glasgow on October 30th before culminating in the historic O2 Academy Brixton on November 6th. Tickets are available from August 30th at 10am but fans on the official band mailing list can get presale tickets from tomorrow. The band also recently revealed their new single, taken from critically acclaimed album, Sempiternal, will be "Can Yo watch +
Its refreshing to see a band that is difficult to describe or place in a
specific genre. The Winnipeg six-piece Royal Canoe is that sort of band.
Blending funky electro dance beats and percussion with tasty guitar riffs,
groovy bass lines, and vocal harmonies to create an interesting sound of
their own that will get you moving on the dance floor. Which is what we did
along with the hundreds of other fans in the huge dance pit at the
Palladium. read +
Yeah Im feeling the Holy Ghost! Holy Ghost! released a new single a few weeks back called “Okay”, this single sets the stage for there upcoming new album called "Dynamics' available September 10th (via DFA Records). Listen to this catchy 80's synth pop tune and also check out the artwork. Its pretty intriguing.
Yeah Im feeling the Holy Ghost! Holy Ghost! released a new single a few weeks back called “Okay”, this single sets the stage for there upcoming new album called "Dynamics' a read +
http://m.soundcloud.com/maddecent/grandtheft-give-me-more-1espected as one of the best live Canadian DJs in the game, Grandtheft has taken a break from globetrotting to pack in a HUGE release for Jeffree’s. Along with World Red Bull Thre3style champ and close pal Hedspin, they have made something minimal but fierce with their track “Mobbin.” The build channels the darkness of No Limit Records at its prime while the drop carries the bounce of a screwed and chopped new jack swing track. That read +
Anything Diplo puts his hands in and on recently he helped co produce Danish rising star Karen Marie Ørsted, aka MØ, who is back with a brand new single, “XXX 88.” Take a listen and be sure to look out for the official release date Oct. 20th, which will also include three additional tunes for you to enjoy as well. via Chess Club / RCA Victor read +
Australian beatmaker/producer extraordinaire Ta-ku gives us another taste of what’s to come from his upcoming ‘Songs To Break Up To’ EP. The new jam is entitled “We Were In Love” and samples Jhene Aiko‘s most recent release “Comfort In Ending“. You can stream/download the track below. The EP drops next month. read +
Wildcat! Wildcat! deserves to be on our list for fresh new emerging artist. Passion Pit in the Sam Jones documentary short Hello Everywhere.
Those tour dates:
9/18 â€“ Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
9/19 â€“ Chicago, IL @ Schubaâ€™s
9/20 â€“ Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
9/21 â€“ Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar
9/22 â€“ Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
9/24 â€“ Washington, DC @ DC9
9/25 â€“ Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
9/26 â€“ Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslan read +
In one year Grant went from playing college house parties to touring with Bassnectar and Pretty Lights.
Mad Liberation is a collection of songs that I have been working on for the past year that ranged from mostly original compositions to varied sample work (retro vinyl recordings and new all original recordings.
I don’t have fancy recording equipment, amazing speakers, crazy keyboards, complicated sample packs, proper studio time, cutting edge midi controllers, or outboard mixing gear. http read +
Sam Smith, well known for his vocals on Disclosure's 'Latch', is bringing us a collection of his own original work, starting with this powerful single 'Safe With Me'. This single draws emotions of love and trust that cut so deep and smooth one can hardly hear the pain over Sam Smith's beautifully eloquent voice. A perfect rainy day reminisce-r as you sit and watch the world happen outside your window. Damn Sam, you got it on this one! read +
What do you get when you combine bass movement music, a blast of fog machine smoke, confetti and pretty flashing lights with a pumped up crowd? A sold out venue, full of fresh faces quivering with anticipation in the smoke filled air, waiting for the down low sound from deep drop bass beats - FLOSSTRADAMUS! read +
The LX GOODS playlist this week is full of laid back, R&B inspired, emotionally driven, indie tracks that you can't go wrong with no matter what kind of day you're having. Try something new, hit the play button and cruise along with this weeks LX GOODS Playlist. read +
If you're like me when it comes to hair products, you're a 'use more than one' kind of guy. I like to mix and match everything that goes in my hair, depending mostly on the occasion. One of my greatest fortunes when it comes to all of this hair attention is Prive' products, hands down the dopest mop manager of them all. read +
Way to start the week off right with a bass heavy, deep and heavy remix of 'Tiff' by Polica by producer Doc McKinney, known for work with The Weekend and Drake. This track is emotionally energizing and from start to finish has a chilling beauty causing a soulful unrest. read +
The Weeknd shared the video for his latest single from 'Kiss Land' called "Belong to the World". The track samples Portishead's "Machine Gun" and on it's own the track is incredible! We're just not sure about the nearly 8-minute-long video. read +
FLOSSTRADAMUS are currently kickin' their brand of dubstep cume trap cume mixture of dancehall / reggaeton across the US this summer on the #HOODIEBOYZ Summer Tour. No strangers to this scene (since 2006) it's not even a question that FLOSSTRADAMUS are the BEST at getting asses moving on dance floors and kicking out tracks that everyone else emulates. read +
Alt R&B duo Dead Times have given us another gem of soul filled, progressive, beat laden music titled 'Inner Gold'. This track is a little more emo-filled and starts a bit more down tempo than their previous track 'Feel' off their 2012 release. "Lyrically it's a love song, musically it's an expression of a madness." read +
The super smokin' hot Sampha has released a track off his upcoming EP 'Dual' called 'Without' that is "an intimate and idiosyncratic glimpse into Sampha's artistic intent", and in our own words "super smokin' hot" (we mean him and the music). read +
When your style conjures 80's Brit Pop so much that an Editor thinks your British before realizing you're not, you might be doing some good, like The Drowners. When Vogue blogs about you claiming you as 'the band of the week', you might be doing something incredible. Such is the case for the band The Drowners. read +
"Window" the first track off of APSPDR+ project "The Color of Sound" features Mike Classic, r.O.b and Euro League and is a dark alt-track driven by a subdued back beat, haunting vocals, and a forceful rhyme. read +
Dropdead's summer collection (in LX's words) is a bit of luxe tied to a tatter of repetitive fabrics that flow seamlessly on a tattooed body and is influenced by bold punk rock graphics and attitude that flares as big and bright as the stars at night. It's a collection that permeates a divinity and one that would have my 16 year old Niece oogling if it was strapped to a lanky young lad. It's a collection we'd rock in a beat and look treetop high doing so. read +
The cut is a smooth blend between old French-Parisian and NYC hip hop elevated with samples from Guru would make DJ Cam's heart flutter with joy. It fills our soul and vibes our (LX Goods) ears with early 90's nights spent running Strong Island and blowin' through the outskirts of Brooklyn. read +
Born and raised in Chicago, Nylo is an electro R&B singer /songwriter with roots deep in rap music as they are in classical and in Radiohead. 'Take it Back' is one of those SUPER singles that proves Nylo is a pure and natural talent and evokes emotions that are as relevant to a teenage girl as they are to a grown man. read +
Mixing music and style is the only way to go about the way you carry your day to day look and this Summers collection by Akomplice does this with a behind the scenes look at a music video shoot for Blu's Lemonade. The name possesses a dual meaning evoking the sweetest splash of Summer, while also being the title of a track from the West Coast rapper/producer. "Blu has been an Akomplice enthusiast since early in his career, so it's only natural that he and his New World Color record label were ta read +
Our punk rock friends in The New Lows have returned with a new, harshly beautiful track 'Missive'. This one gives all punk rock love anthems before a run for their money with a dash of bitter, a little sweet, and alot of sarcastic anger. Whether about love lost or not, songs like 'Missive' keep a soft spot in our crumbling punk rock hearts. read +
Chippy Nonstop has released her latest, the 5 track ep #finallyverified which is a bomb dropper from start to finish. LX became instant fans of this power packed room stopper at this years SXSW where she ruled the room from start to finish. #finallyverified is set in place from the start with the short but swag heavy 'Pimpin' Season' follow by four more ass clapping, head nodding tracks. read +
Ducky aka producer Morgan Neiman released a video for 'Air' from her upcoming ep package out on July 16th. The beat master and dance maker has a house-full of NYC Club Kids which is a refreshing site considering the dismal state of NYC's club scene as of late. watch +
It's not very often a band comes along that moves us so deeply it feels like they been lingering within our soul from birth. Out bursts Snakadaktal, the Melbourne Australia based band with the song 'Hung on Tight' from their forth coming LP 'Sleep in the Water' out on August 2nd. read +
WIth jangly guitars and a driving bass-line, Weekend butts butts with The Cure via 80's style melancholy pop that carries the soul of their secondary home in Brooklyn. 'It's Alright' is a multi-listen wonder that sets the tone for their upcoming sophmore LP 'Jinx'. read +
The Swellers are one of those bands we are happy to have around. Their sound emotes maturity and strength backed by teen punk rock angst which naturally equals a band whose music and soul go deeper than last weeks fling. read +
Ski Lodge (aka Andrew Marr) has quite possibly crafted some of the most delicious pop songs we have heard this year. We've got all eyes and ears on him as we eagerly anticipate the release of his debut LP 'Big Heart' coming out on August 20th. read +
We've featured all three songs from Sigur Rós’s Kveikur — “Brennisteinn,” “Ísjaki,” and the title track and now you can stream the album in full. Kveikur doesn’t hit stores till next week, but today, Amazon is streaming the whole thing. Go here to hear below:
Kveikur is out 6/18 via XL Recordings. read +
22 year-old London based musician/producer, Catching Flies, made quite a splash with his debut EP ‘The Stars’ in October 2012. The four track EP received unanimous praise from the blogosphere and saw Catching Flies reach the No. 1 spot on The Hype Machine. The latest insight into the musical universe of Mr Flies comes in the form of a new EP: ‘The Long Journey Home,’ released on 17th June 2013 via Indigo Soul. The EP will be available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon & all other online stores read +
Hot Chip have announced details of a new, one-off single to be released on July 22nd via Domino. “Dark and Stormy” is the first new Hot Chip recording since 2012′s critically acclaimed In Our Heads. The single’s B side is a new version of In Our Heads’ “Look At Where We Are” featuring Tori and Reiko Kudo from the legendary Japanese folk-psych collective Maher Shalal Hash Baz who have revocalled the track in their native tongue. read +
Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire's latest mixtape Kismet is what happens when you blend spirituality with some of the rawest raps you've ever heard. That makes Danny Brown and Flatbush Zombies fitting features for the 16-track project. Stream/download the mixtape below.
BONUS: Beneath that is a picture the Brooklyn emcee put in the mixtape's .zip file which explains Exquire's state of mind behind each track and more. Click here
features collaborations with Danny Brown and Flatbush Zombies, among oth read +
celebrating its 10th anniversary by giving away a new compilation called Scion 10, one that includes new music from people like the Melvins, ASG, White Hills, and Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud. One of the tracks on the album is Chromatics’ “Red Car,” a diffuse cinematic zone-out that came from the same sessions that produced their excellent 2012 double album Kill For Love. Listen to it below. read +
LX hit our home town and caught up with some of our best friends at their jobs to see what keeps them going throughout the day. One thing they all had in common... a comfy pair of New Balance shoes, that's for sure! read +
LX hit our home town and caught up with some of our best friends at their jobs to see what keeps them going throughout the day. One thing they all had in common... a comfy pair of New Balance shoes, that's for sure! read +
The latest t-shirt and snapback drop from Akomplice continues in a long legacy of ripe satirical commentary that the brand has become lauded for. One of the more striking pieces within the collection is the WackDonald's tee which posts Grimace as a cow in a field ravaged by deforestation. read +
The newest project to the Modular Records and rising Sydney-based trio. Movement are reaping the benefits of spending the last couple of years honing their craft, and their debut single Feel Real certainly sounds like it’s been simmering for a while. Riddled with steel pans and heavy with an expressive and instantly iconic vocal, the single is a sumptuous slice of pop. Stream it via the player below, read +
What a tune! Up-and-coming Melbourne-based electronic duo Indian Summer, consists of Gabe Gleeso and Chevy Long, recently dropped their debut single “No Use” which is already featured in The Magician’s magic tape 32.Indian Summer’s “No Use” is out now on Sweat It Out Music. The release also includes another original track, called “1.01 My Heart Drops”. read +
Majical Cloudz releases a stripped back single, "Bugs Don't Buzz," a strong vocals sit on top of washes of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds. The songs are intensely lyrical, oriented around themes of death, patience, family, and desire. According to an interview in Dummy mag in which Majical Cloudz described his desire to strip back his sound and foreground his vocals, a newfound confidence of expression. It’s a trend that’s continued on Bugs Don’t Buzz, which is little more t read +
For the last few years we’ve been talking about how music is evolving, the up and coming musicians making new sounds and putting all their energy into production. Well Speak have surprised us totally by creating one of the most innovative things we’ve heard this year. Their new EP is a cover album with the original tracks all performed by female artists.Speak have not only just covered the female artists they’ve done it in a capella mode, which still sounds so mesmerising as some of the in read +
THUNDERCAT - OH SHEIT'S IT'S X Thundercat gets effed up on a new, Flying Lotus-produced funk cut.
Thundercat’s Oh Sheit’s It’s X can be seen as a mutated counterpart to Daft Punk’s Get Lucky. It’s real funky stuff – warbling bass grooves, Rhodes-style chords and strings – but with a wink and a smile rather than the po-facedness of the latter group. Whilst Pharrell insisted you don’t need MDMA for “The Robots’” music, Thundercat seems to be more than hap read +
Our friends over at Akomplice have a series of Spring / Summer releases they are dropping over the next several days starting today with their 5 Panel head-wear collection. The lightweight hats have head gear enthusiasts covered for the rest of Summer and include traditional seersucker patterns to an outstanding all over flamingo print. One of our faves is the bicycle print! Up next on LX will be the Akomplice cut n sew collection for Spring / Summer. read +
Kurt Vile gives us the first official video for his latest album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, following a couple of cool promo clips. “Never Run Away” finds the Philly guitar virtuoso decked in all white, playing his instrument and taking in his city surroundings.
Here’s what director HARRYS had to say:
“Kurt’s music, to us, has carried on the lineage established by musicians like Neil Young, Harry Nilsson or Tom Petty,” HARRYS writes. “We wanted to make a video inspired by some read +
Chi town is reppin' it once again with Chance the rapper along with his idiosyncratic writing and rapping skills with his second mixtape ‘Acid Rap’ overnight and it’s very good and exciting too.
As Dummy mag writer, Anthony Walker describes it, "...beautifully produced, first off, with a vivid palette influenced by Slum Village-type meditations and Organized Noize’s primal instincts, and he is backed by features from local legends like Twista and indie darlings like Action Bronson an read +
The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrmann (in theaters May 10), releases a soundtrack which looks very promising especially with some of the few songs we had a chance to listen to over the last few weeks from the soundtrack. NPR is now streaming the album in full, so you can hear The XX, Jay-Z‘s money-minded “100$ Bill,” Lana Del Rey, Beyonce and Andre 3000‘s controversial “Back To Black” cover to name a few. You can listen HERE and stream the full album courtesy of NPR.
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Our sponsor, vitaminwater, is on a mission to #MakeBoringBriliant in 2013. They started with a musical transformation of Boring Oregon that featured performances by BOB, Matt and Kim, Santigold, and Yung skeeter. read +
Finally returning this year to let loose a new album, Jimmy Eat World looks to appease their fan following by first dropping off a short EP, dubbed Damage. The longtime rock band's seventh studio album will be going by the same name (Damage) and is slated to hit on June 11. But before that, you can check out the project's title track as well as a nice Radiohead cover below. Enjoy and of course, stay tuned for more from the Damage album. This take anyone back to middle and high school? read +
Nova Scotia’s Matt Mays the opening act for Gaslight Anthem. Mays blazed through nearly two hours of classics and new standards from his latest solo record, Coyote. Mays burst into “Indio,” the latest single from Coyote. A rollicking, fun-loving tune, it set the mood high.
After a 30 minute wait The Gaslight Anthem took the stage and entertained the house with sing-along after sing-along of rough and tough punkish-rock songs about love, lost love, and the rest. Playing all the standard read +
"Armed with pop hooks, tribal beats, danceable rhythms, and plenty of emotion" 'You're Still Gone' is a powerful track that hits the heart. It reinforces the bands 'fave' status for LX Goods and is bumping inspirational energy into our souls as we type. read +
We waited a long time to hear something from Janelle Monae, and this bad ass funky track 'Q.U.E.E.N.' ft. Erykah Badu might be what one would expect, until right around 3:44 when the track slows down, gains some deep soul groove, and Erykah comes in and shines! read +
The chase was on at this years SXSW, and it was hardcore! One of my biggest missions was to find the super talented, hard working, multi-faceted (poet, rapper, actor, multi-gendered... all the delicious things that embody the beautiful NYC to me) artist Mykki Blanco. read +
The best musicians grow constantly. The proof- Thundercat’s “Heartbreaks + Setbacks”. Everything about Stephen Bruner as an artist as gotten better. His voice is fuller and more precise, darker even. He still sports the same virtuoso-bass-player vibe, but it’s cleaner, and it’s certainly matured. Paired with Ronald Brunner’s drumming and Flying Lotus’ production skill, it’s safe to say that this one worked. His sophomore album, “Apocalypse”, will be out July 9th, 2013 on Brai read +
Airhead aka London producer, Rob McAndrews had made huge strides recently and is gradually gaining a large fan base mainly because of his good friend and his R&S label mate, James Blake and is already receiving comparisons to him. More and more people are beginning begin to recognize this talented artist.
His latest single, ‘Autumn’ sways at you, so beautifully sombre and sweet, it’s a song that caresses you whilst you listen. The beauty is defined by the multi-layered orchestrally-enha read +
Tomorrow (4/19) marks the three-year anniversary of the passing of Guru and this track, “G.U.R.U.” f/ Talib Kweli & DJ Premier is dedicated to his memory and a celebration of his life, legacy and all of the vast accomplishments and great music he and DJ Premier gave us. read +
Oh yeah we've kept our eyes on LONDON GRAMMER ever since the release of “Hey Now“ a few months ago. Turns out that was just the b-side. Oh what trickery! However, we're glad we got more of London Grammar and they are now officially 2-for-2, with this dusky, sumptuous new single emerging from the mysterious London group. Listen below to 'Metal & Dust." read +
Cold War Kids hit the Heaven Stage at the Masquerade on a Wednesday night. Watching Willet bring the crowd alive with the opening song Royal Blue created instant sing-alongs echoing from the crowd. It was obvious this crowd had been waiting with anticipation for a long while for this quartet to hit the stage.
LX Goods is psyched to premiere British indie-rock quartet Battle Lines' single 'Trust' in the US. The single draws upon the haunting influences of The Cure, Bats for Lashes and New Order, firmly planting Battle Lines shoegaze-indie-rock sound by delivering a hopeful stare inside their melancholy pop atmosphere. read +
Solid, steady, heart pumping beats flow in time with the rhymes by Statik Selektah, Wu-Tang, Pro Era, and The Roots for the first track 'Birds Eye View' off his upcoming ‘Extended Play’ album out June 18th. read +
Last month, with great fanfare, announced the impending release of their sophomore album Ice On The Sun. That album’s goofily epic trailer might’ve indicated a move toward cosmic prog, but the album’s first single “Alive,” which the band just shared, is actually a peppy and festival-directed blast of chanty, keyboard-streaked euphoria, one not too different from first-album Passion Pit or first-album MGMT. Listen to it below. "Ice on the Dune" will hit stores in June; peep the album's read +
Lightouts have done what most bands fail to do these days... take their time to perfect their sound, direction, and soul. “This was always our plan,” says founder Gavin Rhodes. “We wanted our debut album to come after we’d established ourselves as a band that made music worth listening to.” read +
We've come to learn that it's near impossible to plan for SXSW. It seems like everything's a last minute scramble and then POOF..... everything comes together in one harmonious tone in the form of a showcase. This year LX-GOODS.com's showcase was a partnership between our friends at Audible Treats, DropDead Clothing, and more... It was our second time partnering with the beautiful people at Audible Treats for their yearly, highly anticipated hip-hop showcase.
Each year the Audible Treats hip read +
Gearing up for this month's release of Prisoner Of Conscious, today Talib Kweli drops off a little something for the ladies with "Come Here." The sensual single highlights vocal assistance from the ever-smooth Miguel, as of course Talib then flows effortlessly over-top the beat. So as we await the April 23 drop of the legendary artist's new project read +
For those of you that missed this weekends LX Goods showcase featuring: SWIMM, Sea of Surrender, Merry Me, Lyonia, Jacie & The Knick Knacks, Fox Meets Owl, and DJ Psymbol... you blew it! Lucky for you we caught some amazing moments from an amazing night of new music! read +
LX Goods picks out the freshest flicks each week so you can hit play and get an up on the latest, greatest, most innovatist videos. This week makes us want to go hit the Roller Rink and get down yo! read +
In preparation of Record Store day 4/20, Detroit’s Black Milk is set to drop one of the very few essential Record Store Day releases from this year’s selection, in the form of his vinyl-only Synth or Soul 12″. Listen to a track from each of the Small Wonder-referencing 12-inch’s two distinct sides below. Synth or Soul is out on RSD (April 20) via Black Milk’s own new label/creative house, Computer Ugly. read +
We've been waiting what like over 30 years now for Evil Dead to be remade!? And after literally staring at the clock all week and getting no work done, we are finally just hours away from bearing witness to the continuation of one of the GREATEST horror films of all time! read +
His track ‘Douchebag’ gave everyone a chance to rip it out of him for proclaiming to be a douchebag, whilst he’s worked with Connor Youngblood on ‘The Come Down’. He’s even worked with G-Eazy on “Pay For You” so expect some predict big things for the young cool artist over the next 18 months. His track contains an affirming hook whilst he tries to branch into indie electro pop fuzz like Flobots did a while back with ‘Handlebars’. read +
We all know how boring can strike anytime, anyplace. Well tonight (4/3) won't be boring AT ALL! Thanks to vitaminwater®, our sponsor, who is on a mission to make all things boring brilliant. Its first stop, Boring, Oregon tonight. vitaminwater® will host "Brilliance Uncapped," a huge concert event. The evening brings together some wildly diverse talent, including B.o.B, Santigold, Matt & Kim and Yung Skeeter. read +
We know what boring is here at LX Goods, trust us! We nicknamed the town where we grew up, Melbourne, FL, MelBORING! So it was great to see that vitaminwater is doing their part in the world to #makeboringbrilliant. First stop, Boring, Oregon... Yes... the town is really called Boring. read +
Funeral Suits hit the stage in great fashion. The crowd came out of the restaurant chairs and filled the floor. The room was alive as they played 'Mary's Revenge and more subtle when playing 'Hands Down By Your Side'. The Lads gave all they had to the stage. read +
London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella, collectively known as Daughter, have announced details of their new single, “Human,” taken from their critically acclaimed debut album, If You Leave, out now via 4AD. “Human” is available to download now and will also be available as a limited edition 7” single on the 29th April via 4AD. It will come backed by brand new track “Drift” - which was previously only available on the Japanese version of If You Leave. You read +
Here’s the beautiful new single from London’s Cloud Boat, taken from the duo’s forthcoming LP, Book of Hours. “Youthern” is an understated, intensely somber lament that takes on an undeniable cinematic quality, thanks in part to those majestic, spacious “Ennio Morricone-esque” guitars and that absolutely devastating refrain. Book Of Hours is out May 27 on R & S / Apollo; pre-order a signed copy here.
Montreal-based “music project and performance event” and frequent Grimes collaborator Devon Walsh, aka Majical Cloudz has revealed details of his new album, Impersonator, his first for Matador Records. The album hits stores on May 27 but you can pre-order it now on iTunes. To celebrate the news, Devon is offering the first single, “Childhood’s End,” as a free download. read +
Phoenix's recent "Entertainment" single. This time the re-up comes courtesy of Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, who presents a majestic interpretation of the originally impressive cut from the French collective. read +
One of the greatest parts of going to SXSW is making new friends and partnering up with like minded brands and bands that you love. One of these matches made in the mesmerizing heat of the late afternoon Texas sun was between LX Goods and clothing brand Akomplice. read +
Swedish folk-rock trio Junip (Jose Gonzalez, Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn), have released another new song from their upcoming self-titled album, which will be released on April 23rd via City Slang/Mute Records. “Your Life, Your Call” follows their previous track “Line Of Fire,” which was released last month. Stream and download the track HERE. read +
The alter-ego has returned (now that we know who it is), as Captain Murphy, aka Flying Lotus, drops off a snowy set of aesthetics for "The Killing Joke." The cut was pulled from the versatile musician's 2012 release of Duality watch +
LA-based Shlohmo & Jeremih’s has caught the attention of Adidas a few weeks back with the remixed of “F--- U All The Time” of off the Chicago singer’s Shlohmo under-appreciated Late Night mixtape. So Addidas decided to pair the two for their “Songs From Scratch” series, which has previously produced tracks from Lunice and Angel Haze as well as AraabMuzik and Danny Brown. With the combination combined they formed an incredible “Bo Peep (Do U Right),” which is the first official read +
22-year-old producer Kirk Spencer from Nottingham, who is also a member of the music and arts collective STRANGERZOO, who will release his debut EP ‘Wonderland’ on the 25th March Thanks to Noisey you can stream his latest tune. read +
New single from Prince Innocence, the new(ish) dark synth-pop project from Josh McIntyre of Little Girls + his girlfriend Talvi Faustmann. The beautiful/buzzing, vaguely ominous “Golden Hour” is taken from the duo’s new Lapse EP, out April 29: read +
Indie pop/electronic duo Shadows on Stars Songstress Randa Leigh distinct and strikingprovides a refreshing vocal performance on the track, as producer Brian V works his magic on the updated instrumental. Through low-paced synths, a light vocal presence, and the sterling lure of eroticism read +
“Hard on Me” is a dancey dollop of doo-wop that merges Motown pop appeal with Phoenix-y fatness, all the while taking on the timeless subject of sexual frustration. Relieve your auditory boules bleues with a jam that your grandma can get down to. Check out his facebook for updates read +
Dev Hynes, AKA Blood Orange – uploaded a fresh track below – which features the original Sugababes KEISHA SIOBHAN the crooning their own lyrics over Kendrick’s Swimming Pools (Drank) instrumental – to his Soundcloud, with the explanation “Just finished recording new music with Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan and the girls felt like having a bit of fun at the end of the last session. read +
We see big things ahead for this band. Its just a matter of time. Paris, France electronic producer, Robin Huqueleux and 18-year-old Ashley Garcia, just created a chill wave tune thats dreamy, hypnotic and vibrate.. We added this band to our "LX GOODS artist to watch." read +
Keep On Running is the new single from Andy Bull, an artist rejuvenated and enlivened; refusing nostalgic restrictions and as he coins it on this song, no longer swimming in the sea of approval. As Andy stated, “I had this thought that if you try to swim in a "sea of approval", you can't stay afloat forever." read +
New track by City And Colour. The solo acoustic act, fronted by Dallas Green, premiered a new song called “Of Space And Time.” The song comes off of Green’s upcoming and yet to be titled summer release. read +
Here’re the mesmerising visuals for Vondelpark’s gorgeous California Analogue Dream, taken from their pretty 100% listenable debut album Seabed, which you should probably buy when it comes out in April: watch +
Australian youngster-turned-superstar and broken-beat sound-magician FLUME releases his catchiest track as a new single on FUTURE CLASSIC. “Holdin on” has been around for quite sometime, its gone through several remixes and now we finally have the 'official' music video by Flume himself. Check it out! watch +
Fitz & The Tantrums new single 'Out of my League' continues their sound "soul-influenced indie pop" to a T. This tiny gold nugget should hold fans over long enough until the release of their second album with the same name on May 7th. read +
Emerson Snowe (aka Jarrod Mahon) is an electric folk musician from Brisbane, Australia. Mahon is rapidly establishing himself as one of the Australian music scene’s brightest up and coming, and it’s easy to see why. The depth in Mahon’s vocal delivery and writing show maturity far beyond his mere 18 years of age. His lyrics are, frankly, beautiful. There’s purpose and meaning behind each line, and an element of pure rawness and vulnerability in every single song. This is one truly gifted read +
Sacramento-based quartet Sister Crayon releases a new track that delivers a relaxed calm tone that creates the ability to present both intimate and unrestrained music.Be on the lookout for their upcoming video, "Cynic" coming out soon. We'll keep you posted! Listen below. read +
Baths, has announced the follow up to 2010’s stellar ‘Cerulean’. The second LP, ‘Obsidian’, will be released on May 28th, and to get us in the mood Wiesenfeld is sharing the new single ‘Miasma Sky’ over on his Soundcloud page. All video game beats and glitch, the track has everything we love about Baths and also reflects a slightly poppier direction read +
TFor those of you who truly enjoy music, this track is absolutely one beautiful ballad. TELLING is producer Tim Shiel who played keyboard for Gotye and singer/songwriter Ben Abraham. This band is as fresh as they come and they just literally started a facebook page and that's all we can find on these guys. So go 'LIKE' em at (www.facebook.com/tellinggg) because you will love this song! read +
Alternative band, The xx, have an awesomely minimal, genre-fusing sound and a recognizable somber style. The group recently played a live set for BBC Radio 1 including this cover of the Kings of Tomorrow‘s “Finally”. While not technically an original song, The xx truly make it their own with a pulsing beat, heart-wrenching vocals and airy guitar melodies. read +
The soulful track 'Constant Conversation' by Passion Pit, has been remixed once again, this time with the influential R&B / hip hop inspired talents of Juicy J. It makes perfect sense in the current world of genre-less musical boundaries where inspiration can be found across the rainbow.
Check out Jessie Ware performing an intimate, stripped-down version cover of Bobby Caldwell, “What You Won’t Do For Love” in a candlelit flower shop in Hayes Valley for our friends at Yours Truly. read +
Yoann Lemoine, aka Woodkid, is known for directing music videos for such people as Lana Del Rey (Born to Die/Blue Jeans), Katy Perry (Teenage Dream), Drake (Take Care) and Mystery Jets (Dreaming of another World). But lately, the French indie-favorite has been making a name for himself as a singer in his own right. read +
AS ELEPHANTS ARE continue to impress with their new “Youth Blood” single. As with their debut “War Cry” release, the young British band manage to conjure a real sense of drama into their brooding indie that bubbles with a fierce intensity before erupting into an arena-sized chorus. It's proven to be a winning formula but I'm also ready to see something new. read +
LX Goods is psyched to bring you these exclusive pics of Texas is the Reason and Title Fight by our friend James Meadows. Two of our favorite bands playing one helluva bill, we were there in spirit! read +
Oh yeah we've kept our eyes on LONDON GRAMMER since the release of “Hey Now“ a few weeks ago. Turns out that was just the b-side. Oh what trickery! However, we're glad we got more of London Grammar and they are now officially 2-for-2, with this dusky, sumptuous new single emerging from the mysterious London group. Listen below to 'Metal & Dust." read +
Yelle’s new track “L’Amour Parfait” opens with the verse “I don’t know what you mean, but it means a lot to me.” Well we dont know what she means either but we really like it! Big thanks to a translation (i.e Google), the song’s title simply means “Perfect Love.” The French electronic pop band’s new single is unusual for Yelle, but warranted, hip-hop vibe that would be fitting for a mixtape project. read +
Long time fave of LX Goods, Rival Schools will be releasing an album that was recorded, leaked on the internet, and often referred to as the 'lost' album, on 4/9 which is coyly named 'Found'. The single 'Indisposable Heroes' is streaming right now below and it rocks the only way Rival Schools can rock (of course blessed with the phenomenal vocals of Walter Schreifels). read +
We're not sure what it is about Soul Khan..... maybe it's his verocious hunger, hittin' the streets hard to let people know he's there, or the fact that his uniquely styled vocal licks come out of... well that guy (see above). While we work on figuring it out, please show the love for his freestyle flow on 'Iron Galaxy Freestyle'. read +
Fall Out Boy didn’t really have egos (pretentions, on the other hand...), and they never seemed good at anything. They were never a great band, but their songs were just tuneful and poppy, no different from the dozens of other pop-punk groups that were popular at the time. read +
UK has as much trouble as Australia in keeping up with their vast amount of independent music talent. Today we add The Traps - another band from Birmingham - onto the 2013 radar. They've certainly got those hooky guitar lines made so famous by Phoenix, plus a touch of Theme Park’s buzzy and anthemic synth based rock, which definitely moves this from a mediocre song to a brilliant indie dancefloor number. read +
New indie-pop trio NONONO gives us more to taste of their upcoming album with their single “Human Being.” 'Being' is a picture perfect Swedish pop song. For fans of Fever Ray, The Knife, or Icona Pop, NONONO is a band to add to your watch list for 2013. Since they're brand new, these kids have a lot of potential. read +
Despite the coming and going of past bandmates, it seems that the current members have formed an even stronger bond together, creating an overall amazing album. We all got a taste of ON AN ON a few months ago with their singles “Ghosts” and “The Hunter,” and it left us yearning for more. Now finally their debut album, "Give In" was released on January 29th on Roll Call Records. read +
Recently, Sir Sly lifted the veil on their identity. No, Foster The People is not involved. Turns out the great reveal was in anticipation of an EP titled Ghost, which they released for streaming! The track listing includes songs “Ghost,” “Gold,” "Where I'm Going" and new single "Easy Now." Overall the EP is smooth and strongly embodies the new wave of music coming out of Southern California. read +
Atlas Genius music is a universally appealing brand of indie-rock that's definitely on the way to reaching more and more people. The band just released a new single titled “If So,” which follows up prior singles “Back Seat,” “Trojans,” and “Symptoms.” With four songs, that basically means we have enough material on our hands to call it an EP — so it’s exciting to think another 10 tracks are coming our way. read +
“First Days Of Something” is the second official single off Young Dreams’ forthcoming debut album, Between Places. The single and remixes debuted this week, and are available for your listening pleasure. 'First Days Of Something' is out digitally today. Young Dreams' debut album 'Between Places' will be released on 4 March on Modular Recordings. read +
Ecko Unlimited gathered quite a trio for the title track of their Underground Airplay mixtape, and now there’s an appropriately badass video. Everyone’s favorite 18-year-old, Joey Bada$$, takes the helm on “Underground Airplay” with Big K.R.I.T. and DZA dropping by for guest spots.The visuals find Joey with his whole crew, K.R.I.T. and DZA included, wandering around the grimy, black-and-white streets, doing their best impressions of a Wu-Tang video. read +
Anytime is a good time for some new James Blake, who just premiered his newest single, “Retrograde,” and the initial release from this year’s album, "Overgrown," out on April 8th. You gotta love this guy’s voice. Truly amazing. Check out his newest single, which will be available for download on Monday, February 11th. read +
The Postal Service have come out with a new track ahead of the re-release of their only album to date, Give-Up. The deluxe 10th anniversary edition will include two new tracks - 'Turn Around', and this, 'A Tattered Line of String' as well as remixes and covers of the original tracks. The song sees the group veering into slightly more bouncy, hyperactive and sickly sweet territory compared to the original release. read +
LX sent resident photog Jammi York recently out to The Agenda Trade Show in NYC. He came back with some killer pics to give us all a sneak peak at what's on it's way from the street, skate, punk, indie, hip hop, socially conscious style universe! read +
Together, Theophilus London and Jesse Boykins III have formed PARIS 96, whose music is a fresh take on euro-soul ala 1920's. Theophilus and Jesse wrote songs together early on in their careers when they were both getting their start and Theophilus thought it'd be the perfect time to reconnect and make music together. The track 'Afternoon' was born. read +
London trio, New Ivory released their album, 'Amygdala Circus' on Dim Mak Records on Feb 5th. The bands sound has been described as "a mixture of New Wave, Psychedelic and Punk", but The thing LX loves about this band so much is their perfect blend of indie rock mixed with the reminiscing qualities of hook filled, melancholy pop tunes and all the good things that emo was so popular for. read +
German electronic producer Leibniz has released his latest, self-titled EP via Fairplay Records. The entirety of the three song release sets you up for a trancy, house feel with melodies embodying a very lounge-esque entity. Fairplay had this to say about the EP:
The ep starts off with “allee”, a track driven by a subtle synth riff finally loosing itself in a smooth floating bassline. Next up: “in der bar” - jacking drums and a catchy melody, in reminiscence to the old times of house read +
Notes To Self, a collective set of very gifted rappers look to release their debut album "Target Market" on Decon Feb 26th. The northern metropolis of Toronto-based rappers feature the duo Swamp Donkey, Roshin, BronzeOne, & Dj Dopey. The group paid an ode to their love for 90's rap in their visual "Nobody", displaying a creatively edited mash-up showing love to Canadian & American old 90's rap videos all in one rapping their lyrics. Target Markets is rumored to have tracks filled with horns, sa read +
Alkaline Trio, our favorite band 6 Feet Under, return with a new album 'My Shame is True' out April 2nd on Epitaph. If the single 'I Wanna Be a Warhol' sets the presidence for the rest of the album, we are in for a supreme addition to Alkaline Trio's long career of creating some of the catchiest most narciscistic punk songs ever. read +
A noticeable contrast in style from their earlier releases, "Feeding Frenzy" is the newest single to drop from metalcore badasses Within The Ruins. The new sound takes what they had and melds it with the new wave of prog and djent that is still sweeping across the scene. This may leave some disappointed that they "gave in", but I find that the modernist movement sits well in this new song.
Check out the lyric video for "Feeding Frenzy" below off the forthcoming album Elite, out February 26th. read +
Senses Fail have returned to the scene with the premiere of a new single titled, "Mi Amor". The band's upcoming album, Renacer, is due out on March 26 via Staple Records, giving fans just enough time to learn the lyrics to all the songs before their Spring tour kick off April 3rd.
You can stream "Mi Amor" below, as well as check out all the tour dates. -by Matt Kuhlman
The UK's Ital Tek didn't disappoint with his newest EP release, Hyper Real. The six tracks are a superb demonstration of the development of his style up to his current state in the EDM world, upholding his unique high-class feel.
Check out the preview mix of the EP below, available from Civil Music, as mp3, flac, or 12" vinyl. -by Matt Kuhlman read +
Today was my birthday, and out of all of the great things that happened, Woodkid's new video "I Love You" was the best present I could have gotten. I've been a huge fan of the French solo artist for quite some time, and this video definitely made me even more of one. The song itself has set up his forthcoming album, The Golden Age, extremely well, and the production quality of the video is impeccable. this is one you really shouldn't pass up.
Check out the video for "I Love You" below, as we read +
After long last, LX fave Cadence Weapon is back with a super crispy video for 'Hype Man', from his anthemic 'Hope in Dirt City' full length. 'Hype Man' keeps that slow, dark drawl that makes Cadence's music and aura a Bruce Wayne like mystery. read +
Wildcat! Wildcat! burst onto the scene earlier this year with “Mr. Quiche”, a feel-good indie-electro-cool with a mesmerizing key + falsetto combo. Their latest single, "Please and Thank You," offers up a combination of clever atmospherics, electric piano and a lingering beat. Take a listen below! read +
The Bay area keeps pumping out the dopest artists and San Jose rapper, Antwon is keeping it alive with his latest single,'Still Guarded." Directed by Romoface taken from his forthcoming mixtape, 'In Dark Denim,' released on Greenhead label, which is run by ex-Das Racist rapper Himanshu. Check it! read +
We were lucky enough to meet a really fantastic friend and photographer this year, Jammi York. He in turn got the amazing opportunity to take these amazing photos of Quicksand we are sharing with you here. Thanks Jammi! read +
Agressive, offensive, delicious fat backbeats that slice and dice up Action Bronson's thick rhyme scheme sound so sweet in "Strictly 4 The Jeeps". This new track looks to be just a single, but there is buzz about Bronson and Harry Fraud coming out with a collaborative mixtape sometime soon. Check out the new track below. -by Matt Kuhlman read +
Smooth bluesy jazz artist Samuel Beam, aka Iron & Wine, has announced that they will be releasing their newest album, Ghost on Ghost, April 16th via Nonesuch Records. The single "Lover's Revolution" has a blissfully smooth line that blasts off into new technical and dynamic thresholds, then right back down into the mezzoforte smooth pocket. Listen to "Lover's Revolution" below and be ready for Ghost on Ghost April 16th. You won't want to miss this one. -by Matt Kuhlman
The new We Came As Romans bro-core video for "Hope" is out, and the consensus is that it's "Just okay". I can't say I don't agree, but you can see for yourself below. They're on the roster for the 2013 Warped Tour, so now you can see whether you wanna go to their set or see Big Chocolate. I think I'll be at Big Chocolate. -by Matt Kuhlman read +
The Afterman: Descension is the name of the seventh album from progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria. The record hits stores February 5th, but today Coheed unveiled a single from it called "Iron Fist". Check it out below, and be sure to check back for a review of The Afterman: Descension on LX. -by Matt Kuhlman read +
I hate to be the one to say this, but OF has just about ran their course through the progressive rap scene. The day has been upon us for some time where saying "OF is so swag" makes you sound like a jit. If you cant shake the wolf haley life, please let me introduce you to what will.
The Underachievers is a breath of fresh air to a genre thats incredibly hard to fit into. They're swag without using that horrible word (I suggest bringing back "swass" from the 80's). They have that offensive, a read +
I know, I know... "Metal is just a bunch of screaming and bad stuff that worships satan." If these are your thoughts, we love you, but this isn't the article for you...
As a music connoisseur I have broadened my horizons in the world of music, but metal is still my home(Well, that and industrial goth rave music). If this is the case for me, I know a few of our readers will be glad to know that beloved JFAC and traditional hardcore giants Terror will be a part of this years Jamboree Music Fest read +
A few weeks ago we brought you the announceent of Kitty Pryde changing her name to just "Kitty". I guess that didn't stick. But we also told abut a new EP in the works... Rolling Stone had released a preview of it via Soundcloud that you WERE check out below, although on Tumblr, Kitty said this isn’t the whole EP, writing, “the real release has more songs than this tho i promise it’s just ap review ok.”
This was true, and we know because we have the whole album on stream for you for f read +
The Color Morale's upcoming album is shaping up to be an expansion of their horizons, but still a step in a good direction. With the release of the “Learned Behavior” lyric video, some seem to be disappointed with Garret's new vocals, but general speculation is that the whole album won't be this way. I personally think both of his styles sound great, and whether you're a fan of "Learned Behavior" or not, you have to admit that the band didn't lose any instrumental velocity. Check out the ne read +
For the first time ever, announcements for the lineup of Bonnaroo 2013 will be shared LIVE, hosted by none other than comedic act "Weird Al" Yankovic. The live feed will be a three-hour event with classic Bonnaroo performances, live in-studio appearances and performances, a few surprises and giveaways, as well as some ways for the audience (oh my god thats us!) to participate. Oh, and they'll be announcing the lineup...
Most likely the announcement will occur within the next couple weeks(mi read +
The members of How To Destroy Angels, a group featuring Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, his wife and singer Mariqueen Maandig, art director Rob Sheridan and the brilliant composer Atticus Ross, have released a new video for the song "How Long," from the band's upcoming album 'Welcome Oblivion'. read +
This is some really awesome pop dance rock from Australian Gold Fields- dubbed a "must watch" by many publications, and we see why! The group has been on acclaim since their self-titled EP debut in 2011, and things are about to get better for the five-piece upon release of their newest EP Black Sun. Watch out for them on Jimmy Kimmel Live February 27th, and be sure to check out dates for their headlining tour in support of the release due out February 26th via Astralwerks. read +
Britain's Joshua Steele, aka Flux Pavillion, has done an outstanding job on his new release Blow The Roof. Incorporating glitch hop, house, and some dirty dubstep, he has really done some innovative stuff in this one. Check out the entire thing on Soundcloud below. -by Matt Kuhlman read +
Last week there was an announcement of a new album from the group, and today Depeche Mode has already released the first single from it. "Heaven", a track from their forthcoming album Delta Machine out March 26th, is an electro ballad reminiscent of past releases with a tad different conceptual flare. Check it out below. read +
In April 2012, AVICII reached 1 million fans. four months later, 2 million. A few days ago, the EDM mastermind reached 3 million fans, and in honor of this he gave us a never before released track. This is great news for AVICII, starting out just like any of the rest of the run of the mill producers in the scene and working his way to the top. Here's to one of the best of the best! read +
LX had the pleasure of catching THEEsatisfaction's soulful live performance at last years SXSW, so getting this little nugget of experimental audio gold was blissful surprise... especially because it's inspired by an additional fave, Erykah Badu! read +
The new movement of esoteric pop really shines in this indie pop trio. Little Daylight's "Overdose" is a super catchy fun dance tune with a great video, to boot. Making their original mark with remixes from popular names such as Passion Pit, these guys finally have a great hit of their own. Check it out below. -by Matt Kuhlman read +
For those of you who are unsure, Colin Stetson is an absolutely insane expiremental artist and Saxophone virtuoso, touring with the likes of Bon Iver. Lately, he has released a few more details of his upcoming third and final installment of the New Warfare series. Hitting shelves April 30th, New History Warfare vol. 3:To See More Light is an11-track masterpiece of live recordings done in single takes. Mixed by Australian composer Ben Frost, this is sure to be simply astounding. Hopefully just as read +
I'm just gonna put this out there- If you're epileptic, LX-Goods is not responsible for you having a seizure if you choose to watch this video. Also... It's really weird. But that makes plenty of sense since it's directed by Gaspar Noé, the same guy that did Enter the Void. According to Animal Collective, "The video is intended to be viewed in complete darkness from maximum effect." -by Matt Kuhlman read +
Covering one of LX-Goods' faves yet again, Hostage Calm has announced a brief tour set for Spring 2013 with turnover and The World Is A Beautiful Place And I am No Longer Afraid To Die (that is one long band name...). The dates span from April 6th to the 14th and mostly cover the Northeast. Check out the dates below! read +
Renowned duo MGMT recently discussed their current ventures with Rolling Stone, including some details about their newest release. Held up in a cabin outside of Buffalo, NY for quite a bit of time, they've been putting together a smorgasbord of synths, improving, and refining the rough edges, but all seems a go for the LP to be released this June. Check out the whole article on Rolling Stones' site. read +
Word on the street has finally been confirmed. Mark Lanegan is back in the studio with Queens Of The Stone Age for their upcoming album. Having not been with them since '05, this is awesome to hear, as well as word of Dave Grohl coming back on drums for this record. With all of that talent plus Trent Reznor "helping out" on a track, this release is shaping up to be their best one since Songs for the Deaf. No release date is currently set, but check back right here on LX-Goods to see all of the l read +
DAMN SON! All Trap Music has just announced that they are putting together an absolutely sick compilation album due out February 10th. Contributing artists include the likes of Baauer, Flosstradamus, 12th Planet, Foreign Beggars, and many more. This thing is gonna be huge! 19 tracks of all the dope trap your little bass-loving heart desires. Check out the track list below.
In a year already full of punk rock and hardcore reunions, it's no surprise to hear of a Black Flag reunion. They were only one of the most influential punk rock bands in the US in the late 70's and early 80's and a few un-named LX staffers were heavily influenced by the band in our formative years. The tough part it seems is, who owns the right to say they are Black Flag? read +
Le1f released a new mix tape 'Fly Zone' via Greedhead and Camp & Street today. The free mix tape that features Kitty Pryde, Spank Rock, Haleek Maul, Bot (Crookers) and a different producer on each of it's 13 tracks. read +
Just in case you missed out on one of the greatest late night TV performances this month, we bring you Michael Kiwanuka playing 'Tell Me a Tale' backed up by The Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. read +
The crowd at an intimate show at Brixton Electric, London were completely taken aback when My Bloody Valentine took the stage with a brand new, never before heard song. In addition to this, the announcement of their highly anticipated and very long awaited new album due out "in two to three days". The release will be their first in over 20 years, following up 1991's Loveless.
They had previously confirmed that they’ve finished mastering their upcoming new record, but no one had a clue that read +
French electronic supergiants Daft Punk have recently made a few announcements about the near future, one being their fourth album with a release date of Spring 2013. Daft Punk released their debut album 'Homework' in 1997, followed by 'Discovery' in '01, and 'Human After All' in 2007. Their most recent release was the soundtrack for 'Tron: Legacy' in 2010.
Another big announcement from the duo- They have parted ways with Virgin, whom they signed with in 1996, to sign on with sony-owned Colum read +
Icelander Sin Fang has come out with a rather odd new video for "Look at the Light", a song from his third solo album- Flowers. Recorded and produced by Alex Somers (Sígur Rós, Jónsi), the 10-tracker is due out February 19th with Morr Music. Sin Fang just performed at this year's Iceland Airwaves and will be returning to the U.S. for SXSW 2013 in support of his new release. read +
Anti-Flag and Hostage Calm are doing a split 7" together. The split features one new song from each band pressed on three beautiful combinations of red, white and blue splatter with an etched b-side. Proceeds from record sales will go to benefit two charities based in each band’s hometown (Anti-Flag supports ASSEMBLE and Hostage Calm supports MUSIC HAVEN). read +
Hostage Calm released a statement the other day regarding the firing of Wes Breedwell, a seven-year employee of the Nashville venue, Rocketown, for wearing their "I Support Same-Sex Marriage" shirt to work. The statement can be read below, as well as a picture of the paperwork the venue filed for the "incident". I think it goes without saying that no one should be denied of their beliefs. No matter your race, gender, religion, or sexual preference, the freedom to express those beliefs in the Un read +
So here's the deal- Post hardcore perfection Outline In Color is attempting to release a 2-disc EP, one of those discs being all-acoustic. If you haven't checked out their album Jury of Wolves, you can check out our review of it here. If so, then you fully understand the necessity of hearing more of this band. They are just... So... Talented.
The band has opened an indiegogo to attempt to raise the whopping $7,000 they need to cover recording costs with Drew Fulk(Motionless in White). While y read +
I really hope everyones liking all the hip-hop lately, cause we've got another group for you to check out. Although, I can't really say these guys are quite like "any other group". Other than Necro, this is one of the only rap groups that I've heard come out with really legit, violent, heavy lyrics. In summer of Sam, they talk about some crazy stuff... And I love it.
On March 15th, Demigodz (Apathy, Celph Titled, Ryu of Styles Of Beyond, Esoteric, Motive, Blacastan) will read +
Horses and dubstep.
If that didn't catch your attention, then hopefully RUDIMENTAL did, because these guys bring the house down. The East London-based quartet is giving the U.S. a few opportunities to catch them this March. They're starting off with showcases at SXSW in Austin, heading to Miami for Ultra, then heading north for 2 stops in NYC, and finally wrapping up with 3 shows in Cali. Check out the list of dates below.
Oh, and the horses are in their video, "Feel the Love(Feat. John Ne read +
Taking their sound as far as possible from where they started, Tegan Sara have gained fans and lost fans. For the true die-hards that have stuck with them since the beginning as well as fans of the new sound, they have just posted the entirety of their new full-length pop album "Heartthrob" (releasing January 29th) exclusively on Rolling Stone for your listening pleasure. Check it out after the jump. -By Matt Kuhlman
CHECK OUT 'HEARTTHROB' HERE
Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange was without a doubt one of 2012′s best albums. And one of my favorite songs was “Pink Matter,” which featured Andre 3000 doing an insanely beautiful rhyme. A couple weeks ago the other half of Outkast, Big Boi, hinted that he was lining up a version of his own. And here it is! read +
It’s a theme that Hey Champ! has covered before in one of my favorite 2010 jams, “Cold Dust Girl,” which talks about the intoxicating effects of an aloof girl with a fearless soul. But by the time the band returns to this idea, in sort-of-sequel “Cliché,” they’ve grown tired of the never-ending club kids bent on self destruction. They’ll get you dancing and drive in the message probably long before you even know it. read +
American punk rock legends Anti-Flag celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2013, and they plan to make this a monumental time stand out. They will be rocking out, performing rarely heard tracks from 10 albums over the course of 4 shows.
The shows on the 18th & 20th will feature songs from the albums “Die For the Government”, “A New Kind of
Anti-Flag is an American punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, formed in 1988 by singer/guitarist Justin Sane and drummer Pat Thetic. read +
If you haven’t already heard of Gold Fields, you’re gonna want to check them out. They play 80’s New Wave influenced dance-pop with some serious tight beats and time changes that make you wanna dance ala Two Door Cinema Club. read +
The gloves are off, and Polyenso is in full swing. Having just released this full-length album as well as a short documentary chronicling the last three years of the band as they transitioned from their previous title as Oceana(Check out the article for that documentary HERE), these guys have put out a lot of material in the past few days. Thirteen tracks, all of them different. Different feels, different moods, different meters, and different emotions, all culminating into one bangin album. The read +
Chuuwee has released the video to "Wake Up" from his acclaimed "Wildstyle: A-Side" Mixtape as well as a snippet of the new track "Live From '95 Side" Feat. Clear Soul Forces, to be featured on the upcoming "Wildstyle: B-Side". This is some pure hip-hop that's honestly really catchy.
European elctro-pop duo Mollyhaus have just released their video for "Red Shoes," the first video from their eponymous debut EP. The song and video are euro slick with a sophistacted sexy oozing from lips (and hips) of lead singer Little Neve. K. Bastian, the other half of Mollyhaus, isn't a slouch either; I don't think the keytar has ever been so sexy. read +
Early this morning the official website for The Postal Service simply had the graphic ';The Postal Service 2013' posted on it! This made the web of music news sites buzz so hard my monitor woke me up. The duo of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and producer Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel and Headset) are indeed getting back together in 2013! read +
“I’ll Teach You to Hunt” is the first series of 7″ singles released by Camilla Sparksss via Swiss label On the Camper. This track was mastered by Simon Davey, known for his work with popular bands such as, Daft Punk and Justice — and it sounds like it, too. Apparently of the cold wave – i.e. a 70′s French variant on post-punk – it’s a “declaration of love for pop.” read +
In anticipation of their new album Nine Types of Light, due out April 12, indie rock band TV on the Radio has released their single, "Will Do" which has been on the LX playlist for about a year, however, much to the delight of their fans, they debuted the song on the Seattle radio station 107.7 The End blog. Nine Types of Light is going to be their first album since Dear Science (2008). Its about time fellas! read +
Shortly after releasing her third studio album, Back To Now on [PIAS] America, SKYE will take her intoxicating live performance on the road this February with her four date mini tour, stopping in New York & Los Angeles. Today, the Morcheeba frontwoman is also sharing the radio edit of the lead single “Featherlight,” off her latest album, flush with electro hooks & poppy splendor. read +
The only reason this song landed on my radar was by means of a great cover by Trails and Ways. The cover was released a few months back as part of an EP that included renditions of M83′s “Midnight City” and Mike Snow’s “Animal,” each thoroughly enjoyable tracks on their own. read +
Vacationer has released the six-track EP, Good As New (Remixes) on iTunes. It gives that sunny chill only available in paradise. It’s walking along the ocean until finding the perfect beach hut, with the best music, to lounge in all day long. If you don’t have that memory yet, then hopefully this track will inspire you. read +
Sun City is back again with a beautiful new video for the previously released track “High” (off their Set Alight EP – The video, written and directed by Brett Hamilton, is situated in the breath-taking Canadian Rockies. The crew braved -30 Fahrenheit weather to create a story which captures the all-child cast in a darker, adult world – and the result connects perfectly with the music. read +
Tonio's latest track 'Coolin Everyday' feels of a similar cloth held by big names like Big Sean and Mac Miller but he actually sounds at home on the mic, which is like 85 percent of what I think it takes to make even a small splash in the game. read +
Work Drugs have been developing their craft in Philadelphia for a little over a year now. The duo consists of Thomas Crystal and Benjamin Louisiana, but they have been known to perform with a full live outfit as well. “Boogie Lights,” comes from the duo’s upcoming album, Absolute Bearing, out on Bobby Cahn Records in July. read +
Black Lips just announced the exciting news that they will be dominating the 2013 SXSW Music festival, which will be immediately followed by a tour that will run from Austin, Texas to Phoenix, Arizona. read +
Senses Fail's new record 'Renacer' proves they have been holding back, taking risks within post-hardcore without any fear. It's the guttural screaming from the soul that Buddy Nielsen has been somewhat hiding from us that embodies all of the turmoil any hardcore fan knows that he has gone through. read +
LX Goods was really happy to catch up with Hot Water Music to chat a little about their new album 'Exister' (the bands 8th full-length album) and what's been going down with them since they decided to 'Hey Mom, we're getting the band back together!'. read +
After a stunning performance on David Letterman and being named one of MTV's artists to watch for in 2013, ZEDD, Germany's mastermind of EDM, releases the official video for the motivational 'Clarity'. read +
Diplo is at it again with another big announcement from Major Lazer! As if all of 2012's achievements weren't enough of a feat for the electronic music and producing supergiant, he has just announced a Major Lazer world tour called "FREE THE UNIVERSE". read +
All we can say here at LX about Low Limit's video for "Uppercut" is that, well, it's different. Different in the sense that in some weird Daft Punk augmented reality somewhere, all objects are bronze (kinda like we're all gold!). read +
So far, 2013 is looking to be a very satisfying year. Several of my favorite artists are releasing new material, and what has been released so far (first singles, leaks, etc.) has been fantastic. Here are the ten albums that I am most looking forward to.
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After a stint of tours with The Hives, Jeff The Brotherhood, and Delta Spirit, FIDLAR (standing for "Fuck It Dawg, Life's A Risk") will be releasing their highly anticipated self-titled album through Mom & Pop Records on January 22nd. read +
Piano's Become The Teeth have released what may be one of their final songs, “Hiding”, which premiered last week. They continue to cut you to your core with lyrics and vocals that will tear you to shreds(in a good way) and Touche Amore follows suit. read +
Los Angeles Punk outfit The Bronx has just debuted "Youth Wasted", the new single from their highly-anticipated upcoming album The Bronx(IV). This album will be the groups first release in over five years, hitting shelves February 5th.
Alexander Spit continues his slow trickle of video releases prepping us for the dopetastic explosion of his new album'A Breathtaking Trip To That Otherside' dropping January 29th on Decon. The storm is coming! read +
When anyone looks back on the electronic music scene of 2012, its all about Aoki, Diplo, all of the wub wubs, and bass drops and there wasn't much room for discussion about ambient or old school electronic, but Alek Fin is kicking ass at it! read +
We haven’t been able to find out much about the artist, W.B. Allen, aka Oppaa, but this track features that sweet little chorus from 'Melt My Heart to Stone' which Childish Gambino featured in 'Do Ya Like.' read +
EDM artist Zedd will perform on David Letterman tonight doing his song Clarity featuring Foxes. It's a beautiful version of the song complete with a string section. Late night with David Letterman 11:35/10:35c on CBS. read +
Just in time for their national headline tour, classic punk rock band Hot Water Music has debuted a new rock video for their single “Drag My Body,” from the band’s recently released 8th full length album, 'Exister' (Rise Records). read +
With all the hype of the 'soon to be' but really currently happening Quicksand comeback, LX Goods decided to put together this compilation of videos to get us all hyped for Rock greatness to return! read +
Last night, Common was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon promoting his new film Luv. Between trashing Fallon's beard, the MC turned actor revealed details on some new music coming sooner than we thought. read +
Azealia Banks – everyone’s favorite licorice bitch – is giving us peasants the gift of new music for the New Year. On New Year’s Eve, the 212 repping hottie surprised her fans with “BBD,” a new track from her upcoming (and LONG awaited) debut, 'Broke with Expensive Taste' out 2/12/13.
Hostage Calm and Chicago's 'Audiotree Live' have recently partnered up to bring you an awesome live session from the group. The six songs, almost all from their new release Please Remain Calm, posses a great raw feel and bring the listener right into the studio. read +
GEEKBOYIT says, "I Never Get Bored of These!" DARKQUAIL2003 chimes in, "You need a Speak n' Spell for lyrics!' MEGACLUSKEY warns, "To fix the problem with your scanner just turn off and on again." read +
Jesus Piece is about as good as you’d think it would be. Nobody’s expecting it to change the hip hop landscape, but it’d be nice if it featured at least one memorable song. Sadly, even the Chris Brown/Tyga/Wiz Khalifa/Lil Wayne feature (you know you’re an important artist when you need four guest stars, three of them terrible, on your album’s lead single) “Celebration” is lackluster. read +
Helicopter Showdown, the four-piece production team from San Francisco, has recently released their new three-track EP On the Shoulders of Giants, which has made its way to the number 11 spot on Beatport. read +
LX-GOODS.com presents The Day After The Day The World Didn't End! featuring: Le Blorr, Lyonia, Zero Cool, Taylor Doss, & DJ Jimmy South. Saturday December 22nd, at Sports Page 220 A1A, Satellite Beach, FL doors @ 9pm, $10 at the door. read +
Ace Reporter just released a video for the beautifully somber track 'Bronze'. Featuring amazing and beautiful shots of New York City, this video sticks deep to Ace's reminiscent manner towards life. read +
"Fool's Gold released their Hip Hop compilation, Loosies. A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs curated an impressive array of tracks featuring heavy weights like Juicy J, Jim Jones, El-P, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and many others. It's available at iTunes, and also as a cigarette-shaped USB drive, a perfect holiday gift." - 23 tracks in all! read +
In part two of our two-part interview with breaking alternative artist Tunde Olaniran we talk about music, feminism and – finally – we talk breakfast pastries. Keep reading for the sweet conclusion. read +
Tunde Olaniran is an interesting artist. He did his groundwork sweating in some of Detroit and Flint’s most storied venues while rubbing elbows with some of that scene’s brightest stars. His style is unique, he’s got better hair than Snoop Lion – then Dogg – in the early 90’s and yet still manages to make music that is interesting enough to stand out in a crowded marketplace. read +
We are complete suckah's when it comes to anything DIPLO related. New song, new video... we'll be bangin'g it loud for days. Check this new video for "Jah No Partial" from Major Lazer featuring Flux Pavilion. Go! watch +
Released via Mishka, Meyhem Lauren is really starting to explode as a flawless contender in the New York rap scene with his aggressive, punchy lines and unorthodox rhymes involving food. Throwing down ridiculousness like "salmon burger" and "candid learner" together, this guy is only getting more and more out there by the minute. read +
I simply can't not write about a band who's video is dedicated to my all time favorite actor Forest Whitaker! Their quirky-garage-electro-pop works almost well enough to draw me back in to an era when Charles Jefferson was rubbing elbows with Jeff Spicoli. watch +
LX has put together what we feel are the top 10 most epic fails in the history of stage dives. These videos should give any concertgoer a little insight on exactly what NOT to do and how to avoid mishaps like these. WARNING: May induce involuntary pain-mimicking noises and phrases such as "Ouch!" or "That's gotta hurt". Now, let's get started! read +
It was hard for us to wake up Monday morning and say good-bye to Miami and Art Basel. It was a complete blur: Basel Castle, Chromatics, Prince Rama, Twin Shadows, Scarface, and tiger and more we couldn't recall until we looked at our cameras the next morning. read +
Indie-rapper Soul Khan's "Psalm' EP came out today and is the 4th & final release from the "Love Supreme Series". His sound brings back memories of soulful old school NYC hip-hop, even though this current Brooklynite is originally from LA. watch +
Despite the cell phone’s noble attempts to kill it, the wristwatch is back. It’s a classic look that adds a retro masculinity to men’s wear. Whether your man is rocking penny loafers and cardigans or swag and a snapback, one of these eight watches are what his outfit is missing. read +
Last night, Solange performed her current single “Losing You” from her new EP True. Regardless of my personal feelings of the song, the performance was hot. The whole time, I was getting a young a Claire Huxtable as a Soul Train Dancer vibe, which is dope. read +
You know, I just don’t get this new Snoop Dogg Lion. I mean, did he really smoke so much he thinks he’s really Rastafarian? Also, why Lion. If you’ve gone by the last name of dee oh double gee for all of your career, why would you suddenly change species? Shouldn’t it be something like Snoop Werewolf instead? read +
Thanks to YouTube, anybody can upload a cover of a random hit song. Like most things that anybody can do, the best YouTube covers are typically the ones that involve a gimmick. Here are the five best of the year. read +
Like everyone else in their right mind, LX GOODS is in Miami this weekend checking out the latest and greatest (and sometimes most mental) in the art scene. You can expect to see us at events and exhibits by: SCOPE, VH1, Juxtapoz, Fool's Gold Records, Jeff Filipski, Christopher Maslow, and Derek Gores. read +
Everybody rejoice because the McRib is coming back! Sure, the McRib neither par Mc or rib... But it is slathered in barbeque sauce and isn’t that the number one factor when deciding what food object to shovel in your mouth? No? Just me? Eh, oh well. read +
LX GOODS was out last night to help celebrate the Braun cruZer & Complex Rep Your City event at NYC's The Box. New York City's own Frank's Chop Shop took home top honors in the nation wide search for the best barber. Free cuts, free Corona's, and jamz by DJ Drama equaled a super fresh night out. read +
If you were a Nintendo kid (who wasn’t?), you’ve had your dreams crushed by MarioKart more than once. If this sounds like you then you’ll probably be really excited about this new limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL bundle for the holidays. read +
Influential '90s New York City-based indie rock group Texas Is The Reason is excited to announce the release of its entire discography titled 'Do You Know Who You Are?: The Complete Collection'. Being released on February 12, 2013 through Revelation Records, the album is a comprehensive collection of every recorded piece of music in the band's history.
Influential '90s New York City-based indie rock group Texas Is The Reason is excited to announce the release of its entire discography titled read +
Our French Friends over at Trace Urban recently met up with Waka Flocka in Paris and spoke with him about his new album (he also revealed the name of an artist featured on this project) and how he got shot few years ago. read +
Although it seems improbable, nerdcore rapper Freakyy The Legacy’s new video “Popular,” just crossed the 2 million views mark on Vevo. Just last summer, nerdcore was a misunderstood sub-genre of a sub-genre. But now we’ve got a slick hook and hot beat to bring it out of the swirly-laden shadows. read +
Lone Wolf delivers an absolutely ravishing and unique sound in their newest single, “Ghosts of Holloway.” Featuring an eclectic-sound of bass of acoustics and haunting vocals, this band creates a musical harmony that is completely awe-striking. read +
It was a Monday Monday Monday!!! Every body was dragging their knuckles on their return trip to the 9-5 world that morning. But at the punk rock show later that evening...it looked as if there was no tomorrow… especially when Strife took to the stage. read +
The amazing experimental rock outfit Vela Ceras have released their first ep 'When We Fold' today. The 6 songs are larger than most bands ever hope to be and overflow with the musical tenor bands twice their senior have ever been able to capture. read +
Alt hip hop duo Das Racist have broken up, according to a post on Pitchfork.com. On Dec 1, Das Racist were scheduled to perform in Munich. But instead band member Heems (Himanshu Suri) did a solo show. read +
In an effort to bring awareness and help everyone be educated and informed and HIV / AIDS, and to help us achieve an AIDS Free Future, we wanted to share this promo with you. Produced by our friends at MTV and your LX Crew. read +
Last nights insanely awesome show with Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth, Tigers Jaw, and Single Mothers at Bowery Ballroom in NYC, was sadly the 2nd to the last show for Pianos Become the Teeth. read +
Telephoned got wind of a film that inspired LX and many others in their early 20s and made a free EP dedicated to it. Their 'Singles' ep is dedicated to the famous grunge flick 'Singles'... in a more moody kind of way. read +
Old school hardcore heavyweights (and friends of LX Goods) COLDSIDE have a new album coming out soon. When they asked us to produced a follow up video to their incredibly well received 'Hooligans', we couldn't say no. Here is a teaser to their new video and new single 'This Is Our Time' from their upcoming full length. read +
Lindsay Lohan’s critically panned Liz Taylor bio-pic Liz & Dick reminded many of us that Lohan existed. So, to “celebrate” the “actress’” latest cinematic triumph, let’s take a look at the Lohan we all knew and loved. read +
Quicksand is pleased to announce a month long headline tour in January 2013. Good thing LX captured their first live reunion show earlier this year at the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary shows in Pomona, CA! read +
If your bag ain’t right, the outfit ain’t right. Don’t let all your hard work be ruined by some JanSport garbage. Upgrade your bag to finish your look. Here are five dope packs to get you through fall ‘12/winter ‘13. read +
The Calm Blue Sea has put together a cool project that features performances of each of the eight songs from the bands 2012 release "Arrivals and Departures". Titled "Aberrations and Departures", the songs were filmed over the course of two weeks in September. An EPIC project indeed. read +
After having just released her third solo record, Back To Now, Morcheeba's frontwoman Skye shares the Dave Davis remix for her track “Nowhere", flushed with a synthesized dance pulse and infectious melodies. read +
Bringing you more thunder from down under, Australian electronic duo The Presets will be releasing a remix bundle of their new single "Promises" from their newest album, 'Pacifica', on December 4th. read +
Noisettes are considered retro soul. But can it really be called retro? Because - let’s face it - we’ve been living in the past ever since The White Stripes made blues cool again, not that it ever wasn’t. read +
Today Boody & Le1f share their music video for "Soda", directed by Sam Jones. We've been bumping the 'Liquid' EP they just released since last week almost 24/7 in our MaMa's Toyota Camry. True Style! read +
Up and coming post-hardcore group Outline In Color has definitely impressed with their debut LP Jury Of Wolves. LX has made multiple correct predictions in the past, so this will hopefully follow the trend. read +
In the last three weeks, we've brought you the Complex Man of Next Year in Sports, Music, and Art & Design. This week, we're keeping the Man of Next Year poll going and taking a look at the Pop Culture figures who will dominate 2013. read +
Duologue announced the release of their debut album Song & Dance set for a February 18 release.A fusion of the best in electronica and guitar-based music, creating a sound so soulful the waterworks almost began to flow. read +
Digital magazine The Avant/Garde Diaries is proud to announce its next venture, taking place in Taipei. If you're unaware, The Avant/Garde Diaries is an absolutely superior web-based source of some really creative works of art. read +
Boody & LE1F Release LIQUID EP on Boysnoize Records Out Nov. 19th. Both multi-talents: producers, beat-makers, rapper and vocalist; they churn these talents into a journey of off-beat late night lip whisping pleasures. read +
THRICE's crowning release 'Anthology' drops today. They are also auction one of four test pressings of the LP box set on Ebay today with 100% of the proceeds going to Stand Up to Cancer. An graceful exit to an amazing band. read +
Rubblebucket's 2012 tour supporting their September EP release 'Oversaturated' will make a stop in Orlando at The Social on October 24th! LX-Goods will be in the house hanging out and catching up with the band. read +
Tunnels and Tunnels of love for the love of art now exist in the ‘underbelly’ of New York City in an old subway station. Having been kissed by the minds and hands of street artists such as Haze, Logan Hicks, Aiko, Dark Cloud… a total of 103 artists, this project was done in a space that almost no one will ever see with their own eyes. read +