Song : Lana Del Rey : “West Coast”

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For those that were calling Lana Del Rey a flash in the pan, she has more than proved herself to be an artist to be reckoned with. Later this year, she will be releasing the Dan Auerbach-produced Ultraviolence. While there has been some confusion lately between some of her old work and material set to appear on this LP, we finally have the proper first tasting “West Coast” for which she appeared last night at Coachella. You will definitely hear Auerbach’s influence in the song. Listen below.

Video : Ed Thomas : “On My Own”

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In January, Ed Thomas revealed his debut solo track “On My Own” off his EP, The Outlaws, that he is giving away for free. At the time, the warm synths of the song felt out of place during what is one of the coldest months. Today, he revealed a video for the song at a more season appropriate time. In the clip, he shows several people or tourists dancing to the track in what appears to be some sort of tropical resort town. It is sure to make you long for the beach. Watch below.

Download: Ed Thomas – The Outlaws EP

Song : WIFE : “Heart Is A Far Light”

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Former Altar of Plagues frontman James Kelly is ready to embark on a solo project under the name WIFE. On June 10th, he will release the album What’s Between through the fantastic Tri Angle Records. Produced with The Haxan Cloak and Roly Porter, the album maintains a balance of elements from alt-R&B, metal and electronic resulting in sort of an industrial pop sound. It is dark, but accessible without sounding generic or contrived. Prime example of this is first single “Heart Is A Far Light”. It is filled with echoing chants lightly percussive tones that create a hook that carries on throughout. According to the press release, the song “is about wanting someone to care about you, even if it is a lie.” Stream it below.

Song : Kwabs : “Something Right” (Prod. by SOHN)

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London singer Kwabs has his new EP, Love, coming out on May 20th via Atlantic. He already revealed the soulful “Pray For Love” and now he gives us the SOHN-produced song “Something Right”. The song is full of punding beats and streaking, futuristic synths soaring across. After already a pretty great collection of songs to date in his early career, Kwabs is continuing to make his claim as another Brit that has mainstream potential here in the States. Listen below.

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Song : Colours : “My Memory Is A Maze”

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Just a couple of weeks back, we introduced you to one of our favorite new obsessions Colours, the solo project of London-via-Australia producer/songwriter Tom Crandles. At the time, we had the stream for the blistering “You Can’t See Me” off a double a-side single he released a this week via Father/Daughter Records, now we get the other half to that release titled “My Memory Is A Maze”. This one has more of a hazy experimental acid-rock vibe about it with a swooping bass line that just makes your head want to sway side to side. Give it a spin below.

Song : Blackbird Blackbird : “There Is Nowhere” (DWNTWN Remix)

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San Francisco dream pop producer Blackbird Blackbird recently revealed the track “There Is Nowhere” from his forthcoming Tangerine Sky album set to drop on June 3rd via Om Records. In support of that release, he has announced a slew of tour dates and revealed a reworking of the track by LA’s DWNTWN. Their version takes the song to new heights building off the sparse production of the original that sounds like something Fleetwood Mac would have created. It is absolutely sublime. Listen below.

MP3: Blackbird Blackbird – There Is Nowhere (DWNTWN Remix)

Blackbird Blackbird Tour Dates:
6/14 – Los Angeles (King King)
6/15 – San Diego (Soda Bar)
6/18 – El Paso (Lowbrow Palace)
6/19 – Alberquerque (Sister Bar)
6/20 – Dallas (Three Links)
6/21 – Austin (Empire Automotive)
6/22 – New Orleans (Hi Ho Lounge)
6/24 – Orlando (Backbooth)
6/25 – Tampa (Crowbar)
6/26 – Athens (New Earth)
6/27 – Atlanta (Drunken Unicorn)
6/28 – Raleigh (King’s Barcade)
6/30 – DC (Rock & Roll Hotel)
7/1 – Philadelphia (Johnny Brenda’s)
7/2 – Brooklyn (Glasslands Gallery)
7/3 – New York (Mercury Lounge)
7/4 – Montreal (Il Motore)
7/5 – Toronto (Wrong Bar)
7/7 – Chicago (Empty Bottle)
7/8 – Madison (Frequency)
7/9 – Des Moines (Vaudeville Mews)
7/10 – Denver (The Walnut Room)

Video : Lykke Li : “No Rest For The Wicked”

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The bewitching Lykke Li’s new album, I Never Learn, hits shelves on May 5th. Out of the music we have heard thus far, “No Rest For The Wicked” is the best of the bunch. Today, she unveiled a heartbreaking video for it directed by Tarik Saleh telling the story of two lovers in a small town. Watch below.

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MOKB Video Premiere : Easy Lover : “Bleary Eyed”

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Late last summer, Brooklyn duo Easy Lover, comprised of multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Wimmer and singer Kali Holloway, immediately caught our attention with their beautiful, tropicalia-laced ballad “The Sweet” and their subsequent single “The End Of Our Deceit” off their latest EP, The Night We Breathe. The EP is a thoughtful collection of soulful synth-pop splattered with hints of disco and dream-wave showcasing the supreme vocals of Holloway.

Well, they are not quite done with that release just yet with the reveal of a new video for “Bleary Eyed”. It was directed by Luigi Campi and shows the feelings of loneliness despite being surround by hoards of people and the dulling after effects of a hard night partying at the club. The song is just another example of why this underrated EP is worth your attention. Watch below.