MOKB Video Premiere : Zero Boys : “Third Strike”

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Zero Boys put early American hardcore on the map in Indiana back in the early 80s. Their 1980 release Livin’ in the 80’s sells for thousands now, and their 1982 release, Vicious Circle is still about as badass as it gets. The band is releasing their first album in over 20 years this coming May 20th. The first video “Third Strike” was filmed in indianapolis by Monkey Eats Monkey. Check it out below.

Video : RÁJ : “Let Me Love You”

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We are already pretty certain that “Let Me Love You” from 20 year old Los Angeles resident RÁJ will end up being one of our favorite songs of 2014. Everything about it is genuine and consuming, which might make a visual companion difficult to create. However, ENDS Collective more than meet the challenge by expertly capturing on film the beauty and isolation conveyed through the song. The video follows a traveler as he wanders throughout Paris. Watch below.

Song : Cheerleader : “Perfect Vision”

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We first introduced you to Philly quintet Cheerleader back toward the beginning of the year. At the time, they had an EP of demos and a video for a lo-fi pop-rock song “New Daze”. That led to performances at SXSW and a new limited edition 7″ scheduled June 16th via Young & Lost / Bright Antenna and available digital download on April 28th.

Their proper debut song is the instantly grabbing “Perfect Vision”. We must say, this is far more accessible than anything we could have anticipated from them this soon in their early career. The song is sure to grab them some heavy attention with its sparkling instrumentation and anthemic chorus. Grab a listen for yourself below.

Tour Dates:
May 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
May 5 – London, England – Bush Hall *
May 6 – London, England – Rock Feedback @ The Ace Hotel †
May 7 – Manchester, England – Academy 3*
May 8 – London, England – Rising @ The Black Heart
May 10 – Brighton, England – The Great Escape, NME Stage
May 12 – London, England – Paint It Black @ The Sebright Arms
June 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle

* w/ The Hold Steady
† w/ Alvvays

Song : Cash+David : “Pulse”

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At this point, we could probably characterize London duo Cash+David as enigmatic. We literally have nothing on them other than their fantastic debut song “Funn” along with the subsequent visual for it and, now, this new one “Pulse”. The slick production of the song is fueled snappy percussion and tight guitar work. Now if we can just get their identities. Listen below.

Song : Brett : “Golden”

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We absolutely fell head over heels for “Chalon”, a single from DC-based five-piece Brett. Not to stop, they have not given us another massive track from the LP named “Golden”. According to the press release, the song “speaks to our golden teenage years – years of fucking off in harmless ways.” Picture yourself rolling in a convertible on a sun-soaked day with your hands waving in the air and this blasting.

Both songs will appear on their self-titled debut LP slated to drop on May 20th via one of our favorite labels Cascine. We have had a chance to listen to the entire LP and it is already one of our favorites released this year. It is destined to become one of our summer albums for 2014. Listen below.

Song : Little Dragon : “Let Go”

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Little Dragon are starting to drop new songs at a furious pace leading up to the release of their new album Nabuma Rubberband on May 13th. We already have had the pleasure of “Klapp Klapp” and “Paris”, now add album closer “Let Go” to the mix. Listen below.

Nabuma Rubberband Tracklist:
1. Mirror
2. Klapp Klapp
3. Pretty Girls
4. Underbart
5. Cat Rider
6. Paris
7. Lurad
8. Nabuma Rubberband
9. Only One
10. Killing Me
11. Pink Cloud
12. Let Go

Song : Movement : “Ivory”

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The Sydney trio of Jesse James Ward, Lewis Wade, and Sean Walker, better known as Movement, produced one of our favorite tracks of 2014 with their sexy-as-hell song “Like Lust” a little over a month ago. The song will be a part of their self-titled EP slated to drop on May 6th via the brilliant Modular. To keep the momentum going to the EP’s release, they are streaming another seductive song from it titled “Ivory”. Sensual vocals are complimented with throbbing synths and guitar shredding at the end. Listeners beware. Movement just might get you laid. Listen below.