Song : Pawws : “Sugar”

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We have talked a bunch about North London’s Lucy Taylor, better known under her stage moniker Pawws. After several great songs, she will be releasing her debut EP, Sugar, on June 17th through Best Fit Recordings. It only makes sense for the saccharine heavy pop singer reveals offers the title track “Sugar” as the first taste. It is full of seductive and slow-winding synths and could easily be mistaken for a Kylie Minogue song. Listen below.


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L.A.’s BEGINNERS is the project singer Samantha Barbera and producer Nick Ruth. The pair came back together after they both went to support their former drummer in Foster the People, who was in their previous project together, Malbec. At that point, Barbera was in a punk band Holy Fever and Ruth was producing artist, including Active Child and Mikky Ekko, most notably. What started as just a fun little project turned into something more serious after the first night when the pair realized that they “were onto something.”

On March 25th, they will be releasing their debut self-titled EP. The five songs that make up the EP gently navigate and weave elements of garage rock, electronic, and pop music. You will hear vocal intonations similar to the likes of Santigold and musical construction that could fit quite well next to Phantogram. There are no filler tracks on this release and, with that being said, you get the impression that this duo are still just scratching surface of their potential with even better material to come. We have the EP below for you consume in its entirety before its release next week. You can pre-order the album here.

Stream : SAINT PEPSI : Gin City EP

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SAINT PEPSI, the project of Boston College student Ryan DeRobertis, has been gaining fans and attention at a rapid rate. His eclectic sense of musical composition and mixing sounds that shouldn’t work together has led us to his new EP, Gin City, the follow-up from last year’s Hit Vibes LP. We have already heard “Mr. Wonderful” and probably his best work to day, “Baby,” from it, but now he has given the world a stream of the EP in full. Give it a spin below and you’ll understand quite quickly what all of the buzz is about. You can download it for the price of your choosing here.

Download : Ed Thomas : Outlaws EP

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We believe that newcomer Ed Thomas is a name you should keep tabs on. His appealing blend of R&B electro-pop is so delicious that you can’t help but go back for additional servings. We absolutely adored the slick production of “On My Way” and subsequent tracks “Hurt” and “Away.” A three are a part of the five-song Outlaw EP that he is insanely offering up for the price of your email. A fair trade, if you ask us. We highly suggest grabbing this before you are willfully ponying up cash for his hard work. You can get it here and stream it below.

EP Stream : Shy for Shore : 1985

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If the name of their new EP, 1985, doesn’t give it away, Amsterdam-based Shy for Shore find their sound deeply indebted to the 80s and, as a child of said decade, we couldn’t love it more. The dreampop duo released independently the EP Sometimes It’s A Heartbreak Not To Introduce Yourself earlier this year and have been slowly gaining steam that led to signing with Brilliance Records (Kid Astray, Philco Fiction, Tôg) for the release of the 1985.

The EP plays out like a teenage drama that would make Molly Ringwald proud. The pair use calculating synths and heavy bass laced under lovelorn lyrics with the emotive charge of teen love. Don’t be surprised if we get a full-length from this promising act in 2014.

EP Stream : Burial : Rival Dealer

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In what is becoming a December tradition, the enigma that is Burial has a new 12″ EP on the way named Rival Dealer through Hyperdub. The release is set to see the light of day on December 15th, but fans got an early gift with all three tracks being uploaded to Youtube for streaming. After listening to this nonstop throughout the day, it is as good as you would hope. Find all three below.

EP Stream : Francis and the Lights : Like A Dream

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If you have kept up with MOKB over the last month, you would have saw us discuss New York singer and producer Francis Farewell Starlite, known by his stagename Francis and the Lights, and his upcoming EP, Like a Dream. Hitting shelves next week via London’s Good Years, we have already heard the fantastic pop tracks “If They Don’t Come Tomorrow” and “Like a Dream,” but now he is giving us the final two tracks to complete the four-song EP. There is no filler on this extended-play and, after a few listens, has us already begging the question, when can we expect a full-length?

EP Stream : JMSN : †Pllajë†

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Today marks the release of LA-based/Detroit native Christian Berishaj’s, better known as JMSN, much talked about †Pllaje† EP via his own White Room Records. The title of the EP is the Albanian word for plateau that plays off of the idea of one’s life peaking and the possibility of it not getting better. For those not familiar with his work, you might have caught him on his collaborations with artists such as Ta-Ku, Beat Culture, Kendrick Lamar, The Game, and so on. Stream the EP in its entirety below and be sure to check out his list of tour dates, several of which are with Active Child.

Tour Dates:
11/05 – Casbah – San Diego, CA*
11/06 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ*
11/07 – Lamberts – Austin, TX
11/08 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
11/10 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA*
11/11 – Black Cat Backstage – Washington, DC*
11/12 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA*
11/13 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *
11/14 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY*
11/15 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston MA *
11/16 – Wrongbar – Toronto, CA
11/18 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL*
11/19 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis MN*
11/21 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO*
11/23 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA*

*w/ Active Child