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Little Boots – [Better In The Morning]

Little Boots is an English 'Working Girl' and CEO

Little Boots is one power hungry CEO/Pop Star

Little Boots – Better In The Morning:

English electropoptress Little Boots is transforming the boardroom into a dance floor with her upcoming album Working Girl. Just listen to the latest single Better In The Morning, and you’ll be wanting to take stocks out in Little Boots. Better yet, you could actually invest your time in Little Boots self-made record label On Repeat Records.

If Better In The Morning  is any indication of the impressively addicting electropop in store for us, then I am sure I’ll be sold on everything that is being offered. I’ll go ahead and have my people reach out to your people to work out a pre-order transaction.

Working Girl is out July 10th on a internet capable device near you.

In the meantime, let’s go over this business proposal known as Better In The Morning several more times.

Twitter Handle: @littleboots
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/littleboots
Spotify: Little Boots

 

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Big Data - Snowed In (Feat. Rivers Cuomo)


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Big Data – [Snowed In (Feat. Rivers Cuomo)]

Big Data - Snowed In (Feat. Rivers Cuomo)

Big Data operates out of New York

Big Data – Snowed In (Feat. Rivers Cuomo):

Big Data, the brain child of producer extraordinaire Alan Wilkis, is finally ready to grace us with another killer track, and it’s pretty much as dirty and glitch ridden as it gets. Snowed In is an electro thrash romper that infiltrates the body prompting rhythmic spasms of dance throughout. Obviously the title is a reference to NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden and is consistent with Big Data’s themes of mass surveillance and social media saturation, but we all know it wasn’t poignant politics that shot Big Data to top of the alternative charts last year.

That deliciously noxious beat isn’t the only wonderful thing this future banger has going on for it. Rivers Cuomo, lead signer and front man of Weezer, has lent his notable vocal talents to Big Data’s heavy arsenal. This collaboration is an outrageously intelligent decision, and a well executed one to boot. Cuomo’s vocals are just the stability needed to tame the erratic electronic production now widely known to pervade Big Data’s music.

Along with the release of Snowed In, Big Data has finally announced the release date and track listing for his upcoming debut album, simply titled 2.0. The highly anticipated album should be released on March 24th, and according to the track list we are in for some out of this world collaborations. Take a gander for yourself:

01 The Business of Emotion (Feat. White Sea)
02 Dangerous (Feat. Joywave)
03 Clean (Feat. Jamie Lidell)
04 The Glow (Feat. Kimbra)
05 Snowed In (Feat. Rivers Cuomo)
06 Big Dater
07 Automatic (Feat. Jenn Wasner)
08 Get Some Freedom (ft. Dragonette)
09 Sick For Me (Feat. Bear Hands)
10 Perfect Holiday (Feat. Twin Shadow)

To say I am stoked for the coming release of 2.0 is an understatement beyond belief…

Twitter Handle: @BigDataBigData
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/BigDataBigData
Spotify:  Big Data


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Best Albums of 2014 #4.) Banks – Goddess

Banks - Goddess

released in September 2014 via Harvest Records

No other female vocalist this year dug under my skin as deep as Banks. I’m sure I’m at odds with many, but I’ll stand by my choice to side with her sharp and piercing wit. I don’t think I could ever explain to anyone why Banks cuts into my soul so clean, nor should I ever have to. I’ve been waiting very patiently for the release of Goddess since I first heard the downtempo Warm Water (Snakehips Remix), and I must say her voice stuck out like vein of gold in the up and coming music landscape. After showing so much potential with a handful of other singles, there is little disappointment to be had in the way her debut came out. If dark and brooding electro beats with the voice of a goddess singing along appeal to you, then why not give Banks a try? Well, sometimes you come across a super somber piano track, but all the better right?

Banks certainly does not hold anything back on Goddess as she rips into the many people that have attempted to screw her over in the past. It’s strange how much you want to root for this girl to find a way out of it all, as she is obviously lost in a dark place. Somehow, though, I doubt she’ll be trapped much longer, because she has unknowingly exposed to us just how strong she really can be. I sincerely believe that triumph is coming for Banks and 2015 will most likely be the determining factor in that.

Favorite Tracks:
Waiting Game
This Is What It Feels Like
Beggin For Thread
Someone New
Brain
Under The Table

Twitter Handle: @hernameisbanks
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hernameisbanks
Spotify: Banks


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Gold Fields – [Hold Me]

Gold Fields - Hold Me

Gold Fields bring us their unique blend of electro dance rock all the way from Australia

Gold Fields – Hold Me:

I hope you brought your towel along because this new Gold Fields track is dripping with euphonious beats. While Hold Me would find itself right at home at your local indie dance club (cause we’re all lucky enough to have one of those, right?), it would not be out of the question to hear this motion inducing masterpiece blaring at an H&M or other “trendy” department store. Cause lets cut right to the chase here, this song is fucking hip!

A new album is expected from Gold Fields before the year closes out. So keep your eyes and ears fixed on these talented gentlemen for more hot sounds.

Twitter Handle: @goldfields
Facbook Page: http://www.facebook.com/goldfieldsmusic
Spotify:  Gold Fields


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WNSC Playlist for 4/23/13

The Sifting Pan is live every Tuesday night 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. E/T on WNSC, UCF’s Student Run Radio Station. Tune in HERE during my 1 hour time slot for some of the latest and greatest in Indie/Alternative/Electro.

  1. Teddybears/Iggy Pop – Punkrocker; Soft Machine
  2. Hot Hot Heat – JFK’s LSD; Future Breeds
  3. MS MR – Bones; Candy Bar Creep Show
  4. CHVRCHES – Recover; Recover EP
  5. Labyrinth Ear – Humble Bones; Apparitions EP
  6. The Decemberists – The Rake’s Song; Hazards Of Love
  7. Wakey! Wakey! – The Oh Song; Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said The Last Time I Saw You
  8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Under The Earth; Mosquito
  9. New Politics – Harlem; Harlem — Single
  10. Alt-J – Taro; An Awesome Wave
  11. Two Door Cinema Club – Sun; Beacon
  12. Tokyo Police Club – Be Good; A Lesson In Crime
  13. Bombay Bicycle Club – Beg; A Different Kind Of Fix

Or Check Out The Full Playlist On Spotify