Hot on the heels of her highly-infectious debut “Fever Boy”, + her N. American tour announcement (supporting Charli XCX alongside Elliphant), FEMME returns with a new alt.pop gem titled “High”, the new single from the British artist, due out in North America this October.
Described as “a one-woman powerhouse” by Annie Mac, FEMME is a one-stop shop of creativity – writing, recording, mixing, producing & performing all of her tracks herself, + directing, producing & editing all of her own music videos. Taking inspiration from icons like M.I.A., Cindy Sherman + Debbie Harry, it’s FEMME’s combination of attitude, style &, above all, incredible tunes that makes her the perfect art-pop package that she is. Nowhere is this more in evidence than on “High”.
The catchy new track finds the fiesty avant-pop enthusiast at her best. Playful one minute, soulful the next, it mixes catchy keys into her trademark mix of beats & bass, with irresistible results.
Her debut album is scheduled for release in Spring 2015, be sure to catch her live on the road in N. America this fall (flyer above).
LA-based conceptual pop group YACHT, comprised of Jona Bechtolt + Claire L. Evans, is back with new music & news of their signing to Downtown Records. In a surprise gift to fans, YACHT have released their first new material since January’s “Plastic Soul” single, with new gem “Where Does This Disco?” arriving alongside a sparkling remix courtesy of Jerome LOL.
Fans can purchase the songs in a “special editioned object” throughout YACHT’s upcoming N. American tour with Burger Records’ White Fang, which includes 2 sold-out New York dates & kicks off this weekend in Denver. The duo explain the story behind the track:
“Where Does This Disco? is about love and compact discs. They’re both on the edge of becoming obsolete, and they both get scratched if you play them too hard. They’re both mirrors, but one is still the best medium we have for connecting with each other.
Where Does This Disco? is our first release on Downtown Records. It’s also the namesake for our upcoming North American tour, during which a special editioned object containing this song will be available for purchase. The remix is by the wildly talented Jerome LOL, one-half of DJ Dodger Stadium, and wholly from the Internet.”
09.13.14 – XOXO Festival at Holocene [SOLD OUT] – Portland, OR
09.14.14 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO *
09.15.14 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO *
09.16.14 – Plush – St. Louis, MO *
09.17.14 – Exit In – Nashville, TN *
09.19.14 – Black Cat – Washington, DC *
09.20.14 – Mercury Lounge [SOLD OUT] – New York, NY *
09.21.14 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA *
09.22.14 – Rough Trade [SOLD OUT] – Brooklyn, NY *
09.23.14 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY *
09.24.14 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *
09.26.14 – The Hoxton – Toronto, ON *
09.27.14 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL *
09.28.14 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN #
10.01.14 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR *
10.02.14 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC *
10.03.14 – Neumos – Seattle, WA *
10.05.14 – TBD Festival – Sacramento, CA *
* with White Fang
# with Panda Bear, Blues Control
A.G. Cook, the London-based sugar-sweet electronic pop producer + head of the consistently intriguing PC Music label, has remixed How to Dress Well. Hear his interpretation of “Repeat Pleasure” from this year’s What Is This Heart?.
How To Dress Well has also announced an extended run of European dates for the Autumn, including appearances at Pitchfork Paris & his largest UK headline show to date at London’s Heaven.
22nd October – Stereo, Glasgow, UK
23rd October – St Philips Church, Manchester, UK
24th October – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK
27th October – The Dome Studio, Brighton, UK
28th October – Heaven, London, UK
30th October – Grand Halle De La Villette, Paris, France
31st October – AB Box, Brussels, Belgium
1st November – Tivoli Vredenburg (Pandora Room), Utrecht, Netherlands
4th November – Stall 6, Zurich, Switzerland
5th November – C2C Festival, Turin, Italy
6th November – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome, Italy
11th November – Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway
12th November – VEGA, Copenhagen, Denmark
14th November – Uebel & Gefaherlich, Hamburg, Germany
15th November – Bang Bang Club, Berlin, Germany
17th November – Hybrydy, Warsaw, Poland
18th November – Eskulap, Poznan, Poland
19th November – Futurum. Prague, Czech Republic
20th November – Blue Bird Festival,Vienna, Austria
After sharing the 1st single from his upcoming Small VVorld EP, Rome Fortune is back today to share the 2nd single, which features ILOVEMAKONNEN. The 2 friends go in about their trust issues on the Money Karlo-produced track. Rome is also currently on a N. American tour with Glass Animals for the month of September. Check out the new single, the EP artwork, + the tour dates below.
Rome Fortune is a 25-year-old American independent hip-hop artist from Atlanta who garnered the attention of the media with his Beautiful Pimp & Beautiful Pimp II mixtapes. Most recently, Rome put out an EP with Dun Deal called Drives, Thighs, & Lies that featured guest appearances by Young Thug + Junglepussy among others. Along with his work with Dun Deal, C4, Childish Major & other well-known hip-hop producers from Atlanta, Rome has also recently been working with avante-garde producers such as Suicideyear & Four Tet. Rome will release his next project, Small VVorld EP, later this year.
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