Great debut single from bicoastal duo Foreign Air. “Free Animal” hits you hard with a thumping bass line, then a full-stop to let the vocals lure you in with fantastic falsetto melodies. Bonus — 1/2 of of Foreign Air is none other than Jacob Michael, bass player for DC’s own U.S. Royalty. Enjoy…
Geographer recently released a cover of Paul Simon’s “I Know What I Know” and does an impressive job without taking away from the original recording. Geographer (Mike Deni) is known for his unique instrumentation and is no stranger to getting heart felt music heard. The single is off his newest record Endless Motion EP Vol. I set to be released in December. With the lineup of covers ranging from New Order to Kate Bush Endless Motion EP has a little something for us all. So Keep rocking we’ll be listening!
First, look what’s going on in this picture. These people(?) are riding space scooters with more confidence than I have walking down the street. I hope I’ve gotten your attention. Second, Canadian galaxy rockers TWRP (Tupper Ware Remix Party) dropped the Believe in Your Dreams EP back in September and are currently touring around Canada and select places in the US, including the neighboring city of Baltimore, to promote the new release.
Their music is delightfully indulgent and over the top – think classic video game tracks meets synth rock. A Daft Punk comparison is a little unavoidable, maybe even too obvious to really be worth mentioning, and I certainly don’t have a problem with more sounds like this floating around the universe. Personal favorite track is “Pale Blue Dot” with “Baby, N.Y.C.” as a close second. “Baby, N.Y.C.” is a collab with a band called Ninja Sex Party (everything is a party with these guys it seems) and it’s got me wondering, what is a shanghai lady? Is it me? Am I a shanghai lady? Is Rita Hayworth? Lots of questions here. Either way, all of the EP is…wait for it…OUT OF THIS WORLD fun (get it? Because SPACE). Is it silly? Absolutely.
But silly is cool, guys. The concert is at The Ottoman in Baltimore on 11/7, with tickets $10 in advance. This can’t be anythingother than an amazingly high energy show, so if you can make the drive to B-more I’d highly recommend doing so. And if this write up hasn’t convinced you, just know that I’m like 98% sure they wear those outfits on stage. Fingers crossed for space scooters.
Cardiknox’s new single “Doors” is filled with a very positive message. It makes not giving up look cool even when the chips are down. This song is for those of us who may be having a bad day, week, month or year. The simplicity of the lyrics aligned with the melodic beat makes Doors unforgettable. Daye Jack gives the song a nice reboot with a special remix of the track featuring the Georgia rapper. Currently on tour — Cardiknox is also gearing up to release their debut album in 2016 and with a successful hit single I’m sure plenty more Doors will open…
Neon Indian’s third album, VEGA INTL. Night School, which comes out next week, teases again with new track, “The Glitzy Hive.” Frontman Alan Palomo gives all the electro discotheque vibes combining his trademark synth bridges with an up-tempo and anthemic “she wants to party.” Where this track really shines is its ability to provide a bit of lo-fi grit wrapped in neon lights and after-hours feels.
Set to embark on tour October 12 in support of their latest LP release Lurid Glow Reptar has also released an alternate version of the single “Amanda”. The alternate version has more of an upbeat, rhythmic feel. Known for their energetic and lively shows, Reptar chose to be a bit more tamed in their latest LP release. However, the live shows are sure not to disappoint. The band is in DC on October 13 at U Street Music Hall.