Tuesday, August 20, 2013

RAC - Let Go (ft. Kele & MNDR)

Huge props to RAC, aka Andre Allen Anjos, for not resting on his laurels. Easily one of the best remixers around and featured here a ton, he's finally ready to give you some new ORIGINAL music. After signing with Cherrytree Records earlier this year, today we get Let Go, the first single off the upcoming EP, Don't Talk To.

It must be nice to just call your talented friends and ask them to contribute vocals, especially when the song is as infectious as this. Kele (of Bloc Party) and MNDR fit together so well as the track floats by on a hypnotic bass line and glowing strings. Expect more of the same as all four tracks include guest vocals.

With new music comes new tour dates and for the first time a full LIVE tour. Dates run up and down both coasts in November, with no love for Chicago, or the Midwest. Those of you hoping to catch him on the road can pre-order the EP via Cherrytree and receive a presale code and link to exclusive tickets.

Give Let Go a listen and check out the tracklist and tour dates below.

1. Let Go (ft. Kele & MNDR)
2. Hollywood (ft. Penguin Prison)
3. Tourist (ft. Tokyo Police Club)
4. We Belong (ft. Katie Herzig)

11/4 - Portland, OR
11/5 - Vancouver, BC
11/6 - Seattle, WA
11/8 -  Los Angeles, CA
11/9 - Orange County, CA
11/10 - San Francisco, CA
11/13 - Philadelphia, PA
11/14 - New York City, NY
11/15 - Washington, DC
11/16 - Brooklyn, NY

Friday, August 2, 2013

Lollapalooza Week - The Postal Service

The fact that The Postal Service have reunited may be old news considering they started this tour in April with a headlining set at Coachella. But, quite frankly, who gives a f#@k? Ten years after the release of their one and only album, Give Up, fans are still selling out shows across the country and finally, Chicago will get their chance to see a great band.

I could write for days about the genius of the album, the myth surrounding their recording process and subsequent, almost obvious choice for a name. However, I won't because the fine people at the creators project have released a short documentary about their history and current tour. The film was lovingly directed by Justin Mitchell, who also was fortunate enough to catch Death Cab for Cutie's rise in another film, Drive Well, Sleep Carefully.

You'll have two chances to catch them this weekend. Their festival performance will be on Saturday, as they close night #2 at the Bud Light Stage. They are also playing a sold out aftershow at the Metro on Sunday. Local radio station WXRT will be broadcasting that show live for those of you that missed out on tickets.

Be sure to check out my Twitter feed and Instagram account for all things Lolla.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Lollapalooza Week - Dillon Francis

So far, Dillon Francis is ruling the summer with his remixes. Granted my two favorites have been out for at least four months, but it was shocking to find both of them in my iTunes "Top 25 Most Played" category so quickly. 

I wrote about his remix of Passion Pit's Carried Away in April and have been selfishly holding on to his Suit & Tie remix due to the flood of remixes that sprung up. 

Whether you want to lump him under Moombahton or Trap, I don't care. Like anything else you'll find on this blog, it's good tunes. The Los Angeles native will be blowing eardrums at Perry's Stage, on Friday at 4:30.

Both tracks are FREE downloads, so let's get the party started.