In this edition: soundz from Dylan Barnes, Heifervescent, Hello Ocho, Royal Canoe, Sugarpuss and videos from American Royalty, Elektra Zagreb, Parquet Courts. Enjoy! Consider these... Dylan Barnes - "The Weight of an Angel" from Winter Solitude (EP) out 10 May 2013 on Coldstone Records This is the first single from Dylan Barnes' debut release. The grainy, old record feel adds to the somber mood of this [...]
Today's selections of videos to enjoy come from Bass Drum Of Death , American Royalty , Airstrip , and Lost Animal . . . Download Airstrip - Pleasure Center mp3 (from Willing) . Follow @madmackerel
NYC trio American Royalty have been turning heads as of late, wowing with recent EP Prismatic . Gearing up to tour extensively in June, American Royalty have revealed a kaleidoscopic video for lead EP track 'Hungry'. Continuing a creative relationship, the video was produced by renowned Brooklyn-based animator Jeff Scher, who also produced their recent video 'Honey & Queen' . If you want to catch this fast rising duo, you can see their tour dates below. WATCH [...]
"Taking your time is important." This is a guideline that the members of American Royalty follow with no exceptions. And with their time, spent right, comes a result unlike anything their peers would have guessed. Some consider their sound a mix psychedelic blues-rock and raw electronic tracks most fit for a festival. I wouldn't know what to call it either, and I think that's the best part. In an era where dance music, and even rock, is disgustingly forced out and people's tastes are compromised in favor of the mainstream market's demands, American Royalty have found a way to develop [...]
Take a break from all the #sxsw mayhem and listen to this week's Upcoming at PopGun playlist. Yes there's some SXSW envy over here on the East Coast, but don't worry, we've got you covered with some great shows coming up this week! Check 'em out below: THU, 3/14: Hockey , The Mignight Hollow, Young Unknowns :: BUY TICKETS :: FRI, 3/15 (Late): Blackbird Blackbird (DJ Set) , American Royalty (DJ Set), Air Zaire :: $5 w/ RSVP :: SAT, [...]
Q+A session: American Royalty Location: Brooklyn, NY Genre: psych-pop Latest release: Prismatic EP Label: Guns in the Sun 01. Describe American Royalty in 3 words: keepinit freshta def 02. First record you ever bought? NSYNC (self-titled) 03. What are the 5 most played songs in your iPod? No iPod 04. What posters did you have on your wall [...]
when i had my eye, staring at the sun, growing old and wise, but staying young and dumb We've already been massaged by the jittery bongo & guitar shuffle of American Royalty's mellowed out single "Honey & Queen" and now the LA group has dropped the Prismatic EP which has 4 more tracks of their psyched-out groove rock."Hungry" follows EP-opener "Honey" and is the real party starter. Gutars shred over whiplash a rhythm section and it makes me want to rock. Then they get tender on "Mariah" before bringing the slow burn weirdo funk [...]
In a fine collision of acronyms, NYC-via-LA trio, American Royalty, released their Prismatic EP last week and we're very pleased to bring you a full stream of the record below. Full of artful, forward-thinking pop music the EP is a shimmering collection of brash pop hooks and electronic wizardry. We recommend dimming the lights, turning the volume up and shuffling awkwardly around your bedroom. FACEBOOK
A KCRW 'LA artist to watch in 2012,' American Royalty are a Brooklyn trio who have spent their fair share of time in LA. Stream their new Prismatic EP below. Their sound is controlled chaos of sorts, but dark, moody and layered. Their sounds have texture. You feel like you can taste them almost. Keep a clear eye...we will too.
Prismatic, five songs to wear out.
Bonnie "Prince" Billy @ ATPNY 2011 ( more by Dana [distortion] Yavin ) Ava Luna @ Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 2011 ( more by Amanda Hatfield ) today in NYC * Joakim @ The DL * Wether @ The Stone * Chris Gerthard @ UCB * Lady Rizo @ Joe's Pub * Annie Keating @ Littlefield * [...]
Last year American Royalty teased us with “Honey & Queen”, the opening track from their new EP Prismatic . After several months of hard work. the extended player finally sees the light & gets a release via Guns In The Sun. To celebrate, the psych-pop 3-piece is letting you stream the whole thing for free + they’ll be playing their 1st show of 2013 tomorrow, 02.07, at at The Mercury Lounge in NYC. Get your tickets here .
Big Beast AM lets loose (what is presumably) the first leak off his upcoming For Professional Use Only mixtape which due two weeks from today (Feb. 19). AraabMUZIK is about as consistent as they come, and "The Prince Is Coming" is another high marks entry and valediction for the Dipset beatmaker. AraabMUZIK ( Facebook ) Rating 8.4
American Royalty release EP Prismatic on February 5th via Guns In The Sun Records .The past few months have seen the band’s ‘Honey & Queen’ gain regular radio play on Rob Da Bank’s BBC Radio 1 show, pick up the XFM ‘Band Of The Week’ title and be championed by the likes of Clash and Nylon. The Prismatic EP is a 5-track tour-de-force, ranging from the winding psychedelia of [...]
After releasing a series of well-received singles and mesmerizingly beautiful videos, NYC-based psychpop outfit American Royalty returns to the scene ... Read the full article at http://www.prefixmag.com/news/ prefix-premiere-american-royal ty-prismatic-ep/72840/
American Royalty , the NY-by-way-of-LA psych pop trio has released a music video for their new song 'Honey & Queen' , which features visuals from renowned Brooklyn-based filmmaker/animator Jeff Scher. The video is part of an ongoing creative relationship between Scher and American Royalty , who has also created visual pairings for their previous singles. WATCH // American Royalty - 'Honey & Queen' With ' Honey & [...]
808 drum makes for a tribal-esque bassline with warped vocals that keeps the track engaging. By the way, this track is available as a free download in exchange for an email address, just click on "Free Download" in the player.
After listening to their forthcoming EP Prismatic , on numerous occasions, we felt the need to warn American Royalty that 2013 may well be a busy year. The LA-based three piece have produced a Dance/Pop hybrid of infectious proportions - a series of melodies bustling within a soundtrack of synths, guitars and old school machinery. We caught up with one third of the band, Marc Gilfry, to talk about the music, the expectation and the inspiration. Bowlegs: First things first – how did you guys hook up – are you all from LA? And [...]
As might be expected, slightly fewer tunes make up our final monthly mix of the best of the downloads from MM - no panic tho', the quality of new tunes on offer more than makes up for it. And as always, some new ones for you too means a top banana mix of twenty cracking songs to play in the New Year. The Cheatahs - The Swan A swirling, smoking riff and a rough 'n' ready feel is mixed with 90s slacker indie influences and a bit of shoegaze - all to more than [...]
With all the festivities and end-of-year lists of our favourites, it has meant we have not been able to post a number of new tunes that also came out during the latter part of December. So with apologies for the relative lateness of many of these, we still wanted to catch up and give them a bit of love and airtime. Led by the husky, sweet vocals of Cameron Matthews, Bear Ceuse is filled out by fanciful and dissonant guitar work, bass, and drums. The band was recently discovered by U.K.-based label Medical Records, who will [...]