Retro Future (Compilation)

Violent Success Presents: Retro Future

Violent Success Presents: Retro Future

One of the best releases of 2013.

Wildarms – “Just For Love EP”

Wildarms

Wildarms

Another gem from Cascine. This charming electronic beauty is just right for your melancholic sunny days.

RIYL: Odesza, Crystal Castles

[LP Released December 17, 2013]

ERAAS – Initiation

Eraas - Initiation

Eraas - Initiation

One of the best things I spoil myself with is subscribing to Ghostly’s Drip. Ghostly International is one of my favorite record companies simply because they release some of the best shit in the world. ERAAS is under felte, a record company I’m starting to love as well. Ghostly’s Drip shares releases by felte, which I am so grateful for.

ERAAS is just one of those bands that I feel a connection with. Their music is dark and seductive and I can’t get enough of it. You can easily play this LP without skipping it, let it roll and drown in their world of beautiful darkness.

[LP Released November 11, 2013]

Gems – “Medusa EP”

Gems - Medusa

Gems - Medusa

I’m at a lost of words. But who needs words to describe love? Just listen and feel for yourself.

[EP released November 13, 2014]

Banda Magda – “Amour, t’es là?”

Banda Magda - Amour, t'es là?

Banda Magda -  Amour, t'es là?

I was watching Louis CK Season 3 on Netflix last night and in addition to being inspired to change my name to Tape Recorder, I was also intrigued by the wonderful score playing in the background. Shazam didn’t know what the hell was playing so I dug a little deeper and discovered greek-born singer, accordionist, film scorer and composer Magda Giannikou was hired by Louis CK to provide original music for the show! I was quite sad to also discover the music isn’t available for download, but then I was happy again when I discovered Giannikou’s 30+ piece band – Banda Magda.

“Banda Magda moves from baiao to jazz manouche, from Greek dance rhythms to samba beats. Their songs, sung in French (with forays into six other languages), hearken back to the golden age of Brazilian bossa, the best of cinematic arranging, and the lush chic of vintage French pop, all while drawing on the band’s global background.”

Man, I would kill to see these guys live.

[LP Released July 12, 2013]

Teen Daze – “Glacier”

Teen Daze - Glacier

Teen Daze - Glacier

I can’t put into enough words how much I love this – so I’ll keep it short (as usual). Glacier (Lefse Records) is Teen Daze‘s new LP that will be released tomorrow October 1, 2013 — but you can stream the whole thing now.

So. Much. Perfect.

CLICK HERE TO SEE TOUR DATES

Teen Daze 2013 Tour Dates:

09/26 – Seattle, WA @ Decibel Festival
10/02 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
10/04 – Edmonton – AB @ The Wunderbar
10/05 – Woodberry, TN @ Music In The Middle Festival [DJ Set]
10/06 – Saskatoon, BC @ Amigo’s Cantina
10/08 – Winnipeg, MB @ Union Sound Hall
10/09 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
10/11 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
10/12 – Chicago, IL @ Beauty Bar
10/15 – Kingston, ON @ Clark Hall Pub
10/16 – London, ON @ The APK
10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Parts & Labour
10/18 – Ottawa, ON @ Mercury Lounge
10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divian Orange
10/20 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
10/25 – Baltimore, MD @ Gold West Cafe
10/26 – New York, NY @ Glasslands
10/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
10/30 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
10/31 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live
11/04 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
11/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
11/07 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
11/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl

Keep Shelly in Athens – “At Home”

Keep Shelly in Athens - At Home

Keep Shelly in Athens - At Home

I have a somewhat mysterious weakness for Keep Shelly in Athens. Maybe I’m just a serious sucker dreamy 80’s influenced chillwave pop music. Check out their debut LP, At Home released on favorite label, Cascine. They’re touring this fall with Chad Valley… wish they were coming to Atlanta. See tour dates below.

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Oct 09, 2013 @ DC9 in Washington, DC
Oct 10, 2013 @ Mercury Lounge in New York, NY
Oct 11, 2013 @ Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia, PA
Oct 12, 2013 @ Great Scott in Allston, Boston, MA
Oct 13, 2013 @ Il Motore in Montreal, Canada
Oct 15, 2013 @ Wrong Bar in Toronto, Canada
Oct 16, 2013 @ Pike Room in Pontiac, Detroit, MI
Oct 18, 2013 @ The Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL
Oct 19, 2013 @ 7th St. Entry in Minneapolis, MN
Oct 22, 2013 @ Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, Canada
Oct 23, 2013 @ Barboza in Seattle, WA
Oct 25, 2013 @ Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA
Oct 26, 2013 @ Bootleg Bar in Los Angeles, CA
Oct 27, 2013 @ The Casbah in San Diego, CA
Oct 29, 2013 @ Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY

Stream their whole album here:

[LP Released September 17, 2013]

Phantogram EP

Phantogram EP

Phantogram EP

I have a major crush on Phantogram. No one can make darkness sound so beautiful. They just released their 4 song EP today. They’re releasing a full album soon, but not sure when it’ll be released. Stream one of the songs from the new EP below and stream another song here.

Give me a reason to stay alive
I’ve got the feeling we’re gonna die

CLICK HERE TO SEE TOUR DATES

Phantogram 2013 tour dates:

8/31 – Calgary, AB @ X-Fest
9/1 – Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom Fest
9/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/6 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/8 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/9 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/12 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
10/18 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Fest
10/21 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
10/25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/26 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
10/28 – Houston , TX @ House of Blues
10/30 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/31 – Atlanta , GA @ Masquerade
11/1 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
11/2 – Chalottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
12/4 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
12/5 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
12/8 – Boston, MA @ Paradise

[EP released September 30, 2013]

Odesza – “My Friends Never Die”

Odesza - My Friends Never Die

Odesza - My Friends Never Die

When I make a list of my favorite releases for 2013 at the end of this year, My Friends Never Die will no doubt going to be on that list. Odesza released a full LP last year that is also in my top 10 releases of 2012. These guys are so brilliant and I’m so glad they’re in my life. Each song they spit has me hooked. I’m a sucker for sexy badass beats. Please make music forever, Odesza!

You can stream the EP below or download it free on their website.

[EP release date: September 17, 2013]

Dro Carey – “Brand Ambassador (Deluxe)”

Dro Carey - Brand Ambassador

Dro Carey - Brand Ambassador

Badass hip-hop instrumental mixtape brought to you by Dro Carey from Sydney, Australia. All I have to say is fucking YES.

Stream the 22-track album below: