L.A.-based alternative duo Powers recently premiered “Heavy”, a new track taken off their upcoming debut album, Alpha, which is due out later this year on Republic Records. With its late 70’s New York bass line and deliciously retro string arrangements, “Heavy” is a bittersweet number about the struggle of relationships and how toxic they can sometimes be. It’s a “battle between logic and desire” says vocalist Crista Ru, who co-founded Powers with co-vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Mike Del Rio back in 2014.
For Powers, bringing songs to life means tapping into their own eclectic backgrounds from playing in underground punk bands in New York City to co-writing for the likes of Kylie Minogue and Selena Gomez. Citing the cut-and-paste art of Robert Rauschenberg and Terry Gilliam among their longtime influences, they’ve taken a collage-like approach to constructing crystalline pop.
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Just a few weeks after their hazy and cinematic single “Just Like You”, synth disco four-piece Chromatics are sharing a brand new tune taken from their forthcoming album Dear Tommy. The song is called “In Films” and, as always, it is available as a free download from frontman Johnny Jewel’s SoundCloud.
Chromatics - In Films
“In Films” is surprisingly cheery and bright considering the band’s back catalogue of moody slow jams and melancholic disco tunes. On this new track, Ruth Radelet’s vocals show unprecedented confidence laid over bouncy drums and upbeat guitars, not to mention the super catchy chanted hook. There is still no official release date for the new album but we know that it will include 17 tracks, among which are reworked versions of “Cherry” and “Camera”, two songs taken from the 2013 compilation album After Dark 2.
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Just a few months after Kill For Love, Johnny Jewel, Ruth Radelet and Adam Miller (aka Chromatics) are already back with a new tune! “Looking For Love” is edited down from an epic 17-minute piece commissioned for Chanel’s latest runway show.
This haunting song features Radelet’s whispery vocals over a polished hypnotic beat. The structure is linear, with a few subtle shifts here and there, and the result is classy and elegant. “Looking For Love” will appear on After Dark 2 (follow up to the Jewel’s recently remastered seminal compilation After Dark), out soon on Italians Do It Better.
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For a few years now, Aussie born DJ/producer Anna Lunoe has been leaving a trail of exhausted and ecstatic crowds in clubs throughout Australia and the US. Best known for her high-energy DJ-sets, Lunoe has a few more tricks up her sleeve and this is precisely what she wants to demonstrate with “I Met You”. This new original track is a disco-infused collaboration with Sydney-based one-man band Flume.
Despite his young age (only 20!), Flume seems to be going from one success to another, lining up sold out live shows, releasing remixes for Hermitude, The Aston Shuffle and Ta-ku and supporting The xx in Sydney and Melbourne. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut album coming soon on Future Classic.
Anna Lunoe & Flume - I Met You (Late Nite Tuff Guy Disco Dub)
Anna Lunoe and Flume’s enthralling collab “I Met You” is out since June 25th via Future Classic and the EP features remixes from Dj HMC and Late Nite Tuff Guy.
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On the heels of their Neil Young cover “Into The Black”, revealed a few weeks ago, Portland four-piece Chromatics have unveiled the video for their new track “Lady”, a smooth 80s inspired nu disco number. Directed by Alberto Rossini, the video features grainy footage and washed out images filmed live at Silver City Prom 2010, providing a glimpse into the band’s life on the road.
Adam Miller, Ruth Radelet and Johnny Jewel (the man behind Glass Candy and Desire) have promised their fans a new LP for 2012. “Lady” is the third single taken off this highly anticipated album, which is currently being mastered. To be continued…
Chromatics - Into The Black (Neil Young Cover)
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