St. Lucia – ‘Matter’

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Los Angeles – South African-born Jean-Philip Grobler, aka St. Lucia is prepared to release his much anticipated sophomore record, Matter via Columbia Records. Grobler, who is now Brooklyn-based, released the first single, “Dancing On Glass,” a fetching 80s-inspired dance track last October. It was teeming with hooks and synth-pop beats. While Grobler has been dropping

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Taster Peter Releases “Pelikans” EP

Taster Peter

Berlin – In a continuing partnership with the label TRAPEZ, Italian producer and DJ, Taster Peter has produced another electronica EP that will have the dance floors throughout Europe soaking in this sonic revelry. With a June 1st release date and remix assists from producers Peter and Padre, Pelikans is an offering that is the

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Mystery Skulls Comes Home To Stubb’s

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Austin – Officially, Mystery Skulls is a product of Los Angeles. It’s where he calls home, and it’s where his career has taken off. But he was proud to tout his Texas upbringing to a packed house at Stubb’s last Friday night. Unsurprisingly, he was well received: we love a hometown hero. In fact Mystery

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Wishyunu Perform New ‘Photoplay’ Release


Portland – Mississippi Studios hosted synth pop duo Wishyunu on Sunday night, which doubled as a release show for their just-dropped (and self-issued) 7’’ Photoplay. Wishyunu’s sound is an experience, one which is almost unexpected. The duo utilizes lead singer Bei Yan’s delicate vocals, guitar and synth machine, and drummer Tony Bertaccini to create their

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Walk The Moon Entertain The Palladium Crowd


Los Angeles – Last December, the Ohio dance-pop act Walk The Moon released their second major label album Talking Is Hard. Since the release, they’ve been popping up everywhere, including on late night variety shows such Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. I reviewed the record for Best New Bands calling

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