Ghost Beach release video for “Miracle”

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If this video doesn’t make you want to get up and dance (or at least smile), you may want to check your pulse. It’s worth it for their outfits alone. If you haven’t gotten your hands on their debut album, “Blonde” or seen one of their shows yet, what are you waiting for? It’s infectious, sun drenched electro pop that is sure to provide the perfect soundtrack to your spring and summer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73xPEEF92JY

“Cope” by Manchester Orchestra now streaming

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I’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of this album for a while. It will officially be available for purchase on April 1 (so soon!), but it’s now streaming on NME. If you’re into “heavy,” emotionally charged indie rock, you’ll definitely want to check this out. Their sound is definitely more intense and driving than it was on their 2011 album, “Simple Math.” They’ll be on tour in April and May with Balance and Composure (another amazing, must see band) and Kevin Devine. Such a great lineup.

Stream their upcoming album, “Cope,” here:

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/manchester-orchestra-cope-exclusive-album-stream

The album is available for pre-order here, so be sure to support this talented, hardworking band and try to see them on tour as well…

http://themanchesterorchestrastore.bigcartel.com/product/signed-cd-original-chris-freeman-artwork

Power Pop Meets Electropop on Tokyo Police Club’s “Forcefield”

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If you’re in the mood for fun, poppy indie rock, check out “Forcefield,” the latest from Tokyo Police Club. Not surprisingly, their sound has shifted since their last release, 2010’s “Champ.” This new album feels a little lighter and more mature than the louder, slightly frenetic sound they crafted in their earlier work. The band has achieved an electro-pop-meets- power-pop type of sound and it really works. It’s almost like what you’d get if you crossed Passion Pit with The Strokes.

Standout tracks include the instantly catchy “Hot Tonight,” “Toy Guns,” and the more chill closing songs “Through The Wire,” and “Feel The Effect.”

http://open.spotify.com/album/2JK70wHaFHeqSkeHTPYHCi

Explosions in the Sky & Eluvium team up for “Inventions”

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If you’re into chill instrumental rock or if you’re a fan of Explosions in the Sky, you’re in for a treat. Mark Smith from Explosions in the Sky and Matthew Cooper, an ambient artist who records under the alias “Eluvium,” have joined forces to create a new project called “Inventions.”

Their self titled album, due out on April 1, is now available to stream via NPR.

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/23/291420148/first-listen-inventions-inventions#playlist