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My Gold Mask
"Anxious Utopia

Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo working on the dark electro-pop sound of My Gold Mask since 2009. On their latest album, dropping today, March 4th, on Moon Sounds Records, Anxious Utopia, the duo may have finally found perfection. It may be the addition of James Andrews on production, but most of the songs on the album were written by Armondo and Rochelle. This album is a mixture of dance pop in the vain of Carly Rae Jepsen and dark gothic pop of Siouxsie Sioux. Rochelle is powerful and commanding through out with Armondo and Andrews providing her driving and infectious club ready tracks. Anxious Utopia is My Gold Mask clearly firing on all cylinders.

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Ballroom Boxer recently released a new album called Tides. It is a great summer listen and available now digitally. You can also preorder the album on blue vinyl here.

You can help the band celebrate the album release at Bottom Lounge on August 8th with Ayoh, Simpleton & Cityfolk, and Eiffel Tower.

July 29, 2016

Distant Brothers are currently raising funds to produce their debut Full-length album. You can preorder and gain access to an array of items including their new single "Monkey Paw".

You can catch Distant Brothers at House of Blues on August 12th.


July 28, 2016

Eight Bit Tiger has released a second single, "Weekend", from their forthcoming EP, Move Dance Feel. Last week we shared "Forever" and stated that the EP will be released on August 9th.

You can catch Eight Bit Tiger on August 12th at Schubas.

July 28, 2016

The Curls have released their Daytrotter Session for free for their fans to download. The session was recorded back in May.

You can catch The Curls on July 29th at Tonic Room with Mr. Constant, Them Dead Poets, and Paul Moody.

July 27, 2016

Manufactured Recordings is reissuing the 1980's classic single from Kate Fagan, "I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool" on August 8th. The new release will include two previously unreleased tracks, "Master of Passion" and "Come Over". 

Below is a video from 1982 of Kate performing "I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool".

July 27, 2016

Kinky Love have premiered their new single "TV Girl" via Myspace. The synth-pop trio, fronted by Xoe Wise, are planning another single release for August and a track called "Women Without".

You can catch Kinky Love for free at the Whistler with Still + Storm on August 11th.

July 22, 2016

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