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Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon

I have been highly anticipating Two Door Cinema Club’s new album, Beacon. The official release date isn’t until September 4th, but the band has kindly offered Beacon to be streamed in its entirety a week and a half early. I just finished listening through it, and I’m pretty impressed. So far, The World is Watching is my favorite track, but I’m sure that the more I listen, new favorites will be made. No surprise really, but Beacon is packed full of catchy, indie pop jams. I couldn’t ask for anything more from Two Door Cinema Club’s sophomore effort. It’s a strong follow up to Tourist History.

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Casablanca – Yes

I’m just going to go ahead an throw this out there, if Casablanca is not a widely recognized band in indie pop within the next couple of months, something is seriously wrong with peoples’ ears. Remember how Two Door Cinema Club came out of nowhere, released a couple of singles, and then an extremely popular debut album? Casablanca is setting themselves up to do just that with the release of their single, Yes. Guitar driven pop bands can do no wrong, in my opinion, and Casablanca continues to back it up. With a jam like Yes under their belt, Casablanca appears to soon be ready to enter the ranks of those big time, indie pop bands. You know, bands like… oh I don’t know… Phoenix? I really believe that Casablanca has the potential to be that good. Yes and B-side, Natalie, will be available on a limited number of 7″ vinyl on September 17th. Feel free to preorder here, because there are only 200 copies to go around.

Casablanca – Yes by Casablanca Music

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Video: Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone

Two Door Cinema Club dropped this extremely fun video for their latest single, Sleep Alone, today. I’m going to go ahead and describe the visuals as a mix of the classic movies, Poltergeist and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. All sorts of inanimate objects take life and end up chasing the band out of the room that they’re, presumably, innocently staying in. This leads to one wild ride on a bed, which involves being chased by a giant guitar and a train. You know, the sort of stuff that would happen in your average ’80s movie, except Sleep Alone isn’t as zany as say Zapped!, Better Off Dead, or Weird Science. In the end, everything turns out to be just one big, crazy dream.

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Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone

I can’t possibly pass up on posting Two Door Cinema Club’s new single, Sleep Alone. My first introduction to TDCC was back when Kanye was still actively blogging and he posted the video for I Can’t Talk. That song was/is downright catchy, and I instantly began searching out more of the band’s demos after watching that music video. Shortly thereafter, TDCC released one of the best indie pop albums to date, Tourist History. Now, the band is gearing up for the release of their new album, Beacon, and have just released Sleep Alone as a free download for the next 24 hours. Stream Sleep Alone and memorize the lyrics on the YouTube player, then head on over to Two Door Cinema Club’s website to grab the single for free (for the next 23 hours).

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Satellite Stories Are Making A Racket

Have you been needing a new indie dance band in your life? I know I have. Finland’s Satellite Stories is the answer to your prayers, and then some. Satellite Stories is very reminiscent of Two Door Cinema Club, and I am in no way, shape, or form complaining about that, one bit. They are full of energy, complete with upbeat guitars, fast drums, and catchy hooks. Their song, Family, seems to be all the rage, right now. I can totally see why, it’s a serious adrenaline rush of sound. My personal favorite of all of the Satellite Stories songs I’ve heard, so far, is Anti-Love. All of their songs are super excellent, though. I’ve scrounged up as much of Satellite Stories’ streaming material as I could possibly find. You can get a handful of their songs; Blame the Fireworks, Family, Mexico, Helsinki Art Scene, and Kids Aren’t Safe in the Metro at pretty much any of the major music sites. However, Satellite Stories recently released their 10 track, Scandinavia EP, but it is exclusive to Japan through the Rallye Label. Hopefully the Scandinavia EP sees a wider release in the near future, because I want more and more of Satellite Stories.

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You can hear the songs, Anti-Lover and Costa Del Sol, by heading over to Rallye’s Soundcloud page.

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Made in Japan, Made in Australia

Hey gang, I have really been searching for music from the Australian music scene and one band from Sydney, Made in Japan, really stuck out to me. Made in Japan’s indie pop sound is vaguely reminiscent of Two Door Cinema Club, but incorporates a dreamwave elements to create an atmospheric sound. Check out their first two tracks from their upcoming debut album, Sights and Sounds, out Feb. 25 in Australia.