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Afternoon Jam: Beach Fossils “Silver Tongue”

24 Apr

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Beach Fossils new album Somersault is due out on June 2nd via Bayonet Records, but the band is releasing a new single via For Our First 100 Days; One Hundred Songs That Inspire Progress And Benefit A Cause For Change. This album, compromising of 100 previously unreleased tracks from your favorite artists via Bandcamp throughout Trump’s first 100 days in office. Sold through a subscription via Bandcamp  (lowest contribution is $30), you will receive one song a day throughout the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency. All profits will go to organizations that stand in opposition of Trump including: All Above All, Cosecha, Hoosier Action, People’s Climate Movement, and Southerners On New Ground. Listen to Beach Fossil’s contribution to the album now!

Beach Fossils have also released their first single off their upcoming album Somersault  entitled “Saint Ivy” which is inspired by New York City artists and celebrates the diversity of this country, just as ‘Our First 100 Days’ does. Beach Fossils encourage their fans to donate to  National Endowment for the Arts and Center for Arts Education NYC, both currently facing massive budget cuts due to the Trump administration.

Watch the video for “Saint Ivy” now below and pre-order your copy of Somersault now here!

 

xx Cher

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afternoon jam: Years & Years “King”

11 Jan

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Years & Years are on their way to having an excellent 2015, and deservedly so. Each stellar new release from the band has fans eagerly anticipating the release of their debut album. Years & Years new single “King” (out March 1st!) is a dark, dance floor hit about a relationship on the rocks. With gut-wrenching lyrics and instrumentals that will make your body move, you’re broken heart will get the dance workout of a lifetime.

Years & Years are finally heading to the US to play two sold-out shows in NYC on Monday, January 26th at Le Poisson Rouge, and Tuesday January 27th at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn. If you were lucky enough to get tickets, make sure you tag us @mylifeinsound in any photographic or video evidence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Then, put your phone away and meet me on the dance floor.

Listen to “King” now below and make sure to follow Years & Years on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.

xx Cher

Philly Show NOT to be missed xx: Streets of Laredo and Mother at Boot & Saddle TOMORROW!!!

3 Jun

Streets of Laredo

NYC is taking over Philly tomorrow night, sending two of their best, Streets of Laredo and Mother to Boot & Saddle tomorrow night. The show starts at 8:30PM and is only $10 if you get your tickets now here or at AKA records.

Starting off the show is Mother, a brooklyn-based band featuring actor/megababe Penn Badgley (because, why wouldn’t he be well rounded with talent?). Mother released their infectious first single “Easy” via Neon Gold. The synth-pop track oozes seduction and will make fans fall in love on the dance floor this Wednesday night. You can buy “Easy” on iTunes now here in preparation. Their second track “Victim” is another bluesy, seductive synth pop track complete with a saxophone solo that will make you week in the knees. Hopefully break out the sax tomorrow night at Boot & Saddle!





Streets of Laredo are an indie-band from New Zealand who now call Brooklyn home. They have an indie rock/folk sound with a kick of energy to perfectly soundtrack your house parties and summer drives. The band are currently touring in support of their Volume I and Volume II EPs before heading out on tour with Kaiser Chiefs! Make sure you see them now in this intimate venue while you can.






Get through the rest of the week with the help of great live music featuring Mother and Streets of Laredo tomorrow night at Boot and Saddle! Doors are at 8PM and the show starts at 8:30PM, make sure you get there on time so you don’t miss the opening bands. Tickets are only $10 and you can get them here, at AKA records, or at the door tomorrow night!

Not in Philly? Catch them in Batimore tonight at Ottobar or these other places:

June 5 // Mercury Lounge // New York NY
June 7 // II Motore // Montreal QC
June 8 // Lee’s Palace // Toronto ON (With Cults)
June 10 // Rumba Cafe // Columbus OH
June 12 // Beat Kitchen // Chicago IL

For more tour dates click here!

xx Cher

morning jam xx: Spires “Comic Book”

6 Nov

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I am obsessed with the dreamy psych pop tracks that NY band Spires have put into the world. “Comic Book” is a catchy and fun jam that should get you moving and grooving this morning and ready to start your day right! Their single “Candy Flip” is a gorgeous, seductive jam you will want to listen to on repeat. Listen to both tracks below and buy their music on iTunes here!


xx Cher

morning jam xx: Crocodiles “Cockroach”

5 Aug

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Wake up to this heavy, dirty, brilliant new rock & roll track from Crocodiles.

“Cockroach” is the new single from their upcoming album Crimes of Passion out 8/20 (US) and 8/19 (EU) through Frenchkiss and Zoo Music! The new record is a must-have for those who thrive on pure rock & roll. You can pre-order the album now on iTunes or my favorite, let your local record store know you want that record in ASAP. Stream the track below via YouTube and watch the trippy brand new music video streaming on RollingStone.com now here!

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xx Cher

lovelovelove xx: The 1975 at KFN recap / Free show tonight in NYC!!

29 Mar

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Last night was one of the most fun nights of my life. I go to a lot of shows, but this one in particular was special. Bringing 8 of my favorite people and meeting 5 more at the venue, I walked in to a nearly sold out Kung Fu Necktie last night just in time to catch Cruiser open for The 1975. I’ve never seen so many people at KFN for a show, a bit overwhelming at first, I was really fucking excited that one of my favorite bands right now were about to play in front of so many fans in my city. Once Cruiser ended we made our (tricky) moves to find our path straight to the front bit of space between the band and the crowd that awkwardly always seems to be there since people are scared to stand in front of the stage. My friends moved right in ready to dance and that we did, nonstop, for the entire time 1975 was on stage. Playing mostly new songs off their upcoming album, ever new track was a beautiful suprise, getting me so stoked for the new album it kills me I have to wait another day…for them to go back to London to finish recording it (fair). Although I was in my groove I did take a look around and couldn’t help but smile at all the people in the crowd, smiling, dancing, taking pictures like crazy. I am pretty sure everyone there had an incredible time, even the super drunk dude next to me that was falling asleep standing up, as I took liberty to shake him a bit and make him dance. The show ended after a decent time but way too soon for the audience. As they announced their last song sighs of crushed hearts poured out from the crowd, but luckily, they promised they would be back later this summer to play at Johnny Brenda’s on their tour supporting the brilliant band The Neighbourhood. For me, my friends, and all the fans at that show I think it’s safe to say that day can’t come soon enough, and same goes for their debut record.

Tonight The 1975 are playing a free show in New York City at Santos Party House!! For all you lucky kids in NYC this is definitely something you should be doing to start off your night tonight! They go on at 8:30 sharp so make sure you get there ASAP to make sure you get in before the venue is at capacity!

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xx Cher

NYC show NOT to be missed xx: Everything Everything and Swim Deep TONIGHT at Brooklyn Bowl!!!!!!!!

22 Mar

Brooklyn Bowl

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After catching an incredible Disclosure show Tuesday night (dance workout for a year) and a gorgeous show by Dan Croll and Little Green Cars last night, I am heading to NYC tonight for two of my favorite bands Everything Everything and Swim Deep at Brooklyn Bowl! The show starts a little early for someone traveling two hours (me) at 8:30PM but I couldn’t be more excited. Tickets are only $10 and there should be a few left here!

I was lucky enough to catch Swim Deep at Fader Fort while at SXSW, every song I’ve heard by them I love so I was really stoked to see them live. Their songs are super catchy and easy to dance to, especially their track “Honey” which is an absolute favorite of mine. Make sure you get to the show tonight on time so you don’t miss them, you will definitely regret it if you do! I can’t wait to get my dance on to them the second week in a row, a perfect start to the weekend. Check out their music below and some shots I took of their show at Fader Fort last week at SXSW!

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I am absolutely buzzing to see Everything Everything live tonight for the first time at Brooklyn Bowl!! I’ve loved Everything Everything for three years now and after begging them via Facebook and Twitter (for just as long) to come to the US, especially Philly, I will gladly take a two hour bus to NYC to see them in a venue I heard is nothing short of awesome (here’s looking at you, Brooklyn Bowl). Everything Everything have such an energizing and addicting sound that makes me want to dance every time I hear it, no matter where I am. Their new Cough Cough EP has been on repeat for me at work and I am so stoked to see the new songs, and my favorite Everything Everything classics, performed live tonight with some of my favorite friends from college. Check out some of my favorite tracks below, and make sure that if you can get to NYC tonight you are at Brooklyn Bowl, 8:30 PM for the Swim Deep + Everything Everything show, get your tickets here!












xx Cher

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