Posts Tagged ‘bop’

March 27, 2018

It’s nearly a year since Kim suffered a serious knee injury during a festival performance in Mexico, and it sounds like recovery was no easy feat, but if you paid any heed to Matt’s videos afterwards, there’s no doubt you had some warm and fuzzy moments from how wonderfully supportive he’s been. As such, we’re incredibly happy that Matt and Kim have returned with a new song named Happy If You’re Happy, which Matt said he should have written years ago. Yes, he wrote it about Kim, and he says she’s the best thing that ever happened to him. Let’s all take a moment to say “awwww”. We all need a Matt or a Kim in our lives, let’s hope you’ve already found yours or will soon. Happy If You’re Happy is a melodious bop of a tune, a laid back and heartwarming treat that diverges from the pair’s oft wildly animated offerings. You can also stream the track, here. Matt and Kim have finally embarked on a new tour, too, which you can learn more about from their website, here. If you’ve ever been to one of their shows, you know it’s an exhilarating treat. 

October 3, 2017
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In three days, Terror Jr will be making their live debut at Popscene in San Francisco. Yes, Friday is kind of a big deal, and I’m sure the droves of Terror Jr fans out there would agree. Aside from popping endless purple grapes and bopping to the trio’s past two collection of bubbly effervescent tunes, we now have Bop 3: The Girl Who Cried Purple to keep us company as we count down the days to Terror Jr’s sold out tour. The seven track compilation, which completes Terror Jr’s Bop series before they focus on a debut album, includes this sugar coated, crispy bouncing gem, Fight and Fuck. Spice and sass abound on the elastic jouncing tune. I can’t help but fall hard for the 80′s inspired feel of the spry future pop jam. Lisa Terror brings us a dose of sweet tangy nostalgia Fight Or Fuck, which is one of my current favorite Terror Jr tracks. Listen to Bop 3 in full on Soundcloud, here. Find out more about Terror Jr’s inaugural tour and their prior EPs at their website, here.

September 13, 2017
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I can’t wait for my birthday weekend, not because I want to turn another year older (I assure you, I don’t), but because I’ll be ringing it in with Terror Jr as they make their live debut at a super sold out Popscene in San Francisco. That’s right, the grape loving three piece will be making their very first appearance on stage here in the Bay, just about a week after they drop their third EP, Bop 3: The Girl Who Cried Purple. They’ve also reported that this will be their final EP before they prepare to release a full length. Lisa Terror, Felix Snow, and David Singer-Vine have a new treat for us in the meantime named Holding Your Tongue, a signature Terror Jr bop with plenty of whimsical effervescence and punchy future pop. The perky luscious, buoyant bubbling jam is out now on EFFESS/Atlantic. Bop 3 arrives September 29th. 

July 26, 2017

I’m always overjoyed when Charli XCX releases new music, and I never know quite what to expect, having followed her career since her early electropop days. New song Boys is a sugary bop, and it comes with music video filled with endless celebrity and musician cameos. From Chromeo to Charlie Puth, Flume to G Eazy, Mac DeMarco to Brendan Urie, Kaytranada to Portugal. the Man, this one has them all. It’s loads of fun just to try and pick out everyone while bopping your head to the infectious pop song. Charli XCX directed the video herself, too. Boys is a fizzy light treat compared to the British artist’s prior release, her punchy mixtape Number 1 Angel. Grab the single, here.

July 7, 2017

I can never resist a good Kero Kero Bonito bop. They’re just so uplifting and carefree, joyous and fun. The trio from London immerses us in summer sunshine and a sanguine glow with lighthearted new single Forever Summer Holiday, and what a prismatic holiday it is. The airy carbonated, candy coated electro pop number is a bonus track from next month’s Japanese edition of their debut album Bonito Generation. Forever Summer Holiday also comes with a vivacious video directed by oft collaborator Theo Davies. Forever Summer Holiday can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

June 20, 2017
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Last Friday, grape and bop connoisseurs Terror Jr dropped their highly anticipated album Bop City 2: TerroRising. If you’ve yet to treat yourself to the bouncy effervescent electro pop that ricochets off this thirteen track release, you need to make your way over to Soundcloud, here. Among the album’s plenteous new gems is Talking To Myself, an airy gust of sweet carbonated, sassy prickling enchantment. We can’t seem to ever get enough of Lisa Terror’s brisk and nimble vocals or Felix Snow & David Singer-Vine’s fizzy production. Bop City 2: TerroRising can be purchased from all major outlets, here.

June 5, 2017
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Terror Jr has served up another fresh bop on our plates. And by bop, we mean BOP. Appreciation might start out relatively subdued and gingerly soft than some of the grape loving trio’s prior singles, but sway along in bliss till close to a minute in and you’ll be grinning ear to ear and bopping with vigor to the elastic jouncing synths that strike the glossy carbonated jam. I can never get enough of Lisa Terror’s lithe airy vocals, paired with Terror Jr’s effervescent production constructed by Felix Snow & The Cataracs’ David Benjamin Singer-Vine. The three have certainly created a unique niche for themselves with their soda pop bops, which straddle a fine line between pop and electronica. Appreciation is a taste from Terror Jr’s Bop City 2: TerrorRising. It’s available for pre-order, here, before its release on June 16th. Stream/download Appreciation, here.

May 5, 2017
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Richmond, Virginia native Evi Jai brings plenty of spice and sass on her debut single, Mr. Green. This whimsical slice of R&B inflected pop teases us endlessly with its whistling playfulness. There’s no escaping its spacious bop and smoky pleat. The charismatic new chanteuse’s whiskey soaked, honey wined vocals and her punchy lyrics evoke a combination of Amy Winehouse, Alessia Cara, and Teddy Sinclair/Cruel Youth. Evi Jai explains: “I want my music to really mean something to people. Everybody wants to be somebody, everyone wants to mean something and that’s hopefully the feeling my music will give them.” Mr. Green will be out tomorrow, May 5th. 

July 27, 2016
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Rumor has it that enigmatic American trio Terror Jr is made up of two esteemed producers and a well known vocalist (who apparently love grapes considering their heavy usage of the grapes emoji on Twitter). Despite dropping four ace tunes and drawing much buzz in the past few months, they’ve managed to keep to the shadows. Terror Jr makes it a total of five ace tunes today with Come First. There’s no mistaking that this is a Terror Jr song. Crisp bopping beats, kittenish sweet vocals, and a sparse spacious atmosphere come together for yet another jewel of a future popping confection. The sweet effervescent.sparkler is a collaboration with producers Felix Snow and Jerker Hansson. Whether all these splendid tracks are leading up to an EP or album, we’ll have to wait and see.

January 29, 2015
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With a name like Bop English, I expected this guys to be pretty doo wop boppy. Indeed, their new tune Dani’s Blues (It Was Beyond Our Control) is very peppy and gloriously retro rocking. It the vocals on the track sound familiar to you, it may not surprise you to learn that Bop English is the recording name of Austin rock band White Denim’s frontman James Petralli. He certainly brings some of their Southern garage rock sound to the bluesy tune. The single is off Bop English’s debut album, Constant Bop, out April 13th on Downtown Records.