Posts Tagged ‘BØRNS’

January 13, 2018

I’m watching the time tick away, coming to the realization that I probably won’t be receiving that new BØRNS album till next week (insert sad face). The psych pop virtuoso made waves all around when he released his first album Dopamine in 2015, and he’s poised to do the same with Blue Madonna, out today. We were blown away a week ago when he premiered a new song off the album featuring Lana Del Rey. As it turns out, Lana Del Rey also graces Blue Madonna’s title track with her breathy seductive voice. Though I must wait a few more days to enjoy BØRNS’ new music in CD quality, I’m more than grateful we get to take in the muggy slinking, wavy shimmering electro/psych pop of Blue Madonna now. Stream the track off Spotify, here

BØRNS’ new album is available, here.

January 6, 2018

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 01.04.2018 – 01.05.2018

Featured Music – January 4 – 5, 2018
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January 4, 2018

Happy New Year, everyone. We’re back with some fine new music, and to kick off 2018 strong, let’s dive into that much adored new collaboration involving psych pop extraordinaire BØRNS and sadcore queen Lana Del Rey! I recall mentioning before that it would be a dream for the two to do a song together, particularly after some of BØRNS’ music reminded me greatly of her (ie. American Money), and here we are, blissfully blessed with God Save Our Young Blood, which will be appearing on BØRNS’ sophomore album Blue Madonna. Luscious synths and plenty of romantic nostalgia abounds on the song, available, here

BØRNS’ new album Blue Madonna is set to drop on January 12th, pre-order, here.

December 22, 2017

I’m still feeling very grateful for being one of the lucky few that witnessed 

BØRNS’ intimate headline set at Popscene last month, which he’s followed up with news of an expansive tour that would bring him to the massive Fox Theater in Oakland come mid-January, with Charlotte Cardin and Mikky Ekko in tow as huge support acts, no less. Not surprisingly, the Fox show is already sold out. Garrett Borns, the psych pop artist behind the project, is preparing for the release of his sophomore album in 2018. He recently shared a new track off Blue Madonna. I Don’t Want U Back is a sleek and dulcet injection of his signature alt pop and lush harmonic. Borns’ candied voice seems extra breathy and even Prince meets Great Good Fine OK-like on the irresistibly gooey whirring pop anthem. I Don’t Want U Back is available from iTunes, here

October 3, 2017

Despite his massive popularity, Garrett Borns, the man behind everyone’s favorite psych pop project BØRNS, will be headlining Popscene in San Francisco on November 3rd. The show sold out in minutes, and I was one of the unfortunate ones who couldn’t snag a ticket. But Popscene was  generous enough to unleash a few extra tickets quite recently, to my surprise, and I happened to catch the announcement in time to grab a hold of a highly coveted golden ticket. I guess I should count my blessings. After all, I’ll likely get to hear this new BØRNS song live, alongside many of his prior stellar offerings. The Los Angeles based talent brings us plenty of sweetness on Sweet Dreams, a dreamy nostalgic, dewy eyed, spacey slick pop swooner. The song even features on the newly re-made Hollywood film Flatliners. Stream/download Sweet Dreams, here.

July 28, 2017

My top priority tomorrow morning is to get up in time to snag myself a ticket for BØRNS’ show at Popscene in San Francisco on November 3rd. It’ll be a full circle experience, since the Los Angeles singer songwriter and musician made his SF debut at Popscene almost exactly three years prior in 2014. He was already the talk of the music scene then, having impressed everyone with his dulcet psych pop on 10,000 Emerald Pools. I must say I’m much grateful that he’s chosen to go the intimate club route on his forthcoming tour despite his success. Of course, as it always goes, a new tour means new music, and BØRNS has shared with us a fresh single named Faded Heart, out now via all participating digital retailers, here. It’s our first taste of a forthcoming sophomore album and quite the chugging charmer of an indie pop anthem with all the signature BØRNS‘ elements… sweet hooks, a whole lot of warm, fuzzy soul. BØRNS will launch his new tour in Chicago this October before he makes his way out west then across the Atlantic to the UK and Europe. Learn more about the tour on his website, here.

October 25, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 10.21.2016 – 10.23.2016

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October 23, 2016

BØRNS ascended to achieve widespread success with his dulcet psychedelic pop in a blink of an eye after his initial roll out, during which he immediately stole our hearts by surfacing with 10,000 Emerald Pools.  Since then, each and every one of the Los Angeles based musicians’ songs has been a relative hit, including debut album cut American Money, a honeyed lullaby which Australia’s Tigertown has now remixed. From its haunting synthwave beginnings, I knew this would be an indie dance edit that would call for my Stranger Things loving heart. Tigertown even infuses their interpretation of American Honey with plenty of future bass surges and adds in an extra layer of saccharine lulling vocals. The darkly glamorous official remix is out now on Interscope Records. Purchase from iTunes.

September 19, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.16.2016

Featured music – September 16th, 2016

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September 17, 2016

BØRNS’ ascension in the indie scene was nothing short of meteoric after the Michigan by way of Los Angeles musician appeared with dreamy flittering 10,000 Emerald Pools over a year ago. The buzz was sensational in the months afterwards, and before we knew it, BØRNS’ had released an acclaimed debut album named DOPAMINE. His music video for album cut American Money takes us back into his honeyed pop. American Money is one of his least psychedelic numbers. The bittersweet lullaby feels like it could easily segue into a dusty aching, coy fluttering Lana Del Rey song, particularly considering its lyrical play on the American dream, money, and tragic love. Even American Money’s free spirited new video fits the profile.