Posts Tagged ‘Mainland’

September 22, 2017

I know The Handmaid’s Tale won an impressive number of Emmys this past weekend and it’s supposed to be a very good television series, but I just haven’t found time to sit down and watch it yet. As such, I’m totally unfamiliar with female art duo SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT’S, consisting of visual editor/producer Charlotte Fassler and her creative collaborator Dani Girdwood, who’s coming fresh off of working on The Handmaid’s Tale. Today, they’ve shared their visual project I Found God to go along with Brooklyn trio Mainland’s new song of the same name. As always, Mainland’s single is a triumphant alt anthem, a sweeping effusion of energetic stomping rock whose cathartic effect serves as rich fodder for SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT’S and their creativity. They cast 12 real life couples for the video, which shows them frantically trying to find their respective partners while wandering in the streets. It’s a powerful visual and audio combination. Mainland will be releasing their full length debut next year. I Found God is its explosive lead single. Download/stream the song, here.

October 24, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 10.20.2016

Featured music – October 20th, 2016

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October 21, 2016
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There’s a very hearty quality to everything we’ve heard from Brooklyn’s Mainland, which seems to fit their name, considering they’re not called “peninsula”, or “island”, or “tiny little strip of land”. Mainland’s pop rock is robust and swarthy, as can be heard on the band’s fantastic new single, Permission Slip. No permission is necessary to bop and rock out to this virile springing jam and its infectious “oohs” or its rollicking guitar line. There’s a rebellious quality to Permission Slip despite its mellifluous veneer. It’s a freeing tune, a let your hair loose and toss it all around experience. Mainland actually wrote Permission Slip in the foggy hills right here in San Francisco, which gave them the sense of pent up seclusion necessary to imbibe their song with the cathartic release it provides. 

August 15, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.12.2016 – 08.14.2016

Featured music – August 12-14, 2016

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August 12, 2016
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I don’t know about you, but I’m voracious for some new Magic Man, as it’s been way too long since we’ve heard any new material from the Boston synthrockers. My desperation abates for a blissful moment as they present us with a remix of NYC pop rockers Mainland’s chugging infectious anthem, Beggars. The rather pensive whirling, wavy spiraling edit takes its time to amble to and fro, dallying in a dreamscape full of foggy synths and muted beats. This is unmistakably Magic Man, a breathtaking synth popping interpretation of a phenomenal Mainland song. 

June 18, 2016
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May start posting these ongoing “MOOSIQ MOSAICs” direct on IHM for those who haven’t had time to catch up on daily features and want to stream some rad new tunes via a handy Soundcloud playlist. Been doing this for awhile now, but likely many are still not aware (particularly if you don’t follow IHM on Twitter or Facebook). This one’s sonic gold, so many sizzling hot jams featured earlier this week on June 15th! Only songs that are streaming in full on Soundcloud are included in these playlists, snippets and previews are excluded. 

June 16, 2016
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NYC pop rockers Mainland are back with a chugging splendorous banger named Beggars. The single is the first from the trio’s forthcoming album Night Trials, due out later this year. Beggars leaves me begging for that album’s arrival, its rambunctious melody and strapping vigor much entrapping and enthralling. If the post punk and alt rock of Cold War Kids and Cage The Elephant went a little more pop, it might sound something like Mainland’s ace new anthem. Beggars is a resounding return, and I can’t wait to hear more from Mainland’s forthcoming album.

January 8, 2016

We’ve been following along with New York’s MAINLAND for over a year now, and last month, the indie rock outfit dropped their Outcast EP, off which IHM has already shared some superb tunes. Not As Cool As Me is another can’t miss snarling, swaggering tune. It’s a steadily rollicking post punk meets pop rock anthem for which MAINLAND has released a music video that reminds me of the ones I used to watch all the time in the 90′s on MTV, with some of that video pop art trend that has been surfacing lately. Not As Cool As Me lives up to its name with its boldly strutting confidence. MAINLAND’s Outcast EP is available now on iTunes.

November 17, 2015
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Mainland are back with a feels heavy gem named A Bit Out Of Time, whose title I could certainly empathize with most days. The alt rock crew from New York City wax bittersweet on the nostalgia slinging yet snugly endearing song. Mainland explains that the song is about losing someone… It’s about “displacement, loneliness, loss of the most important people in your life and not knowing how to cope with pain. Only being left to your own devices and your guitar to shine a light when it gets dark”. Excuse me as I go wipe a tear away in the corner. A Bit Of Time, which premiered on Entertainment Weekly, comes from Mainland’s new Outcast EP, due to drop December 4th via 300 Entertainment.

July 1, 2015
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It’s been awhile since I first encountered New York indie rockers Mainland, but their latest jam reminds me exactly why they made such a deep impression on me from the get go. Outcast is an infectious rock song with plenty of synthwavey The Killers meets Spector splendor. The quartet deliver a spirited performance on the energetic anthem, a loud and bold tune that will fill nooks and crannies of huge spaces with its emphatic, rambunctious vigor. Mainland is working on their debut full length, to be released in early 2016.