Posts Tagged ‘Suicide’

May 19, 2018
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It’s a splendid Friday for fans of Phantogram like me. Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter have surprised us with two new tracks, one an original, one a Sparklehorse cover. All proceeds from the new two-track single go to a very good cause, one that’s far too relevant lately considering all the dear people we’ve been losing, both in our personal lives and within the music scene. The single benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). For Sarah Barthel, who lost her own sister to suicide back in 2016, this is all too personal. Steam new song Someday above, which sees the typically trip hop and electro-rock duo go a dreamy meditative route. Their gorgeous cover of Sparklehorse’s Saturday can be streamed below. 

February 2, 2018

A show invite sitting pretty in my inbox was my very first introduction to Titus Makin, albeit belatedly compared to the many fans he must have gained after having starred in the television show Glee. The Honolulu native has also made appearances on CW’s Star-Crossed and hit shows like Pretty Little Liars, NCIS, and more. Unfortunately, I can’t make his show in Los Angeles next week, but I can share with you his brand new single Suicide, so we can all swoon to his sleek satiny vocals and vivacious R&B pop. The video that comes with Suicide is a highly saturated feast for the eyes, with popping colors and Titus Makin’s charisma on full display.  Makin’s first two singles, Ropes and Good Love, garnered much acclaim across the board last year. Stream Ropes below in case you missed it before, like we did, and marvel at its sweeping pop vivacity. Titus Makin will be playing The Sayers Club in Los Angeles on February 8th. Follow Titus on his website, here.

August 21, 2015
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Here’s an unexpectedly delightful treat! Last week, I encountered a fantastic new band named Midnight To Monaco, who are signed to one of my favorite labels, Future Classic! The new act is an electronic pop duo made up of Canada’s Ricky Ducati and Los Angeles’ Donnie Sloan, and they bring us a swath of bright electro doo wop on Suicide, definitely one of the more unique debuts this month so far. Today, they’ve decided to offer up an acapella version of the tune. And it’s surprisingly good, despite the fact that the original’s radiance was delivered by much of its springy, synthy soundscape. The acapella definitely feels more somber, but it’s a riveting performance. It was probably offered up as a stem for remixing, but it sure stands out on it’s own as a magnificent stripped down vocal gem. You can download the Suicide stems, here. Suicide is out now on Future Classic.

August 12, 2015
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I tend to love artists and acts signed to Future Classic’s roster, and the Australian label does not fail me with new duo Midnight To Monaco. The new act, formed by Canada’s Ricky Ducati and Los Angeles’ Donnie Sloan, drop a bright slice of electronic pop splendor on debut track Suicide. If there such a thing as electro-doo wop, Midnight To Monaco doles out a wealth of that radiant and playful sound on the sensational debut, alongside some Empire Of The Sun radiant synth spirit and some Daft Punk robot funk. Suicide is out now on Future Classic. And I’m much intrigued to hear what’s next from this new duo.