Knox White – “I Tried To Change, I’m Still The Same” // Kim Hee Eun

Knox White funks the door down with his debut single! “I Tried To Change, I’m Still The Same” is a densely layered synth-vox pop lament about a lost love.  The phasing synths and constant beat create a hypnotic state that can transport its listeners to a whole new state of reflection.  Perfect for those slow morning strolls to the middle of nowhere.

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WORLDS – “Strange Feeling” // Thomas Danthony

“Strange Feeling” is the song that captures a precise moment in time, an emotional snapshot of romantic re-ignition.  With pure psychedelic indie pop vibes, WORLDS’ “Strange Feeling” is perfect for the perpetual beach bonfire in your life.

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Quiet Domino – “Metropelium” // David De La Mano

“Metropelium” oozes glossed-out psychedelia from another plane of existence. Luckily, that plane seems to share our penchant for swoopy synths and pleasant boom-bap stomps. Quiet Domino is your astral projectionist, all you’ve gotta do is come along for the ride.

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Young & Sick – “Dreams (Fleetwood Mac Cover)” // Catherine Song

If you think you know what you’re getting from this cover, you might be surprised. TBE favorites Young & Sick give the Fleetwood Mac classic a plinky, modern treatment before an abrupt shift into the funkiest gear halfway through. Suddenly all the things you’re expecting get tweaked, reworked, and grooved out. And we couldn’t be more thrilled about it.

Speaking of tweaking and reworking, check out the music video below featured chopped, screwed, mangled, and psych’ed out revisions of the album art from Rumours.

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NoKillShelter – “Brigitte” // Snøhetta

Sometimes you’re feeling a little dark and mysterious. Sometimes you’re feeling a little jazzy. And sometimes you’re feeling…French. “Brigitte” is here to cover all your bases with a trip-hop beat pulsing behind liquid trumpets and some vocal samples with a certain je ne sais quoi. Perfect for pondering life’s mysteries while exhaling a big cloud of cigarette smoke.

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Durante & Amtrac – “Pray” // Maria Menshikova

It’s tough to make a track equally suited for moody bedroom listens and for filling the dancefloor, but Durante & (TBE Fave) Amtrac pull it off with the evocative song “Pray”. There’s a lot to explore and dissect if you’d like. Or you can just as easily shut off your mind and let your hips do the thinking. Either way, it won’t be leaving your playlists for a while.

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[LIVE] TBE Presents Freedom Fry at The Peppermint Club on 12/6

Vinyl Moon alumni Freedom Fry is playing a show! They were featured on Volume 15: Taking Shapes with their terrific cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

TBE fave (& Vinyl Moon artist), STAL, are also playing!

It’s going to be an excellent time, so hopefully we’ll see you there. Link to get tickets HERE!

[PREMIERE] Rattlerette – “Here Be Dragons”


There’s a lot of things that Rattlerette sounds like, but there’s nothing that sounds like Rattlerette. Their brand of rock feels gothic without being “goth”, more reminiscent of glaring statues and dramatic arches than graveyards and black eyeliner. There’s a gorgeous vintage lushness to their recording, as demonstrated by the retro record header used in their artwork. But “Here Be Dragons” also feels distinctly of the now – a feat difficult for an indie rock song to achieve in 2017. The drums are all R&B shuffle, and but the rhythm is really pushed by the flow of the bass and the synth swells that gently lean you forward like a dance partner who knows how to lead. Angelic piano and the choruses’ backing choir may set your mind heavenward, but lyrics like “I’ve been livin’ with the sinners” and “I’ve been searchin’ for grace” make the song aimed at the impious. “Here Be Dragons” may not save your soul, but it will fill it to the brim.

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