Jamtronica group, Lotus, is set to release a collection of new songs titled Gilded Age. The album will feature 6 new tracks from the five-member band, as well as four remixes by various producers. While some of Lotus’ newer work features elements of dance and electronic, this album “focuses primarily on simple organic instruments: drum, bass, guitar, piano, percussion, played live in a room. The overall mood is one of reflective happiness, the joy of the impermanent, nostalgia of halcyon days.” Fans have the opportunity to pre-order the album now via the Lotus bandcamp page. Gilded Age will be released on July 22nd.
Manic Focus has debuted the first track off his upcoming album. “On the Horizon” is an extremely well produced, mellow, electro soul track. Featuring elements of funk and soul including keyboards and guitars, Manic Focus has taken his production a step up on this release. This upcoming album will be his first release on Griz’s Liberated Music record label. Look for Manic Focus’s sound to continue to catch on as he just returned from closing out Electric Forest Festival with the debut of Manic Menert featuring Michal Menert, AC Lao, and himself. Enjoy the new track and grab the free download courtesy of This Song Is Sick.
The Brooklyn based duo Break Science has enlisted the help of fellow Pretty Lights Music label-mate SuperVision to craft a remix for the track “Brain Reaction”. Last Fall, Break Science dropped the album Seven Bridges which included the track “Brain Reaction” featuring Redman and Lettuce. Featuring new synths and drums, SuperVision has created a fresh take on this hip-hop infused electro-soul banger. Grab the remix for free courtesy of This Song Is Sick.
Bassheads rejoice! Today marks the release of Bassnectar’s latest album, Noise VS Beauty. Consisting of 15 tracks, NVSB is a very diverse and well rounded album. From bass bangers such as “Noise” to 808 laced tracks “Don’t Hate the 808″ to ethereal, beautiful soundscapes like”Flash Back” NVSB covers the entire spectrum of Lorin Ashton’s sound. Many different artists collaborated on this album including familiar names; Amp Live, Jantsen, and Seth Drake, as well as newcomers; Rye Rye, TURSI, Jenna Sousa, and more. The album is available as a free stream through Bassnectar’sSoundCloud. It is also available to purchase via his website and iTunes
A Fall tour in support of the album was also announced today. The NVSB Fall Tour will be kicking off on October 3rd in Rochester, New York and will be traveling from the East coast to the Midwest to the Southeast and finally to the West coast. Presale tickets go on sale tomorrow, June 25th at 11 AM CDT at Bassnectar.net.
NOISE VS BEAUTY TOUR 2014
Presale Tickets on sale Wednesday June 25th @ 11:00 AM CDT
October 3rd – Rochester, NY @ The Main Street Armor
October 4th – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
October 8th – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
October 9th – Burlington, VT @ Memorial Auditorium
October 10th – Wallingford, CT @ The Oakdale Theatre
October 11th – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
October 15h – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
October 16th – Columbus, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Indoors
October 17th – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
October 18th – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center
October 23rd – Baton Rouge, LA @ Baton Rouge River Center
October 24th – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
October 28th – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
October 30th – Kansas City, MO @ The Midland
November 5th – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
November 6th – Lake Tahoe, NV @ MontBleu Resort Showroom
November 7th – Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
November 8th – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Electric Forest Festival starts in just 3 days, today the venue and camping maps were released. A printable version of the performance schedule featuring the Silent Disco schedule was also released. Make your final preparations for the journey to wonderland!
The arrival of Bassnectar’s newest album Noise VS Beauty is approaching next week on June 24th. Bassnectar has revealed four of the tracks off the album over the past month and a half. The latest is “Hold On”. The short, melodic track features vocals from TURSI. For more of #NVSB check out “Now”, “You & Me”, and “Ephemeral”. These tracks show that Noise VS Beauty is going to be a very diverse album showcasing all parts of the Bassnectar spectrum.
In the midst of Summer festival season, Aura Music & Arts Festival has announced the initial lineup for next year’s festival to take place March 6-8, 2015. Located in Live Oak, Florida at The Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, the 6th edition of Aura will feature two full sets of the Disco Biscuits. Papadosio will perform two nights, something they have done at every incarnation of Aura. Snarky Puppy, Kung Fu, Dopapod, RAQ, Jimkata, Consider The Source, and more will also be in attendance. Many more artists are still to be announced. Early bird tickets will go on sale on July 1st.