Triptides :: Psychic Summer (ALBUM OUT NOW)

Triptides

Shimmering beach pop perfection from Indiana’s retro lo-fi wonderkids Triptides

After a summer spent travelling from place to place – planes, trains, camper vans, boats, beaches, forests, islands, campfires, underwater and up in the clouds – one thing remained the same the whole way through, Psychic Summer was not only the best album on the Beachtapes playuuur, it was the most played, the most shared, the most questioned, the most talked about, the most unheard of, the most surprising. It was that cool new album that you pulled out at every opportunity. A perfect and stunning debut… Album of the summer.

Psychic Summer is out now on Beachtapes as a limited edition red cassette & digital download. Get your hands on both over on the Triptides Bandcamp  

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Triptides :: Going Under (Out now on Beachtapes)

Triptides

Following on from the success of the awesome Tropical Dreams EP released earlier in the year, Indiana’s retro lo-fi wonderkids Triptides are back with their second release on the Beachtapes label… Double A-side single, the shimmering surf pop of Going Under / Satin Skies is the first single to be taken from the group’s upcoming debut album, Psychic Summer, all set for release later in the year. In the meantime, enjoy one of the best tracks of the year so far…crazy good!

Get your hands on a digital copy of the new Triptides single Going Under / Satin Skies – OUT NOW over on Bandcamp

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// Play // Triptides :: Going Under


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[Friendswithtapes] :: Stadiums & Shrines

For the first in our brand shiny new ‘Friendswithtapes’ guest post features, we caught up with Brooklyn’s Dave Sutton of Stadiums & Shrines to talk old stuff, new stuff, b-sides and SXSW.

Stadiums & Shrines is…

A sanctuary for those who dig how Sound & Vision connect. It runs on currents—whatever strikes my ears or Victoria’s eyes.

Stadiums & Shrines started when…

Michael Jackson performed at the Superbowl.

Five artists you’re listening to at the minute are…

Ela OrleansStarling MurmurationsTwo BicyclesDustin Wong, and Raw Thrills.

Any older stuff?

Taj Mahal’s Happy Just to Be Like I Am is the record right now. Also Histoire de Melody Nelson by Serge Gainsbourg, and Joni Mitchell’s Blue—cuz I’m missing California.

If Stadiums & Shrines created a time machine made-up from old vinyl and cassettes what year would it take people back to?

Maybe a selfish detour through France/West Berlin 1976 to be a fly on the studio wall while David Bowie and Brian Eno recorded Low. Then we could just land in 1966 and hang for the rest of the decade.

Best show so far this year…

The Pop Montreal/Gorilla Vs. Bear party on the last night of SXSW. Sean Nicholas Savage, Grimes, Colin Stetson, BRAIDS… that was special, everyone was exhausted but had these glowing smiles the entire night. It felt like friends collectively staying awake and getting high on music.

Favourite remix of the year so far…

Two done by Landon Speers for BRAIDS. “Lemonparty Bliss Out” happened the other day. The second one should soon. He does what I look for in remixes, pretty much a complete rebuild (picturing that scene in Terminator 2 when the dude explodes and his metal pieces like regenerate across the floor into a puddle). There’s an entirely different feeling to it, but enough DNA to trace back and compliment the original.

Favourite b-side of the year so far…

Hmm let’s go with “Young Dreams

What do you think the future holds for music blogger folks?

It’s wide open. A lot of the things we’re doing now (hosting shows, working directly with artists, supporting/starting labels, collaborating with each other) weren’t really in our minds when we started doing this. #MEGABLAAG at SXSW definitely captured a growing energy and took it to new, physical levels. It was a reminder that we’re all people after all—that’s an empowering notion for us Internet folks. Vibes are headed in good directions, especially with communal things like the FMLY, and all the projects that blogs have been coming together on lately.

Favourite album of the year so far…

The Magic Place by Julianna Barwick. It’s just really soothing. I’m drawn to it daily.

Do you have your own personal favourite post on Stadiums & Shrines?

The visual mixtape we did with Flashlight Tag. Working with all those talented people, and the end result… it was a dream.

What’s the best discovery you found in the Stadiums & Shrines inbox?

Gobble Gobble. Cecil Frena sent me the most sincere and entertaining email submission ever. It turned into a thread that went 20 messages deep, trading weird YouTube videos. And now like a year later, I can’t even begin to quantify all the great people and times that have spawned from knowing Cecil. Not to mention the Gobble guys have gone on to do incredible things, both online, and on tour.

Favourite black & white movie…

It’s A Wonderful Life.

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Check out the wonder that is the Stadiums & Shrines blog over here

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Young Dreams :: Young Dreams

Young Dreams (Out now on Beachtapes / Telle)

It’s with absolute pleasure that we announce the latest Beachtapes release this week from Bergen collective Young Dreams

A split label release with the lovely folks over at Tellé Records, the debut single from Norway’s folksy wonderkids Young Dreams, the retro-beach pop of ‘Young Dreams / Flight 376′ is available to download today over on iTunes…  An absolute must.

/// Download the debut single from Young Dreams on iTunes UK / US / Norway ///

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// Play // Young Dreams :: Young Dreams

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Fiveng :: Easy (Jamie Harley VIDEO)

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Fiveng – Easy

Another day, another amazing Jamie Harley music video, and I’m proud to bring this one to you first. Wouldn’t you know it, Jamie wasn’t satified making just one video for this song – he made TWOThe Longest version (above), features gorgeous official 1972 Olympic Games footage distance runners, while the other version, The Strongest, features the weight lifters.

San Francisco-based Nicholas Ng, the man behind Fiveng has been churning out quality singles for a couple months now. Really diggin’ his easy-going melodies and glowing beats. This current set o’ songs is being put out digitally on Beachtapes with sweet Jheri Evans-designed collage cover art. Go get it!

Fiveng :: Easy (Single Out Now)

Fiveng :: Easy (Cover by Jheri Evans)

Soooooo excited for this one… Following on from the success of his debut double A-side single Give me a taste / Jonah released last month, San Francisco wonder kid Fiveng returns with his second single on the Beachtapes label… this time around it’s the glorious glistening dream pop of Easy.… enjoy!

Get your hands on a copy of Fiveng’s new single Easy over here

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Watch the video for B-side Skin below… sweeeet!

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Fiveng :: Easy (Cover Art)

Fiveng :: Easy (Out Sept 28)

Ridiculously excited about this one… Get Off The Coast‘s Jheri Evans sent over this awesome artwork yesterday for Fiveng‘s upcoming single Easy and as you can guess, we absolutely love it! Very very cool!

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Easy is out September 28 2010 on Beachtapes

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* In the meantime, if you missed it, you can still get hold of Fiveng‘s debut single Give me a taste / Jonah over here

Beachtapes :: tapeOne (mixtape)

Beachtapes: tapeOne

Well here it is, as promised, the very first Beachtapes summer mixtape … the first in an ongoing series, Beachtapes tapeOne features some of my favourite new and emerging artists of the year … enjoy!

Download the Beachtapes :: tapeOne mixtape  >> Here <<

* All songs included on this mixtape are included here for promotional purposes only. Please support your favourite new artists by checking out their shows and ya know, buying stuff.

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Beachtapes :: tapeOne

  1. Sonny & The Sunsets :: Too young to burn
  2. Women :: Eyesore
  3. Family Trees :: Dream Talkin
  4. Buffalo Moon :: Beach Boy
  5. Washed Out :: Feel it all around
  6. Houses :: Endless Spring
  7. Toro Y Moi :: Blessa
  8. Star Slinger :: Minted
  9. Million Young :: Cynthia
  10. Beat Connection :: In the water
  11. The BirD Day :: Thirsty
  12. Beach Fossils :: Youth
  13. Best Coast :: This is real
  14. Teams :: Anml Life
  15. Baths :: Hall
  16. Sunvisor :: Sky dive
  17. Procedure Club :: Feel sorry for me
  18. Abacus :: Feeling Today
  19. Local Natives (Feat Teen Daze) :: Wide Eyes (Teen Daze Remix)
  20. The Soft Pack :: Mexico
  21. Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr :: Simple girl
  22. Cults :: Go Outside
  23. Fiveng :: Soft Lights
  24. Magic Kids :: Summer
  25. Kiss Kiss Fantastic :: Sad little rocks
  26. Distractions :: All night
  27. Guards :: Crystal truth
  28. Candy Claws :: Silent time of earth
  29. Cherry Chapstick :: The line
  30. Monster Rally :: The wolf

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(Note to the artists: if you are unhappy with your music being included on the Beachtapes mixtape please contact me and I will be more than happy to remove)

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