ON DECK: Hoodie Allen x Marina and the Diamonds, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Magic Bullets, The Books

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CHECK OUT: Hoodie Allen - You Are Not A Robot (feat. Marina and the Diamonds)

Within the first twenty seconds of "You Are Not A Robot", it will become apparent that Hoodie Allen has been drinking from the same punch that hydrated Chiddy Bang last year — just don't knock him for it. The Marina and the Diamonds-sampling, huge bass-infused "You Are Not A Robot" has serious summer-jam appeal, and is endlessly replay-able. (Continue reading to download)


SUMMER JAM ALERT: !!! (Chk Chk Chk) - "Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass"

!!! (Chk, Chk, Chk) surprised me with their return and new single, "AM/FM" and the announcement of their upcoming album, Strange Weather, Isn It? Even without the element of surprise, !!! still bring big beats and fat bass lines to enjoy. "Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass" is thriving, bumping proof of that. (Continue reading to listen)


RECOMMENDED: Magic Bullets - "Lying Around"

The word you use when you want to talk about Magic Bullets’ “Laying Around” is summery. A bubbly bass line and bright, beachy guitar provide a perfect backdrop for a voice that sounds like the day Ed Droste decides to start singing like Ezra Koenig. Something about this song – maybe the wistful better-days lyrics: “There were so many things I wanted to do with you!” – says cotton candy on a boardwalk, viewed through fuzzy Super-8 film. (Download)


The Books - "Cold Freezin' Night"

The Books' "Cold Freezin' Night" is the second piece of music to sprout up from the art collagists' upcoming LP, The Way Out, and it's a doozy. (Continue reading)