Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Knocks Debut LP, 'Endisco', Out 10/7, Unveil "Classic" ft. Powers + Summer Tour!

The Knocks
Debut Full-Length Album, Endisco, Out October 7th,
ft. Collab’s w/ St. Lucia, Wes Miles (Ra Ra Riot) & More

Listen + Share: Album Single “Classic” ft. Powers
Unveiled w/ VICE’s Noisey

Catch Them LIVE On Tour This Summer:

8/8: New York, NY @ Full Moon
8/15: Montreal, QC @ ÎleSoniq
8/23: Lawrence, KS @ University of Kansas
8/29: Burlington, VT @ University of Vermont
8/30: Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University
9/1: Washington, DC @ Georgetown University
9/6: San Diego, CA @ University of San Diego
“…a straight up summer smash, the kind of dance track that hangs in an era-less vacuum; the kind of tune makes you feel like you're in a movie montage, that begins in the hazy magic hour and splices together every amazing moment till dawn.” – VICE’s Noisey

“…the pair lands a sound timeless enough to conjure, via those perky guitar licks, catchiness ranging from modern Daft Punk, to old-school Sugar Ray, to that Len song, ‘Steal My Sunshine.’”


Photo credit: Tatiana Turin
NYC’s The Knocks are a distinctly 21st century duo, declared by NME as one of the “20 hottest producers in music” & by The Guardian as “cred-pop’s answers to The Neptunes.” Now one of the most buzzed-about duos on the electronic circuit, the blog world darlings recently announced the release of their debut full-length album, Endisco- set to drop October 7thEndisco will feature collaborations with a wide range of superstar talent, including St. Lucia,Wes Miles (Ra Ra Riot), Adeline Michele (Escort), X AmbassadorsSneaky Sound System & more.
Endisco album single “Classic” ft. Powers is a funk-infused dance anthem punctuated with The Knocks’ signature party-starting guitar loops, infectious keys & sultry vocals- the consummate summer anthem. For a taste of what to expect from the upcoming record, fans can give “Classic” a spin where it premiered on VICE’s Noisey, or HEREwhere it’s available to post & share!
Having spent the last three years jet-setting around the globe for DJ gig, sharing stages with GrouploveM.I.A.,Chromeo & others, the duo will be on the road once again this summer- taking their ecstatic live show to college towns across the country as well as stints at New York’s Full Moon & Montreal’s ÎleSoniq festivals.
The Knocks consists of B-Roc J-Patt, who moved in together after dropping out of music school in NYC. J-Patt’s background in soul & funk, and B-Roc’s years spent immersed in trip-hop & hip-hop beats, has allowed them to quickly ascend the production ranks. Initially gaining recognition for their remixes for artists including HAIM,SantigoldFoster the PeopleTwo Door Cinema ClubEllie Goulding & more, they eventually found themselves experimenting with sounds of their own. The guys didn’t think much would come of a nearly five-minute track they’d been building, all tense beats & tingling synths: “it kind of started out as a joke,” stated B-Roc. “But people were liking that more than the stuff we produced for other people. It felt right.” The duo quickly discovered a newfound freedom in creating their own songs: “it’s better because it’s our own, and we can do whatever we want with it,”explained J-Patt.
Stay tuned for more news from The Knocks coming soon!
Endisco tracklist:
1. Endisco
2. Classic ft. Powers
3. Comfortable ft. X Ambassadors
4. Dancing With The DJ
5. The One ft. Sneaky Sound System
6. Collect My Love ft. Rozzi Crane
7. Magic
8. Modern Hearts ft. St. Lucia
9. Again ft. Mitzi
10. Flow ft. Adeline Michele
11. Hit The Spot
12. Savior ft. Wes Miles (Ra Ra Riot)

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