Music Monday: Party Pupils, Seven Lions & MitiS, Arcane Ghosts, Jax Jones & Tove Lo, and Creature Comfort

Blending together sultry house beats with MAX’s smooth vocals and just the right dose of their signature electro-funk, New York duo Party Pupils (MAX + Suave Yung Blanc) dish out enticing sounds on “Bite My Tongue.”

Fresh off recent collaborations with YUNG BAE (“Fell In Love”) and Pat Lok(“From The Back featuring Dances With White Girls”), Party Pupils continue to spread the funk with their latest single. “Bite My Tongue” arrives as the duo head to Monterrey, Mexico to play the Hellow Festival this Saturday, joining the likes of J Balvin, Kygo, A$AP Rocky, Justice, and several others.

 

On the back of one of dance music’s biggest collaborations this year – Above & Beyond and Seven Lions with “See The End” – Seven Lions returns to his own Ophelia imprint with label newcomer MitiS in tow for “Break The Silence.”

A mainstay on last year’s “Journey 2 Tour,” as well as Ophelia stages around the country, MitiS’ debut on the label has been a not if, but when affair. Break the Silence is the perfect introduction, comfortably layering his signature melodic bass alongside Seven Lions’ own unique signatures. You can catch both Seven Lions and MItiS next month at Electric Zoo at the Ophelia stage, as well as Seven Lions on his mega sized co-headline fall Alchemy Tour alongside NGHTMRE and SLANDER, and The Glitch Mob.

 

Originally conceived over a couple of beers in the heart of university town Kitchener-Waterloo, Brampton based Arcane Ghosts combines raw emotion and math skills to create a post-hardcore meets pop-punk sound that should strike a chord with fans of Dance Gavin Dance, I The Mighty and Movements. After releasing their first EP in 2017, Arcane Ghosts went on to support Rarity, Heavy Hearts, and Certainty, and play Blackout Fest 2017 with The Creepshow and illScarlett. Their newest EP, ‘Human Interference’, is now available on all platforms.

While the video finds the guys and their friends having the time of their lives at a backyard Canada Day rager, the band tells Substream that the song itself is actually about something entirely different, explaining, “Rooftops is about that show where nothing is going right. Whether it’s you’re out of tune, or off time, or your bass player is playing the wrong part, everyone’s been there.”

Born out of mutual admiration for each other’s work, Jax and Tove Lo’s collaboration on ‘Jacques’ has been cooking for quite some time. Detailing a fun and flirty exchange told by Tove Lo enlightening listeners to a rendezvous she once had with a French guy called Jacques. The alluring anecdote and sultry pop vocals are underpinned by an underground heavy house beat and catchy bassline making a nod to Jax’s deep house roots.

Speaking of the single Jax said It’s one of my favorite new tracks from my album SNACKS (Supersize) because it alludes back to my deep house background. If you liked my first song ‘I Got U’ then this is for you. It’s got a fire bassline which in order to create I channeled the late great Jerry Barnes. So if you like it funky. Check it out”.

Indie/alternative Nashville rock band, Creature Comfort new single“Heartstrings” is out now. “Heartstrings” was recorded/produced/mixed by Drew Vandenberg (Faye Webster, of Montreal, Kishi Bashi) at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA. It was mastered at Helio Sound (Portland, OR) by The Helio Sequence.

The lead singer, Jessey Clark says, “I wrote ‘Heartstrings’ while staying at Navy Pier in Chicago. I’d just been through a pretty rough breakup, so I stayed at the pier for a week—just writing music, drinking too much, and sleeping in too late. I had set out to write something about my ex moving away from Nashville, but once I finished it, I realized I’d actually written a song about my own fear of commitment.”

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