New favorite summer jam.  Edward Sharpe - Better Days 

New Self-Titled Album Available July 23rd, 2013.

Lyrics:
I’ve seen better days, dripping down your face
We don’t have to talk, let’s dance
For all the times you felt alone, dreaming better
I see better, better days
Too dumb to say goodbye that’s some cliché shit, make me wanna cry
Just know that every time I look in your eye, I see better, I see better, better days

Try to remember, that you can’t forget
Down with history, up with your head
For sweet tomorrow, she never fell from grace
We might still know sorrow but we got better days

I seen better ways, some won’t believe
But I don’t need much more than faith
For all the times you felt alone
Dreaming better, dreaming better, better ways
Too dumb to say goodbye, now that’s some give up shit, make me wanna cry
Just know that every time I look in your eye, I see better, I see better, better days

Try to remember, that you can’t forget
Down with history, up with your head
For sweet tomorrow, she never fell from grace
We might still know sorrow but we got better days

Better days.
Guess who’s back in town.

If bands could physically fuck, then The Royal Concept are the bastardised offspring of The Strokes and Phoenix. They’ve got the characteristic Julian Casablanca’s drawl, yet rather than composing the vocals over laidback jittery guitars, they’re splashed over broad synth brushstrokes à la Phoenix. This song should be popular enough by summer that it’ll be played out of car windows cruising through Los Angeles, if not, at the least, it deserves to soundtrack a car advert or a phone commercial or something.  - From http://noisey.vice.com

From Filter Magazine 

There are some artists who can encompass elements from the world around them and transform them into a balance of influences that create something entirely unique. Los-Angeles singer, Cillie Barnes, has blended aspects of rock, hip-hop and folk to create an infectious collection of songs that express her spunky charm. We’re excited to introduce you to this songstress with her debut single premiere, “Brainwash.”

We were first introduced to Cillie Barnes (then known as Vanessa Long) when she played with Family Of The Year last June. Now she is starting to make a name for herself and put together a wonderful collection of songs under her new moniker.

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Photo taken during the music video shoot for Mr Brainwash.