SONG OF THE WEEK: HOW TO DRESS WELL’S “& IT WAS U”

I first heard about How To Dress Well from a FB post by Tarik Moody over at Radio Milwaukee. My interest was piqued from Tarik’s description of The xx meets Mayer Hawthorne. “& It Was U” is heavy on the Prince and Robin Thicke vibe. Very cool, very soulful.

SONG OF THE WEEK: DUMPSTAPHUNK’S “Everybody Wants Sum”

Funk is probably one of the most overused, and poorly applied, words in the music lexicon. So many bands have used it to describe their genre (and have done so inappropriately) that it’s become pretty watered down and lost its meaning. I mean country funk? Really? But then there’s Dumpstaphunk. Now THIS is a funkMORE

SONG OF THE WEEK: MAJOR LAZER’S “PERCOLATOR (PERCUMAJOR REMIX)”

I can’t get Major Lazer out of my head recently. A collaboration between Diplo and Switch, Major Lazer is about the most fun I’ve had from the gentrification of dance hall reggae. This track is particularly interesting. A remix of Cajmere’s Chicago-house hit “Coffee Pot”, it flips the popping sample into some hip-rocking syncopation. TheMORE

TRN returns to Metro with Escort!

We are super excited to announce that we are opening for seventeen-member disco orchestra Escort at the Metro on November 9, 2012. Our last show at Metro was with Fitz & The Tantrums and fellow Chicagoans JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound in February 2011 and it was one for the books. Escort is oneMORE

SONG OF THE WEEK: SERENGETI’S “DENNEHY”

  What song do you choose for the first post back after a little break? How about something tongue-in-cheek with a groove to it? I have a hard time not listening to this song on repeat some days. If we’d heard it back when Brendan was letting us abuse his Buick LeSabre, I can onlyMORE

SONG OF THE WEEK: THE STEPKIDS’ “I FEEL FREE”

Ooooh, a van jam. An especially tasty van jam at that. Several of us were introduced to The Stepkids when they opened for Dennis Coffey at Lincoln Hall last year. They’d just gotten signed to Stones Throw Records and they put on a hell of a show, including a digital video artist projecting straight ontoMORE

Call Girl Remixes are Out!

When we recorded Gets Over You in LA last summer, Sergio Rios was probably the first person to bring up the idea of remixing a tune. “Call Girl,” our first stab at disco, was an obvious choice. I reached to Jason Kriv, ex-Tortured Soul bassist and label head of Deep&Disco, and he agreed to putMORE

TRN Hits the Airwaves

We’ve been running a radio campaign since Gets Over You dropped in early April. It’s been a big success thanks to Dave Sanford and the folks over at SanfordCo & Distiller Promo. We rose to #102 on the CMJ charts and hung around in the top 200 for 7 straight weeks. Here’s a list of theMORE