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

SONG OF THE WEEK: ERYKAH BADU’S “BACK IN THE DAY”

It seems like Ms. Badu has had a rough week dealing with the fallout from Wayne Coyne’s new video. Being ever the epitome cool, she’s seemed to maintain well all throughout. Her grace and composure be as they may, let’s not forget how good she sounds.   -hats  

VIDEO DEBUT: “He Used To Be”

Yesterday our first music video was debuted on emusic.com‘s 17 Dots blog, and they had some nice things to say about the band. We’re thrilled to have this out there, so sit back and enjoy “He Used To Be.”   Hard work went into this project, most notably by Cameron Yergler who shot and directedMORE

Song of the week: Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile”

Anyone needing a dose of positivity is about to get steamrolled with it. And anyone rolling their eyes and thinking “ugh, never mind” definitely needs to watch this. The video just kills me – and if you want to skip the intro and get right to the song, it starts at the 1:50 mark.¬† IMORE