Video: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – “Major”


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Ungh! This is some ish that sounds like it could be in the soundtrack to James Bond or Charlie’s Angels – and it kinda makes you feel bad, no? Mixing pop, psychedelic, funk, soul, and jazz to create a sound larger than life, Copenhagen’s The Asteroids Galaxy Tour blessed folks with their sophomore album, Out Of Frequency, earlier this year.

The retro-funk tune “Major” immediately grabs you in and tops it off with an unyielding hold with their dynamic new video.

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Video: Purple Ferdinand – “Beautiful Anomaly”


British singer/songwriter and tattoo artist Purple Ferdinand is a 23-year-old blends her sweet folky soul vocals with a ukulele on her debut promo track, the baring acoustic “Beautiful Anomaly.” For those obsessed Lianne La Havas fans out there – this’ll tickle your fancy a little extra.

The quirky artist appears completely in her element and down to earth, making the video appear more like a living room performance. This is one of those videos that makes you thankful for that YouTube replay button.

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Now Accepting May Next Step Entries!


Every month our Next Step contest contest seems to pick up more – we are now ready for May entries!

So many awesome artists have been showcased through this series. Tara Priya in July, Iman Williams in August, Tall Black Guy Productions in September, Cole Williams for October, Tensei for November, Awalé for December 2011, Annabel (lee) & Richard E for January 2012, Krystale for February, and Derek Dumont for March!

Stay tuned for the announcement on our April Next Step winner next week!

The winner will receive an “Artist Spotlight” feature post on the Giant Step website, and up to $1,000 in Giant Step Marketing services!

Please note that we are accepting submissions from anyone that makes music – producers, singers, instrumentalists, rappers, and bands alike are all welcome.

This month, we are accepting submissions from today through Thursday, May 31st. That said, we are now open for May 2012 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

New Track: Gizelle Smith – “Jonny”


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After releasing various 45s and tour two years of touring her debut album This Is…, Gizelle Smith is ready to share some of her newest solo material with us. The electrifying “Jonny” is a bright and upbeat soul and funk tune that has instantly won us over. And her voice? Like a sunny day. Loving it!

Look out for her upcoming album sometime in 2013.

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New Track: 2:54 – “Creeping”


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Two British sisters comprise a shoegaze brand of alternative pop duo known as 2:54. Their upcoming debut album’s leads single, “Creeping,” has recently dropped and it’s a perfect whirl of guitar riffs and echoey chilling vocals. If you like The XX, you are most definitely going to dig these lassies.

Their self-titled album will drop on May 28. While you wait, perhaps a little rock and roll around to the “Creeping” stream below? You already know what we’re doing.

The US tour will kick off on June 9 in Brooklyn – more dates below.

Tour Dates
05/15 Chats Place, Hackney $
6/9 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory !
6/10 Washington, DC – Rocknroll Hotel !
6/11 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge !
6/13 Boston, MA – TT The Bears !
6/14 Montreal, QUE – Divan Orange !
6/15 Toronto, ONT – NXNE/Lee’s Palace !
6/17 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle !
6/18 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock !
6/21 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile !
6/22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge !
6/23 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore !
6/25 San Francisco, CA – Independent !
6/26 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour !
6/27 San Diego, CA – Casbah !

$ = The xx
! = Widowspeak

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