New Track: Quadron – “Wounds” + MP3


“Wounds” takes an alternate approach to “Simili Life” from Quadron’s popular self-titled debut album. Echoey whispers rich melodies and we’re already swept up

Also, make sure to catch the duo’s interview on Jay Z’s blog, Life + Times. And yes, get ready for a new Quadron album in 2012!

Quadron – Wounds (Unreleased simili life version) by Plug Research

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New Track: Kissey – “Cry” + MP3


Oh how we love Kissey (formerly Kissey Asplund). She recently dropped an electro-soul track with her special space-fairy dust. Parts remind us of Sonnymoon and Quadron as she crescendos into a chill evoking echo reminiscent of Radiohead. Still all Kissey, though. We are so excited for more! More, please, more!

Cry by Kissey

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Video: Quadron – “Samba De Verão” for ‘Red Hot + Rio 2′ Boat Party in NYC


RH Boat Party: Quadron from Red Hot on Vimeo.

On May 23rd, Red Hot hosted a boat party on Hudson River for their recent Red Hot + Rio 2 release. In the video above, Coco of Quadron talks about her love for Brazilian music and Portuguese, and also performs a beautiful rendition of “Samba De Verão” by Marcos Valle.

Word on the streets is that Quadron is in the process of finishing their sophomore album – we can’t wait!

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Red Hot + Rio 2 Out June 28th + Listening Party in LA


We at Giant Step are so excited about this release. Red Hot + Rio 2 is a musical compilation aimed at raising money for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Succeeding the original Bossa Nova inspired 1996 tribute, Red Hot + Rio, this release pays homage to the late 60’s Brazilian Tropicália movement and sheds “new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever.”

Featuring over 33 original collaborations between legendary Brazilian musicians and other international talents, Red Hot + Rio 2 will leave you overwhelmingly content with its audible treats; this roster showcases many beloved musicians, including Madlib, Bebel Gilberto, Quadron, José Gonzalez, Alice Smith, Beck, Seu Jorge, and John Legend, amongst countless others.

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Boom Clap Bachelors Video – “Løb Stop Stå”

Boom Clap Bachelors – Løb Stop Stå from Plug Research on Vimeo.

This Boom Clap Bachelors video is a bit like Little Dragon‘s video for “Never Never,” in that it exclusively features the singer of the group. And in both cases, we’re mesmerized watching them do anything at all. Here’s Coco O. of Quadron taking a ride in a convertible, in “Løb Stop Stå” by Boom Clap Bachelors.

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