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Oh Wonder, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, 360 MAGAZINE, Olga De La Iglesia

Oh Wonder – Happy

Oh Wonder welcomes you warmly into 2020 with their brand new single “Happy” out today—listen HERE! The new track arrives just weeks before the band’s fast-approaching third album, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, is released on February 7th. The duo has also unveiled international dates for the “Wear Your Crown Tour,” which is on sale now at www.ohwondermusic.com. See a full list of dates below.
 
“Happy” is the fourth glimpse at what is to come from Oh Wonder’s highly anticipated third album, and once again finds the band putting modern, millennial love under the microscope. Inspired by the moment you realize you are able to wish your ex well with their new love, and actually mean it, “Happy” was in fact written by the band about Anthony’s ex-girlfriend; an irony that isn’t lost on the band who sing the track together, as a couple.
 
No One Else Can Wear Your Crown was written and self-produced in Oh Wonder’s own home studio, before being co-mixed with Cenzo Townshend (Bat For Lashes, Christine & The Queens, Jungle). In its 10-track entirety, it’s a record that explores a host of different emotions and experiences—some forged on the road on their last world tour, which included 300,000 world-wide tickets sold, and others from taking a break and reflecting on all that they’ve accomplished as a band so far, which includes a Top 10 album, a billion streams worldwide and global sold out tours.
 
It’s therefore unsurprising that No One Else Can Wear Your Crown has an overriding message of self-acceptance, empowerment and joy. It’s there in their brand new single “Happy,” as much as it’s in the Carpe Diem chorus of first single “Hallelujah”—a song of defiance that Josephine and Anthony wrote for anyone that has ever been told they can’t do something.
 
Ultimately, it’s difficult not to leave No One Else Can Wear Your Crown feeling uplifted and entirely convinced of the power of Oh Wonder. Recharged and ready for the next chapter, Oh Wonder appears more able than ever to just make it work: whether navigating the big questions of how to live and work with your partner down to the everyday drama of what happens to your dog now you have to go back on tour. No One Else Can Wear Your Crown is a candid, restorative set that offers a welcome antidote to our turbulent times, from a band firmly writing their own bright future. Ask, believe, receive.

*Photo credit: Olga De La Iglesia

LA-BASED DUO MOBY RICH RELEASE OUR FIRST SECOND EP

Los Angeles-based alternative pop duo Moby Rich—made up of Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—have released a new body of work Our First Second EP, featuring their brand new single “Oil Spill”.

Check out Our First Second EP HERE!

On “Oil Spill,” the duo said: “When we wrote ‘Oil Spill,’ we were thinking about how we all grow up with such a warped vision of what the world is actually like, and when we finally make it into the ‘real world’ we are far too often greeted with a swift punch to the mouth reminding us that life is hard. This song is a reminder to look past the bullshit and make a mind for yourself. Don’t drink the oil.”

Our First Second EP follows their recent release “Sabotage,” as well as their 2018 breakout track “Yoko Ono,” which has over 1.5 million Spotify streams to date and received praise from Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, triple j, Noisey, The Line Of Best Fit and more. After joining BROODS on the Australian leg of their tour last month, the duo recently performed their first-ever headlining New York and Los Angeles shows.

LA two-piece Moby Rich turn melancholy song craft into bold, pop hooks and visuals. The pair—Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—relocated to LA in 2015 from Indianapolis and Atlanta respectively in search of, well, anything. In a moment of synergy, Connor began attending open mic nights around the town in which Maxwell was living. The pair serendipitously met, began writing together, and realized an identifiable sound between the two them. Writing the majority of their tracks on acoustic guitar, they sing every song in unison, a sort of whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-parts attitude, which speaks volumes of their close, almost twin-like, friendship.

The first insight into Moby Rich’s unique sound comes in the shape of their 2018 breakout hit, “Yoko Ono,” a melancholy pop banger that combines the euphoria of early MGMT with the laidback beat making of N.E.R.D, which was featured on their debut, Our First EP. Their new single, “Sabotage,” is a hands-aloft ode to fucking up royally; a cathartic anthem for a generation faced with obstacles. “Sabotage” sets the stage for Moby Rich’s second project Our First Second EP out now.

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Photo Credit: Jack Dytrych

My Name Is Mars x Capital Cities

As March draws to a close, Capital Cities return with a single that takes the point of view of the Roman god the month was named for. Released today by Lazy Hooks/Capitol Records, “My Name Is Mars” blends an operatic chant with funky beats and a vocal appearance by Los Angeles-based rapper Sacha. The track is available for download and streaming HERE.

 

While making no apologies for his violent nature, the god of war exhibits an unexpected sense of humor with lyrics like: “Bulletproof vest, I’m well-dressed/I start the car and I start a war/I throw my spear sincerely/You come near, you pay dearly. »

 

Image remixes for the “My Name is Mars” lyric video, which can be seen HERE, were provided by the PicsArt global community. PicsArt is the world’s largest photo editing and sharing platform with a community of 100 million+ monthly active users and influencers. Learn more or download the app.

 

Hovhannes Avoyan, CEO and Founder of PicsArt, says, “We’re excited to announce our first-ever lyric video collaboration with Capitol Records and Capital Cities. We asked the PicsArt community to create god and galaxy-themed edits inspired by the lyrics of Capital Cities’ new track, ‘My Name is Mars.’ What we received was truly amazing – over 2,000 submissions and 200+ images were chosen for the video. PicsArt enables collaborative and entertaining fan engagement from any mobile device. It’s a brand new way to drive awesome content creation like that produced for Capital Cities. »

 

Capital Cities will bring their dazzling show to such summer festivals as SandJam and Arroyo Seco. See below for itinerary. Founded and fronted by Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant, the band offers a bright and groove-heavy take on alt-pop, drawing their infectious energy from the endless juxtapositions within each song: genre-bending production meets indelible melody, high-concept artistry meets classic pop sensibility, clever lyricism meets raw emotion.

 

The L.A.-based band first unveiled that aesthetic with the breakout hit “Safe and Sound,” which went multi-Platinum around the world, topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and entered the Top 10 of the Hot 100. It has sold more than 12 million adjusted tracks globally. The “Safe and Sound” video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for a GRAMMY. Cumulative streams of Capital Cities’ songs now surpass 1.2 billion while video views exceed 420 million globally. The band’s 2013 debut album, In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, has sold 1.7 million adjusted albums worldwide.

 

Capital Cities – U.S. Tour Dates

4/26 – Panama City Beach, FL @. SandJam

6/6 – Del Mar, CA @ Del Mar Fairgrounds

6/23-6/24 – Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Weekend

 

About PicsArt:

PicsArt is the world’s largest photo editing and sharing platform with a community of 100 million+ monthly active users and influencers. PicsArt users create and share over 850 million images every month. PicsArt has built one of the largest open-source collections of content in the world, where users can make content free-to-edit giving others the ability to use that content in their creations. With more than 500 million installs, PicsArt spans the globe, is available in 30 languages and is free on iOS, Android and Windows devices. PicsArt is backed by world class investors including Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, and Siguler Guff and Company.

 

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