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Song of the Day: Paramore – Rose Colored Boy

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I’m not even going to pretend I know what Paramore sounded like before this album. I think they were some sort of emo band where the girl had different color hair and that was their schtick. Whatever. Their new album, After Laughter is a throwback to classic 80’s pop music, so basically it’s like every other pop album out there. However, you know, 80’s music is like steak, it’s good and you can never get enough. There are many different cuts of steak, some cuts, like rib eye is better then others (like chuck eye). So tying it all back, Paramore’s After Laughter is a pretty good cut of steak. It hits all the classic 80’s pop song notes – catchy, soaring chorus, easy lyrics and a sunny disposition. Good for summer. Rose Colored Boy is one of the tracks. Not sure if it’s a single, but it should be one. It has all those things I just talked about and best of all, I can totally imagine a John Hughes movie playing to this song.

Paramore is touring with Best Coast this fall. Tickets are available and they are probably playing your city if you live in a good one.

Song of the Day: Stefflon Don – 16 Shots

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Stefflon Don is an East Londoner who was on BBC’s Sound of 2017 and she makes tracks that take me back to those days when I used to go to clubs and spend money on rum and coke for some reason.

I feel like Sean Paul should make an appearance on this tune but he doesn’t, but this track is still pretty fly. Do kids say that still? Maybe I say its on fleek? who knows.

According to PR emails, Stefflon Don is working on her debut mixtape. I guess that’s a thing now.

Song of the Day? Easy Love – No One Like You

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It’s finally hot outside here in Toronto, time for a summery and fun song that will brighten your day. Easy Love is a band from California that is on Burger records. Honestly, those two facts should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Here’s the song, listen to it.

Song Of The Day: Ha Ha Tonka – Race To The Bottom

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I don’t know if any other bands are competing in the very specific category of whimsically witty, geographically themed names, but Ha Ha Tonka‘s killing it in my book. Originally named “Amsterband”, the indie rockers are named after the Ha Ha Tonka state park in Missouri, a nod to their southern roots.

The band is coming to DC9 on June 14th to share their emotionally charged, narrative driven, southern-indie rock with the District. Give them a listen and then check them out in person.

Ha ha Tonka’s latest, Heart-Shaped Mountain, is out now on Bloodshot Records.

Tour Dates:
May 18 Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
May 19 Off Broadway, St Louis, MO
May 20 Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
May 26 Dawt Mill, Tecumseh, MO
May 27 Kemper Park, Boonville, MO
May 31 Turf Club, St Paul, MN
Jun 01 Lyric Room, Green Bay, WI
Jun 02 Anodyne Coffee, Milwaukee, WI
Jun 03 White Rabbit Cabaret, Indianapolis, IN
Jun 04 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Jun 06 The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI
Jun 07 The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada
Jun 08 Abilene Bar and Lounge, Rochester, NY
Jun 09 Firehouse 13, Providence, RI
Jun 10 Milkboy, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 11 Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY
Jun 14 DC9, Washington, DC
Jun 15 Rumba Cafe, Columbus, OH
Jun 16 Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY
Jun 17 Zanzabar, Louisville, KY
Jul 29 Harold And Gene Miner Festival Square, Kankakee, IL
Jul 30 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN

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