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To celebrate the North American release of Young Gun Silver Fox‘s West End Coast (Wax Poetics Records) on Friday, July 15, 2016, we’ve put together a little playlist of some soft rock, yacht rock, and AOR gems that we keep on rotation.

 

 

More on Young Gun Silver Fox:

West Coast End picks up where Daft Punk’s “Fragments of Time” left off—with a modern reimagining of the classic West Coast AOR studio sound of the mid- to late ’70s, when soulful and slick soft rock ruled the FM airwaves. This peak era of sophisticated analog production and stellar musicianship and songwriting produced iconic vibes from artists like Loggins & Messina, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, Carly Simon, Ambrosia, America, and more.

Young Gun Silver fox is made up of singer-songwriter Andy Platts of U.K. soul-rock band Mamas Gun and multi-instrumentalist producer Shawn Lee, an American expat who has made a name for himself in the group AM & Shawn Lee, as well as his solo outfit, Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra (see the massively popular and often-licensed “Kiss the Sky” featuring Nino Moschella). With West Coast End, the duo has created a wholly authentic homage to the golden age of California pop—written and recorded in cloudy London.

Purchase Young Gun Silver Fox’s LP now.

July 14th, 2016 | | Playlists
New Releases

Introducing the yacht rock vibes of Young Gun Silver Fox…

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Young Gun Silver Fox by Dan Massie

Photo by Dan Massie

 

Wax Poetics Records introduces Young Gun Silver Fox and their debut album, West End Coast. Stream the entire album below. Purchase the vinyl now. Download it on iTunes.

West Coast End picks up where Daft Punk’s “Fragments of Time” left off—with a modern reimagining of the classic West Coast AOR studio sound of the mid- to late ’70s, when soulful and slick soft rock ruled the FM airwaves. This peak era of sophisticated analog production and stellar musicianship and songwriting produced iconic vibes from artists like Loggins & Messina, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, Carly Simon, Ambrosia, America, and more.

Young Gun Silver fox is made up of singer-songwriter Andy Platts of U.K. soul-rock band Mamas Gun and multi-instrumentalist producer Shawn Lee, an American expat who has made a name for himself in the group AM & Shawn Lee, as well as his solo outfit, Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra (see the massively popular and often-licensed “Kiss the Sky” featuring Nino Moschella). With West Coast End, the duo has created a wholly authentic homage to the golden age of California pop—written and recorded in cloudy London.

 

July 11th, 2016 | | New Releases
Videos

New (NSFW) video “Make Love” from the Jack Moves

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Check out the new (NSFW) video for “Make Love” from the Jack Moves via Flaunt:

A lot of babies were made in the ’70s to the soundtacks of Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendegrass, Al Green, and Barry White; men who sang songs about what they wanted to do and how they wanted to do it. Zee Desmondes and Teddy Powell of The Jack Moves are ready to make some babies of their own happen with their new single, “Make Love.” The video—which we are thrilled to premiere here—was shot by Austrian fashion photographer Christian Anwander and features Powell grooving on the drums while Desmondes licks his Mick Jaggeresque lips, slowly thrusting his guitar in rhythm, before graciously cutting to slow motion images of bikini’d Brazilian bombshell Aline Weber floating in a pool of a milky liquid. Alternating between shots reminiscent of Blake Little’s work—with Weber on a light table having honey drizzle down her curves, viscously connecting the spaces in between her limbs—the video will definitely make you want to make love, take a cold shower, or both. Milk and honey indeed.

Buy the album here.

Director: Christian Anwander
Creative Director and Editor: Poppie van Herwerden
Director of Photography: Rory Mulhere
Model: Aline Weber for imgmodels.com
Stylist: Caitlyn Leary
Hair: William Schaedler
Makeup: Robert Greene

December 10th, 2015 | | Videos
New Releases

Limited-edition Bones & Beeker 7-inch: “Heartbroken in Love” b/w “Oh Lord”

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Bones & Beeker

Bones & Beeker‘s debut album just dropped, but we’re still waiting on the December vinyl release.

But wait no longer for this limited-edition 7-inch featuring “Heartbroken in Love” and “Oh Lord”!

Purchase it at our storefront and listen to the tracks below.

November 30th, 2015 | | New Releases
Videos

The story of Bones & Beeker

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Filmmaker Lamar Landers traveled out to Minneapolis to interview singer-songwriter Anthony Newes and producer/multi-instrumentalist BK-One of Bones & Beeker for his series Theorematic.

“A fusion of hip-hop backdrops, live strings, and an alternative lead develops into ear pleasing audio properties. Bones & Beeker proves to be a combination worth making your acquaintance,” Landers writes.

Bones & Beeker’s debut album comes out November 13 on Wax Poetics Records.

November 6th, 2015 | | Videos
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Young Gun Silver Fox 'West End Coast' (Wax Poetics Records)
Bones & Beeker (Wax Poetics Records)
The Jack Moves LP