Monday, May 18, 2009

GOLD 004: MARINA & THE DIAMONDS

We're a bit late on announcing this due to finals/moving/The Great Escape, but we're over the moon to be announcing our next release with Marina & The Diamonds. The Crown Jewels EP is perhaps our most exciting release yet, three more tracks of spine-tingling beauty from the UK's new queen of pop, and it kicks off a summer full of hot new releases from the Neon Gold ranks. Fan favorite "I Am Not A Robot" picks up where the dramatic grandeur of debut single "Obsessions" left off and it's the lead track here, while a brand new version of "Seventeen" takes a step in a bigger, brighter pop direction for the young superstar-in-waiting and is available below for exclusive free download. Support comes in the form of sterling B-side "Simplify" on the 7", while the digital package will feature an amazing remix from Ellie Goulding beatmaker Starsmith.

MP3: "Seventeen" - Marina & The Diamonds [exclusive]

The whole package is out June 1st and US customers can preorder the record from the Neon Gold Shop, while international customers should hit up our exclusive UK retail partners Puregroove as per usual. In other Marina news, we've recently set up a blog for her and it's heartwarming to see the little blogger she's become. Using it as a platform to treat her fans to exclusive goodies and unleash her musings on everything from Lady GaGa's to boobs and dentistry, it's pretty much her favorite thing in the world and is infinitely more entertaining than any other musician blogs we've ever read. We were with her last night when she logged on to find 27 new comments on her latest post and she loudly screamed "I LOVE THIS SHIT!". Adorable.

19 comments:

Juslisen: said...

Wow, what's interesting new artist!

Great and personal voice!

Regards from www.juslisen.tk

Anonymous said...

just a heads up, when you say everything is your new favorite, the year's best, etc., you sound like a retard

Neon Gold said...

zing.

Oddtwang said...

Or just, you know, easily impressed :)

Marina Diamond said...
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Marina Diamond said...

Just a heads up, when you leave comments Anonymously, you sound like a pussy.

Aside from the shitty Marina and the diamonds, Derek generally blogs about music he thinks is 'good'. Therefore it's his job to bring you what he thinks is best- then your job to decide if its brill or shit.

I can see his point. Why would you spend your life writing blogs about bands you fucking h8. If they're shit, they're not worth spending the time to post on, unless you review music etc etc.

Jamie said...

A blog of purely 'shit' music would be very amusing though.

Eoghan Quigg's album would feature heavily.

Liam Haynes said...

Surely there already is a blog SOMEWHERE that just slates?

The fact a mixtape I made last summer features acts that only seem to be breaking now says something for Neon/GWFAS tips.

Jam said...

Yusmaaaaaaaaaaaa(rina)te

Anonymous said...

Jamie's comment made me blow coffee chunks out my nose. Where can I find such a blog? Stile? ha.

Anonymous said...

'Just a heads up, when you leave comments Anonymously, you sound like a pussy.'

Point taken Marina, well said. Please accept my anon apology and carry on w/ the beat making.

James said...

Wow. An Anonybro finally apologized. Chalk that one up as a home run for the home team. Marina keepin' it Rizzeal.

Starsmiff said...

I dedicate my remix to this anonymous person for being a complete pussy and taking back what they said.

Grow a pair.

Ginsoakedboy21 said...

Why only 7" and download?????


Either something I can't play or something I can't physically own?

The bizarre comeback of the 7" has been one of the most irritating things about the 2000's.....

fratster said...

@anon - Is it really that hard to come up with a dooshy sounding name to post under?

Devian said...

I've become such a huge fan of Marina & The Diamonds - I have the Obsessions 7" and just ordered The Crown Jewels EP 7". When Roisin Murphy's first solo album came out, her label released it in three parts, on vinyl, signed by the artist. I like that you guys are doing something cool for Marina - I love the way the music is being released...bits here and there. It keeps us interested, wanting more and checking back. Kudos, you!

Neon Gold said...

@Ginsoakedboy21. How about you physically own the 7" and then physically play the mp3. Call me crazy, but that seems like a pretty straightforward solution to your dilemma. Devian knows what's up.

Anonymous said...

A kick in the balls for the anonymous

Ashley said...

great new artist. check out my blog - marina post coming soon.
http://ashleytallen.blogspot.com/