mp3: Led Er Est - Bladiator With the help of vintage analog equipment, electronic trio Led Er Est create highly unique sounds that sort of recall Vangelis if he were cracked out on cold wave. The Diver is their second album, available now on Sacred Bones . Preview the twisted new single "Bladiator" above and the previous single "Kaiyo Maru" over here .
"Nightmusic" is the second video from Grimes' Visions . The beautiful clip is slightly NSFW.
mp3: Stay+ - Eyes (feat. NO CEREMONY///) We've voiced our affection for Stay+ (formerly Christian AIDS) in the past, but we haven't given any blog love to NO CEREMONY/// . Both are mysterious production entities from Manchester and now they have collaborated on the sinister new track "Eyes". This is what the end of the world might sound like, if we're lucky. NO CEREMONY/// have put out two solid 103 singles "HURTLOVE" and "HEARTBREAKER", which are available here .
mp3: Kuhrye-oo - Give In (For The Fame) Kuhrye-oo comes from the same circle of Canadian artists and musicians as that of Grimes, Purity Ring, Doldrums and Born Gold/Gobble Gobble. In fact he has been a member or touring member of most of those acts. His new ep is available now at UNO . Check out the video for "Give In (For the Fame)", directed by and starring Claire Boucher (Grimes).
Animal Collective posted two new tracks on their website late Sunday evening. The new 73 single "Honeycomb" is backed with the b-side "Gotham" and will be available June 26 via Domino Records . But if you pre-order now , you can instantly download the digital files! Stream both tracks by pushing play in the image below.
Revisit the Beastie Boys' performance at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in 1999, in two parts.
All Beastie Boys all day. So incredibly sad. Beastie Boys MC Adam Yauch, aka MCA, has passed away due to cancer, TMZ reports. He was 47 years old. The Beastie Boys are one of the most important and influential hip-hop groups of all time. They were instrumental in making hip-hop a global, mainstream force. Formed in 1981 as a hardcore band, they combined punk and rap into a singular sound that grew increasingly broad over the years, encompassing a vast array of genres. Yauch, Michael Diamond (Mike D), and Adam Horowitz (Ad-Rock) [...]
mp3: Cookies - Crybaby (A) mp3: Cookies - Crybaby (B) Cookies are the NYC trio of Ben Sterling (Mobius Band), Melissa Metrick, and Ian Ainley. Their fourth single contains two variations on the track "Crybaby", both of which feature Arcade Fire/Bon Iver saxophonist Colin Stetson. Somewhat in the vein of fellow Brooklyn band Ava Luna, Cookies put a unique spin on electro-funk pop, resulting in something entirely infectious. Catch Cookies when they play Glasslands on May 16.
mp3: Lightships - Silver & Gold Lightships is the new project from Teenage Fanclub bassist Gerard Love. With the help of Fanclub's Brendan O'Hare, as well as members of Belle & Sebastian and The Pastels, Love has created the beautiful new album Electric Cables . Standout tracks are "Silver & Gold", "Two Lines", and the first single "Sweetness In Her Spark". Check out the video for "Spark" below. Electric Cables is available now on Domino Records .
mp3: Blood Orange - Forget It (Class Actress Remix) Class Actress has taken the latest single from Blood Orange and turned it into a smooth, synth-laden slow jam. Compare it to the original version below. Also check out the recent video for his signature track "Champagne Coast".
mp3: Ditt Inre - Månljus (saknad) Ditt Inre are the latest outfit to be sprung from the continually exciting Cascine label, who are releasing the Swedish duo's debut ep En Värld I Brand . The vibe here works perfectly within the label's reputation for dreamy synth-based productions. Check out the track "Månljus (saknad)" for a first taste.
Peaking Lights are releasing their highly anticipated second LP Lucifer June 19 on Mexican Summer . The duo have been releasing a series of mixtapes leading up to the album's release, the latest of which debuted today. Within the mix, you can hear the new album track "Beautiful Son" (around the 32:22 point). Also, if you missed it earlier, check out the first single "Lo Hi" below as well. (via Gorilla vs. Bear )
Beach Fossils offshoot Dive have been consistently building momentum with a string of moody dreampop tracks. With their debut album set for release on June 26, the band has decided to change their name to DIIV, since there was another band named Dive in the 902s. Captured Tracks will release Oshin , preceded by this new single "Doused".
Photo by Samantha West mp3: Twin Shadow - Five Seconds 4AD have been on a roll with new signings in the last year, snatching up artists like Purity Ring, Atlas Sound, and Grimes to expand upon the label's phenomenal 33 year roster. Add Twin Shadow to the ever-growing list, as they will release his sophomore LP Confess on July 10. The label is offering up the driving new track "Five Seconds" in advance of the album. Snatch it [...]
mp3: La Sera - Watch Me Jumpstart mp3: Eternal Summers - Millions mp3: Old Bricks - Anthem mp3: Cat Martino - I Promise mp3: Blackbird Blackbird - Waikiki mp3: Torkelsen - Ugle mp3: Major Lazer - Get Free (ft. Amber of Dirty Projectors) mp3: Purity Ring - Obedear mp3: Bear [...]
I love Tiny Victories and I'm thrilled to be doing a DJ set for their headlining stint at Public Assembly. The rest of the lineup isn't any less stellar. NewVillager, DinoWalrus, North Highlands, The Forms, Slam Donahue, Evi Antonio, and New Moods round out this spectacular bill. Be there and come say hi! Tomorrow night, this Thursday at Public Assembly, Brooklyn.
We're really excited about our showcase at Brooklyn Fireproof tomorrow night (4/14) , co-sponsored by the amazing Supercrush Studio. Here's a little crash course on the acts we have lined up because, if you're reading this than you're definitely coming out for it, right? Good. Here we go! Young Heel Young Heel are a great Brooklyn band that has been growing and evolving over the past few months. Their excellent Falls ep is available at [...]
Seeing Bushwick band Friends at SXSW this year sealed the deal for me that they are one of the funnest party bands around right now. And the party is sure to get bigger as they release their debut album Manifest! on June 5 via Fat Possum . Check out the funked-out new single "Mind Control" below.
mp3: White Denim - Get Back To Love (Street Joy) mp3: Catcall - Paralysed mp3: Cookies - Crybaby mp3: jj - beautiful life mp3: Dive - How Long Have You Known mp3: Blouse - Pale Spectre (The Wake cover) mp3: Black City Lights - Rivers mp3: Led Er Est - Kaiyo Maru [...]
mp3: Reptar - Orifice Origami Reptar are not the kind of band we normally post about here, but they were by far one of the best bands I saw at SXSW this year. Their live show is so ferocious you would have to be dead not to get into it. The Athens, GA band are releasing their debut album Body Faucet on May 1 through Vagrant . Check out the first single "Sebastian" below.