Spoon is excited to celebrate the digital release of their beautiful new Inside Out Remixes EP. The EP is comprised of four remixes of the song “Inside Out” – taken from Spoon’s universally-praised eighth full-length They Want My Soul. Remixes for this EP are provided by Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Tycho, Brian Reitzell, and Operators. Fans can purchase the EP from their favorite digital retailers includingiTunes. Preview the EP here.
In addition to the digital EP, Spoon will release a separate 12″ titled I/O EP that features a different track list which can be seen below. I/O EP will be released July 24 and available for purchase at the merchandise table during upcoming Spoon performances beginning in mid-June. Fans can preorder the I/O EP 12″ at the Spoon Store.
Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon teamed up with MC Astronautalis and Scarey Music to release an experimental nine-track rap album titled De Oro under the moniker Jason Feathers. The album is set for official release this fall but you can stream the entire album now on Pitchforkmedia:
De Oro track list:
1. “Leave Your Stain”
2. “Young as Fuck”
3. “Courtyard Marriott”
4. “Canary in a Goldmine”
5. “Hot Forever”
6. “Sacred Math”
8. “Pay the Guard”
9. “Gold Standard”
Spoon’s eighth – and by numerous early reports best – album, They Want My Soul, is now streaming in its entirety on iTunes. Having premiered “Do You”, “Inside Out”, and “Rent I Pay” to rapturous response, anyone with a computer can now hear every note of the most highly anticipated record in Spoon’s storied career.
The Antlers’ highly-anticipated fifth studio album Familiars is now streaming exclusively on NPR Music. NPR calls the record “sure-handed and ambitious” and praises “its emotional openness, its rich sound, its mix of subtlety and grandiosity, its funereal beauty.” Stream the album here. Familiars is out tomorrow, June 17 on Anti- Records.
Small Black has released a video for “Real People”, the title track off of their forthcoming 12″ EP. Helmed by Nick Bentgen, this video perpetuates the off-beat beauty from Bentgen and Small Black’s previous joint venture for “Breathless”. Bentgen described the concept behind the video and working with Small Black:
There’s seemingly something in Toronto’s water resulting in a high quantity of soulful electronic music. The latest, awesomest export is River Tiber, a 22-year old producer, singer, and visual artist whose debut EP The Star Falls drops today. Equal parts Sade and Thom Yorke, this is perfect Autumn listening.
Having just played a sold-out 3 night residency at the Macbeth, don’t miss the band showcasing material from Glow & Behold on tour this Autumn supporting their heroes, the Pixies, in October, and several shows at CMJ in New York, before embarking on a headline UK tour in November.
Watch Caveman’s horrifying new video for “In the City” starring Julia Stiles. A tourist couple visits New York City for the first time. They soon discover that underneath the surface of the playground of the city, lies a world of darkness and horror.
ESTRANGERS make the kind of classic pop that hides in plain sight, the kind that lingers in the blown-out speakers of vintage thrift store amplifiers and makes you wonder why you stopped listening. Towering melodies, cavernous guitar reverb, lush analog synths and crashing bass & drums are bound together in their bright-eyed Rock and Roll stylings.
Hospital Ships’ new record is getting dropped on the world next week, but you don’t have to wait that long to give it a taste. The album is streaming in its entirety over at Pitchfork Advance, augmented by some amazing video loops created by bandleader Jordan Geiger’s co-songwriter and guitarist, Taylor Holenbeck. Get excited, one of the year’s finest indie-rock records has arrived.
LISTEN TO HOSPITAL SHIPS’ DESTRUCTION IN YR SOUL HERE.
MP3 Download – Hospital Ships : Come Back to Life
An album written over the course of more than a year, the story throughout is an eclectic compilation of loves lost and found. The result is a sort of synth based diary: personal and poetically candid.
The strokes’ fifth studio album Comedown Machine is out today. If you didn’t pre-order, you can now stroll over to iTunes to grab it instantly or you can order the physical album on Amazon or directly from the band’s official store. limited edition black vinyl and t-shirt bundles are still available at the store that include instant album downloads too.
The band is gearing up for more announcements, coming soon. You can enter-to-win an exclusive vinyl test pressing of Comedown Machine by letting the band know your favorite track from the album on Twitter using hashtag #ComedownMachine. More details and official rules can be found here.
The Echo and the Sound are a two piece guitar and drums, rock band from Los Angeles. Sounds like: “If Bob Dylan and Sam Shepard got into a fist fight while drinking in a desert cantina.”
Weepikes is a pronk/alternative rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The first incarnation of the band was active only for a short period of 3 years from 1994 to 1997, when they released ep’s on Finnish indie labels like Trash Can Records and Bad Vugum. Since 2010, after 13 years of hiatus Weepikes is back and working on new songs.
Below is a digital release of “we are weepikes”, which will be released on cd 02/15/2013.
ANR has just released TOBE HOOPER, a full-length Halloween album heavily dosed with wolves, zombies, serial killers and all sorts of eeriness to keep you up at night. It’s perfect for any and all Halloween parties / nights at home alone carving pumpkins in a leatherface mask.
Among the best moments of the 14-track album are:
“Waking The Dead“, the zombie’s national anthem,
“Monster Mash feat. Jillian Mayer” a cover of the classic featuring emerging Miami star Jillian Mayer,
“Chainsaw” a perfectly Halloween Ramones cover,
“MS MR – Bones (ANR Version)” an electro remix that pushes the song to its scariest potential,
& “Willowy Eye” a beautifully dark, tragic love song
TOBE HOOPER is the bands tribute to a man of the same name, the director behind Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It goes without saying that ANR are huge horror nerds, and it shows in the dedicated approach they’ve taken to the album. Defying genre, they take wiz from Punk Rock to Future RnB, Hip-Hop to Musical Theater, Electro to Bluegrass and back again. TOBE HOOPER comes on the heels of PAT RILEY, a mixtape/album released in September, and the band is currently working on an LP due out 2013.
Dead Horse One is a French eclectic musical group that spans multiple genres including Shoegaze and psychedelia. Their avowed aim is to be a ”Heavenly choir of jet engines”, filling the sound-scape of the world with an endless extended note, wistful and melancholic….macabre and beautiful…from which will emerge pop songs…
Band of Horses has launched a new BOH website with the release of Mirage Rock, the follow-up to 2010’s Infinite Arms. Both the album and the website features the photography of Christopher Wilson throughout. Check out www.bandofhorses.com for all the latest news, tour dates, videos and more and stream the new album in its entirety below, via the band’s website.
alt-J (∆)’s name takes a little explaining. Pronounced “alt-J”, the delta sign is created when you hold down the alt key on your computer keyboard and punch ‘J’ on a Mac computer. The symbol has a deeper meaning for the band, as guitarist/bassist Gwil Sainsbury notes, “in mathematical equations it’s used to show change,” and the band’s relatively new name came at a turning point in their lives.
Twin Shadow has announced a second NYC Ton Up Tour show on Friday September 28th, 2012 at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Get tickets HERE.
Grab some MP3’s and stream Twin Shadow’s new album below:
Trophies” is 16 tracks of mass appeal set in motion by two different eras of hip hop’s elite. Detroit based hip hop producer Apollo Brown lays the foundation, and the legendary OC constructs the vocals. Arguably, their best album respectively, “Trophies” is straight to the point hip hop; no frills, no preservatives, not even a single feature. Just OC at his finest and Apollo once again commanding no disappointments.
Check out our interview with the beastly beat maker – Apollo Brown HERE
Ohio based trio Buffalo Killers‘ are streaming their fourth full-length effort – Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. Stampeding with the ferocity of their first two albums (the Dan Auerbach-produced Let It Ride from 2008 and their self-titled debut from two years prior), Dig. Sow. Love. Grow incorporates much of the loose, organic nature from last year’s highly-praised album 3 with some late ’60s psychedelia, blues, Americana, garage rock and the folk-rock sounds that rolled out of Laurel Canyon in the early ’70s like a sweet cloud of Acapulco Gold.
‘Elephant’ is the beastly first single proper from Tame Impala‘s forthcoming sophomore effort, ‘Lonerism’, to be released this coming Oct 5 (AUS) / Oct 8 (UK) / Oct 9 (USA). A swaggering glam strut about a cocky jock playing the jerk, ‘Elephant’ is Tame Impala at their confident (and of course cosmic) best. It’s a wild space rock safari and the lift off point to planet Lonerism.
With just a couple of weeks to go now until the release of their debut full-length Giants & Dreamers, Toronto’s Bravestation have unveiled the video for the album’s third single ‘Western Thrills’ – which, combines the bands ambient textures and spaced-out New Wave guitars with colorful harmonies and tribal percussion. Listen to the album and watch the new video after the jump.
‘Mostly No’, Milk Maid’s second album, follows hot on the heels of last year’s debut record ‘Yucca’ and finds frontman Martin Cohen cementing his reputation as a talented songwriter able to straddle the line between noise and pop whilst also expanding the sonic terrain the band covers. Adding swirls of Psychedelia to ‘Yucca’s’ crafted fuzz, the home-recorded ‘Mostly No’ explores a trans-Atlantic sound that at times simultaneously recalls the grand traditions of Manchester indie and Californian acid rock but which also sits alongside contemporaries such as Ty Segall, White Fence, and The War on Drugs.
This mix of influences comes together perfectly on ‘Summertime’, the lead single from ‘Mostly No’, which combines the haze of early Jesus and Mary Chain with the sun-bleached guitars of Roky Erickson and the classic songwriting of Jefferson Airplane. Its title and hooky chorus may suggest a carefree summer anthem, but the season simply presents the “doomed man” of the 1st verse with a “nicer time” to kill himself; Manchester miserabilism raining on a sound so associated with hippy optimism.
Milk Maid’s new album ‘Mostly No’ will be released on 9th July via FatCat Records. Pre-order the album now.
Lockah, a standout among the bourgeoning bass music community of Scotland, has released his debut EP on Diplo‘s Jeffree’s imprint. When U Stop Feeling Like A Weirdo & Become A Threat succinctly demonstrates his penchant for melody in the context of sub-octave bass music that defies any singular genre tag. A resident and general proponent of the fringe-city of Aberdeen (think the Milwaukee of Scotland), Lockah has helped build an organic, exceptionally self-sustaining scene with his Tuff Wax imprint that has become a glaring blip on the global radar with releases from ¥oin, Bones & Money,Grobie and others. The album features skittering drums that reference New Orleans bounce and southern trap music circa ’98, warbling synths that feel at home among boogie 12-inches of the late ’80s, and the low end that is undeniably en vogue currently. An emotive and frankly un-danceable collection of 3 tracks capped off by a breathtaking remix by Pictureplane, Lockah has created a thoughtful piece that sits among some of the most interesting and compelling releases from the post-dubstep-era UK.
Indie-reggae band Drunksouls have released a new music video for “Human Race”, made with breathtaking footage from the multi-award winning documentary “I Believe I Can Fly“. The film was directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and based on the Skyliners, a team of French adventurers who specialize in highline tightrope walking, basejumping, and mountaineering. It won the Jury’s award at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.
Want to watch the entire original film? – Click HERE to download the film (720p HD) for 4.90€ below, or make a donation via the link.
Listen to the full album below:
Brooklyn indie rock/punk trio EndAnd have announced the release of Adventures of Fi in Space, a summation of two EP’s showcasing both polished studio and DIY recordings. The band’s unusually gritty sound has earned them comparisons to acts like Cloud Nothings and Helmet.
After a long hibernation, Grizzly Bear has awoken with their first new single – “Sleeping Ute”, off the band’s as-yet-untitled new album. Showcasing guitarist Daniel Rossen‘ s expressive six-string style and “psychedilic tempest” songwriting abilities. While the title is TBA, the album should be available via Warp on 9/18.
Stream Dave Godowsky’s beautiful, indie-folk debut album, “All You Love Is Need,” recorded at Bon Iver’s studio in Fall Creek, Wisconsin – under the pseudonym John Shade. It was recorded/engineered by Nate Vernon and features Jeremy Boettcher on bass, Ben Lester on steel pedal and drums, John DeHaven on the horns and The Neave Quartet on strings.
Since Tame Impala guitarist Nick Albrook is also Pond’s chief songwriter and there are a few lineup overlaps, comparisons between the two Australian neo-psych pop groups are inevitable. Unlike Innerspeaker, super-producer Dave Fridmann doesn’t man the boards on this one, but the farmhouse production is affected with virtually the same tape echo, leslie speaker wobble, and vintage guitar tones. This puts the two on the same sonic playing field, but because of Pond’s willingness to take risks, Beard, Wives, Denim doesn’t feel distinctive or as firmly indebted to classic psychedelic music. With influences that range from David Crosby to Spiritualized, Pond’s songs are widely varied. “Fantastic Explosion of Time” is a grungy, garage rock fireball; “You Broke My Cool” injects ’50s style into ’70s glam; “Elegant Design” is a sly homage to funk, sung in a womanly falsetto, and “Moreno’s Blend” is a raw, acoustic porch jam. Every melody is blanketed in psychedelic sounds, giving a unified feel to the record, even if the music isn’t always easily containable. However, Pond is at their best when they go full force into watercolor psych, like in the fantastically trippy “When it Explodes,” and “Sorry I Was Under the Sky.” These songs could be B-sides to Innerspeaker. The only difference is that Tame Impala seem completely sincere about returning to the late ’60s/early ’70s. Pond is like an incorrigible younger sibling that is determined to learn by making mistakes. Both groups’ records are essential. [itunes]
With just a week left before Sleigh Bells release their sophomore album, Reign of Terror (out February 21), the duo is streaming the new record in its entirety on NYTimes.com.
As an added bonus, Sleigh Bells will livestream their NYC show on The Bowery Presents Live Youtube Channel this Friday, February 17th at 10 p.m. EST . The Bowery Presents features groundbreaking must-see live music and the latest in emerging music and culture. TBPLive features live-streaming shows and intimate performances from industry leaders and the next big things in music. Subscribe today and don’t miss this.
Inspired by italo, electro and the 80s new wave movement, Teeel aka Jim Smith credits his sound to marathon movie watching and being an obsessive gear head. Creating music in a 10×10 teal painted room, stacked with vintage synthesizers and guitars, TEEEL creates music that ranges from hypnotic synthpop to dreamy disco and dark electronica. Although TEEEL is a fairly new solo project, Jim Smith is no rookie in the music industry. He’s been producing a wide range of music, performing with bands and DJing in clubs since the late 90s. His debut album, AMULET (Moodgadget Records) has generated quite the buzz in the blog world as well as being featured on KEXP radio. “Dark Passenger” was featured as “Song of the Day”.
You can check out a night of electronic bliss this Thursday at 11:15 at Lit Lounge in New York City with Teeel performing along with Starfawn, Jacob 2-2, and Crozet. Doors open at 8:30pm. Lit Lounge is 93 2nd Ave. (btwn. E5/E6th St). Click HERE for more details.
TEEEL – “University Heights” (Coming 2/22/2012)
Original Cover Art by: Hayden James Mitchell