Broken Bells have unveiled the accompanying video for their new single “Control” from After the Disco(Columbia). Join Brian Burton and James Mercer on an alien adventure through space and time. The video, as is true with the band’s previous visual pieces, features the omnipresent, extraterrestrial pink orb.
Julian Casablancas+The Voidz are premiering the video for “Where No Eagles Fly,” from their forthcoming debut album, Tyranny. Directed by guitarist Jeramy Gritter, watch the video here and buy the track for $.59 here from Cult Records. Tyranny is out on Cult Records September 23 in the U.S./Canada, September 26 in Australia and October 13 internationally.
The Best Day, Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts, will be released on October 21, 2014 on Matador Records. Backed by James Sedwards of Nought (guitar), Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine (bass) and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth (drums), the album radiates with both his signature thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads. Listen below.
While The War On Drugs’ “Red Eyes” continues to be one of the strongest singles of the year, the band is excited to bring focus to another one of Lost In The Dream‘s many excellent songs with the new video for second single, “Under The Pressure.” The sweeping video, directed by Houmam, presents aesthetics the ‘Drugs have become known for throughout their career. It manages to be both a broad and intimate look at a band that is clearly one of the breakout stories of the year, and one that actually deserves every bit of praise and adoration bestowed upon it. Watch the video below.
Julian Casablancas+The Voidz are premiering “Human Sadness,” the first track from their forthcoming debut album, Tyranny. Hear it via YouTube here. Tyranny is out on Cult Records September 23 in the U.S./Canada and October 14 internationally.
New track from synth-pop guru Teeel delivers dance floor ready grooves, dark washes of synthesized brooding, and pop hook after pop hook. Think equal parts Chromeo style playfulness, Tom Tom Club rubbery bass, and a repetitive synth line that harkens to filter-based Frech house music. The track is featured on the album Hydrostatic via Mush Records.
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.
Moon Duo perform In the Sun live at Museum Ludwig, Cologne Germany. Live in Ravenna is due out as a limited, one-time vinyl pressing of 2,000 and digital only on August 19th via Sacred Bones
Rooted in Mexico City, Rey Pila is the solo project of Diego Solorzano, former front man for Los Dynamite.
Get this song ‘Blast’ as a free download from: bit.ly/ReyPilaFreeDownload oremailunlock.com/cultrecordsnyc/re…ast-free-download
Another great track from Julian Casablancas label Cult Records – “Iron Seven,” from Reputante. The song is the band’s first new material since last year’s Cult Records-released Oceanside EP.
Listen to Oceanside in full via Soundcloud here: http://bit.ly/OceansideEP.
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.
Spoon will return with their long awaited eighth offering, They Want My Soul, on August 5 via Loma Vista Recordings. Preorders for the album-lauded by NPR as “unmistakably a Spoon record, with…fantastically infectious grooves and melodies” — are live now at iTunes and Amazon. An exclusive bundle will be available later this week through the band’s store (at www.spoontheband.com) which features, among other desirous items, a limited edition glow-in-the-dark vinyl LP, a t-shirt and handwritten lyric sheets. The first 100 bundle orders will receive an autographed set of lyric sheets. All preorders placed through iTunes and www.spoontheband.com come with an instant download of the album’s lead-off track “Rent I Pay.”
The band has also filmed an unofficial video for They Want My Soul’s “Rent I Pay.”
Britt Daniel and Jim Eno recently talked with Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton for NPR’s All Songs Considered about the recording process behind the record and its sonic elements. The All Songs Considered segment is currently streaming here.
Watch the official video for CHUCK INGLISH’s latest single “LEGS” featuring CHROMEO. The track can be found on Chuck’s widely praised debut album, Convertibles, which was released via Federal Prism/Sounds Like Fun on April 8. Given the title of the funky, chill jam – as well as the incredibly catchy chorus – you already know what the video features…lots of them. This is our new summer jam.
Bridget Battle’s last band might have been a high school choir, but the 21-year-old singer for Cincinnati’s Tweens is no goody two shoes. Look no further for proof than their forthcoming Self-TitledLP, the punk-tinged debut from the trash-pop trio—Battle on vocals and guitar, Peyton Copes on bass and Jerri Queen on drums—that showcases a melodic, driven and exceedingly catchy sound that’s anything but well behaved.
The new track is streaming below.
Bleachers‘ debut single I Wanna Get Better is set for a July 14th UK release. The as-yet-untitled debut album will follow on August 4th though Columbia records. Watch the new video, directed by Lena Durham (Girls) :
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:
“Naked Trees”, Villa Kang’s latest track, is noticeably categorized as Downtempo, Post-EDM, Noir Pop. The song invites its listener into a drug-addled, pre-dawn soundscape that intros sparsely with choir, guitar and vocals but soon drops with dark, pitched vocal yelps, a thick driving bass, rich synths, and a down-tempo, dance beat.
Exclusive first listen here:
Chromeo has been hard at work promoting their new album White Women. The duo unexpectedly resurrected Death From Above 1979 as their backing band to perform “Sexy Socialite” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, they shot an epic album trailer with Parisian design firm Surface to Air to preview“Over Your Shoulder” and partnered with contemporary artists Snarkitecture, MILK Studios & Tumblr to create The White Room installation in New York. The newest edition (pun intended) in an ever growing and exciting list of collaborators is Toro y Moi, featured on their buoyant new single,“Come Alive”.
Why stop there:
We have a brand new track from indie/psych crooner Nicole Atkins called “Girl You Look Amazing,” off her new album Slow Phaser, coming February 4th via her own imprint Oh’ Mercy!
Prolific French house phenomenon Fred Falke has been hard at work in the studio and following a big remix for Pompeya he is playing selective shows across the country. You can catch him in New York this Thursday – December 12th at Le Poisson Rouge. Doors open at 11:00pm.
Get Tickets HERE.
With the passing of the 33rd anniversary of John Lennon’s assassination, Nicolas Jaar made an hour-long experimental tribute mix to John Lennon, titled “Our World.” Listen to the minimalist spaced out mix below:
Ital-Synth Disco guru Giorgio Moroder gives Haim’s “Days Are Gone” a club stomp remix complete with robot voices.
Backed with their unique take on 80s classic ‘Lady In Red’, you can download the tracks for $0.75 each from the Cult webstore now at http://bit.ly/ReyPilaOutNow.
You can listen to both tracks on the Cult Youtube channel below too:
For more on Rey Pila, check out this rad interview http://bit.ly/MeetReyPila.
alt-J, the Mercury Prizing winning foursome from Leeds UK, will be releasing an EP of remixes titled Summer on November 25. Jim James, Dave Sitek, Odd Future’s the Internet, Ben Lovett (of Mumford & Sons), Hanz and Ben De Vries all remixed songs from the band’s debut album An Awesome Wave.
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.
Good Girl and The Bad Times are a brother/sister duo – Eli and Jenny Block.
Splitting life between London and New York, the pair have written and recorded two albums worth of material, accompanied by a ramshackle collective of musician and artist friends.
Today Little Spoon streams his radical new DIY pop single “Connection”. This track, following the summer jam “i fux with tha future”, is taken from his sophomore effort girl friend foreverdue out early next year.
Check out the latest song from NYC rock and roll singer Sterling Fox. “Ghost” is a tribute to 1950s teenage tragedy ballads. Best known for having produced Lana Del Rey’s breakout hit “Video Games”, Fox is now hard at work on a full length album on his indie label Silver Scream Records. He is also featured on “Shame on Me” on the new Avicii album True.
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.
Chromeo is back! On Tuesday, Holy Ghost! & Chromeo joined forces with Touch Sensitive and new DFA collab Museum of Love (Pat Mahoney of LCD and Jee Day) for a live broadcast on Boiler Room. Holy Ghost! have their sophomore LP out and Chromeo came down to play some of their first new recorded music in two years. Even though the show was private, you still get to watch the amazing music, free, live, online: http://boilerroom.tv/chromeo_holy_ghost_touch_sensitive_museum_of_love_sinkane/
The full new album Dynamics from Holy Ghost! is here! and you can stream it below: