The Lumineers are streaming their cover of the Talking Heads’ classic “Naïve Melody” from the upcoming deluxe edition of their self-titled debut album, to be released tomorrow via Dualtone Records. Listen to “Naïve Melody” at the link below:
The Vaccines have released a new track in anticipation of their upcoming North American tour dates. “Melody Calling” was recorded in March at Eldorado Studios with producers John Hill (Rihanna, MIA, Santigold) and Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys); the band debuted “Melody Calling” on their recent U.K. Arena tour which included shows at London’s O2 Arena & Leeds Millennium Square.
Hailing from Brooklanta, Kool Head is a band that makes Black Wave music. Black Wave music is a fresh mix of New Wave, Hip Hop and Funk layered on a fresh bed of soul. Think Cameo singing over the soundtrack to “Drive.”
Arctic Monkeys released a new strutting little track called “2013” off their next studio album AM, which is officially out this September. It might be called “2013”, but this lightweight psych romp is a total throwback, both musically and the ways in which it ruminates on technology like it was an intergalactic 1970. There are references to flying cars and time machines, a little shiny fruit(apple) on the back of a transmitter coming after you, which all culminate at the 1:25 mark into a total freak jam.
Au Palais return with a new song Thrones, a wistful and arresting piece of pop architecture with deep alabaster vocals along its rigid edges and curves.With every shift, it’s both ethereal and expressive, carving out intricate arches, and further expanding the band’s intelligent noir pop.
Ten years ago, a 22 year old songwriter entered a recording studio with producer Tucker Martine to make a record.
Poised with one of the greatest talents for carrying Appalachian music into new places, Sarah Siskind penned a record in which every moment, every stitch thread perfectly. Recorded to 2-inch analog tape, Covered is a masterful record, on which American music and guitar icon, and one of Sarah’s musical heroes, Bill Frisell plays a key role.
But amid plans for a national release, sinus illness struck and multiple surgeries followed, andCovered was instead released independently on a much smaller scale than originally planned. With little tour and press support, the album never earned its place in the hearts it could have…
A few years later, by chance, I came across a copy of Covered while digging into Frisell’s catalog, for I also have a deep admiration for the music icon and couldn’t get enough of his work. Looking back, I had no idea how much this album would shake me down; it quickly earned its place in my heart. I listened so much from then on that I wore out several copies, all the while pondering how such an amazing record could go largely unnoticed by the masses.
Four years passed, Sarah fully recovered from her sinus issues and set her sights high once again. She went on to record her much lauded boutique double EP Studio.Living Room and followed it with widely-acclaimed Say it Louder, which earned her 2009 Nashville Music Awards’ “Americana Album of the Year.” As she gained more and more attention, writing songs for Alison Krauss and the like, I listened along but still continued to wear out Covered, bewildered as to why it still wasn’t grabbing more people with its poise.
Finally, yet still overdue, we at Chigliak give you Covered, reissued and released for the first time on vinyl. Listen and let it shake you down.
Meet me in Times Square.– Justin Vernon
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.
Waiting For You’ the new single from Kris Menace is a collaboration with Black Hills, a young hotly tipped vocalist from Washington DC, taken from the stunning vocal album, ‘Features’.
The remix package for ’Waiting For You’ contains stellar mixes from OLIVER (Kitsuné, LA), ‘Fingerpaint’ (one half of Classixx, LA)’, Dosem (Soma), Volta Cab (Isaev) and Vincent Fries (Work It Baby).
Mighty Mouse Remix off of the upcoming “Love of a Life” EP by Dutch Duo “Keljet”, well known for their top notch productions and remixes for the likes of Don Diablo, Calvin Harris, Goldroom, Snow Patrol and many more. Keljet teamed up with X Ambassadors on the vocals, to deliver a beautifully crafted, solid record.
The Honey Drip, the second release from The Traps, looks set to build on the strong foundations laid by their debut single Calypso. Released in January,Calypso garnered attention from the likes of Q Magazine and received much sought-after plays from John Kennedy (XFM), Chris Hawkins (BBC Radio 6 Music) and Janice Long (BBC Radio 2). The band’s rapidly expanding fan-base meant that both the Calypso launch parties in Birmingham and London both sold out.
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
“No-Knock” is the first new music from Brooklyn’s Analog Birds since 2007’s Musique Concrete, and the debut single from their upcoming album The FIrst One Follows. It’s a driving rock track that devolves into a Moog-vocoder-funk breakdown anchored by a metal chair being strummed.
On June 25th, UME/Tuff Gong will release Legend:Remixed, a remix and re-imagination of Bob Marley and The Wailers’ 1984 iconic album LEGEND. Remixers include Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Thievery Corporation, RAC, Pretty Lights, DJ Z-Trip & Lee “Scratch” Perry, Stephen and Ziggy Marley. Check out My Morning Jacket’s Jim James Remix below:
Classixx are giving away their summer anthem “All You’re Waiting For”, which got Best New Track honors from Pitchfork. The bouncy tune featuring Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem is free via iTunes Single of the Week. Their debut album Hanging Gardens is out now.
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.
Immediate download of FTHRSN’s 7-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
R&B whiz kid Leonard Friend takes on the catchy single from the the buzzed about Los Angeles sister trio HAIM. Friend re-imagines the song with sparkling synths, a slowed down drum that gives a nod to Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit” (aka the sample for Biggies “Juicy,”) oldZapp records, Phil Collins and TLC.
Brooklyn’s Neo-pop group Happy Lives take an entirely different direction on their first focus track “Feeling Right”, stepping deeper into the absurd and unknown. “Feeling Right,” is a youthful gloom-pop track sung from the perspective of two teenage lovers. The un-named female part swoons over her boyfriend, Jimmy, while Jimmy, crooning like Elvis, has a little less to say. Playful and sarcastic, the song manages to capture the quintessential feelings of teenage angst: “Tense and horny, what a special story.” If you are looking for the band’s previous grungy, intense machine sound- you won’t find it here. Sounding almost unrecognizable from the previous EP, Happy Lives probe an entirely new landscape of abstract thought here – weird, bouncy and unbelievably catchy.
If You Like: The Civil Wars, Merle Haggard, Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, check out Dillon Hodges.
Dillon Hodges plays Americana in the spirit of old-time music (bluegrass, folk, country and soul) with a deep bluesy voice and haunting melodies. His debut full-length album, Rumspringa drops May 14.
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.
Two years on from the release of his Mercury nominated debut, Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam, Ghostpoet announces his sophomore album Some Say I So I Say Light dropping May 6 through Play It Again Sam. On his second album, ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’, he pushes even further in all directions than on ‘Peanut Butter Blues’, mixing the abstract and the concrete with uncanny skill. Industrial beats, sonorous piano lines and hyper-detailed ornamentation provide a backdrop for an artist who sounds ever more like a man old before his time.
Belgian Fog hails from Seattle via LA – recording, mixing, and mastering his entire project solo from his home studio. There are lots of contemporary bands and producers/influences in here, but a big influence for this project is the songwriter/chanteur Jacques Brel, who could sing his philosophy through realistic characters he’d invented.
19 year-old Seattleite Peter Michel aka Hibou spent a year touring North America and Europe as the drummer of Craft Spells (Captured Tracks),then began creating his own music. “Dreamy and washed out. There’s a bit of Beach Fossils’ summer haze in there and even DIIV’s repetitive, kraut tones.” (The Line of Best Fit)
Recorded In 2008.
Sampled From The Geto Boys 1991 Hit “Mind Playing Tricks On Me”.
We Also Sampled The Classic Isaac Hayes Track “Hung Up On My Baby” From 1974.
Ida Sings Sugarboy Crawford’s “IKO IKO” Over The Beat.
“…FOR A GOOD TIME….CALL 1-800-GLASS-CANDY…”
Everyone Keeps Asking Me To Put This Ultra Rare 12″ Online…
Big Black Delta’s new single “Side of The Road” is a slice of rocky, distorted, melodic loveliness, from the LA group who has been praised by everyone from Jay-Z to Dave Navarro. The debut album will be out on April 9th and the band will also perform at SXSW.
Icelandic collective Seabear’s founder and mastermind Sindri Már Sigfússon, has offered an exclusive first listen of his third album under the solo guise Sin Fang at Conan O’Brien’s website TeamCoco.
Long time admirers of his work, the renowned skateboard company celebrates the release of Sin Fang’s new album with two special edition decks (below) featuring artwork by Sindri, who has been an avid skateboarder for most of his life. Each deck including a download code for Flowers.
Grab the new single “Sorry” from Melbourne’s Gypsy & the Cat this week. Gypsy & the Cat has been getting love worldwide since the release of their Gilgamesh album in 2010. The Late Blue followed in the same trajectory with “Bloom” seeing praise from The Fader, and Pretty Much Amazing cautioning, “don’t say we didn’t warn you about their impending hugeness.”
Meet The Splits – an all-girl “rock n’ roll” outfit from Finland, who sound like a clash between Bikini Kill and Best Coast.
In preparation of their upcoming second full-length album, Body Language are releasing their Grammar EP for free download on their website! The full-length album, also titled Grammar is set to drop in Summer of 2013 on Lavish Habits. This five-track EP shows how the Brooklyn quartet’s sound has grown since their highly-lauded Social Studies LP; these new sounds streamline the band’s restless pop experiments with a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B. Or as they put it, “Our world still exists in an indie- disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.”