MP3 – Ghostpoet : MSI MUSMID

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.

MP3 – Belgian Fog : Wait for Help

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.

MP3 – Still Corners : Berlin Lovers / Fireflies

Download the new track ” Berlin Lovers” and “Fireflies” from London’s Still Corners, off the upcoming album Strange Pleasures, dropping this May on Sub Pop.

Video – Warm Soda : Busy Lizzy

Perfecting the blend of glitter and grime that earned Bare Wires a soft spot in the hearts of the bubblegum-popping, foot-stomping masses, Matthew Melton joins with bassist Chase Oren, guitarist Rob Good, and drummer Ian McBrayer as Warm Soda.

MP3 – Nervous Nellie : Gloves (Adam Boy Remix)

 Swedish quartet Nervous Nellie sound like a mash of Phoenix against Peter Bjorn and John. They just dropped their first US release – an EP centered around title track “Gloves”. As a bonus, we have the song remixed by ‘Adam Boy’ (Shout Out Louds).

Video – Fear of Men : Seer

New video from Fear of Men for the track “Seer” , directed by Falvey and Weiss with Williams/ Tardo.

MP3 – Hibou : Glow / Hollow

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)

Video – Howling Hex : Primetime Clown

How do boxing Cobains and Dubya Bushes sound? Splice in some downright hallucinatory cut and paste video moments, loop it like you’re on thorazine and you’ve got the new Howling Hex Video “Primetime Clown”

The Howling Hex “Primetime Clown” from Drag City on Vimeo.

Video – Peace : Follow Baby

The 90’s are back…again, with a vengeance – next up, Britpop! Check out this new video from Peace for “Follow Baby”, off their upcoming album  “Delicious”.  “It’s Pulp at their creepiest and randiest, but twisted into something roguish and chaotic”(NME)

MP3 – Glass Candy : Gheto Boys / Iko Iko

Italians Do It Better just posted up Glass Candy‘s old Geto Boys/Iko Iko track for free download on soundcloud.

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…
Enjoy!

xo
Johnny Jewel

Video – Thomas Azier – Angelene

Brand new mind-bending video from the Berlin-based electro-pop wizard Thomas Azier. “Angelene” is off Azier’s sophomore EP Hylas 002 and the video is a contemporary noir exploring his solitude as he yearns for the fascinating yet mysterious Angelene.

MP3 – Big Black Delta : Side of The Road

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.

MP3 – Sin Fang : Young Boys

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.

MP3 – Andrew Wyatt : And Septimus…

Andrew Wyatt, better known to most as the front man of indie powerhouse electronic pop band Miike Snowhas announced his first solo project, Descender, slated for release on INGRID/Downtown Records [ INGRID is an imprint and artist collective founded in part by Wyatt and Miike Snow themselves, sharing curation duties with Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John, and several others.]
The album, Descender, is a 32 minute meditation into the darker side of Andrew Wyatt not seen on his latest endeavors with Miike Snow. Stay tuned for a more in depth look into the making of Descender captured in a documentary directed by Sebastian Mlynarski that will premier on Creators Project this March.

Video – We Are Animal : Royal Wolf

We Are Animal, recently on tour with the Joy Formidable throughout the Uk and Europe, made a little free song for you all whilst they work on the new record.

MP3 – Kill Paris : To A New Earth

LA-based electro funk authority Kill Paris dropped his “To A New Earth” EP today via Skrillex’s OWSLA. It is 3 originals (and six remixes from the likes of Gramatik, Griz and more) perfect for making this Tuesday afternoon all gltiched out.

MP3 – Gypsy & The Cat : Sorry

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.”

MP3 – Tame Impala : Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Dave Harrington Remix)

Our love affair with Aussie band Tame Impala continues with the new “paradise edit” of – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” from Darkside’s  Dave Harrington.

MP3 – CHVRCHES : Recover

Glasgow’s CHVRCHES unleash their newest  pop anthem, off the band’s upcoming March EP – Recover.