The Knife, in collaboration with Mt.Sims and Planningtorock are set to release “Seeds”, with remixes by Portable aka Bodycode and Shinedoe, exclusively on November 19th through Beatport, with the full digital and limited edition 12” vinyl release coming December 6th.Taken from the album Tomorrow, In A Year, “Seeds” is a delicate but driving techno pop track and features vocals by Swedish pop star Jonathan Johansson and Danish mezzo soprano Kristina Wahlin.
Bodycode has injected some Berlin deep-house warmth, stretching the track to 12 minutes, while Shinedoe has turned the original’s sparse instrumentation into a layered, big-room tech-house track. Commissioned by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma Tomorrow, In A Year is a unique musical project, based on Charles Darwin and his book ‘On the Origin of the Species.” The compositions challenge the conventional conception of opera music.
Currently riding high in the Hype Machine chart with their remix of Stardust’s “Music Sounds Better With You”, Eat More Cake are proud to present their debut album Climb The Ladder, Live The Dream and to celebrate they are giving away their new single “Underwater” for free! Enjoy!
“Underwater” – Free Download Link – http://t.opsp.in/M64R
Download the first new track “Nightwatch” from NYC indie pop band Acrylics‘ forthcoming LP Lives and Treasure below. Acrylics conjure a real crystallized 70’s pop infused sound (think Linda Ronstadt/Fleetwood Mac), formed around songwriters Molly Shea and Jason Klauber‘s vocal combo and layered in between some gentle synths and sweet lap slide guitar. Give a listen:
Here’s the Crystal Castles track ft. Robert Smith of The Cure. The song, originally by the 1980’s new wave band Platinum Blonde, was covered by Crystal Castles for their latest album and now they’ve added The Cure’s vocalist to make it extra f-ing amazing. Listen below and share your heart out.
Crystal Castles – Not In Love (ft Robert Smith)
Warpaint’s official video for “Undertow” is the directorial debut from indie girl hottie Shannyn Sossamon (The Rules of Attraction, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). Shannon, who briefly played drums with the band, is also sister to Bassist Jenny Lee. Grab the free track and watch the video below:
The Poison Tree is the new project by The King of France frontman Steve Salett. This record could easily have been found on an old reel of 1/2″ tape buried under a mattress in the Chelsea hotel. With songs that walk comfortably alongside Leonard Cohen, Fred Neil, the The Poison Tree shines new light on the salad days of the singer-songwriter.
Carefully crafted, The Poison Tree‘s songs were developed with the help of a rotating cast of collaborators culled from the Elephant 6 styled Saltlands music collective Salett co-founded, including musicians Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) and Dawn Landes.
Tel Aviv’s finest, Monotonix, are hitting the pavement running with new live dates all over the United States and sharing a new track from their forthcoming album. Not Yet, Monotonix’s second full-length explodes with fanatical vigor as the band returns reenergized, with a zealous focus on the strength of their songwriting. Recorded by Steve Albini, the finished sound is trembling with distortion, screaming with release, and set to be loosed upon the world on January 25th by Drag City. Not Yet is the livest, loudest, most basic and direct sound that Monotonix and we can have. The only thing we’re not sure about is, if Not Yet, then when?
Aside from the slew of previously divulged October and November dates, Monotonix are announcing a fresh batch of December shows that will take them through parts of the U.S. and Canada, with more dates certain to come (800 shows in 4 years = can’t stop, won’t stop!). Those of you lucky enough to see them play in the coming weeks will get a taste of many of these new songs in person. For the uninitiated who find themselves wondering what to expect from the Monotonix live experience, well…ahem…
MONOTONIX TOUR DATES:
Friday, Oct. 15 – Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
Sunday, Oct. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
Saturday, Oct. 30 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
Sunday, Oct. 31 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Monday, Nov. 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Tuesday, Nov. 2 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
Wednesday, Nov. 3 – McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Event Center
Thursday, Nov. 4 – Monterrey, MX @ Escenica
Friday, Nov. 5 – Dallas, TX @ The Loft
Saturday, Nov. 6 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival – Waterloo Park
Saturday, Dec. 4 – Miami, FL @ Electric Pickle
Sunday, Dec. 5 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Monday, Dec. 6 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room
Wednesday, Dec. 8 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
Thursday, Dec. 9 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
Friday, Dec. 10 – Chattanooga, TN @ Discoteca
Saturday, Dec. 11 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
Sunday, Dec. 12 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse
Monday, Dec. 13 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
Tuesday, Dec. 14 – Edmonton, AB @ New City
Cosmic wayfarer & analog fetishist ARP (aka Alexis Georgopoulos) begins his quick, six-city tour with Caribou tonight in Austin, TX and wraps up next week in Miami, FL. Focusing primarily on new material from his just-released album The Soft Wave (Smalltown Supersound), the show will be accompanied by a dreamy, psychedelic film made by Geogopoulos and Paul Clipson.
ARP is also excited to share with you “The Past (Version by Studio)”, which can be found on the soon-to-be-released Pastoral Symphony 12 (out November 15 on Smalltown Supersound). This fuzzy dance track takes you through a landscape rich with sonic waves, a dance-heavy bass line, and spacey synth-tweets.
Check it out here: http://soundcloud.com/smalltownsupersound/the-past-version-by-studio/s-fTKIa
ARP on tour with Caribou:
Thu. Oct. 14 — Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa w/ Caribou
Fri. Oct. 15 — Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon w/ Caribou
Sat. Oct. 16 — Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room w/ Caribou
Sun. Oct. 17 — Tampa, FL @ Crowbar w/ Caribou
Mon. Oct. 18 — Orlando, FL @ Backbooth w/ Caribou
Tue. Oct. 19 — Miami, FL @ Grand Central w/ Caribou
Download these tracks from The Soft Wave:
ARP’s “White Light” here: http://www.pitchperfectpr.com/mp3/WhiteLight.mp3
ARP’s “Summer Girl” here: http://www.pitchperfectpr.com/mp3/summergirl.mp3
ARP’s “From A Balcony Overlooking The Sea”: http://www.pitchperfectpr.com/mp3/fromabalconyoverlookingthesea.mp3
2010 is shaping up to be a colorful year for Australian synth-pop duo Voltaire Twins. The brother-sister combo recently caught the eye of French tastemaker label Kitsuné, who released their single D.I.L. (JBAG remix) worldwide on the Kitsuné x Ponystep worldwide release.
With iTunes adding the duo to their Hotly Tipped For 2010 compilation, the pair, who are already regular features in the blogosphere, have exploded in a swarm of internet hype. Having performed at a slew of summer festivals, the duo recently completed their first Australian national tour and are currently busy writing and producing a full-length follow up to their critically acclaimed Cabin Fever EP, released online in June 2010.
Voltaire Twins have supported Ladytron, Maximo Park, Art vs Science and Lost Valentinos on recent tours and have also played on bigger bills with Vampire Weekend, Florence and The Machine, The XX, Peaches, Tegan & Sara, Goldfrapp, Yelle and Metronomy. Onstage, Voltaire Twins sing, dance, hit things and play a range of synths. Along with friend Matt on the drums, the twins create a spectacular scene, bursting with frenzied vigor, rendering audiences everywhere incapable of standing still.
Click below to grab the tracks “D.I.L.” , “Wolves” and “Jump Cuts”:
MP3; VOLTAIRE TWINS: JUMP CUTS
FuzZ , aka David Streit is the first new artist signed to Spectrophonic Sound, the label owned and ran by Squeak E. Clean, music producer and one half of the critically-acclaimed group N.A.S.A. Streit is one third of the LA-based production company, Greenlab Cinema. His new album, Sparkle Vision is a 23- minute collection of delightfully evil, and strangely sparkly music. Meshing distorted funk riffs with 80’s inspired synthesis and heavy psychedelic interludes, Sparkle Vision fuses several musical influences into a cohesive and enjoyable wall of sound. Think Major Lazer on acid.
The good folks over at Urb.com premiered the new single, Marshmallow Bazooka and had this to say: “Up-and-coming electronic producer FuzZ brings multitudes of shimmering darkness.”
Grab Marshmallow Bazooka below:
MP3: FuzZ: MARSHMALLOW BAZOOKA
Bridgetown Records just recently released a new split album collaboration between Kevin Greenspon, and Cloud Nothings. The long-awaited split album between these 2 rising solo artists opens with 5 new songs by Kevin Greenspon: California weirdo heartthrob pop punk about looking back on teenage years and losing it all. Densely packed with Kevin’s unique guitar melodies and featuring Travis von Sydow/Ancient Crux on drums and includes a cover of No Paws. Cloud Nothings rounds out the disc with 5 more exclusive new songs: the Cleveland teenager takes his catchy brand of raw and distorted-beyond-the-red bedroom pop in a direction not seen in his “Turning On” album (still available) or subsequent tape/vinyl releases. Limited edition of 250 pro CDs packaged in shrinkwrapped jewelcase with full-color inserts and lyric sheet.
Feel free to grab some of the tracks below and check it out:
Check out Frightened Rabbit’s version of The Philistines Jr.’s “My Brother Tom, The Green Beret”. You can find the track on If a Band Plays in the Woods…? or give a listen below:
Steve Aoki and Bostonian DJ Armand Van Helden’s new single “Brrrat!” is out today on Dim Mak Records. Check out a video of Armand Van Helden dropping “Brrrat!” at SW4 mainstage in London UK to over 10,000 people August 29, 2010 with a cameo by Steve Aoki.
New leaked track from Lyrics Born called “Something Better,” with Francis and the Lights front-man singing the upbeat catchy hook. The new album As U Were officially drops October 26th and the band has just announced a new tour featuring Chali sna and Rakaa. Grab the track below:
Secret Cities’ new single finds them interpreting the work of one of their favorite songwriters (Ellie Greenwich) with “You Don’t Know”, and then embracing her aesthetic for their own ecstatic, trippy take on the girl group sound with “On Holiday.”
Grab the track below:
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