Mr. Sam Beam, aka Iron and Wine, is back with a new album titled Ghost On Ghost. We shared one of its tracks, the jazzy, brass-heavy “Lovers’ Revolution”, with you back in January (and also above). But now, a week before its official release on Nonesuch Records, we’re happy to announce that the entire LP is available to stream thanks to the kind folks at NPR.
By now you know how enraptured we are by London’s folk rock trio Daughter, but did you know we also have a soft spot for New York electronic duo The Chainsmokers? We’ve featured a number of their remixes in the past, but this one, “Medicine”, is especially breathtaking as it features both artists. Listen to it above, and below, the remixing pair share a few words about the rework:
“We heard this song on a depressing cold winter day in NYC (it can get pretty bad) but as soon as we heard the haunting voice of Elena from Daughter and the bands equally incredible wallowing piano chords, we didn’t necessarily feel happier, but we fell in love with the song and knew we had to try give our Chainsmokers touch to it without ruining the already beautiful song.”
Welp, spring break is pretty much over. But no need putting on the sad ninja pants. It only means we are that much closer to warmer days, skimpy clothing, songs about summer love, BBQs, beach parties and plenty of indie dojos to make all those things 1000 times better.
“Youthern”, by London two-piece Cloud Boat, will literally break your heart. The track is built atop a persistent hum that seeps in and shakes up the very fibers of your senses, and, though for the most part it uses a simple, minimalist approach — ghostly electronic tinges peppered throughout — it carries the weight of a very heavy heart. Similar to James Blake‘s somber, grief-stricken material, “Youthern” is the kind of song whose hurt you really can’t get enough of. The chorus alone (“Come down with us, come down with us…) is a killer.
“Youthern” is off the duo’s forthcoming album, Book of Hours, due out May 27th via R&S/Apollo.
A new track has surfaced from London folk-rock trio and TMN faves Daughter.”Human”, off the band’s forthcoming debut album, If You Leave, is tingly and enchanting, drawing you in with every rugged acoustic guitar strum and ghostly chorus. Much like their past material, it leaves you a little breathless. Listen to it below and make sure to pick up their new record on April 30th via Glassnote Records.
Bonus: Daughter’s mashup of Bon Iver’s “Perth” x Hot Chip’s “Ready For The Floor”
Daughter Perth (Bon Iver) v Ready For The Floor (Hot Chip)
Building on their accomplished introductory EPs, Fossil Collective are on the cusp of releasing their debut long-player, Tell Where I Lie. The album’s lead single, “Wolves”, is woven from a delicate blend of spellbinding folk; melancholic, reflective and full of bruised beauty. Stream the official video below, before Tell Where I Lie is released on April 8th via Dirty Hit.