Even though it’s been a few years since Youth Lagoon‘s debut The Year Of Hibernation came out, it’s still a staple album on my playlist, and, naturally, I’ve been anxiously awaiting his new material. We got a taste of his sophomore album, Wondrous Bughouse, with the quirky “Dropla” not too long ago, and now we have another new song. “Mute” shows us his signature warmth and dreaminess, but also points to his exploration of other sounds and textures. Rather than just showering us with “instantly gratifying” melodies, he takes his time and flexes some complexity here and there. I think it’s safe to say we’re more than ready for the challenge. Listen in below.
It is no secret that Butch Clancy has aligned himself with the rising trap movement, just releasing A Beautiful Mind LP a few days ago. However, he has not forgotten his true roots of creating unforgettable dubstep bangers. ‘The Power of the Bass’ is a much needed dubstep track from the eccentric producer that seems to merge both his current passions, dubstep and trap into one massive sound.
This is a mind blowing remix of Flume‘s track with Chet Faker “Left Alone”. Bobby Tank is the one responsible for this blissful rework, that keeps you wanting more throughout the entire track. Euphoria is pretty much your only option after you start listening, so hopefully this should shake the Monday blues. Cheers
The Postal Service — yes, the Ben Gibbard side-project that we all thought we’d never hear from again — has returned with a new song in tow: “A Tattered Line of String”. It retains the quirky electronics found on the band’s classic album Give Up, but sounds a bit more upbeat and full-bodied, showing Gibbard injecting more of his solo singer-songwriter work into the cold metallic sounds. The track channels the robotic, intergalactic nicely when it makes great use of Jenny Lewis‘ (of Rilo Kiley) vocals. Listen in below.
This new tune, along with another one called “Turn Around”, will be on The Postal Service’s 10th anniversary deluxe edition of Give Up, due out April 9th on Sub Pop.
HOODIE ALLEN IS BACK. There are a lot of rising stars in the hip/hop world but many just get lost trying to imitate a persona that is not of their own. Hoodie is simply the real deal, one of the most genuine rappers whose very music is a true reflection of his own personality.
‘Cake Boy’ represents the first single from his upcoming free new project Crew Cuts. The braggadocios track, may not seem to indulge on serious topics, but with being produced by legendary hip hop producer !llmind (Kanye West, 50 Cent, Royce Da 5’9), Hoodie means serious business.
Baking up even more momentum, Crew Cuts will be dedicated elusively to all his fans for the overwhelming support he received in 2012.