In the last few weeks we’ve been previewing Youth Lagoon‘s sophomore album, Wondrous Bughouse, with tracks like the kooky “Dropla” and the dreamy “Mute”. Considering his debut album The Year Of Hibernation was such a success, the anticipation surrounding the new LP has only built with every passing week. But wait no more, ninjas: it is now online for your streaming pleasure a week before it’s official release date (March 5 via Fat Possum).
This Spring, England’s Little Boots will return with her sophomore album, Nocturnes. To get the anticipation revved up, she recently dropped this addictive, yet calming new track called “Motorway”. Full of ambient, dark-pop production and lush, longing vocals, this is the perfect tune to put on repeat when you want to drown out the noise of life’s stress. Listen in below and grab a free download via her official site.
Not too long ago I posted Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ “Maps” as I got all nostalgic and antsy for new music. Luckily for me and all you avid music fans out there, 2013 is shaping up to be one hell of a year for the industry in terms of comebacks, reunions and the like. The band, led by the always kooky and effervescent Karen O, will put out their fourth album Mosquito on April 16th, and today, BBC Radio’s Zane Lowe premiered this ultra, ultra new single called “Sacrilege”. Hit play, get excited, and start the countdown.
Watch out contemporary music scene, there are some ladies from the Pacific Northwest that are imposing their will. “Sure as Spring” from La Luz is a great contribution to the world of indie psych-rock. The track has a unique balance of electricity and musicality. Based in Seattle and currently only signed by tape label Burger Records, I foresee the ladies of La Luz growing into their own within the next year and beyond. Keep an eye out. Until then, spin “Sure as Spring” and the rest of the Damp Face EP whenever you see fit.
The ever-charming and talented British songstress Jessie Ware stars in a new performance video for her lovely cover of “What You Won’t Do For Love” (found on her If You’re Never Gonna Move EP, out now). The visuals are courtesy of the geniuses over at Yours Truly. Check it out! Stream’s below, too.
Likely to be his most personal album yet — as it was written during a particularly trying time in his marriage — The Beast In Its Tracks by Josh Ritter is a record we’ve been anxiously waiting for. But now we don’t need to look any further, as the entire LP is currently streaming a week before it officially drops! A bunch of new tunes from a gifted singer-songwriter that has the power to move and captivate with just his voice and a couple of guitar strums? Count us in.
Leave it to PatrickReza to once again pick the perfect songs to remix. We see many producers squander their opportunities trying convert a subtle and delicate track into the next club banger. And this is truly where PatrickReza excels, managing the original structure and sensibility of its predecessor but elevating the track with just enough layers of rapturous wobbles and melodies. His latest victim, the gorgeous single ‘Belispeak’ off the debut album of Canadian electronica duo Purity Ring, comes engorged with a bouncy structure that is bound to make any indie lover groove. Even if this perhaps is a departure from Reza’s past releases containing much darker themes, the new remodel still offers gritty and deep baselines among brighter dancier elements. Download it for Free below.