Los Angeles’ electro/indie pop group Fol Chen plan to release their fourth LP, The False Alarms, this Spring. Today, we get a first taste of that album with “200 Words,” a tune that seems made for secret late night rendezvous. Slinky and seductive, it moves alongside slow beats and even lower synth work, led by Sinosa Loa’s hypnotic vocals. Check out the dark and sexy track below.
Say what you want about Pusha T, but there’s no denying that he puts 110% into every verse he crafts. He’s got a fire and intensity about him that’s unmatched by anyone else that dares to pick up the mic in his presence. MMG bawse, Rick Ross, does his best to keep up as the two Southern emcees flaunt their wealth throughout the track. Considering how prominent of a part he’s played as part of G.O.O.D. Music since he signed back in 2010, it’s hard to believe we’re still waiting on Pusha’s first full solo album, My Name is My Name (that’s not counting Fear of God II: Let Us Pray). Before we get that however, we’ll be blessed with a mixtape, known as Wrath of Caine, which this song will be featured on. Both projects are expected to drop sometime in 2013.
Tokyo-based producer Winona Hyper delivers “U,” an instrumental electronica track that twists and turns, splashes and rings all over the place. But it’s hardly noisy or rushed; everything fits smoothly where it’s supposed to — like a pile of puzzle pieces that somehow come together — you just have to be ready to ride out the entirety of this slightly quirky and unpredictable but entertaining song.
Today we bring you a wonderful delight from Brooklyn-by-way-of-Charleston songwriter Frances Cone. The classically trained southern sweetheart with a “city heart” captivated us last summer with her cover of Jump, Little Children’s 1994 song “Mexico” and the release of her first single “Come Back”.
Giving us another preview of what to expect from her upcoming debut album being released later this year, comes a lighthearted and endearing track titled “Soon”. Effortlessly combining soul and indie folk into one coherent sound, “Soon” demonstrates a playful instrumentation with emotional sensibilities of love and hope. In a world where authenticity in music opens heart, Frances Cone genuineness and humbling lyrics is sure to open ours.
A soft release of her debut album is scheduled for January 18th at Joe’s Pub in NYC with the official release early February. And thanks to the generosity of Frances Cone and our friends at Music Box Media, we have for you the free download of her track “Come Back”. Make sure you thank her on twitter here!
TNGHT has been dropping this massive tune in their Live sets and Mixes only, so we had to go ahead and rip a little clip for you. Ever since HudsonMohawke and Lunice joined for forces there has been no stopping them. This track though is solely from Hudson, and it features an incredibly catchy melody followed up by some massive horns and hard hitting 808′s. This should hold you over until the official release, and make sure to check out the video of TNGHT dropping this tune live. Cheers.
Four Tet recently did a set for RinseFM, including this little gem in the mix. It was ripped and once it surfaced on the internet, folks left and right quickly dubbed it a remix of a Grimes track called “Skin,” despite any official confirmation. Four Tet himself posted it on his Facebook, but with a mysterious (?), furthering the speculation. Finally, however, he took to Twitter to announce that, in fact,
“It’s just some track I made the other day using a loop from her record…no remix going on or anything.”
A lot of buzz for nothing, you ask? Well, even if it isn’t a “real, official” remix, it’s still pretty damn fun to listen to. Check it out below:
Mixing haunting vocals with an organic and electronic blended sound, the new group Atoms for Peace create a bleak but rhythmic track titled “Judge Jury and Executioner”. The second single off their upcoming XL records debut album AMOK, dropping February 26th, is a Radiohead-esque textured song. Fronted by Thom Yorke on vocals, guitars, and keys, Atoms for Peace brings together Nigel Godrich on programming and production, legendary musician Flea on bass, Joey Waronker on drums, and Mauro Refosco on percussion to create a uniquely unexpected smooth track.