This week, Montreal-based producer Jacques Greene returns with a brand new track, titled Afterglow, his third release of 2016 following his August single You Can’t Deny and his Frank Ocean edit.
Afterglow is a classic Jacques Greene club record, its repeating mantra diving deeper into the night with euphoric, rather than hedonistic feelings for these strange times. Afterglow showcases Jacque Greene’s more meditative and heady side, complimenting the brightness of You Can’t Deny.
The Afterglow 12” vinyl is designed by Hassan Rahim (the American visual artist, art director and recent winner of ADC Young Guns) and features exclusive vinyl-only extended DJ versions of Afterglow and You Can’t Deny.
The Cinematic Orchestra have returned with a stunning new track, titled To Believe, featuring Moses Sumney on vocals.
Building from simple acoustic guitar and voice to trademark TCO piano work and, eventually, full – and completely scintillating – strings, all held together by Sumney’s ghostly yet magnificent voice. It’s a piece that reaches back to the very roots of what The Cinematic Orchestra has always been while looking forward, drawing on new influences and production techniques to stay utterly contemporary. Moses Sumney will also join the band on their London dates to perform To Believe.
To Believe is out now on Ninja Tune.
Marching Church will release their sophomore album Telling It Like It Is on October 28 via Sacred Bones.
This week the Danish group, featuring Iceage’s Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, shared the Jimmy Durante-directed video for lead single Lion’s Den. It was filmed in Copenhagen, New York, and Tokyo.
Rønnenfelt had this to say about the video in a press release: “Directed by a man they thought to be dead, it’s a metropolitan video for a metropolitan beat; taking cabs in the middle of the night, driving as if to save your soul. Dancing in slow motion because the air is made of oil, and everyone’s a criminal because the world is a crime.”
Telling It Like It Is is out October 28 on Sacred Bones. Pre-order here.
Directed by Theo Sixou. Black Marble‘s incredible sophomore full-length It’s Immaterial is out now on Ghostly International.
Toronto electro-pop outfit Austra are set to release their new album Future Politics on January 20 via Domino/Pink Fizz Records.
Austra’s frontwoman Katie Stelmanis explains the forthcoming new record is “a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia. Not just hope in the future, but the idea that everyone is required to help write it, and the boundaries of what it can look like are both fascinating and endless. It’s not about ‘being political,’ it’s about reaching beyond boundaries, in every single field.”
Directed by That Go (Noel Paul & Stefan Moore), watch Austra‘s new video for the album’s lush first single Utopia below.
Directed by Rick Alverson. Oneohtrix Point Never’s 2015 album Garden of Delete is out now on Warp Records.
Directed by Oliver Clegg. Lindstrøm‘s Windings EP is out now on Feedelity Recordings.
Swedish pop outfit The Mary Onettes return with the release of a new single, titled Juna. The song is their first new music since Ruins was released back in the spring of 2015.
Produced by Dan Lissvik, Juna is currently the centerpiece of a major TV campaign for Oxford in Europe titled, Cool Robot.
Juna is out now on Cascine. Pick up the single here.
Lower Plenty are a four-piece from Melbourne, Australia featuring musicians responsible for bands like Total Control, The UV Race, Deaf Wish, The Focus and Dick Diver.
Unlike the harsh and direct approach of many of these outfits, Lower Plenty take the circular route, preferring to dwell in isolation and self-reflection, the result being some truly astonishing home recordings.
On November 18, the group will release their new LP Sister Sister, the follow-up to 2014’s Life/Thrills, on Bedroom Suck Records. Listen to the breezy album opener Bondi’s Dead up above.
Pre-order Lower Plenty‘s forthcoming new album Sister Sister here.
Peter Broderick has announced he will follow-up his recently released seventh studio album Partners, with a new release titled Grunewald.
The forthcoming album was recorded in just one night at the Grunewald Church, a historic building on the outskirts of Berlin, and is set to be released on December 9 via Erased Tapes.
Preceding the record this week is Broderick’s beautifully minimal latest offering, Eyes Closed And Traveling. Listen to it up above.
Speaking about Grunewald, Peter Broderick explains:
In the few years between 2008 and 2011 or so, the Grunewald Church in Berlin was something of a hotspot for a group of us musicians. It started when Nils scouted it as a location in which to record The Bells and then it seemed like we were in there every month or two for a while, either for recordings or for concerts.
There was a lady living just down the street from the church, and we’d just knock on her door, give her a couple hundred Euros, and then she’d hand over the keys to the church! To be given unsupervised access in a space like that is really quite unheard of most of the time. For anyone who likes reverb, the Grunewald is a dream come true. That in combination with the beautiful old Bösendorfer piano made it the perfect place for both recording and performing.
When mixing the recordings that comprise this EP, simply titled Grunewald in homage to that old haven of ours, there were no artificial reverbs or delays used, only the natural sound of that epic space. Originally these piano recordings were released as part of a split album on a small Japanese label, and the violin piece was included on a compilation, also Japanese, but all these pieces were recorded on the same night, in the same space, and it is with great pleasure that I see them reunited for this release.
Grunewald is out December 9 on Erased Tapes Records. Pre-order here.