TOPS – Way to be Loved

Posted & filed under New Music, Pop.

Way To Be Loved is the lovely opening track from TOPS‘ forthcoming new LP, Picture You Staring, due September 2 on Arbutus Records. It follows the Montreal four-piece’s beautiful new single, Change Of Heart / Sleeptalker.

Pre-order Picture You Staring here.

Change Of Heart / Sleeptalker 7″ is out now on Arbutus Records.

Hudson Mohawke – Chimes

Posted & filed under Electronic, New Music, Recommended, Techno.

Warp Records have unveiled plans to drop a new EP from Glasgow’s finest beatmaker, Hudson Mohawke. On September 29, Mohawke will release his Chimes EP.

A full-length solo debut from Mohawke, which is rumoured to feature guest verses from several big name rappers, is expected to follow the EP’s release.

Listen to the EP’s incredible title track below.

1. Chimes
2. Brainwave
3. King Kong Beaver
4. Chimes (Gammer Re-Edit)

Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge

Posted & filed under New Albums, New Music.

Jamie T has announced the release of his long-awaited third album, Carry On The Grudge. His third studio album will be released on September 29, and will feature his brilliant new single Don’t You Find.

Carry On The Grudge is available to pre-order now on iTunes.

Carry On The Grudge

1. Limits Lie
2. Don’t You Find
3. Turn On The Light
4. Zombie
5. The Prophet
6. Mary Lee
7. Trouble
8. Rabbit Hole
9. Peter
10. Love Is Only a Hearbeat Away
11. Murder of Crows
12. They Told Me It Rained

Courtney Barnett – Pickles From The Jar

Posted & filed under Indie, New Music, Recommended, Rock.

The excellent Courtney Barnett has unveiled a brand new song called Pickles In The Jar. The song features on a forthcoming compilation from Milk! Records, Barnett’s own label, and features labelmates Fraser A Gorman, Jen Cloher, The Finks and Royston Vasie.

It’s being reported that the Melbourne based musician has finished up sessions for her debut album which is due out in early 2015.

Slow Magic – Hold Still

Posted & filed under Electronic, New Music, Recommended.

Following his signing to Downtown Records, Slow Magic has shared another awe-inspiring track from his forthcoming new album, How To Run Away. His latest effort, Hold Still, is a slightly more stripped back affair in comparison to the sample-heavy lead single Girls. This is in no way a bad thing though, as the producer shows his versatility on an impressively slow-building track. The build-up leads to a typically breathtaking finish. I can’t wait for this album.

How To Run Away drops September 9 through Downtown Records. Pre-order here.

Echo Lake – This Year

Posted & filed under New Music, Recommended, Shoegaze.

Echo Lake have donated a blissful new track to the forthcoming Marshall Teller Records‘ compilation, Broken Record Vol. 1. This is the London group’s first offering of new material since the release of their wonderful 2012 record, Wild Peace. This Year is an absolute beauty. Swirling, inviting and subtly romantic, it’s possible the dreamiest shoegaze track I’ve heard all year. Simply stunning.

Broken Record Vol. 1 will be released on August 18.

Broken Record Vol. 1

1. Winter Drones – ­ Moving Eyes (I Dont mind )
2. Echo Lake – ­ This Year
3. Joane Skyler – Lakmir
4. Geat Ytene – ­ Untitled Melody (Orange Juice Cover)
5. The History Of Apple Pie – ­ Shake (featuring Gary Jarman, The Cribs)
6. Cheatahs – ­ National
7. Parlour – ­ Slow Down
8. Warm Brains – ­ Now That I’m Boring
9. Dignan Porch – ­ Heavy On The 5
10. Grass House – ­ All I have To Do Is Dream (The Everly Brothers Cover)
11. Potty Mouth – ­ The Spins (Live Grassland NYC)
12. The Vaccines – ­ Blow It up (Tom Furse Remix, The Horrors)