Factory Floor – Dial Me In

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London’s Factory Floor return in 2016 with 25 25, their second album for DFA and the follow up to their highly acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut. With their music stripped to a mesmerising dance of percussion, fragmented voice and melody, 25 25 captures the next vital stage in the evolution of one of the UK’s most restless and exploratory groups. Today the band share Dial Me In, the album’s lead single that is available now on a limited 12″.

Following the release of their debut album Factory Floor in 2013, the band – consisting of Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey – slimmed down to a duo.

Speaking of Dial Me In, Void says: “Being openly progressive has always been the Factory Floor way, be it via improvisational live shows, early Blast First releases, DFA reworks, or open studio collaborations and residencies. ‘Dial Me In’ was the first track Gabe and I wrote together for this record. At this time we were both exploring new set ups – some unfamiliar gear like modular systems, as well as various machines combined with regular old stuff like my Roland sampler, live drums and effected live vocals.”

25 25 drops August 19 on DFA Records. Pre-order it here.

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Whitney – No Matter Where We Go

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Chicago-based outfit Whitney, formed by guitarist Max Kakacek (ex-Smith Westerns) and vocalist / drummer Julien Ehrlich (ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra), will release their debut album Light Upon The Lake on June 3 through Secretly Canadian.

Having already previewed the album tracks No Woman and Golden Days, comes their sunny new single No Matter Where We Go.

Light Upon The Lake arrives on June 3 via Secretly Canadian. Pre-order on iTunes and get all three singles now.

Wild Beasts – Get My Bang

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Wild Beasts have shared the first single from their forthcoming new studio-album, Boy King. The follow-up to 2014’s Present Tense was produced by Grammy-winning producer John Congleton and will be released on August 5 via Domino Records.

The accompanying video for lead single Get My Bang was shot in Belgrade and directed by Olivier Groulx (Arcade Fire, Alt-J, Scott Walker). Watch below.

Boy King will be released on heavyweight 12” vinyl including album download card, with a deluxe edition including a bonus 7” of two bonus songs available via the Wild Beasts online store. The album will also be released on standard and deluxe CD formats, with the deluxe edition including a 12-page booklet, as well as digital download. Get it here.

Classixx – Safe Inside (feat. Passion Pit)

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Classixx, the Los Angeles-based project of producers Tyler Blake and Michael David, drop their sophomore album Faraway Reach on June 3 through Innovative Leisure.

The follow-up to their 2013 LP Hanging Gardens will feature guest appearances from Holy Ghost!’s Alex Frankel, How To Dress Well, T-Pain, and Passion Pit who guests on their vibrant new single Safe Inside. Listen below.

Pre-order Faraway Reach here.

Video: Fear of Men – Trauma

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Fear of Men return with their sophomore album Fall Forever, the group’s eagerly-awaited follow-up to their acclaimed 2014 debut Loom, on June 3 via Kanine Records.

Following stunning Eleanor Hardwick-directed visuals for lead single Island, comes the Eleanor Hardwick and Sam Boullier directed video for Trauma, one of the previous singles from the band’s forthcoming album. Watch below.

Pre-order Fear of Men’s sophomore LP Fall Forever here.

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Wish

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Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced their fourth studio-album Pretty Years will be released on September 16 via Sinderlyn. Produced by Grammy-winning producer John Congleton, it follow’s their last album, 2014’s simply excellent LOSE.

“We wanted to make a more energetic record. I personally looked to artists like Springsteen, ’70s Bowie, The Smiths, The Cure, Neil Young as inspiration for—not really for sound as much as for that dichotomy of bands who were entertainers still making, at times, weird dark music and writing songs that seem totally over-the-top by today’s rock band standards,” says Cymbals Eat Guitars bassist Matthew Whipple of the forthcoming album.

Earlier today, the New York group dropped the upcoming album’s swaggering lead single Wish. Listen to it up top.

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Pretty Years is out September 16 on Sinderlyn. Pre-order here.

Holy Fuck – Caught Up

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Toronto experimental-electronic quartet Holy Fuck will release their long-awaited new albumCongrats, the follow-up to 2010’s Latin, on May 27 via Innovative Leisure / Last Gang.

The band’s Brian Borcherdt says of the upcoming LP: “When you’re sitting still in a van and staring out the windows, you start to dream about all the other things you want to do. This album is exactly what we couldn’t do then.”

They’ve already previewed the album tracks Tom Tom and Xed Eyes, this week they let loose another in the shape of new cut Caught Up. Dig in.

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Congrats drops May 27 on Innovative Leisure / Last Gang. Pre-order here.