Portland-based psych outfit Moon Duo have shared a synth-heavy new cut, titled Creepin’.
The track is taken from Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada recently announced fourth studio-album as Moon Duo, Occult Architecture Vol. 1, which will be released on February 3 via Sacred Bones.
Speaking about the forthcoming project, guitarist Ripley Johnson said:
The concept of the dark/light, two-part album came as we were recording and mixing the songs, beginning in the dead of winter and continuing into the rebirth and blossoming of the spring. There’s something really powerful about the changing of the seasons in the Northwest, the physical and psychic impact it has on you, especially after we spent so many years in the seasonal void of California. I became interested in gnostic and hermetic literature around that time, especially the relationship between music and occult qualities and that fed into the whole vibe.
Following the 2015 release of their Violet Spaces EP, Toronto’s Most People return with a new single, titled Bitter Wine.
Speaking about the pulsing new track, Brandon Gibson DeGroote had this to say; “This song is certainly a darker place for us. Essentially it’s about being in a situation that you know is a lie, that you know is just dragging on, sucking the life out of you, and there is nothing you can do about it. ‘Bitter Wine’ really was an outlet for all of us. We all had a dark year in various ways, so we wanted to amalgamate a unified negative front.”
The Violet Spaces EP, which was produced by Toronto electronic musician DIGITS, is available here. Listen to their new single Bitter Wine up above.
Antwerp-based producer Supreems, aka Xavier Van Bouwel, returns with a simply incredible new track titled, Us Together.
The long-awaited debut release from Supreems comes in a beautiful full printed matte sleeve with printed centres and insert photograph courtesy of Xavier Van Bouwel & Victor Arts.
The forthcoming Us Together EP is backed by three new tracks, Untitled, PGesus, and lastly an ode to the love we lost. A slow-building euphoric house excursion in the shape of title track Us Together.
Supreems’ Us Together EP is out December 9 on Lobster Theremin. Pre-order here.
Following the previously shared lead single Kerala, Bonobo returns with the crystalline Break Apart featuring Rhye, the second track taken from his new studio-album, Migration.
It’s a song which, in its very conception, illustrates the transitory nature of the album and also shows how deftly broad Bonobo’s dynamics are as a composer. The chord sequence to Break Apart was sketched out by Green on a flight, Michael Milosh (aka Rhye) then recorded the verses in Berlin, horns were added in London, then Green did the final mix in his own LA studio.
Over a harp device, Bonobo builds a shuffling, emotional drumbeat, those aforementioned horns, piano and bass, over which Rhye delivers a stand-out vocal performance—achingly sweet, full of longing, perfectly understated. It’s extremely beautiful and one of the highlights of an album full of highlights.
Migration, the follow-up to his acclaimed 2013 LP The North Borders, is out January 13 on Ninja Tune, and alongside Rhye, it features Hundred Waters’ Nicole Miglis, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), and Innov Gnawa.
Migration is out January 13 on Ninja Tune. Pre-order here.
Previously unreleased b-side Baby Are You In? from Kristin Kontrol is available today through Sub Pop Records.
Kristin says of the track, “”Baby Are You In?” was recorded during the X-Communicate sessions and I really regret not including it on the album. It was super fun to make – Kurt Feldman and I let loose on the production, trying to pin down that nebulous aggression from Evil Heat-era Primal Scream, but let it cork off the party at the end. It’s my favorite to perform live; I really feel the lyrics…’I wake up with the sun on my face, I call this moment “morning grace.’ I wanna kiss the light cuz it’s one day later, the night’s lost its tenure, I slept off my failure.’”
Kristin Kontrol’s debut album X-Communicate is out now on Sub Pop Records.
Jessy Lanza recently announced a remix EP of her widely-acclaimed 2016 album Oh No will be released on December 9 via Hyperdub.
The forthcoming remix EP is titled Oh No No No, and includes a trio of remixes including Morgan Geist’s remix of I Talk BB, DVA’s remix of Going Somewhere, and DJ Spinn and DJ Taye’s remix of album closer Could Be U.
Oh No No No is out December 9 on Hyperdub. Check out DVA’s rework up top.
Jessy Lanza‘s sophomore album Oh No also scored pretty high on my recent Albums Of 2016 list. Check out the full-list here.
Strand of Oaks, led by Philadelphia’s Tim Showalter, will release their new album, Hard Love, on February 17 via Dead Oceans.
On the forthcoming follow up to 2014’s HEAL, Showalter is joined by producer Nicolas Vernhes (The War on Drugs, Spoon) and guitarist Jason Anderson, on an album that harnesses Showalter’s unrelenting energy and channels it into nine of the most incendiary, ambitious songs in Strand Of Oaks’ discography.
Our first slice of the new record, Radio Kids comes with a beautifully shot video directed by Christopher Good. Watch below.
Having previously shared the video for first single Utopia, Austra are pleased to reveal the video for new track Future Politics, taken from the forthcoming album of the same name which is released January 20 on Domino Records.
Of the video, Austra’s Katie Stelmanis and the director Allie Avital say: “Future Politics is the breaking down of paradigms. In this video, we wanted to explore what a world might look like if our values were transformed: instead of glorifying labour, maybe we could learn to glorify the act of doing absolutely nothing.”
Future Politics is out January 20 on Domino.
Tennis have announced their fourth studio-album, Yours Conditionally, will be released March 10 on Mutually Detrimental via Thirty Tigers.
The forthcoming album from husband-and-wife duo Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore follow’s their 2014 release, Ritual in Repeat, and was composed during a five-month sailing trip through the Sea of Cortez.
Directed by Luca Venter. Check out the music video for their new single In The Morning I’ll Be Better below.
Yours Conditionally is out March 10 on Mutually Detrimental.
Animated by Louis Morton and Simon Wilches-Castro. Taken from Katie Gately‘s new album, Color, available now on Tri Angle Records.