Fear of Men – Sane

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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 on from the stunning Eleanor Hardwick-directed visuals for lead single Island, and the emotionally intense Trauma, comes their beautiful and other-worldly latest offering, Sane.

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

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Radiohead – Burn The Witch

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Having slowly vanished from the internet only to release a few short teasers through Instagram, Radiohead returned this week with their long-awaited new single, Burn The Witch.

Burn The Witch is the group’s first piece of new music since they released their unused theme for Spectre last Christmas, and it’s the first single from the band’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled ninth studio-album. The band hasn’t released an LP since 2011’s The King of Limbs.

Burn The Witch is available now on iTunes, and also for sale via Radiohead’s own W.A.S.T.E. store.

Marissa Nadler – Katie I Know

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Marissa Nadler will release her new album Strangers on May 20 through Sacred Bones / Bella Union. Having already previewed two songs off the forthcoming LP, Janie in Love and All the Colors of the Dark, this week Nadler returned with the sweeping Katie I Know.

Strangers will Marissa Nadler’s first offering of new material since the release of her autobiographical LP July, and its companion album Before July. The record was once again produced with Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Black Mountain).

Pre-order Nadler’s seventh full-length LP Strangers here.

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Video: Ought – Beautiful Blue Sky

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Montreal-based post-punk outfit Ought have shared a video for Beautiful Blue Sky. Directed by Bobby McHugh, the song is taken from the groups immense 2015 release Sun Coming Down. Watch the video below.

“Beautiful Blue Sky was meant to present a structure that felt like a surreal dream that paired with my interpretation of the ideas Ought presents in the song” says director Bobby McHugh. “Clarity, balance and happiness can be the direct result of movement and breath, while our obsession with development, consumerism and frustration with the banalities of our everyday experience can cause feelings of nihilism and depression that at their extreme can render us immobile and constrained. In this video I tried to weave together two dreamy, surreal storylines that reflect these two competing states of being.”

Sun Coming Down is available now on Constellation Records.

Mutual Benefit – The Hereafter

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Mutual Benefit will release Skip a Sinking Stone, the follow-up to the acclaimed 2013 LP Love’s Crushing Diamond, on May 20 via Mom + Pop / Transgressive.

Having already previewed the album tracks Not for Nothing and Lost Dreamers, Brooklyn’s Jordan Lee returned today with his piano-driven latest offering, The Hereafter.

Skip a Sinking Stone is being billed as “a two-part meditation on impermanence that also acts as a portrait of growing up.” You can pre-order it here.

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Mitski – Happy

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Mitski will release Puberty 2, the follow-up to her 2014 album Bury Me at Makeout Creek, on June 17 via Dead Oceans.

Earlier today, the Brooklyn songwriter shared the forthcoming album’s excellent opening track Happy. It’s the second song to be lifted off the album, following the Zia Anger-directed video for lead single, Your Best American Girl.

Here’s what Mitski had to say about this cut; “Happiness f**ks you. Once it’s in your hands you try to hold onto it, but the nature of happiness is that it passes through and eventually leaves, and something else – sadness, anger, a low after the high – has to follow. This song is about this exhaustive and exhausting cycle, and how sometimes one would rather not have any of it at all than be constantly thrown about by the waves of these fleeting states.”

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Video: Braids – Companion

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Following the 2015 release of their Juno Award-winning record Deep In The Iris, Montreal trio Braids have announced a companion EP, conveniently titled Companion, will be released on May 20 via Arbutus/Flemish Eye.

Companion was written during the Deep In The Iris sessions, and completed during a burst of creative energy in August 2015. They also shared the title track along with its video, directed by Kevan Funk, who has directed some of their previous videos. Watch it below.

Companion arrives May 20 via Arbutus/Flemish Eye.

Big Thief – Humans

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Emerging Brooklyn-based four-piece Big Thief will release their debut full-length record Masterpiece on May 27 through Saddle Creek. Having already previewed the album tracks Real Love and the title track, Masterpiece, they return this week with Humans, the forthcoming albums gripping third single. When asked to share the meaning behind the track, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Adrianne Lenker shared this:

“That state of confusion immediately after you’ve been vulnerable with someone who sees you with total acceptance and unconditional love, and your veils and defenses dissolve piece by piece, until there is nothing left to hide behind. How treacherous that feels. Waking up the morning after and wanting to run away, panicking, but also feeling an instinctual need to grow past your own limitations. When you’re fooling yourself you can’t look in the mirror straight on, and when you can’t see yourself, you can’t see another, and you’re lost to love.”

Masterpiece arrives May 27 on Saddle Creek. Listen to Humans up top.

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April 2016 Mix

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Download:
Silver Soundz – April 2016 Mix (88.9 MB)

1. Shit Robot – Lose Control
2. Turbotito & Daniel T – Beat The Heat
3. Poolside – Gimmie What You Got (Poolside Edit)
4. Leon Vynehall – Saxony
5. Drake – Feel No Ways
6. DJ Shadow – Nobody Speak (feat. Run The Jewels)
7. Andy Stott – Butterflies
8. Maria Usbeck – Moai Y Yo
9. Yumi Zouma – Barricade (Matter Of Fact)
10. Yumi Zouma – Keep It Close To Me
11. Carla dal Forno – Fast Moving Cars
12. Nite Jewel – Boo Hoo
13. Lil Silva – Caught Up (ft. Cosima)
14. Julianna Barwick – Same

Jamie xx & Kosi Kos – Come We Go

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Pampa Records released its debut compilation Various Artists – Pampa Vol. 1 earlier today. The 19-track compilation features new tracks from longtime label artists and newcomers like Axel Boman, Roman Flügel, Gold Panda and Mount Kimbie.

The release also includes a collaboration between Jamie xx and label co-head DJ Koze (under his Kosi Kos alias) titled Come We Go. Get into it.

Pick up a copy of the Various Artists – Pampa Vol. 1 compilation here.