Belfast post-punk outfit Girls Names this week dropped the music video for A Hunger Artist, the incredible second single off their forthcoming third full-length album, Arms Around a Vision.
Directed by Matthew Reed, the video is an homage to British music TV of the 70’s and 80’s. Reed explains, “The video is a homage to the types of performances you used to see on British TV programs like Tony Wilson’s ‘The Other Side of Midnight’ in the eighties. We wanted to try and capture the weird atmosphere those performances had. When you found spiky, totally avant garde music suddenly sharing space with stilted and awkward regional TV. With a bit of humor thrown in for good measure.”
Arms Around a Vision is due for an October 2 release via long-term home, Tough Love Records.
Arms Around a Vision Tracklist:
2. An Artificial Spring
3. Desire Oscillations
5. Chrome Rose
6. A Hunger Artist
10. Exploit Me
11. Take Out the Hand
12. I Was You
Silver Soundz – August 2015 Mix (152.8 MB)
1. Chk Chk Chk (!!!) – Freedom! ’15
2. Young Galaxy – Body
3. Chet Faker – 1998 (feat. Banks)
4. Tirzah – Make It Up
5. YACHT — I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler
6. Prince Innocence – Manic
7. Molly Nilsson – 1995
8. Yumi Zouma – Right, Off The Bridge
9. The Legends – Keep Him
10. Beirut – Gibraltar
11. Widowspeak – Dead Love (So Still)
12. Deerhunter – Snakeskin
13. SHOPPING – Straight Lines
14. SEXWITCH – Helelyos
15. BAIO – The Names
16. Neon Indian – Slumlord
17. EL VY – Return to the Moon
18. Ben Khan – Blade (Tidal Wave Of Love)
19. Small Black – Boys Life
20. Avalon Emerson – Constantly My Cure (Vocal Mix)
21. Four Tet – BACK2THESTART
22. Romare – Love Song
23. Jamie xx – Stranger In A Room (Pional Remix)
24. Leon Vynehall – Midnight On Rainbow Road
25. Ryan Hemsworth – Afterglow
26. Jamie xx – Loud Places (John Talabot’s Loud Synths Reconstruction)
27. Morly – Drone Poem (In Defense of My Muse)
28. Briana Marela – Take Care Of Me
Detroit post-punk outfit Protomartyr release their new record The Agent Intellect on October 9 through Hardly Art Records.
The Agent Intellect title is taken from “an ancient philosophical questioning of how the mind operates in relation to the self,” and will be the quartet’s follow-up to their great 2014 LPUnder Color of Official Right.
Following the album’s lead single Why Does It Shake?, the band have shared another new track called Dope Cloud.
South African artist Yannick Illunga, who performs under the moniker Petite Noir, is releasing his debut album La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful on September 11 via Domino Records. La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful follows The King of Anxiety EP, which was also released by Domino back in January. It was recorded at Box Ten Studios in London with Oli Bayston (who also records as Boxed In).
Having already dropped the videos for Down and Best, today Petite Noir shared his dazzling new single, MDR. Explaining his self-described “Noirwave”, Yannick Illunga says it’s a “new African aesthetic. It’s very rooted but at the same time it’s just about having a free mind, and not closing your mind off to any type of music. It’s about freeing yourself and not just listening to one kind of music.”
La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful drops September 11 on Domino Records.
Along with the announcement of his debut album Elaenia, London-based producer Sam Shepherd, aka Floating Points, unveils his new video for Silhouettes. Directed by Pablo Barquín and Junior Martínez, Silhouettes is comprised of music from his 10-plus-minute track Silhouettes (I, II & III).
Pablo Barquín and Junior Martínez explain “An oscillating stream of light attempts to intrude on an arid natural landscape, abstract light and a living environment merge, reacting to the dynamics of the music. The luminous abstract forms are produced by a light painting machine that, frame by frame, draws in a real environment the 3D animated figures.”
Silhouettes (I, II & III) is taken from his forthcoming debut album Elaenia, which arrives on November 6 through his newly-launched label Pluto and Luaka Bop. Pre-order it here.
2. Silhouettes (I, II & III)
5. Thin Air
6. For Marmish
7. Peroration Six
As previously reported, Low will release their forthcoming album Ones And Sixes on September 11 via Sub Pop. The album follows their 2013 release, The Invisible Way, and is set to be their eleventh full-length release to date.
Having already shared the albums excellent lead single No Comprende, and the melodic second track, What Part Of Me, now comes the soothing Lies. Listen below.
Ones and Sixes is currently available for pre-order here.
Los Angeles-based experimental-pop artist Julia Holter will follow-up her acclaimed 2013 record Loud City Song this September with her fourth full-length LP, Have You In My Wilderness. Recorded in her hometown over the last year and once again crafted with Grammy-winning producer and engineer Cole Greif-Neill, the album will be released on September 25 through Domino Records.
Like Holter’s previous albums, Have You in My Wilderness is multi-layered and texturally rich, featuring an array of electronic and acoustic instruments played by an ensemble of gifted Los Angeles musicians.
After having shared Have You in My Wilderness‘ gorgeous opening track Feel You, Julia Holter has today released the second song to be heard from the new album in Sea Calls Me Home.
Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness Tracklist:
1. Feel You
3. How Long?
4. Lucette Stranded On The Island
5. Sea Calls Me Home
6. Night Song
7. Everytime Boots
8. Betsy On The Roof
10. Have You In My Wilderness
Have You In My Wilderness arrives September 25 on Domino.
Portland duo Pure Bathing Culture will return this Autumn with their sophomore record, Pray for Rain, the follow-up to their debut full-length Moon Tides. Today, Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille shared the Greg Hardes & Jacob Proud for Maverick.NYC directed visuals for the upcoming albums shimmering lead single and title track. Watch below.
The video is described by the band as being “about someone going wherever they need to go in order to get where they’re going and sometimes this is about excess; you have to be who you are and sometimes you need to chase the darkness. We’re all related, it’s all about our interactions. And we’re doing this with each other all the time.”
Pure Bathing Culture will release Pray for Rain on October 23 through Partisan Records / Memphis Industries.
Pure Bathing Culture – Pray For Rain Tracklist
1. ‘The Tower’
2. ‘Pray For Rain’
3. ‘Palest Pearl’
5. ‘Darling, Save Us’
7. ‘She Shakes’
8. ‘Maximillian’s Ring’
9. ‘I Trace Your Symbol’
10. ‘In The Night, In The Peaceful Night’
Yumi Zouma are gearing up to release a new deluxe 12″ that bundles both of the dream-pop outfit’s stellar EPs together on one vinyl record, The forthcoming 12″ will also feature a previously unreleased outtake Right, Off The Bridge and their exquisite cover of Air France’s It Feels Good To Be Around You.
Listen to the shimmering allure of their latest offering Right, Off The Bridge below.
YUMI ZOUMA – EP COLLECTION TRACKLIST
SIDE A (EP I)
1. A Long Walk Home For Parted Lovers
2. Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up
3. The Brae
5. It Feels Good To Be Around You (feat. Air France)
6. Right, Off The Bridge (Outtake)
SIDE B (EP II)
10. Second Wave
11. Song For Zoe & Gwen
The deluxe bundle is being released by Cascine Records on September 18. You can stream the whole thing below.
Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes alongside members of indie-psych outfit TOY and Mercury Prize-nominated British producer Dan Carey have formed new collaborative project, titled Sexwitch. The band’s self-titled debut will arrive on September 25 via Echo/BMG.
According to Natasha Khan, the album will consist of a series of psych and folk cover songs from Thailand, Morocco and Iran. The record will also include a version of Skip Spence’s War in Peace. Check out the tracklist below, as well as the record’s first single Helelyos.
The group will release their self-titled debut album on September 25 Echo/BMG. Pre-order here.
01 Ghoroobaa Ghashangan (Iran)
02 Ha Howa Ha Howa (Morocco)
03 Helelyos (Iran)
04 Kassidat El Hakka (Morocco)
05 War In Peace (U.S.A)
06 Lam Plearn Kiew Bao (Thailand)