Following the February release of his well-received sophomore LP Pool, Porches’ Aaron Maine has shared a brand new EP, titled Water.
The eight-track EP gives us an opportunity to experience the music that formed the melodic skeleton of Pool in its raw state, alongside a pair of previously unreleased songs Black Dress and Black Budweiser T-Shirt.
Coinciding with the release of Water, Porches has shared a video for the previously unreleased song Black Dress, which also features Blood Orange‘s Dev Hynes.
Porches’ Water EP is out now on Domino.
Swedish producer Kornél Kovács releases his highly anticipated debut album The Bells on August 26 via Studio Barnhus.
Axel Boman, who co-runs the imprint alongside Kornél Kovács and Petter Nordkvist, had the following to say:
“Kornél’s bells will echo far beyond the nervous and trend sensitive ”dance” genre that our label sometimes is associated with, and into pop history. It’s one of our best, most innovative and creative releases to date, and the fact that one of my best friends has managed to do this on the label we share together makes me so proud that I want to cry. The Bells is the reason I dreamed of starting a label in the first place.”
The Bells drops August 26 on Studio Barnhus. Check out the title track up top.
Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner will release her debut full-length album under her Flock Of Dimes solo moniker, If You See Me, Say Yes, on September 23 via Partisan Records.
Having previously shared the album’s first single, Semaphore, earlier today Flock Of Dimes returned with the infectious Everything Is Happening Today.
Here’s what Jenn Wasner had to say about the song; “I’ve been telling people, when I’m trying to explain what a song or the album is referencing, about this experience I have whenever a season changes: summer to fall, fall to winter, every switch. I don’t know if it’s just a “me” thing, but when there’s a seasonal transition, I feel like a window is opened within me to all the other years I’ve lived through that change and all the memories that come with them are momentarily unlocked. If it’s the first day of autumn after summer, I’ll feel for a split second like every other first fall day in my life is laid out before me. It’s really just a feeling, but it’s so unique and I’ve felt it so regularly my entire life that I really wanted to document it somehow—that’s what the core of “Everything Is Happening Today” is.”
If You See Me, Say Yes is out September 23 on Partisan.
S U R V I V E are the Austin-based band featuring Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, the duo behind the soundtrack to Netflix’s incredible 2016 hit, Stranger Things.
Having just delivered two volumes of music for the Stranger Things OST, they’re set to release their sophomore album RR7349 on September 30 via Relapse Records.
Following the forthcoming album’s lead single A.H.B., comes their menacing new single Wardenclyffe. Listen to it up top.
American Football have announced their first album in 17 years, returning with its lead single I’ve Been So Lost For So Long earlier today.
The forthcoming record will follow-up their acclaimed 1999 debut LP American Football, and is also titled American Football. It is set to be released on October 21 via Polyvinyl Records.
According to a press release; “The forthcoming album American Football finds the band with new material that takes them on a serendipitous detour down a familiar road,” it reads. “It is replete with the swelling emotions that might be spurred on by locked away memories unearthed by a familiar scent or crack in the concrete, or the rush of warm apprehension when coming face to face with a lover left before the fire was close to going out.”
American Football is out October 21 on Polyvinyl and Wichita. Pre-order it here.
Following the unveiling of his visual album Endless, Frank Ocean has finally released his long-awaited new album, Blond.
The 17-track LP is the official follow-up to his acclaimed 2012 album, Channel Orange, and features Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, and an impressive list of contributors including David Bowie, Kanye West, Jamie xx, The Beatles, Brian Eno, Pharrell Williams, Elliott Smith, James Blake, Yung Lean, Tyler, The Creator and former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij.
Listen to Blond in full below via Apple Music.
Frank Ocean – Blond Tracklist:
3 ‘Pink + White’ (featuring Beyoncé)
4 ‘Be Yourself’
6 ‘Skyline To’ (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
7 ‘Self Control’
8 ‘Good Guy’
10 ‘Solo (Reprise)’ (featuring André 3000)
11 ‘Pretty Sweet’
12 ‘Facebook Story’ (featuring SebastiAn)
13 ‘Close to You’
14 ‘White Ferrari’
16 ‘Godspeed’ (featuring Kim Burrell)
17 ‘Futura Free’
There are also pop-up shops for Frank Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry magazine in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London; you can find the locations below.
Christian Löffler will release his second studio-album, Mare, this October on Ki Records. The forthcoming album comes four years since Löffler released his acclaimed debut album, A Forest, and it’s been revealed that Mare was recorded in a cabin by the Baltic Sea in Germany, where he set up a studio to work on the album.
“The meaning was not intended to be essentially different to A Forest but where the first album sometimes still felt to just be on the surface of what I can say with this project, it now feels like that I’ve come closer to the core of what I want to express” – Christian Löffler.
In addition to his glimmering new track Haul, Mare includes four tracks with Mohna, the lead singer of Hamburg-based band Me Succeeds. Listen to it up top.
Mare is out October 7 on Ki Records. Pre-order it here.
Following the release of his visual album Endless, Frank Ocean has shared a stunning official music video for his new track, Nikes.
The visual album, just like this new music video, has been released exclusively through Apple Music, and the 18 tracks were premiered via Ocean’s livestream. An Apple Music representative has also told us to “keep an eye out this weekend for more from Frank.”
Watch the video for Nikes below.
Oslo based duo Anna of the North have shared a new single, titled Us. The synth-driven track follows the previously shared singles Sway, The Dreamer and Baby.
Speaking of the track, the duo say: “It’s about a relationship between two people with a really strong connection. When it’s so good it’s bad for you. All of us have had that special person you’ll never forget where the timing wasn’t right”.
Us is out now on Honeymoon / Different Recordings. Get the single here.
Frank Ocean has released a new visual album via Apple Music, entitled Endless.
The long-awaited follow-up to Channel Orange features 18 tracks, including a cover of the Isley Brothers’ At Your Best (You Are Love) featuring James Blake and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.
The release appears to be completely separate to Ocean’s forthcoming new album Boys Don’t Cry. According to Rolling Stone, that will follow “this weekend” but will no longer be called Boys Don’t Cry.
An Apple Music representative has also told Pitchfork to “keep an eye out this weekend for more from Frank.” You can watch Endless in full over at Apple Music now.