Radiohead recorded the opening theme for Spectre, the 24th installment in the James Bond movie franchise, but it just didn’t end up getting used. As a Christmas present, the band has made the track available as a free download. Listen below.
“Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you” – Radiohead.
I think the majority of you will agree with me in saying 2015 was a really, really good year for new music, possibly one of the finest in a decade. Here are the albums I’ve had on heavy rotation pretty much all year round. Dig in.
Follow my Songs Of 2015 countdown here. (more…)
Still Corners, project of songwriter/producer Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray, return with the alluring Horses At Night. The duo will release their third full length album, and follow up to 2012’s Strange Pleasures and 2011’s Creatures of an Hour, in 2016 through Sub Pop.
Horses At Night was inspired by the Oscar Wilde quote “Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.” Listen below.
1. Roisin Murphy – Unputdownable (Tom Demac Remix)
2. Knightlife – Solstice
3. M.I.A. – Borders
4. Chromatics – Girls Just Wanna Have Some
5. Disclosure – Magnets ft. Lorde (Jon Hopkins Remix)
6. MMOTHS – Deu
7. Seb Wildblood – Submarine (Project Pablo Remix)
8. Mistakes Are OK – Forgiven
9. Junior Boys – Big Black Coat
10. Pusha T – Untouchable
11. Beacon – Preserve
12. Syracuse – Love
13. Daniel Avery – Sensation
14. Aphex Twin – Avril Altdelay
15. Takuya Matsumoto – Coco
New Zealand duo French for Rabbits return with Feathers and Dreams, the gorgeous lead track to be taken from a forthcoming EP due out next year on Lefse Records.
Like the material found on their underrated 2014 LP Spirits, Feathers and Dreams finds the group once again blending atmospheric instrumentals with a tender style of dream-pop on this reflective and gently melodic number. Listen below.
After premiering the track tonight on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Chance the Rapper‘s new Saba-featuring single Angels is now available on iTunes. Still no word on a follow-up to 2013’s Acidrap, but this track’s more than enough for now.
Angels features production from Lido and blissful and a horn section courtesy of long-time collaborator/touring band member Donnie Trump. You can stream or download Angels down below.
New Zealand-based artist Madeira, aka former Yumi Zouma vocalist Kim Pflaum, has shared her new track Let Me Down. It’s the latest release from Ryan Hemsworth‘s Secret Songs series, and can be downloaded for free below.
Run The Jewels have dropped a brand new song, titled Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite). It’s the final installment of this year’s Adult Swim Singles 2015 series. The track is also lifted off the soundtrack to the documentary film Rubble Kings, which is about Bronx gangs in the ’70s. The soundtrack was produced by Run the Jewels collaborator Little Shamlimar and is due out October 30 via Mass Appeal.
Listen to the track below, and download it for free here.
1. Airbird & Napolian – J.Park
2. Empress Of – Standard
3. Molly Nilsson – Mountain Time
4. CHROMATICS – Shadow
5. Deerhunter – Breaker
6. DIIV – Dopamine
7. DOOMSTARKS – Lively Hood
8. Rick Ross – Money Dance (feat. The Dream)
9. Tomas Barfod – Glass Slipper (feat. Sekuoia & Kill J)
10. Jam City – Dream ’15
11. Young Galaxy – Factory Flaws
12. Hazel English – Fix
13. Joanna Newsom – Sapokanikan
14. Joanna Newsom – Leaving The City
15. Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Four