Earlier this year, Nicolas Jaar released an alternate soundtrack to the 1969 film The Colour of Pomegranates, an Armenian film from director Sergei Parajanov. Today, Jaar has released a free download of the LP version of the soundtrack. Nicolas Jaar also included artwork and photos in the downloadable package, which you can grab for free here.
The Color of Pomegranates is a biography of the Armenian ashug Sayat-Nova (King of Song) that attempts to reveal the poet’s life visually and poetically rather than literally.
Jaar’s upcoming 12″, Nymphs III, arrives June 29 on Other People.
Dan Snaith just dropped a new track under his dancefloor-leaning Daphni moniker, entitled Usha. The track’s a mash-up of Usha Uthup’s Main Gul Badan and Alex Israel’s Colugo. Get into it.
“I’m not claiming authorial input,” Snaith announced on Twitter. “Please support the original tracks / artists.”
Seattle surf-rock group La Luz release their new Ty Segall-produced sophomore album Weirdo Shrine on August 7 via Hardly Art records. The news comes accompanied by their energetic new single You Disappear.
Segall says the album gave him visions of “a world…burning with colors I’d never seen, like mauve that is living.”
Lifted off their recently released debut full-length, Floaters, comes Bobby, the mesmerizing new track from the emerging New York outfit Lightning Bug.
Using elements of Krautrock, Shoegaze and Dream-Pop, the group have crafted an ambitious and immensely promising track seemingly effortlessly as they simply started out as a group of best friends who gradually started to throw some ideas together.
Aside from the fact they’ve rather impressively fused varied genres together, this songs coloured instrumentation, dreamlike vocals, off-kilter synths, reverb-soaked guitars and kaleidoscopic melodies should be enough to keep Bobby on your rotation for some time. Listen below.
Lightning Bug‘s debut full-length Floaters is available via the group’s Bandcamp.
Mutual Benefit‘s beautiful new song Not for Nothing is Jordan Lee’s first since his wonderful debut album Love’s Crushing Diamond came out in 2013. The track was recorded for Philadelphia non-profit Weathervane Music‘s Shaking Through web series. Download it for free here.
Chromatics have shared another track from their forthcoming album, Dear Tommy, due out at some point this year on Italians Do It Better. Having previously unveiled the album tracks Just Like You and I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around, their latest offering In Films is by far the best yet.
1. Tame Impala – Let It Happen
2. Grimes – Realti
3. Daughn Gibson – Shatter You Through
4. Skepta – Shutdown
5. Action Bronson – Baby Blue (Feat. Chance The Rapper)
6. Cuushe – Daze
7. Lower Dens – Ondine
8. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Double Talk
9. Nosaj Thing – Cold Stares (ft. Chance The Rapper)
10. Jamie xx – Loud Places (feat. Romy)
11. Jamie xx – Girl
12. Pale Blue – The Math
13. Fort Romeau – All I Want
14. James Murphy – We Used To Dance
Tame Impala are expected to release the highly-anticipated follow-up to their amazing 2012 album Lonerism later this year. They’ve just shared the first single from the as-of-yet untitled record, and it was absolutely worth the wait.