Hundred Waters – Blanket Me

LA-based trio Hundred Waters – comprised of vocalist Nicole Miglis, producer Trayer Tryon and drummer Zach Tetreault – have announced their long awaited new full length, Communicating, is set for a September 14 release via longtime label OWSLA.

In conjunction with the announce the band has shared album single Blanket Me, a stirring piano-driven epic whose cathartic structure belies the leap in composition, performance, and confidence the band has undergone in the three years since 2014’s critically lauded The Moon Rang Like a Bell.

Communicating is a grand and ambitious album with an increased focus on songwriting that energizes more than ever before. At the same time it’s more confidently experimental, unafraid to spike its pop hooks with noise, or build elaborate, fractal-like patterns out of Miglis’s multitracked voice. The album follows the release of their recent Currency EP as well as organizing, curating, and performing at their fourth annual FORM Arcosanti festival.

Video: Kedr Livanskiy – Ariadna

Moscow-based electronic singer/producer Kedr Livanskiy releases her eagerly-awaited forthcoming debut album Ariadna on September 8 via 2MR.

Today, Kedr Livanskiy shares the video for album title track Ariadna. Shot by Masha Demianova in the country of Georgia and based on the Greek myth of Ariadne, Kedr tells the story of the video’s creation:

“I asked Masha, an old friend of mine, to work with me firstly because I wanted to get away from the usual image which my videos have added up to. This is what the song requires and indeed these changes happening to me are reflected in the music, so naturally I wanted to convey them through the video.

Masha works with mythical images and structures, blending them into the now in a way that doesn’t look staged, and that’s what I needed.

The crew who worked on this video was all female which is quite important in the context of the song.

I’m also very grateful to Olesya, who worked on style and approached it as a true artist. The clothing translates the character’s condition delicately, linking it with natural imagery. I think we’ve managed to express the female archetype. Nature and beauty, divine and human, an odd combination which everyone actually has an innate experience of. It only has to be heard, this ancient, archaic knowledge of life. Accepting it at the levels of intuition and eternity, and at the same time endlessly rushing about in the labyrinths of worldly situations – one doesn’t exclude the other.”

Mount Kimbie – Blue Train Lines (feat. King Krule)

Mount Kimbie, the London-based electronic duo of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos, have announced their forthcoming new album Love What Survives will be released on September 8 via Warp Records.

Speaking of the album, Mount Kimbie said: “We’re both excited to announce that our new album, ‘Love What Survives’ will be released on the 8th of September on Warp Records. It’s been a fascinating process that has changed us as a band and we’re feeling great about how it’s come together. Can’t wait to share our third album with you”.

After releasing tracks two new collaborative tracks: We Go Home Together, with James Blake, and Marilyn, with Micachu, Mount Kimbie have today shared their latest single Blue Train Lines, which features the unmistakable vocals of King Krule.

Love What Survives is out September 8 on Warp. The album is a follow-up to their acclaimed 2013 LP, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. Find details of Mount Kimbie’s upcoming tour dates here.

Kllo – Virtue

Kllo have announced their forthcoming debut album Backwater, is set to be released on October 20 via Different Recordings. Today Kllo share Virtue, the album’s slow-building and euphoric first single. “‘Virtue’ is about not knowing what you’ve got till it’s gone, whether that be a part of yourself or somebody else,” the pair say. “It’s the present moment of finally coming to that realisation.”

Kllo – an electronic pop collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam – waded in figurative backwater for much of 2016 amid an extensive world tour. These were exciting times; the duo’s Well Worn EP furthered the promise of 2014 EP Cusp, receiving millions of streams and landing Kllo on festival stages as well as Artists-to-Watch lists. Nonetheless, the stretch kept them far from home, isolated and vulnerable, treading through perpetual uncharted territory while yearning for the comforts of the familiar.

As a result, Kllo’s full-length debut depicts inner adjustment to outer change. Songs were written partially on the road and developed back at Lam’s bungalow, a haven that harbours creative spontaneity and catharsis.

“It’s the first time we hadn’t felt like kids anymore,” says Kaul. “We were really able to dive in deeper and bring out a lot more of us into the music.”