I don’t really know much about “indie/fuzz/noise singer-songwriter” Eugene Quell other than what his Facebook bio tells me. He has been writing, recording and performing since the early 90s in bands such as Soft Coin, Sparko, House by House and Dos Qet. His self-titled EP will be available for download on new years day through Sonic Anhedonic.
He’s streaming a song from the EP over on his SoundCloud titled Weird Purr and it sees Quell absolutely nailing that hazy early 90s grunge sound. It’s a brilliant track, and well worth a listen.
Beat Culture is back with a new single, Drifter, featuring Brooklyn’s Psychic Twin. Drifter is really intriguing track that’s built around an edgy beat and Erin Fein’s own dreamy vocals.
Drifter will be released as a 7-inch single on January 21 via B3SCI and Kaya Kaya.
Vancouver Sleep Clinic, the moniker of promising 17 year old Brisbane native Tim Bettinson, made some waves when he released his debut track Vapour a few months ago and he’s about to do the same with his latest offering. Collapse is a beautifully delicate track with a similar sound to fellow atmospheric, ambient indie artists like Active Child and Bon Iver. He’s currently gearing up for the 2014 release of his debut EP, and if it features more like this it’s sure to be a big year for him.
Chaz Bundick, usually known as Toro y Moi but going by his Sides Of Chaz moniker this time, is rounding off a pretty solid year with a new 7″ that’s dropping next week through Fork and Spoon. He let go of a track from it today, a trippy psych-pop number titled Sweet Tea. Dig in.
The War on Drugs have announced the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to their excellent 2011 album Slave Ambient. On March 18, the Philadelphia rockers will release album number three, Lost In The Dream, once again through Secretly Canadian.
Earlier today the band released Red Eyes, the first single off the album, just to tide us over and remind us how awesome they are. Listen to it below.
Lost In The Dream:
01. Under The Pressure
02. Red Eyes
04. An Ocean In Between The Waves
06. Eyes To the Wind
07. The Haunting Idle
09. Lost In The Dream
10. In Reverse
HAIM have been given the remix treatment from Daft Punk collaborator and legendary Italian producer, Giorgio Moroder. The 73-year-old has taken their 2012 breakthrough hit Forever, and turned it into a club stomper. This wouldn’t usually be my thing, but seriously this is just undeniably incredible.
Days Are Gone is out now via Columbia.
NO CEREMONY/// have unveiled the official video for their brilliant new single, AWAYFROMHERE.
The track, which features guest vocals from James Vincent McMorrow, is taken from their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released back in August and is available here digitally or on CD and vinyl.
Sivu and his current tour partner Marika Hackman have unveiled their rather beautiful collaborative effort, I Hold. The track was produced by Charlie Andrew from Alt-J, and it blends a touches of folk with atmospheric electronics, and multi-layered harmonies.
Stream and download the track for free below.
Burial will release a new EP on December 16 through Hyperdub. Not many details have been released about the EP other than that it will contain three tracks with a total running time of 28 minutes.
Burial’s last release was in 2012 when he dropped the incredible Truant / Rough Sleeper 12″.
Norwegian disco/house producer extraordinaire Todd Terje dropped a new 12-inch single this week via Olsen Records, containing the tracks Spiral and Q.
Together they form 22 minutes of ridiculously brilliant synth-disco that wouldn’t be a million miles away from his previous single, Strandbar.
The single is out now via Olsen.