Last week, Sharon Van Etten announced the eagerly-awaited follow-up her excellent and widely-praised 2012 album, Serpent. This week the Brooklyn singer-songwriter treated us to Taking Chances, the promising lead single from her forthcoming new record Are We There.
Are We There is out May 26 on Jagjaguwar.
Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li has unveiled Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone, the lead single from her forthcoming new album, I Never Learn. Here we find Lykke Li stripped down to her most intimate and rawest sound ever, and as modern love ballads go this is about as stunning as they’ll get.
I Never Learn is out May 5 on LL/Atlantic.
Baltimore synth-pop outfit Future Islands were on the Late Show With David Letterman last night, and put in a simply incredible performance of their recent single, Seasons (Waiting On You). Singer Samuel T. Herring’s mesmerising performance is out of this world, and they sent Letterman absolutely wild! “Buddy, come on! Hey, thankyou very much. Nice going! How about that?! I’ll take all of that you got! Future Islands! That was wonderful!”
Their new album Singles is out March 25 on 4AD. Watch Future Islands on Letterman below.
Jungle have revealed the official video for their recent single, Busy Earnin’. It’s a typically eye-catching video from the London funk outfit, featuring some pretty edgy dance routines and effortless choreography.
Everything about this is just fantastic, and it seems Jungle are a new act who are getting better and better which every new release.
Busy Earnin’ drops April 7 on XL Recordings.
From Corey Cunningham’s recent 7″, check out the video for the title track, Is It Really Really Real?
Miami-based producer Tyord drops a new three-song EP on March 19 via Moose Records. This week he shared the EPs atmospheric, almost dreamlike lead single Winters.
Discover more of Tyord’s music over on his Soundcloud.
From their recent album AM, out now on Domino Records, watch the Jake Nava-directed video for Arabella.
On May 5, tUnE-yArDs return with a brand new album entitled Nikki Nack, the follow-up to 2011’s w h o k i l l.
Listen to a megamix (which sounds about as mental as you’d imagine) of snippets of tracks from the album below.
Nikki Nack drops May 5 on 4AD.
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Here’s a lovely little number, entitled Melting Grid, from Seattle-based singer-songwriter Julie Byrne‘s recently released debut album, Rooms With Windows and Walls. The album may have been released last month, but I’m only stumbling upon it now and I felt this song was too nice not to share.
Pick up a copy of Rooms With Windows and Walls here.
Hotflush Recordings founder Paul Rose, better known as Scuba, returns this year with a trilogy of EPs, entitled Phenix. This week the techno heavyweight dropped the hard-hitting and acidic Cyanide, a track that sees the London-producer equaling the sound of his exquisite 2012 LP, Personality.
Phenix 1 is out March 24.