I know It’s You is the softly spoken and delicately beautiful new single by Brighton duo GAPS. I Know It’s You is a slow-burning gem of a track that illustrates perfectly GAPS tranquil and experimental style of music.
The track drops December 9 through Sexbeat.
The National have recorded a new song for the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. It’s called Lean, and you can stream/download it below.
The National’s new album Trouble Will Find Me is out now on 4AD.
Sampha, who’s previously worked with Drake, Jessie Ware and SBTRKT, really stepped into his own light this year with the release of his stunning Duel EP. Those of you who are digging the new Drake record as much as I am will no doubt recognise his incomparable vocals from one of the album’s many highlights, Too Much. This week Sampha dropped his solo version of Too Much, without Drake, and it’s a track that simple has to be heard.
Too Much/Happens is out digitally on November 12. The 7″ vinyl follows on January 7 through Young Turks.
Duel was released July 29. Grab a copy here.
Thanks to Laurie over at Skeletory for turning my attention to Young Summer’s swooning, Waves That Rolled You Under. Fans of DIANA will dig this track.
Oxford’s Glass Animals have collaborated with emerging Chicago-based rapper Jean Deaux to drop an experimental new track called Woozy. The combination of Jean Deaux’ singing/rapping over Glass Animals’ experimental musical arrangements really works well here.
The track will feature on the group’s forthcoming self-titled EP, which is slated for a November 12 release.
Second Spine, the shimmering new release by No Joy is taken from the indie shoegazers new Pastel And Pass Out EP. The three-track EP, which was released today through Mexican Summer, is a really enjoyable listen and Second Spine is definitely the standout for me with its charming indie-pop hooks. Check it out down below.
Get your copy of Pastel And Pass Out here.
The fantastic CYMBALS are streaming the first track from their forthcoming new album The Age of Fracture, which will be released January 27. Erosion is a shimmering slice of electro-pop/post-punk, that finds the London four-piece sounding at their very best.
Along with Brokens Bells’ upcoming After The Disco, I’m going to tip The Age Of Fracture as one of the first great albums of 2014.
Pre-order The Age Of Fracture here.
London producer Hari Ashurst, aka Bayou, seems to only share a new tune every couple of months but they’re usually well worth the wait. After grabbing my attention way back in January with the brilliant Cherry Cola, and with another gem titled Forever Deluxe in March, I’ve been hoping for more of his smooth style of downbeat R&B.
This week he dropped a cover of The Korgis’ classic Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime. His version remains true to the original, but with his added synths and auto-tuned vocals he’s really brought the track up to date.
Broken Bells, the collaborative project between Danger Mouse and The Shins’James Mercer, have a new album called After The Disco coming January 14 through Columbia Records.
Today, they shared a really brilliant sounding track from the album, called Holding On For Life.
Stream the track, which has a hint of the Bee Gees about it, down below.
Itchy Teeth is the latest by London singer Marika Hackman, and it’s set to feature on her upcoming Sugar Blind EP, which comes out December 9 on Dirty Hit. This is delicate yet exceptionally pretty track, that’ll soothe away most of those Monday blues.
Pre-order Sugar Blind here.