Here’s the new song by The Strokes. Download it here.
Brooklyn-based electric folk outfit Wilsen have just released their stunning debut single ‘Anahita’. This beautiful slow-burner begins softly with singer Tasmin Wilson’s vulnerable yet deep and steady vocals over a gently played electric guitar. The song slowly builds towards a compelling ending as the tempo changes and everything starts to come together. The last last ten/twenty seconds sound particularly brilliant.
The band plan to release their debut album later this year.
London-based electronic producer William Phillips, better known as Tourist, has dropped a really slick new cut called ‘Tonight’, and it is well worth checking out. If you were a fan of his previous mixes, in particular the glorious ‘You’re Girl’, then I think you’ll really dig his new one.
Tourist drops his Tonight EP on February 18 through Monday Records.
TNGHT, the production duo of Lunice and Hudson Mohawke, have just dropped a new(ish) cut called ‘R U Ready’. The track was recently used by Kanye West for his Victoria’s Secret Show. Check it out below.
Hudson Mohawke recently signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music Label.
Chicago-based producer Nick Zanca, aka Mister Lies, drops his debut LP Mowgli on February 26 through Lefse Records. You can stream the albums second single, the beautifully shrouded and atmospheric ‘Hounded’, down below. The track features haunting vocals from Brooklyn-based husband & wife duo Exitmusic.
The highly anticipated first single from The Knife‘s forthcoming album Shaking The Habitual is here, well kind of. If you head over to Juno you can hear 30 second snippets of their first single ‘Full Of Fire’. That equates to a lot of clicks as the track is nine minutes long, but I think The Knife are worth it! Listen to the track here.
I’ve been in a pure electronic/house mood all day, which is perfect, as I’m just after stumbling upon this little gem of a number by Brooklyn-based electronic artist Headaches. The beats on this track are just sick. Dig in.
Here’s the new single from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. It’s called ‘Let The Day Begin’ and it will feature on their upcoming new album ‘Specter At The Feast’. Stream and download the song down below.
On March 12, Devendra Banhart will release his eight studio album Mala. ‘Never Seen Such Good Things’ is the second single from the upcoming album and it sees Devendra looking back on a failed relationship. There’s some typically quirky lyrics on this track like “if we ever make sweet love again, I expect it’ll be quite disgusting”, which I had a little laugh too, but there’s also heartfelt lines like “Love you’re a strange fella, won’t you leave your mark on me”? Stream it below.
Well, this was certainly worth the wait. Montreal outfit Young Galaxy returned today with their glorious new single, ‘Pretty Boy’. It’s the first new material from the group since their excellent 2011 LP Shapeshifting. I’ve always felt Young Galaxy were a band getting better and better with every album. Their self-titled 2007 debut was a really brilliant album that I had on repeat for months. Similar story again when Shapeshifting came out, but on that album you could really feel the band had stepped up their game. ‘Pretty Boy’ is a shimmering, New Order-esque blast of dance-pop that seems to just soar from start to finish. Listening to this song really is a rush.
Their new album Ultramarine is due out April 23.