Austin, Texas-based outfit Boy + Kite provide us with an excellent throwback to early 90s rock with their glorious new single, Our July. This tune instantly makes me think of bands like My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and it’s absolutely brilliant number.
I guess a collaboration happening between these two artists was only a matter of time. One of the hottest producers in Hip-Hop at the moment, Harry Fraud, teams up with one of the dopest new MCs in Rap at the moment, Joey Bada$$, for a new track called Day In The Life. On the track, Joey lays down some hard-hitting bars over a somber, jazz-influenced instrumentation by Harry Fraud. Dig in.
It’s the opening track from the upcoming New York Renaissance mixtape, which should be available for download later today.
Wave is the uplifting and euphoric new track by Crystal Fighters, and it’s the perfect way to start the weekend. The track is taken from their forthcoming new album, Cave Rave, due May 27 on Zirkulo/PIAS.
Cave Rave tracklisting:
2. LA Calling
3. You & I
5. No Man
6. Bridge Of Bones
7. Love Natural
8. Are We One
9. These Nights
James Blake will release his new album Overgrown next week, if you follow Silver Soundz you’ll have heard Retrograde, And Holy Ghost, Voyeur (Dub) & Digital Lion. Today, James Blake kindly shared another two new tracks, both sounding unlike anything we’ve ever heard by him.
The first track, Every Day I Ran, is an Overgrown bonus track and it features a chopped and warped Big Boi sample. The second track, Take A Fall For Me, features a guest rap from Wu-Tang legend RZA. Both of them sound fantastic. Overgrown is shaping up to be another stunning release and, aside from the fact that every track we’ve heard from it sounds incredible, Blake again seems to be pushing himself into breaking new ground with everything he creates.
The Avant/Garde Diaries have premiered the stunning video for Nicolas Jaar’s new track, Noise. They also interviewed the producer, be sure to check out that very intriguing interview here. The video, which was directed by Richard Parks, beautifully captures Jaar floating underwater in near complete darkness. The visuals are just perfect.
Take four minutes out of your afternoon schedule today and introduce yourself to Matthew Siskin, otherwise known as Gambles, you won’t regret it. Far From Your Arms is his exceptionally powerful new acoustic ballad, and it’s one of the most stark, honest and beautifully written folk songs I have heard in years.
I’ll be honest, upon hearing the opening verse I was absolutely floored and I found myself unable to write about it until now. With only a barely strummed acoustic guitar, it’s Gambles lyrics that hit the hardest here. While some of the lyrics may suggest Siskin is resentful or bitter, it’s moments like the verse below that tell a different tale.
“But through these roads I move to you, heels dragging slow but they drag for you, on the sound of a heart stretched far so wide, you breath my lungs stand by my side.”
Zomby, who has a new album arriving this Summer, has just dropped a haunting new track entitled W I T H L O V E. It’s the first offering of new material from the producer since he released his Nothing EP back in 2011. I’m probably posting this track at the wrong time of day as its dark ambient feel would probably be more suited to the night owls. Anyway, a new Zomby track is always worth checking out and this is no different. Dig in.
His forthcoming album will be released through 4AD. Fingers crossed we’ll get it soon.
Montreal-based psych-rockers Each Other are back with an awesome new tune entitled Certain Happenings. I’m really digging the laid-back vibes I’m getting off this track, and the guitars sound great especially the David Longstreth style breakdown on the 2:39 minute mark. The suns out, and this tune is just perfect for the mood I’m in. Don’t sleep on this one.
Daft Punk’sRandom Access Memories is arguably the most anticipated release of the 2013. Well here’s something to get you that little bit more stoked for its May 21 release.
Intel/Vice Creators Project have a series of interviews with the people who collaborated with Daft Punk on the album. Here’s the first episode which features producer Giorgio Moroder as well as a few bits of new material from Daft Punk. Definitely worth checking out.