Many thanks to Skeletory for turning my attention to Superfood, another Birmingham band making awesome music. Here’s their storming self-titled debut single. It’s a pretty cool throwback to Brit-pop and that carefree melody is just class. Dig in.
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Deerhunter have unveiled the awesome title track from their forthcoming new album, Monomania, one of the most highly anticipated new releases of 2013.
Deerhunter’s last album, Halcyon Digest, was one of the albums of 2010 so it’s fair to say people are going to have high expectations for this track. Monomania is an absolutely blistering return from the Atlanta rockers. A ferociously catchy slice of garage-rock with a melody that’s gonna get drilled into your head. I’m on my seventh straight play now and I’m totally stoked for the rest of the LP now.
Those ever-reliable rockers Oberhofer have a new EP out this month, here’s the lead single Earplugs. It’s a straightforward enough rock tune, with some really bright guitars and uplifting choruses.
Oberhofer will release NOTALGIA through Glassnote Records on April 23.
New York City trio Little Daylight follow-up their excellent debut single, Overdose, with another very infectious electro-pop tune entitled Name The Lights. You may have been noticing Little Daylight pop up on quite a number of ace remixes over the past couple of months, they’ve remixed Freelance Whales, Niki & The Dove, Temper Trap and The Neighbourhood. Their remix of Passion Pit’s Constant Conversations was a particular highlight for me.
On Name The Lights, the build on the buzz created with Overdose and carry on doing what they seemingly do best, that is knocking out great tunes with excellent pop hooks. This track suits the fantastic weather we’re getting at the moment too, so give it a whirl.
Be Nobody is the latest offering from Irish producer Peter Lawlor, otherwise known as REPLETE. For those of you out there who like atmospheric soundscapes and midtempo beats then this one is for you. Be Nobody‘s running time is just under seven minutes but it feels way shorter, as it’s a pretty smooth cut from start to finish.
Lawlor apparently began recording electronic music just two years ago while spending the summer in Toronto. Listen to more of his beats over on his SoundCloud.
Be Nobody will feature on REPLETE’s forthcoming self-titled EP, which I believe will be available to stream this week.
Brilliantly named Dallas four-piece The Casual Tuesday are channelling early Los Campesinos! and Death Cab For Cutie on their latest track, Seatbelt, and it sounds great. It’s just a great piece of indie-pop that I think fans of the bands I mentioned above will really enjoy. The lyrics here are particularly pretty too. I think you’ll agree lines like “We’re two stones falling towards the same sea. Either to shatter or sink. We’ll see, please breathe” are just lovely, aren’t they? Anyway, give them a shot.
Balam Acab has uploaded two unmixed/unmastered tracks created during his Wander/Wonder sessions onto his SoundCloud page. The two new(ish) tracks, entitled La La La and Luminesce,are mesmerising reminders of why just about everyone fell so hard for this producer back in 2011. The beautiful and haunting Luminesce, my favourite of the two, is just about as dreamy as song can get really. I think it’s a massive testament of the talent of an artist when they can leave songs of this standard from making the final cut of an album.
Alec Koone recently announced he’s set to hit the studio to work on a new material this April, so if we’re lucky we could be get a brand new album this year.
Back in January I may have alerted your attention to the smooth production skills of Welsh producer Ifan Dafydd and his very fresh single, Celwydd. His latest single Llonydd (roughly translated as Welsh for “still”) features the gorgeous vocals of Alys Williams as well as some lush vocal samples and wonderfully hypnotic beats. Seriously, this one might just melt your face off.
CHVRCHES have unveiled the video for the highlight of their recent Recover EP, Now is Not The Time. The video, which was beautifully captured by Pitchfork TV, sees the Scottish trio performing the track in a warehouse while a roller disco is going on. Everything about the video looks great, and CHVRCHES really do sound unbelievable live.
I’ve really been looking forward to this one. Kurt Vile is now streaming his brand new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, in its entirety over at NPR. With the release of the phenomenal singles, Wakin On A Pretty Daze and Never Run Away, this album has been shaping up to be his best yet.
Wakin on a Pretty Daze Tracklist:
01. Wakin on a Pretty Day
02. KV Crimes
03. Was All Talk
04. Girl Called Alex
05. Never Run Away
06. Pure Pain
07. Too Hard
08. Shame Chamber
09. Snowflakes Are Dancing
10. Air Bud
Check out Vile’s brilliant infomercial for his recent single, Never Run Away, featuring his adorable three-year-old daughter Awilda.