In The Mood For Love is latest by London-producer Midnight Davis. The track has a dark and throbbing beat, making my speakers seem as if they’re breathing heavily. The beat, along with those mysterious vocals, create an pretty eerie listening experience. The guitar, that comes in on the 2:25 minute, took me by surprise and turned the track into something much more expansive than what I predicted. This is a really great sounding track, and I’m stoked to hear the rest of Severance.
Midnight Davis drops his Severance EP on September 16 via Five Easy Pieces.
Seoul, a trio from Montreal who describe their music as ambient-pop, have just shared their dreamy new single, Stay With Us. This is taken from the groups forthcoming debut LP, I Become A Shade.
Stay With Us could easily be mistaken as a mellower Toro y Moi or Small Black release, as its airy vocals and hazy tempo are quite similar. It’s a very promising track, and I suspect we’ll be hearing a lot more from them soon.
Stream and download it below.
Indecision is the latest offering from the incomparable Sampha, and it’s taken from his recently released Duel EP.
This stunning piano-driven track is, for me, the standout on an EP full of wonderfully composed and delicate songs by one of the most talented young producers around.
The way in which Sampha delivers Indecision’s deeply personal and rather devastating lyrics is beyond beautiful. While it’s clear he has one of the most unique voices in music at the moment, I honestly don’t think they’ve ever sounded as enchanting as this before.
Duel was released July 29 through his label Young Turks. Grab a copy here.
Oneohtrix Point Never has dropped the first cut from his forthcoming new album, R Plus Seven, the eagerly-awaited follow-up to Replica.
Stream his hypnotic new track ‘Problem Areas‘ below, and make sure you check out its Takeshi Murata-directed video.
R Plus Seven is out October 1st via Warp Records. Pre-order it here.
R Plus Seven Tracklist:
01. Boring Angel
03. He She
04. Inside World
07. Problem Areas
09. Still Life
10. Chrome Country
Zenith Diamond is the rousing new release by His Clancyness, the project of Canadian/Italian musician Jonathan Clancy. It’s taken from his forthcoming album Vicious, his first since signing with Fat Cat Records.
Fans of Deerhunter, War On Drugs and Kurt Vile should really enjoy this one.
Vicious drops October 10 on Fat Cat. Pre-order it here.
1. Safe Around The Edges
2. Miss Out These Days
3. Gold Diggers
4. Hunting Men
5. Slash The Night
6. Run Wild
9. Crystal Clear
10 Zenith Diamond
11 Castle Sand Ambient
Montreal’s experimental art-pop outfit BRAIDS have shared a new single from their forthcoming LP, Flourish // Perish, which drops August 20 via Arbutus.
Their latest offering is called Hossak, and it further displays the groups endearing unique style pop that incorporates both elements of ambient and electronic influences. It’s a really nice piece of music. Listen to it below.
Pre-order Flourish // Perish here.
Cut Copy are back, and they sound pretty damn good I’m delighted to say. Having recently premiered their new track, Let Me Show You live at Pitchfork Festival, the guys treated us to the official studio cut earlier today.
Let Me Show You is six-minutes of ridiculously catchy dance beats and disco goodness bringing me back to days of LCD Soundsystem‘s very first record. It’s a very exciting return to the scene by Cut Copy, and it’s good to have them back.
Stream their excellent new track down below. New LP rumoured to be coming this Autumn.
The Field will release Cupid’s Head, the follow-up to his outstanding 2011 release Looping State Of Mind, on September 30 via Kompakt.
Cupid’s Head Tracklist:
01 They Won’t See Me
02 Black Sea
03 Cupid’s Head
04 A Guided Tour
05 No. No…
06 20 Seconds Of Affection
Factory Floor will finally release their highly-anticipated self-titled debut this September on DFA Records. The London electronic trio, who caused waves with the tracks Fall Back and Two Different Ways, today dropped their latest thumper, Turn It Up.
The band’s self-titled LP drops September 10 on DFA. Pre-order it here.
Factory Floor Tracklist:
01. Turn It Up
02. Here Again
04. Fall Back
06. How You Say
07. Two Different Ways
09. Work Out
10. Breathe I
Four Tet has worked his wonders yet again with an incredible remix of the title track from DIANA’s forthcoming debut LP, Perpetual Surrender.
The Toronto four-piece release the album on August 20 through Jagjaguwar, but you can download Kieran Hebden’s spellbinding remix over on the bands website.
Pre-order Perpetual Surrender here.