Darkest Place is the stellar new track by London four-piece Woman’s Hour. This is their first new material since their acclaimed double A-side single To The End / Our Love Has No Rhythm was released back in March.
Darkest Place is an elegant, and beautifully understated gem of a track that gets better and better with every play. I can’t get enough of it.
The single drops on September 13 via Universal. Pre-order it here.
On September 24, Young Galaxy will release the deluxe edition of their Polaris shortlisted album, Ultramarine. The Canadian five-piece shared one of the new tracks from it, a B-side called Sea Drug. I love this band.
Pre-order Ultramarine (Deluxe Edition) here.
Vienna-based producer and vocalist SOHN is on something of a hot streak at the moment and he’s just dropped Lessons, the first single from his forthcoming debut on 4AD. His production on Waiting Game by BANKS was absolutely stunning, and Lessons is another engaging and exceptionally creative take on modern electronic-R&B.
The song begins with SOHN playing piano and singing over a rather mesmerizing arpeggiator loop. However, as the song unfolds and reaches its climax it becomes something much more expansive, that’s altogether beautifully captivating.
His debut album is slated for a 2014 release. That’s going to be a massive year for SOHN.
Allah-Las’ have offered up their excellent, 60s-inspired, new track Every Girl as a free download. I spent last night listening to bands like The Kinks and The Yardbirds so you can imagine how happy I was when I stumbled upon this tune. Dig in.
Purchase the Had It All/Every Girl 7″ over at Innovative Leisure.
Are You With Me Now? is the charming new single by Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon. Her new record Mug Museum will be released on November 11 via Turnstile Music.
Are You With Me Now? is a wonderfully light-hearted and laid back track that hints at what Belle & Sebastian might sound like if they were fronted by Nico.
Take a listen.
Shlohmo has remixed Nicolas Jaar and Sasha Spielberg’s collaborative track Avalanche. The Just Friends version originally appeared on Nicolas Jaar’s BBC Essential Mix. Other People (Jaar’s new label) are streaming the track over on their YouTube channel. Check it out.
On last night’s Jimmy Fallon Show, Kanye West performed Bound 2, one of the many highlights from his recent album Yeezus. Kanye hits the road later this year in support of Yeezus, with Kendrick Lamar.
Toro y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, dropped a new one today titled Campo. It’s a part of a new 7″ that’ll be available exclusively on his forthcoming tour of North America.
The 7″ will also feature another new tune called Outside With You. Stream Campo down below.
Cut Copy are streaming the title track from their eagerly-awaited new album, Free Your Mind. It’s an album I’m really excited about, and this really great-sounding title track is doing absolutely nothing to help contain that excitement. The album was mixed by the legendary Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT), and it’s the groups’ follow-up to 2011’s Zonoscope. Listen to the psyched-out jam down below.
Free Your Mind will be released on November 5 through Loma Vista/Modular.
02. Free Your Mind
03. We Are Explorers
04. Let Me Show You Love
05. (into the desert)
07. In Memory Capsule
08. (above the city)
09. Dark Corners & Mountain Tops
10. Meet Me In A House Of Love
11. Take Me Higher
12. (the waves)
13. Walking In The Sky
Ducktails will follow-up his recent album, The Flower Lane, with a new EP coming out October 22. The EP is called Wish Hotel and this is the lead single, which you can get your hands on right here.
Pre-order the 12″ here.
Listen to the brilliant Letter Of Intent, from The Flower Lane LP.