Neneh Cherry – Blank Project (prod. Four Tet)

Neneh Cherry will release Blank Project, her first solo album in 16 years on February 25 through Smalltown Supersound. The album was produced by Four Tet and will see Cherry collaborate with both RocketNumberNine and Robyn. Stream the album’s pulsating title track below.

Blank Project Tracklist:
01. Across The Water
02. Blank Project
03. Naked
04. Spit Three Times
05. Weightless
06. Cynical
07. 422
08. Out Of The Black (featuring Robyn)
09. Dossier
10. Everything

The Fauns – Seven Hours

Bristol shoegazers The Fauns will release their long-awaited second album Lights on December 2 through Invada Records. This will be their second release on the Bristol label following their self-titled 2009 debut.
The first track to be unveiled from the album is the simply stunning Seven Hours. This shimmering release sees The Fauns fusing droning shoegaze sounds with ambient soundscapes to create something that’s as melodic as it is uplifting.

Matt Kivel – Double Exposure

Double Exposure is the subtle and heart-warming title track that’s lifted from Princeton bassist Matt Kivel’s recently released debut album. It’s a charming track that brings me back to some of the finer moments on The War on Drugs excellent 2011 record, Slave Ambient. Fans of Kurt Vile might also enjoy Kivel’s endearing approach to mid-tempo psychedelic folk.

Physical copies of the album are available over at Olde English Spelling Bee. Get it digitally over on iTunes.

Superfood – Melting

Melting is the new one by the fast-rising Birmingham four-piece Superfood. Along with their infectious single, Bubbles, this forms the forthcoming double AA-side single the group will release on December 9 through Infectious Music. If you’re a fan of fellow Brummie indie-rockers Peace and Swim Deep, then I reckon you’ll enjoy Superfood just as much, or maybe even a little more.

Pre-order the single here.

Saol Álainn – Nostroke

Signed to NYC’s No Recordings is 25 year old Los Angeles based producer Saol Álainn. Not much else is known about him at the moment, and his stylish website is almost as elusive as himself. His debut offering, Nostroke, is a glitchy multi-layered slice of intelligently crafted pop that’s a little different to what’s out there at the moment. The established production here is what grabs my attention most of all, and makes me very excited to har more from him soon.

Saol Álainn will be releasing 250 copies of the debut 7″. Grab your copy over at No Recordings now.