Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen will release her sophomore effort, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, on February 18 through her new label Jagjaguwar.
The first track to be lifted from the album is a real humdinger, called Forgiven/Forgotten. It’s an infectious slice of fuzzy garage-rock in which Olsen’s intense vocals stand out. Check it out.
Sacramento’s ever unpredictable noise-rap outfit Death Grips have made their latest album, Government Plates, available as a free online download. The 11-track album is available for free here, or you can stream it in full below.
James Murphy extending David Bowie’s Love Is Lost into a 10-minute long avant-disco monster is the kind of event that justifies getting not one, but two music videos. After premiering the original video at last month’s Mercury Music Awards ceremony, we get another video today courtesy of Vice. The video was directed by Barnaby Roper.
The Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy) features on The Next Day Extra, which is out now on Columbia Records.
Watch DARKSIDE perform a mesmerizing 36-minute long set for Boiler Room on a New York City rooftop. The performance is as incredible as it sounds.
Psychic is out now via Nicolas Jaar’s Other People label.
Move On is the dreamy new release by Israeli three-piece Garden City Movement, and it acts as a stunning introduction to their lush style of music.
Move On appears on Garden City Movement’s Entertainment EP.
Columbus three-piece All Dogs dropped their awesome new 7″ at the beginning of the month. If raw-sounding lo-fi pop-punk is your thing, then I suggest snapping it up, or at the very least check out its closing track and highlight, Say. This track is all about Maryn Wither’s vocals. Just wow.
It’s available for a bargain $4 over on their Bandcamp. Dig in.
After turning heads last week with his excellent solo version of Drake’s Too Much, Sampha is back with the second part of his new Too Much/Happens single. Happens is yet another heartbreaking piano-led ballad with Sampha’s unique vocals, as always, being the captivating highlight.
Too Much/Happens is out now on Young Turks. Also, his Duel EP was released July 29. Grab a copy here.
Saudade, the delicate and astonishingly beautiful debut EP by Tei Shi was released today. Having previously posted M&Ms and Nevermind The End, I’ve been really looking to hearing this EP in its entirety.
If Saudade is “the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again”, then this music is the perfect soundtrack. A beautiful and creative EP full of dreamy and experimental pop songs you’ll fall madly in love with.
Stream Saudade in full below, and head over to iTunes to pick it up.
Ephemera is the beautiful opening track from D.C. duo GEMS stunning debut EP, Medusa. Medusa, which came out today, contains four of the most swooning and elegantly written dream pop tracks you’re likely to hear this year. If you’re only discovering GEMS now, then enjoy.
Medusa dropped today via Never Age Records. Grab it here.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will release Wig Out at Jagbags, the follow up to their 2011 record Mirror Traffic, on January 6 through Domino Records. Below you can check out the video for the album track, Lariat. Great to have The Jicks back, and better still, sounding this good.
Pre-order Wig Out at Jagbags here.
Wig Out at Jagbags:
01 Planetary Motion
02 The Janitor Revealed
04 Houston Hades
06 J Smoov
07 Rumble at the Rainbo
09 Independence Street
11 Cinnamon and Lesbians
12 Surreal Teenagers