Night Flowers, a London-based dream-pop/shoegaze outfit, have just dropped a double A-side for their brand new tracks Single Beds and North.
Both tunes are available for free over on their Bandcamp, so download them while they’re available. My pick of the two tracks is the simply gorgeous North, with those irresistible 90’s style guitars and dreamy female vocals that are beyond beautiful. Its hit me hard.
It’s like I’m hearing The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart for the first time again.
Sorry for the lack of posts over the weekend. I bought The Last Of Us last week and it pretty much took over my life.
Kicking things off for the week is the newest tune to be taken from AlunaGeorge’s forthcoming debut LP, Body Music.
If you’re already a fan of AlunaGeorge, then Bad Idea will tick off most of what you like about the London duo. Sugar-sweet vocals, shiny production, and plenty of fresh and infectious pop hooks.
Body Music drops July 26. Pre-order it here.
1. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Feat. Pharrell & Nile Rodgers)
2. Deerhunter – Monomania
3. Autre Ne Veut – Play By Play
4. Jai Paul – Track 15 (All Night)
5. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (Feat. Pharrell & T.I.)
6. Money – Bluebell Fields
7. Pusha T – Numbers On The Board
8. Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
9. Ducktails – Letter Of Intent
10. Daft Punk – Doin’ It Right (Feat. Panda Bear)
11. Majical Cloudz – Childhoods End
12. Young Galaxy – Pretty Boy
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege
14. Kanye West – Blood On The Leaves
15. Savages – Shut Up
16. Kurt Vile – Waiting On A Pretty Daze
17. Disclosure – Help Me Lose My Mind (Feat. London Grammar)
18. Kirk Spencer – In Treatment
19. Black Milk – Monday’s Worst
20. The Knife – A Tooth For An Eye
Chelsea Wolfe has shared The Warden, the lead single from her forthcoming new album, Pain Is Beauty.
The Warden is a pulsating and slightly eery slice of alternative synth-pop, thats repetitive rhythm becomes almost hypnotic as it reaches the end.
Pain is Beauty drops September 3rd through Sargent House.
Dev Hynes (Solange‘s “Losing You”, Sky Ferreira‘s “Everything Is Embarrassing”), has worked his magic again with Flatline, the latest by the newly formed original Sugababes line-up.
I’m a sucker for a good pop tune, and honestly this is one of the best I’ve heard all year. Now I remember why I always secretly liked the Sugababes. Excuse me while I shout it from a rooftop.
Mutya Keisha Siobhan release the tune on September 1st.
Postiljonen have shared another incredible tune from their forthcoming new album, Skyer, which is shaping up to be one of 2013’s finest releases. The album is out later this month on Best Fit Recordings. Listen to Atlantis below.
Jay-Z’s new studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, is available now to Samsung Galaxy users. The app to purchase it naturally crashed due to heavy traffic, but luckily a stream of its lead single Holy Grail featuring Justin Timberlake has surfaced online.
It’s easily one of the best solo releases from Jay-Z in years, but Timberlake absolutely steals the show. This is the much discussed track which features Nirvana lyrics. Take a listen to it below.
Magna Carta Holy Grail will be available worldwide next Tuesday July 9th.
Magna Carta Holy Grail Tracklist:
01. Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake)
02. Picasso Baby
03. Tom Ford
04. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (feat. Rick Ross)
05. Oceans (feat. Frank Ocean)
07. Somewhere In America
11. Part II (On the Run) (feat. Beyoncé)
12. Beach Is Better
13. BBC (feat. Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell & Timbaland)
14. Jay-Z Blue
15. La Familia
16. Nickels and Dimes
The hype surrounding London Grammar has grown considerably since the group dropped their stunning Metal & Dust EP back in February. Following that came another touching single, Wasting My Young Years, and a massive slot alongside The xx, Solange and Mount Kimbie for Night + Day. They also collaborated with Disclosure on one of the best tracks on their recent LP, Settle.
Their newest track, Strong, which BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe is calling it the “hottest record in the world” is taken from their forthcoming debut album, which is apparently mastered and near its release date. Strong is another showcase of Hannah Reid’s truly incredible vocal ability. Part Florence Welch, part Victoria Legrand, I get shivers down my back every time I hear her voice. If you haven’t discovered London Grammer yet, then this is the perfect way to start.
Their Metal & Dust EP is out now. Strong will be released September 1st.
There’s a cinematic beauty surrounding most of what MONEY have created musically, and it has caught the attention of many, Cillian Murphy who has directed the video for their stunning new single Hold Me Forever. The actor’s directorial debut features dancers from the English National Ballet, creating the perfect visual accompaniment to an already stunning track.
The Shadow of Heaven, their debut album, will be released on August 26th through Bella Union.
Listen to Bluebells Fields, one of my favourite tracks of the year.
Dreamin’ is the simply gorgeous new release by Pillar Point, a Seattle-based musician who recently signed to Polyvinyl Records. Not much is known about Pillar Point, but what I can tell you from listening to this song is that his production skills are something to be jealous of.
Expect a 7″, with Dreamin’ and the previously released Diamond Mine, later this year.