Ifan Dafydd, one of the most exciting new producers of 2013, dropped a collaborative track with fellow producer Catching Flies this week, titled Don’t Know How.
Fans of Jacques Greene and early James Blake will really dig Dafydd’s glitchy production style and vocal sampling.
Don’t Know How is the pair’s contribution to the independent label Push & Run’s latest EP of free bootlegs, Tings In Boots II.
Stream and download Don’t Know How below.
Swimmer’s Sinking Feeling, the latest by Celestial Shore, was mixed by Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier and features guest vocals from Empress Of’s Lorely Rodriguez.
This is the closing track from Celestial Shore’s forthcoming debut full-length 10x, and it’s got a really awesome 90s lo-fi indie-rock sound. Check it out, and get familiar with Empress Of if you haven’t already.
10x is out 3 September on Hometapes and Local Singer Records.
To say I’m looking forward to Crystal Stilts’ forthcoming new record Nature Noir would be a major understatement. When they dropped the excellent Star Crawl back at the end of July, it didn’t help matters either. This week the Brooklyn group shared another track off the record, titled Future Folklore. Take a listen to both Star Crawl and Future Folklore below.
Nature Noir is slated for a September 17 release on Sacred Bones.
1. Four Tet – Pyramid (Atoms For Peace Remix)
2. Ryan Hemsworth / A$AP Rocky – Thuggin’ Noise (It’s Hemsworth, Bitch Edit)
3. JJ DOOM – Banished (Beck Remix)
4. Fort Romeau – Stay True
5. Jai Paul – Track 15 (All Night)
6. Zola Jesus – In Your Nature (David Lynch Remix)
7. Earl Sweatshirt – Chum
8. Big Sean – Control (HOF) Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica
9. Danny Brown – Fields
10. Viktor Vaughn – Vaudeville Villain
11. Gold Panda – Community (Fort Romeau Remix)
12. Lace Curtain – Falling
13. Jon Hopkins – Breathe This Air (Feat. Purity Ring)
14. Julianna Barwick – One Half
15. DIANA – Perpetual Surrender (Four Tet Remix)
16. Dean Blunt – The Narcissist (feat. Inga Copeland)
On August 20, Zola Jesus will team up with producer JG Thirlwell and New York string group Mivos Quartet, to release Versions, a collection of Zola Jesus originals reworked into classical string arrangements.
Out of the nine songs that feature on the album, the sole new track is the exceptional Fall Back. This is a simply outstanding track that shows how amazing and powerful Nika Roza Danilova’s soaring vocals can become when backed by a string section.
Versions is out August 20 on Sacred Bones.
1. Avalanche (Slow)
2. Fall Back
4. In Your Nature
6. Sea Talk
8. Run Me Out
Yuck have announced that Glow & Behold will be the title of their first record without the recently departed Daniel Blumberg, who left to form Hebronix back in April. Having already shared Rebirth, today we get another triumphant single called Middle Sea. There’s echoes of both Dinosaur Jr. and Yo La Tengo off this excellent track, and I’m really liking it. Take a listen to it below.
Glow & Behold drops October 1 on Fat Possum.
Having already shared the exquisite Jetée, and his mesmerizing take on Gold Panda’s Community, Fort Romeau dropped a hypnotic new track earlier today titled Stay True.
Fort Romeau drops his Stay / True 12″ on September 16 via Ghostly.
Here’s two really fresh new tracks from an exciting artist who is about to explode any second now, SZA. Earlier today, the promising electronic-R&B songstress dropped the tracks Teen Spirit, and the particularly stunning Julia, and I haven’t been able to stop playing them since.
While Teen Spirit sounds similar to the tracks SZA released earlier in the year, Ice.Moon and Aftermath, Julia represents a massive leap forward in terms of its catchiness and overall accessibility. Produced by Felix Snow and Dave Free, Julia is a hook heavy and ridiculously infectious tune that is up there with best pop releases of 2013. Loving that 80’s style bounce.
Julia (Prod. Felix Snow & Dave Free)
Teen Spirit (Prod. WondaGurl)
There’s something strangely addictive about In Your Fur, the new track by Moshi Moshi‘s Teleman, and it gets better with every play.
This is the b-side to the groups recently released single, Cristina, and its a fantastic piece of quirky indie-pop that I find wonderfully catchy.
Stream and download In Your Fur below.
Last year Kwes dropped his Meantime EP, it was one of the loveliest releases of 2012. This October, the London-based producer and singer will release his debut album ilp, and on the back of its first single 36 it might just be one of the nicest albums of 2013 as well.
ilp drops October 14 on Warp Records. Take a listen to 36, an ode to his grandparents below.