Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)

It looks like the official, full version of Daft Punk’s new single Get Lucky has finally dropped. The robots teased us with a snippet of the song at Coachella Festival last weekend and then again on Saturday Night Live, but now it seems the real deal has finally surfaced.
It aired earlier today on a couple of Radio Stations and then Amazon posted an official listing for the track. I have been so pumped for this release and it sounds absolutely incredible!

Random Access Memories drops May 21st through Columbia Records.

Random Access Memories Tracklist:
1. “Give Life Back to Music” (featuring Nile Rodgers)
2. “The Game of Love”
3. “Giorgio by Moroder” (featuring Giorgio Moroder)
4. “Within” (featuring Chilly Gonzales)
5. “Instant Crush” (featuring Julian Casablancas)
6. “Lose Yourself to Dance” (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)
7. “Touch” (featuring Paul Williams)
8. “Get Lucky” (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)
9. “Beyond”
10. “Motherhood”
11. “Fragments of Time” (featuring Todd Edwards)
12. “Doin’ It Right” (featuring Panda Bear)
13. “Contact” (featuring DJ Falcon)

Valente – Human

Well, this is simply brilliant! Valente, the son of an American jazz singer and an Italian opera and theatre director, has just dropped the first single from his forthcoming new album, Music For Rooftops.
Music for Rooftops was written while traveling through New York, Tokyo, and Paris, among other cities, and developed in Los Angeles. His latest single, Human, I reckon fans of Twin Shadow will enjoy. On his travels, Valente has obviously studied pop music and gained knowledge of how to lay down a proper electro-pop number. Human is exactly that, and it’s a very cleverly structured pop song with some rather gorgeous instrumentals and a deep vocal performance. Check it out.

Music For Rooftops is out April 23.

His Clancyness – Machines

Canadian/Italian musician Jonathan Clancy, aka His Clancyness, recently signed to Fat Cat Records and will offer up a brand new full-length release later in the year.
Until then, allow yourself to be swept up by his debut track, the War On Drugs-like Machines. This is an absolutely brilliant number and those driving guitars as well as Clancy’s own soothing vocals make for one of the most charming rock songs of the year. I can’t recommend this track highly enough.

They support Widowspeak in Dublin’s Workman’s Club on May 25th. Grab your ticket here.

Camera Obscura – Do It Again

The loveable Camera Obscura have returned with the first single from their forthcoming new album, Desire Lines, the Scottish groups first album in almost four years. Do It Again is really irresistible little number that has an endearing and uplifting charm about it as well.
It’s great to have Camera Obscura back after a relatively long time away from the music scene, and while it won’t come as a shock to hear them sounding this good, it does makes you feel optimistic for the rest of the new record.

Desire Lines is out June 3 through 4AD.

Album Stream: Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

Having already shared three phenomenal tracks from their forthcoming new LP, Ultramarine, Young Galaxy are now streaming the album in full through Pitchfork Advance.
On the back of Pretty Boy, Fall For You and New Summer, Ultramarine had been shaping up to be one of the finest albums of 2013 and after listening to the album in full this evening I’m delighted to say it doesn’t disappoint. By far the Montreal groups strongest collection of songs to date.

Stream Ultramarine in full here.

Portugal. The Man – Purple Yellow Red and Blue

I am literally counting down the days until Portugal. The Man drop their Danger Mouse-produced new album, Evil Friends.
Having already shared the albums blistering title track, the Portland Oregon rockers have just dropped another storming track entitled Purple Yellow Red and Blue.
As I said previously, they’ve recruited super-producer Danger Mouse to produce their seventh album, and on the back of these two tracks it’s shaping up to be one of my most anticipated albums of the year. The track is just crazy catchy.

Evil Friends drops June 4th on Atlantic Records.

Gold Panda – Brazil

Following on from the release of his Trust EP which he dropped back in January, London electronic producer Gold Panda is back with a colourful new track entitled Brazil, and also the announcement of a brand new LP coming this June.
Brazil is typically the type of warm and chilled out electronica we’ve come to expect from the ever-reliable Gold Panda. It’s a heavily textured track with an array of scattered beats and sparkling synths underneath a looped vocal line repeating the word “Brazil” throughout. The track was influenced by his recent visit to São Paulo. The lush harp effect synths that comes in towards the end of the song sound particularly nice. Looking forward to catching this live at Longitude in July.

Brazil is taken from Gold Panda’s second album for Ghostly International, Half of Where You Live, which drops June 11.

Empire Of The Sun – Alive

Empire Of The Sun are back with Alive, the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album, Ice On The Dune. It’s a typically euphoric and danceable number from the Australian synth-pop duo that’s primed for those Summer Festivals.
The chorus goes down pretty easy too. You can just see this track been played by Sky Sports when they look back on the current Premier League season ending in May. Check out the stream below.

Ice On The Dune drops June 17 through Astralwerks.

Pale – Two Wrongs

London-based synth-pop duo Pale dropped a dope new track earlier today called Two Wrongs, and I’ve not been able to quit playing it since I’ve come from work. I like when pop songs are understated but have plenty of substance, and Two Wrongs is exactly that. It’s a very smooth release by the duo and judging by the other material on their SoundCloud we should be hearing a lot more from them.

Stream the track below, and hit their SoundCloud for more.