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.
During their performance at Coachella over the weekend, Poliça were joined Justin Vernon of Bon Iver to perform their new single, Tiff. Today, Poliça shared the studio version of the track and it sounds so awesome. Channy Leaneagh’s sultry vocals alongside Vernon’s crescendo make one seriously formidable pairing, don’t you think?
The latest episode of The Collaborators features Pharrell Williams, who appeared alongside Nile Rodgers on Daft Punk’s teaser of Get Lucky aired at Coachella and SNL. In the interview Pharrell discusses their mutual obsession with the legend that is Nile Rodgers as well as recording with the Robots in Paris.
Montreal-based duo Valleys drop their new album, Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night?, at the end of the month. Here’s Matilda Perks and Marc St Louis second single, Hounds. Hounds runs at just over six minutes in length and it’s another perfect slice of dark electro-pop coming from Montreal’s thriving music scene. According to Perks, the song was written during a time when she lost several of her friends and family members in unrelated accidents. You can actually feel her pain on this track, and the end result is something very beautiful.
Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night? drops April 30th through Kanine Records.
New Build, the electro-pop act founded by Hot Chip members Felix Martin and Al Doyle, are back with an awesome new track entitled, False Thing. It’s the groups first offering of new material since their underrated 2012 debut, Yesterday Was Lived & Lost.
The track kicks off with one of the year’s slickest basslines, it’s just so so good. Then comes Al Doyle’s familiar vocals, which I’ve come to love from being a massive LCD Soundsystem/Hot Chip fan. When the song gets into gear it becomes a really expansive slice of funky, synth-heavy, dark electro-pop. It’s a really deadly track, and fans of Doyles other bands will dig the hell out of it.
Have a listen to the laid-back brilliance of Get Healed, the new single by Columbus, Ohio indie-pop outfit Way Yes. Their new album, Tog Pebbles, is out on May 7. Many thanks to the guys for soothing this incessant hangover.
It’s all about the beat on Pusha T’s new joint, Numbers On The Boards. The track was produced by Kanye West and Don Cannon and it will appear on Pusha’s first solo album with Def Jam, My Name is My Name, which is set to drop this year.
Last night at Coachella, Daft Punk dropped a trailer for their new album, Random Access Memories. The video features Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers performing a new tune called Get Lucky. Anyone following The Collaborators will recognise it. It’s one of the best things I’ve heard in years!
Random Access Memories is out May 21st through Columbia Records. We’re up all night to get lucky. We’re up all night to get lucky. We’re up all night to get lucky. We’re up all night to get lucky.
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)
11. “Fragments of Time” (featuring Todd Edwards)
12. “Doin’ It Right” (featuring Panda Bear)
13. “Contact” (featuring DJ Falcon)