With the release of Youth Lagoon‘s sophomore LP Wondrous Bughouse just around the corner, Trevor Powers has just shared his new single ‘Mute’, quite possibly the strongest Youth Lagoon track to date. It’s not long since he released the wonderful ‘Dropla’, and ‘Mute’ is another clear reason as to why Wondrous Bughouse is one of 2013’s most eagerly awaited albums. Clearly stepping in a brighter direction, ‘Mute’ is packed with multi-layered synths, hazy guitars and keyboards, and also some of Power’s most anthemic vocals to date. Simply outstanding.
HAIM are back with another outstanding new track, ‘Falling’. The California sisters previously performed this song live for BBC Radio 1 back in January and now they’ve officially released it as their third single. ‘Falling’ contains just about everything thats made HAIM one of my favourite new bands. Killer hooks, gorgeous pop melodies, harmonies so catchy you can’t help singing along and another impressively funky bassline. They drop their debut LP later this year and I’ve got massive hopes for it.
Long Beach, California trio Pageants, have a pretty solid 7″ single out at the minute featuring two tracks, ‘Musings Of The Tide’ and ‘August Moon’. If lo-fi garage rock is your thing, then you should definitely give both tracks a listen. Pageants are fronted by former Avi Buffalo Rebecca Coleman.
Justin Timberlake has shared the second new track from his upcoming album, The 20/20 Experience. ‘Mirrors’ is an eight-minute long epic that draws comparisons to early Timberlake hits like ‘Cry Me A River’. The final three minutes sound particularly excellent.
The 20/20 Experience drops March 19 on RCA Records.
1. Dream Koala – Ocean
2. Jai Paul – BTSTU
3. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
4. Toro y Moi – Say That
5. Cat Power feat. Angel Haze – Manhattan (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
6. Dag Savage – When It Rains (feat. Aloe Blacc)
7. Frank Ocean – Pink Matter (feat. Andre 3000 & Big Boi)
8. CHVRCHES – Recover
9. MS MR – Fantasy
10. The Knife – Heartbeats (live)
11. Evenings – Friend [Lover]
12. James Blake – CMYK
13. Friendly Fires – Strangelove (Depeche Mode Cover)
14. Autre Ne Veut – Play By Play
15. Ducktails – Letter Of Intent
16. Dean Blunt – The Narcissist ft. Inga Copeland
17. James Blake – Retrograde
I’ve been looking forward to hearing some new music by Finnish indie-rockers French Films, and their latest single ‘Latter Days’ doesn’t disappoint. Taken from their forthcoming second LP White Orchid, ‘Latter Days’ is really inviting slice of indie-rock that pleasingly sees the bands building on the success of their debut album Imaginary Future. Their new album drops May 3, have a listen to their new tune below.
Chicago-based producer SHIVASTEP dropped a pretty dope EP on Thursday titled Ode To Tha Grind. The highlight for me is definitely ‘Galaxy’, which sees Sean Nelson incorporating Electronic, Trap and Hip-Hop styles together to create a pretty deadly sound.
Garage rockers Mazes drop their new LP Ores & Minerals next week, here’s the first single. It does take a while for ‘Skulking’ to take off, but it’s certainly worth the wait. Some cracking guitar solos towards the end of this track. Check it out.