Be Nobody is the latest offering from Irish producer Peter Lawlor, otherwise known as REPLETE. For those of you out there who like atmospheric soundscapes and midtempo beats then this one is for you. Be Nobody‘s running time is just under seven minutes but it feels way shorter, as it’s a pretty smooth cut from start to finish.
Lawlor apparently began recording electronic music just two years ago while spending the summer in Toronto. Listen to more of his beats over on his SoundCloud.
Be Nobody will feature on REPLETE’s forthcoming self-titled EP, which I believe will be available to stream this week.
Brilliantly named Dallas four-piece The Casual Tuesday are channelling early Los Campesinos! and Death Cab For Cutie on their latest track, Seatbelt, and it sounds great. It’s just a great piece of indie-pop that I think fans of the bands I mentioned above will really enjoy. The lyrics here are particularly pretty too. I think you’ll agree lines like “We’re two stones falling towards the same sea. Either to shatter or sink. We’ll see, please breathe” are just lovely, aren’t they? Anyway, give them a shot.
Balam Acab has uploaded two unmixed/unmastered tracks created during his Wander/Wonder sessions onto his SoundCloud page. The two new(ish) tracks, entitled La La La and Luminesce,are mesmerising reminders of why just about everyone fell so hard for this producer back in 2011. The beautiful and haunting Luminesce, my favourite of the two, is just about as dreamy as song can get really. I think it’s a massive testament of the talent of an artist when they can leave songs of this standard from making the final cut of an album.
Alec Koone recently announced he’s set to hit the studio to work on a new material this April, so if we’re lucky we could be get a brand new album this year.
Back in January I may have alerted your attention to the smooth production skills of Welsh producer Ifan Dafydd and his very fresh single, Celwydd. His latest single Llonydd (roughly translated as Welsh for “still”) features the gorgeous vocals of Alys Williams as well as some lush vocal samples and wonderfully hypnotic beats. Seriously, this one might just melt your face off.
CHVRCHES have unveiled the video for the highlight of their recent Recover EP, Now is Not The Time. The video, which was beautifully captured by Pitchfork TV, sees the Scottish trio performing the track in a warehouse while a roller disco is going on. Everything about the video looks great, and CHVRCHES really do sound unbelievable live.
I’ve really been looking forward to this one. Kurt Vile is now streaming his brand new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, in its entirety over at NPR. With the release of the phenomenal singles, Wakin On A Pretty Daze and Never Run Away, this album has been shaping up to be his best yet.
Wakin on a Pretty Daze Tracklist:
01. Wakin on a Pretty Day
02. KV Crimes
03. Was All Talk
04. Girl Called Alex
05. Never Run Away
06. Pure Pain
07. Too Hard
08. Shame Chamber
09. Snowflakes Are Dancing
10. Air Bud
Check out Vile’s brilliant infomercial for his recent single, Never Run Away, featuring his adorable three-year-old daughter Awilda.
It’s been almost a year since Jessie Ware dropped her fantastic debut album Devotion, and as part of its forthcoming U.S. release the British soul singer has hooked up with A$AP Rocky on a remix for her much-loved single, Wildest Moments.
The instrumentals on Wildest Moments wouldn’t be a million miles away from fitting in with some of the other tracks on LONG.LIVE.A$AP which make A$AP’s verses sound pretty dope here. This song is but one of several standout tracks on Devotion, so check that album out if you’ve slept on it.
The North American Edition of Devotion is out April 16 through Interscope.
Daughter‘s amazing new album If You Leave was released recently on march 15, if you haven’t already checked it out then do so immediately. For those of you who swooned over their beautiful single Smother as much as I did, you’ll be happy to know the North London indie-folk group have a new single out called Human. It’s another gorgeous track from the group with singer Elena Tonra’s vocals sounding as enchanting as ever. Fans of Laura Marling, Fleet Foxes, Florance + the Machine and Bon Iver will enjoy everything about this band. Their music will leave you breathless.
SZA caught my attention back at the beginning of March with her brilliant release ICE.MOON, a tune I’ve found myself spinning quite a lot since (You may have come across it on one of my mixes). As well as SZA’s rich and silky vocals, I particularly like her alternative take on modern R&B. Her style of music incorporates straight forward enough lyrics with atmospheric style instrumentals and laid-back beats. The latest release from her upcoming EP, S, is another very smooth number entitled Aftermath. I’m thinking fans of The Weeknd and Sade will really dig this.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have shared the second single from their eagerly awaited forth album, Mosquito, due April 16 on Interscope Records. There’s no choir this time but Under The Earth is another excellent new track from the New Yorkers leaving me drooling at the prospect of another classic Yeah Yeah Yeahs record. Shame about the artwork.