There’s a slight touch of a Radiohead (Kid A era) vibe off this pretty cool new track by Melbourne-based I’lls (pronounced Isles). Plans Only Drawn is the first single taken from the bands upcoming EP, A Warm Reception, which will be released on May 21. The tracks scattered electronic arrangements paired with its almost drone like keys and lo-fi instrumentation sound great behind Simon Lam’s airy vocals. I look forward to hearing more from these guys in the near future.
Following on from their recent video for Born To Kill, The Thermals return with an anthemic new number entitled The Sunset. It’s taken from the groups upcoming sixth album Desperate Ground, which is out April 16 through Saddle Creek Records.
The Sunset is that kind of rock tune where you’re either going to be jumping up and down, or fist pumping the air like crazy. So check this one out, and have yourself a G.O.O.D. Friday on me.
Oakland-based indie rockers Rogue Wave release album number five, Nightingale Floors, on June 4 through Vagrant Records. Here’s the very catchy and uplifting lead single, College. Packed full of great sounding fuzzy guitars, and wistful lyrics on dealing with loss in a positive way. It’s a great return from the indie veterans, and College has one of those hooks that just begs to be played over and over. Check it out.
1. The Juan Maclean – You Are My Destiny
2. Glass Candy – The Possessed
3. Mount Kimbie – Made To Stray
4. Shlohmo – Bo Peep (Do U Right) ft. Jeremih
5. Autre Ne Veut – Play by Play
6. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (Feat. T.I. & Pharrell)
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege
8. Kirk Spencer – Kukcu (featuring Safia May)
9. Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)
10. Vampire Weekend– Diane Young
11. Har Mar Superstar – Lady, You Shot Me
12. A$AP ROCKY – Fashion Killa
13. SZA – ICE.MOON
14. Black Milk – Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst
15. The Knife – A Tooth For An Eye
16. Beyoncé – Bow Down / I Been On
17. Kendrick Lamar – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) ft. Jay-Z
18. Young Galaxy – New Summer
19. Pure X – Easy
20. Four Tet – For These Times
21. Majical Cloudz – Childhood’s End
Props to I Guess I’m Floating for turning my attention to this absolute gem of track by Orlando, Florida outfit Saskatchewan. Possession is their brand new single and it’s taken from their forthcoming debut album, Occasion. There’s shades of Blood Orange and Twin Shadow all over this dreamy little number and I’m seriously digging its really chill vibes too. Check it out, I think you’ll like it too.
Friends Of Friends latest signing Evenings is back with another dreamy instrumental taken from his forthcoming new LP, Yore.
Kid CuDi’s new album, Indicud, drops on April 23 through G.O.O.D. Music and Universal. Here’s the official artwork and tracklisting. The album will feature Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Father John Misty, Haim, RZA and er, Michael Bolton.
1. The Resurrection Of Scott Mescudi
3. Just What I Am Feat. King Chip
4. Young Lady
5. King Wizard
7. Solo Dolo Part II Feat. Kendrick Lamar
8. Girls Feat. Too Short
9. New York City Rage Fest
10. Red Eye
11. Mad Solar
14. Burn Baby Burn
15. Lord Of The Sad And Lonely
16. Cold Blooded
17. Afterwards (Bring Yo Friends)
18. The Flight Of The Moon Man
Young Galaxy’s new album Ultramarine is really shaping up to be one of finest albums of 2013. Having already shared the fantastic singles Pretty Boy and Fall For You, they’ve just released the albums third single New Summer, and it’s another absolute gem. I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve played Pretty Boy since it was released and now Young Galaxy have me swooning for them once more with their latest treat. I’ve been a fan of Young Galaxy ever since Uncut Magazine put Swing Your Heartache on a mix cd back in 2006 and I honestly believe New Summer could be the best thing they’ve ever recorded. Uplifting, romantic and infectious, it’s just another golden release.
Ultramarine is out April 23 on Paper Bag Records.
f y f e will release his highly anticipated debut EP, Solace, on April 7. You can pre-order it here through iTunes. The Londoner continues to blow me away with every beautifully understated release, particularly St. Tropez and his latest offering Lies. Lies is another endearing track from somewhat mysterious musician (David’s Lyre) and you better believe I have that EP pre-ordered! Check it out.
Makes sure you grab your copy of Solace with the link provided, and if you haven’t discovered f y f e yet then introduce yourself below.
Majical Cloudz unsurprisingly turned quite a few heads at this years SXSW, with their deeply intense live performances. Last December, Devon Welsh dropped one of my favourite releases of the year with his Turns Turns Turns EP, a dark yet strangely uplifting release that focused primarily on aspects of love, death and loss.
Having recently signed with Matador Records, Majical Cloudz will release their debut full-length album Impersonator on May 17. The first single from that album is another brooding and hypnotic track entitled Childhood’s End. The stripped back instrumentals and ominous strings create a strikingly barren atmosphere that allow Welsh’s vocals to become even more powerful. Stream and download below.