Portland-based punk rockers The Thermals have released the self-directed video for their upcoming album opener, Born To Kill. The track’s taken from the groups forthcoming new LP, Desperate Ground, which arrives April 16 through Saddle Creek Records. Clocking in at just under two minutes long, Born To Kill is a fast paced blast of guitar driven punk-rock and the more you listen to it the catchier it becomes.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have shared the official video for their awesome new single Sacrilege. The single is taken from their forthcoming new album, Mosquito, which drops April 16 through Interscope Records. The video features British model Lily Cole and was produced by Megaforce
Nashville chamber pop outfit Mind Not The Timid have a really great new single out at the moment called Flood, that’s well worth a listen. The track is loaded with enjoyable harmonies and big choruses, and it’s just a great piece of indie-rock that feels like a folkier version of what you’d hear on Funeral by Arcade Fire. A very solid release.
The band are set to release their debut album Beacon later this year, and Flood is available now at Bandcamp.
Last month I gave you Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck’s dreamy debut single as Elephant, Skyscraper. Here’s is its equally sweet b-side, Spies. It’s a very endearing and charming track from the London duo and it leaves me really wanting to hear more from these guys.
The Skyscraper single is out today through Memphis Industries.
Pure X release their new album Crawling Up the Stairs on May 14 through the ever reliable Merok Records. It’s their first album since 2011’s Pleasure. Back in February they shared the albums first single, Things In My Head. Now they’re back with the heart-wrenching and brutally honest second single, Someone Else.
Jesse Jenkins is clearly struggling to keep it together on this track and at times it’s a pretty heavy listen. You can hear his voice cracking on certain lines. Lyrically, it’s obvious that this track is documenting a pretty bleak time in his life, and I suppose we can all relate to that. Aside from that, it’s another brilliant release from the Austin rockers, but maybe one that you might have to prepare yourself for. Download both of the tracks below.
Kurt Vile‘s infomercial for his latest single, Never Run Away, is one of the cutest things you’ll see today. Taken from his forthcoming LP, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, the video features Vile’s simply adorable three-year-old daughter Awilda trying on some masks and dancing to her dads tune. The song is an absolute gem too, and I’m really stoked now to see him at Field Day.
Walkin on a Pretty Daze is out April 9 via Matador.
Daft Punk have finally announced their new album, Random Access Memories, will be released on May 21 through Columbia Records! The album is set to have thirteen tracks and it’s rumoured that Panda Bear will make an appearance. It’ll be the first offering of new material since the duo’s 2010 Tron Legacy soundtrack.
White Fence have shared the b-side to their recent single Pink Gorilla, it’s called Fragility and it’s pretty awesome. Fragility is a little breezier in comparison to Pink Gorilla, and Tim Presley has drenched the track in that psychedelic charm we’ve come to associate with any White Fence release. It’s got a really sun-kissed harmony that sounds great too. Check it out.
This April, Jessie Ware‘s incredible 2012 album Devotion (one of the best debut albums in years) will finally be released in the States. The Gold Edition will feature a couple of new tracks along with a remix of Wildest Moments with A$AP Rocky. Annie Mac premiered one of those tracks last night on her BBC Radio 1 slot. Imagine It Was Us, which was produced by Julio Bashmore, is a 90s inspired disco track that’s heading directly for the dance floor. Ware’s now instantly recognisable vocals sound as seductive as ever on this absolute thumper. Listen to a radio rip below.