I Would Die To Be is the irresistibly fun and catchy new release from Andrew Marr’s indie-pop outfit, Ski Lodge. This is a really fresh sounding release, reminding me of bands like Beach Fossils and Oregon Bike Trails. Everything about this track I’m enjoying, the uplifting hooks, the bouncy jangly guitars and Marr’s vocal delivery. Catchy as hell.
Four Tet, who recently dropped an entire album’s worth of material for free, has just shared another new track entitled For These Times. For These Times opens with some pretty heavy bass, before Kieren Hebden brings in some edgy vocal samples and a pretty smoldering beat.
Download Four Tet’s recent 0181 mix here for free too.
BBC Radio 1′s Annie Mac premiered the new Major Lazer track on her show over the weekend. Their latest offering is a chilled out reggae influenced song called Jessica which features Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. Really, really liking this one.
Stephen Wilkinson, aka Bibio an electronic producer from Wolverhampton, has a knack for releasing tunes that can instantly turn good days into great days. With his latest treat, À tout à l’heure, Bibio has created yet another wonderfully sunny track with some very uplifting arrangements and catchy lyrics and rhythm.
Wellington, New Zealand-based rockers The Phoenix Foundation have a really laid-back new single out called The Captain that I’m finding impossible to stop playing. Taken from their upcoming fifth album, Fandango, The Captain is an irresistibly breezy number that fits in perfectly with the lazy Saturday afternoon I’m having. Try it out.
1. Kirk Spencer – In Treatment (Feat. Louis Scott)
2. John Talabot – Destiny (Feat. Pional)
3. Cat Power feat Angel Haze – Manhattan (Ryan Hemsworth remix)
4. Roosevelt – Sea
5. Les Sins – Grind
6. James Blake – Digital Lion
7. Earl Sweatshirt – Chum
8. Danny Brown – #HottestMC (Produced by Harry Fraud)
9. Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
10. MIA – MATANGI Mix
11. Empress Of – Hat Trick
12. Young Galaxy – Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix)
13. TOKiMONSTA – Go With It (Feat MNDR)
14. Goldroom – Only You Can Show Me (feat. Mereki)
15. Rustie – Slasherr
16. Ghostface Killah – Purified Thoughts
17. Action Bronson – Morey Boogie Boards (prod. by Harry Fraud)
18. Nicolas Jaar – Avalanche
Tampa, FL post-punk group Merchandise have shared another new song called Who Are You? which will appear on their upcoming album Totale Nite.
Bluesy harmonica playing, an extremely sleazy bassline and some heavy drumming make this track a pretty tight number. As I said on Anxiety’s Door, frontman Carson Cox’ vocals really stand out, and separate them from the litany of other bands like them. I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of the album.
Mount Kimbie are changing things up a bit with their latest cut, Made To Stray. The track may or may not feature on their forthcoming new LP, due sometime this year on Warp Records. Made To Stray is far tougher than anything on Crooks & Lovers, with heavily-layered instrumentation and some pretty sharp percussion. Really feeling this one.
The exceptional Laura Marling announced details this morning for her forth studio album, Once I Was An Eagle, and even shared a brand new track. Where Can I Go? is the first piece of new material since 2011’s stunning A Creature I Don’t Know. It’s a lovely song that further displays the gigantic strides Marling has made as a songwriter and musician since her beautiful debut, Alas, I Cannot Swim.
Once I Was An Eagle is out May 27, and available now for pre-order on Virgin.