Kicking off the week is a blissful slice of exceptionally chilled-out dream-pop courtesy of LA-based Twin Cabins, the solo project of Nacho Cano. With Benefits has a really fun, almost tropical vibe going on that makes this track very infectious and easy on the ear. The guitar on this tracks sounds great and the melodies are just gorgeous. Really digging this one folks.
Capping off a fairly relaxing weekend for music is this promising debut from Brisbane-based shoegazer D.P. Pearce, better known as Kigo. While there’s meant to be a six-track EP floating around the net somewhere, I can’t seem to find it. Which is a shame, because as soon as Guilt ends I want to here more from this guy. A lot more.
Magic Man are a synth-rock outift from Providence, Rhode Island. They released Real life Color, a really wonderful album, about three years ago that unfortunately fell under the radar. If you haven’t already checked it out, I can honestly say it’s well worth a listen. It’s a very broad album that at times reminded me of Passion Pit, and other times of early Arcade Fire. I’m happy to announce that the band have returned with another lovely new single entitled Paris, a warm and at times romantic release that’s easy on the ear as well as fun to listen to. Stream and download below.
Tim Presley of garage rockers, and frequent Ty Segall collaborators, White Fence have unleashed Pink Gorilla, their fuzzy and psychedelic new single. Anyone who dug last years critically acclaimed garage rock masterpiece Hair, will surely love this release and it’s encouraging to see Presley carrying that blistering form into 2013. This track should be played loud.
Vancouver pop-rock trio The Courtneys have unveiled the video for their latest single, 90210. The band bring their instruments and friends to the beach and thrash it out in a really feel-good video. Please can it be Summer already?
Hudson Mohawke has remixed London duo Disclosure’s latest single White Noise, featuring AlunaGeorge. White Noise was already one of my favourite tracks of 2013 thus far, yet it’s nice to hear HudMo adding his own vibe to it.
My favourite rapper, Ghostface Killah will finally release his new studio LP Twelve Reasons to Die on April 16 through RZA’s Soul Temple Records. Ghostface has just shared the album’s lead single The Rise of the Ghostface Killah, a collaboration with producer/composer Adrian Younge. This track sounds great, and RZA’s production really channels that classic 36 Chambers era sound.
Brooklyn-based experimental soul duo Denitia & Sene dropped this sensual little number on Valentines Day. Breathe.Scream.Dream is subtle and soothing, with the ambient beats almost as soft as Denitia Odigie’s vocals.
Download the track here, and expect a full debut later this year.
Portishead producer Geoff Barrow discovered German musician Anika a couple of years ago and the pair recently collaborated on Barrow’s excellent Beak> project. Anika has a self-titled EP duo April 16 and the pair have teamed up to record a smooth take on Chromatics Kill For Love cut, In The City.
Melbourne’s Super Wild Horses return with the brilliant new single Alligator, taken from their forthcoming LP Crossroads. Alligator is an energetic and infectious throwback to 60’s style guitar-led pop that has me pretty stoked about this new album, which drops April 5.