The highly anticipated first single from The Knife‘s forthcoming album Shaking The Habitual is here, well kind of. If you head over to Juno you can hear 30 second snippets of their first single ‘Full Of Fire’. That equates to a lot of clicks as the track is nine minutes long, but I think The Knife are worth it! Listen to the track here.
I’ve been in a pure electronic/house mood all day, which is perfect, as I’m just after stumbling upon this little gem of a number by Brooklyn-based electronic artist Headaches. The beats on this track are just sick. Dig in.
Here’s the new single from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. It’s called ‘Let The Day Begin’ and it will feature on their upcoming new album ‘Specter At The Feast’. Stream and download the song down below.
On March 12, Devendra Banhart will release his eight studio album Mala. ‘Never Seen Such Good Things’ is the second single from the upcoming album and it sees Devendra looking back on a failed relationship. There’s some typically quirky lyrics on this track like “if we ever make sweet love again, I expect it’ll be quite disgusting”, which I had a little laugh too, but there’s also heartfelt lines like “Love you’re a strange fella, won’t you leave your mark on me”? Stream it below.
Well, this was certainly worth the wait. Montreal outfit Young Galaxy returned today with their glorious new single, ‘Pretty Boy’. It’s the first new material from the group since their excellent 2011 LP Shapeshifting. I’ve always felt Young Galaxy were a band getting better and better with every album. Their self-titled 2007 debut was a really brilliant album that I had on repeat for months. Similar story again when Shapeshifting came out, but on that album you could really feel the band had stepped up their game. ‘Pretty Boy’ is a shimmering, New Order-esque blast of dance-pop that seems to just soar from start to finish. Listening to this song really is a rush.
Their new album Ultramarine is due out April 23.
Louisville-based rockers Nerves Junior are back with ‘Goodnight Nobody’, their first offering of new music since their excellent 2011 debut As Bright As Your Night Light. The track explodes almost instantly, sounding a little like Grizzly Bear and Local Natives, with some lovely guitar playing and smashing drum work courtesy of Brey McCoy.
In a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound Zachary O’Renick explained that the lyrics “are about wanting to tell my daughter about that transition every child must eventually face when growing up and dealing with the darkness of life.”
Their new album Craters drops February 12 on SonaBLAST!
Painted Palms, a duo consisting of cousins Reese Donohue and Chris Prudhomme, have a pretty dreamy new tune out called ‘Carousel’ which fans of Ariel Pink should check out right away.
Tiger Waves, who never cease to floor me with their music, have another excellent new track out which Earmilk recently premiered. ‘Fields’ is the title of their new track and it follows their previous releases ‘Countryside’ and ‘Weekends’, which was one of my favourite singles of 2012. Full of rich melodies and gentle guitar playing, these guys could give Fleet Foxes a serious run for their money.