Here’s the latest cut from Koreless and Sampha’s new project Short Stories. It’s called ‘On The Way’ and between Koreless’ finely tuned ear for a melody and Sampha’s distinctive voice you’re in for a real treat. Their debut single, ‘Let It Go/On the Way’, will be released on January 28 via Young Turks. Dig in.
It’s going to be hard not to mention Van Morrison or Them when talking about New York-based outfit The Wives and their new track ‘Brooklyn Beats’. The band recently uploaded a three-track demo to their Bandcamp page which you can stream or download for free. While the band are protected by the umbrella of a Garage Rock label, it has to be said that while many bands try and try to hit that Van the man/Them sound, The Wives have pulled it off with ease.
London trio Factory Floor announced last year they would be releasing their debut album through DFA Records this year. I think I can speak for a lot of people when I say that it’s one of the most highly anticipated electronic releases of 2013. The first single to be taken from the album is the pulsating ‘Fall Back’. The single will be available January 15. Pre-orders are available over at DFA Records or on iTunes. In the meantime, stream it below.
After dropping three pretty awesome albums in 2012, Ty Segall has formed a new band called Fuzz and dropped two new tracks which you can hear below. For those more familiar with Ty Segall, as the guitar shredding frontman, I hope you aren’t too disappointed when you realise he’s on drums here. Charlie Moonheart, who plays guitar in Ty Segall’s live band is on vocals here. Sounds pretty cool actually.
London outfit Filthy Boy recently signed with Stranger Records and are set to release their debut album ‘Smile That Won’t Go Down’ this April. I’m guessing the band are in a celebratory mood as they’ve just released a video for the album track ‘Jimmy Jammies’. Really liking it.
Active Child’s Pat Grossi has recorded a beautifully sparse version of the gospel hymn ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’. The song was originally written in 1905 and has been covered by the likes of Marvin Gaye and Whitney Housten. The song does shimmer through the sparseness with Grossi’s falsetto sending chills.
Paul Simon/Vampire Weekend vibes all over this new Born Ruffians track ‘With Her Shadow’. The Ontario four piece are set to release a new album at some point this year, but in the meantime check out their very summery and very catchy new single below.