Amber Coffman – No Coffee

Amber Coffman has shared the second single from her long-anticipated debut solo album, City Of No Reply.

No Coffee follows last year’s All to Myself and comes just days after Coffman releases a statement on her departure from Dirty Projectors.

Coffman recently confirmed she had split with Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth and left the band. “It was never my intention or wish to leave the band or end my friendship with Dave,” she said in a statement to Stereogum. “It was a surprise to me to learn last September about his album plans, the content, timing, use of the band name, etc. I consider it a loss to no longer be involved with Dirty Projectors, but ultimately walking away was the only healthy choice for me.”

Amber Coffman’s forthcoming debut solo album City Of No Reply is expected out later this year via Columbia Records.

Forest Swords – Arms Out

Forest Swords, aka acclaimed Merseyside-based producer Matthew Barnes, has announced his eagerly-anticipated new album Compassion will be released on May 5 via Ninja Tune.

The forthcoming record features the previously shared single, The Highest Flood, and is the long awaited first studio album since 2013’s critically lauded debut album Engravings, and his 2015 dance score Shrine.

“Like many, with all that’s been going on since I started making the record, I’ve struggled to see any kind of light at the end of the tunnel,” Barnes explained in a press release. ”I realised there’s some sort of power in trying to create our own instead. I’m inspired by the ways we’re communicating now, for better or worse, and thinking about new channels we can distribute ideas. The idea of looking for flexible future ways of expression and language, that bends to our needs quicker, really excites me”.

Along with the album news, Forest Swords has also shared new track Arms Out – which comes with a video directed by Sam Wiehl. Watch it above.

The album will be followed by a set of projects across multiple mediums by Forest Swords’ own Dense Truth, a new experimental studio and record label, including a series of music videos. More details will be announced in the coming months.

Compassion drops May 5 on Ninja Tune. Pre-order here.

Photo by Dense Truth.

SILVER SOUNDZ | March 2017 Mix

SILVER SOUNDZ | March 2017 Mix (91 MB)

1. The Orielles – Sugar Tastes Like Salt
2. She-Devils – Hey Boy
3. You’ll Never Get To Heaven – White Light
4. Perfume Genius – Slip Away
5. TOPS – Petals
6. Goldfrapp – Moon In Your Mouth
7. Frank Ocean – Chanel
8. The Blaze – Territory
9. Freddie Gibbs – Alexys
10. Actress – X22RME
11. Nuage – Thunderine
12. Tei Shi – How Far
13. Feist – Pleasure

Image by Adam Bellefeuil.