Nathan Fake – HoursDaysMonthsSeasons

Nathan Fake will release his fourth album Providence – his most personal and profoundly emotional work to date – on March 10 via Ninja Tune.

Crafted in the wake of a crippling two year spell of writer’s block during which he was unable to compose any music at all, the esteemed British producer describes the record “as a massive step up both in my career and in my life in general… it felt like I’d come alive again”.

Speaking about HoursDaysMonthsSeasons, the final single from the forthcoming album, Nathan says; “HoursDaysMonthsSeasons is a reference to the amount of time that kept passing that I hadn’t made music, or addressed problems and thoughts that I’d been having,” explains Nathan. “It’s about watching time slip away pointlessly, feeling a bit hopeless that you’re wasting your life… but it’s kind of a positive vibe too, the track builds up and has a bright ending, because there was an ending to feeling like that.”

Providence drops March 10 on Ninja Tune. Pre-order here.

Listen to previous singles DEGREELESSNESS (feat. Prurient) and RVK (feat. Raphaelle) from Braids.

Diet Cig – Barf Day

New York-based pop-punk duo Diet Cig are set to release their debut album, Swear I’m Good At This, on April 7 through Frenchkiss Records.

The forthcoming release features 12 tracks, and follows their 2015 Over Easy EP. The album was recorded at Salvation Recording Co. in their hometown of New Paltz as well Atomic Sound in NYC.

Their undeniable new single Barf Day comes on the heels of Diet Cig’s video for the albums hook-ridden lead single, Tummy Ache. Get into it.

Swear I’m Good At This is out April 7 on Frenchkiss. Pre-order here.

Land of Talk – Inner Lover

Land of Talk, the Montreal-based band led by Elizabeth Powell, has announced their first new album in seven years, Life After Youth, will be released on May 19 via Saddle Creek.

Produced and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth) and Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes), and featuring Sharon Van Etten, Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Sal Maida (Roxy Music/Sparks), and The Besnard Lakes, the album is a collection of songs that sees Powell in the finest voice of her career, and reuniting with original Land of Talk drummer Bucky Wheaton.

Speaking about the stirring lead single Inner Lover, Powell says, “‘Inner Lover’ is a song about self-determination, self-love, self-ownership. It’s about the freedom to live, and love as one chooses.” Listen below.

Life After Youth is out May 19 on Saddle Creek. Pre-order here.

Sylvan Esso – Die Young

Sylvan Esso have announced their long awaited new album What Now will be released on April 28 via Loma Vista Recordings.

Anticipation has been building for the followup to their 2014 eponymous debut album, with the band releasing two tracks from the new album, Radio and Kick Jump Twist, as a 12″ vinyl and digital single.

Sylvan Esso’s sophomore album, What Now, is the sound of a band truly fulfilling the potential and promise of their debut. Everything has evolved – the production is bolder, the vocals are more intense, the melodies are more irresistible, and the songs shine that much brighter. However, it is also a record that was made in 2016 – which means it is inherently grappling with the chaos of a country coming undone, the voices of two people nestled in studios around the country who were bemused by what they looked out and saw.

Earlier today,the band has shared another infectious track off the record, titled Die Young. Listen below.

What Now | Tracklist:

1. Sound
2. The Glow
3. Die Young
4. Radio
5. Kick Jump Twist
6. Song
7. Just Dancing
8. Signal
9. Slack Jaw
10. Rewind

What Now is out April 28 on Loma Vista. Pre-order here.

SILVER SOUNDZ | February 2017 Mix

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SILVER SOUNDZ | February 2017 Mix (79.6 MB)

1. Dirty Projectors – Cool Your Heart (feat. DAWN)
2. Hercules & Love Affair – Controller (feat. Faris Badwan)
3. Thundercat – Show You The Way
4. Nathan Fake – RVK (feat. Raphaelle)
5. Ghost Culture – Coma
6. Ela Minus – Ceremony
7. Cold Beat – 62 Moons
8. Fatima Yamaha – Araya
9. Jacques Greene – To Say
10. NAO – Bad Blood (SBTRKT Remix)
11. Tennis – Modern Woman
12. You’ll Never Get To Heaven – To Be Fair
13. Talaboman – Safe Changes