Friday, March 23, 2012
Lower Dens scored a hit with "Brains," the first single from their sophomore release Nootropics, which is scheduled for release May 1. The dizzying track "Propagation" from the album will be features as an A-Side, of which you can pre-order here. Listen to it below.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The official "Get Free" single from Diplo+Switch super-ultimo everyone loves them project Major Lazer won't be available until April 16, but you can watch a little preview of it below. Recognize that voice? Indeed, that'd be Amber Coffman from Dirty Projectors helping out. As always, I look forward to anything I hear from them.
Hot Chip's newest track, "Flutes," debuted a few days ago, but either I was preoccupied or just completely ignored it for now good reason. It's the first single after the band's move to Domino Records, from their upcoming album In Our Heads, which is scheduled for release June 11. Stream the song and watch the sickening video below.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
A day after Tanlines released their sophomore effort Mixed Emotions, the duo have released the second video from the album for "All Of Me." The soviet/business attire/80s video comes from The Mighty Boosh album Julian Barratt. Watch below.
Yesterday marked the release of Daniel Rossen's first official solo work outside of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles, and, well, it's as extraordinary as any Grizzly Bear side-piece should be. Listen to the entire Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP below and grab the album via Warp Records.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The annual Montreal music festival Osheaga announced their official lineup a few hours ago, with Snoop Dogg, The Black Keys, and Justice leading they way. If you noticed something, the festival's dates are scheduled conveniently (or inconveniently) on the same exact weekend of Lollapalooza.
In years past, both festivals usually had a heavy crossover rate. Last year, 20 of the 83 acts playing the Canadian fest also played Lolla, roughly a 24 percent carryover rate. That is, however, when the fest was a week before. As it stands, a lot of the artists on the billing are suspected to play Lolla, including the aforementioned Black Keys and Justice, along with Florence + The Machine, The Shins, Sigur Ros, Passion Pit, and more.
So far zero confirmations have actually been made for this year's Lollapalooza, which is pretty surprising now that it's getting into late March. This time last year, half of the headliners plus a few other had already been known for weeks. Regardless, the fact that Osheaga and Lolla fall on the same weekend doesn't rule any of the artists out, just that they obviously won't perform on the same days.
Bonus Notes: The $75 souvenir tickets for Lollapalooza have already sold out, despite no lineup confirmations, and early bird tickets go on sale next week, March 27. As always, stick with us for more rumors.
There are few better right now shilling out remixes than Clams Casino, whose made enough of a name on his own to be dutifully recognized. The newest cut, from Big K.R.I.T.'s "Moon and Stars" from his 2010 tape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here. Listen to the mix below, and grab the instrumental version here.
"Oldie" isn't necessarily a video for Odd Future's OF Tape, Vol. 2 (out today), just an on-the-spot video converted from a Terry Richardson photo shoot. It runs past 10 minutes, so take it as an album preview. Watch below.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Port of Morrow, arguably the most-hyped album so far this year, will be finally be fully released tomorrow, and things seem overwhelmingly positive. Not appearing on the album will be "Pariah King," this experimental bonus cut that for one reason or another, won't end up on The Shins' album. Stream it below.
Real Estate's "Easy," which will be released as a 7" April 10th, features "Exactly Nothing," a new B-Side cut not featured on the band's last fantastic album Days. You can listen to the stream below and grab the digital download of the single today.