Real Estate have premiered a brand new music for their Atlas single "Crime," including a whole number of disparate elements. Featured on Funny or Die, the Tom Scharpling-directed visual stars actor/comedian Andy Daly (Eastbound and Down and Review) as a down-on-his-luck music video "auteur" who's auctioned off the conceptual idea of the band's video to a number of groups, including the writer of a series following the adventures of "undead extreme sports enthusiasts," a ceramic sculptor, an elderly man interested in the values of yesteryear, the Westboro Baptist Church, and a Thai restaurant. Plus there's a cameo by actor/comedian Nick Kroll. Click the video below to watch.
Humfree Bug Art
Premiere: “Hawaii” MP3 Stream
Apr 15, 2014
Swedish six-piece Humfree Bug Art (a play on Humphrey Bogart), aren’t afraid to mix politics with their music. Think of it as a little food for your brain while you wrap your ears around their epic well of their lush pop. (Fanfarlo and Shout Out Louds fans—this is for you.)
As explained by the band, their new single “Hawaii” is based on a story of a gay man who wanted to approach another man in a club in Stockholm. The man was struck with frustration and couldn't go through with it due to a fear of being considered abnormal in a public eye. Not due to a fear of potentially being rejected.
Lonely hearts we are, indeed. Take a listen to our exclusive premiere below. The single will be released on April 23 by Strangers Candy.
“Living Room Songs” Video
Apr 14, 2014
Recently, Ólafur Arnalds was nominated for a BAFTA for his score of the BBC drama, Broadchurch. In honor of the occasion, the Icelandic composer has made his short film Living Room Songs available for free download. Watch the complete clip below, or head over to his website to download the full album and film for free.
Currently working on the follow-up her debut album True Romance, Charli XCX, aka Charlotte Aitchison, has shared a brand new single titled "Boom Clap." The song is intended to be included on the soundtrack of the forthcoming teen romance The Fault In Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley. Click below to listen. The Fault In Our Stars arrives in theaters June 6.
“Holographic” MP3 Stream
Apr 14, 2014
Young Magic’s sophomore album Breathing Statues is out May 6 on Asylum. Ahead of that, here’s the new single “Holographic.” Our suggestion? Ease into the song’s hypnotic vibe and refuse leave. It’s Monday. You deserve this.
Greg Gives Peter Space
“The Drive” MP3 Stream
Apr 14, 2014
Greg Gives Peter Space is the new collaborative dub project between Greg Haines and Peter Broderick. Their first track “The Drive,” starts out sparse—but soon incorporates lush orchestral flourishes. And at only three minutes long is over far too quickly.
“Greg and I became good friends while both living in Berlin, around 2009 to 2013,” explains Broderick. “We spent countless late nights playing records for each other, dreaming the dream of good music. We talked a lot about collaborating and even put in quite a few hours at each other's studios . . . but for some strange reason we never seemed to finish anything. Maybe we were just busy enough with our other projects and didn't feel in any rush. But we certainly had it in mind that we'd like to finish something one day. And we are very proud to say that day is finally here.”
The pair’s self-titled debut will be released on vinyl and digitally via Erased Tapes on June 16.
“Sights (Tourist Remix)” MP3 Stream
Apr 14, 2014
Tourist’s remix of London Grammar track “Sights” maintains the sparse feel of the original If You Wait single. At first. But soon the dance beats kick in—and melancholy is all but forgotten. It's still moody, and still ethereal, but now it has an extra glitchy dance underbelly. Check out the remix below. “Sights” will be released as a single on June 1.
Premiere: Small Black: “Reconstruction (Snowmine Remix)” MP3 Stream
Apr 11, 2014
Small Black and Snowmine both hail from Brooklyn and are clearly drinking the same water. You can hear it in the epic swells of their electro pop. So Snowmine’s remix of “Reconstruction,” a track from Small Black’s second album Limits of Desire, isn’t exactly shocking. It is however, stunning. What can we say, we like our synths big and our emotions even bigger. Take a listen below. You can also grab Snowmine’s new album Dialects here.