Susanne Sundfør

“Fade Away” MP3 Stream

Oct 24, 2014

On Feb 16, Susanne Sundfør will release her fifth studio album. Called Ten Love Songs, it’s a mediation on the many sides of the emotion.

“To me, love isn’t always what it seems,” says Sundfør. “When I first started to work on the album, I wanted to make an album about violence, and then, as I was writing the songs, there were violent aspects, but they were usually about love or relationships, how you connect with other people. And in the end, that turned out to be 10 love songs... people try to describe their emotions with numbers today, and in terms of science, which I feel is like the religion of today. It is very taboo to be a vulnerable person. It’s almost like the biggest weakness today is to be a human being, because everything around us is about perfection, as if we’re trying to be like robots.”

Listen to the emotive electro pop lead single "Fade Away" below.

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NZCA/LINES

“New Atmosphere” MP3 Stream

Oct 24, 2014

Michael Lovett makes dancey electro pop under the name NZCA/LINES. “New Atmosphere” is the first new track the British musician has released under the moniker since his self-titled debut hit our ears in 2012, and it was well worth the wait. Light as air synths, deep dance grooves—NZCA/LINES is back in fine form, and we’re all the better for it. Listen to the track below. “New Atmosphere” is due out Dec 8 on Moshi Moshi Singles Club.

(Via: The Line of Best Fit)

(www.facebook.com/NZCALINES)

Les Sins

“Talk About” MP3 Stream

Oct 23, 2014

“Talk About” is the smashing new track from Toro Y Moi mastermind Chaz Bundick, who makes dance music under the name Les Sins. His newest track sounds like it could have easily slotted in the last Disclosure album. Take a listen to the kinetic tune below. His debut full-lenght Michael will see the light of day on Nov 3.

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Beezewax

Premiere: “Tomorrow” Album Stream

Oct 23, 2014

In the past Norwegian outfit Beezewax has thrilled us with their breezy pop. Which is why we’re pleased to premiere the stream of their upcoming album Tomorrow.

Tomorrow was written and recorded with no other ambitions then to satisfy ourselves and be true to the reason we began playing in bands together in our early teens,” says band member Kenneth Ishak. “We started playing in a band to have fun, to escape reality a few hours a week and to make music that we felt would be a good option to what was on the radio, on TV—whatever our classmates were listening to. We haven´t changed much, we are the same now that we were then facing each other in a room with our guitars, bass and drums. This is what we wanted to record for our new album.”

Listen below. The album is due out Oct 27 on Sellout. If this is your cup of tea, click here to be transported to the preorder page.

Tour Dates:

10-22 Kultur Campus, Vitoria, Spain

10-24 Subsuelo, Pamplona, Spain

11-19 The Crossroad Club, Oslo, Norway

11-29 House of Foundation, Moss, Norway

12-10 Montague arms, Peckham, London, UK

12-11 The Moon Club, Cardiff, UK

12-12 Maguires Pizza Bar, Liverpool, UK

12-13 Out of Spite Festival, Leeds, UK

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Oceaán

“Veritas” MP3 Stream

Oct 22, 2014

“Veritas” is the second track we’ve heard from Oceaán’s forthcoming EP Grip. It’s another shivery piece of electro R&B, soulful and jittery in equal parts. Take a listen below, or revisit “Grip” here. Grip (the EP) streets Nov 17 on Chess Club Records.

Tour Dates:

01-22 - The Waiting Room, London

01-23 - The Eagle - Manchester

01-29 - The Waiting Room - London

01-30 - The Eagle - Manchester

(www.facebook.com/occeaann)

Blueneck

Premiere: “Man of Lies” MP3 Stream

Oct 22, 2014

Here’s a new track from Blueneck, a Bristol, England-based band that takes its cues from the likes of Boards of Canada, Arcade Fire, and Radiohead. Intrigued? Yup, so are we. Take a listen below. Their new album King Nine is slated for release Nov 7 via Denovali.

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(www.blueneckuk.bandcamp.com)

We Draw A

“Lowbanks” MP3 Stream

Oct 21, 2014

“Lowbanks” is the new single from We Draw A’s first full-length, Monuments. Coupled with the previous single “Reflect” it seems like the Polish duo is pointed in a far darker direction than their previous dance-centric EPs, Whirls and Glimpse. It’s cool—we can dig change. Delicious dark, moody change. Listen below. The album is out Nov 4 via Brennnessel.

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Blue Hawaii

“Get Happy / Get Happier” MP3 Stream

Oct 21, 2014

“Get Happy” is the new track from Blue Hawaii. Like their previous offerings (including last year’s excellent album Untogether) the song plays on a haunted, happy/sad dichotomy, vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston sugary soprano, floating of a bed of icy beats and looped acoustic guitars.

“‘Get Happy’ is a song we recorded one day in January 2014 but laid to rest as we got lost in the commotion of touring and moving to separate cities,” says the band of the track. “As the year progressed, we found our live show intensify but still had all these softer recordings which would never be released. Hence we present Get Happy / Get Happier, where we explore both sides: the original demo and a fun, double-time edit made one day in August.”

Live Dates:

10-24 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands - 10:00PM

10-25 - Brooklyn, NY - Wythe Hotel DJ Set (Arbutus x Cascine CMJ) - 3:40PM

10-25 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl (Windish CMJ) - 10:15PM

(Via: GvB)

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