Chromatics

“White Light” MP3 Stream

Nov 21, 2014

Chromatics' main man Johnny Jewel has been emptying his vaults and posting a bunch of unreleased tracks of late. Here's another one, an atmospheric slow-burner (which pretty much describes at least half their songs) called "White Light."

Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii

Premiere: “Bamboos Break” MP3 Stream

Nov 20, 2014

Tomorrow We Move to Hawaii’s new single “Bamboos Break” is a blast of electro rap that goes straight to the brain. (Fans of M.I.A., this one’s for you). “Cut out your lung, breathe through mine,” frontwoman Marianne Stranger demands over a spiky beat. You’d be a fool not to obey. Check out our premiere of the tune below. The band’s debut full-length Independance is due out Feb 10 on Red Eye Transit. Preorder your copy here

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The Homesick

Premiere: The Homesick (Le Guess Who? Edition)

Nov 20, 2014

Le Guess Who? kicks off today. Before we go scampering through the streets of Utrecht (you guys do scamper here, right?) we wanted to leave you with one last festival mixtape. This one comes from Dutch band The Homesick, who will be playing at Le Guess Who? offshoot, Le Mini Who? this Saturday. They call it PRAY FOR A HUMMER and you can hear it in all its glory below.

Be sure to check out our other Le Guess Who mixes from  OughtSUUNSAmen Dunes, Helado Negro, and Son Lux. If you’re joining us in Holland, plan your festival schedule here.

THE HOMESICK'S (PRAY 4 A HUMMER) 2K14 PLAYLI$T by Elias Elgersma on Mixcloud

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Oceaán

“Candor” MP3 Stream

Nov 19, 2014

Oceaán's silky smooth electro R&B reaches new heights with “Candor” the third single we’ve heard from the Machester-based producer’s forthcoming album The Grip (due out Dec 8 on Chess Club). Get your slink on and listen to the track below. You can also get down to “Veritas” and “Grip.”

Tour dates:

01-22 - The Waiting Room, London

01-23 - The Eagle, Manchester

01-29 - The Waiting Room, London

01-30 - The Eagle, Manchester

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Astronauts Etc

Premiere: “Up For Grabs (Luka Remix)” MP3 Stream

Nov 19, 2014

“Up For Grabs,” a cut from Astronauts, etc.’s new EP was given a glowy remix by Luka. The electronics are stripped back, and the heartache vocals are cut down to mere ethereal coos. It’s actually quite soothing. Listen below or revisit the original track here. Astronauts, ect’s new EP Sadie is out now on Hit City U.S.A.

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Angel Olsen

“Windows” Video

Nov 18, 2014

Angel Olsen's fantastic album Burn Your Fire For No Witness came out at the start of the year but is getting a new deluxe edition (which is all the rage this year) that includes bonus tracks and is out today on Jagjaguwar. Now she's shared the video for "Windows," the album's closing track. The video was directed by Rick Alverson. Said Olsen in a press release: "I gave him total freedom to set the tone and I wanted only to be present within it. I wanted to make something cinematic and forward, and I believe he did that here." With the help of two young children Olsen gets decked out in Elizabethan clothing.

Angel Olsen's upcoming tour dates:

Sat. Nov. 29 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Lionlimb

Mon. Dec. 1 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Kevin Morby 

Tue. Dec. 2 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel - SOLO SHOW w/ Meg Baird

Wed. Dec. 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silent Movie Theatre (following AO-chosen screening of  "Cleo from 5 to 7") - SOLO SHOW

Thu. Dec. 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre w/ Kevin Morby

Sat. Dec. 6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Roulette - SOLO SHOW w/ Jaye Bartell

Mon. Dec. 8 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Lionlimb

Tue. Dec. 9 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Lionlimb

Mon. Jan. 26 - Auckland, NZ @ Laneway Festival

Sat. Jan. 31 - Brisbane, AU @ Laneway Festival

Sun. Feb. 1 - Sydney, AU @ Laneway Festival

Tue. Feb. 3 - Sydney, AU @ Oxford Arts Factory

Wed. Feb. 4 - Melbourne, AU @ Howler

Fri. Feb. 6 - Adelaide, AU @ Laneway Festival

Sat. Feb. 7 - Melbourne, AU @ Laneway Festival

Sun. Feb. 8 - Fremantle, AU @ Laneway Festival

Alma Elste

“Heart Melter” MP3 Stream

Nov 17, 2014

“Heart Melter” is the dazzling new track from Paris’ Alma Elste. The slow-burning electro pop track quickly blossoms into an anthem to love in its most knee-buckling form. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Elste has a dusky alto that’s likely to send London Grammar fans into a tizzy. Listen to the song below.

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Son Lux

Premiere: Son Lux Mixtape (Le Guess Who? Edition)

Nov 17, 2014

Le Guess Who? begins this Thursday. Before we take off for the Netherlands, here’s a new entry in our mixtape series, this time from Son Lux. It’s a mix he’s titled Tundra Visitation Rentals. Here’s his poetic description:

My shoes are full of volcanic ash sand, seeping through the eyes and over the tongue. This is the birthplace of fire and kick-hat-snare. The delivery of dusk is slow-going and reluctant but the horizon is tight and punctual. As I returned my folded guide and rain slick to the visitor stand, I bought a mini-shot glass with a sinking ship silk-screened on its side, burned out at the hull.

Listen to Tundra Visitation Rentals below. You can also check out our other Le Guess Who mixes from  OughtSUUNS, Amen Dunes, and Helado Negro. If you’re joining us in Holland, plan your festival schedule here.

Son Lux Mixtape for Under the Radar (Le Guess Who? Edition) by Under_Radar_Mag on Mixcloud

Tracklist:

1. Mecca: Masters of Morocco

2. Exmag: Bob Illin'

3. Sweet Valley: Eternal Champ

4. Lapalux: There Are Monsters In This Bed

5. Neon Cloud: Triangle

6. Arve Henriksen, Teun Verbruggen: Site Q1/B

7. Teebs: Piano Months

8. Ras G: All Is Well... 

9. Mndsgn: Frugality

10. Dibia$E: Recliner

11. Monopoly: Triad

12. Kid Koala: 5 bit Blues

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