Ahead of the European release of their debut full-length Instinct, Swedish theatrical poppers Niki & The Dove created a special mixtape. The mix features previously unreleased Niki & The Dove tracks, alongside previous singles—all stirred into a glowing, electronic concoction. Check it out below.
Los Angeles-songstress Pam Shaffer deals in fractured fairytales—her music falling somewhere between the eerily sweetness of Joanna Newsom and punk cabaret of Amanda Palmer. Today, we’re pleased to premiere a track from Shaffer’s forthcoming album It is Happening Again. Take a listen to carpe diem-themed track “Heliotrope” above.
Earlier this month, genre-bending hip-hop/ambient/pop violinist Emily Wells released her third album, Mama. Los Angeles-based producer Baths got his hands on lead single “Piece of It.” The result was a bubbly rerub. Check it out above.
On Friday night, Thom York and Nigel Godrich performed a DJ set at MOCA in Los Angeles. The pair—who was working under the name Atoms For Peace—aired what sounded suspiciously like new material from the all-star band, which also includes Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers. There’s no additional information, but further muddying the waters is the fact that evening also included an exhibition by Radiohead visual artist Stanley Donwood. So, new material from the king of surprises…er…limbs frontman? Or are they just messing with us? Take a listen below and decide.
Releasing their debut EP Making Waves late last year (produced by Kwes) London-based trio Sunless '97 are poised to release their first proper full-length sometime real soon. In the meantime the group has released a new single called "Body Weather." Complete with power drums, disco keys and a sax solo, the track will officially hit store shelves on June 18.
On Thursday, May 10, Under the Radar is hosting a stage at Britain’s Great Escape Festival. Ahead of the event, we asked Man Without Country to create a mixtape. The band responded with this entry into our ongoing series, featuring influences such as M83, Blonde Redhead, Slowdive, and more. Get your dream on!
The band’s debut full-length Foe is out June 5. But if you can’t wait, today they premiered a five-song album sampler.
While they are definitely wasting little time between releasing their first U.S. EP, Pop Meat/Your Corruptor, on April 24, and their full-length debut We'll Be the Moon on May 14 in their native UK, pop quintet Fixers are clearly aiming to get as many of their anthem-raising melodies and Beach Boys-infused harmonies in as many listeners' hands as possible. Helping the cause is the downloadable cut "Crystals" from the EP. Fixers are currently in the midst of a three-day stint of shows in New York City, the last two of which are taking place at Pianos on 4/19 and Mercury Lounge 4/20.
Toronto-based rock group Zeus recently followed up their Polaris Music Prize-nominated debut Say Us with their new sophomore album Busting Visions. Apparently feeling that one time recording the record wasn't enough, the Canadian four-piece headed back into their Ill Eagle Studio not too long ago to capture the whole thing again, but time around live to tape. As an added bonus, over 10 cameras were put in place to the capture the action, including this exclusive take of the band's song "Love/Pain."