I Break Horses: "Winter Beats" Video

Swedish duo I Break Horses (currently featured in Under the Radar's Summer Issue) has released a video for "Winter Beats" off of forthcoming Hearts, due out August 23 via I Kill Love/ Bella Union. Check out the black and white "Winter Beats" video below, featuring footage of images reflected and video of processes such as crystallization, sun and cloud movement, and items shattering sped up, slowed down, and reversed, as well as Hearts tracklisting.

S.C.U.M.: "Whitechapel" / "Whitechapel (Light Asylum Remix)" MP3 Streams

London art-punk quintet S.C.U.M. will release their debut LP, Again Into Eyes, on October 4 via Mute. Stream their OMD-like single "Whitechapel" and a hyperkinetic re-rub from Brooklyn dark-wavers Light Asylum. If you like the tunes, make sure to read our Pleased to Meet You feature on S.C.U.M. in Issue #37.

Hella

“Yubacore” MP3

Aug 09, 2011

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Sacremento art-punk duo Hella are emerging from their four-year hiatus with Tripper. That new LP is set to detonate your ears on August 30 via Sargent House. Download the rocking and rolling "Yubacore." It'll flip your wig.

The Barr Brothers

“Beggar In the Morning” MP3

Aug 09, 2011

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Montréal experimental-folk quartet The Barr Brothers will release their self-titled debut album on Sept 27 via Secret City. Check out our debut of the rustic album track, "Beggar In the Morning." It's a sad song about lost love, but it retains a sense of space and progression within the arrangement. Stream more tunes from The Barr Brothers over here. Check out forthcoming tour dates at MySpace.

Trivia: The Barr Brothers sometimes put classically trained harpist/bandmember Sarah Page's instrument of choice through a fuzz pedal. They also fashioned together an electric guitar out of an old fishing tacklebox. They're basically the MacGyvers of the folk world.

Girls

“Vomit” Video

Aug 08, 2011

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San Francisco's Girls just released the video for the '70s gospel-rocker "Vomit." The clip for the hazy tune starts with lingering shots of a classic Ford Mustang. The hot piece of Detroit machinery gets taken for a joy ride around the city. Lead singer Christopher Owens only shows his face a few times during the clip. Watch it, above.

"Vomit" will be featured on Father, Son, Holy Ghost, which drops September 13 in the U.S. and one day earlier in Europe via True Panther, and September 7 in Japan via Turnstile. See tour dates over here.

Laura Marling

“Sophia” Video

Aug 08, 2011

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Laura Marling's "Sophia" is her Joni Mitchell-like debut single from A Creature I Don't Know. That LP streets September 13 via Ribbon Music/Virgin. Check out its lovely Fred & Nick-directed performance video. It was lensed in an ornate Buenos Aires church earlier this year while Marling toured Argentina. Watch it at Vevo or above. Check out her September tour dates over here.

Male Bonding

“Tame the Sun” MP3

Aug 05, 2011

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London punk trio Male Bonding will return with Endless Now on August 30 in the U.S. and August 29 in the U.K. via Sub Pop. That's the album artwork, above. This new release is the follow-up to the band's promising debut from last year, Nothing Hurts. We already gave you a preview with album cut "Bones" and now SPIN has "Tame the Sun" available for download. Male Bonding will tour soon.

Air France

“It Feels Good to Be Around You” [Mixed by Star Slinger] MP3

Aug 05, 2011

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"It Feels Good to Be Around You" is the first new earworm we've heard from the Swedish Balearic disco outfit Air France (Joel Karlsson and Henrik Markstedt) since 2008's critical darling EP, No Way Down. Manchester glitch-hop producer Star Slinger helped with mixing and the steel drum-heavy cut will get a physical release via Sincerely Yours in the coming months. Download it, above. Check out Sincerely Yours' post over here.