Sonny & the Sunsets

Premiere: Sonny & The Sunsets “Longtime Companion” Album Stream

Jun 20, 2012

On June 26, Sonny & The Sunsets will release new album Longtime Companion via Polyvinyl. But as of today, you can hear the album now via our exclusive stream. Take a listen below. 

 

(www.sonnysmith.com)

Dent May

“Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead cover)” MP3

Jun 20, 2012

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Dent May celebrated the release of his new album Do Things (out now via Paw Tracks) with this cover of Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street.” Check out his playful, and wholly unexpected take above.

(www.dentmay.com)

 

Archive

“Wiped Out” MP3 Stream

Jun 20, 2012

On July 2, dark electro/orchestral outfit Archive will release new EP Wiped Out / Violently. Ahead of that, they’ve gotten a little help from likeminded band, Man Without Country, who fiddled with single, “Wiped Out.” Check out their expansive take on the original below. 

(www.archiveofficial.com)

(www.manwithoutcountry.com)

Spirit Animal

Premiere: Spirit Animal Mixtape

Jun 20, 2012

We fell for Spirit Animal a few weeks ago when Big Black Delta remixed their dancefloor ready track, “Crocodile Skins.” While the band is currently mixing the follow-up to 2010’s The Cost of Living, we asked if they’d contribute to our ongoing mixtape project. Here’s what they had to say about their entry:

“Just as a journalist is only as good as his sources, an on-again, off-again MP3J is only as good as his British buddies who listen to dance music.  During a recent visited to my old apartment in L.A. I saw my former roommate, Chruncle -- his name is Chris Uncle, i.e. Chris + Uncle = Chruncle—and a batch of floor-bruising songs were introduced to me that I knew immediately had to go into this mix.  Naturally, the enlightenment took place under the influence of some cold ones.  So, “Thanks, Druncle” for the James Blake, Oliver Huntemann, Moderat and Anstam chunes that fit so well with the stuff I've been listening to lately like Death Grips and Kindness.”

Tracklist:

1. Pesky: It's Your Vooodooo

2. Moderat: A New Error

3. White Sea: Ladykiller (Spirit Animal REMIX)

4. James Blake: Air & Lack Thereof

5. Kindness: Cyan

6. El-P: Request Denied

7. Anstam: Baldwin

8. Death Grips: Lost Boys

9. Oliver Huntemann: Delirium

(www.facebook.com/SPRTANML)

(www.spiritanimal.us)

 

First Aid Kit

“Blue” Video

Jun 19, 2012

First Aid Kit just premiered this haunting video for Lion’s Roar cut, “Blue.” In it, the two sisters play specters, haunting a rich—and lonely—old woman. Check out the stylish cut below.  

(www.thisisfirstaidkit.com)

Amanda Mair

Premiere: “House (Madeaux remix)”

Jun 19, 2012

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The second Amanda Mair premiere of the day comes via remix artist Madeaux. With help from him, the piano-driven balled becomes a melancholy guitar piece. Love the finger snapping. Check it out above, or listen to Club 8’s take on the track here.

Mair’s self-titled debut is out now via Labrador Records.

(www.facebook.com/amandamairofficial)

 

 

Amanda Mair

Premiere: “House (Club 8 remix)”

Jun 19, 2012

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Today we’ve got two premieres from Swedish chanteuse Amanda Mair. The first comes via label mates Club 8. Under their guidance (and first ever remix!), the young pianist has taken on a disco queen vibe. Dance to her heartbreak via the MP3 above.  

Mair’s self-titled debut is out now via Labrador Records.

(www.facebook.com/amandamairofficial)

 

 

El Perro Del Mar

“Innocence is Sense” MP3/Video

Jun 18, 2012

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Has Sarah Assbring (aka El Perro Del Mar) been hanging out with Fever Ray? Listen to her new tune “Innocence is Sense” and be the judge. The song hails from the singer’s forthcoming album Pale Fire—which she’s been teasing us about since last September. Download the song above, or revisit the other album cut “What do You Expect” here. There’s also a bonus video with suitably arty visuals.

Stand by for a proper release date. 

 

(www.elperrodelmar.com)