It's been five years now since Richard Buckner released Meadow, his eighth full-length and second for Merge. The hiatus for its follow-up, Our Blood, is due to a long list of strange occurences that happened to the country-rock singer-songwriter. Read Buckner's intriguing interview with IFC for more info regarding that. The album drops August 2, but check out the folk-y preview mp3, "Escape." It's influenced by recent years of working odd jobs in upstate New York.
The Chain Gang of 1974
Music vs. Comedy Laugh Tracks: Kamtin Mohager of The Chain Gang of 1974 Tells His Favorite Joke
In honor of ourMusic vs. Comedyissue (on stands now) we asked a few musicians to film a video of themselves telling us their favorite joke. In the second installment of our ongoing series, Kamtin Mohager of The Chain Gang Of 1974 cracks his favorite dirty joke. (Warning: NSFW). Check out the hilarity.
Today's your lucky day, indie-pop fans. You can grab a new free mp3 from Summer Camp called "Nobody Knows You." All you have to do is sign up, follow, or Facebook share the band via PledgeMusic. The song is off the London duo's forthcoming, not-yet-titled debut LP. It's a dark song that sounds a little like the stalker dance earworm, "I Want You." Also, check out our interview with the band from last September.
Love Is All
Music vs. Comedy Laugh Tracks: Josephine Olausson of Love is All Tells Her Favorite Joke
In honor of our Music vs. Comedy issue (on stands now) we asked a few musicians to film a video of themselves telling us their favorite joke. In the first installment of our ongoing series, Josephine Olausson of Love is All (whose last release wasTwo Thousand and Ten Injuries) shows off her impeccable comedic timing. Check out the video.
With the release of his upcoming album less than a week away, Bon Iver has unveiled a beautifully cryptic video for the record's first single, "Calgary." While you're free to interpret as you will the only person who really knows what it's about would be Justin Vernon, who concieved the idea for the clip himself. Bon Iver, Bon Iver is slated for release on June 21 and can be listen in full over at NPR.
Junior Boys: "Banana Ripple (The Field Remix)" MP3 Stream
This new remix from The Field is for the serious electronic fans out there. The Stockholm microhouse/techno producer trims down Junior Boys' magnificent nine-minute synth-pop banger of a single, "Banana Ripple," into a six-minute dance fest. It's All True is out now via Domino.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: "Tomorrow Dies Today" MP3 Stream