Fiery Furnaces singer Eleanor Friedberger released her debut solo LP, Last Summer, earlier this month. Today, we've got the video for the disco-pop track, "Roosevelt Island." (It's one of the best tunes off the nostalgic release.) Its Jeff Jenson-directed clip sees Ms. Friedberger taking a tram to the titular island on a summery day.Last Summer is out now via Merge. See tour dates over here. Also, check out the "My Mistakes" video.
Today, M83 (Anthony Gonzalez) announced the details of his long-teased sixth album. Titled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, the double album streets October 18 via Mute. Alongside producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, Goldfrapp), and guest vocalists Zola Jesus, Morgan Kibby, and Brad Laner (of Medicine), Gonzalez, created a sound that’s both a perfect summation of previous work, and a bold step forward. Need proof? Check out lead single (with vocals from Gonzalez himself), “Midnight City,” via the artist’s SoundCloud. Ready to commit? It’s available for the price of an e-mail via M83’s main website. Revisit the teaser video and tour dates over here.
The Books' Nick Zammuto has a solo release coming out called Zammuto. Download the Bob Dylan-referencing preview track, "Idiom Wind." It has a spacious texture and plenty of polyrhythms to sink your teeth into on this Monday afternoon.
James Blake: “The Wilhelm Scream" (Live on Fallon) Video
James Blake stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to play “The Wilhelm Scream," a track from his much-hyped debut album. A melancholy, technically peferct performance for sure, but the real news broke later on the internet via Questlove’s twitter. Apparently the dub-step king is set to appear on the next Roots album. Says Questlove, “@jamesblakewas excited & giddy once i informed him that yes indeed he shall be making an appearance on number 13#Undun.” Check out last night’s performance, below:
Indie-folk kingpin Iron & Wine recently recorded an episode of 4AD Sessions, the live-in-studio video series from the much-lauded British indie imprint. Sam Beam performed an acoustic set of five Iron & Wine tunes at Miloco Recording Studios' The Pool in London. There's one oldie at the end, but Beam largely sticks to Kiss Each Other Clean material throughout the set. Watch the whole thing, above (via 4AD.)
Yesterday, we told you about St. Vincent’s forthcoming album, Strange Mercy. Today, we offer you this video of Annie Clark proving that not only can she play with the big boys, she can cover Tom Waits while wearing a pretty dress. Check out her stellar cover of “Big Black Mariah," above.