Ex:Re

Watch: Ex:Re (Elena Tonra of Daughter) “Romance” Video From Forthcoming Solo Album

Nov 26, 2018

Elena Tonra of Daughter is releasing a solo album under the name Ex:Re. She just shared the video for the first single "Romance", taken from the self-titled debut album to be released on 4AD & Glassnote Records on November 30th. The video, directed by Antonia Luxem, finds Tonra dancing alone to the upbeat ambient track in a nightclub setting. Hey, I'd dance with her.

LUMP

Watch: LUMP “May I Be The Light” Video

Nov 23, 2018

LUMP is the vocals of Laura Marling blended with the minimal and floral electronic folk production of Mike Lindsay (Tunng, Throws) The two apparently met at a Niel Young concert and admired one another's work, so they got together and produced one of the better albums this year. They just shared the animated video for "May I Be The Light" from LUMP's self-titled album.

Oneohtrix Point Never

Listen: Oneohtrix Point Never “Last Known Image Of A Song” Ryuichi Sakamoto Rework

Nov 20, 2018

Today Oneohtrix Point Never, oka Daniel Lopatin, shared the Ryuichi Sakamoto rework of "Last Known Image Of A Song", the last track on his last album Age Of. The track shares the low vibration quality of some of Sakamoto's recordings. One master composer reinterpreting another. A sign of admiration returned by Sakamoto after OPN previously reworked Sakamoto's "andata," the opening song off his 2017 album, asyncLopatin is releasing a new EP, Love In The Time Of Lexapro, this Friday, November 23rd via Warp Records. 


Young Jesus

Listen: Young Jesus “This Is Not A Session” Live Session/Interview

Nov 19, 2018

Young Jesus is an emerging powerhouse of a band from LA by way of Chicago. Their recent record, The Whole Thing Is Just There, is a cohesive collection of songs that reign in their sprawl of late 20th century influences...and there's still sprawl.

Today, the band's radio performance and interview at WERA-LP Arlington, for a show called This Is Not A Show with Rusty Roberts, was published. It's a great hour of listening. Check it out. And get into this band if you haven't yet.

 

Protomartyr & Preoccupations

Listen: Preoccupations cover Protomartyr’s “Pontiac 87”

Nov 15, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, Protomartyr released a cover of the splendid Preoccupations song "Forbidden", off of arguably the Canadian quartet's best 2016 S/T album. It was a damn good cover by their buddies from Detroit and today, Preoccupations shared their awesome cover in kind, of "Pontiac 87". It completes a split 7” the two friendly bands are releasing entitled Telemetry at Howe Bridge.

 

The Dandy Warhols

Listen: The Dandy Warhols “Be Alright”

Nov 14, 2018

The second single from the forthcoming The Dandy Warhols album, humorously titled Why You So Crazy was just shared. "Be Alright" makes you want to go back and listen to recent releases, like this year's live album Live Sonic Disruption and 2016's Distortland. Consider it done.

Goat Girl

Listen: Goat Girl “The Man” Re-imagined

Nov 13, 2018

London four-piece Goat Girl is releasing the "Udder Sounds" EP - five re-imagined tracks from their debut, self-titled album plus one interlude. They just shared the slowed down whiskey blues version of "The Man".

Closeness

Watch: Closeness “End of the Maze” Video

Nov 12, 2018

Closeness is made up of husband and wife tandem Todd and Orenda Fink. Their debut album Personality Therapy came out last year and the video for "End of the Maze" was just shared.

Todd is the frontman for The Faint and Orenda is one half of Azure Ray. This cool musical pairing yields fine fruit. Here's a bit more from their Bandcamp page:

"Their debut work, which Todd recorded, produced and mixed in his home studio, is ripe with dreamlike scenarios, skirting the edge of otherworldliness. Pulsating rhythms boom and break around futuristic vocals from both. Together, they create a unified archetype that is moody, therapeutic and deeply inspired by the most basic questions about life, meaning, love and death."