Premiere: The Mary Onettes Mixtape (SXSW Party Edition)
Mar 07, 2014
Under the Radar’s three SXSW parties begin next Wednesday, March 12. In the spirit of the event, we asked a few of the bands performing to contribute to our mixtape series. Sure The Mary Onettes have already contributed one awesome entry to the series, but we couldn’t help going in for another round.
According to bandleader Philip Ekstrom, this mix of instrumentals was left over the band’s recent mini album Portico. They’re meant to relax you—and goodness knows that we need that at SXSW. Sit back, chill out, and take in the tunes.
Pop fans, meet your new favorite band. Watoo Watoo is a French duo from Bordeaux. Their playful tunes marry Stereolab abstraction with Serge Gainsbourg sensuality—two things we’ll never say no to. Today we’re pleased to premiere the band’s new video “Tes Histoires Invisibles.” If you like what you hear, be sure to head to Bandcamp and pick up Watoo Watto’s new album, Une Si Longue Attente.
St. Vincent’s new self-titled album is out now. But that doesn’t mean that Ms. Annie Clark is done surprising us. Take a listen to “Del Rio,” the European B-side to the “Digital Witness” single. (It also shows up on the Japanese edition of the album.) Chances are this is a leak—the audio is funky and the video was created by pointing a camera at turntable. So get on listening now.
“Shape,” a cut from Glasser’s sophomore album Interiors has been reshaped by A$AP Rocky producer MP Williams. Just when you thought the electronic chanteuse couldn’t get any dreamier. Listen below. You can also revisit our conversation with Glasser here.
Rebeka recently performed a semi-acoustic version of “Nothing to Give” on a balcony in Warsaw. The Polish duo’s work is usually cloaked in all matter of glitter and electronics, so it’s nice to see how well the songwriting holds up when everything is stripped away.
Under the Radar’s three SXSW parties begin next Wednesday, March 12. In the spirit of the event, we asked a few of the bands performing to contribute to our mixtape series. Here’s one from London-based “Pleased to Meet You” duo THUMPERS.
“In honor of our first visit to the mind-altering glow of SXSW, here are ten songs that fill us up with golden light galore,” says the band of their tape. Check out the glowing mix of Dan Deacon, Kindness, TV on the Radio, and more below. And check out the band at our Thursday party at 1:35 p.m.
There’s an ethereal darkness to “Deep Green” the new track from London-based artist Marika Hackman. The track hails from the Deaf Heat EP, due out April 14. If you’re dealing with the ghosts of past or present, this one is for you.
“purplehands (Joe Goddard’s Walk in The Park Mix)” MP3 Stream
Mar 05, 2014
“purplehands,” a cut from London producer Kwes’ debut album ilp was just remixed by Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard. Given the two Brits’ contrasting styles—Kwes tends to lean towards a minimal R&B pop style, while Goddard is all over the dance map—this is a rerub made in heaven. Goddard nailed it, adding a digital/tropical bent while still maintaining the song’s character. Yeah, we’ll drink/dance/nod to that.