Oceaán

“Veritas” MP3 Stream

Oct 22, 2014

“Veritas” is the second track we’ve heard from Oceaán’s forthcoming EP Grip. It’s another shivery piece of electro R&B, soulful and jittery in equal parts. Take a listen below, or revisit “Grip” here. Grip (the EP) streets Nov 17 on Chess Club Records.

Tour Dates:

01-22 - The Waiting Room, London

01-23 - The Eagle - Manchester

01-29 - The Waiting Room - London

01-30 - The Eagle - Manchester

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Blueneck

Premiere: “Man of Lies” MP3 Stream

Oct 22, 2014

Here’s a new track from Blueneck, a Bristol, England-based band that takes its cues from the likes of Boards of Canada, Arcade Fire, and Radiohead. Intrigued? Yup, so are we. Take a listen below. Their new album King Nine is slated for release Nov 7 via Denovali.

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(www.blueneckuk.bandcamp.com)

We Draw A

“Lowbanks” MP3 Stream

Oct 21, 2014

“Lowbanks” is the new single from We Draw A’s first full-length, Monuments. Coupled with the previous single “Reflect” it seems like the Polish duo is pointed in a far darker direction than their previous dance-centric EPs, Whirls and Glimpse. It’s cool—we can dig change. Delicious dark, moody change. Listen below. The album is out Nov 4 via Brennnessel.

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Blue Hawaii

“Get Happy / Get Happier” MP3 Stream

Oct 21, 2014

“Get Happy” is the new track from Blue Hawaii. Like their previous offerings (including last year’s excellent album Untogether) the song plays on a haunted, happy/sad dichotomy, vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston sugary soprano, floating of a bed of icy beats and looped acoustic guitars.

“‘Get Happy’ is a song we recorded one day in January 2014 but laid to rest as we got lost in the commotion of touring and moving to separate cities,” says the band of the track. “As the year progressed, we found our live show intensify but still had all these softer recordings which would never be released. Hence we present Get Happy / Get Happier, where we explore both sides: the original demo and a fun, double-time edit made one day in August.”

Live Dates:

10-24 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands - 10:00PM

10-25 - Brooklyn, NY - Wythe Hotel DJ Set (Arbutus x Cascine CMJ) - 3:40PM

10-25 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl (Windish CMJ) - 10:15PM

(Via: GvB)

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Alexander von Mehren

Premiere: “Aéropop Revisited” EP Stream

Oct 20, 2014

Last month, we premiered Sean O’Hagan’s remix of Alexander von Mehren's track, "Aérosuite." There’s more where that came from. The Norwegian pianist has recruited a few friends and heroes to rework tracks from his debut album Aéropop, and the results, from Young Dreams’ dismantling of “Natural Selection,” to Andy Ramsay and Joe Watson of Stereolab’s take on “Insouciance” are dazzling. Take a listen to the full EP below via our exclusive stream. If you’re feeling the magic (and we certainly hope you are) the handy pre-order link lives here.

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(www.vonmehren.com)

Rökkurró

Premiere: “Innra” Album Stream

Oct 20, 2014

On Oct 27, Rökkurró will release Innra via the band’s own imprint Rökkurró Music. Ahead of that we’ve got a stream of the Iceland five-piece’s lovely new effort. Take a listen below. You can also revisit their video for album single “The Backbone” here. If this is your cup of tea, be sure to click on our handy pre-order link.

Tour Dates:

11-06-14 - Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, (ICE)

11-09-14 - Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, (ICE)

01-16-14 - Eurosonic Noorderslag, Groningen (NL)

01-18-15 - So What, Gouda (NL)

01-19-15 - Roter Salon, Berlin (GER)

01-20-15 - Pod Minoga, Poznan (PL)

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(www.rokkurro.com)

Antwerp

“Echoing Green” MP3 Stream

Oct 19, 2014

“Echoing Green,” the haunting new single from London-based producer Antwerp, plays like a slow stroll through a half-remembered dream. Listened to the fractured new ambient track below.

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How to Dress Well

“Words I Don’t Remember (The Range Remix)” MP3 Stream

Oct 19, 2014

English producer The Range has remixed “Words I Don’t Remember,” the unequivocal highlight of How to Dress Well’s recently released album, “What is This Heart?” He maintained the song’s sense of emotional release, while replacing its R&B core with something more far more slow-building and ultimately more ethereal. The “What Is This Heart?” Remix EP streets Oct 27 on Weird World. Check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Repeat Pleasure (A. G. Cook Remix)

2. Very Best Friend (Dubbel Dutch Remix) (Feat. Eva T.)

3. Words I Don’t Remember (The Range Remix)

4. Precious Love (Cyril Hahn Remix)

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