Posts Tagged ‘electronic’

LykkeLi

Stream Lykke Li’s New Single, “Gunshot”

Indie songstress Lykke Li has released her third single, “Gunshot,” off her upcoming third studio album today. The single takes more of a sodden pop route, tracing heartbroken lyrics out in a pretty produced, anthemic piece of sweeping vocals and sturdy guitar work. All in all, it sounds in line with her other work while ditching some of the old hooks.

The album, titled I Never Learn, is slated to come out May 5 via LL/Atlantic Records. So far we’ve also heard “Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone” and “No Rest For The Wicked

Caribou Owen Pallett

Daphni (Caribou) and Owen Pallett Team Up On Two New Songs

Electronic musician Daphni (Dan Snaith of Caribou) and Canadian renaissance man Owen Pallett have collaborated on a split single, “Julia” b/w “Tiberius,” that’s up for streaming now via FACT. They’re exactly what you would imagine: dance-worthy tracks that progress somewhat slowly, intertwining Pallett’s violin beautifully and, at times, eerily. It’s exactly what we didn’t know we needed.

If you feel like lyric-less music just needs to be loud to be experienced properly, think again. Snaith tweeted some advice on how to listen the songs at their fullest. We vote follow his word.…

Young At Heart

REVIEW: Consider Me Dead – ‘Young At Heart’

Artist: Consider Me Dead
Album: Young At Heart
Genre: Electronic
Label: Standby Records

I’m not sure where I first heard of Consider Me Dead, but after listening to a few of their singles I became a fan of their music. They tied together post hardcore elements with electronic and pop beats, which was fun to listen to. They announced their debut album, Young At Heart, and fans were excited to see what they had in store for them.

Young At Heart opens with a short electronic intro, then quickly transitions to “The Eulogy Ballroom.” There is something clear about …

Avey Tare's Slasher Flick

ALBUM STREAM: Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – ‘Enter the Slasher House’

“Millions are waiting to be thrilled by the greatest horror the screen has ever known,” reads the opening text on the new video stream for Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks debut album, Enter the Slasher House. 

Animal Collective‘s founding member made his new side project, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, not too long ago to record some new material that was a little more horror-focused than the indie electro freak group is known for. Comprised of Avey Tare, Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian, and drummer Jeremy Hyman (Dan Deacon, Ponytail), the group has a solid sound to back up its well-respected …

SOHN

Stream SOHN’s Debut Album ‘Tremors’

Vienna-based electronic musician and producer SOHN has taken to iTunes to stream his debut album in its entirety one week before it drops.

The album, called Tremors, comes out April 7 on 4AD. On first listen, be ready to welcome some synth-fuzzed beats and simple keys. His vocals soar on his debut the way his previous singles would imply. Give it a listen in full over at iTunes.

Watch SOHN perform “Artifice” in a 4AD session below, too.…

Darkside St Vincent Remix

Hear Darkside’s Dark Industrial Remix of St. Vincent’s “Digital Witness”

Electronic musician, record label owner, student, and all around renaissance man Nicolas Jaar never seems to stop working. His Other People label recently shared a single from his Just Friends project, announced the upcoming solo EP from Dave Harrington, and have now shared a new Darkside remix of St. Vincent‘s “Digital Witness.”

Darkside, aka Jaar and Harrington, have set aside their sultry dark French jazz sound in favor of a more industrial stomp. Their remix drops Annie Clark’s vocals down so it sounds like The Knife, turn her bright horns into pulsing metalwork, and slip a shaking bassline into …

Son Lux

LIVE REVIEW: Son Lux @ Institute Of Contemporary Art (3/21/14)

Out of all the acts listed on Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art 2014 schedule, experimental electronic musician Son Lux was easily the most thrilling prospect. As a giant glass cube, the ICA is one of Boston’s more modern buildings, only rivaled by MIT’s Stata CenterSon Lux, the stage name for 34-year-old Ryan Lott, blended in with the museum’s hidden theater three floors up, exploring dark synths and hybrid chamber pop with a relaxed mentality that wrangled the overall sound into one bubble.

Consider Me Dead

LYRIC VIDEO: Consider Me Dead – “Up All Night”

Consider Me Dead will be releasing their debut full length album, Young At Heart, April 8 via Standby Records. They’ve released a handful of singles from the album, and their most recent is a song titled “Up All Night.” You can check out the lyric video for this new single by taking a look below.

This song is a little bit more on the pop side, which is a break from their usual post hardcore sound. The track is mostly acoustic but still has an electronic breakdown stitched into it near the end of it.…

skrillex

REVIEW: Skrillex – ‘Recess’

Artist: Skrillex
Album: Recess
Genre: Bass music
Label: Big Beat / OWSLA / Atlantic

After Skrillex’s popularity eclipsed the entirety of the electronic music scene, the star producer seemed to slip into the shadows. Yes, he released a Burial-esque EP along with the fact his explosive side project, Dog Blood, performed well within the dedicated electronic community, but neither achieved the crossover success Sonny Moore found with his main project. Regardless of popularity or sales, though, it was refreshing to hear Moore experiment with new styles as his shtick began to feel rather overdone throughout the majority of his third …

Tycho Awake

Stream Tycho’s Gorgeous New Album ‘Awake’ Now

Tycho is all you need to listen to if you want an uplifting score for your life. San Francisco’s Scott Hansen puts the pop in melodic post-rock and gives ambient music a face lift with his project Tycho. His new album, Awake, can now be streamed via NPR.

Awake is the follow-up to 2011′s Dive. If you’re a fan of Mogwai or the softer side of M83, give it a spin. Hansen knows how to craft music but for some reason is still underrated, or at least skimmed when it comes to popularity. Not only that, but he …

Duck Sauce Quack

Duck Sauce (A-Trak and Armand Van Helden) Announce Debut Album ‘Quack’

Remember that Barbara Streisand song? The one that got played in every commercial and people would always sing along to? That single was the magic of DJ duo Duck Sauce, aka A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, two fellows who never actually put out an album.

Now the two are ready to share their debut LP, a record we hope will be as chock full of hits as the ones they’ve already made. The album, called Quack, comes out April 15 through Fool’s Gold. Included on the album are the singles “aNYway,” “Barbra Streisand,” and “It’s You.”

Watch a trailer …

SBTRKT

Hear SBTRKT’s New Single “Hold The Line”

UK electronic musician and producer SBTRKT is prepping to release a new 12″ of instrumental tracks this year, and Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6 Music got to premiere one of them over the weekend. The song, called “Hold The Line,” is a rather peaceful track that’s more for listening to than dancing — although, with all of SBTRKT’s work, that’s still possible.

“Hold The Line” is one of the several songs that will be on his upcoming EP, Transitions. He will also be releasing a new full-length later this year. When he sent the track over to the station, he …