Posts Tagged ‘electronic’

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Zammuto (of The Books) Announce New Album, Stream “Hegemony”

Not a week goes by where I don’t get sad knowing The Books are no longer around. But then, almost immediately following that thought, I remember we have Zammuto and thank the musical stars above. Started by Nick Zammuto of The Books shortly after the band called it quits in 2012, Zammuto stays in line with The Books’ found sound electronic style but replaces the cello with plenty of luxurious harmonies and shaky guitar lines. On September 2, Zammuto will be releasing his sophomore solo album, Anchor, via Temporary Residence.

Our first taste of the album comes in the …

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Hudson Mohawke Chimes In On New Single

Due to receiving stamps of approval ranging from hoards of trap music fans all the way up to our lord and savior Kanye West, expectations are always high for Hudson Mohawke’s newest releases, whether they be for collaborations with Lunice under the now defunct TNGHT banner, or in the case of a brand new cut entitled “Chimes,” his solo work. Fortunately for the bass pounding producer, most listeners will surely be pleased with his latest effort. Featuring bare-bones percussion and bass kicks sounding more akin to Death Grips than Mohawke, floaty synths swirl about before sinking into a slow-burning beatdown …

SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land

SBTRKT Announces New Album, Shares Single feat. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

UPDATE: Stream “New Dorp, New York” feat. Ezra Koenig below.

Earlier this year, UK producer SBTRKT dropped a surprise EP out of nowhere. Today, he has announced the release of Wonder Where We Land, his highly-anticipated follow-up to his 2011 self-titled debut. Oh 2014, how sweet you are. The album artwork is above and a creepy trailer for the album can be seen after the jump.

SBTRKT will premiere the album’s first single on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 program later this afternoon. The best part? It features Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig. Stay tuned for a stream of …

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Flying Lotus Announces New Album ‘You’re Dead!’ and Tour

California electronic musician and producer Flying Lotus is undeniably talented. He creates sweeping trip-hop-infused electronic beats and funk-laced rhythms that speak from the soul, although maybe that’s because he’s related to John Coltrane. Earlier this year he shared previously unheard material and a music video for “Phantasm,” but now we finally get word of new material. On October 7, Flying Lotus will drop a new album titled You’re Dead! via Warp. Heads up: it’s going to be incredible.

The follow-up album to 2012′s excellent Until the Quiet Comes has been teased for some time now. In November …

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Röyksopp & Robyn Share “Do It Again” Video

Swedish pop queen Robyn and Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp teamed up earlier this year to release a collaborative mini-album titled Do It Again (out now on Dog Triumph, via Wall Of Sound/Cooking Vinyl). Back in April, they put out a lyric video for the album’s title track, but now the single has gotten a proper music video — and it was worth the wait.

Directed by Martin de Thurah, the “Do It Again” black and white video is a beautifully shot clip that takes place in Mexico and tells a huge story about oppression and rebuttal with the youth and …

Little Daylight

Little Daylight Announce US Tour Dates

Brooklyn alt-electronic trio Little Daylight have slowly been winning us over with each single they’ve dropped, and now it seems we can finally give them a listen in person. The band are hitting the road this August for several US tour dates with Clean Bandit and Young Rising Sons.

Their debut album, Hello Memorycame out this week and we’ve been spinning “My Life” ever since it dropped last month. It seems like they’re able to craft bright synthpop without ditching individuality — something that’s hard to do with all the bands testing similar waters. Along with …

ODESZA In Return

ODESZA Announce New Album ‘In Return,’ Stream “Memories That You Call”

Seattle producer duo ODESZA have been rising in popularity with quiet confidence and noticeable talent for a short time now. Their sold out shows and buzzing festival crowds gather around to hear the band that Pretty Lights, Bonobo, and Emancipator have brought with them on tour out of a love for their music. Today, at long last, the two have announced they’ll be releasing a new album in the fall.

The album, titled In Return, drops September 9 via Counter Records with the promise of being more mature, coherent, and absolutely stunning. Finally As usual, there will be pop hooks …

Bat For Lashes

Listen to Bat For Lashes’ New Song “Skin Songs”

What do pathologists, neurologists, stem cell researchers, and hospital surgeons have in common? They’re all recording an album, of course.

Okay, okay, so it’s not just medical nerds gathering around to see how sine waves match up with sound, but rather some seriously smart medical experts teaming up with UL musicians to create a collection of songs inspired by the body’s organs. Ghostpoet, Goldie, and Bat For Lashes are the first three artists to step up to the plate. When working with the medical experts, these musicians have learned “why a chosen organ works and fails” and how to create …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Sem Thomasson – “Heart Attack” (Feat. Elisabeth Stone)

Artist: Sem Thomasson Feat. Elisabeth Stone
Track: “Heart Attack”
Label: Mutants Records

After having the chance to review electronic cornerstone John Dahlback’s massive collaboration with Benny Benassi earlier this year, it’s now time to switch gears and focus in on Sem Thomasson, one of the rising stars from Dahlback’s label, Mutants Records. Hailing from Hasselt, Belgium, the young producer has already found his own within the electro house genre between original material and remixes for household names ranging from Steve Aoki to Jennifer Lopez, thus making it more of “when” he will become a festival headliner staple rather than “if.”…

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Listen to Little Daylight’s New Single “My Life”

Electro-pop isn’t a new sound, but it’s certainly hard to make your own new style within it. We’ve got our eyes on Little Daylight, the Brooklyn pop trio who are slowly rolling out hits and remixes that can easily be pinned to the band’s name. We interviewed them back in June of last year, and now they’re gearing up for a full-length release in two weeks, a short tour, and the release of their newest single, “My Life.”

“My Life” has synths that hit like CHVRCHES’ and its sticky percussion grabs a hold of its sharp hook for what …

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Broken Bells Announce 2014 North American Tour with Phantogram, Hamilton Leuthauser, and Austra

Earlier this year, Broken Bells announced a list of 2014tour dates to support their sophomore LP, After The Disco. The duo, starring The Shins’ James Mercer and super producer Danger Mouse, has gone ahead and added a new leg of North American tour dates now that keep them on the road through the fall. Expect stops at festivals like Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the Life Is Beautiful festival.

If you haven’t gotten the chance to see their relatively meditative live set, now is a good time. Broken Bells are bringing some top notch openers with them on tour …

The Juan MacLean In A Dream

The Juan MacLean (feat. LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang) Announce New Album, Share “A Place Called Space”

It’s the middle of the week and that’s a good enough reason to dance. Considering The Juan MacLean (the duo of John MacLean and former LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang) just shared a new single, you now have the music for your celebration, too.

For the first time since the band’s 2011 odds and ends collection Everybody Get Close, The Juan MacLean will be releasing a new LP. The record, called In a Dream, comes out September 16 via DFA. A press release describes it as being Whang’s “triumph” and “the Nancy Show,” so it’s reasonable to expect the same …