Posts Tagged ‘new’

Wye Oak Shriek

ALBUM STREAM: Wye Oak – ‘Shriek’

We’ve been anxiously awaiting Wye Oak‘s new album, Shriekfor what feels like forever. But alas, finally, finally, it’s (almost) here. NPR has the album up for streaming in full a week before it comes out April 29 via Merge/City Slang, so go ahead and give it a listen.

Shriek is the Baltimore duo’s follow up to 2011′s Civilian. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack’s new album was co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes at Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room and is, ambitiously, guitar-less. If none of that wins you over, go see them play the material live (where $2 of …

Andrew Jackson Jihad Christmas Island

Stream a New Andrew Jackson Jihad Song, “Linda Ronstadt”

Andrew Jackson Jihad are putting out a new album, Christmas Island, on May 6 via SideOneDummy. Today they’ve shared their third single off that, the more somber march “Linda Ronstadt,” for streaming.

Give a listen to “Children of God” and “Kokopelli Face Tattoo” to get a better taste of what the new record will sound like. If you dig it, be sure to catch them on tour this summer with Cheap Girls, Hard Girls, and Dogbreth.

Check out the song and tour dates below:…

Kobal

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel in the Works

It’s been two decades since the 1993 hit Mrs. Doubtfire first hit screens, and now, seemingly out of nowhere, it’s going to get a sequel.

Director Chris Columbus and Robin Williams will return and Elf writer David Berenbaum will be penning the script. The original film saw Williams, a struggling actor and newly divorced father, take on the persona of a Scottish nanny named Euphegenia Doubtfire in order to be closer to his children. It’s pretty hard to forget the burning fat suit and tire-squashed face mask that helped the film pull in $219 million domestically, $222 million internationally, a …

Sky Ferreira

Watch Sky Ferreira Get Tough in “I Blame Myself” Music Video

Sky Ferreira has released the music video for Night Time, My Time song “I Blame Myself” and it’s got all the ’90s street cred, fresh-out-of-prison stuff you could want. Styled by Ian Bradley and produced by SSENSE and System Magazine, the music video is the first of a series intended to connect fashion film and music videos.

Supposedly the video is based on real events (“It’s obviously based off of real events,” Ferreira said. “People always ask me questions about certain things, and it’s kind of like my response. I think actions speak louder than words.”), which certainly seems to …

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

Sling Shot to Heaven

ALBUM STREAM: Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s – ‘Sling Shot To Heaven’

Indiana sweethearts Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s will drop their fifth full-length, Sling Shot To Heaven, next week on April 22. In anticipation, the album is up in its entirety for streaming purposes on Soundcloud. Check it out after the jump.

Sling Shot To Heaven was recorded on two-inch tape and self-produced in the band’s own studio. When discussing the album, frontman Richard Edwards said the record is a little bit of his current life, ideal life, and fictional life, altogether “invented from fragments of people I’ve known.” He added, “Making it was a joyful and maddening experience. …

Nas

Stream Nas’ 20th Anniversary ‘Illmatic XX’

Today, Nas is releasing the deluxe reissue of his landmark debut, Illmatic, as a 20th anniversary edition titled Illmatic XX. To celebrate its release, highlights from the LP can be streamed below.

The reissue has remastered versions of all the original tracks as well as a second disc of rare remixes, unreleased demos, and freestyles. Some of those bonus tracks are ones we’ve already been spinning, like “I’m a Villain.”

Order the album here to hear it in its entirety, or check out some select tracks below.…

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.…

The Black Keys Turn Blue

The Black Keys Share New Single “Turn Blue”

Those two dudes who seem to have their hand in everything are back to release material as The Black Keys again. After several years’ worth of producing and promoting, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney announced their new album, Turn Blue, would be released on May 13, closing the longest gap between albums they’ve ever had in the span of their career. Today, the band has shared the title track.

“Turn Blue” is the second single released off the album and sounds more produced and in line with Portugal. the Man than their earlier rock, but it’s still got the …

Thee Oh Sees Drop

Stream Thee Oh Sees’ New Album ‘Drop’ In Full

After a 16-year run, San Francisco garage rock staples Thee Oh Sees announced, pretty much out of nowhere, that they would be going on a hiatus.

At this point, it’s pretty clear frontman John Dwyer‘s words about not playing a show for a “long while” were loose. He announced his own new band, Damaged Bug, shared some tunes, and now, a few months later, Thee Oh Sees are back with another new album.

The record, titled Dropfollows up their 2013 release Floating Coffin. It comes out on April 19 (aka Record Store Day) via Dwyer’s …

the war on drugs 2013

The War on Drugs Announce UK Tour Dates

Philly indie rock band The War on Drugs are riding on the success of Lost In The Dream and plan on hitting up the UK this November for a short tour.

The War on Drugs will already play London and Manchester next month, but they’ve added additional dates in those cities as well as Bristol, Glasgow, and Liverpool for November. If you’re on the fence about buying tickets, check out their music video for “Red Eyes” — that should help.

View the short list of tour dates below:…

Danny Brown

MUSIC VIDEO: Danny Brown – “25 Bucks” (Feat. Purity Ring)

One of hip-hop’s most eclectic and exciting talents, otherwise known as Danny Brown, has released a brand new music video for “25 Bucks,” his somber collaboration with Purity Ring hailing from last year’s Old. The video is a rather chilling affair as it finds Brown and Purity Ring’s Megan James wandering through a home based on the song’s troubling lyrics frozen in time.

Click here to check out the visuals and be sure to let us know your thoughts on them in the comments section below.…