Posts Tagged ‘song’

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:…


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

Little Dragon Paris

Stream Little Dragon’s New Single, “Paris”

In a little over a month, Little Dragon will be putting out Nabuma Rubberband, their first album in three years. The follow-up to 2011′s nearly perfect Ritual Union is shaping up to be quite a release, as heard by lead single “Klapp Klapp” and now “Paris.”

BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe put up a radio play of the song for fans to stream, and it gives us a peek at the groovy, electro-soul “Paris.” Frontwoman Yukimi Nagano will no doubt rock the song live with some great moves that it inevitably inspires. We’ll have to …


Hear Unreleased Chance the Rapper Song “The Writer”

Chance the Rapper has been on a roll this past month. He shared the “special” new song “Home Studio (Back in This Bitch),” began collaborating with Skrillex, and now he’s shared an unheard, older song that keeps his name in check.

The song, titled “The Writer,” is from 2012 and was done in collaboration with the production collective THEMpeople. To put it in context, that means this is from the same era as his 10 Day mixtape days. It’s a beautiful piano beat by Apollo Brown that makes his rap about his struggle to the top all …

tune-yards Wait For A Minute

tUnE-yArDs Shares New Single “Wait for a Minute”

Freak folk group tUnE-yArDs announced last month that a new album would be coming out May 6 via 4AD. The album, called Nikki Nackwill be a brighter, more accessible sound than the previous two albums. With the new single shared today, “Wait for a Minute,” we get a better understanding of how.

Unlike the previously shared “Water Fountain,” the new single is more mellow and bass heavy. Any sporadic street drumming and clanking you may have come to know well is pushed aside for some humming synth and extra bass. Merrill Garbus is slowing her voice …


Watch Ace Enders Sing a New Song

Some musicians bare so much of themselves that you feel the need to defend them whenever someone takes a swing. Revealing your innermost thoughts isn’t easy, nevertheless to massive crowds. After doing a little more work with I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business and The Early November, Ace Enders  is back and playing a new acoustic song online. Thankfully it’s so beautiful that you won’t need to defend him.

“One More Song” teeters about as Enders stands on his toes, singing with the passion and emotion we’ve come to known. Even though the song is acoustic, it still …

Andrew Jackson Jihad Christmas Island

Stream Andrew Jackson Jihad’s New Single “Kokopelli Face Tattoo”

Folk punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad are returning this year, but it looks like they’re verging away from their folk beginnings and dipping more towards amplified rock. The band have signed to SideOneDummy Records and are putting out a new LP on May 6 called Christmas Island. We’ve already heard “Children of God” off the new record and now we get another single, “Kokopelli Face Tattoo.”

While “Kokopelli Face Tattoo” is way less boppin’ front porch folk than the band’s earlier material, they’re still the same band in text with lines like “I’m a toilet in a …

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Only Run

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Announce New Album, Stream Single

With their undecipherable slurred singing and early 2000s blog hype, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have fallen out of mainstream media attention, but now they’re ready to step back up to the plate. With a new album, titled Only Run, coming out on June 2 via Xtra Mile Recordings, they’re ready to resurface.

The band have shared “Coming Down,” a single off the album that features Matt Berninger from The National. It’s got the Berninger’s moodiness but the larger sound of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah getting ready to go big. Only Run is the band’s fourth record, following 2011′s …

The Antlers Familiars

The Antlers Announce New Album ‘Familiars’, Share “Palace” Music Video

The Antlers are back. It feels like it’s been ages since we last heard from the Brooklyn indie rock band–2012′s [together] and Undersea EPs and 2011′s Burst Apart LP are already wearing from continual spins–but a new album is finally ready to drop. On June 17, The Antlers’ fourth album, Familiars, will be out via Anti- (or June 16 via Transgressive in the UK).

The “Palace” music video is the first to come from the new album. Directed by Hana Tajima, it features a series of close-up shots of apartment walls, gushing water, and interior decorations. The shots feel pretty …

Woodkid Happy Pharrell

Hear Woodkid’s Sad Remix of Pharrell’s “Happy”

Leave it to the always brilliant Woodkid to turn Pharrell‘s “Happy” into a sad, sad song.

Woodkid, a Polish-born, French-raised musician known for his beautiful orchestral pop, took Grammy and Oscar nominated “Happy” and slowed it down into something similar to an Adele tear-jerker. Now filled with strings and solo piano, the song takes on new chords that work together to move your heart instead of your feet.

Considering Woodkid has also directed music videos for Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey, and Rihanna, it may be best that this remix doesn’t have accompanying footage. That could just make us …

Danny Brown

Danny Brown Re-releasing ‘Hot Soup’ With Seven Bonus Songs, Stream “Contra” Now

Back in 2008,  Detroit rapper Danny Brown put out a mixtape called Hot Soup, one of several that helped him gain a cult following. Now that project will be re-released as a special double LP and 7″.

The re-release comes out April 15 and turns the 20-song Hot Soup mixtape into a two-disc LP with seven bonus tracks. If you want all seven, though, you’ll have to buy the vinyl edition — two of those will only be released on wax.

Straight off of that re-release is “Contra,” our first taste of the reworked material. Check out the song and …


Stream Wye Oak’s New Single “Glory”

Baltimore indie rock duo Wye Oak are coming back into the spotlight in 2014 with a new album Shriekdue out April 29 via Merge Records. We already got the chance to listen to “The Tower” and now we get to hear “Glory” in all its streaming, uh, glory.

“Glory” speeds things up compared to the relatively emotional “The Tower,” with spaceship synths and a rather funk-influenced bass line sounding like leftover measures from Sufjan Steven’s electronic Age of Adz. Their decision to make Shriek “guitar-free” is already proving to be a smart one; the recluse structure …