Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Bloc Party have unveiled the video for “Ratchet”, taken from their upcoming EP 'The Nextwave Sessions', due out August 13th via Frenchkiss Records
Talking about the track Kele says: "Ratchet was the first song we recorded with Dan. It really came together whilst we were on tour in 2012. We started slipping it into the sets at the start of this year just to try it out and the reactions were insane. We knew we had something special."
The video was directed by acclaimed animator Cyriak. Watch it below.
Ex-WU LYF's former frontman Ellery James Roberts has returned with Kerou, his new solo project and has unveiled a new track called "Kerou's Lament".
Roberts took to his Tumblr page to share his new song "Kerou's Lament", and the accompanying text reveals that it features samples of "I Am God" by Lil B and Clams Casino, and "Planetary Initiation" by Daniel Pinchbeck. It is the first new music to be unveiled by the singer since he announced his departure from the band last year.
Watch a visual for the song described by the musician as “concrete soul” below.
Los Angeles rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have shared the video for "Hate The Taste", the latest single from their latest full-length album 'Specter At The Feast' out now via Abstract Dragon.
The video was directed by Sean Schiavolin. Watch it below.
According to the press release "across its 5 tracks, the EP amalgamates the visceral energy of the bands live shows with bright studio sheen, and Kele's lyrics and vocals at their most uncompromisingly biting. From the slow-motion, trance-haunted balladry of ‘Obscene’ to the shimmering swells and skipping percussion of 'Montreal', to ‘French Exit’ that is fuelled by the bands trademark sharp angular riffs and combustible dynamics, and ending on a grand and impassioned note with the forward-looking 'Children Of The Future' - the ‘NEXTWAVE sessions' is essential, unmissable Bloc Party."
The band worked with renowned producer Dan Carey (whose credits include records with Bat For Lashes, Lianna La Havas and Hot Chip) on the two tracks that open the EP - 'Ratchet' and 'Obscene'.
The Nextwave Sessions Tracklist:
03. French Exit
05. Children Of The Future
“Ratchet” will serve as the EP’s lead track. Talking about the track Kele says: "Ratchet was the first song we recorded with Dan. It really came together whilst we were on tour in 2012. We started slipping it into the sets at the start of this year just to try it out and the reactions were insane. We knew we had something special."
The track will be accompanied by a must-see video directed by acclaimed animator Cyriak.Watch fan footage of the band performing the track live.
Psychedelic indie-pop duo MGMT have finally revealed details of their upcoming self-titled longplayer.
The follow-up to 2010's Congratulations will be released on September 17 via Columbia Records, featuring ten new tracks. We have already heard "Alien Days', which was premiered on this year's record store day.
According to the press release, the album MGMT finds Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser continuing to push themselves to expand the boundaries of modern pop music. Returning to Tarbox Road Studios to work with longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann (Co-producer and mixer of Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations , The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala), Andrew and Ben experimented with various in-studio writing processes, allowing the music to tell them where it wanted to go. The result is a diverse and powerful collection of 10 songs (including a cover of "Introspection" by 1960’s psych band Faine Jade) that directly mirrors the duo's encompassing surrealist view of the everyday.
The tracklist is as follows:
01. Alien Days
02. Cool Song No 2
03. Mystery Disease
05. Your Life Is a Lie
06. A Good Sadness
08. I Love You to Death
09. Plenty Of Girls in the Sea
10. An Orphan of Fortune
American producer Ernest Greene chillwave project Washed Out has unveiled a lyric video for "Don't Give Up", another cut of his upcoming sophomore album 'Paracosm', out on August 12 via Weird World in Europe and Sub Pop in North America.
It is the second taste of the album, we've previously heard the excellent first single "It All Feels Right".
Check out the lyric video, edited by Cody Ground, below.