Friday, November 08, 2013

Watch: Tom Demac & Will Samson Unveil New Video For "It Grows Again (Radio Edit)"

London-based Electronic music producer & musician Tom Demac, and vocalist/producer Will Samson, have unveiled the video for "It Grows Again".

The song is part of our current playlist and is the title track from the pair's recent collaborative EP, which came out this last Monday (November 4) on Aus Music.

Having both experienced the recent and sudden loss of close family members just a few short months apart from each other, it was clear that there were both in need of a cathartic outlet. "It Grows Again" and "Chasing Shadows" reflect these experiences with a striking blend of wistful vocals and ambient guitar swells from Will Samson and Tom's distinctive grumbling and weighty bass lines. The final track on the EP is Tom's formula remix which seeks a more 4 to the floor approach, led by punchy beats and groove rather than intricate vocals.

Check out the video below.


Marsheaux To Release "Odyssey" Best of Collection Next Year

Greek synth pop female duo Marsheaux, aka Marianthi Melitsi and Sophie Sarigiannidou, will release a 19-track 'best of' collection titled 'Odyssey' via Les Disques Du Crépuscule label in January 2014.

As well as highlights from all four studio albums released on Undo Records, like "E-Bay Queen", "Peek-A-Boo", "Lumineux Noir" and this year's "Inhale", Odyssey also includes hard to find single "Ghost", advertising jingle Cosmogirl, and Full Attack - a brand new song recorded especially for this project. 

All tracks are produced by Fotonovela, and written by Marsheaux except their hit cover of Popcorn, the kitsch electronic classic by Gershon Kingsley. Available on CD only. Deluxe six panel digipack with booklet.

Recently, the duo released the video for "Inhale", the title track from their latest album.

The tracklisting for 'Odyssey' is as follows:

01. m.a.r.s.h.e.a.u.x.
02. Flash Lights
03. Computer Love
04. Dream of a Disco
05. Home
06. Wait No More
07. Summer
08. Destroy Me
09. Faith
10. Sorrow
11. Ghost
12. Do You Feel?
13. Over and Over
14. Inhale
15. Alone
16. Can You Stop Me?
17. Full Attack
18. Cosmogirl
19. Popcorn


Watch: Guards Share Music Video For "Coming True"

New York-based fuzz-pop band Guards have shared the video for "Coming True".

The song was revealed in November 2012, and is a classic tune here on Kool Rock Radio. It is taken from the band's debut album 'In Guards We Trust', which was released back in February via Black Bell. 

If you haven't already, you can get your copy of the album here. Check out the video below.

Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde Launches New Duo Snowbird, Announces Debut Album

Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde has launched a new project called Snowbird with singer-songwriter Stephanie Dosen.

The pair will release their forthcoming debut album titled 'Moon' in January on Raymonde's label Bella Union, with cover art by famed designer Vaughan Oliver, who has worked extensively with 4AD and Cocteau Twins. The record features guest appearances from Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway, Midlake's Eric Pulido and McKenzie Smith, alongside Lanterns on the Lake's Paul Gregory, and Jonathan Wilson.

In a press release, Raymonde said of the album contributors: "Having [the collaborators] add their magic to the record was a thrill, but really, I think this is very much Stephanie's record. She's a really special singer and I feel the simplicity of my music was the perfect backdrop for her stories and her incredible vocal arrangements." 

"Stephanie was the first singer I had worked with since Elizabeth [Fraser of Cocteau Twins] that I had a real musical empathy with. She could do anything. No one had ever sung with Midlake on record before Stephanie, while Massive Attack asked her to be their lead singer on tour—ironic really given that Elizabeth had too! She also sang with Chemical Brothers. But we'd never written music together at home." He added.

About the band he said: "It would be a little odd if it didn't remind people of Cocteau Twins."

On the album: "I wrote every piece of music at night, in semi-darkness so that the space didn't feel like my living room. The moon was very important for the light it reflected."

Raymonde has also unveiled "Porcelain" the lead cut from the album, which is light as a feather... Have a listen below.

Watch: Joe Goddard Drops New Video For "Taking Over"

Hot Chip's frontman Joe Goddard have dropped a new video for "Taking Over".

The song is part of our current playlist and is the title track from the DJ/producer latest solo EP, which was released in June through his own label Greco-Roman. You can get your copy from iTunes.

About the title Joe said "is a reference to that moment when the music at a club starts to really hit you, when it forces you to focus on it and the night ahead."

The video was directed by Mark James. Take a look below.

Watch: Chevalier Avant Garde Share New Video For "Killing Fields"

Montreal's euro-sleaze twosome Chevalier Avant Garde have shared a scratched, ripped-from-VHS music video for "Killing Fields". 

The song is taken from the band's latest 'Resurrection Machine', which was released on September 10th via Fixture Records. You can grab your copy here.

VHS-hacking music video director Rob Feulner (who also directed the clip for "Rose Rider") said: "The original footage is a snippet from The Terminator. It’s a really gorgeous scene: this passionate embrace, which gets interrupted by a robot. It worked so well with the atmosphere and lyrics: two damned souls, love won't save them; but desire and co-dependence are a good distraction."

"This video mostly consisted of three or four back-and-forth dubs of increasingly damaged VHS footage of that scene. When I finally reached the level of noise that I wanted, I juxtaposed it with a much cleaner DVD-to-VHS dub. The ending of the video, which is the clean version, with my finger lightly rubbing against the VHS head, is much more visually coherent than the rest. I tried to convey that, while things in the past were still kind of bad and noisy, it could always be so much worse." He added.

Take a look below.