Monthly Archives: February 2011

TV on the Radio: Nine Types of Light

 Brooklyn indie-rock legends TV on the Radio have been extremely busy over the last three years, what with a bunch of collaborations as well as solo projects from Kyp Malone (Rain Machine) and Dave Sitek (Maximum Balloon).

Now, the team is back together and gearing up to release the much anticipated follow-up to their outstanding LP of 2008, Dear Science. This Autumn (Spring in the northern hemisphere) they deliver to us, Nine Types of Light.

‘Will Do’ is the first single from the LP:   

Which has been closely followed by ‘Caffeinated Consciousness’ which you can stream and download for FREE right here.

Nine Types of Light will be out on the April 12 via Interscope.
If you want to get in early, you can pre-order a special edition of Nine Types of Light right now directly from TVOTR.

The pre-sale package includes:
Nine Types of Light on deluxe CD and Vinyl
Nine Types of Light full-length movie
As well as an exclusive limited-edition T-shirt designed by Alex Holden.

TVOTR have also announced a few shows in North America and Europe in the coming months, check out all the dates here. Hit up the official Nine Types of Light websiteand sign up to the mailing list to stay up-to-date on all the latest news as it is released.

We leave you with the music video for the first single from 2008’s Dear Science, ‘Golden Age’:

Architecture In Helsinki: Moment Bends [Album Stream]

Melbourne act Architecture in Helsinki return with their flavour of indie-pop with LP four titled Moment Bends.

Check it out here in it all its twee goodness:

 Mobile users, click here to listen.

We also have the music video for the track ‘That Beep’ which was played excessively in 2008. WARNING: the melody will slowly torment you as you play it over, and over again in your mind. Enjoy!

AIH will be doing an extensive tour over the coming months throughout parts of Australia, Europe and US.

Be sure to catch them at Golden Plains Festival in March as well as the Groovin The Moo festivals in May.

Head over to their website for all album and touring info.

Moment Bends will be out on April 8 via Modular.

tUnE-yArDs: w h o k i l l

In 2009, eccentric/innovative songstress and ukulele wielding Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs gained a lot of attention from the release of her debut album, BiRd-BrAiNs. Just over a year later, she is to release her follow-up album titled, w h o k i l l.

Wrap your visual senses around the below live performance of her track ‘Real Live Flesh’ taken from 2009’s BiRd-BrAiNs, for 4AD Sessions:

As well as the official music video for the track ‘Bizness’ from w h o k i l l:   

tUnE-yArDs’ forthcoming LP, w h o k i l l will be out on the April 18 via 4AD.

She is embarking on an epic tour of the USA, kicking off in April. All dates and ticketing info can be found here.

We leave you with a track by newly formed duo Thao & Mirah titled ‘Eleven, which features tUnE-yArDs on vocals:   Mobile users, click here to listen.

You can stream their self-titled debut album now over at 3oovr12 and can be purchased via Kill Rock Stars.

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Prefuse 73: The Only She Chapters [Album Stream]

Veteran avant-hip hop producer Guillermo Scott Herren a.k.a. Prefuse 73 will soon release his eighth studio LP, The Only She Chapters. The album follows on from 2009’s Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian. Album details are being kept under wraps but it is rumored to feature only female contributors – which makes sense given the album’s title.

Check out the first single to come from the new LP, ‘The Only Hand To Hold’ which features Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond:   

And then head over to 3voor12 to stream the The Only She Chapters in full!

The Only She Chapters is out April 25 via Warp Records and you can pre-order your copy now over at Bleep.

Also, just recently Herren collaborated with Yeasyer‘s drummer Jaytram on a reinterpretation of a selection of Epstein‘s back-catalogue, which you can check out HERE.

JAMAICA: No Problem

French electro, retro-esque bros JAMAICA (formerly Poney Poney) released their debut album No Problem, digitally this week.

Watch them play in front of some homo bikers in the music video for ‘Short and Entertaining’:

You may remember the hit track from last year, ‘I Think I Like U 2’:

The guys are currently on an extensive European tour before heading off to the US. Check out all the dates and ticketing info here.

No Problem can be downloaded now over at iTunes and is due out physically on April 12 via Cooperative Music and Downtown Music.

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About Group: Start & Complete [New Music]

Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip has a folky alter-ego project called About Group, who are returning this April with their second full-length album, Start and Complete.

Taylor has been busy writing the songs over the last few years, but the album was recorded in just one day at Abbey Road Studios, followed by a brief three day mixing session.

First single from the album is ‘Don’t Worry’:

As well as the music video for the latest single released this week, ‘You’re No Good’:   

Start & Complete will be available as of April 18 via Domino Records. Head on over to pre-order your copy now.

Planningtorock: W

Back in 2006, Berlin-based songstress/producer Janine Rostron released her debut album Have It All under the moniker Planningtorock. In 2010 she collaborated with The Knife and Mt. Sims on the Tomorrow, In a Year opera which was based on the Charles Darwin novel, On the Origin of Species.

This year, Planningtorock will be casting out her sophmore LP, simply titled W.

First single off the album is ‘Doorway’:   

Following on just this week with new track ‘Living It Out’:   Mobile users, click here to listen.

And now, the disturbing video for new track, ‘The Breaks’: 

W by Planningtorock will be out on May 16 via DFA and Rostron Records.

To leave you with, here are a few tracks from Planningtorock’s 2006 debut, Have It All:
Mobile users, click here to listen.

Music + Video =

New videos from Yeasayer, PJ Harvey, Modest Mouse and The Flaming Lips for their track ‘Two Blobs Fucking’ (yes, it is weird – standard). Enjoy.

Boduf Songs – Absolutely Null And Utterly Void:

Sanso-Xtro – Hello Night Crow:

Panache – Filles et Garçons: un dilemme:

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake:

Modest Mouse – Fly Trapped In A Jar:

Yeasayer – I Remember:

Young Galaxy – We Have Everything:

Mi Ami – Hard Up:

Steed Lord – 123 If You Want Me:

The Flaming Lips – Two Blobs Fucking – 012:

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Dominant Legs: Clawing out at the Walls [Single + Remixes]

Last year, Californian indie-pop crew Dominant Legs released their debut EP, Young at Love and Life, featuring the below track ‘Clawing out at the Walls’:   

Just this week, producer Altair Nouveau (DFA) has added his own creative juices to the track with a slightly disco’d remix:  

We also have a remix by Venezuelan producer Algodon Egipcio:   

Young at Love and Life is available now over at Lefse Records.

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Baths: The Nothing/Nightly, Daily

Busy Californian producer Wes Weisenfeld (aka Baths and Geotic) is soon to drop yet another EP, The Nothing/Nightly, Daily.

Here’s the co-title track ‘The Nothing’:   Mobile users, click here to listen.

The Nothing/Nightly, Daily is out March 1 via Anticon.

For more info on Wes, check out a previous post here. You can also download Mend, the latest EP released under the Geotic moniker.

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Rainbow Arabia: Boys and Diamonds

Rising LA production duo Nguzunguzu have released a remix of ‘Without You’ – the first single to come from Californian electro duo Rainbow Arabia and their forthcoming debut album, Boys and Diamonds.

Listen to the dark and bass-heavy remix:   

Now, the original:   

Boys And Diamonds will be unleashed on February 28 at Kompakt.FM.

Check out Rainbow Arabia’s website here.

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Radiohead: King of Limbs [Album Stream]

The eighth full-length studio album from Radiohead was revealed today, titled Kings of Limbs. The release comes only three years after the band’s award winning album In Rainbows.

Stream the album in its entirety below:

The first music video to come from this new treasure is titled ‘Lotus Flower’:

Radiohead will be releasing the album as the world’s first ‘Newspaper Album’ – where for an additional charge, customers receive:

• Two clear 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve
• A compact disc
• Large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together
• The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download

The newspaper album can be pre-ordered now and will be issued on May 9.

Head over to the official King Of Limbs website, where the album can be purchased.

Good Vibrations Festival 2011: MixTape

If you’re heading to Good Vibes today, this MixTape ought to get you in the mood.

Click here for full line-up details and set times.

If you’re not hitting up the festival and totally envious of your mates that are – chill, tix are still available and can be purchased from here.

Have fun and stay safe.

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Loch Lomond: Little Me Will Start A Storm

Portland folk rockers Loch Lomond will be unleashing their seventh studio album titled Little Me Will Start A Storm.

Take a listen to the first single, ‘Blue Lead Fences’:   Mobile users, click here to listen.

We also have the track, ‘Elephants & Little Girls’ for you to check out:   Mobile users, click here to listen.

Little Me Will Start A Storm is out February 22 via Tender Loving Empire where you can also find pre-ordering details.

Loch Lomond will be doing a one-off show in Edinburgh on February 20 before heading back to the USA for a few dates, starting on the 25th in Tacoma, WA. They’re also currently planning an extensive North American tour for this coming April. Keep your eyes on their website for all the latest info as it’s released.

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Music + Video =

The Streets serve up a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ style music vid, Metronomy have a new one, and Dutch hip-hop electro producer De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig supplies an animated multi-fetish clip.

The Streets – Computers and Blues [Interactive Video]:

Big Troubles – Georgia:

CockNBullKid – Hold On To Your Misery:

Happy Camper – Born With A Bothered Mind:

Metronomy – She Wants:

Small Black – Photojournalist:

Crystal Fighters – At Home: 

Toro Y Moi – New Beat: 

De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig – Elektrotechnique:

Merak – Delete Me:

Oh Astro – Candy Sun Smiles:

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