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Operators Debut EP Released

By Will Oliver, August 8th 2014 — with 1 comment

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Operators is the new dance-rock project of Dan Boeckner, who you know from either Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, or Handsome Furs. The band also includes Devojka and fellow Divine Fits member Sam Brown. I saw them play their debut NYC show at Baby’s All Right during Northside last June, and their set blew me away.

Earlier in the week they released their debut release, an EP simply titled EP1. It’s described as “an upbeat, aggressively melodic collection of synth driven pop songs.” Let me tell you, that’s right on the money. The EP is out now, available for download from their online store. You don’t want to sleep on this one, trust me.

The EP features a stunning 5-song collection of songs, including the previously release single “True.” They’re currently on tour with Future Islands. Find the full list of tour dates posted below.
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[new]: Oscar – Sometimes

By Will Oliver, April 13th 2014

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It was just a few weeks ago that London bedroom-pop master Oscar Scheller shared his new track “Open Up” with us. He also hinted that it would be on his forthcoming debut EP.

Well he’s since announced that the EP is titled 146b and will be released on May 4 via Smalltown Supersound’s brand new imprint label Brown Rice. He’s also let go of another EP cut, the energetic “Sometimes.”

Almost an ode to the Parklife days of Blur, “Sometimes” lets it all fly. A sunny fuzzy guitar riff guides the way for his laid back vocals, which receive some light back-up from Florence Van Camerijk of Parlour. It just grooves and grooves, a perfect call to arms for the upcoming summer months. This is just damn fun.

Oscar has done it yet again. Stream “Sometimes” below. I’ve also included a statement from Oscar about the EP. Catch that after the stream.

I’m really excited to announce the release of my first EP. It’s called ‘146b’ because that’s the name I’ve given the studio in my bedroom. Since we last spoke, I have finished my art degree, had a job at my local launderette, been on the dole and have read lots of books (most by Douglas Coupland). I’ve been in and out of studios, attempted high-fidelity, but it all came back to the demo sound which no one could beat or master. For me, recording is an incredibly intimate and cathartic process. It’s the sonic equivalent of meditation or sculpting. A lot of the time the music unfolds in an organic and often spontaneous manner and the writing occurs simultaneous with the recording. I did have a go at making a ‘posh studio’ record but it felt inherently disingenuous and inappropriate and frankly none of my demo sounds had been beaten. I don’t mind being a bedroom producer if it means the music can stay strong and unflinching, uncompromising. A bit like me. I hope we both get to know each other better and really hope you enjoy it.

Duck Sauce Release New EP: ‘Duck Droppings’

By Will Oliver, January 21st 2014

Duck Sauce - Duck Droppings

Duck Sauce, the electronic tag-team duo of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden have returned with a brand new EP titled Duck Droppings.

They released the EP yesterday via Fool’s Gold, and it’s completely free to download. You just gotta head to soundcloud and download each track individually (don’t be lazy).

It features four brand new tracks.

I have the whole EP streaming below if you want to test it out before you give it the old download.
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We Are Scientists Announce New EP: Business Casual

By Will Oliver, September 12th 2013 — with 1 comment

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We Are Scientists released a few singles over the summer, and they’ve just announced that they will also release a brand new EP this fall (no idea if the songs will be on the EP). It’s called Business Casual, and it’s coming out October 15.

They announced the EP with this following trailer, which ends with what sounds like one pretty incredible song. Can’t wait until October. Find the trailer below.

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Yesterday the Pixies came out of no where with the news that they released a new EP. It’s called EP-1 and will be the first in a series of little releases that the band will release over the next 15 months. You can buy the EP right here (digitally or on a limited 10″ vinyl – 5,000 copies made).

They shared a song off the EP, the lush and wondrous “Indie Cindy.” Not going to lie, I didn’t expect it to sound this good. I’m not Pixies expert by any means, so don’t shoot me through my screen, but you can’t really tell that Kim is missing, because “Indie Cindy” sounds very much like the Pixies of old to me.

Take a listen for yourself below.

[Artist To Watch]: Rainy Milo

By Will Oliver, October 3rd 2012

Rainy Milo is the next female British artist that you should keep a patient eye one. Hailing from South East London, and containing a wealth of talent; she’s certainly one to watch.

She has been working with music since she was 14-years-old, taking influences from jazz, as well as hip-hop beats. This unique combination gives her a fresh sound that is a healthy mix of Jessie Ware, Lily Allen, and (a hint of) Amy Winehouse. Not only do her influences set her apart from her contemporaries, but this girl actually declined the offers of interested record labels, deciding it wasn’t the right time yet. Pretty astonishing, right?

From the smooth, soothing, “‘Bout You” to the tear inducing “Come Up And See Me” (Cockney Rebel Cover), her debut EP Limey is not one to miss. This girl is way ahead of the game, and will soon be on top. No doubt in my mind.

The EP is available as a free download here. I’ve also embedded a stream which you can check out below.

Fans of Willis Earl Beal who have seen him live definitely can tell that his live material sounds a lot different than his recorded one. The songs speak for themselves, however, the recordings weren’t the highest quality. Well, fans will be excited to know Beal has re-recorded some tracks from Acousmatic Sorcery, as a 5-song EP titled Principles Of A Protagonist. He just released it for free via BitTorrent.

The EP is also the soundtrack to a short film of the same name.

Last week The Vaccines released a new EP titled Please, Please Do Not Disturb as a free download on their site. The EP features 4 covers that the band recorded in various hotel rooms while on tour throughout Eastern Europe.

On the EP they cover: “The Beast In Me” by Nick Lowe, “Mannequin” by Wire, “That Summer Feeling” by Jonathan Richman and “The Winner Takes It All” by ABBA. I had been meaning to finally share this, so this post is for you if you happened to miss this. If not, continue on then.




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