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Natalie Prass – “My Baby Don’t Understand Me”

By Will Oliver, January 21st 2015

Natalie Prass

Nashville singer/songwriter Natalie Prass is gearing up for a big 2015, and chances are you may be more familiar with her than you realize. If you caught Jenny Lewis on her recent tour for The Voyager (we saw them at Terminal 5), you may recognize Prass as a member of her backing band.

Prass will release her self-titled debut album on January 27 via Spacebomb Records. Ahead of the album’s release she let go of a personal track called “My Baby Don’t Understand Me.”

It starts solemnly, until it gradually builds up its presence with vital horn arrangements that only add to the already evident emotional weight. In a conversation with Vogue, Prass revealed that she tearfukky wrote the song on her boyfriend’s piano right after they had a fight. She later emailed it to her boyfriend, which resulted in their breakup. It may have caused and end to their relationship, but it has resulted in a breathtaking song that adds a bit of warmth to this cold, cold, winter.

Stream “My Baby Don’t Understand Me” below. And if you’re digging it as much as I know you will, head over to Pitchfork Advance, where the album is currently streaming in full.
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Sharon Van Etten - I Don't Want To Let You Down

2014 saw the always reliable Sharon Van Etten released Are We There, undoubtedly one of the year’s best records. She hasn’t slowed down her output in any way, starting the new year off with the delightful new single, “I Don’t Want To Let You Down,” which she debuted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week.

Van Etten always finds away to put so much emotional power into her music, and “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” is no different. It’s a smoky track that combines elements of folk rock and alt-country, taking your heart along the way.

She’ll be back in New York City next month for two sold out shows (Feb 18 + 19) at Warsaw.

The track is available to stream below (and purchase here). You can also check out her performance on Ellen right after, along with her upcoming tour dates.
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Bjork Releases New Album ‘Vulnicura’ Early

By Will Oliver, January 21st 2015

Bjork - Vulnicura

It was just last week that Björk announced her new album Vulnicura. It was originally slated for a March release date (via One Little Indian), but it looks like things changed after the album’s surprising leak over the weekend. The early release of the album on iTunes is clearly a move to combat the early leak of the record. Hey, new Bjork even early. No one’s arguing with that.

Bjork took to her facebook to write a personal note to fans giving some insight into the making of the album. Find it posted below:

dear websitefolks , fans , tweeters and my music supporters on all the sorts of www :

vulnicura will be rolling out worldwide over the next 24 hours !!
http://smarturl.it/vulnicura

i am so grateful you are still interested in my work !!

i appreciate every little bit !!!

i wanted to tell you the tale of making of this album

i guess i found in my lap one year into writing it a complete heartbreak album . kinda surprised how thoroughly i had documented this in pretty much accurate emotional chronology …. like 3 songs before a break up and three after . so the anthropologist in me sneaked in and i decided to share them as such . first i was worried it would be too self indulgent but then i felt it might make it even more universal . and hopefully the songs could be a help , a crutch to others and prove how biological this process is : the wound and the healing of the wound . psychologically and physically . it has a stubborn clock attached to it .

there is a way out

and then a magic thing happened to me : as i lost one thing something else entered . alejandro contacted me late summer 2013 and was interested in working with me . it was perfect timing . to make beats to the songs would have taken me 3 years ( like on vespertine ) but this enchanted arca would visit me repeatedly and only few months later we had a whole album !!! it is one of the most enjoyable collaboration i have had !

i then went ahead and wrote string and choir arrangements and recorded them in iceland

and whom else to lure into singing with me my worship-of-love-song “atom dance ” than my goddess of love : antony ?

towards the end of the album i started looking around for a mixing engineer and was introduced by a mutual friend of ours , robin carolan to the haxan cloak . he mixed the album and also made a beat for one half of “family” . together with chris elms the engineer we kinda formed a band during the mixing process and this is the album we made !!!

i do hope you enjoy it

i would like to thank this overqualified little team ( where roles often blurred )

. i also would like to thank robin , his generous approvals gave me more courage to complete this as is .

and my group of songswapping / dj friends : the right tune can truly cure : ta for those sonic ointments

but most of all i would like to thank my team : james merry , derek birkett and emma birkett . rosemary and elisa . this album could not have been done without you

The physical release date of Vulnicura is still March, which is also when Bjork will return to New York for a bunch of live shows at Carnegie Hall and New York City Center. Find those dates posted below.

March 7 – Carnegie Hall (12 pm matinee show)
March 14 – Carnegie Hall (12 pm matinee show)
March 25 – New York City Center (8 pm evening show)
March 28 – New York City Center (12 pm matinee show)
April 1 – New York City Center (8 pm evening show)
April 4 – New York City Center (12 pm matinee show)
June 5-7 – Governors Ball Music Festival

Delta Spirit – From Now On

By Will Oliver, September 2nd 2014 — with 1 comment

Delta Spirit

Next week (September 9) Delta Spirit will release their new album Into the Wide via Dualtone Records.

Lead single “From Now On” is a big track that sounds like the band stepping towards much bigger things, with stadium ready guitar riffs and velocity that must be monstrous live.

You’ll soon find out, as the band are set for a fall tour that includes three consecutive nights in NYC. Find those tour dates below along with a stream of “From Now On” and “Live On,” both of which are on the album.
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Flying Lotus Announces New Album ‘You’re Dead!’

By Will Oliver, September 1st 2014

Flying Lotus - You're Dead

Flying Lotus will release his new album You’re Dead! on October 7 via Warp Records. It sits at 19-tracks and features guest appearance from Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Herbie Hancock, and Niki Randa.

The album is described as follows:

You’re Dead! is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another.

You can hear clips of the album on the album trailer that Flying Lotus released. It’s posted below, along with his upcoming fall tour dates and the album tracklisting.

Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! from Warp Records on Vimeo.

 

You’re Dead!:

01. Theme
02. Tesla
03. Cold Dead
04. Fkn Dead
05. Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
06. Dead Man’s Tetris (feat. Captain Murphy & Snoop Dogg)
07. Turkey Dog Coma
08. Stirring
09. Coronus, the Terminator
10. Siren Song (feat. Angel Deradoorian)
11. Turtles
12. Ready err Not
13. Eyes Above
14. Moment of Hesitation
15. Descent Into Madness (feat. Thundercat)
16. The Boys Who Died in Their Sleep (feat. Captain Murphy)
17. Obligatory Cadence
18. Your Potential//The Beyond (feat. Niki Randa)
19. The Protes

Tour Dates:

October:

09 The Beacham Theatre, Orlando, FL
10 III Points Festival, Miami, FL
11 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
12 Cats Cradle, Carrboro, NC
13 Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
14 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
15 Terminal 5, New York, NY
17 Paradise, Boston, MA
18 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT
20 Societe des Arts Technologiques, Montreal, QC
21 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
23 Royal Oak Music Hall, Royal Oak, MI
24 Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL

November

07 The Roundhouse, London, UK
09 Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin, TX
11 Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
15 The Catalyst Club, Santa Cruz, CA
17 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
18 Neptune, Seattle, WA
19 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
21 The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
22 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO

[new]: Interpol – Ancient Ways

By Will Oliver, August 18th 2014

Interpol - El Pintor

Believe it or not, we are a mere couple a weeks away from a new Interpol album. As you should know by now, it’s called El Pintor, and will be released on September 9 via Matador Records.

“All The Way Back Home” was the first single shared from the album, and today they’ve let go of a new track titled “Ancient Ways.”

The new song sees the band chug through classic Interpol riffage, with Paul Banks signature vocals guiding the band through the fog. It doesn’t jump out at you immediately, but its consistantly solid through and through. Hopefully the rest of the album is as enjoyable as both tracks that we’ve heard so far.

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Little Daylight at Mercury Lounge (July 15, 2014)

By Will Oliver, July 17th 2014

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This week Brooklyn-based electronic group Little Daylight released their debut album Hello Memory. On Tuesday they celebrated its release with a record release show at Mercury Lounge. The album’s summer release is pitch perfect, as its as enjoyable of a pop record as you’ll find. The band smartly pack on the hooks in a no frills, no shame sort of way. There are a lot of other bands doing the whole electronic pop thing, but not all of them play live instruments, and play with as much of a joyful confidence as I saw from Little Daylight.
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[new]: The Drums – Magic Mountain

By Will Oliver, July 15th 2014 — with 1 comment

The Drums

After three years, The Drums are back. No official word on the album yet (it’s coming), but today the band released a new 7″ single titled “Magic Mountain.” As frontman/vocalist Jonny Pierce told Noisey (who premiered the track), the band’s lineup now consists of just him and Jacob Graham (for the first time since the Summertime EP). Here’s the full quote from Pierce:

Not since the Summertime EP has it been just Jacob and I left up to our own devices. Now that we’re back to just the two founding members, we figured we could do whatever we wanted and run with it. Together, we had just one goal: let go of any preconceived ideas that anyone has about The Drums and make songs to be as grand and majestic as we want them to be. “Magic Mountain” is a sparkling reflection of our last three years. It’s about shedding off what binds you and protecting whats good, finding a safe place away from everyone and everything that wants to destroy you.

As a rather big fan of the band, the song caught me off guard a bit. While it is definitely very much The Drums, something about it hit in a different way. Although it has hooks, its not as immediate and clear cut in its melodic hooks as fans are used to. There’s a more raw, tense feeling in the air during “Magic Mountain”, which I think is a bit of a grower. It didn’t blow me away at first, but each listen has been better and more revealing than the last.

I can totally see this one being a monster to hear live.
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