SBTRKT will return with new album Wonder Where We Land on September 23 via Young Turks.
“New Dorp. New York” is the album’s fantastic first single, and it features vocals from Ezra Koenig, of Vampire Weekend. It’s a tight funky track which uses Ezra’s distinctive vocals to its advantage. It’s a wonderful collaboration that is oddly seductive and a shit ton of fun. I’m loving it.
“Queen” is the first song shared from the album and its a heavy listen. It’s a track that hits the senses hard – from the synth-line to the drums – its hard striking song, yet also lush and romantic. There’s also some impressive production which gives it that much more of an edge.
Lead single “Less Out Of Sync” calls to mind Death From Above 1979. The duo chug out some killer sludge music that just calls for moshing in a grungy venue. It rides the tension that it builds towards, all leading towards a glorious release that will beg for you to hit the repeat button immediately after.
The first song to be shared from the album was called “No More Honey.” Since then, they have released a song called “Dripping”, a number that may make you do a double take to make sure that it is indeed a Blonde Redhead song. It features a chill dance groove that is rather pleasant and quite easy on the years. Change isn’t for everyone, but I think it works well for these guys.
Kyle Thomas, otherwise known as King Tuff, will release his new album Black Moon Spell on September 23 via Sub Pop.
“Eyes Of The Muse” is the record’s first single, and it hits hard with plenty of classic rock influences at hand. His high-pitched vocals are an interesting combination with the hard slinging guitar riffage, but its a delightful tune, ideal for chill out listening with some nice weather to show.
The first taste of the album came via “Tangents” a dark moody instrumental that shifts gears many time through its four-minute runtime, running through various atmospheres and emotions. If the rest of the Whorl can tap into this same place, we are in for a treat.
She Keeps Bees is the Brooklyn-based duo comprised of Jessica Larrabee + Andy LaPlant. They will release their fourth album Eight Houses on September 16 via Future Gods.
First single “Is What It Is” features the hot rising star, and fellow Brooklyn native, Sharon Van Etten on vocals who adds her always signature touch to the haunting atmosphere that the song is drenched in. But it’s the combined power of her and Larrabee that provide the powerful emotional punch in the gut that will leave you wanting more. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m a sucker for 80s rock, its often very cheesy, but that somehow is a part of its lovable charm. These days a lot of bands are drawing from 80s synth-pop, including Berlin-based trio Ballet School. On September 9 they will release their new album The Dew Lasts An Hour via Bella Union.
First single “Cherish” has shimmering synths and powerful percussion, but its built on the showstopping vocals of Rosie Blair. These guys sound polished, and know how to pack on layers and layers of hooks. “Cherish” is a larger than life pop song, the stuff that would be blasting on the radio, if we were only so lucky.
On September 9 M.C. Taylor, who you may known better as Hiss Golden Messenger, will release his new album Lateness Of Dancers on Merge Records (his first release on the label).
The album’s first single “Saturday’s Song” is a charming piece of folk-based rock, with a light dreamy feel to it in a Jeff Tweedy/Wilco sort of fashion. It’s the sort of song perfect for a long drive on the open road. Enjoy it below.