Loads of songs and albums to dive into this week, including new music from Charli XCX, Death From Above 1979, Alt-J, Tennis, Blonde Redhead, Stars, Zero 7, JJ, Basement Jaxx, Kele (of Bloc Party), Caribou, Peaking Lights, Darkside, Imogen Heap, and more.
(RIYL: Queens of the Stone Age, The Rapture) The second song to surface from the reunited duo’s upcoming album comes courtesy of CD singles handed out by the band at a small show last week. Consequence of Sound says it’s “a propulsive, metal-leaning anthem marked by snarling vocals, sweltering guitars, and drums that rain down like mortar fire. You may want to be sitting down, or in a room devoid of valuables, when you press play for this barn burner.”
Single from the now mega-famous young Brit’s upcoming sophomore LP, Sucker
Two last tastes of bizarre, bluesy psychedelic electronica in the form of a pair of unreleased songs from the amazing and about-to-disband duo of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, who were responsible for one of my favorite albums of 2013. Sigh.
Opening track from his upcoming all-instrumental album, Stateless
(RIYL: Lana Del Rey, Goldfrapp, Say Lou Lou)
(RIYL: Le Tigre, Ducktails)
Four-song EP from the (traditionally) downtempo-focused British duo learns more toward light club music with an LCD Soundsystem vibe.
The latest from the new band from Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, and Divine Fits fame makes its Spotify debut
Always a contender in the “how hard can we make our band/album name to Google” contest, JJ capitalizes their name and switches up their album-naming convention for their latest and third full-length release of druggy dream-pop with a dreary R&B influence, which should have been n° 5.
The Azure Ray member’s latest solo effort was inspired by the death of her dog
"Long-running project turns in what may be its oddest collection yet, incorporating unlikely electronics into experimental folk tunes." –All Music Guide
Produced by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor
Side project for Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips.
Austin psych quartet’s latest features “Metal Flake,” a track Spin calls “a guitar-grinding, drum-smashing desert-crawler that finds singer Hans Zimmerman hissing misanthropic things about mind-creatures over an increasingly ripping and discordant score.”
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