Last night, Sigur Rós revealed a brand new video along with the news of a forthcoming album to be released, and very soon.
Brenninsteinn, probably one of the most powerfully primal songs we’ve heard from Sigur Rós since the second half of 2002′s ( ), serves as herald to Kveikur, which will be released worldwide on June 17/18. Indeed, the album has been described by the band to be “more aggressive” than previous efforts.
Since releasing the video, the band have since posted the album cove artwork to accompany Kveikur:
The ever lovely and effervescent Daniel Anderson has released a new single via his solo, chill inflected experimental dance moniker, Glowbug. Go Easy serves as a first look into a teased, upcoming 2013 album.
the single is backed by a fun cover of Huey Lewis and the News’ track Hip To Be Square AND is free to download via Glowbug‘s BandCamp page (link below).
check out the video clip below:
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Big Black Delta have released the first single from their upcoming sophomore album, Big Black Delta, due to be released on the 8th of April 2013.
This tease as me very excited for the album. Side Of The Road is awkwardly danceable and woozy, carried by frontman Jonathan’s shifting and effected vocals, and anchored with a steady snap.
Robots Don’t Sleep is the new project from Berlin’s Robot Koch, collaborating with vocalist John LaMonica.
In lead up to a forthcoming album – Koch’s 4th full length, but first major label release – Robots Don’t Sleep have released a 4 track self titled EP. The lead and absolutely stunning track, Little White Lies (official video below), which lopes and clicks like a seductive science fiction sacrifice. The sublime nature of Koch’s beats and LaMonica’s voice continue throughout the entire EP, coalescing in the beautiful closer, Bending Time. Here, synth arpeggios give way and resurface to wipe open, cinematic pads, held together by a simplistic and attention grabbing snaps and layered claps, all the while LaMonica soothes and calms as his croons echo throughout.
If you dig the current trend of slightly left pop in acts like Purity Ring, Born Gold and maybe even How To Dress Well, then this EP is a must have to your collection.
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Offerings from Born Gold‘s upcoming sophomore effort Little Sleepwalker have begun to trickle out from the man himself, Cecil Frena.
So far three new songs have been released through Born Gold‘s SoundCloud, and all three are available to download for free:
Ferocious Body is gloriously twisted and space-filled, centred around Cecil’s heavily filtered vocals as it dances and cuts straight into the trance inflected Against Silence. Next up, Sky Bicycle fades into a jittery, sleep dazed frenzy and wonder:
Little Sleepwalker will release on the 23rd Oct, 2012 on audraglint.
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Last month saw the release of Melbourne based five piece indie rock outfit Mansion, Alaska‘s debut self-titled EP.
I’ve actually been pretty keen for this EP for a little while, ever since been teased with their Small World demo five months ago. Another good reason i’ve been looking forward to seeing this EP released is that the bassist, Will, is a friend of mine.
Right off the bat Mansion, Alaska‘s influences are very distinguishable, in that for a young band they’re very adept and blending and bending them, lending that unmistakable ‘Australianism’ to their sound, while touches of bands like The National and Radiohead are very evident due to the deep, hypnotically calm and dreamy vocals and slick city nights feel.
The EP is purchasable through Decibel Records:
Timid, lulling, gorgeous. The Widest Smiling Faces captures your heart with its gently unfurling and intertwining guitar play, hushed voices and wildly fanciful lyrics.
Steeped in a very Sparklehorse influenced dream pop, Me and My Ribcage, Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Aviv Cohen‘s sophomore effort, recalls all that is soft and wonderful within the genre. It is pure layered, reverberated bliss, best listened to with headphones, curled up in a ball, kitten style, in your nearest patch of sunlight.
What’s also wonderful about this album is that, Aviv Cohen has generously offered Me and My Ribcage to us all completely free of charge to download.