Baxter Dury – Pleasure

It’s been a long time since the last Baxter Dury’s releases. But the English musician finally comes back with a new single, ‘Pleasure’, which will appear on his upcoming album, It’s a Pleasure. A very relevant title, that’s all I’m saying 🙂

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Alt-J – Hunger Of The Pine

After an incredible success of their debut album, The Awesome Wave, the English outfit Alt-J now return with a new LP, This Is All Yours (out Sept 22). Listen to the first single off it, ‘Hunger of the Pine’, which features a sample of Miley Cyrus singing ‘I’m a female rebel’ from her ‘4×4’ song. Classic smoky tune.

Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

Canadian musician Daniel Snaith, better known as Caribou, has just announced his new album, Our Love, which will be out on October 6th. Here is the first song from it, ‘Can’t Do Without You’. Subtle vocals go here perfectly with the melodic, bubbling synths. Lovely track which charmingly evolves along the way 🙂

Anna Calvi, David Byrne – Strange Weather (Official Video)

English singer Anna Calvi and David Byrne (Talking Heads) teamed up to record a cover of ‘Strange Weather’, originally by Keren Ann. The song will be released on 14th July as a part of the 5 track covers EP, produced by Thomas Bartlett, who previously collaborated with bands such as The National i Antony and the Johnsons. Haunting cover and you will definitely hear strong Anna Calvi’s influence here.

 

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Metronomy – Reservoir (Official Video)

Watch the new, animated Metronomy’s video for ‘Reservoir’ from their latest album, Love Letters. The cartoon was directed by Daniel Brereton. The abstraction of of the song and video quite reminds of another band’s hit, ‘The Look’ from The English Riviera LP.

 

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Austra – Habitat

Canadian electropop group Austra are back with a new EP Habitat and here is the title track from it. Very deep electronic tune, uplifting vibe and haunting vocals from Katie Stelmanis. Magic, magic!

The four-track EP will be released on June 17.

 

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Django Django – Porpoise Song (Late Night Tales)

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The boys from Django Django are not idling time away. While working on their second album they found time to record a nice cover of ‘Porpoise Song’ (originally by The Monkees from 1968). Gentle psychedelic journey. And those vocals! Beautiful. ❤

The song will be released on the band’s ‘Late Night Tales’ mix, which comes out on May 12.

Kasabian – eez-eh

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Wohoo! Long-awaited Kasabian’s album ’48:13′ will finally drop on June 9. The band have just released a video for their brand new single off it, ‘Eez-eh’. Check it out here. Gonna keep you up all night! Or day 🙂

Video was directed by Aitor Throup.

tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain (Official Video)

Known for her nonconventional, freaky videos tUnE-yArDs, doesn’t disappoint this time either. Watch here the new, colorful clip for ‘Water Fountain’ from her upcoming album Nikki Nack (out May 6). Very creative girl, no doubt about it 🙂

Lana Del Rey – West Coast (Official Audio)

Lana Del Rey has recently debuted her new, retro single ‘West Coast’, which will appear on her upcoming LP Ultraviolence. Listen to the breezy, bluesy track here.

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Wild Beasts – A Simple Beautiful Truth (Official Video)

Simply beautiful new video for ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’ from the new Wild Beasts’ album Present Tense which is already out.

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Alexis Taylor – Elvis Has Left The Building (Lyric Video)

Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip is about to release his new solo album, Await Barbarians, on June 10. Here’s the first glimpse of it, ‘Elvis Has Left the Building’. Very soothing song with a nice lyric video if you want to sing along 🙂

Jack Steadman – In The Morning

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Jack Steadman (yes, the lead singer of Bombay Bicycle Club) has shared a new track which you can download for free. It’s worth. Once again he proved that with or without BBC, he’s doing great and his creations are always filled with emotion. What a huge talent this guy has, really!

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Thee Oh Sees – The Lens (Official Video)

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San Francisco-based Thee Oh Sees have unveiled not-surprisingly psychedelic, animated video for ‘The Lens’ from their upcoming record ‘Drop’ (out April 19). Surreal visuals perfectly go together with classic, orchestral bassline and soft vocals. Good one!

The video was created by Alex Theodoropulos.

TODD TERJE – Johnny And Mary (feat Bryan Ferry)

This new rework from Todd Terje is unreal. ‘Johnny And Mary’, originally performed by Robert Palmer, takes here totally different dimension with subtle beats and vocal contribution from Bryan Ferry. You would never guess it’s actually Todd Terje’s work. Mesmeric, beautiful cover!

The track appears on the forthcoming Todd Terje’s LP ‘Album Time’, out April 8.

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Damon Albarn – Mr. Tembo

And one more gem from Mr Albarn – ‘Mr. Tembo’, which is a happy tribute to… an elephant. Yes, Mr. Tembo is an orphaned baby elephant that Albarn met during his recent travel to Tanzania. The elephant must have been a sweet thing as the song is definitely much more upbeat and joyous than anything else released off ‘Everyday Robots’ to date. Emotional, delightful story. Awesome!

 

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Damon Albarn – Heavy Seas Of Love feat. Brian Eno (Official Audio)

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After ‘ Lonely Press Play’ here’s the next track from the Damon Albarn’s forthcoming solo album ‘Everyday Robots’ (out April 28). ‘Heavy Seas of Love’ features vocals from Brian Eno. Charming track, can’t wait for the album!

 

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Just Friends – Don’t Tell Me

Nicolas Jaar again teamed up with Sasha Spielberg (yes, daughter of the famous director) and as a duo called Just Friends they released a new track ‘Don’t Tell Me’. Stunning vocals and minimalist, delicate beats make it very soulful ❤

Elliphant – Revolusion (Official Music Video)

New video from the quirky Swedish pop singer Elliphant. ‘Revolusion’ is her latest single to be found on her upcoming EP ‘Look Like You Love It’ (out April 1). Creepy, very Die Antwoord like. She definitely has a power though 🙂 + Free Download

Neneh Cherry feat. Robyn – Out Of The Black (Official Video)

Neneh Cherry has teamed up with another Swedish music icon Robyn and here is the fruit of that collaboration. ‘Out Of The Black’ is the lead single on Neneh’s new album ‘Blank Project’ (produced by Four Tet), her first solo LP since 1996. The urban collage video was created by artist Dario Vigorito, aka 241-24-7.

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Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked (Official Audio)

She is unstoppable! Lykke Li has just unveiled another song ‘No Rest For The Wicked’. It appears on her forthcoming album ‘I Never Learn’ (out May 5th). Yes, she does learn I dare say.

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Friendly Fires & The Asphodells – Before Your Eyes

Very nice 8-minute long track from Friendly Fires in collaboration with Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay (aka the Asphodells). ‘Before Your Eyes’ is the first single from the British band since their 2011’s Pala. Definitely more hypnotic and psychedelic than their previous productions, still very impressive though.

Lykke Li – Du är den ende

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Ah Sweden, Sweden, you spoil us again. Yet another gem from the north. Lykke Li has shared her new, nostalgic track ‘Du är den ende’ taken from the soundtrack for the new Swedish crime thriller ‘Tommy’, where she also appears as an actress. The movie is directed by Tarik Saleh.

 

Amason – Ålen

One more reason to love Sweden: Amason. This great collaborative project features some of the best Scandinavian talents: Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, Gustaf Ejstes of Dungen, Nils Törnqvist, Petter Winnberg of Little Majorette and Amanda Hollingby of Idiot Win. Watch the animated video for this supergroups’s latest single ‘Ålen’. Lovely track with angelic vocals.

The video was directed by Tobias Centerwall.

BANKS – Brain (Official Video)

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LA-based singer Jillian Banks, simply known as Banks, has shared a new, very sensual video for her latest single ‘Brain’. Thrilling, surreal and mysterious visual experience. There’s some magic about this girl, worth keeping an eye on.

múm – Saddle Up

Shortly after ‘When Girls Collide’, múm have released another great track. Mellow ‘Saddle Up’ was one of the B-side songs on their latest limited edition disc, alas sold out now. Worth streaming though!

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Washed Out – All I Know (Moby Remix)

And another quite unexpected collaboration: Moby and Washed Out. Check out the Moby’s rework of ‘All I Know’. Not bad, although I personally prefer the original, more psychedelic, version. BUT, if you let it go on Soundcloud, there’s a nice playlist coming afterwards 😉

Eno & Hyde – The Satellites

British musicians Brian Eno and Karl Hyde (Underworld co-founder) have recorded a collaborative album titled ‘Someday World’ (out May 6). Here’s the lead track off it, ‘The Satellites’ which already has got some negative backlash because of the synth horns. I think there’s a kind of charm in it though 🙂

Dum Dum Girls – Are You Okay (By Bret Easton Ellis, Official Short Film)

American rock band Dum Dum Girls have released a short, 11-minute movie which features the song ‘Are You Okay?’ from their latest LP ‘Too True’. The thriller was written by Bret Easton Ellis and it stars Dee Dee, Shiloh Fernandez and Sophia Marzocchi. Pretty gloomy story!