My Morning Jacket has finally released an EP that every drug-addled hipster has been waiting for! 'Outta My System EP' is a mix of various remixes and instrumentals of their ironic song of the same name that talks about the dangers of delving into drugs and the consequences that follow.
Interestingly enough, the Washed Out remix is one the tracks that can only be better if you were tripping balls on acid. Not that I've tried, but its soothing melodies and random therapeutic dialouges mixed in create a harmonious new interpretation of the already nostalgic-feelings that are sure to be awoken in many a youth.
Grab a couple tracks below, including a mix by Dave Sitek [also known for his efforts with Florence & The Machine, Death Cab For Cutie]. And peep the music video, a mind-warping cartoon shroom trip featuring funny man Zach Galafanakis as a wizard.
My Morning Jacket - Outta My System (Washed Out Remix)
My Morning Jacket - Outta My System (Dave Sitek Remix)
....I want those fur yeti boots!
Posted by G. Shaw at 1:56:00 PM
Londoners' The xx have unveiled an ethereal new track titled 'Angels' from their upcoming [post-hell-temperature] Fall release, Coexist. And while that is sound advice for humanity in general--it sure is hard when people are sweating all over you every which-way you turn.
The song provides a dreamy backdrop with which to imagine floating in a refreshing spring or pool [hopefully devoid of city kids pissing all up in it]. Soft vocals and a minimalist approach make this a very soothing musical selection.
The album drops Sept. 11th on Young Turks Records.
The xx - Angels
...I hope Heaven has a soundtrack similar to this
Posted by G. Shaw at 2:26:00 PM
In preparation for the release of their 2nd album, Gossamer, the abstract bunch known as Passion Pit have been dropping new tracks like, whoa!
Early tracks 'Take A Walk' and 'I'll Be Alright' --both of which touch on very different ends of the band’s aesthetic spectrum. And now here’s yet another very different track: 'Constant Conversations', a sunny, patient piece of whiteboy soul. Give it a listen below.
Gossamer is out 7/24 on Columbia.
Passion Pit - Take A Walk
Passion Pit - I'll Be Alright
Passion Pit - Constant Conversations
Posted by G. Shaw at 1:56:00 PM
We all know the summer brings promises of love, passion and blah blah blah...Maybe its the 100+ degree weather. Maybe its all the margheritas. Who knows! One thing we can all agree on, is that music just sounds better on a sunny day.
Well now you can swoon your lover-to-be with some fresh beats for the [boiling] streets. Saint Saviour has a nice interpretation of M83's track 'Midnight City'. And Twin Shadow remixes chillwaves' resident summertime musician Neon Indian and his song 'Hex Girlfriend'--which if you put on said girlfriend, might ruin that romantic evening you had planned.
Also on deck is an anonymous remix of Little Dragon's dreamy, swimmy jam 'Crystal Film.' Full of bass-y dub potential and underwater notes.
Other gems abound. Be sure to check em all out 'dont wait for later...' Cause you know--it'll be too hot to do anything and the mood will be gone.
Saint Saviour - Midnight City (M83 Cover)
Doe Paoro - Born Whole (Kokyo Remix)
Rusko - Somebody To Love
Best Coast - No One Like You
Little Dragon - Crystal Film (Close Remix)
...sure to make her melt.
Posted by G. Shaw at 1:22:00 PM
Last week, Hear Music & Concord Music Group announced a new Fleetwood Mac tribute album called Just Tell Me That You Want Me: Tribute To Fleetwood Mac, a record featuring an all-star lineup — folks like MGMT, New Pornographers, St. Vincent, and Best Coast — covering the beloved rock band. Today, Best Coast’s contribution, a clear-headed take on 'Rhiannon' surfaced (check the video below)
As an awesome bonus, they also covered the song 'Storms' which you can also grab below.
Lykke Li taking on 'Silver Springs' from the Rumors era and making it her own — lovely, honey-filled and with a rhythmic chug all to itself.
The star-studded tribute drops August 14 via Hear Music/Concord.
Full Artist List:
Billy Gibbons & Co.
Matt Sweeney & Bonnie Billy
Gardens & Villas
The Crystal Ark
Lee Ranaldo Band
The New Pornographers
Best Coast - Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
Lykke Li - Silver Springs (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
Best Coast - Storms (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
Posted by G. Shaw at 2:00:00 PM
The Raveonettes have been working with producer Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Go-Go’s) on their sixth record, and today the first single from the new album, Observator, emerged. The spacious, haunting track is called [interestingly enough] 'Observations' -- a piano-led cut that explores echoey textures. You really get a sense of the band's spatial awareness. Grab it below.
Album is out Sept. 11th on Vice Records. Check their tour dates too and show some love when in town:
09/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
09/22 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
09/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
09/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
09/28 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
09/29 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar
09/30 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10/02 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/05 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/06 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/07 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Ray Theatre
10/11 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
10/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bombo’s 365 Club
The Raveonettes - Observations
Posted by G. Shaw at 3:37:00 PM
A day after The Antlers teased their forthcoming Undersea EP with the lush ethereal jam 'Drift Dive', the trio unleashed another cut called 'Crest' [this morning to be specific]. It’s a somewhat glitchy, sample-laden affair that explores similar sonic territory as 'Drift Dive'. Remember the underwater dystopia from the first Bioshock game? Their audio newness would be a perfect addition to the soundtrack exploring the ruined town (as opposed to the scenes where mutants try to claw your face off).
Undersea is out 7/24 in the U.S. on Anti- and 7/30 in the UK on Transgressive.
01. Drift Dive
02. Endless Ladder
The Antlers - Drift Dive
The Antlers - Crest
Spongebob has new neighbors....
Posted by G. Shaw at 2:50:00 PM