Metric is set to release their sunny new album Synthetica, in the coming weeks (June 12th to be exact). Since dropping such buzzworthy news, the masses have been able to chow down on the freshness bestowed on us from the powers-that-be. The first single 'Youth Without Youth' has satiated our appetites for a while...But now, they’ve dropped a second jam, 'Speed The Collapse' from the upcoming release--a pummeling, uptempo song swimming in a Radiohead-esque texture. Stream it below.
Synthetica is out 6/12 Metric Music International/Mom + Pop. Stereogum recently spoke to Metric’s Emily Haines for a Progress Report.
Metric - Youth Without Youth
Metric - Speed the Collapse
Posted by G. Shaw at 5:22:00 PM
Last month, YACHT’s excellently blippy cover of the great Brigitte Fontaine/Art Ensemble Of Chicago classic 'Le Goudron'. And on that single’s B-side, they repeat the trick, doing a similarly club-friendly cover of another counterculture-pop anthem from the same era. This one, though, is a song that you probably already have strong feelings about: The Velvet Underground’s golden oldie, 'I'll Be Your Mirror'. Obtain the YACHT version below and snag a DL of both tracks and the original [Only place to do so...you know how we do!]
Head HERE for a bunch of crazy remixes and extended versions of Le Goudron.
YACHT - Le Goudron
YACHT - I'll Be Your Mirror (The Velvet Underground Cover)
The Velvet Underground & Nico - I'll Be Your Mirror
Posted by G. Shaw at 4:40:00 PM
Sleigh Bells’ hit 'Demons', is an intense visual that serves as the best summary of the visceral live experience that they bring to the stage. According to Pitchfork, it’s an homage to classic Pantera videos and it’s composed of live footage from tour stops in Omaha, Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Houston. Stuttering lights, closeup's, and sweeping camera angles all make quite a dark and ominous ambience. The Bells’ own Derek Miller co-directs alongside Gregory Kohn. Watch it below and grab Diplo’s new remix of the track while you’re down there.
Sleigh Bells - Demons (Diplo Remix)
Posted by G. Shaw at 3:08:00 PM
Brand new quick-witted, quick-paced melodic rapper from D.C. native Oddisee has injected his EP with some the best and also unusual influences: Bon Iver, Marvin Gaye & Metronomy. His album, 'Odd Renditions' is just that. Odd, but also highly addictive. The first track 'Paralyzed,' features Bon Iver's 'RE: Stacks' chorus as his own, jacking it up with digital beats and few other bells & whistles.
Best thing about it? Its totally FREE. Grab the EP out now, from Bandcamp HERE.
01 Paralyzed - Bon Iver 'Re: Stacks'
02 The Gold Is Mine - Metronomy 'We Broke Free'
03 Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye 'Ain't That Peculiar'
04 Man I Use To Be - K-Os 'Man I Use To Be'
Oddisee - Paralyzed
Everything that happens is from NOW on...
Posted by G. Shaw at 4:46:00 PM
Bonnaroo proves once again to be a lineup for the ages--and all ages. With the Beach Boys now touring again and Phish doing there thing, this will surely bring out the best of the surburnt hippies that the lower states have to offer. Peep the rest of the line-up below and grab some sweet tracks to jam on in the meantime (while you pretend you're REALLY going this year).
Happening June 7th through the 10th in good ol' Manchester, TN. Grab tickets HERE.
•Radiohead • Red Hot Chili PeppersRed Hot Chili Peppers • Phish • Bon Iver • The Shins • Foster The People • Aziz Ansari • Dispatch• Feist • The Roots • Alice Cooper • Superjam • Black StarBlack Star • Danzig/Doyle performing The Misfits• Steven Wright • The Word (John Medeski, Robert Randolph and North Mississippi Allstars) • Ludacris • Ben Folds Five • Flogging Molly • Marc Maron • Puscifer • Mac Miller • Brian Posehn • Santigold • Childish Gambino • Reggie Watts • The Temper Trap • Major Lazer • World Champion Judah Friedlander • tUnE-yArDs • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings • AfroCubism • Flying Lotus • Umphrey’s McGee • Little Dragon • Blind Pilot • Rhys Darby • St. Vincent
• City and Colour • The Civil Wars • Young The Giant • Pedrito Martinez Group • Two Door Cinema Club • fun. • GZA • Punch Brothers • Needtobreathe • Fitz & The Tantrums • Colin Hay • Bad Brains • YelaWolf • Dawes • Battles • Danny Brown • The Black Lips • SBTRKT • Phantogram • Big Gigantic • Garfunkel & Oates • Kendrick Lamar • The Kooks
• The Joy Formidable • The Antlers • Sam Bush Band • Kathleen Edwards • MiMosa • KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS
• Alabama Shakes • Soja • Das Racist • The Dirty Guv'nahs • Delta Spirit • Red Baraat • Gary Clark Jr. • Pelican • La-33
• Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk • Laura Marling • Trampled by Turtles • Mogwai • The War on Drugs • Ben Howard
• GROUPLOVE • Amy Schumer • ALO • The Devil Makes Three • White Denim • EMA • Michael Kiwanuka • Here We Go Magic • The Chris Gethard Show • Fruit Bats • Khaira Arby & Her Band • Pete Holmes • The Cave Singers • Rory Scovel • K-Flay • The Lonely Forest • MARIACHI EL BRONX • Debo Band • Mike O'Connell • Big Freedia • DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. • The Soul Rebels • Ali Wong
Honestly, not too excited about the overall list of names with the exception of few I've been dying to see. I know I'm supposed to remain unbiased--but it ain't gonna happen.
For those planning to attend, I wish you best--but consider this Coachella line-up to let you know what you're in for:
Firefly Festival---now THAT I want to go to...
Posted by G. Shaw at 2:49:00 PM
'Hands,' the debut album from perma-charming British dance diva Little Boots, is now 3-years old, and she’s finally putting some new jams out into the world, such as 'Shake' and 'I Wish'. Her latest 'Headphones' about the patently ridiculous activity of wearing your headphones to a disco, debuted on BBC Radio yesterday. Grab it below along with some our goodness.
No word on any albums in the works, although there are plenty of mixtapes out there if you know how to find them.
Little Boots - Headphones (BBC Radio 1 World Premiere)
Little Boots - I Wish (Feat. Michael Woods)
Little Boots - Shake
Little Boots - Shake (Azari & III Remix)
Little Boots - Every Night I Say A Prayer (Tensnake Remix)
You know what they say about girls in little boots...they make great dance music...
Sensational Icelandic-ers Sigur Ros have enveiled a new album unto the audiosphere, titled, 'Valtari.' No idea what it translates to, but what it MEANS is incredible new music for the mind and soul.
Although not officially in stores yet, you can stream an hour of goodness straight from their website HERE.
Furthermore, if you're summering in NYC, they will be playing what hopes to be a magical show @Prospect Park on July 31 in Brooklyn. Tickets HERE.
Album drops May 29th. Get on it.
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
Sigur Ros - Glósóli
Sigur Ros - Hoppípolla
It's official. Lollapalooza returns to Chicago’s Grant Park 8/3 through 8/5 with headline performances by legends of rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Black Sabbath, as well as more contemporary wonderkids The Black Keys & Jack White. Jonesin' for your indie fix? No need to fret. Chi-town has your back. Also on board are M83, The Shins, Franz Ferdinand, the Walkmen, the Weeknd, and the newly reunited At The Drive-In. Check out the full line-up below.
Side Stages: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + the Machine, At the Drive-In, Avicii, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, Sigur Ros, The Weeknd, M83, Miike Snow, The Afghan Whigs, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Frank Ocean, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Delta Spirit, Metric, The Temper Trap, Wale, Die Antwoord, Dawes, tUnEyArDs, The Head & the Heart, The Big Pink, Twin Shadow, The Tallest Man on Earth, Toro y Moi, Dr. Dog, Of Monsters and Men, Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, The Gaslight Anthem, Amadou & Mariam, Band of Skulls, SBTRKT, Tame Impala, The Walkmen, JJ Grey & Mofro, fun., Neon Indian, Dum Dum Girls, Washed Out, Aloe Blacc, Trampled by Turtles, Bear in Heaven, Blind Pilot, Chairlift, The Black Angels, Yellow Ostrich, Givers, Polica, Bombay Bicycle Club, Sharon Van Etten, White Rabbits, Doomtree, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Devil Makes Three, Oberhofer, The War on Drugs, Michael Kiwanuka, O Rappa, Bowerbirds, Orchard Lounge, Mona, The Growlers, Hey Rosetta!, JEFF the Brotherhood, Anamanaguchi, First Aid Kit, Wax, FIDLAR, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Milo Greene, Los Jaivas, Kopecky Family Band, The Jezabels, LP, Yuna, Walk Off the Earth, Animal Kingdom, Dev, The Sheepdogs, The Dunwells, DJ Mel, Empires, Kevin Devine, Dry the River, Helena, Haley Reinhart, Imaginary Cities, Overdoz, Ambassadors, DJ Zebo, Chancellor Warhol, Laura Warshauer, Red Oblivion
Perry’s stage: Bassnectar, Kaskade, Calvin Harris, NERO, Santigold, Knife Party, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Skream & Benga, Little Dragon, Porter Robinson, Sub Focus, Madeon, Zedd, Paper Diamond, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Star Slinger, Nadastrom, DJ Nihal, SALVA, & Kid Color.
Download some jams below!
Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss
The Weeknd - Wicked Games
Childish Gambino - Heartbeat
The Head & The Heart - Lost In My Mind
New york really needs a massive festival soon...
Posted by G. Shaw at 2:04:00 PM