The xx Believe In Heaven [MUSIC]

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


New Passion Pit Causes Conversations [MUSIC]

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

Summertime 2012 - Crush Playlist [MUSIC]

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.


Fleetwood Mac: A Tribute [MUSIC/NEWS]

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:
The Kills
Tame Impala
Best Coast
Lykke Li
Karen Elson
Billy Gibbons & Co.
Marianne Faithfull
Matt Sweeney & Bonnie Billy
Gardens & Villas
Trixie Whitley
The Crystal Ark
Lee Ranaldo Band
Washed Out
The New Pornographers
St. Vincent

Best Coast - Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
Lykke Li - Silver Springs (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

Best Coast - Storms (Fleetwood Mac Cover)