It has been too long since we last heard from Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray aka London’s Still Corners. With their third LP looming somewhere on the horizon in 2016, they have unveiled a pleading, somber new song “Horses at Night” available for streaming and free download via their Soundcloud. The track proves once again that their is always an underlying beauty to be had in sadness and heartbreak.
Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35! Also, available via OnDemand.
Santigold ft. ILoveMakonnen – Who Be Lovin’ Me
Petite League – Not Always Happy
Dumbo Gets Mad – Youniverse
Menace Beach – Holidays Are Heavy
Nicole Dollanganger – Helena (My Chemical Romance cover)
Jaakko Eino Kalevi ft. Farao – Everything Nice (Popcaan cover)
Great Good Fine Ok + Panama Wedding – Easy Lover (Phil Collins cover)
Bruvvy – Dire Love
MMOTHS – Deu
Dahlia Sleeps – Hessian
Ducktails – Don’t Want To Let You Know
Danny L Harle – Always Remember
Neon Indian – C’est La Vie (Say the Casualties)
Joy Again – Looking Out For You
Gare Du Nord ft. Robert Johnson – Pablo’s Blues
Mazzy Star – Look On Down From The Bridge
Night Beats – Power Child
Dear Tracks – All The Outs Are Free
Emily Yacina – Loser
Abelard – I’m OK For Now
Florist – The Birds Outside Sang
Sean Nicholas Savage – Suburban Nights
MALAA – Notorious
Kendrick Lamar – Black Friday
SOPHIE – VYZEE
Bitter:Sweet – Drama
Wild Nothing – TV Queen
Panther Martin – Everybody All At Once, Everything
“Here it is… my first ANOHNI single. Production by Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never
It’s called 4 DEGREES
In solidarity with the climate conference in Paris,
giving myself a good hard look,
not my aspirations but my behaviors,
revealing my insidious complicity.
It’s a whole new world.
Let’s be brave and tell the truth as much as we can.”
We have been foaming at the mouth in anticipation since Antony announced at the beginning of the year a new LP HOPELESSNESS under her new name ANOHNI, especially when it was added that Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never would be involved. She has called the record “as different as could be from my previous work” adding “I am not sure that many of you who prefer the early chamber music style will enjoy it!” While we are still a few months away from its release, we finally have a sample from it in the form of song “4 Degrees” delivered with the above message and it does not disappoint. Listen below.
After debuting it over the speakers of Baltimore-Washington International Airport last week, Animal Collective have announced new album >Painting With slated for release on February 19th via Domino Records. The eleventh album in their long, illustrious career and follow-up to 2012’s somewhat underwhelming Centipede Hz, it was recorded at EastWest Studios in Hollywood and features contributions from John Cale and Colin Stetson, while being engineered by Sonny DiPerri. The LP will have three different images of each member painted by Brian DeGraw serve as its artwork. The first song revealed is the playful “FloriDada” that wouldn’t necessarily feel out of place on your child’s slightly off-center morning TV show. The tracks serves as the opener on the album.
We are pretty hung up on a recently released EP, Pile, courtesy of Denver newcomers Panther Martin (yes, named after the fishing lure company). Comprised of Davey Weaver, David Pierpoint, Evan McCandless, and Dan Bombard, they take various incarnations of rock over the past decades and mold it into a no-nonsense sound that they have described as “precise and careless at the same time.” Their 4-song proper debut EP (previous release was a split) offers just enough to leave you feeling satisfied, yet hungry for more from a band you should probably keep an eye on. Give it a listen below.
Grand Rapids four-piece Dear Tracks have a new EP, Soft Dreams, coming out February 26th. It will be available on limited edition 10″ vinyl, Mint Green via Track and Field Records and Violet via Furious Hooves, on a small run of cassettes and digitally. We have the first track from the release titled “All The Outs Are Free” bringing to mind the now defunct Smith Westerns. Laced with tight guitar melodies and hanging synths, the comedown song feels right as the moment the sun starts to fade on a vibrant day. Spin it below.
The ever prolific Sean Nicholas Savage released a favorite album for us this year with his 12th studio album (all since 2008), Other Death, through Arbutus Records. The LP was a collaboration with Agor, one half of Blue Hawaii, and features Doldrums, Nite Jewel and TOPS. The video for “Suburban Nights” was self-directed by Savage and shot by Molly Nilsson. It comes off a little dark and creepy falling in line with his left of center tendencies. Watch below.