March 31st will see Baltimore’s Lower Dens unload their third LP, titled Escape From Evil, via Ribbon Music. The first single “To Die In L.A.” bursts with small bites of color in the same way as the album artwork above using Knopfler-esque guitar tones and elegant ’80s-era synths. Frontwoman Jana Hunter sounds as entrancing as ever. 2015 is looking to be an amazing year musically. Listen below.
South London’s Lxury has his newest EP, Into The Everywhere, out now via the label Greco-Roman. The release is a interesting blend of electronic subgenres such as trance, house, and ambient woven into lush layers and textures. The most accessible track on the release might come in the form of “Square 1″ featuring the vocals of Deptford Goth, which we now have a video for. Directed by Mau Morgo, the visual is a CGI take on African funeral rituals. From Morgo:
“In the Dogon funeral ritual, the relationship between the dead and alive is made through dance, not words – there is nothing simpler than body language. (The video) starts with a presentation of the characters as if they were wooden African statues in a dark museum. Later when the ritual starts, the dance begins. The right hands represent the ones that are alive – they dance with the dead (left hands) – to guide them to a better place.” During the final moments, both come together, merging into one before disappearing – “the ritual has finished, everyone is in his place.”
If you have been following folk collective Lord Huron as of late, you have noticed them teasing a new album with several images as well as a video trailer. Well, it looks like we are getting very near. While we still don’t know much about the LP beyond it being titled Strange Trails, today they are giving away (download here) a gorgeous new song “The Night We Met” presumably from the new album. You can find a steam of it below along with the previously released album trailer.
How To Dress Well and TĀLĀ are the latest participants in Yours Truly’s and Adidas’ Songs from Scratch Series. For those not familiar, the premise is to bring two artists together and have them create a new song within a 24 hour period (you can read more about this latest session here). The result of this session is a song named “The One” they have each created their version of. Stream both below and download them at each of their Soundclouds.
After Swedish project Studio called it quits in 2012, member Dan Lissvik will be releasing a new album sometime in late 2015 via Smalltown Supersound. Prior to that, he will be unveiling a series of 12″ with the first out on February 10th titled Shuvit!. The A-side is this chill-out, disco-infused song “Airwalk”. You can stream it below.
London-based band Leave The Planet first came to our attention last year with their fluttering, new-wave vibes they cast on the “Coasts”/”Sarah, Where Are You” single. Today, they have announced another new single showcasing the songs “The Night is Ours” featuring Jack Eden and “Winter Sleep” available now via Kanine Records. The latter song was revealed with a sparkling, overcast-heavy new video directed and edited by Jack Milwaukee. Both songs are currently available to stream at their Bandcamp.