Dive Index Announce New Album ‘Lost in The Pressure’, Reveal Two New Songs

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After approximately four years of silence, the Will Thomas-led collaborative musical project Dive Index are ready to announce their third full-length album. Titled Lost In The Pressure, it is slated for release on September 30th via Neutral Music and was recorded in New York and Los Angles. Unlike like previous efforts Mid/Air and The Surface We Divide which included variety of guest vocalists such as Joseph Arthur, Mark Gardener (Ride),Ian Masters (Pale Saints), and Natalie Walker, as well as piano by Roger Eno, this one will be more focused with Isaiah Gage and Simone White singing and sharing co-writing credits on the entire record.

The songs that make up Lost In The Pressure have fragile layers of vulnerability requiring the listener to be fully engaged to really appreciate the subtle, minimalistic details of each composition. With the album having two lead singers, we have two new songs to reveal with along with the announcement. “Rewind Your Patience” sung by Isaiah Gage and “Counting Umbrellas” with Simone White handling the vocals. Varying textures and melodies that build and fall on both creating the most serene, intimate of soundscapes imaginable. Listen below.

Album Stream : Brett : Brett

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If you have been consistently checking out MOKB recently, you would have noticed us discuss Washington D.C. five-piece Brett. They have been slowly revealing beautiful dreampop track after track leading up to the release of their self-titled debut LP today via Cascine. We are not going to get into describing it more than we already have, but we do highly recommend it and fully expect it to show up somewhere on our best of albums list for 2014. Stream it in its entirety below and purchase here.

Stream : Marika Hackman : Deaf Heat EP

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London bird Marika Hackman has her new EP, Deaf Heat, hitting stores next week via Dirty Hit Records. For those not too familiar, she lays dark, brooding vocals on top of a bed of tender melodies updating folk music to something more contemporary to the modern musical soundscape. After the release of two fantastic EPs in just the past year, it is quite clear she is truly a special talent who’s going to continue to see her profile rise. Find the stream the full EP, which includes a superb cover of Lykke Li’s “If Follow Rivers”, below.

Song : How To Dress Well : “Repeat Pleasure”

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Tom Krell or the artist better know as How To Dress Well is really hitting his stride as of late. After giving us what may go down as one of the better songs this year in “Word I Don’t Remember”, he gave us another silky-smooth gem “Repeat Pleasure”. Both songs will appear on his just announced Rodaidh McDonald-produced new album, “What Is This Heart?”, scheduled to see the light of day on June 24th via Weird World. Listen below.

What is This Heart? Tracklist:
1. 2 Years On (Shame Dream)
2. What You Wanted
3. Face Again
4. See You Fall
5. Repeat Pleasure
6. Words I Don’t Remember
7. Pour Cyril
8. Precious Love
9. Childhood Faith in Love (Everything Must Change, Everything Must Stay the Same)
10. A Power
11 Very Best Friend
12 House Inside (Future Is Older Than the Past)

Song : The Antlers : “Palace”

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After way too long of a wait, The Antlers are set to return with their first long-play since 2011’s Burst Apart. Titled Familiars, it was recorded and produced by the band at their Brooklyn studio and will be out on June 17 via Anti- (US)/Transgressive (UK). The first song from it is “Palace” for which they share a video with it. Listen and watch below.

Familiar Tracklist:
1. Palace
2. Doppelgänger
3. Hotel
4. Intruders
5. Director
6. Revisited
7. Parade
8. Surrender
9. Refuge

Album Stream : RAC : ‘Strangers Pt. I & II’

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Having made some of the most memorable remixes over the years, Andre’ Allen Anjos aka RAC is streaming the both parts of his debut Strangers LP (the first part has been out since March). The collection has been in the works for somewhere around three and half years and, just like all his work to date, it is pure accessible pop bliss that you don’t have to be guilty about. It features such notable artists as St. Lucia, YACHT, Penguin Prison, Tegan & Sara, Tokyo Police, and more. The album is officially out April 1st through Interscope. Get your weekend started by streaming it below.

Songs : Burnt Ones : “Spellbreakers” & “New Heroes of Subscription Services”

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Indianapolis expatriates, and now Bay Area-based, Burnt Ones have announced the March 25th release of their third LP, Gift. Burnt Ones has self-released multiple singles, EPs, and a couple LPs on a variety of imprints – including our own, now-defunct Roaring Colonel Records and the more reputable Burger Records – so it is great to see the band land at John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. Their brand of scuzzed-out glam rock is a great fit. The band will open for Ty Segall on some upcoming dates, and here are two new tracks from Gift for you to try out.

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