NEW MUSIC: CONOR OBERST 'UPSIDE DOWN MOUNTAIN' LP (WORLD EX US/CA)

Conor Oberst | 24/07/14

'Upside Down Mountain' (2014 Nonesuch Records) is the critically acclaimed new solo LP from Bright Eyes singer-songwriter Conor Oberst. Featuring many a friend including musician/producer Jonathan Wilson, engineer Andy LeMaster, bassist Macey Taylor, multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills, and the Swedish sibling folk-rock vocal duo First Aid Kit, it's beauty is perfectly illustrated by this, the video for single 'You Are Your Mother's Child'. SPOTIFY

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NEW MUSIC: KING CREOSOTE - FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE

King Creosote | 22/07/14

King Creosote’s first album since his Mercury-nominated collaborative record with Jon Hopkins (Domino Publishing), 'Diamond Mine', 'From Scotland With Love' was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name, to be released for the Commonwealth Games this summer. Featuring archive footage but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work... Read more?

LOWER DENS

photo credit : shawn brackbill

Baltimore's Lower Dens released their beguiling debut album Twin-Hand Movement in July 2010, after chief-songwriter Jana Hunter had already released the stunning solo records 'There's No Home' (2007) and 'Blank Unstaring Heirs Of Doom' (2005). The critically acclaimed 'Nootropics' (Domino Records 2012) was a testament to Jana and the bands' growth into their distinct sound. The album title is a reference to Lower Dens' interest in transhumanism--the use of technology to extend human capabilities.  It could just as easily extend to the music itself: "Brains", with its sleek, metronomic pulse, examines our relationship to technology, in... Read »