American indietronic three-piece SON LUX reports back with new music that also supports a good cause. Remedy is the name of a brand new EP which arrives on May 12 via This is Meru. All profits from the sale of this release will go directly to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit organization helping the most vulnerable members of American society. Remedy was written in the week of the US elections 2016 and the result clearly had an impact on the sound and lyrical content of the band’s first release since the 2015 LP Bones.
A first track called Dangerous can be listend to via the stream ABOVE.
Big Thief have announced the follow-up to their great 2016 album Masterpiece. The band's forthcoming LP Capacity will be available via Saddle Creek. They also shared the music video for their first single, “Mythological Beauty.” Watch above.
“There is a darker darkness and a lighter light on this album,” said singer and guitarist Adrianna Lenker in a statement. “The songs search for a deeper level of self-acceptance, to embrace the world within and without. I think Masterpiece began that process, as a first reaction from inside the pain, and Capacity continues that examination with a wider perspective.”
Richard Dawson will release new album Peasant via Weird World / Domino. Coinciding with the announcement, Dawson has shared a video for the album’s first single ‘Ogre’, directed by Matt Stokes. Watch above.
No listener to Dawson’s earlier music has ever discerned a lack of artistic ambition. Whether they got on at the last stop - the 4 track Tyneside-Trout-Mask-through a-Vic and Bob-filter of Nothing Important - or earlier in the journey, with The Glass Trunk’s visceral song cycle or The Magic Bridge’s sombre revels, devotees of his earlier recordings will be at once intrigued by and slightly fearful of the prospect of a record that could make those three landmark releases look like formative work.
Peasant is that album. From its first beguilingly muted fanfare to its spectacular climax exploring a Dark Ages masseuse’s dangerous fascination with a mysterious artefact called the Pin of Quib, it will grab newcomers to Dawson’s work by the scruff of the neck and refuse to let them go until they have signed a pledge of life-long allegiance.
Matt Jones’ Crescent will release its first album in ten years, Resin Pockets, on Geographic Music. Watch the video for the album’s opening track and first single ‘Get Yourself Tidy’ on above
If it’s been a long while since Little Waves, the intimate treasure they released in 2007, that’s because much like peers Movietone and flying saucer attack, Crescent move in slow motion, but with sure steps, only doing things when they feel right and true. You can hear this in the confidence that underpins the nine songs written by Crescent leader Matt Jones for Resin Pockets, an album that nestles beautifully into a long history of visionary outsider English pop craft, in the same vein as the isle’s solitary voices, all singing against the grain – the playfulness of Kevin Ayers; the grace of Vashti Bunyan; the rhapsody of Robert Wyatt; the melancholy of Epic Soundtracks; the revelations of Bill Fay.
Award-winning songwriter and performer Emily Barker is set to return in May with her new album ‘Sweet Kind Of Blue’. Barker is known for her blend of roots influences from country & blues to English folk via 60s pop. The new album was recorded at the legendary Memphis studio Sam Phillips Recording Service and produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price), with a cast of Memphis music royalty joining Emily as her backing band.
Watch this video above for a taste of the upcoming album.
Emily Barker will be performing at Rough Trade East, London on 20th May, 2017.
Amber Coffman has shared a new solo song. Listen to “No Coffee” above. It’s taken from her forthcoming debut solo album, City of No Reply, which arrives later this year via Columbia. So far, she’s shared one other song, “All to Myself.”
Coffman recently opened up about her departure from Dirty Projectors, as well as the end of her relationship with that band’s frontman (and now sole member), Dave Longstreth. “I consider it a loss to no longer be involved with Dirty Projectors, but ultimately walking away was the only healthy choice for me,” she said. “I’m really proud of the album I made and my hope is that people will listen to it on its own terms. I’ve waited a long time to share it and I’m looking forward to it.”
With their debut album Still Life released 28th April on Domino, south London trio Little Cub have shared a video for the latest track to be taken from the album, ‘Hypnotise’.
Watch the video now ABOVE.
Compiled and directed by Kim Taylor, the new video’s cut-and-paste library imagery echoes vocalist Dominic Gore’s call to arms lyricism, romanticising a future beyond the common modern day dystopian view.
Aldous Harding releases her second album, Party via 4AD. Following the recent single ‘Horizon’ – a lover’s call to arms which also features on her 4AD debut – a new track and video goes online today. Watch ‘Imagining My Man’ above.
Party was produced with the award-winning John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) in Bristol, a world away from Harding’s New Zealand home. As well as contributions from Parish, Perfume Genius’s Mike Hadreas lends vocals to ‘Imagining My Man’ and Party closer ‘Swell Does The Skull’. Igniting interest with her eponymous debut album released just two years ago, Aldous Harding quickly became a name murmured on many lips. She’s known for her sinister torch songs, gentle laments and eerie odes delivered with a charismatic combination of hubris, shrewd wit and quiet horror. Party introduces a new talent to the stark and unpopulated dramatic realm where Kate Bush and Scott Walker reside.
Liverpool-based All We Are return with their startling new track ‘Burn It All Out’. It’s the trio’s first new music since their self-titled debut in 2015, and marks a shift in their sound – one that takes in psychedelia, krautrock and post-punk.
All We Are are Guro Gikling from Norway (vocals, bass), Luis Santos from Brazil (guitars) and Richard O’Flynn from Ireland (drums/vocals). ‘Burn It All Out’ sets the tone for their forthcoming second album – it reflects their increasing cohesiveness as a unit and their belief in the power of friendship and togetherness in a world intent on driving us apart.
On the first date of the band’s UK tour, Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains have shared their beautifully surreal video for, ‘Après Après’. The track is a stand-out, taken from their recently released 4th studio album, Solide Mirage. Fránçois stars in the video as a character very similar to (but not) Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks.
In François’ own words: “Time has come for you to seek the path. We have a new video, Agent Cooper 2.0 style!”
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