Bill Ryder-Jones' beautiful debut EP 'A Leave Taking Soundtrack' is now available as a free downloadhere. Herein,Jones made a leap into the field of orchestral music and landed firmly with an exquisite work that gives some indication of his forthcoming album.
Bill Ryder-Jones: ‘When I left the band I wasn't playing much music at all but in 2009 a friend got in touch asking if I would write something for this short he was making, which I did. It's pretty much the only thing I wrote that year but the process opened another world up to me. We thought it'd be nice to give it away to the people who have been interested in what I've been doing on my own and also to hint at the future a little bit. My album, which is a soundtrack inspired by a novel, is pretty much a progression from the things learnt when writing for Leave Taking.
Wild Beasts release two previously unheard tracks entitled Soft Future and Blood Knowledge. Soft Future is the band’s first ever instrumental track, and is available to download as a special end-of-year giveaway. You can stream Blood Knowledge below.
Over the past couple of months Wild Beasts and Parisian illustrator Mattis Dovier have been working together to create an interactive GIF-Novel to accompany Soft Future and Blood Knowledge. The project forms part of The Jameson Works which is all about supporting modern-day craftsmen and sharing the interesting stories behind their processes.
Francois & The Atlas Mountains have released a deluxe edition of their current album Piano Ombre. Available digitally, it includes remixes by up-and-coming French talent and close friends. A full track list can be found below.
To accompany this release Francois has put together one of his beautiful hand crafted videos to accompany the Bajram Billi remix.
The hallucinatory yet heartfelt video for Panda Bear’s ‘Boys Latin’ is the second single from the forthcoming Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper album which is out 12th January 2015. Watch the video above which was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch.
Gliss Riffer marks new territory for Dan Deacon who, following up on the release of his large ensemble-based recordings - 2009’s Bromst and 2012’s America - decided to return to a simpler way of writing and recording, similar to that of 2007’s Spiderman of the Rings, which has resulted in this self-produced album.
Watch the Andrew Jeffrey Wright of All Ages Production-directed video for ‘Feel The Lightning’ above.
In 2012, Richmond, Virginia songwriter Matthew E. White impressed with his debut album Big Inner, a collection of songs that took older influences like Randy Newman, Curtis Mayfield, and The Band, and made them into a progressive, 21st century product. Now, he hopes to pick up where he left off with his follow-up, Fresh Blood.
Due out March 10th via Domino Records, the 10-track LP was co-produced by White and his Spacebomb Records co-founder Trey Pollard.
Watch the album trailer above which features a snippet of new song “Tranquility”.
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