One third of Test Icicles, Sam Mehran, releases a collection of works. Whilst his former band mates (Rory Atwell andDev Hynes) have been producing and working on counteless high-profile side projects, we've been privately enjoying Sam Mehran's intrepid foray into his alter ego Outer Limitz notably with the song I Kontakt. Now dropping the Z in favour of an S, Sam launches a full public assault by consolidating his Singles, Demos & Rarities into one edition for you all to enjoy as well.
'I feel like I have many stories ahead of me. Over the past few years I've learnt that people are people and music is music and I can't really judge or say I believe deep down that one this is genuinely better than another, Life is just so crazy. I used to think I was an alien, but Earth has been such an epic experience that I'm now glad to call it home. But who knows, maybe one day I'll leave and realize that home was some place else.'Sam Mehran
This compilation represents the perfect portal into a special artistic imagination, a thrilling outsider-art artefact and even more reason for excitement regarding whatever Mehran dreams up next.
Introducing the long-lasting 2017 Subaru Impreza. Kids grow up in the blink of an eye. Every parent knows how true that is. One minute, they’re toddlers running around the backyard, and then, suddenly, they’re all grown up. In this commercial, we see the story of a little boy who’s grown up too fast, the parents who watched it happen, and the car that’s been there for them all along.
When West Country feedback merchant Dave Pearce's Flying Saucer Attack resurfaced in 2015 with his first new music in more than a decade, it provided the ideal opportunity to introduce his out-of-print back catalogue to a whole new audience. Following the excitement generated by the re-release of Further, Chorus and Distance last year, Domino are reissuing three more of his peerless early works – the self-titled debut, New Lands and Mirror.
Tamsin Wilson and her band, aptly called Wilsen, are gearing up to release their long-awaited debut album ‘I Go Missing In My Sleep’ via Secret City.
They’ve now shared their latest taste of the album ‘Heavy Steps’. On it, Tamsin’s voice drifts across soothing, folk-infused guitar melodies, a light smattering of piano, sweeps of strings and even waves of soothing synths. It sounds like there’s a lot going on, but it’s all handled with light enough touch that it all seems effortlessly elegant. Tamsin told NPR that the track is “a reminder to look ahead, because sometimes it’s all too easy to do the opposite.” This track certainly makes you look forward to that upcoming debut LP.
Wilsen recorded the LP in upstate New York and at The Farm Studio, located just outside of Philadelphia, with producer Ben Baptie.
The Kills – Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince - are pleased to share a brand new video for ‘Whirling Eye’, off 2016’s album Ash & Ice. The video, helmed by award-winning video director Sophie Muller, a longtime collaborator of the band, was shot at several locations in Los Angeles using the Omni, GoPro’s synchronized 6-camera array for VR, and can be viewed above.
Animal Collective have announced The Painters EP. The companion to last year’s Painting With is out at the end of the week, Friday, February 17 (via Domino). It features three new songs recorded around the same time as the 2016 LP; there is also a cover of “Jimmy Mack” (made famous by Martha and the Vandellas).
Above, watch the lyric video (by Jack Kubizne) for the EP’s opening track “Kinda Bonkers.”
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