The Stockholm-based indie pop duo The Forest & The Trees released their excellent self-titled debut record last year, and two days ago they followed it up with a new ep called What We Lost. The ep contains the brand new title track, a remix of said title track by Christian Niva and two remixes of tracks from their debut lp by Houses and Dreamtrak.
California folk rocker Jonathan Wilson released his second lp Gentle Spirit on Bella Union a while back and a couple of days ago he released the video for the track three on the album; "Desert Raven". Watch the beautifully shot video, directed by Michael Graham, below and if you're attending Wilco's European tour in the coming weeks you'll get a chance to catch him live if you get there early.
Deer Tick's first three albums were fine pieces of folk rock focused around the songwriting ability and unique vocals of frontman John McCauley but on their fourth album, Divine Providence, they're moving in a new direction. Both guitarist Ian O'Neil and drummer Dennis Ryan gets the chance to take the lead spot and overall the band are expanding on their sound, taking it in new and often raucous directions.
Bon Iver are set to start their almost entirely sold-out European tour in Manchester, UK tonight and last night they stopped by UK television show Later...with Jools Holland to perform "Towers" from their newest record Bon Iver, Bon Iver. Watch the excellent performance below and head over to their site to check out the full tour dates.
The French electro-dream music-maker M83's new album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is released today October 18. "Midnight City" is the second track on the new album and the first single released from it. The video of it was released yesterday, October 17.
In early October New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem announced that they would be releasing an iTunes Session in December via SideOneDummy Records, but due to the session appearing online they moved up the release date to today. The session features six tracks; four covers, a new original song and a re-working of their American Slang-track Boxer.
I've been hearing about the Swedish pop duo Icona Pop for awhile now, but I hadn't actually heard anything by them before going to their concert in Stockholm last night on a whim. I've clearly been missing out; I haven't been this impressed by a band I didn't already know for a long time. The duo, consisting of Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, released their debut ep Nights Like This last Monday and with it came the video for its lead single and title track. Check it out below, and make sure to keep an eye on this group in the future since they've already been given quite a lot of press in Sweden and the UK.