Last month I posted "Please Be My Third Eye", the first track from La Sera's upcoming second lp Sees The Light, and now she's unveiled another one called "Break My Heart". They're quite similar and style, and "Break My Heart" doesn't disappoint qualitywise either. Give it a listen and/or a download below.
I just posted a new track from Vånna Inget titled "Nödsignal", from their upcoming EP, but as it turns out they've also got a new video out. The video is for the title track of their debut record Allvar, which was released last year, and it features love footage from their gig at Babel in Malmö a few weeks ago. Watch it below.
I don't think I've mentioned Vånna Inget on here before, but they're one of my favourite current Swedish punk rock acts writing both affecting and catchy tunes, much in the way many of the best original punk acts did with a mix of punk rock and power pop. A more current comparison, for Swedes at least, would be the now defunct Masshysteri.
Anyway, they've just released a new song on their Soundcloud called "Nödsignal" and it's taken from the upcoming 7" EP "Jag Ska Fly Tills Jag Hittar Hem", which will be released next month. Listen to it below.
Simone Felice's self-titled debut record will be released on April 2 via Reveal Records in the UK and Team Love in the US and I've previously posted the first single from the album; "New York Times" and a live-take on "Hey Bobby Ray". Felice has now unveiled the video for his forthcoming single "You & I Belong" as well, and just as the previous two songs it sounds very good. The video is a quite weird little clip directed by Tobias Stretch, and you can watch it below, with the official single release being scheduled for March 19.
Korallreven's debut record An Album By Korallreven was arguably my favourite record of 2011 and they've now released a video for their latest single "Sa Sa Samoa", taken from that very record. Watch the video below, and if you haven't heard the band's extended version of the track you really should do so.
Laura Marling's A Creature I Don't Know ended up in my top 20 albums of last year and she's now released a video for one of the strongest tracks from the album; "All My Rage". Watch the video below.
The Kills just released the single for "The Last Goodbye", taken from their newest album Blood Pressures which was released last year on Domino Records. The single will be released on both limited 7" vinyl and a regular released on 10" vinyl, and the 10" features a cover of The Velvet Underground's classic "Pale Blue Eyes", which you can listen to below.
A couple of weeks back I posted "Love Interruption", the first single from Jack White's upcoming solo debut album, and earlier today the video for the track premiered. The video features White performing the song with the musicians that performs on it; Emily Bowland on bass clarinet, Brooke Wagonner on wurlitzer electric piano and Ruby Amanfu on vocals. Watch it below.
Last year Marissa Nadler released one of the strongest records of the year with her self-titled album, and this year she's returning with a companion ep titled The Sister. The Sister will be released on May 29 via her Box of Cedar Records and earlier today the first track from the ep premiered; a track titled "The Wrecking Ball Company". "The Wrecking Ball Company" is more stripped back instrumentally than most of Marissa Nadler and it's quite beautiful. Listen to it below.
Back in December I posted the new video for Niki & The Dove's debut single "DJ, Ease My Mind", which is seeing a second release now in February, in anticipation of their upcoming debut record. In celebration of the release, and Valentine's Day, the band has shared a clip of vocalist Malin Dahlström performing the track in her parents' garden. Watch it below.
I posted the video for the Swedish psychedelic rock act Samling's latest single "Stackars Lilla Värsting" a couple of weeks ago and last week a remix of the track by master remixer Dan Lissvik (formerly of Studio) was released. It's quite different from the original, and it's very good. Check it out below.
Howlin Rain's new album The Russian Wilds is finally out today via American Recordings, at least if you're in the US, us Europeans will have to wait until March 12 when it'll be released over here via Agitated Records. But fear not, you can listen to the album right now as Spinner's got a full album stream going. And you really should give it a listen, it's a really good rock record; a bit slicker and more streamlined than their previous work but equally good and Ethan Miller shines as a vocalist throughout.
It's been a few weeks since I last wrote anything about Way Out West but it's hardly been quiet since then, and today they announced their biggest act yet this year; The Black Keys. The garage rock duo from Akron, Ohio has just been getting bigger the past few years and they're finally playing Sweden - to my knowledge they haven't been here since I discovered them in 2008, but hey, I may be wrong.
I've been talking a lot about Damien Jurado's new album Maraqopa for awhile now, and it's finally available to stream now as the AV Club premiered it earlier today. I've had the privilege to listen to the album for awhile now and I can without a doubt say that it's one of the finest releases of 2012 so far and it's sure to end up high on my end of the year list. It's just a fantastic indie folk release, which sonically stretches beyond what you'd normally expect from Jurado. It's excellent. Listen to it below.
Porcelain Raft's new album Strange Weekend was released a couple of weeks ago on Secretly Canadian and stands as my favourite record of the young 2012, and on February 21 album standout "Unless You Speak From Your Heart" will be released as a single.
The single will be released on 7" vinyl and digital download and with it comes the previously unreleased b-side "Something In Between". While "Something In Between" isn't as strong as most of Strange Weekend it's a very good song in its own right, and earlier today the video for the track was released. The video was directed by Mauro Remiddi, aka Porcelain Raft, himself and you can watch it below, plus read his thoughts about it.
Loney Dear, aka Emil Svanängen, released his new album Hall Music in October last year and a couple of weeks ago the video for "Loney Blues" was released, but today DIY premiered the "official European video" for the track (although it's labeled as just "Blues"). While the first video was good this one is on another level; it's absolutely beautiful and very moving. Watch it below.
The past Friday and Saturday The Tallest Man On Earth played two sold-out gigs in South Africa, his first on the continent, and he chose to premiere some new material. From the looks of it he played two new songs and we have an audience recorded video of one of them; "Little Brother", from the Cape Town gig on Friday. It sounds just amazing, watch it below.