Niki & The Dove will release their next single "Somebody" on October 28 and today a remix of the track by Clock Opera was unveiled. Check it out below.´
Last week I posted "Shut Eye", the first single Liverpool psych folk trio Stealing Sheep's debut album Into The Diamond Sun, and today the video for their second single "Genevieve" premiered on Noisey. Watch the video below.
The Gaslight Anthem will release their fourth LP Handwritten via Mercury Records on July 24 and they've now unveiled the video for the title track of the record. Watch the emotional video, about the life of a vinyl record, below.
Brooklyn singer-songwriter Eddi Front's debut single "Gigantic" premiered last night on Pitchfork and you'll definitely want to keep your eyes on her in the future. "Gigantic" straddles the line between bombastic and frail beautifully, and it's absolutely heartbreaking. Check it out below.
Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood is releasing his third solo record Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance on September 11 via ATO Records and earlier this year the first track from the album was released. Hood, one of the best songwriters of the past ten years, will also be heading to Europe for a tour with The Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn and Centro-matic's Will Johnson in November.
Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance features guest spots from all members of the Drive-By Truckers as well as Hood's father David Hood (famed bass player), Will Johnson and Scott Danbom from Centro-matic and vocalist Kelly Hogan. Hogan provides harmony vocals on "Come Back Little Star", which you can listen to below, or grab as an mp3 in exchange for an email address.
Torches' excellent debut single "Sky Blue & Ivory" will finally be released on Monday via Fractions Of One and today the b-side for the single premiered. The b-side is called "Silent Film" and it's as good as the a-side. Check it out below.
London punk act Sauna Youth will release their debut full-length Dreamlands on September 3 via Gringo
Records/Faux Discx. The first single from the release, "PSI Girls", is available now and you can give it a listen and/or download it below. Stay tuned for more.
London duo Crushed Beaks' excellent "Grim" premiered online little over a month ago and today the video for the track was released as well. The video is directed by Jonny Sanders and produced by Feedy Frizzi and you can watch it below.
Cascine's been quite excellent this year with EPs from World Tour, Erika Spring and Ditt Inre out, and on July 31 they're adding another one to their catalogue. David Kyhlberg, half of Sail A Whale, is releasing his debut solo EP True and today the title track from the EP premiered. Recommended for all fans of Swedish electronic pop. Check it out below.
The singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone is set to release her third studio record Deer Creek Canyon, her second on Sub Pop, on September 24. Deer Creek Canyon is her first studio record in four years and she released the first track from it, "Naked", last week. Check it out below.
Vancouver pop-punk trio Sightlines (consisting of Eric Axen, Aaron McHattie and Chris Martell) released their debut EP Summer in late May this year after forming last summer. Summer is a fast-paced pop-punk EP in the catchy power-pop vein and the seven-track EP is available as a free download from their Bandcamp site. Check out the second track from it; "Beleaguered", below.
The Stockholm lo-fi pop-punk act Dinosaurs Are Still Alive are set to release a new EP at the end of this month titled I Like Everything. Earlier this month the first track and video from the EP was released; the catchy "Feels So Good To Be Dead". Check it out below.
Niki & The Dove sure keep busy. Their debut album Instinct was released in the UK and Europe in May via Mercury Records and Sub Pop will release it in the US on August 7. Today Niki & The Dove unveiled a new video for the track "Dance Floor", which is taken from their debut mixtape, Mixtape 1. "Dance Floor" is the final track on the mixtape and features LA dance duo LULA Children of the Sun. Watch the video below, plus stream the entire mixtape.
The xx are set to release their second LP Coexist on September 10 internationally and on September 11 in the US via Young Turks and they just unveiled the first track from the album; "Angels". Give it a listen below.
Well, here's one thing I didn't expect but when you think about it it actually makes a lot of sense. The newly reunited The Afghan Whigs have released a cover of Frank Ocean's "Lovecrimes", from last year's Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape and it turns out great (which isn't surprising due to the Whigs' affinity for soul music). Give it a listen below.
Jack White released the video for his single "Freedom At 21" today, and you can watch the Hype Williams-directed clip below.
Marika Hackman is a London singer-songwriter in the folk vein, quite reminiscent of Laura Marling (oh comparing one female British singer-songwriter to another, how clever!) in the sense that they're both working in the darker and austere parts of folk music. In many ways it's also closer to American indie folk than many of her UK contemporaries.
Hackman is releasing her debut single, the double A-side "You Come Down" / "Mountain Spines" on September 3 via Transgressive imprint paradYse and it's produced by BNF favourite Johnny Flynn and his band member Adam Beach. You can listen to both tracks below, and remember the name as you'll no doubt hear more from Marika Hackman.
Stoke-on-Trent's Bong Idle was only formed in April this year but they've already got their debut EP Night Of The Living Blunt up on their Soundcloud. Musically it's lo-fi garage psych or perhaps noise pop - feel free to use whatever more or less meaningless description you want, what's more important is the fact that it's very good. My personal favourite from the three-track EP is the closer "Umbongo", which you can stream below.
Odd Future rapper Domo Genesis just released a new track titled "Elimination Chamber" featuring fellow Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt as well as Vince Staples and Action Bronson, with production from The Alchemist. According to tweets from the artists "Elimination Chamber" is brand new, recorded and mastered and then instantly released online. It's taken from Domo Genesis upcoming No Idols project. Check it out below.
Stockholm dream pop duo Ditt Inre released their debut EP En Värld I Brand earlier this year via Cascine and last night they released the video for their single "Månljus (Saknad)". The video is directed by Markus Waltå and features a fair bit of destroying things, and some animal cruelty. Read the directors statement regarding the video and watch it below, plus download the track below the video (and listen to the full EP here).
Art Is Hard Records recording artist Best Friends, from Sheffield, UK, just released a new track via their Soundcloud titled “If You Think Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out”. The track follows their latest EP Throwing Up, which was released in March via Art Is Hard Records, and you can listen to “If You Think Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out” below.
Stockholm's Museum Of Bellas Artes released the 7" single for "Bear Cubs" / "Dead Silence" in mid-June via Force Majeure and earlier this week the video for the A-side was released. Yesterday the band shared the video for the B-side "Dead Silence" on their Facebook page as well, and you can watch it below. The video is made of footage from the Japanese manga series Barefoot Gen.
The Australian instrumental trio Dirty Three; Warren Ellis of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Grinderman plus Mick Turner and Jim White, released their latest record Toward The Low Sun via Bella Union/Drag City earlier this year. Now they've released a video for "Rising Below", which you can watch below. The video was made by Emma Watts.