Stockholm electronic pop act Dream Curtain, the project of William Hamparsomian, have unveiled a new track titled "This Landscape Is Our Escape", which is available for listening and free download on his Soundcloud page. Check it out below.
Glasgow producer Dam Mantle recently released his debut LP Brothers Fowl via Notown Recordings and yesterday a video for the track "RGB" was unveiled. The video was made by the High 5 Collective and it's an amazing clip, check it out below.
A$AP Rocky's proper debut LP LongLiveA$AP is on October 31via A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records and today he unveiled a new single titled "Fuckin' Problem". "Fuckin' Problem"'s got something of an all-star line-up as Drake, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz guests A$AP Rocky on the track, and it was produced by Noah “40″ Shebib. Check it out below.
In connection with the 45th anniversary box set edition of The Velvet Underground's classic debut LP The Velvet Underground & Nico Universal and Castle Face Records (the label of Thee Oh Sees leader John Dwyer) will release a tribute LP titled The Velvet Underground & Nico By Castle Face And Friends on November 6. The tribute LP features quite an impressive line-up with White Fence, The Fresh & Onlys, Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, among others, making appearances. Yesterday Ty Segall's contribution, a trashy lo-fi cover of "Femme Fatale", was unveiled online and you can listen to it below.
London noise pop duo Crushed Beaks will be releasing their new single "Breakdown" on November 5 via ASL Records and last month we heard the excellent a-side. Today the b-side "Horror Shorts" was unveiled as well, and it's a confirmation that Crushed Beaks is one of the very best in their genre at the moment. Listen to "Horror Shorts" below.
Halls released his debut record Ark earlier this week via No Pain In Pop (listen here, it's brilliant) and today he unveiled the video for "Roses For The Dead", which is mostly footage of a beating heart. "Roses For The Dead" is one of the strongest tracks on Ark, and the LP is one of the most promising debuts of the year. Watch the video below.
Canadian producer Teen Daze is set to release his second LP The Inner Mansions on November 6 via Lefse Records and last night he unveiled the seventh (!) track to be released from the LP; "Garden 1". Give it a listen below, and check out the other six over here.
Last month we posted Rush Midnight's '80s-inspired "The Night Was Young Enough", the first single from his upcoming debut EP +1, due on October 30 via Cascine. Rush Midnight is the former bass player of Twin Shadow and today a remix of "The Night Was Young Enough" by none other than Chad Valley, who is releasing his debut LP Young Hunger via October 30 as well, was unveiled. Check it out below.
Stockholm pop duo Icona Pop released their US debut The Iconic EP yesterday via Big Beat Records, and their debut LP is due here in Sweden on November 16. The Iconic EP includes this year's hit single "I Love It" as well as the album version of "Ready For The Weekend" (we got the club mix and dub version last month). Plus it contains the brilliant "Manners" and "Sun Goes Down" from their debut EP Nights Like This, as well as the previously released "Top Rated". The final track on the EP is "Good For You", which was unveiled yesterday. Listen to the full EP below.
I'm sure you know by now that we're big fans of Faye here at BNF, having posted pretty much everything Faye-related for the past six months, and a couple of weeks back she unveiled her new track "Mad Dog" in anticipation of here upcoming third single "Breathe Out", which is finally available for listening. "Breathe Out" is a great track, a bit slower and less of a pop hit than Faye's two first singles; "Water Against The Rocks" and "Come To Me", but equally impressive. Check it out below.
Bon Iver released their excellent second LP Bon Iver, Bon Iver last June via Jagjaguwar and now, over a year later, they've unveiled the official video for album closer "Beth/Rest". The '80s-influenced "Beth/Rest" was without a doubt the most divise track on the album, personally I find it to be great, and the video for it was directed by Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon and Dan Huiting. Watch it below (via disco naïveté).
London producer Halls released his debut record Ark yesterday on the excellent No Pain In Pop label and we've previously covered "White Chalk", "Roses For The Dead" and "Reverie". Last week the full LP was made available for listening exclusively on The Fader but now it's free to embed here as well. Usually we wouldn't post it anyway as we've already linked to the exclusive stream on Twitter and Facebook, but Ark is just that good. Give it a listen below.
London indie pop act Amusement originally started out as a duo but during the past twelve months they've evolved into a four-piece as well as remixing Outfit and opening for Niki & The Dove. Today they unveiled a brand new track titled "King Of The World", a slow-building electronic pop affair. Give it a listen below.
Last week we posted YAST's new single "Stupid", which is released today via Adrian Recordings/Double Sun, and the single release also contains the-b-side "Sick". "Sick" is a more low-key number than what we're used to from YAST, but still a brilliant example of the dreamy pop which has made YAST one of our favourite acts this year. Listen to both "Stupid" and "Sick" below.