Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit are set to release their third record and their first live one; Live From Alabama, on November 20 via Lightning Rod Records. The record was recorded in their home state Alabama during August 2012 and it features cuts from Jason Isbell's solo career, his time with Drive-By Truckers as well as a cover of Neil Young's "Like A Hurricane". Yesterday a black-and-white live video for Isbell's "Danko/Manuel" (which originally appeared on Drive-By Truckers' excellent 2004 LP The Dirty South) premiered on Paste and you can watch it below.
The Weeknd is set to release his official debut album Trilogy on November 13 via XO/Universal Republic and it will be a re-release of last year's three mixtapes; House Of Balloons, Thursday, Echoes Of Silence, plus three new tracks. Last night The Weeknd unveiled a previously unheard track titled "Enemy", which isn't included in the preliminary tracklisting for Trilogy. Check it out below.
Last week Halls unveiled the new video for his excellent "Roses For The Dead", the second one from his newly released debut LP Ark. This week a remix of the track by London-based techno producer Max Cooper was released as well, and it's a good one. Check it out below.
We've featured Stockholm musician Markus Hulthén here on BNF a few times for his solo work but Hulthén is more kno wn as half of the instrumental organ duo Mackaper - and now Mackaper are back with a new album. The record will be their second, following 2010's When All Is Sad And Down; it's titled Mot Ljusare Tider and will be released via Flora & Fauna on December 19 and so far we've gotten a taste from the record in the excellent "Staden Vaknar". Check it out below.
It's been over a year since M83 released their latest record; the double album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming but today they released the third video to be taken from the record. The video for "Steve McQueen" was made by Balthazar Auxietre and Sylvain Derosne who won M83's video contest and it follows the previously released ones for "Midnight City" and "Reunion". Watch it below.
It's been over two months since Chad Valley released the Glasser-featuring "Fall 4 U", the lead single from his new record Young Hunger, and by now we've gotten a Lissvik remix of it as well as a stream of the full LP. Today Chad Valley, or Hugo Manuel as he's really called, shared the video for "Fall 4 U" as well and you can watch it below.
Luis Vasquez, or The Soft Moon as he calls himself, is about to release his second full-length Zeros next week in the US and the week after that in the rest of the world, via Captured Tracks. We've previously posted "Die Life" and "Insides" but now the full LP is available for listening, and it's a good one. Check it out below.
Back in mid-September we posted Pandr Eyez's amazing "Again And Again", half of their new double a-sided single (due on November 6 via London's ever-brilliant Double Denim Records). Today the other half of the single was unveiled - the equally impressive "Physical Education" - and you can listen to it below.
A couple of weeks back BNF favourites Torches unveiled their new single "Someone Needs A Ritual", due on November 5 via your new favourite London label Heart Throb Records, and yesterday its b-side "Wolves" was also made available for listening. As usual Torches frontman Charlie Drinkwater's vocals are the main draw in this slow-building number. Check it out for yourselves below.
Former Twin Shadow bassist Rush Midnight is set to release his debut EP +1 via Cascine next week and we've previously posted lead single "The Night Was Young Enough" as well as label mate Chad Valley's excellent remix of said track. Now the full EP has been made available for listening on Cascine's Soundcloud page and you can stream it below in all its eighties-inspired glory.
Teen Daze's second LP The Inner Mansions is due for release in less than two weeks and now he has unveiled eight out of nine tracks from the album with the eighth being "The Heart Of God" which you can stream below. Check out the other eight tracks by working your way through our posts tagged with Teen Daze here.
The beloved San Francisco duo Girls split earlier this year as singer-songwriter Christopher Owens left the band to pursue a solo career. And now we've finally got the first solo material from Owens in the form of a brand new song from his upcoming solo debut Lysandre (or rather a brand new song plus an intro), which is due on January 14 next year via Turnstile/Fat Possum. The track in question is track number two on the LP "Here We Go" and you can listen to either by itself or with album intro "Lysandre's Theme" below. Soundwise it's a more low-key approach but Owens' songwriting is just as good as before.
Sharon Van Etten released her great third LP Tramp via Jagjaguwar in February this year and on November 13 she'll be releasing the deluxe edition of the LP. The deluxe edition will feature the original LP plus demos for all of the tracks from the album as well as the demo for a previously track titled "Tell Me". Listen to the "Tell Me" demo below, right now.
Brooklyn singer-songwriter Eddi Front is releasing her self-titled debut EP on November 5 via Best Fit Recordings and we've previously posted three of the EPs four tracks; "Gigantic", "Texas" and "Superhero Style". Today the fourth and final track from the EP was unveiled; a brilliant cover of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (originally from their 1997 album The Boatman's Call). Check it out below.
Wild Nothing, the project of Jack Tatum, released its second LP Nocturne in late August via Bella Union/Captured Tracks and today the video for the second single to be taken from the album, "Paradise", premiered. The video was shot in New York, Los Angeles, The Niagara Falls and St. Maarten and features actress Michelle Williams. Watch the Matthew Amato-directed clip below.
Parakeet, the project of Yuck's Mariko Doi, The History of Apple Pie’s James Thomas and guitarist Jon Jackson, have just self-released their debut EP Shonen Hearts digitally with a physical release on limited gold cassette to follow on November 19. Shonen Hearts contains six tracks, including the title track which we posted back in June and it's available to buy on their Bandcamp page, and you can stream it in full below.
Chromatics released one of the very best records of the year so far in late March; Kill For Love and today a brand new non-album track was released. "Looking For Love" is taken from Chromatics' label Italians Do It Better's upcoming After Dark 2 compilation and it was unveiled with a video directed by Alberto Rossini, although this version is only five minutes - the full version is seventeen minutes long. Watch the video below.
Stockholm duo Karl X Johan released a brand new track titled "Get It All" earlier today, taken from their upcoming EP Do You Remember / Get It All. The EP is due on October 30 via Emotion and you can listen to the glorious "Get It All" below.
Earlier this month we posted the RZA/Black Keys collaboration "The Baddest Man Alive", taken from the soundtrack of RZA's upcoming film The Man With The Iron Fists. Today the video for the track was unveiled as well, which features RZA and The Black Keys fight it out in a restaurant as well as RZA ripping someones arm off. Watch it below
We've covered Chad Valley's upcoming debut LP Young Hunger a whole bunch of times by now and it's finally due for release next week via Cascine/Loose Lips. Today the album premiered on The Hype Machine and you can stream it below in all its '80s-inspired glory.
Wednesday October 24: Kärleksdöden: How To Dress Well at Färgfabriken
Compared to the last few weeks’ relative lack of concerts this week is completely packed (especially the Saturday, just check out your choices below). There’s plenty of great gigs this week but the absolute highlight will be How To Dress Well’s show at Färgfabriken. How To Dress Well, or Tom Krell as he’s really called, last visit to Sweden was in August at the Way Out West festival where he supposedly delivered the gig of the year so far. Now his back, fresh off the release of his brilliant second album Total Loss, and it’s got every potential to be amazing. Plus there’s a Korallreven DJ-set included as well.
150 kr. Sold out.
Wednesday October 24: Fritz's Corner: Saigon at Lilla Hotellbaren
Opening for The Raveonettes. 180 kr.
Friday October 26: The Tarantula Waltz + The Thieves From The North at Twang
Friday October 26: Anna Von Hausswolff at Kägelbanan
Saturday October 27: Grizzly Bear + Villagers at Berns
Saturday October 27: Kärleksdöden: Balam Acab at Debaser Slussen
Free before 22.
Saturday October 27: Noonie Bao + Woodlands at Debaser Medis
Free before 22.
Saturday October 27: Popaganda: The Sound Of Arrows + Postiljonen at Hornstull Strand
Saturday October 27: Electric Wizard at Nalen
Sunday October 28: First Aid Kit + Idiot Wind at Cirkus
Sunday October 28: The Revival Tour at Debaser Slussen
A couple of days back we posted Ty Segall's take on The Velvet Underground's classic "Femme Fatale", taken from an upcoming tribute LP to The Velvet's debut LP The Velvet Underground & Nico. The tribute LP, titled The Velvet Underground & Nico By Castle Face And Friends, is due on November 6 via Castle Face/Universal and features contributions from Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh & Onlys plus more. One of the artists making appearing on the LP is Tim Presley, aka White Fence, who takes on "Run Run Run". Check it out below, as premiered by Stereogum.