A couple of weeks back we posted three tracks from San Franciscan singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt's self-titled debut LP, which is out now via Tim Presley aka White Fence's Birth Records. Earlier this week a full album stream of Jessica Pratt was unveiled on The Fader together with a great interview with her, read the interview over here and listen to the album below.
As you've probably noticed by now we're big fans of Chad Valley here at BNF and he sure keeps busy; he recently released his debut LP Young Hunger, a split EP with Trophy Wife, a remix of Rush Midnight and now he's remixed London pop act Queen Of Hearts' upcoming single "Warrior". The "Warrior" single is due on December 2 via NightMoves and you can listen to Chad Valley's remix of the track below, as premiered on Best Fit, plus listen to the original version.
Jonas Lundqvist released what is probably the best Swedish album with lyrics in Swedish of the year; the Rasmus Hägg of Studio-produced Så E De Me De, earlier this year via Moondog. Last week he unveiled the video for "Hög Över Husen", produced by Frode & Marcus, which you can watch below.
The Soft Moon, aka Luis Vasquez, released his second LP Zeros a while back via Captured Tracks and earlier this week he unveiled the video for "Machines". The video consists of edited material from Ralph Steiner's - Mechanical Principles from 1930 by Ron Robinson and has a very industrial feel, which works great with the music. Check it out below, and stream the album here if you haven't heard it yet.
If you remember, we posted Stockholm-based indie pop artist Paper Hearts' excellent "Fly Away", taken from his debut EP On Top Of The World, back in June and now he's back with a new single. Paper Hearts, the project of Gustav Tranback, released "One Of Me" today via Pepperbox Recordings and you can listen to it below. Head over here to buy the 7" single, which features the vinyl exclusive b-side "Yesteryears".
London indie act Torches' latest single "Someone Needs A Ritual" was unveiled in early October and it was officially released via Heart Throb Records on November 5. Today the band shared the video for the track as well, and you can watch the Hassan Alsekafi-directed clip below. Listen to the b-side of "Someone Needs A Ritual"; "Wolves", over here.
London noise pop duo Playlounge are set to release their debut EP Thrash Magic via Fear & Records on December 12, and it's a great debut from one of the most promising acts around. We've previously posted lead single "Sweet Tooth" and today Best Fit premiered the video for it as well. Watch the nostalgic clip below, plus stream the EP in full over here.
Norwegian psych pop act Young Dreams recently opened for their label mates Tame Impala on their European tour and now they've unveiled a cover of Tame Impala's new single "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards". The "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" single was released earlier this week via Modular and besides Young Dreams' take on the track it features remixes from Madlib and Memory Tapes. Listen to Young Dreams' version of "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" below, plus listen to Young Dreams' "Fog Of War" here.
Stockholm pop songstress and BNF-favourite Faye released her newest single "Breathe Out" late last month via Best Fit Recordings/Hybris/Cooperative Music. Yesterday the black-and-white video for the single was released as well and you can check out the Victor Holmberg-directed clip below. Faye are set to open for Jessie Ware at Berns in Stockholm on December 3, details here.
Umeå-based indie rock act First Love, Last Rites are set to release their second album Wasted Hearts on December 8 via Nomethod Records. A couple of weeks back we posted the second single from the LP; "Charlot", and last week the video for the track was unveiled as well. Watch it below.
HATEM (Hola A Todo El Mundo in full) will be releasing their new LP Ultraviolet Catastrophe February 4 next year via Madrid-based label Mushroom Pillow, and the album's lyrics are taken from Roy Tiger Milton's poem of the same name. Today they're releasing the first single from the LP; the gorgeous pop piece "They Won't Let Me Grow". Listen to it below.
Saturday November 24: What We Do Is Secret/Fritz's Corner: Deerhoof + Holograms at Hornstull Strand
A fair few of the most interesting acts around are coming to Stockholm this week but the prime pick of them all must be the Fritz’s Corner/What We Do Is Secret presented double-bill of indie mainstay Deerhoof and rising Swedish punk act Holograms. Holograms released their self-titled debut LP earlier this year via the always-impressive Captured Tracks. 160 kr.
What We Do Is Secret