Archive for listen to
Yeah Yeah Yeah‘s front woman, Karen O‘s debut solo album, Crush Songs is out on the 9th September. Check out her new dreamy, underwater video for, Rapt below:
Erlend Øye‘s new album, Legaeo is out on the 3rd October.
The Underachievers‘ first album proper, The Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium is out on the 12th August.
I really like Bella Union‘s Veronica Falls and I really, really like Manchester’s very own Mazes - so the idea of a member of each group getting together to create another new offering is a treat.
Ultimate Painting take inspiration from the Drop City American artist community that formed in southern Colorado in 1965. The duo comprises of James Hoare from Mazes and Jack Cooper from Veronica Falls and their eponymous first offering is described by the pair as, “a vague theme song for the band”.
The song has a gently psychedelic and hypnotic quality that reminds me of bands from the Elephant 6 collective like, Olivia Tremor Control, Beulah and Of Montreal – but with a little less pomp and a little more room to breathe and sigh.
It’s a lovely, summery slice of modern psych-pop – check it out below:
Ultimate Painting‘s debut album is out this autumn and they’re playing the ‘intimate’ Castle Hotel in Manchester on the 14th August (get tickets here).
I really enjoyed Books member, Nick Zammuto’s 2012 debut solo album. It’s experimental electronics fell just the right side of quirky for me, but it ended up flying under the radar somewhat.
New single, Great Equator, turns down his previous album’s heavily synthesised vocals for something a tad subtler. In fact it doesn’t really get going until the 2:04 mark, sounding a bit like a mellow cousin of something by The Notwist or The Postal Service. Then it goes all late 80’s acid house before drifting back into something altogether gentler, and then ending with a final verse of delightfully simple and melodic acidity. It’s bloody lovely.
Check out the video below and see if you like it too:
Zammuto’s new album, Anchor, is out on the 2nd September.