Melbourne based singer songwriter Jimmy Tait, real name Sara Retallick, has just released a new single, 'All My Friends', an understated layered journey delivered with a laid back intensity. While on the surface the title appears to mark an ode penned to celebrate her nearest bretheren, its not as simple as that as Retallick seems to lament disconnection in modern day friendships and social apathy in general. You can stream it below. Tait is currently putting the finishing touches on her as yet untitled second album which is due in September. One to look out for.
Four new ones this week with Daft Punk to Number One with 'Get Lucky'. Just has to happen - commercial label or otherwise, simply the best thing going around at present. The new entries are led the latest single 'You & Me' by English house duo Disclosure off the excellent Settle debuts at 19 while Sydney electronic duo Cosmo's Mignight who we featured Tuesday debut at 23 with 'Phantasm'. Portland duo Soft Metals are back with a new record Lenses due out next month and first single 'Tell Me' comes in at 25. The debuts are rounded off by GRMLN aka Yoodoo Park. He's in at 26 with the infectious pop rocker 'How Do You Know How It Feels'.
Big moves this week for pop outfits, the Scottish trio Chvrches with 'Gun' (15 to 3) and American duo Kisses, 'The Hardest Part (20 to 9). Swedes Banana Beach also experience a sizeable jump (22 to 10).
Enjoy the new ones below and go to the whole chart here.
The strangely named Sydney electronic duo Cosmo's Midnight released their debut EP, Surge yesterday and through label Yes Please have kindly offered it up for a name your price arrangement here on bandcamp. The exquisitely understated track 'Phantasm' which we're offering below as a teaser features the beautiful pipes of Nicole Millar. Containing three more dreamy compositions including the notable title track sporting London based James Shuar are all of equally impressive stock. The warm atmosphere of Surge is indicative of what fellow Australian electronic act Flume saw in the twin brothers when he chose them as winners of a remix competition for 'Sleepless' last year. Catch them on tour at the venues and dates below
1. Surge (feat. James Shuar)
2. Phantasm (feat. Nicole Millar)
3. Lover’s Shadow
4. Won’t You Stay
28 June - Adelaide - Cats @ Rocket Bar w/ Tokimonsta
29 June - Melbourne - Rats @ Brown Alley w/ Oisima
11 July - Sydney - Yes Please 2nd Birthday @ Goodgod Small Club
12 July - Perth – The Causeway w/ Kit Pop
Next week sees the long awaited release of the new Boards Of Canada double album, Tomorrow's Harvest, just their fourth full length in nigh on twenty years. In the lead up, the contemplative Scottish electronic geniuses have released a video for the slow building yet pulsating track, 'Reach For The Dead'. As ever, not a word to be heard, but Tomorrow's Harvest as a whole sonically says more than any set of words could about the current human predicament that has us, and indeed many other species because of us, headed for a painful exit from this earth. Powerful stuff. The album is out June 10 on Warp.
2. Reach for the Dead
3. White Cyclosa
4. Jacquard Causeway
6. Cold Earth
7. Transmisiones Ferox
8. Sick Times
10. Palace Posy
11. Split Your Infinities
13. Nothing Is Real
15. New Seeds
16. Come to Dust
17. Semena Mertvykh
Two acts from Sweden accompany Scottish pop trio Chvrches, whose absurdly catchy new single 'Gun', leads the new entries at 15. Canadian electronic dance outfit Austra, 'Painful Like (17) and Italian pysch rockers The Vickers, 'She's Lost' (20) are also the chart this week. Both were featured on Sunday. Joining them is Stockholm indie pop quartet Banana Beach, who hit the ground running with their debut single, the emotive driving pop gem, 'Mobile Homes'. It's in at 21 and available as a free download below. Fellow Swedes Karl X Johan announced their debut album nearly a full year out from its release, April 29, 2014!!!! Thankfully, we don't have to wait that long to hear something from it, a somewhat derivative piece of synth pop saved by an embedded hook and a vocal that soars. 'Never Leave Me' debuts at 26.
It's as you were at the top with Mood Rings continuing to keep Daft Punk off the top spot. Enjoy the new ones and go to the chart here.
Florence psychedelic pop/rock quartet The Vickers mix the tripped out sounds of the 60s with the dirge of the 90s and wrap them up in a tautly produced package on new single 'She's Lost' released on 7" vinyl through Cybertree and Foolica Records. Vocals wise, there's more than a hint of Tame Impala going on and that's certainly a good thing. The band has released two albums, Keep Clear (2009) and Fine For Now (2011) and a third is in the pipeline as we speak. You can grab the vinyl single here. Meanwhile download the digital version for free below and check out the video as well.
1. She's Lost
2. All I Need
The Vickers (ITA)
From the 7" single, 'She's Lost', Cherrytree/Foolica.
Los Angeles downtempo musician/producer Leo Shulman, aka Aleos has just released his promising debut EP, Moments. The influences of the talented 21 year old jazz trained musician are all over the six tracks, from most noticeably Flying Lotus in a modern sense to the legendary jazz musician Wayne Shorter. First track, the choppy, yet soulfully smooth 'Things You See' can be downloaded below while the whole thing is sitting here on bandcamp for a name your price arrangement. So what are you waiting for - give a little, get a lot.
1. Things You See
6. The Change
Toronto electronic trio Austra are back with a new record, Olympia. Two singles have surfaced, the slightly hypnotic 'Home' and somewhat more four to the floor 'Painful Like'. Check them both out below. Olympia is out on Paper Bag in their home country and Domino everwhere else on July 17/18.
1. What We Done?
2. Forgive Me
3. Painful Like
7. I Don't Care (I'm a Man)
8. We Become
10. Annie (Oh muse, you)
11. You Changed My Life
12. Hurt Me Now
From the forthcoming album, 'Olympia', Paper Bag/Domino. Out on June 17.
Bristol post electronic duo Fuck Buttons are set to release a brand new record, Slow Focus, four years after their last blast of sonic debris, Tarot Sport. First single, 'The Red Wing' which you can hear as a radio edit below sports a breakbeat feel and captures that same euphoric build up that has characterised past releases. Slow Focus is out on ATP Recordings on June 22 while the full 12" version of the aforementioned single is out on limited edition gold vinyl on June 24. Pre order album and single respectively here and here.
2 Year of the Dog
3 The Red Wing
5 Prince’s Prize
7 Hidden XS
The Red Wing (Edit)
Fuck Buttons (ENG)
From the forthcoming album, Slow Focus', ATP. Out on July 22.
Hot on the heels of the release of Italo-electro-disco duo Sally Shapiro's third full length record Somewhere Else (one of our recent albums of the week) comes its amazing remix accompaniment, Elsewhere. It just goes to show the respect that many contempories have for the Johan Agebjörn created project that all three records have been remixed by some of the best artists electronic music has to offer; Junior Boys, Lindstrom, The Juan Maclean, CFCF, Dntel, Low Motion Disco, Boat Club and Holy Fuck.
This time around more luminaries have come aboard. Elsewhere sports 10 remixes by The Field, Dan Lissvik, Nite Jewel, Little Boots, Young Galaxy and Lost Years while Com Truise appears on the Paper Bag Store bonus track edition. We're loving the pulsating take on 'Architectured Love' by Mauvais Cliche, the project of Sally Shapiro collaborator Johan Emmoth with Paris based producer Jotta Hautanen. Agebjörn's personal favourite, 'All My Life' gets an off beat laden retro makeover from Swedish producer Mitch Murder. You can check it our below. Elsewhere can be purchased on CD and digitally here.
1 I Dream With An Angel Tonight (Lovelock Remix)
2 If It Doesn’t Rain (Dan Lissvik Remix)
3 All My Life (Mitch Murder Remix)
4 Architectured Love (Mauvais Cliché Remix)
5 Sundown (Nite Jewel Remix)
6 This City’s Local Italo Disco DJ Has A Crush On Me (Little Boots Discotheque Remix)
7 Don’t Be Afraid (with Anoraak) (Lost Years Remix)
8 Starman (Henning Fürst Remix)
9 What Can I Do (Young Galaxy Remix)
10 Lives Together (The Field Remix)
iTunes / Paper Bag store bonus tracks:
11 If It Doesn't Rain (Klein & MBO Remix)
12 This City's Local Italo Disco DJ Has A Crush On Me (Flemming Dalum & Kid Machine Remix)
13 What Can I Do (Com Truise Remix)
Beatport bonus tracks:
11 This City’s Local Italo Disco DJ Has A Crush On Me (Little Boots Instrumental)
12 If It Doesn’t Rain (Dan Lissvik Instrumental)
13 Lives Together (The Field Instrumental)
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