More From Night Moves

As Night Moves prepare to release their new album Can You Really Find Me later this month, the band is dropping more new music in anticipation. Today the boys sent over this new track “Recollections” which is more of a mellow, slow grooving song when compared to previously released banger “Strands Align”. The track is helping to set up what will surely be on the best, and most well balanced albums of the year.

Can You Really Find Me hits streets on June 28th via Domino.

Spinning Coin Share New Video

Today is the day! Spinning Coin‘s new album, Permo, officially hits the streets. In honor of the release, the band have dropped a new video for “Money for Breakfast,” which is one of the album’s standout tunes. I think it really highlights the casual pop vibes the group have created on this effort…a sound that leans more towards Aussie pop tropes of late, as opposed to the band’s hometown of Glasgow. You can also stream the whole new LP today right HERE, and then you’ll hopefully realize this is a batch of songs you need in your record collection; it’s available today from Domino!

A Challenge From John Maus

Do you like your pop music quirky? You anti-synths? You want to hear what happens when electronic foundations are slightly shaken to provide flourishes of syncopation from analog devices? It really is the break at around the two minute mark and instrumental bits that follow that won me, so hang in if on the fence.

Just check out this track from John Maus. The new record, Screen Memories, lands 10/27 on Domino. It can be ordered individually or as part of a six LP box.

Spend Some Time with New King Creosote Video

KingCreosote460I’m a sucker for all things King Creosote, be it his work in conjunction with other artists like Jon Hopkins, scoring soundtracks or his own work, he’s an artist I won’t hesitate to indulge. Today he released this beautiful video for the newest single on his forthcoming album, Astronaut Meets Appleman. Everything about this track, from the video to the recording has me completely sucked in; I love the slight little bit of buzz from the guitar strings as they’re strummed. His continued expansion with string arrangements broadens the song, and although I wished for a one more vocal verse, I still found myself lost within the confines of the tune. The new LP will be out via Domino in September!

Can’t Resist This Pop Punk From White Lung

unnamed-34White Lung are on the way to releasing a new album in May, and while they’re in the lead up to said album, they’ve given us two new singles. The second of which, I am glad to share with you today, is called “Kiss Me When I Bleed” and is a little over two minutes of high-energy pop punk. The song features such excellent lyrics as “I will give birth in a trailer/huffing the gas in the air” and the vocals are this twisted and distorted mix of sinister edge, adding the perfect compliment to the screaming guitars and bombastic percussion. Their upcoming record, Paradise, is out May 6th via Domino Records.

 

Too Good Not To Post: Another New Track From Porches

unnamed-20So Porches have done it again, but are you really that surprised? The internet was buzzing with praise for this band after their video/single for “Be Apart,” graced us with synth pop goodness, but they’re taking it in a slightly different direction with “Car,” which is another single off of their upcoming record, Pool.This track shows a different side to the band, more along the lines of indie rock with synth influence. I’m digging the jangle of the distorted guitar that undercuts the whole mix as well as the distinct lead vocals that command the song. Take a listen if you haven’t already and be sure to order Pool, out later this week on February 5th, from Domino Records.

Slightly Late To The Party: Dance-Ready Synth-Pop From Porches

12186319_879335592142005_9194046950894279595_oYou may have seen this video from Porches already, as it debuted sometime last week, but just in case you missed it, I’m here to help you out. Word on the street is that we’re fast approaching a new album from Porches, and on the way to Pool, which is out February 5th via Domino Records, we’ve been graced with a video for this latest single, “Be Apart.” Heavy synths make up the majority of the soundscape and the light vocals juxtapose nicely with the poundingsynths. It’s got a great rhythm that’ll have you bobbing your head in the beginning and by the end of the track you’ll probably be halfway across the room, shaking your ass properly. Watch below and jump into the present with us.

New Electronica from Jon Hopkins

Jon-Hopkins-2Musically, I’m going out on a limb here, but only because B. Gray is our usual electronic afficionado.  But, that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the work of Jon Hopkins.  He first came to my attention a few years ago when he worked on Diamond Mine with King Creosote; I still play that album all the time. He’s got a new record coming out on Domino on June 4th titled Immunity, and it’s going to be a much appreciated piece by those in the know.  Now, you’re in the know; you get to hear the first single from Jon’s record, so if this is you’re thing, it’s time to get excited.

Chilled Vibes from Night Moves

It’s funny to me that some bands get over-looked from time to time, even when they’re putting out incredible work.  For me, Night Moves, who released Colored Emotions recently, sort of got left off the charts, though they offer a lot of that smooth R&B influence that many popular acts such as Twin Shadow spin out.  I’m not saying they sound like that, but there’s some similarities.  Personally, the songwriting by the group, leaving listeners with swelling tracks, is really enticing, so I’m encouraging everyone to go back and check the group out.  You can start with their brand new single, which shares the same name as the album’s title.

WTF? Ducktails New Jam

Man, I’m really stuck on the fence with this Ducktails track that just came out.  Matt Mondanile has added a posse of contributors for his newest record, The Flower Lane, but I’m not sure I’m sold on their collaborative appeal.  This tune has Dan Lopatin who uses some hipster-approved moniker, and while I appreciate the effortless keyboard work behind the song, I just don’t think it’s quite as enticing as the work done on Ducktails III.  I don’t mind loops and such, but in his early tape days, Matt was using guitars crafting this dense pop collage–seemingly not the case.  I’m not jumping off the fence entirely, but I’m approaching the January 29th release date on Domino with a little trepidation.

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