Gruff Rhys Is Back Again

Thought not mentioned much by us over the last several years, Gruff Rhys is one prolific dude who pumps out all kinds of art via music, film and even literature. Assuming all of you, or most of you, know the guy a bit, you won’t be surprised to find this new track “Frontier Man” is pretty typical of the style we know and love from Gruff. It is a bit more americana/folk than some of his previous efforts but that lyrical playfulness and extreme baritone voice are both still present. Ya dig.

Gruff Rhys will release new album Babelsberg on June 8th via Rough Trade Records.

Levitation BTW: Super Furry Animals

SFA-New-1Somehow I woke up today, turned my computer on, and suddenly realized that Levitation Festival is going down this weekend. I suppose with all us ATH members being so dang busy over the last month or so, we fell asleep and failed on our pre-coverage. Well today that changes with our first band to watch feature spotlighting veteran Welsh band Super Furry Animals. Follow the jump for some brief personal thoughts and a video or two.

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New Music From Super Furry Animals

642x600mrsuperfurryprevThis new Super Furry Animals track has been getting heavy rotation around the ATH offices over the past few days.  We weren’t sure what to make of it at first, but now we just can’t get enough.  The track “Inaugural Trams” will appear on Dark Days/Light Years out April 14th digitally and April 21st physically.  What’s your verdict on the new material?

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Download: Super Furry Animals Inaugural Trams [MP3]