Posts Tagged ‘New Releases’
Returning from a 14 year hiatus, electronic-rock outfit Seefeel restate their theories of abused sonic textures with their third self-titled album released on Warp Records. In exchange for an email, the appropriately titled “Dead Guitars” is available for free. Plus find out if this epic band is coming through your town as it’s their first ever tour to North America.
With her billowing brand of torch vocals–bedroom lyrics given a soapbox–this Danish singer-songwriter recalls a blissful Fever Ray. But Nanna Oland Fabricius aka Oh Land seems less reluctant to indulge her songs’ natural pop turns. Laden with hooks and leavened with soul, her sound is sturdy and winning.
Conor Oberst‘s wordy, angst-filled songs, delivered in a taut, quavering voice, have touched so many kids that he’s put Omaha on the map and helped turn Saddle Creek into a dynamo indie label.
In preparation for his long-awaited new album, The People’s Key slated for release on February 15th, Bright Eyes has unleashed two song, his first single “Shell Games,” and “Haile Selassi.” Download both songs, plus find out what you can get when you buy it through iTunes!
You probably remember The Radio Dept. “Pulling Our Weight,” a charming sweet-slice of dream pop as heard in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette (2006). But Sweden’s favorite indie-pop troupe have actually been recording their best stuff before then, and their new album Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010 offers the band’s favorites including rarities and singles from the bands three albums and multiple EPs.
Jack Black Reviews Nightmare-Pop Noise Makers, Esben And The Witch, Plus Album Premiere Of "Violet Cries"Jan 24, 2011 9:07 PM by Anngie
We’re not sure why Jack Black was asked to review a new Brit goth-rock outfit Esben and the Witch while doing a promo run Guilliver’s Travels, but we’re glad someone asked him because it’s absolutely funny. Is he a fan? Let’s just say he was caught saying: “Someone may be going for a music Oscar here!”
Find out what Jack Black thinks of these British newcomers, plus listen to a full album stream of the band’s stunning debut record called Violet Cries slated for release February 8th, 2011 on Matador Records.
Pleasing fans of Godspeed You Black Emperor! and Wire, alike is no small task; those bands are polar opposites in the post-rock sphere, representing the mainstream and the hardcore respectively. This longtime Scottish post-rock quintet has found devotees on both sides of the pit by joining sonic epics with a melodic sense. If you like your music vocal-less with long instrumental guitar-and-bass jams, Mogwai is offering up their latest single “San Pedro” from the forthcoming, and awesomely titled Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will released on February 15 via Sub Pop.
If it’s hard to believe L.A. veteran rapper Snoop Dogg has now been at it for over a decade, it shouldn’t be surprising that he continues to rap about his love for the West Coast. “El Lay,” the new song from the upcoming album Doggumentary (out March 8) is as blazing as ever, and features smooth r&b crooning from singer, Marty James. It’s available for free, and even better news, Snoop, like Kanye West, will release a free song every Tuesday via #PuffPuffPassTuesdays.
This U.K. outfit the Wire is again putting the bite back into post-punk. The influence of the band’s dark, driving energy and acerbic, clever lyrics can be felt in many of today’s young bands (like Bloc Party, Futureheads, and Franz Ferdinand). Now it’s time to show them who’s boss with their twelfth studio album Red Barked Tree.