Wednesday, May 22nd
At midnight in Tokyo, Boards of Canada streamed a brand new surprise video on a screen in Shibuya. While the actual content of the video is a mystery, it presumably contained new material from their upcoming release, Tomorrow's Harvest.
You can see a fan shot video of the stream http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdZFsQTUbbY]here.
Tomorrow's Harvest comes out June 10th in the UK and the 11th in U.S. via Warp Records.
Tuesday, May 21st
Electronic producer Baths is streaming his sophomore release, Obsidian, via Pitchfork Advance. Listen to it here:
The album will be released on May 28th, through Anticon.
As the follow-up to the critically adored Crooks & Lovers, Mount Kimbie have endured more than their fair share of speculation regarding the long-gestating Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. A slew of singles have fallen under the radar and the silence surrounding the album has only added to the mystery of the long-awaited release.
Fortunately, NPR have managed to secure a full stream of the album a week out from its release date, via their 'First Listen' platform.
Head on over here to hear it: http://www.npr.org/2013/05/19/184809601/first-listen-mount-kimbie-cold-spring-fault-less-youth
Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is out on May 27 via Warp Records.
Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, has released a preview of a new song titled "Suite 03" via his Soundcloud.
Zimmerman has made a point of expressing that this is a return to form, stating via Twitter "drop not included”.
Thursday, May 16th
Synth-pop duo Holy Ghost! have announced that their sophomore album Dynamics since their debut Self-Titled album back in 2011. No release date has been given out but they have released a new video featuring a new song titles "Dumb Disco Ideas." The band also has a big summer tour coming up which includes a couple dates with the legendary 80s new wave band New Order. Click on the link below to hear their new song.
05-18 Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Festival
05-19 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
05-20 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
05-21 Los Angeles, CA - Dim Mak Studios (DJ set)
05-22 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
05-24 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
05-25 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
05-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - Fortune
06-07 New York, NY - Governors Ball Music Festival – Randall's Island Park
06-08 Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam Festival
06-16 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festi ...more
Monday, May 13th
Daft Punk's new album, entitled "Random Access Memories," is now available to stream in its entirety via iTunes, about a week before it's due to be released on 21 May. The new album sees many big-named collaborators, including Pharrell and Nile Rodgers, who helped most notably on the album's leading single "Get Lucky."
Stream the album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/daft-punk/id5468295
Saturday, May 11th
Vancouver Island electronic music producer iNTRiKeT has released his remix of Mala's classic tune "Changes" for free download. It can be streamed and downloaded at https://soundcloud.com/intriket/mala-changes-intriket-remix-1.
This free release is in celebration of his birthday, and therefore you should all spam Jash's shoutbox with celebratory messages containing ample amounts of homoeroticism.
Lately we've seen a number of pioneering IDM acts releasing new music (Squarepusher, Autechre, Boards of Canada) so it's only right that Planet Mu founder Mike Paradinas dusts off his legendary u-Ziq project. The new album, entitled Chewed Corners, will be out on June 25th on Planet Mu, and will mark the first new material from u-Ziq since 2007. The album will be preceeded by an EP, XTEP, out May 21st. So dust off your Artificial Intelligence compilations and slap those Windowlicker posters back up on your wall, because it's time to party like it's 1997!
Wednesday, May 1st
General Motors had to pull an advertisement for their Chevrolet Trax car because of complaints that the song being featured in the ad, Booty Swing by Parov Stelar, was racist. Part of the lyrics that could be heard in the ad are as follows:
Now, in the land of Fu Manchu,
The girls all now do the Suzie-Q,
Clap their hands in the centre of the floor
Saying 'ching-ching, chop suey, swing some more'
The ad: http://youtu.be/0Ezwn02uvsY
Monday, April 29th
Those who've been staying up late trying to decode the mysterious transmissions and broadcasts Boards of Canada have been stirring up the past week, it's time to rest those tired, insomnia-ridden eyes. Boards of Canada will be releasing a brand new album entitled Tommorow's Harvest via Warp on June 10th in the UK and June 11th U.S, their first LP since 2005's The Campfire Headphase. Until then dust off your SNES, VHS player, or whatever other analogue nostalgic token you find solace in, and meditate in preparation.
Pre-Order it here: https://bleep.com/boards-of-canada-tomorrows-harvest
Sunday, April 28th
bansheebeat has released a new song, 'Nightosphere' which can be downloaded legally via his official Bandcamp page.
Friday, April 26th
FlyLo fans prepare yourselves. At a show in Atlanta last night, Flying Lotus confirmed that he would be getting his very own radio station in Grand Theft Auto 5. An attendee of the concert last night reveals that the station will include "a ton of new songs and information, including rapping a new Captain Murphy song produced by Hudson Mohawke."
Thursday, April 25th
After a silent 2012 (ignoring his constant stream-of-consciousness twitter output), Genre-defying producer Zomby has announced that he will be releasing a double-album of 33 tracks. Considering the vast quantity (and quality) of tracks to his name that have never been officially released, the double-album format should be a perfect fit for the producer. 4AD, the label that Zomby's previous full-length Dedication was also released on to much critical praise, claims the upcoming album With Love "moves seamlessly between the dance floor and after-hours emotional introspection, serving as a love letter to the soulful dance music of his past."
The preview track, which can be streamed at the link below, suggests that rather than being a drastic shift in sound as previous Zomby releases have sometimes been, With Love will be an evolution of Zomby's work on Dedication. Somber piano lines and melancholy 8-bit touches flourish over stuttering hi-hats and bass rumblings t ...more
Monday, April 22nd
French Indie-Electronic band In Tropical have released a video for their song "Dancing Anymore" from their upcoming album, 'I'm Leaving". Due out May 20th on Kitsune.
(This video is NSFW)
Sunday, April 21st
A mysterious new Boards of Canada release has surfaced. Some vinyl records (one pictured here:
shipped out to a few record stores throughout the world as part of RSD. They play a short snippet of signature
BOC synths followed by 6 random numbers read in a robot voice, possibly part of a viral campaign for a new
album. BOC have not released any new music since a 2006 EP, and the likelihood of them coming out with a
new album has seemed highly unlikely for quite some time.
A video of the record being played is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe4UCjjyr8U
Friday, April 19th
UK drum & bass label Shogun Audio has given details regarding Alix Perez's sophomore LP, titled Chroma Chords. Apart from posting two samples from the upcoming release on YouTube, the label has made preorders available from their website. The album will be released May 20th.
Preorder the album here: http://www.shogunaudio.co.uk/shop/alix-perez-chroma-chords-pre-order-vinyl?utm_source=Alix+Perez+Mailing+List&utm_campa ign=c0eb9e1eec-Exclusive-Alix-Perez-New-LP-Pre-Order-NOW&utm_medium=email
Thursday, April 18th
Daft Punk have finally released the full version of their first single 'Get Lucky' from their upcoming album 'Random Access Memories' which is due to be released in May 2013.
Melbourne-based electronic producer, Emora, has released a new EP. The EP, titled Stars, can be downloaded from Emora's bandcamp, free of charge.
Wednesday, April 17th
Following last year's Face EP, British garage/house duo have confirmed that their hotly-anticipated début album, Settle, will be released on June 3rd. After their previous two singles, "Latch" and "White Noise", climbed to #11 and #2 respectively in the UK charts, the duo will release a 3rd single entitled "You & Me", featuring Eliza Doolittle, on April 28th.
The group also premièred what appears to be the new single at Coachella:
Tuesday, April 16th
A teaser for Daft Punk's new single 'Get Lucky' featuring Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes, NERD) and Niles Rodgers (Chic) was aired on SNL and a slightly extended version played before Daft Punk's set at Coachella. The album 'Random Access Memories' is set to release worldwide in the third week of May.
Monday, April 15th
Moby and Mark Lanegan have teamed for Record Store Day to record a song called "The Lonely Night", scheduled to be released as a limited edition 7'' vinyl on April 20. The single will also include Photek's remix of the same song.
Moby commented on the collaboration by saying "i've been a fan of mark's from his early sst records days, and i've always wanted to work with him. he has one of the best and most distinctive voices of the last 25 years. now that we live near each other it ended up being really easy working on a song together."
He also detailed the recording session mentioning: “…And in producing the song, spike stent and i incorporated some very unusual production techniques... we ran all of the instruments through a distortion pedal into a guitar amp. so really there are only 3 tracks: left channel through a distortion pedal and guitar amp, right channel through a distortion pedal and guitar amp, and mark's vocals. The end result is inten ...more
Tuesday, April 9th
TNGHT have streamed a new track, "Acrylics", via soundcloud, after it was premièred on BBC
Radio 1 last night.
Sunday, April 7th
Up and coming dubstep artist iNTRiKeT has released a new mix that includes his own work along with exclusive tracks from various other artists. It is currently streaming alongside his first exclusive interview which you may read here:
Friday, April 5th
M83's latest film score is for the upcoming sci-fi epic, Oblivion. It is now available for streaming, and will be officially released on April 9th.
Tuesday, April 2nd
Swedish electronic music duo The Knife are streaming their new album, Shaking the Habitual, via Pitchfork Advance. This is their first album in seven years.
Saturday, March 23rd
Daft Punk has revealed the title of their upcoming album Random Access Memories confirmed for release May 21st via Daft Life Limited now part of Columbia Records. This will be their latest release since composing the TRON: Legacy soundtrack and their first studio album in 8 years. The other details are scarce as the songs have no real title. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes.
Check out the album details below.
Tuesday, March 19th
Canadian pop singer Lights (aka Valerie Poxleitner) will be releasing her new album "Siberia Acoustic" on April 30th. The album will be consisting of acoustic re-makes of her second album "Siberia" which was released on October 4th in 2011.
The lead single "Cactus in the Valley" was released on March 19th and features guest vocals by Adam Young (aka Owl City).
Monday, March 18th
The Euro-house legends, Daft Punk have been keeping themselves busy with words of a 2012
release finally making it's partial way into the light with recent words of a Saturday Night
Live promo, signing to Columbia Records, and giving a preview of the upcoming tracklist, all
of which can be found below.
Saturday Night Live Promo:
Columbia Records Signing:
Sunday, March 17th
Perth, Western Australia electronic music producer, Pogo (Nick Bertke), was banned from the
States back in 2011 for ten years due to an oversight in his visa waiver. The 24-year-old,
famous for intricate film mash-ups over beats, was detained while on tour and held in custody
for three frustrating weeks before being deported.
The reason given to him was that he was illegally profiting from work because his paper didn’t
cover the ability to do so during the time he was playing the shows. Despite Pogo’s previous
employment with Pixar and Microsoft, along with countless gigs without issue under the same
program, he is still barred from any type of return.
The artist has carefully set up an online campaign that will hopefully gain back access to the
States where he has many close friends, fans, and business opportunities. The video in the link
below creatively tells the full story about what ...more
Thursday, March 14th
Independent darkwave/synthpop artist William Control has released a 9 song acoustic album
titled Skeleton Strings. It features covers of Morrissey's Everyday is Like Sunday,
Placebo's Every You And Every Me, HIM's Funeral of Hearts, The Smith's Last Night I Dreamt
That Somebody Loved Me, and acoustic versions of Control's own songs.
In a letter to his fans, William stated:
If you have been following my Instagram and twitter, you've probably noticed the photos I
have been posting about the progress of my new studio here at Hells Half Acre. We have been
moving at a much faster pace than I had anticipated!
In order to finish this and get some new music recorded I have decided to release a 9 song
acoustic album called "Skeleton Strings", that you will receive with a donation of your
choosing. It could be as little as $1.00.
Once you make a d ...more
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