Mp3 and Stream: Introducing Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow is the project by Brooklyn inhabitant and fresh 4AD signing, George Lewis Jr.
His debut LP Forget is due out later this year.

Originally from suburban Florida, George Lewis Jr. packed his bags and headed for the big smoke of NYC where as Twin Shadow, caught the attention of Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear who was so impressed, he lent his talents as co-producer of the album.
Lewis Jr. Says of the new album:
“I can say without shyness, Forget was and is a product of the hardest work I’ve ever put into anything. Please listen closely to the last song [title track ‘Forget’] on the record, as I wrote it for you.”

And just because we like proper introductions, here’s a stream of the entire album Forget, free download of Slow AND stream of “too hot for the record” B-Side Savannah Howl.
Phew!

 Savannah Howl

Stream: El Guincho – Pop Negro in full

You heard right, El Guincho’s brand new album Pop Negro is streaming in full. Right here, right now. The lovely physical product – CD & delicious vinyl LP –  will be in NZ stores next week!
Thank the lovely people at Young Turks and Drowned In Sound.
Click here to read a special track by track analysis of Pop Negro by the man himself.
YT047 – El Guincho – Pop Negro by Young Turks

Video: Belle and Sebastian write about love

To mark the impending release of their eight album Belle and Sebastian Write About Love, Glasgow sweethearts Belle and Sebastian have created Belle and Sebastian TV.

The first episode of Belle and Sebastian TV is a fully realized, half-hour mixture of music, chat, revealing and not so revealing insights from the band, filmed in Glasgow over the last few weeks.

Presented by Dougie Anderson and produced by Forest of Black, Belle & Sebastian TV features performances of two of the songs from Belle and Sebastian Write About Love: I Want The World to Stop and  I Didn’t See It Coming.

View episode one of Belle and Sebastian TV:

Unlike its predecessors, Belle and Sebastian Write About Love is an album which has come together in a relatively short period of time. After the band reconvened in February 2010, a period of writing and pre-production in Glasgow was followed by a trip to Los Angeles to record the album with Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Phoenix) at the renowned Sound Factory Studio B. Adopting a more fluid approach than on previous album The Life Pursuit, fourteen songs were recorded and mixed by the start of June 2010, of which eleven feature on Belle and Sebastian Write About Love.

Belle and Sebastian Write About Love

1. I Didn’t See It Coming
2. Come On Sister
3. Calculating Bimbo
4. I Want The World To Stop
5. Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John
6. Write About Love
7. I’m Not Living In The Real World
8. Ghost of Rockschool
9. Read The Blessed Pages
10. I Can See Your Future
11. Sunday’s Pretty Icons

Belle and Sebastian Write About Love is out October 8th 2010 on Rough Trade / Rhythmethod