Kings reveals first track off ‘Chapter One’

Fresh off the heels of announcing his forthcoming debut album Chapter One, today kiwi artist and producer KINGS has shared the first track off the new release with us. The young recording artist’s independent debut release Chapter One is due out November 3rd via DRM NZ.

A fast moving track, ‘Kush Rolled x Cup Filled’ demonstrates Kingdon Chapple-Wilson‘s prolific skill as a producer and his gift for creating ‘the perfect drop’ over heavy drum & bass madness and polarizing synthesizers. It’s a feel-good, party track set to get you pumped for your Friday nights. Continue reading

Moses Sumney shares new track ‘Quarrel’

Following the announcement of his debut album, AromanticismMoses Sumney is back today to share a new single from the project. ‘Quarrel’ follows lead single ‘Doomed’, and is quintessential Sumney; putting Moses’ otherworldly vocals on full display over downbeat instrumentation before building to a spirited crescendo minutes later. ‘Quarrel’ incorporates production from Cam Obi and Joshua Willing Halpern, with performances by Paris Strother (KING) on synths and piano, Thundercat on bass, and Jamire Williams on drums. Continue reading

Alex Cameron shares duet with Angel Olsen ‘Stranger’s Kiss’

Alex Cameron is set to release his sophomore album, Forced Witness, on September 8th via Secretly Canadian / Rhythmethod. Having already shared the “devastating and danceable single” (NPR Music), “Candy May,“ today the artist presents “Stranger’s Kiss,” an affecting duet with Angel Olsen that contains as much raw humanity as it does a savvy grasp of the impossible loneliness of the times. Directed by Jemima Kirke, the video stars Kirke alongside Cameron as a pair of destitute nobodies clinging to the relief of a stranger’s affection on the streets and subways of New York City. Continue reading

The National share new track ‘Carin at the Liquor Store’

On the heels of The National claiming their first #1 at commercial radio on the AAA radio chart with ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’ in the US, the band has released ‘Carin at the Liquor Store.’ Premiering as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, the track is accompanied by a video directed by Casey Reas, filmed by La Blogothèque and edited by Matthew Miller. Watch via the image below.

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Destroyer announce new album ‘ken’

On October 20, Destroyer returns with ken.

Of his 12th studio album and its enigmatic title, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar offers the following:

Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for “The Wild Ones” (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was “Ken.” I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It’s unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe “The Wild Ones” speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think “ken” also means “to know.” Continue reading

Estere shares ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone’

“Up the rivers rise, down the shadows fall,
what we thought was free, isn’t free at all.”

Today Estère shares her striking new single ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone’ accompanied by a powerful, self-choreographed music video directed by Paascalino Schaller.

The track will feature on her forthcoming release, My Design, Part 1 set to drop digitally on Friday 13th October via DRM NZMy Design is part one of a new, interconnected body of work, due to be released later as a two-part album. This new material was self-written, recorded and produced by Estère over the last few years between touring the UK, Africa and Europe. Continue reading

Kane Strang announces NZ Tour!

“Strang has a gift for pulling diamonds from the rough” – Pitchfork

“a nice dose of downer pop” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Robust and refined” – Tiny Mix Tapes

Kane Strang has announced a New Zealand tour for August and September. This will be the first time the four-piece have toured their home country since playing numerous shows in the United States and Europe earlier this year, including Austin’s SXSW, Treefort Festival and The Great Escape in Brighton.  Continue reading