Wolf Parade to release Cry, Cry, Cry, the group’s thunderous fourth album, worldwide on October 6

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Wolf Parade will release the thunderous Cry Cry Cry, the band’s first new album in seven years (and fourth full-length overall), on CD / 2xLP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop on Friday, October 6th, 2017.

The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are proudly on display over the course of Cry Cry Cry. These elements are captured on the album’s anthemic lead single “Valley Boy” [listen here] and additional standouts “You’re Dreaming,” “Artificial Life” and “King of Piss and Paper. ” Cry Cry Cry was produced by John Goodmanson at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York. Continue reading

ODESZA share new track ‘Higher Ground’ (feat. Naomi Wild)

Celebrated electronic duo ODESZA (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) have rushed out the release of new single ‘Higher Ground’ (feat. Naomi Wild) after it was leaked.  The song is off their highly anticipated third album, A Moment Apart, to be released Friday September 8 on Pod via Inertia Music / Rhythmethod. The track shows off the ODESZA signature of dynamic chord progressions that open into sweeping cinematic soundscapes, punctuated by ecstatic, thumping percussion. Continue reading

Meet Smerz – Oh My My

Norwegian duo Smerz are back with new track ‘Oh my my’, their first new music since releasing the critically-acclaimed debut EP Okey, which Gorilla vs. Bear called “one of the best debuts of last year.” Produced, programmed and sung entirely by the duo, ‘Oh my my’, their debut release on XL Recordings / Rhythmethod, is a minimal track that’s pinned together by speaker sucking bass and soulful vocal melodies, crafting a modern techno sound that’s uniquely Smerz. Continue reading

Algiers share ‘Cleveland’ music video

Following the release of their highly acclaimed second LP The Underside Of Power, Algiers have unveiled an incendiary new video for album centrepiece ‘Cleveland’.Watch the video here. Interlaced with the principles of the Black Panthers’ Ten-Point Program, the video sees frontman and lyricist Franklin James Fisher, who self-directed the video with Sam Campbell, Thelyricsandbetween Staten Island and the Pink Houses project in East New York, where Eric Garner and Akai Gurley were killed at the hands of New York Police The lyrics and title summon Kindra Chapman, Andre Jones, Lennon Lacy, Sandra Bland, Roosevelt Pernell, Keith Warren, AlfredWrightand Tamir Rice, similarly victims of state-sanctioned violence, making for a powerful and uncompromising message of resistance and defiance as well as a life-affirming tribute. Fisher also met the family of Eric Garner to open a conversation on future support for the community. Continue reading

Princess Nokia’s ‘Tomboy’ now up on DSPs

Rough Trade Records are pleased to announce Princess Nokia who today releases ‘Tomboy’ via Rough Trade Records. This is the first time this track has been available on streaming services other than Soundcloud and YouTube. Princess Nokia is the best-known project of New Yorker Destiny Frasqueri’s. She’s been rapping and releasing tracks on YouTube and Soundcloud since high school, originally under the name of Wavy Spice, adopting the “Princess Nokia” moniker in 2013, and releasing albums “Metallic Butterfly”, “Honey Suckle” and “1992” in the following years. She has built up a massive fanbase over the last few years, with her videos and albums getting millions of streams and views. Continue reading

Wellington Psych Pop Band Glass Vaults announce NZ Tour!

“The record follows on the footsteps of the group’s 2014 offering Sojourn, but sees them reach even deeper into a world of swirling psychedelic indie-pop to pull out nine-songs set to tickle the senses.”

– undertheradar.co.nz

Wellington-based outfit Glass Vaults are stoked to announce their New Zealand Tour in support of their very new sophmore album, ‘The New Happy’, out now on UK label, Melodic.

Their first public performances in over a year, they bring with them very special guests; WOMB.
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Algiers share new track ‘Cleveland’

“The music on this song and album is wildly intense, spanning the minimalism of Suicide, the inspirational sound of gospel, John Carpenter’s lo-fi synth explorations and the post-punk of Public Image Limited” – NPR

“A gripping sound that gathers disparate Southern modes—Americana harmonies, gospel choirs, chain-gang chants—into rousing protest punk” –New Yorker

“Algiers have created something which diagnoses the underside of power, but also the underside of musical history – the 20th century reimagined as a series of revolutionary spirituals” – The Wire

“Theirs is soul music for the end of the world” – FACT

Algiers have released new single ‘Cleveland’, taken from their forthcoming second album, The Underside Of Power, released June 23 on Matador. Continue reading