Earlier in the week, Gorilla vs. Bear premiered the Ellie Herring remix. Of this edit, Dream Wife had to say: “In Ellie’s remix of ‘Fire’ the song takes on a new and moody form. It’s exciting to hear this transformation of something so familiar to us.”
Ellie commented: “Remixing ‘Fire’ was challenging in the sense that I did what I normally do by creating 12 edits in 3 different genres… but then multiply that by 10. I’m exaggerating, but this production timeline really caught me in one of my more indecisive stints of 2017 & I overworked it until pigs flew. Fortunately Dream Wife handed over a lot of great cuts from the original; I pulled off the shredding guitar riffs & focused more on keeping Rakel’s vocal lead towards the front. The remix ended up more of a rework, but in a format that I’ve been playing out lately.”
Rakel Mjöll (lead vocals)
Alice Go (guitar and vocals)
Bella Podpadec (bass and vocals).
PRAISE FOR DREAM WIFE
“Dream Wife have made the perfect song for Leo season.” The FADER
“Icelandic-Brightonian three-piece with the attitude of New York punks and pizazz of disco queens.” The Guardian
“A well-oiled machine worthy of the Strokes but performed with the righteous indignation of Bikini Kill…snappy, punk-informed rock ‘n’ roll.” Stereogum
“Dream Wife is a perfect example of what makes SXSW special, the discovery and excitement of seeing something real that has feeling and meat to it, and makes you grateful you were there to witness it.” NPR Music
“Dream Wife offer a soundtrack ripe for a punk Sofia Coppola movie soundtrack.” NYLON
Copenhagen based duo Smerz take you to the dark corners of the club in the video for new track ‘No harm’. As premiered on their new NTS show, Catharina and Henriette’s new track showcases a darker side to their musical palate, a feeling echoed in their visuals. The video was produced and directed by Smerz, and as with all Smerz music, the track was produced, programmed and sung entirely by the Norwegian duo.
The duo use their first hour-long NTS mix to play everything from minimalist R&B to deconstructed club music and full on techno floor-fillers, introducing listeners to their eclectic palate and wide range of influences. It’s a display they are bringing to various European cities this winter with their series of ‘Half life’ parties, which started in Copenhagen with a sold out show and after-party this weekend.
Continental Breakfast taken from forthcoming LP ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ released October 13th on Milk! Recordings/ Remote Control
“Harmonies and guitarmonies galore” Courtney
“An intercontinental country duo for the ages (minus the country, haha)”Kurt
By now you would have heard that Courtney Barnettand Kurt Vile, two of the most accomplished songwriters of their generation, are releasing a very special collaborative album, Lotta Sea LiceOctober 13th – at once a glorious peek behind the studio doors of two acclaimed artists and an unabashed celebration of their unique, longstanding friendship.
After the runaway success of opening single Over Everything, the video for their magical new single Continental Breakfastgently pushes the door open just a little bit further. Using intimate home footage shot over four days of Kurt and Courtney in their respective family environments surrounded by friends and relatives, Continental Breakfast goes beyond being a mere music video and becomes a mini documentary of sorts, capturing candid, honest moments that show the loving and playful nature of both musicians.
Director Danny Cohen says:
‘Continental Breakfast’ was made while spending time with Courtney and Kurt in Melbourne and Philadelphia, it’s an intimate home movie into their lives and the time spent with family and friends between recording /touring. Shot on 16mm, the mini-documentary captures honest moments that show the loving and playful nature of both Courtney and Kurt. It was such a treat to experience life with Courtney and Kurt in their natural habitats. It really left me feeling like part of the family and hopefully fans can feel that too.
UK’s SHAME RELEASE NEW SINGLE VIDEO, CONCRETE – DEBUT ALBUM COMING IN EARLY 2018 ON DEAD OCEANS
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR CONCRETE
Today, one of the UK’s most talked about young bands (and new Dead Oceans signing) Shame shares their new single and video, Concrete. A bracing jolt of a song, Concrete races forward on a tightly wound post-punk riff, its call-and-response vocals capturing the turmoil and schizophrenic internal dialogue of the song’s subject matter.
“SnailMail is Jordan’s first band. Though she took up the guitar at age 5 and has been playing ever since, it wasn’t until the spring of 2015—moved by the complementary forces of a devastating Grouper drone set and an insurrectionaryDowntown Boys rock baptism—that she endeavoured to form a group of her own. Two weeks after their first practice, SnailMail played their debut gig at a Maryland festival alongside punk bands Sheer Mag, Priests, and Screaming Females.”
The Brooklyn dwelling Baltimore native Lindsey Jordan piqued Matador’s curiosity with her artful approach to guitar playing, anchored firmly in the heritage of the female-led rock canon of the 90’s and beyond.
Off the back of earning enviable praise and column inches that bely her years, Lindsey & Matador have inked a deal which will see them working towards the release of a new full length record in 2018, the first material since last year’s ‘Habit’ EP. SnailMail will be seeing out the year playing shows in the U.S.A with Beach Fossils.
“Max Clarke still has a firm grasp of his aesthetic, somewhere between the Everly Brothers and Harry Nilsson but with his own unique melodic spin” – Brooklyn Vegan
Cut Worms, a.k.a. NY-based Max Clarke, is announcing his debut EP, “Alien Sunset,” out October 20thon Jagjaguwar. He’s sharing the EP’s lead single “Like Going Down Sideways” along with its accompanying video via Brooklyn Vegan. Additionally, he’s announcing a fall tour supporting The Lemon Twigs and Nick Lowe around the U.S.
BULLY, NEW ALBUM LOSING OUT OCTOBER 20TH ON SUB POP.
Bully are back with a new album, more powerful and hard hitting than ever. Now on Sup Pop worldwide, Losing will be released October 20th. Off the back of the first single “Feel The Same” which had critics and fans alike raving about its intensity, the band are offering another glimpse into the new album releasing the new song “Running.” Alicia Bognano explains the meaning behind the song telling us, “Overall, Running is about shamelessly keeping yourself distracted or making up excuses to avoid processing certain emotions.”
LISTEN TO RUNNING:
Losing has all the hallmarks of an iconic album and on the band’s sophomore release, they’ve landed harshly in the adult world, and are facing the brutality of life. New York Magazine tipped the album in the Fall Music Preview writing “Alicia Bognanno has the loveliest snarl this side of Nirvana’s Live at Reading. That it’s in a pop-punk setting, with lyrics reckoning with adulthood, only strengthens its power.”
Press For “Feel The Same”:
“”Feel The Same”….also plumbs an uncomfortably static state of mind. But this time Bognanno doesn’t try to lighten that feeling-instead, she intensifies it.” – Pitchfork
“Though a relatively quick 2:22, it perfectly catches the feeling of having your mind overtaken by barrage of useless thoughts as backing vocals pan left and right.” – Consequence of Sound
“The track is Riff Central (population: Bully), and features Bognanno’s rasping, urgent vocal spitting out lyrics about boredom and stasis over a raging blow of an instrumental that’s all frustration and released repression.” – Noisey
“‘Feel The Same’ is a two-and-a-half minute jolt of energy, layered with catchy hooks and the singer’s penetrating howls.” – Paste
“A quick blast of fuzz that recalls Sonic Youth at their most compact and Live Through This-era Hole.” – Spin
“A ragged and propulsive rocker that serves as a great introduction to a great band.” – Stereogum
“The new track is a tightly compact punk rock eager that carries some major, vintage Sonic Youth vibes.” – Uproxx
TORRES is the creative alter-ego of Brooklyn-based Mackenzie Scott. In describing the album, Scott says it “is entirely about using the body that each of us has been given as a mechanism of joy.” The 10 original tracks on Three Futures embrace ecstasy, desire and indulgence rather than self-denial, and exude this idea via immersive music. Mechanized grooves are placed at the forefront, providing a framework for perforated electro-pop static, harsh gothic / industrial textures, and insistent Krautrock motifs.
For Three Futures, Scott reconnected with producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey), who worked on TORRES’ last album Sprinter, to record in Stockport and Dorset, England. David Tolomei (Beach House, Future Islands) mixed the album.
Following Sprinter’s release in 2015, TORRES gained critical acclaim from numerous influential publications, including Pitchfork, which named her single ‘Cowboy Guilt’ Best New Track, and the New York Times who wrote, “Her music can smolder while she considers exactly where she stands, and it can roar into feedback-edged howls when her rage or despair boil over.”