Sharon Van Etten Releases “Not Myself” (Hercules & Love Affair Remix) in Memory of the Victims of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando

Last summer, Sharon Van Etten released “Not Myself” in memory of the victims of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and to support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. Today, one year since the Pulse nightclub tragedy, Van Etten releases the Hercules & Love Affair Remix of the song. Continue reading

Sharon Van Etten shares “Not Myself” for the Victims of Orlando


Sharon Van Etten is releasing new single “Not Myself” in memory of the victims of Orlando and to support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. “Not Myself” is available via all digital service providers, including Bandcamp, where it’s available for the standard fee or more if one feels inclined to further support the work of Everytown. Read Van Etten’s statement below and visit Bandcamp for an exclusive conversation about the song. Continue reading

GLASTONBURY 2015 x The Highlights

The infamous five day music festival that takes place annually near Pilton, Somerset in England, drawing crowds of around 175,000 took place over June 24 – 28th. Amongst the star-studded lineup included many of our talented artist friends including Alabama Shakes, SBTRKT, Jamie xx, FKA Twigs, Father John Misty and more.
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Sharon Van Etten shares new single “Just Like Blood”

“Sharon Van Etten could sing the instruction manual for a dishwasher and make it sound like lyrical poetry. Over the course of four full-lengths, her voice has only evolved and grown both bolder and more nuanced. Van Etten plays every word like an instrument, bending one note into the next with a woozy purr that’s sometimes sensual, sometimes heartbreaking but always arresting.”
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Sharon Van Etten’s latest single “Just Like Blood,” featured this week on NPR’s All Tracks Considered (read here). Taken from Van Etten’s upcoming EP, I Don’t Want To Let You Down, out June 5th in NZ, “Just Like Blood” is a true testimony to her status as one of the most-loved singer songwriters of our time.

As NPR eloquently puts it, “Just Like Blood is a slinky slow burner that finds the singer rifling through the vestiges of a torrid love affair, recalling how it triggered her darkest impulses. As with most of Van Etten’s work, her voice is the centerpiece, curling around simple organ and piano lines. “You set me off just like a gun,” she sings. “Then you run just like blood.” It’s the moment in a tanking relationship when you realize the other person only brought out the worst in you.” Read the full article.

I Don’t Want To Let You Down (EP) is to be released June 5th on Jagjaguwar, and is available for pre-order now on iTunes. Instant free downloads of “Just Like Blood” and the EP’s title track come with each digital pre-order of the EP.

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Sharon Van Etten announces ‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down’ EP – OUT June 5th

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Listen to the title track here

Sharon Van Etten has never needed much room to make a grand statement. With four albums diligently released during the last six years, she’s become one of music’s most astute new cartographers of the heart, able to capture emotional trials and triumphs with incisive lines and a voice that loses nothing in the translation and transmission of feelings. Her second record, epic, needed only seven tracks to live up to its title. Her subsequent albums for Jagjaguwar, 2012’s Tramp and last year’s Are We There, went longer, but Van Etten managed still to squeeze enormous sentiments into especially small spaces. From start to rising stardom, Van Etten has forever understood the impact of economy.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Van Etten’s forthcoming five-song EP, “I Don’t Want to Let You Down,” functions as much more than some between-albums, on-tour stopgap. In only 22 minutes, Van Etten offers documents of surrender and disappointment, admission and longing. The songs are as sophisticated and evolved as anything Van Etten has ever done.  Produced by Van Etten and Are We There producing partner Stewart Lerman, the EP features a sterling crew of collaborators: Heather Woods Broderick (keyboards, strings, vocals), Doug Keith (guitar), Zeke Hutchins (drums), Brad Cook (bass), Darren Jesse (drums), Peter Broderick (strings), Stuart Bogie (woodwinds), and The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel (guitar) and Dave Hartley (bass).

The EP culminates with a live rendition of “Tell Me,” captured last December at Barcelnoa’s Gran Teatre Del Liceu. The song, a Van Etten gem about yearning for affections that may never be reciprocated, had previously been available only on an expanded edition of Tramp. That acoustic demo remains intimate and wonderful, a showcase for the remarkable candor of Van Etten’s voice. But backed here by her four-piece touring band, the tune becomes a kind of battle cry for respect and a charged pronouncement of Van Etten’s cultivated powers. It’s a map of the singer’s progression from an acoustic songwriter to a bona fide bandleader, a reminder of the poignancy and efficiency her work has long paired.

Sharon Van Etten’s “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP is out June 5th in New Zealand on Jagjaguwar and distributed by Rhythmethod.
Available for pre-order on iTunes here (An instant free download of the title track, debuted in January on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, comes with each digital pre-order.)


1. I Don’t Want To Let You Down
2. Just Like Blood
3. I Always Fall Apart
4. Pay My Debts
5. Tell Me [Live]

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READ ALL ABOUT IT! Kaytranada feat Vic Mensa, Adele tweets to her 21.8 million followers, Father John Misty starts digital music service, new albums, videos & more…

KAYTRANADA: New single ‘Drive Me Crazy’ feat. VIC MENSA


Two of 2014’s most exciting breakthrough artists, Kaytranada and Vic Mensa, come together to kickstart 2015 with the brilliant new single ‘Drive Me Crazy’. ‘Drive Me Crazy’ is Kaytranada’s second release on XL Recordings  following the success of 2014’s highly-acclaimed ‘Leave Me Alone’, and is another pointer towards the sound of the 22 year old, Montreal-based producer’s hotly-anticipated debut album which is set for release later this year.

 Kaytranada is widely regarded as one of the most important new producers in the musical landscape and for ‘Drive Me Crazy’ he’s joined by similarly-acclaimed Chicago rapper Vic Mensa. First coming to prominence in 2013 via his Innanetape mixtape and a guest appearance on Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap, Vic Mensa shone even brighter in 2014 with the release of his debut single ‘Down On My Luck’ and tours with Danny Brown andDisclosure.

 In addition to brand new music, 2015 also sees Kaytranada joining the team at BBC Radio 1’s Residency, featuring alongside the likes of Flying Lotus,Skream and Jon Hopkins. His first show is available to hear in full here with further shows lined up for February and March.

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When is a Tweet more than a Tweet?

When ADELE tweets about you to her 21.8 MILLION followers!

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 NZ release date is actually March 13th!
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Over the last year, London-based East India Youth has combined strikingly original music with euphoric live performances and has quickly become recognised as one of the most experimental and captivating artists around.

Today he announces details of his brand new album titled CULTURE OF VOLUME; his first since signing to XL Recordings. The record follows his critically acclaimed debut album TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER (released in January 2014 on Stolen Records) that went on to be nominated for the Mercury Prize.

Mostly recorded and produced in his bedroom at home in London and named after a fragment of verse from the poem ‘Monument’ by Rick Holland, CULTURE OF VOLUME was mixed by Graham Sutton and the artwork was created by visual artist Dan Tombs (inspired by Andy Warhol’s experiments with computer technology).

Shlohmo Announces New Album,Dark Red Released April 3rd, 2015 on True Panther/WeDidIt
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Dark Red is the second full-length album from Shlohmo, aka 25 year-old Los Angeles native Henry Laufer. Shlohmo’s music thus far exists in the poles between the subtly textured tracks of Bad Vibes and the booming sinister synths and hi-hats of his production work and remixes (such as his split EP with Jeremih, Banks’ “Brain”, remixes for Drake + The Weeknd). The record is an uncanny marriage of his ever-evolving, richly textured sound with shades of ’90s IDM, R&B, cassette-tape Jungle, and, in an unexpected turn, sludge metal. “It sounds like if Electric Wizard tried to make an R&B record,” he says, “or Boards of Canada meets Burzum by the River Styx.”

Dark Red will be released April 3rd, 2015 on True Panther/WeDidIt via Rhythmethod. Digital pre-order from ITunes link:





Ariel Pink has released the video for his latest single ‘Dayzed Inn Daydreams’, the next instalment in a series of videos directed by LA-based filmmaker Grant Singer.

Following on from promos for pom pom tracks ‘Put Your Number In My Phone’ and ‘Picture Me Gone, ‘Dayzed Inn Daydreams’ finds Singer continuing to explore the mundanity and bliss of suburban American life. The central role is performed by Rick Wilder (from cult punk band The Mau-Mau’s), with the video including a cameo appearance from Ariel.

It’s the story of a man, played by Rick Wilder, who was once the frontman of a band that existed decades ago. Through a series of scenes depicting his everyday life, we tell his story.” – Grant Singer

‘Dayzed Inn Daydreams’ is the closing track from pom pom, Pink’s 17-track magnum opus released late last year. The track features Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce on guitar.





Introducing: ALGIERS – But She Was Not Flying (Matador)



Algiers fuses the rapturous call and response of millenarian gospel, the bellowing urgency of 60s protest soul and the unhinged ferocity of no wave into a visceral music. With an aesthetic informed by sonic revolutionaries from Nina Simone to Suicide, The Minutemen to PJ Harvey, these three émigrés of the American Deep South conjure dead sounds to life in frightening new directions.

“It’s dark stuff, but good grief they’ve got soul” – Marc Burrows, The Guardian

Algiers’ self-titled debut album is coming later in 2015 from Matador.









Auckland – Kings Arms, Thursday March 12

Wellington -Bodega, Friday March 13

Lyttleton – Wunderbar, Saturday March 14

Dunedin – Chicks Hotel, Sunday March 15

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The inimitable Sharon Van Etten has debuted a brand new song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. As a long-time fan of Ellen’s, Sharon was beyond honoured to present “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” for the first time here.
Watch Sharon’s performance and stream the studio recording of the song below. In addition to this performance, Sharon will be gracing our shores this March for a two shows and supporting her will be the lovely and talented, Tiny Ruins.

Sharon Van Etten’s most recent album ‘Are We There’ has received a wealth of best of 2014 praise, including top 10 picks from publications including Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, MOJO, Uncut, BBC Radio 6music, Los Angeles Times, Paste, Under The Radar, Consequence of Sound, Gorilla vs. Bear and Something You Saidamongst many others.
Additionally, the single “Your Love Is Killing Me” was named one of the best songs of the year by The New York Times, Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum and The Music to name a few.


PITCHFORK “’A love letter to the road’ is a common description for art, but what Sharon Van Etten made is an ode to realizing that we’re never done moving forward.
ROLLING STONEthe New Jersey-native singer-songwriter took the heartbreak she’d explored on past records and blew it up to massive scale.”
STEREOGUMAre We There is the clearest, most cohesive image of Van Etten herself and everything she’s about as a musician.”







A short film for Karen O’s “Day Go By” has gone live, which Vogue says “will make you swoon” here. Filmed in Miami and directed by wiissa, the duo of creative partners Vanessa Hollander and Wilson Philippe, the short is the second from O’s solo album ‘Crush Songs‘, out now on Cult Records.

O tells Vogue, “I wrote this song when I was living in Los Angeles and my boyfriend was stuck freezing in NYC, I really needed my fix of being with him but was miles away. Wiissa brings summer loving to everyone who’s braving a cold winter’s day with this little video for ‘Day Go By.’ My husband has a Vespa, all I’m missing is the cut off tee and then we too can be as in style as these two cuties in Wiisaa’s ‘Day Go By’ short.”
Hollander says, “We loved the ephemeral nature of ‘Day Go By’ and wanted to capture a glimpse of a summer memory, passing by just as fast as the song fades away.

In addition to the short film, Cult Records will release a limited Valentine’s Day vinyl 7” edition of “Rapt,” the lead track from Crush Songs, on Friday 13th February 2015. The release will be issued on etched pink vinyl featuring O’s personal drawings and artwork as well as an embossed, die-cut heart with customizable card insert for fans to dedicate the record to their sweetheart. The B-side features an exclusive remix of “Rapt” from TRZTN.








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Watch: King Tuff’s “Headbanger” (Official Video) via Funny or Die 

King Tuff’s ‘Black Moon Spell’ available now on CD/LP/DL worldwide from Sub Pop
You can now watch “Headbanger,” the hilarious official video from King Tuff via Funny or Die. “Headbanger” stars the band, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) and plenty of other bands from the bottom of the charts of past and present.
Jake Folgenest, who directed the new visual, had this to say: “As soon as I heard the King Tuff album I said, ‘Man I wish could watch a performance of them playing on “Top Of The Pops” in 1975.’ Since it would be impossible for that footage to exist, the next best thing was to call Steve Jones from The Sex Pistols and make it ourselves.”
King Tuff adds this: “We made another video for all the shitmonkeys of the world to enjoy (see Funny or Die January 21st)”