During a guest DJ spot on BBC Radio 1 this past weekend, James Blake celebrated the return of neo-soul artist D’Angelo by remixing his Voodoo single “Left & Right.” The remix was made under Blake’s Harmonimix moniker, under which he has remixed the likes of Snoop Dogg and Destiny’s Child. The remix is a fantastic reworking of the original, adding hazy effects and vocal manipulation akin to much of Blake’s work, so give it a listen below. During the DJ set, Blake also mentioned that he is currently working on his sophomore LP, with a possibility of its release by the end of 2012.
Today, Mumford & Sons revealed the trailer for their upcoming tour documentary Big Easy Express, which contains footage from the band’s 2011 Railroad Revival Tour in the U.S. alongside Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. The tour saw the three bands living, eating, sleeping and recording onboard 15 vintage railcars, and the documentary is set to premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. You can watch the trailer for Big Easy Express above.
Mumford & Sons are currently working on the follow-up to 2009’s Sigh No More.
On February 14th, Australian turn New York City group Young Magic will be releasing their debut studio album Melt, and in anticipation of the upcoming release the group has premiered a stream of the album on The Hype Machine. Here, you can listen to the entirety of the group’s genre bending debut.
Brooklyn indie rock outfit Here We Go Magic have announced that their third studio album, now titled A Different Ship, will be released on May 8th via Secretly Canadian. Along with the announcement, the band has made the first song from the album, “Make Up Your Mind,” available for download, so feel free to stream it below and grab it here.
When speaking with Stereogum, the band’s frontman Luke Temple said that, when comparingA Different Ship to their last album Pigeons, that“Pigeons had a lot more artifice in it. I’m sure there will be haters saying it’s a slick sound, but actually this record is much more organic. This album is just us.” Along with comparing the two works, Temple commented on working with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, saying “All in all, it was super great. He’s just fundamentally an easy guy and became a friend. He’s very humble and incredibly efficient with his work. I mean, he is who he is for a reason. It’s like the same feeling I get when you watch short order cooks cracking eggs and the facility with their hands. He’s totally masterful.”
After the jump, you can take a look at the tracklisting for A Different Ship.
Last month, The Shins released “Simple Song,” the lead single from the band’s upcoming studio album Port Of Morrow, along with the announcement that the song will be receiving 7″ honours next week. Today, the band premiered “September,” the official b-side to the 7″ single, along with a visual accompaniment that takes visual cues and inspiration from Jacob Escobedo’s artwork for the Port Of Morrow cover. You can give the song a listen above, courtesy of Record Store Day.
Along with the release of “September,” The Shins have announced additional tour dates, including a performance at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival. Give The Shins’ tour itinerary a look after the jump, with newly added dates in bold.
While Future Unlimited may sound like the name of a software company from the ’80s, the Nashville duo consisting of David Miller and Samuel D’Amelio is far from that, but they sure as hell take a considerable amount of influence from the decade of unfortunate hairstyles and Ray-Ban sunglasses. The synth-pop duo have taken all their influences from the ’80s, and it shows in their music. Their debut single “Golden,” which premiered on Consequence of Sound yesterday, evokes everything that was great about ’80s synth-pop, with flashy synths and crooning Bowie-esque vocals abound. Give the track a listen below, and head here to download it.
The Chieftains‘ upcoming album Voice of Ages is set to feature some pretty significant guest appearances, including the likes of Bon Iver, The Decemberists, The Low Anthem, The Civil Wars and many more. We’ve already heard the Irish folk group’s collaboration with Bon Iver, “Down in the Willow Garden,” and today, their collaboration with The Decemberists has surfaced. The two bands have come together to cover Bob Dylan’s “When the Ship Comes In,” which you can listen to over at RollingStone.com. As well, below, you can listen to The Chieftains’ collaborations with both Bon Iver and The Civil Wars.
Here, you can listen to and download the second taste of Toronto dream pop duo Memoryhouse’s upcoming debut studio album The Slideshow Effect, which is set for release on February 28th via Sub Pop. “Walk With Me” is a fantastic demonstration of how to take a slow build and perfectly transition it into an exhilarating combination of instrumentation, so do […]
As the February 28th release date of Memoryhouse‘s debut album The Slideshow Effectinches closer and closer, the Toronto-based duo have been amping up with releases and announcements. Today, the pair announced a North American tour in support of the upcoming studio effort, which kicks off the day the album is released in Chicago. From there, the duo […]
Toronto-based dream pop duo Memoryhouse are gearing up to release their debut studio album The Slideshow Effect on February 28th via Sub Pop. The album, produced by Memoryhouse’s own Evan Abeele, is the follow up to their 2010 EP The Years, and sees the band “heading toward a new clarity in composition as well as sound; a more organic direction […]
Today, Toronto dream pop duo Memoryhouse, consisting of Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion, announced the name and release date for their debut studio album, the follow-up to their 2010 EP The Years. The album, which is titled The Slideshow Effect, is set for release on February 28th via Sub Pop. Produced by Memoryhouse’s own Evan Abeele, with assistance from Barzin […]