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Listen: James Blakes Remixes D’Angelo

6 Feb

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.

D’Angelo – “Left & Right” (James Blake Remix)


Listen: Stream Young Magic’s Debut Album ‘Melt’

6 Feb

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.

Melt is out on February 14th via Carpark.

Here We Go Magic Details Third LP ‘A Different Ship’

6 Feb

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.

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Listen: The Shins – “September” (B-Side)

6 Feb


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.

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Listen: Future Unlimited – “Golden”

6 Feb

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.

Listen: The Chieftains feat. The Decemberists – “When the Ship Comes In” (Bob Dylan Cover)

6 Feb

The Chieftains‘ upcoming album Voice of Ages is set to feature some pretty significant guest appearances, including the likes of Bon IverThe 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 As well, below, you can listen to The Chieftains’ collaborations with both Bon Iver and The Civil Wars.

Listen: Way Yes – “Singing”

6 Feb

In March, Columbus-based indie trio Way Yes will be releasing their debut album Walkability, and below you can hear one of the tracks from the forthcoming album titled “Singing.” Premiering yesterday on Stereogum, the song is simply upbeat and fun, giving off an almost Animal Collective vibe, albeit with natural instrumentation. You can listen to and download the song below.

Walkability is out on March 27th via Lefse.

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