Next week sees the release of some heavy-hitter releases, including new albums from POP ETC (the band formerly known as The Morning Benders), UK outfit Hot Chip, Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallest Man On Earth, and soul mastermind Bobby Womack.
After changing their name from The Morning Benders to POP ETC, the Brooklyn outfit has adopted a new musical direction. Leaning away from their original indie beginnings and more towards an electronic and pop-infused sound, POP ETC are utilizing the name change in more ways than one, and it's paying off. The entirety of their self-titled debut under the new moniker, which is set for release on June 12th, is available to stream now at MTV Hive.
Hot Chip's fourth studio album In Our Heads is set to drop on June 12th via Domino Records, and if you've yet to hear the alreayd released tracks "Flutes" and "Night and Day," no need to worry. Now, you can stream the entirety of the forthcoming 11-track effort on NPR.org.
The Tallest Man On Earth (aka Kristian Matsson), is gearing up for the release of his third LP There's No Leaving Now, yet another effort set to release on June 12th. His 10-track album is now available to stream on NPR.org, as is Bobby Womack's The Bravest Man in the Universe. Teaming up with Damon Albarn and XL Recordings boss Richard Russell, Womack has crafted a soulful, haunting soundscape that is definitely worth the listen. The Bravest Man in the Universe is out on June 12th via XL Recordings. Stream it here.