We've previously heard of Andrea via a remix of The 1975's "You" late last year. That was a fair while ago but now the Paris based producer is beginning to gain more speed and has offered up his EP Cruising as a download and you can pay what you want via Bandcamp. Beautiful stuff with some nice added remixes to boot. Check out the full thing below.
Until earlier this year I had absolutely no idea what the hell The Gorburger Show was and what it entailed. Having seen a preview of it earlier in the year I've been keeping an eye out online and watching clips intermittently. It's pretty entertaining stuff. This morning while sipping on a cup of tea in the office I noticed Antiquiet had posted a video of the show featuring Eagles of Death Metal including Josh Homme and Jack Black. What's not to like? Check out the ridiculous interview above. After that it even features a performance of "I Only Want You" by EODM.
Last week we got to see The National's video for "Sea of Love" in which they paid homage to one of their "favorite punk rock videos". That track features on the brilliant sounding new album Trouble Will Find Me which is released next week on May 21st via 4AD. As is the norm these days you can stream it in its entirety prior to that via their band page on iTunes. With their previous effort High Violet getting so much love I'm guessing a lot of people are excited to hear the self produced effort featuring guest spots from Sufjan Stevens, Annie Clark, and Sharon Van Etten to name a few.
Like what you hear? Why not go pre-order a copy now.
My first ever experience of live music was at a festival so they hold a special place in my heart. Having frequented them for the past 10 years they never cease to get me excited. Big or small, they're just the best way to spend a day or weekend. I've especially always enjoyed Festivals that take place within a city. The UK has an ever growing one day festival scene and this year, the first one I got to go enjoy was Live at Leeds. Surprisingly, I rarely jump on the one hour train to Leeds from Manchester for gigs. So an early morning trip was quite a nice thing. I was also very excited to check out all of the venues I'd heard so much about ever since I was a kid and began to fall in love with music and gig going. Leeds Cockpit, Brudenell Social Club, The Faversham, even Leeds' own O2 Academy was new to me. Click below to see what we got up to on the day. It was a very fun one.
British duo Disclosure have an incredible knack for pairing their electronic beats with incredible vocal talents. They did it earlier this year with "White Noise." They did it again with "You & Me." The list goes on and on, but last year's "Latch" is perhaps their best. Bringing in British singer Sam Smith, they unleashed one hell of a single.
Amongst all the synthesizers and bass kicks it can be difficult to realize just how beautiful and intimate Smith's lyrics are. That will all change when you hear Smith's amazing acoustic version of "Latch." Stripping away all the synthesized sounds, his vocals take center stage surrounded by chilling string and piano sections. Stream or watch it below.
Budding Los Angeles songstress Banks absolutely wowed me with her songs "Fall Over" and "Before I Ever Met You," and now she's back with something even better. "Warm Water" melts perfectly into the romantic nights of the summer season, floating sensually across three-and-a-half minutes of production from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Banks' soulful vocals are beautiful as always, voicing such longing and desire. I can't wait to hear more from her.
The "Warm Water" single is out on May 27th via Good Years.
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Dirty Projectors' Swing Lo Magellan highlight "The Socialites" gets the remix treatment. Today, the band released a 12" single featuring three remixes, including Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, FaltyDL and AlunaGeorge. You can now stream AlunaGeorge's sensual interpretation of the song.
The British duo take the original and give it significant tonal shift. The remix begins with soft sexuality, as echoing synths and sweeping chimes draw you into a night of romance. Things amp up quite quickly as AlunaGeorge twist the pitch of Amber Coffman's vocals and drop some bombastic distorted bass before bringing it back to a relaxed atmosphere. The remix has great breadth, but keeps it tight and enticing. Solid work. Stream it below along with the original.
Kendrick Lamar dons a slick all-white outfit in his new clip for "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe." He looks to cleanse his soul, even going so far as getting baptized in a pool of liquor by actor Mike Epps. ScHoolboy Q and Juicy J also make an appearance. Check it out below.