REC’D: Wild Beasts – “Albatross”

Wild Beasts
Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

What positively wonderful news. The freakishly haunting rock outfit that is Kendal’s Wild Beasts have announced their followup to 2009’s Two Dancers—one of the best underrated albums of that year—and have released the first single, “Albatross.”

Here, the band display what makes them so exceptionally unique: the shared vocalist duties of Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming. “Albatross” is melodramatic; rich in ethereal textures and soothing developing melodies, but as always it’s Fleming and Thorpe’s contrastive harmonies that make it all the more. Whereas they usually sing individually, here they croon in unison like Avey Tare and Panda Bear of Animal Collective, and the result is nothing short of extraordinary. Smother comes out May 10th via Domino Records.

Wild Beasts – “Albatross”

What did you think?
 22  17  6  0
LANA DEL REY
Remixes

“Brooklyn Baby”, Lana Del Reyʼs fabulous and hilarious kiss-off to her critics has been remixed…

BadBadNotGood
MP3

A fantastic jazz remix of one of the year’s best songs.

JAMES BLAKE
Remixes

Nightmarish.

One Direction Four
Reviews

For the fourth November since 2011, the boys of One Direction have released a new album.

chromatics
Music

Two more offerings from Johnny Jewel’s SoundCloud.

asap ferg
Music

From his upcoming mixtape Ferg Forever.

continuum
MP3

Each wrote a two-minute soundtrack for the film.

social experiment chance rapper
Music

From the band’s upcoming record Surf.

how to dress well
Music

A 54-minute DJ mix called you and i are the same.