We may have to wait until January to listen to Hercules and Love Affair's sophomore album, Blue Songs, but H&LA main main, Andrew Butler, is keeping busy with his record label MR. INTL. His label's whole spiel is to release retro bangers that don't sound anything "pre-'85 or post-'94". And first order of business? Release a seven-minute jam with techno maestro Jason Kendig. The jam in question is called "And I'm (So In Love With You)" and will be available exclusively at Beatport on August 30 before being released on vinyl sometime this fall. (Continue Reading)
LISTEN: New Beach House - "White Moon"
Beach House recorded a lovely live session for iTunes a while back, and the results are out today. The live six-track EP consists of reworkings of Teen Dream's "Walk In The Park," "Norway," "Silver Soul" and "Real Love", as well as "Gila" from 2006's Devotion. The EP also features an enchanting brand new track called "White Moon". Give it a listen. (Continue Reading)
Pasadena's connoisseur of funky, sexy vibes, Dam-Funk has been making a lot of well documented noise for about a year now. These two songs, albeit only the tip of the iceberg, come highly recommended if you're into, like, jams and stuff. (Continue Reading)
DOWNLOAD: New The Drums - "Down By The Water"
The Drums' self-titled debut album may be out now digitally, but the physical release of the album won't be here until September 14. Until then, The Drums are giving away "Down By The Water" — one more song off the album — to appease the fans that have held off thus far. (Continue Reading)
When Vampire Weekend producer, composer, songwriter, and sometimes vocalist Rostam Batmanglij remixed — under his remix moniker Boys Like Us — OK GO's "White Knuckles", he had only one thing in mind — to trick us into thinking this was a brand new Discovery track. (Continue Reading)
First came Yeasayer's weirdly heartwarming (read: very sad) music video for "Madder Red" and now MGMT are bringing the creepy make-believe creatures-as-companion story to Congratulations highlight... well, "Congratulations". Watch it here.
I've got a treat for all of you patiently waiting for some new Friendly Fires music. Friendly Fires' collaboration with Toronto house heroes "Azari & Ill, "Stay Here", comes from their upcoming Bugged Out mix, which will be out on September 27 on Rough Trade. Jack Savidge described "Stay Here" as “in a Wild Pitch house style, so set the controls for NY circa Paris Is Burning and vogue your hearts out.” Indeed, we will. (Continue Reading)
Always eager to please, Kanye West took to his (must follow) Twitter account @kanyewest to announce what he calls G.O.O.D. Fridays. Basically, every Friday until Christmas, 'Ye will drop new music on his follows, though not necessarily music by him. He has hinted at dropping new music from Jay-Z, "etc." also. If you haven't noticed, Kanye started G.O.O.D. Fridays two weeks ago when he leaked his new single with Beyonce, "See Me Now"; and last weekend he put up that killer "Power" remix featuring Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz. True to form, Kanye West is redefining the term TGIF.