Et Cetera: Ezra Koenig, AlunaGeorge, Braids

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Listen to Ezra Koenig's Demo for Beyoncé’s "Hold Up"

... for 9 seconds. Diplo has shared this ridiculously short clip of Ezra Koenig singing on the demo/reference track for Beyoncé’s “Hold Up” from her terrific new album, Lemonade. The clip confirms our suspicion: “Hold Up” is a long lost Vampire Weekend cut. 


AlunaGeorge Team with Zhu for “My Blood”

AlunaGeorge have dropped off another collaborative single—their third of the year so far. After sharing songs with Popcaan (“I’m In Control”) and Flume (“I Remember”), the UK duo have shared “My Blood” with R&B apparition Zhu

Listen below; AlunaGeorge’s new album I Remember, should be out soon. 


Braids Announce New EP

Braids have announced a new four-track EP called Companion, which was recorded alongside their excellent 2015 LP, Deep in the Iris.  It will be released on May 20. 

They have shared a video for the title track today—watch: 

Braids, Companion EP:

01 Companion
02 Joni
03 Trophies for Paradox
04 Sweet World