Debut Single: Soft Lit – Ocean King / Lately [coming soon]

30 Jul

:: Marvellousness.


New York duo Soft Lit are so absolutely fresh on the scene that are not even to be found on the common social media sites, no facebook and no twitter guys, at least I haven’t found any. All I know is the little information they give upon the Soundcloud release of their two marvellous debut songs.

Soft Lit is the new pop of Tyler McCauley, a young producer connected with New York’s GODMODE label, and vocalist Tara Chacon. The project’s “like a phantom limb I cannot control” he says on Soundcloud.

Ocean King and Lately will be released as double a-side on cassette and digital via GODMODE soon [GM044], I’ll update this post as soon as release infos become available. Meanwhile all you have to do is enjoy the songs above.

Cover Art:
Soft Lit - Ocean King Lately (2014)

01. Ocean King
02. Lately

Follow ‘Soft Lit’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube

New Single: Mansions on the Moon – Don’t Tell [Free Download] / Debut Album ‘Mansions On The Moon’

29 Jul

:: Have a listen!


Download for FREE, here

Cover Art:
Mansions On The Moon

Artist: Mansion on the Moon
Title of Debut Album: Mansion on the Moon
Release Date: 2014
Label: PledgeMusic

Follow ‘Mansion on the Moon’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebookTwitter | Soundcloud


More ‘Mansion on the Moon’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Oct 24 – New Single: Radio [Free Download]


New EP: Patrick James – Broken Lines (2014/07/25) / New Music Video for ‘Message’

29 Jul

:: Would love to check out the whole thing!

It’s time for some new music by one of my favourite Aussie singer/songwriters. Patrick James has spent the past year touring with Josh Pyke, Boy & Bear and Pete Murray, but he found the time to write and record his sophomore EP Broken Lines. While last year’s All About To Change had been recorded at home, James went in the studio this time and recorded the six songs with producer Wayne Connolly (Josh Pyke, Hungry Kids Of Hungary). We’ve already heard previous singles Wait and Message, and now you can have the whole thing. Well, at least Australians can…

Broken Lines was released in Australia/New Zealand exclusively on July 11, 2014 via Create/Control, you can buy the EP digitally from iTunes. The set includes Wait and Message as well four completely new songs and an alternate version of Message as bonus track. A European release is not yet scheduled, unfortunately…

Previous single Message has now become a visual companion to go along with: the music video is written, directed and produced by Jarrad Seng and was released two weeks ago, check out the clip above. Patrick James will be touring Australia with a string of ten shows in August/September. You can check out all dates below and listen to the alt version of Message.

Cover Art:
Patrick James - Broken Lines EP (2014)

01. Heart & All It’s Hell
02. Home No More
03. Message
04. Something In The Way
05. Fight With Me
06. Wait
07. Message (Alt Version)


Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 29 Aug 2014 // Geelong, VIC // Beavs Bar
Sat 30 Aug 2014 // Melbourne, VIC // The Corner Hotel
Thu 04 Sep 2014 // Hobart, TAS // The Grand Poobah
Fri 05 Sep 2014 // Adelaide, SA // A Music Warehouse Project
Sat 06 Sep 2014 // Fremantle, WA // Fly By Night
Fri 12 Sep 2014 // Newcastle, NSW // Lizottes
Sat 13 Sep 2014 // Sydney, NSW // Oxford Art Factory
Thu 18 Sep 2014 // Canberra, ACT // Transit Bar
Sat 20 Sep 2014 // Port Macquarie, NSW // Pier One @ Panthers
Fri 26 Sep 2014 // Brisbane, QLD // Old Museum

Follow ‘Patrick James’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube | Instagram


More ‘Patrick James’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Jun 20 − New Single: Message (2014/05/26)
2013, Oct 31 −  New Single: Wait (2013/10/25)
2013, Apr 28 − New EP: All About To Change (2013/04/26) [Full Stream]
2012, Nov 09 − New Single: Brighter Lights

New Album: Alex Clare – Three Hearts (2014/07/18) / First Single ‘War Rages On’

28 Jul

:: He is back!


Cover Art:
Alex Clare - Three Hearts

Artist: Alex Clare
Title of Album: Three Hearts
Release Date: July 18, 2014
Label: Universal

1 Never Let You Go
2 Three Hearts
3 Take You Back
4 Heavy Hands
5 Just a Man
6 The Story
7 Not In Vain
8 Sparks
9 War Rages On
10 Unconditional
11 So Deep
12 Holding On
13 Addicted To Love

Follow ‘Alex Clare’ on:
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More of ‘Alex Clare’ on Music Pickings:
2011, Dec 22 – Treading Water [Official Video]
2011, Sep 25 – Video: Alex Clare – Love You


Caribou – Can’t Do Without You [Extended Mix] (2014/07/15)

28 Jul

:: Another Caribou masterpiece. Been having it on heavy rotation play!


In early June, Caribou returned with the announcement of their new album Our Love. Merge (US) and City Slang (UK/Europe) will release Caribou’s sixth studio LP in October and the album announcement also revealed the lead single and Our Love opening track Can’t Do Without You. I’ve been on a business trip the day the track dropped on the internet, and I can still remember very clearly how it blew be away listening to it for the very first time, alone in my hotel room on some decent headphones.

Canadian producer and Caribou mastermind Dan Snaith has put out music under various monikers and in varying collaborations over the past years, the most prominent being the Jiaolong entitled debut LP as Daphni in October 2012. After a four-year hiatus, Our Love finally follows up to Caribou’s 2010 masterpiece Our Love. The album will include collaborations with singer and producer Jessy Lanza as well as violinist and songwriter Owen Pallett.

The Extended Version of Can’t Do Without You was released on July 14, 2014 via Dan Snaith’s own Jiaolong imprint. You can order your copy of the one-sided limited edition 12″ vinyl single from the following sites: / Bleep / The extended version is also available digitally from iTunes or Beatport (recommended for all lossless lovers).

Caribou have an extensive touring schedule lying ahead, including summer festival dates, a European tour in October and a strung of North American shows in November. Check out the upcoming dates below and listen to the single version Can’t Do Without You.

Cover Art:
Caribou - Can't Do Without You (2014)


Upcoming Tour Dates:
Thu 14 Aug 2014 // St. Malo, France // La Route du Rock
Fri 15 Aug 2014 // Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK // Green Man Festival
Sat 16 Aug 2014 // London, UK // Jabberwocky Festival @ Excel Centre
Sat 23 Aug 2014 // Los Angeles, California, USA // FYF Fest
Wed 27 Aug 2014 // Pula, Croatia // Dimensions Festival
Fri 05 Sep 2014 // Isle of Wight, UK // Bestival
Sat 06 Sep 2014 // Bologna, Italy // Estragon
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Caribou’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube

Read more:
SPIN − Caribou Returns With Lush and Lovely ‘Can’t Do Without You’

New Track: Knxwledge – 24hr’s[WTT] / New Mixtape ‘HexualSealings​.​Prt​.​7′

27 Jul

:: Already love this track!


Cover Art:
Knxwledge 24hrs

Artist: Knxwledge
Title of Track: 24hr’s
Release Date: July 25, 2014
Label: Stones Throw Records

Check out ‘HexualSealings​.​Prt​.​7′ below


Tracklist ‘HexualSealings​.​Prt​.​7′:
1. lssnheretro_
2. 24hr’s[WTT]
3. LngTme[TWRK]
4. katsisbaktro
5. bestofme[WTT]
6. komfortble[WTT]
7. rownmywai[TWRK]
8. luhvmre[TWRK]
9. luhvyew[TWRK]
10. whtevr[WTT]
11. myway[WETT]
12. writtnallovrurface_
13. churrrch.
14. *bowniss*komes&goes

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Debut Album: Longfellow – Prelude (2014/07/14) [Full Stream] / New Song ‘Lullaby’

27 Jul

:: Lullaby is a true standout track!


Prelude was released digitally on July 14, 2014 via Fierce Panda Records, you can buy your copy from iTunes. A physical release on CD will follow on August 04, pre-order your copy directly from the Fierce Panda Store.

Prelude is streaming in its entirety over at Gigwise. The mini-album of eight tracks compiles previous singles Gabrielle, Siamese Lover and Kiss-Hug-Make Up as well as five other tracks. Two of them (The Convent and May The Light) are not exactly new but were previously released via the band’s Soundcloud.

The breathtaking ballad Lullaby is one of three completely new songs on Prelude, listen to it above. You can also check out the official video for latest single Kiss-Hug-Make Up below, the clip is directed by Guy Davies and produced by ZebraFish Media.

Cover Art:
Longfellow - Prelude (2014)

01. Polaroid
02. May The Light
03. Kiss-Hug-Make Up
04. Lullaby
05. Siamese Lover
06. Gabrielle
07. Wolf Cry
08. The Convent

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed 06 Aug 2014 // London, UK // Sebright Arms (w/ The New Union)

Follow ‘Longfellow’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube


More ‘Longfellow’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Jan 27 − New Single: Siamese Lover [Official Video] (2014/01/27)


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