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

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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.

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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)

Official Video: Movement – Ivory (NSFW)

26 Jul

:: NSFW!


Cover Art:

Artist: Movement
Title of EP: Movement
Release Date: May 02, 2014
Label: Modular People

1. Like Lust
2. Ivory
3. 5.57
4. Control You

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed Sept 17 // Pearl Street Nightclub // Northampton, MA
Thurs Sept 18 // Paradise // Boston, MA
Sat Sept 20 // Phoenix Concert Theater // Toronto, ON
Sun Sept 21 // Magic Stick // Detroit, MI
Tues Sept 23 // Metro // Chicago, IL
Wed Sept 24 // First Avenue // Minneapolis, MN
Fri Sept 26 // Waiting Room // Omaha, NE
Sat Sept 27 // Bluebird Theater // Denver, CO
Tues Sept 30 // Doug Fir Lounge // Portland, OR
>> The full touring schedule is available here

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More ‘Movement‘ on Music Pickings:
2014, May 05 - New EP: Movement (2014/05/02) / New Track ‘Ivroy’
2014, Mar 06 - New EP: Movement (2014/04/28) / New Single ‘Like Lust’
2013, Dec 19 – Listen: Us

New Single: Ocean Jet – Weak [Free Download] / New Video For Debut Single ‘Distant’

26 Jul

:: Pretty great.


Ocean Jet are Max Scotch and Jon Myred based in Kostromo, Russia. The indie-pop duo released their first four-track EP Echoes in December 2013, and now they have a pretty fabulous new tune out. It’s entitled Weak and dropped on May 19 via the Ocean Jet Soundcloud /Bandcamp.

Weak is not available to buy as regular single as Ocean Jet are still unsigned, but you can download it completely for free in any possible digital format from Bandcamp.

A few days ago, Ocean Jet released their debut music video for previous debut single Distant which was featured on Echoes EP. The clip is directed by Kostya Kolodyazhni and produced by Moscow-based Fast Film Productions, watch it below.

Cover Art:
Ocean Jet - Weak (2014)

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New Album: SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land / First Single ‘New Dorp. New York’ feat. Ezra Koenig

25 Jul

:: Yeeeeeeees!


Cover Art:
SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land

Artist: SBTRKT
Title of Album: Wonder Where We Land
Release Date: 2014
Label: Young Turks Recordings

1 Day 1
2 Explicit Wonder Where We Land (feat. Sampha)
3 Lantern
4 Explicit Higher (feat. Raury)
5 Day 5
6 Look Away (feat. Caroline Polachek)
7 Osea (feat. Koreless)
8 Temporary View (feat. Sampha)
9 New Dorp. New York (feat. Ezra Koenig)
10 Everybody Knows
11 Problem (Solved) [feat. Jessie Ware]
12 If It Happens (feat. Sampha)
13 Gon Stay (feat. Sampha)
14 The Light (feat. Denai Moore)
15 Explicit Voices In My Head (feat. A$AP Ferg & Warpaint)

Upcoming Tour Dates:
26/09/14 // Leeds, UK // O2 Academy
27/09/14 // Glasgow, UK // O2 ABC
29/09/14 // Bristol, UK // O2 Academy
30/09/14 // Manchester, UK // Albert Hall
01/10/14 // Nottingham, UK // Rock City
02/10/14 // London, UK // Brixton Academy

Follow ‘SBTRKT’ on:
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More ‘SBTRKT’ on Music Pickings
2014, Feb 11 - New Song: Hold the Line
2012, Feb 23 – Hold On [Sisi BakBak Remix]
2011, Dec 01 - SBTRKT LIVE TONIGHT / Wildfire feat. Little Dragon [Official Video]



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