:: Good summer vibes
Baio aka Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend, Bassist) has released a three track EP, ‘Sunburn’.
Title Of EP: Sunburn
Release Date: May 18, 2012
Label: Greco-Roman Ltd
01 Sunburn Modern Baio 6:23
02 Anonymity 1 Baio 4:15
03 Tanto (feat. Matias Aguayo)
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:: No fuckin’ words for this. Listening in awe!
This incredible deep house tune is another masterpiece by Kenneth Dixon Junior, generally known as Moodymann, the godfather of decent house music! This year, he released two EP’s with re-edits of his own tracks. JMFG Edits 1 was out on January 13, 2012, the follow-up ‘JMFG Edits 2′ was released on May 14, 2012. Both were exclusively available as 12″ vinyl, brought out as an unofficial release without a lable (not on label). And both are completely sold out. Congrats to the lucky ones to have been quick enough buying them. To all others, there’s still hope for another pressing. Keep your eyes peeled! Check out Give You Something below, my favourite taken from JMFG 2.
Tracklist ‘JMFG Edits 1′:
A2. Lost Sould
B1. Dirty Beats
B2. Without U
Tracklist ‘JMFG Edits 2′:
A1. I Can’t Kick
A2. Give You Something
A3. Wanna Ride It
B1. Do You Know
B2. Disco Shades
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More ‘Moodymann’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Apr 12 − Moodymann – Basement Party / Audio Collection: Picture This [Free Download]
:: Whoohoo! Can’t wait to see these guys live in Hamburg!
Taken from the new album ‘Four’ out on the 20th of August (UK).
Bloc Party are: Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Gordon Moakes and Matt Tong
Bloc Party are currently playing the festival season and touring worldwide.
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
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More ‘Bloc Party’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Juli 12 – New Single: Bloc Party – Octopus [Official Video]
2012, Jun 01 − New Album: Bloc Party – Four
2012, May 17 − Bloc Party – So Here We Are / Debut Album ‘Silent Alarm’
:: Amazing tune, instantly loved on its first five seconds!
Grasscut are Andrew Philips and Marcus O’Dair, an electronica and experimental music duo from Brighton, UK. The stunning track Pieces is taken from their second studio album ‘Unearth’ which is thematically dealing with the British landscape. The record was released in the UK and Europe on July 16, 2012 via Ninja Tunes. US release followed on July 24. Watch below the official video for From Towns and Fields, the first single taken from ‘Unearth’. It was filmed on a misty day at Beachy Head in Sussex. Download the track for free on Grasscut’s homepage by entering your email on the right side.
01. Cut Grass
03. Blink In The Night (East Coker Version)
05. Stone Lions
06. A Mysterious Disappearance
07. From Towns & Fields
09. We Fold Ourselves
10. Richardson Road
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:: … so good!
Colonel Red Spacesleep EP released 16th July (vinyl) 23rd July (digital). Colonel Red’s new album ‘Keep Walkin’ is forthcoming.
Colonel Red aka Redz
Artist: Colonel Red
Title Of EP: Spaceface
Release Date: July 16, 2012
Label: Apollo Records
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:: New music by one of my UK favourites! Really love their laid-back style…
This is a live performance of Wolves, my favourite track of To Kill A King’s new EP ‘Word of Mouth’. It was released via the band’s Bandcamp on July 23, 2012. All tracks are written, recorded, procuced and mixed by To Kill A King, except Let It Die which is a cover version of an original song by Feist. The band is giving away the EP for free, all you gotta do is downloading it. The band’s frontman Ralph Pelleymounter performed Wolves in Episode 14 of his online series To Kill A King presents Ralph’s Balcony together with The Title Sequence. In every episode, he was joined by another UK artist or band, mutually performing their songs. Check out the original version of the song in the full EP stream below.
Full EP Stream:
03. Besides She Said
06. Let It Die [Feist Cover]
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More ‘To Kill A King’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Jan 26 − New Track: Hospital Worker [Official Video]
2011, Dec 11 − Video Games (Lana Del Rey Cover)
2011, Dec 03 − Wrecking Crew / “My Crooked Saint” EP
:: Luv the flow of the album.
Title Of Album: awE naturalE
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Label: Sub Pop Records
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:: An incredibly beautiful EP, sounding like pure summer essence…
Crest is one of four wonderful new songs featured on ‘Undersea’, the new EP of Brooklyn-based trio The Antlers. Originally a solo project of frontman Peter Silberman, The Antlers became a collaborative group in 2008 after the first two full-length albums when Darby Cicci and Michael Learner joined in. The band released in whole 4 albums and 2 EP’s. ‘Undersea’ was released in Europe on July 23, 2012 via Transgressive / ANTI- Records. US release followed on July 14. Listen below to Endless Ladder, another stunning EP track, and check out upcoming Festivals and tourdates.
01. Drift Dive
02. Endless Ladder
Upcoming Festivals & Tourdates:
Fri 03 Aug – Sun 05 Aug 2012 // Katowice, Poland // OFF Festival
Fri 17 Aug 2012 // Biddinghuizen, Netherlands // Lowlands Festival
Sat 18 Aug 2012 // Kiewit, Belgium // Pukkelpop Festival
Fri 31 Aug 2012 // Stradbally, Ireland // Electric Picnic 2012
Sat 01 Sep 2012 // North Dorset District, UK // End of the Road Festival
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
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Pitchfork – The Antlers – Undersea
:: I’m glad I found Yuna. Double thumbs up for her!
The official music video for “Live Your Life” and the first single off Yuna’s full-length album.
Title Of Album: Yuna
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Label: FADER Label
2. Favourite Thing
3. Remember My Name
6. Bad Idea
9. Fading Flower
10. See You Go
12. Live Your Life
13. Loud Noises
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Official Homepage: http://www.yunamusic.com/
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Hypetrak – HYPETRAK: Yuna “Cultural Crossroad” Interview
:: I usually try not to post too much by one artist or band, but it’s impossible when it comes to Tame Impala. This is one hell of an amazing song. Seems that they’re getting better and better with everything they’re doing…
Yesterday evening dropped the first official single to be taken from Tame Impala’s upcoming sophomore album ‘Lonerism‘. The track called Elephant will be released in August via Modular Recordings, including remixes by Canyons and Todd Rundgren. Unsurprisingly, the track was named Best New Track on Pitchfork. Read the article below. Tame Impala and Modular are currently asking their fans what they want on the Deluxe Version of ‘Lonerism’, you can enter your suggestions here.
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Pitchfork − Tame Impala “Elephant”
More ‘Tame Impala’ on Music Pickings:
2012, July 10 − Apocalypse Dreams [Free Download] / New Album Announced
:: Thumbs up and a 10/10 everytime… great track, great album!
Electric Wire Hustle video for Perception from the self titled album. Produced by Mo Fresh. Directed by Kimberly Brown. Director of Photography Ariel Lacovone. Edited by Kimberly Brown and Preston McNeil. Post production by Preston McNeil.
Artist: Electric Wire Hustle
Title Of Album: Electric Wire Hustle
Release Date: July 20, 2010
2. Gimme That Kinda
5. Thank You Steve
6. Walk On feat. Stacey Epps
7. Buy Som Land Out A House On It
8. This World. feat. Georgia Ann Muldrow
10. Burn feat. Billy TK
12. They Don’t Want
13. Tom Boy
Electric Wire Hustle are: Mara TK, Myele Manzanza, Taay Ninh
Electric Wire Hustle_NYC (by Foxtree Studio)
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:: Listening to this record, it gets crystal clear why there is such an hype on Purity Ring!
‘Shrines’ is the long and highly anticipated full-length debut of the Montreal indie electro duo Purity Ring. The record was released in Europe on July 23, 2012 via 4AD and in North-America on July 24 via Last Gang Records. Great tunes such as Belispeak and Lofticries were widely spread via the internet last year, creating some serious hype on Purity Ring. Their synthies-affected music is very much inspired by the Eighties, but they brilliantly manage to employ this musical influence in creating a fresh and unique sound. Listen above to two album tracks, including the current single Obedear. The record is streaming in its entirety on Spotify.
05. Grandloves (feat. Young Magic)
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DIY – Purity Ring – Shrines
:: I want some more!
First single from the new album coming summer 2012.
Single out through iTunes August 6th.
Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers aka Gypsy & The Cat
Artist: Gypsy & The Cat
Title Of Album: As-yet untitled
Release Date: Sometime in the summer 2012
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Official Homepage: http://www.gypsyandthecat.com.au/featuredInfo/home.do
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More ‘Gypsy & The Cat’ on Music Pickings:
2012, July 6 – Gypsy & The Cat – Jona Vark // New Album Release Announced
2011, November 25 – Gypsy & The Cat – Time to Wander / – Jona Vark
:: Beautiful, fragile, poignant. Laura.
Laura is the first single to be taken from the upcoming third studio album of British alternative singer and songwriter Natasha Khan, more famously known under her moniker Bat For Lashes. The record entitled ‘The Haunted Man’ will be released worldwide on October 15, 2012 via Parlophone (EMI). The official video for the song is directed by Noel Paul. Pitchfork has named Laura Best New Track, read the article below.
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Pitchfork – Bat For Lashes “Laura”
:: What good music is all about
Artist: TV on the Radio
Title Of Album: Dear Science
Release Date: September 23, 2008
1. Halfway Home
3. Dancing Choose
4. Stork & Owl
5. Golden Age
6. Family Tree
7. Red Dress
8. Love Dog
9. Shout Me Out
11. Lover’s Day
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