Streets is new single by Berlin’s indie-dance-rock four-piece Abby. The band is comprised of four friends - Filou [vocals], Philipp [guitar/cello]), Lorenzo [keys]) and Henne [drums]. The name Abby refers to the band’s musical concept to form a narrative story with their songs, just like a mosaic it’s put together by the listener. It’s up to us to decide how and in which order the songs belong together, but the more we listen the more the whole thing is rounded off. Abby have gathered a loyal fan-base in Germany ever since the release of their 2011 debut EP ‘Welcome Home’. The new single is the first taste of the band’s upcoming debut album ‘Friends and Enemies’. It was recorded in London’s Kensal Town Studios and will drop this summer. Streets is out in Germany today (March 15, 2013) via Universal Music. Watch above the official video directed by Kai Kurve and Joffrey Jans (Wolf&Lamm). The song will also be Abby’s UK debut single, release is set for April 29 via Universal.
‘Shelf Life’ is the utterly brilliant debut album full-length by Minneapolis-based darkwave/electro-rock outfit All Eyes. Following their debut single All I Want released in October, the record was self-released by the band in North-America on November 13, 2012 (under exclusive license to Danger Village Records). Buy the whole set on the band’s Bandcamp, it’s well worth it. Key tracks are On The Sidelines, I Will Come Trough and If Only.
01. Warning Signs
02. On The Sidelines
03. Lost You Once
04. All I Want
05. Clean Slate
06. Them Miracles
07. I Will Come Through
08. Rush Hour
09. Vulture Eye
10. If Only
11. Shelf Life
Artist: Little Dragon Title Of Single: Sunshine Release Date: Jun 27, 2012 Label: Peacefrog
Yukimi Nagano (vocals, percussion)
Erik Bodin (drums)
Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass)
Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards)
4 Tracks of the album ‘Ritual Union’ (July 26, 2011)
Upcoming Tourdates 2012:
5 Jul 2012 – Sète, France – Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival
7 Jul 2012 – Sesimbra, Portugal – Super Bock Super Rock
13 Jul 2012 – Costa Azahar, Spain – Benicàssim Festival
14 Jul 2012 – Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival
>> The full touring schedule is available here
Clock Opera’s long awaited full-length debut “Ways To Forget” is finally out today in the UK via Moshi Moshi Records / Island Records. The Deluxe Version comes with eight additional tracks and 3 videos.
01. Once And For All
02. Lesson No. 7
03. 11th Hour
04. Man Made
06. White Noise
07. A Piece of String
08. The Lost Buoys
09. Move To The Mountains
10. Fail Better
11. Ways To Forget [Deluxe Version]
12. Alouette [Deluxe Version]
13. New Arrivals [Deluxe Version]
14. Let Go The Lifeboats [Deluxe Version]
15. Glass Eye [Deluxe Version]
16. Seven Hours [Deluxe Version]
17. Outro [Deluxe Version]
18. Once And For All (Under The Floorboards) [Deluxe Version]
19. Belongings (Video) [Deluxe Version]
20. Lesson No. 7 (Video) [Deluxe Version]
21 Once And For All (Video) [Deluxe Version]
This is the first track taken from Breton’s upcoming full-length debut “Other People’s Problems”, set for release on March 26, 2012 via FatCat Records. ‘Interference’ is out as single on March 19 via FatCat. The provocative video is directed by Breton, following their particular way of creating audio-visual art.
This is the stunning unofficial music video Luc Roux directed with his friends for Breton’s track ‘The Commission’ in honour of their music. It still leaves me speechless everytime I’m watching.
:: And yet again: a brilliant track gets brilliantly remixed! I love both versions!
This one is the latest single taken from M83′s great album “Hurry Up We’re Dreaming”, released October 14, 2011 via Naïve Records.
01. Intro (feat Zola Jesus)
02. Midnight City
04. Where The Boats Go
06. Raconte-moi une histoire
07. Train To Pluton
08. Claudia Lewis
09. This Bright Flash
10. When Will You Come Home?
11. Soon, My Friend
12. My Tears Are Becoming A Sea
13. New Map
14. OK Pal
15. Another Wave From You
This is absolutely stunning remix of ‘Reunion’ by White Sea.
:: Damn, this definitely is hot shit! I particularly love ‘Sandpaper’, but the whole EP is fuckin’ great!
This is one track of the new EP of the electro newcomers Breton from the UK. You can download the complete EP for free, all you gotta do is like their facebook page. The EP also is a very good first taste of Breton’s upcoming solo debut “Other Peoples Problems”, to be released March 30, 2012 via FatCat Records.
EP Cover Artwork:
01. Ordnance Survey
02. Certain Little Facts
03. How Can They Tell
05. The Well (Bonus Track)
:: Can’t get enough of this brilliant track! The outstanding video will you make just feel!
This new album version of Clock Opera’s “Once and For All” is released January 30, 2012 via Moshi Moshi / Island Records, including a remix of the track by Andrew Weatherall. It is the first taste of Clock Opera’s upcoming full-length debut “Ways To Forget”.
:: This records definitely is one of the first highlights in 2012, absolutely great!
This is the debut album of Diagrams, the new project of Tunng’s former singer and songwriter Sam Genders. “Black Lights” was released January 13, 2012 on Full Time Hobby. The videos for ‘Tall Buildings’ and ’Ghost Lit’ are both directed by Mathy & Fran.
Album Cover Art:
01. Ghost Lit
02. Tall Buildings
03. Night All Night
07. Black Light
10. Night All Night (Disco Bloodbath Remix) [Bonus Track]
:: Strange but amazing video perfectly fitting a very nice track!
This is the official video for “Hands”, the first single of Alpine’s upcoming full-length debut album, to be released in early 2012. The track was out as single on November 04, 2011 via Ivy League Records. The video is directed by Luci Schroder.
Stream “Zurich EP”:
This is the debut EP of Alpine, released on November 12, 2010 via Ivy League Records.
:: and yet again Arcade Fire surprise with a beautiful interactive video for their latest single release.
‘Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)’ is the latest single release from Arcade Fire’s fabulous current album “The Suburbs”, released July 30, 2010 on City Slang. The amazingly beautiful video was directed by Vincent Morisset. He and friends also produced another version of the song’s video, which is interactively controlled by the viewer’s movements.
Check out the interactive video version here (webcam needed).
01. The Suburbs
02. Ready To Start
03. Modern Man
05. Empty Room
06. City With No Children
07. Half Light I
08. Half Light II (No Celebration)
09. Suburban War
10. Month Of May
11. Wasted Hours
12. Deep Blue
13. We Used To Wait
14. Sprawl (Flatland)
15. Sprawl (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
16. The Suburbs (continued)