Month: May 2013

New Video: Major Lazer feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga and Mystic & Mystic – Bubble Butt

:: Bubble butt, bubble, bubble, bubble butt… Bubble butt, bubble, bubble, bubble butt!


Eric Wareheim directed video clip.

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More ‘Major Lazer’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Sep 22 – Major Lazer feat. Amber Coffman – Get Free / New Album ‘Free The Universe’ (2012/11/5)


Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal [Official Video] / New Album ‘Immunity’ (2013/06/04) [Full Album Stream]

:: Heavy rotation single, fantastic video and a record of the growing kind to last…


Open Eye Signal is the first single taken off the new Jon Hopkins album. The record entitled ‘Immunity’ will be released on June 04, 2013 via Domino Recording Co. It’s the first full-length solo offering by the British electronica/dance producer, musician and composer since 2009’s Insides and the follow-up to his 2011 Mercury Prize nominated collaboration with British singer/songwriter King Creosote , Diamond Mine. The new album is an diversified eight-track effort, covering different styles from techno and dance to ambient. The Bonus track edition includes four remixes of Open Eye Signal, the Nosaj Thing take on the track can be checked out below and is available for free download via Domino’s Soundcloud. The album is streaming entirely till its release date via, head over and take a listen. It’s a great one!

The official video for Open Eye Signal is directed by Aoife McArdle and produced by Colonel Blimp / Good Company. It’s taking us on a skateboard trip through sunny LA and incredibly fits the mood of the song, watch it above. Jon Hopkins is having lots of live dates coming up, check out the full schedule below.

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Jon Hopkins - Immunity (2013)

01. We Disappear
02. Open Eye Signal
03. Breathe This Air
04. Collider
05. Abandon Window
06. Form By Firelight
07. Sun Harmonics
08. Immunity
09. Open Eye Signal (Happa Remix) [Bonus Track]
10. Open Eye Signal (Lord of the Isles Remix) [Bonus Track]
11. Open Eye Signal (Luke Abbott Remix) [Bonus Track]
12. Open Eye Signal (Nosaj Thing Remix) [Bonus Track]


Upcoming Live Dates:
Fri 31 May 2013 // Montreal, Quebec, Canada // Mutek (Metropolis)
Tue 04 Jun 2013 // Brooklyn, NY, US // Glasslands Gallery
Wed 12 Jun 2013 // London, England // Village Underground [Sold Out]
Thu 13 Jun 2013 // Barcelona, Spain // Leisure System
Sat 22 Jun 2013 // London, UK // The xx Night+Day @ Hatfield House
Sun 23 Jun 2013 // Westmeath, Ireland // Body & Soul
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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New EP: Tahiti 80 – Bang (2013/06/10)

:: Don’t miss!


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Bang - Tahiti 80

Artist: Tahiti 80
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Release Date: June 10, 2013
Label: Human Sounds

1 Bang
2 Piano Theme Park
3 Middle of Nowhere
4 Call Up
5 Whatever (’89 Version)

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Majical Cloudz – Childhood’s End [Official Video] / Debut Album ‘Impersonator’ (2013/05/27) [Full Album Stream]

:: Have been listening to the LP over and over again in the last days. Still not getting enough, and I probably ever won’t…


Majical Cloudz are an experimental electronic pop duo from Montreal. It originally started out as the solo music project of singer/songwriter Devon Welsh, but he soon found himself musically in a dead end. He started making music with an old synth and Majical Cloudz were completed as a duo with the addition of producer Matthew Otto, ultimately resulting in their Matador label debut ‘Impersonator’. The record was released in the US / Canada on May 27, 2013. UK/European release followed on May 27. The album is streaming in its entirety over at CBC Music (click play in the text and find the player above). Watch above the official video for the astonishing first single Childhood’s End featuring Kenneth Welsh. It’s directed by Emily Kai Bock and produced by Somesuch & Co. with Iconoclast. Listen below to the album track Bugs Don’t Buzz, which is also available for free download via the duo’s Soundcloud. Yesterday, Pitchfork released an amazing interview with Devon Welsh as part of the Guest List series, the read is strongly recommended. You’ll find the link below.

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Majical Cloudz - Impersonator (2013)

01. Impersonator
02. This Is Magic
03. Childhood’s End
04. I Do Sing For You
05. Mister
06. Turns Turns Turns
07. Silver Rings
08. Illusion
09. Bugs Don’t Buzz
10. Notebook


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Pitchfork − Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
Pitchfork − Guest Lists: Majical Cloudz

Baths – Ironworks / New Album ‘Obsidian’ (2013/05/28)

:: Great!


From Baths’ 2nd LP, Obsidian (May 28, 2013).

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Artist: Baths
Title Of Album: Obsidian
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Label: Anticon

01 Worsening
02 Miasma Sky
03 Ironworks
04 Ossuary
05 Incompatible
06 No Eyes
07 Phaedra
08 No Past Lives
09 Earth Death
10 Inter

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More ‘Baths’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Mar 09 – Miasma Sky / New Album ‘Obsidian’ (2013/05/28)

New Single: Lanterns On The Lake – Another Tale From Another English Town [Official Video] (2013/05/21)

:: So so beautiful…

Lanterns On The Lake are an indie-folk five piece from Newcastle Upon Tyne. The band is comprised of Hazel Wilde [vocals/guitar/piano], Paul Gregory [guitar/laptop/backing vocals], Andy Scrogham [bass], Ol Ketteringham [drums/glock] and Sarah Kemp [violin/accordion]. They already had self-released two EP’s before their debut album Gracious Tide, Take Me Home came out in 2011. Lanterns On The Lake are currently readying their sophomore offering, and we can already enjoy the first taste of it in shape of the teaser single Another Tale From Another English Town. It was released digitally on May 21, 2013 via Bella Union, the album is to follow later this year. The band also released a not less beautiful music video for the song. It’s directed by James Alexander Grieves (with cinematography by Kyle Heslop), watch it above. Lanterns On The Lake will embark on a UK short tour soon, you can check out the dates below.

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Lanterns On The Lake - Another tale From Another English Town (2013)

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Tue 18 June 2013 // Southampton // The Joiners
Wed 19 June 2013 // London // Scala
Thu 20 June 2013 // Leicester // The Cookie Jar
Fri 21 June 2013 // Gateshead // The Sage Gateshead

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The 405 − Lanterns on the Lake – ‘Another Tale From Another English Town’

New Single: CHVRCHES – Gun

:: You need to hear this!

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More ‘CHVRCHES’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Mar 10 – Debut EP: Recover (2013/03/25)