Month: May 2014

New EP: Electric Wire Hustle – If These Are The Last Days (2014/06/02) / Flako Remix ‘Bottom Line’

:: For me their return is a long awaited one. Feelin´ it… awesome song once again!


Electric Wire Hustle´s new album ‘Love Can Prevail’ will release via okayplayer and somethinksounds on September 8th.

The line up: Mara TK (vocals, guitar, turntables, production), David “Taay Ninh” Wright (multiple instruments), and Myele Manzanza (drums).

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Artist: Electric Wire Hustle
Title of EP: If These Are The Last Days
Release Date: June 06, 2014
Label: somethinksounds

1 If These Are the Last Days 3:54
2 If These Are the Last Days (Eliphino Remix) 5:14
3 Bottom Line 4:16
4 Bottom Line (feat. Joshua Karpeh & Sofie Fatouretchi) [fLako Remix] 4:16


Follow ‘Electric Wire Hustle’ on:
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More ‘Electric Wire Hustle’ on Music Pickings:
2012, July 26 – Perception



Debut Album: Throwing Snow – Mosaic (2014/06/02) [Full Album Stream]

:: This album is absolutely huuuge. Loving it more and more with every listen!


Throwing Snow is one moniker of London-based artist and electronic producer Ross Tones. Since 2007, he released various EP’s and singles as Throwing Snow, but he also records as Snow Ghosts in collaboration with vocalist Augustus Ghost. Their incomparable debut LP A Small Murmuration definitely was one of 2013’s musical highlights to me. Now, Tones is finally releasing Mosaic, his eagerly expected debut full-length.

Mosaic drops officially on June 02, 2014 via Houndstooth Records. The album will be available as download, CD and 2×12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or pre-order your physical copy of Mosaic directly from the Houndstooth Store.

Mosaic is streaming in its entirety above (via Throwing Snow’s Soundcloud). The set of eleven tracks is produced by Throwing Snow and features contributions by varying artists such as Adda Kaleh, Kid A, Py, Jassy Grez, Russell Morgan and US duo KNOX.

In a press release, Ross Tones commented on his musical influences and how they shape is own productions: “It’s little pieces of the music I love combined to form a coherent whole. Elements of folk and real instruments combined with drum funk, electronica and samples. I don’t feel I’m in any way using one influence in any of the tracks, more bringing disparate elements together as a collage. Each part is distinct but when brought together there is a bigger picture that the listener can find points of reference.”

The album track and single The Tempest (feat. Adda Kaleh) also comes with a music video directed by Rick Robin, watch it below. Throwing Snow will be touring Europe with a string of regular shows and festival dates in June, you can check out the upcoming dates below too.

Cover Art:
Throwing Snow - Mosaic (2014)

01. Avarice
02. The Tempest (feat. Adda Kaleh)
03. Hypnotise (feat. Kid A)
04. Linguis
05. As You Fall (feat. Py)
06. Pathfinder
07. The Void (feat. Jassy Grez)
08. Maere (feat. Adda Kaleh)
09. All The Lights (feat. Russell Morgan)
10. Draugr (feat. KNOX)
11. Saltare (Parts 1 & 2)


Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sun 01 June 2014 // London, UK // Ace Hotel (Official Album Launch)
Thu 05 June 2014 // London, UK // Rough Trade East In Store Show
Fri 06 June 2014 // Warsaw, Poland // RBMA Weekender
Sat 07 June 2014 // Manchester, UK // Parklife Festival
Sat 07 June 2014 // Nottingham, UK // The Brickworks
Thu 13 June 2014 // Barcelona, Spain // Sonar Festival
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Throwing Snow’ on:
Official Website | BandcampFacebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Read more:
Sputnik Music − Review: Throwing Snow – Mosaic


More ‘Ross Tones / Throwing Snow’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Jul 26 − Snow Ghosts – Untangle Me / Debut Album ‘A Small Murmuration’ (2013/07/08) [Full Album Stream]

New Single: BANKS – Drowning

:: It works! ‘Drowning,’ another track off Jillian Banks debut album Goddess.


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Artist: BANKS
Title of Single: Drowning
Release Date: May 20, 2014
Label: Harvest Records

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jun 04 // Irving Plaza // New York, NY
Jun 06 // The Governors Ball Music Festival (BANKS Date tba) // New York, NY
Jun 06 // U Street Music Hall // Washington, DC
Jun 07 // Underground Arts // PHILADELPHIA, PA
Jun 10 // The Hoxton // Toronto, Canada
Jun 12 // Bonnaroo (BANKS Date tba) // Manchester
Jun 21 // Secret Solstice Festival // Reykjavik, Iceland
>> The full touring schedule is available  here

Follow ‘BANKS’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter


More ‘BANKS’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Sep 25 – New EP: London / New Track ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ (Prod. Lil Silva & Jamie Woon)
2013, Aug 29 – Warm Water [Free Download]


Debut Album: Dawn Golden – Still Life (2014/05/13) [Full Album Stream]

:: I’m totally obsessed with this album. Make sure you get yourself a copy of this!


Dawn Golden is another musical endeavour of Los Angeles-based electronic producer and songwriter Dexter Tortoriello, one half of Californian indie-pop duo Houses. The project (formerly known as Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross) released its first EP Blow in April 2011, followed by A Quiet Darkness,  last year’s first album by Houses. About two weeks ago, Tortoriello has ultimately submitted Still Life, the debut full-length of his Dawn Golden moniker.

Still Life was released on May 13, 2014 via Mad Decent / Downtown Records. The album is available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Still Life directly from Mad Decent (CD/LP), vinyl packages include digital download.

The set of ten tracks is streaming in its entirety above (via the Dawn Golden Soundcloud). The songs on Still Life were recorded by Tortoriello over the course of three years in producer Diplo’s Los Angeles-based Mad Decent studio whereby Tortoriello absorbed some of Diplo’s style of production. In a press release, he explained: “I wanted the record to sound sterile and futuristic, while at the same time pounding the entirety of suburban decay through a megaphone. Like if American Beauty was set in the Tron world.

Dawn Golden will play a single L.A. show on June 2nd at Bardot, you can order your tickets here if you’re in town.

Cover Art:
Dawn Golden - Still Life (2014)

01. Discoloration
02. All I Want
03. Sleight Orchestra
04. I Won’t Bend
05. Swing
06. The Beekeeper
07. Still Life
08. Chevrotain
09. Last Train
10. Brief Encounter

Upcoming Tour Dates:
2014, June 02 // Los Angeles, CA, USA // Bardot (w/ Empires + The Ruse)

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

Read more:
In Your Speakers − Review: Dawn Golden – Still Life


More ‘Dexter Tortoriello / Houses’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Apr 23 − Houses – Peasants / New Album ‘A Quiet Darkness’ (2013/04/16) [Full Album Stream]

New Album: Bo Saris – Gold (2014/05/16) / Free Download ‘Tender’

:: Sweet vibes…


Free copy of ‘Tender’ here:

Cover Art:

Artist: Bo Saris
Title: Gold
Release Date: Mai 16, 2014
Label: Decca (Universal Music)

1. Only God Knows
2. She’s On Fire
3. Get To Know You Better
4. Does He Love You Better
5. The Addict
6. Tender
7. Little Bit More
8. Can’t Beat The Old Skool [feat. Jasper Wilde]
9. I’m Done 10. Change
11. Shoes
12. So Sad
13. If I Don’t
14. Can’t Force It
15. Gold


Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 31 // Vega Small // Copenhagen, Denmark
June 01 // Rotunde // Brussels, Belgium
June 03 // Studio 672 // Cologne, Germany
June 04 // Privatclub // Berlin, Germany
July 08 // Festival Les Déferlantes // France
July 12 // Wakestock Festival // Wales

Follow ‘Bo Saris’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter


New Single: Bob Moses – I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry (2014/07/28)

:: I really really really hope that this is the first taste of an upcoming album. Can’t wait for more new music by Bob Moses.


It was only last October when New-York-based Canadian electronica duo Bob Moses (composed of high school class mates Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance from Vancoucer, BC) released their huge EP Far From The Tree. The featured song All I Want (listen here) still is one of favourite 2013 tracks at all. Now, Bob Moses are newly signed to Domino Recording and they’re returning with a new single which is, yet again, utterly brilliant. Entitled First To Cry, the release is double a-side single of which the first song I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry is streaming now above (via the Bob Moses Soundcloud).

I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry was released digitally on May 22, 2014 via Domino Recording Co. It’s available to buy digitally from iTunes. First To Cry will be released physically as 12″ vinyl single on July 28 via Domino. When you pre-order the single from Domino’s Store, you’ll receive I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry as immediate download. The first 100 pre-orders will be sent as Limited Edition PINK Color Version, so you better hurry if you wanna get your hands on one of these…

Cover Art:
Bob Moses - First To Cry (2014)

01. I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry
02. Grace

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

New Official Video: Placebo – Loud Like Love (feat. Bret Easton Ellis)

:: Excellent!


Artist: Placebo
Title of Track: Loud Like Love
Release Date: September 13, 2013
Label: Vertigo Berlin (Universal Music)

Written & Directed by: Saman Kesh
Narrator: Bret Easton Ellis
Production Company: 890 Productions
In Association with: Skunk //
Executive Producer: Matt Factor
Producer: Jason Colon
Video Commissioner: John Moule
Band Performance: Rokkit //

Upcoming Tour Dates:
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Placebo’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter