Month: August 2014

New Song: SOHN – The Chase

:: Lovely… give the new song a listen below.


Cover Art:
The Chase SOHN

Follow ‘SOHN’ on:
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More ‘SOHN’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Apr 09 – New Track: Lights / New Album ‘Tremors’ (2014/04/07)
2014, Feb 14 – Debut Album: Tremors (2014/04/07) / Track ‘Artifice’
2013, Sep 23 – New Single: Lessons (2013/09/23)
2013, Jun 13 – Bloodflows [Official Video]
2012, Oct 18 – New Track: Red Lines / Debut EP ‘The Wheel’ (2012/11/05)
2012, Oct 01 – Debut Single: The Wheel



Christian Löffler – Notes [Sieren Remix] / ‘Young Alaska Remixes’ (2014/08/29)

:: This track is pure magic.


I’m a big fan of Christian Löffler’s delicate electronic productions ever since the release of his acclaimed full-length debut A Forest in 2012. This year saw him submitting his sophomore LP Young Alaska, easily drawing on his debut when it comes to quality and success. Some of the tracks on Young Alaska got remixed by other artists, and some of those remixed found way into official release. Two weeks ago, a remix of Notes by Berlin based UK producer Matt Adams aka Sieren premiered over at Italian music magazine Soundwall. I feel in love with his take on Notes on first listen, and I’m really glad that it’s now streaming for free on his Soundcloud, listen above.

Sieren’s remix of Löfflers’s original track Notes was first released on August 14, 2014 via KI Records. For the past two weeks, it was available exclusively on Beatport. Since Friday (August 29), the Young Alaska Remixes are available in every shop, including iTunes.

The release also includes a remix of the Young Alaska lead single All Comes feat. Gry by Berlin based Italian producers Alessandro and Federico Fognini aka Mind Against. Listen to their take on All Comes below.

Cover Art:
Christian Löffler - Notes (Siren Remix)

01. All Comes [feat. Gry] (Mind Against Remix)
02. Notes (Sieren Remix)


Follow ‘Sieren’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | YoutubeInstagram


Follow ‘Christian Löffler’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Soundcloud | Vimeo

More ‘Christian Löffler’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Apr 27 − New Album: Young Alaska (2014/04/21) / New Track ‘Veiled Grey’ [Free Download]
2012, Jun 18 − Debut Album: A Forest (2012/06/18)

New Video: Angus & Julia Stone – Grizzly Bear

:: All I have to say is “WOW!”


Cover Art:
Angus & Julia Stone


Artist: Angus & Julia Stone
Title of Album: Angus & Julia Stone
Release Date: August 01, 2014
Label: Vertigo Berlin (Universal Music)

1. A Heartbreak
2. My Word For It
3. Grizzly Bear
4. Heart Beats Slow
5. Wherever You Are
6. Get Home
7. Death Defying Acts
8. Little Whiskey
9. From The Stalls
10. Other Things
11. Please You
12. Main Street
13. Crash And Burn – Stone, Angus
14. Do Without 15. All This Love
16. Roses

Official Tour Dates:
Sep 12 // Thebarton Theatre // Adelaide, Australia
Sep 13 // Llewellyn Hall // Canberra, Australia Sold Out
Sep 14 // The Sydney Opera House // Sydney, Australia Sold Out
Sep 17 // Civic Centre // Newcastle, Australia Sold Out
Sep 18 // The Tivoli // Brisbane, Australia Sold Out
Sep 19 // The Tivoli // Brisbane, Australia Tickets Sold Out
Sep 21 // The Arts Centre // Gold Coast, Australia Tickets Sold Out
Sep 23 // Perth Concert Hall // Perth, Australia Sold Out
Sep 24 // Perth Concert Hall // Perth, Australia Sold Out
Sep 25 // Palais Theatre // Melbourne, Australia Sold Out
Sep 26 // Palais Theatre // Melbourne, Australia Sold Out
Sep 28 // The Civic // Auckland, New Zealand
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Angus & Julia Stone’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter


More ‘Angus & Julia Stone’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Aug 02 – Official Video: Heart Beats Slow / New Album ‘Angus & Julia Stone’
2014, Jul 10 – New Album: Angus & Julia Stone (2014/08/01) / A Heartbreak [Official Video]

New: The Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner (2014/08/18)

:: This track’s a real stunner! Can’t wait for more.


Scottish post-punk band The Twilight Sad have announced their fourth studio album. It’s entitled Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave and is set for release on October 27 in the UK/Europe and October 28 in North America via FatCat Records. Pre-order bundles are to follow soon.

There’s A Girl In The Corner is the fabulous first taste of what’s to come. The Twilight Sad unveiled the song on August 18 via their Soundcloud, listen to it above.

James Graham [vox], Andy MacFarlane [guitar] and Mark Devine [drums] are touring the UK in September and early October. Afterwards, they will be playing a string of 35 shows in North America until late November. Check out the upcoming dates below.

The Twilight Sad:
The Twilight Sad (2014)

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat 30 Aug 2014 // Glasgow, UK // Richmond Park
Thu 11 Sep 2014 // Aberdeen, UK // Lemon Tree
Fri 12 Sep 2014 // Birnam, UK // Arts Centre
Sat 13 Sep 2014 // Strathpeffer, UK // Pavillion
Sun 05 Oct 2014 // Manchester, UK // Soup Kitchen
Mon 06 Oct 2014 // London, UK // Boston Music Rooms
The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘The Twilight Sad’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube | Instagram

Read more:
Noisey − Stream The Twilight Sad’s Epic And Lonesome ‘There’s A Girl In The Corner”


More ‘The Twilight Sad’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Feb 06 − New Album: No One Can Ever Know (2012/02/06)

New Track: The Weeknd – King Of The Fall [Free Download]

:: Give it a listen and download now!


Cover Art:

Artist: The Weeknd
Title of Track: King Of The Fall
Release Date: August, 2014


Upcoming Tour Dates:
09-19 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center *#
09-21 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *#
10-09 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *#
10-10 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *#

* with Schoolboy Q
# with Jhené Aiko

Follow ‘The Weeknd’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebookTwitterSoundcloud


More ‘The Weeknd’ on Music Pickings:
2013, May 20 – New Songs: Kiss Land / – John Carpenter
2012, Oct 27 – Enemy / New Album ‘Triology’ (2012/11/13)
2012, 14 Jan – Next
2011, 12 Dec – What You Need / Mixtape “Echoes of Silence”
2011, 22 Dec – Mixtape “Echoes of Silence” [FREE Download]


Debut Album: Ballet School – The Dew Lasts An Hour (2014/09/08) [Full Album Stream] / New Single ‘Lux’ [Official Video]

:: Absolutely loving this sound!

Rosie Blair [vox/guitar] spotted Michel Collet [lead guitar] in early 2011 playing guitar in Berlin’s U-Bahn underground. They instantly connected and Ballet School was born. Louis McGuire [drums] completed the band after Blair and Collet had witnessed him playing a drum kit. The Berlin-based multi-national threesome released their debut EP Boys Again last October, and now it it’s about time for their debut full-length. Entitled The Dew Lasts An Hour, the LP will only be out in ten days but you can listen to it in full already now.

The Dew Lasts An Hour drops officially in the UK/Europe on September 08, 2014 via Bella Union. North America sees release of the album on September 09. The set of twelve songs (plus five additional tracks on Deluxe Edition) is available as download, CD and 12″ white vinyl LP. You can pre-order digitally from iTunes (Standard / Deluxe) or buy your physical copy of The Dew Lasts An Hour from Bella Union.

The album is now streaming in its entirety over at Hype Machine. Make sure you give it a listen as longs as the stream is available. The Dew Lasts An Hour includes last year’s fabulous singles Heartbeat Overdrive and Ghost in re-recorded versions, alternative takes on the EP tracks Crush and Yaoi as well as seven brand new songs.

In a label press note, Rosie Blair commented on their music: “We’re not a synth band, we’re a guitar band, but one that’s trying to push the boundaries of the traditional set up. We write pop songs. I never thought pop music was a lower form of art. We actively try to play with the model of mainstream pop against what indie is supposed to be and find our own new form. And though I love laptop pop, it’s vital that people witness our energy, that punk lust, when we play live.

Lux is the second single from The Dew Lasts An Hour. The official video for the song premiered about a month ago, watch the Nova Dando directed clip above. Ballet School have a handful of European festival dates lying ahead and they will be touring the UK in November. You can check out the upcoming dates below and listen to the album track Cherish.

Cover Art:
Ballet School - The Dew Lasts An Hour (2014)

01. Slow Dream
02. Pale Saint
03. Ghost
04. Heliconia
05. Lux
06. Gray
07. Heartbeat Overdrive
08. Cherish
09. Jade
10. All Things Return At Night
11. Yaoi
12. Crush (Alternative)
13. Sara [Deluxe Version]
14. Boys Again [Deluxe Version]
15. Afterglow [Deluxe Version]
16. Parisina [Deluxe Version]
17. Day Off School [Deluxe Version]
18. Heartbeat Underdrive [Deluxe Version]


Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 05 Sep 2014 // Berlin, Germany // First We Take Berlin @ Berghain Kantine
Tue 09 Sep 2014 // London, UK //  The Edition
Thu 18 Sep 2014 // Hamburg, Germany // Reeperbahn Festival
Fri 07 Nov 2014 // Reykjavik, Iceland // Iceland Airwaves 2014
Tue 11 Nov 2014 // Leeds, UK // Belgrave Music Hall
Wed 12 Nov 2014 // Glasgow, UK // Broadcast
Thu 13 Nov 2014 // Liverpool, UK // Shipping Forecast
Fri 14 Nov 2014 // Birmingham, UK // The Bulls Head
Sat 15 Nov 2014 // Bristol, UK // Start The Bus
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Ballet School’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube | Instagram


More ‘Ballet School’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Nov 08 − Debut EP: Boys Again (2013/10/18) / New Single ‘Crush’ [Official Video]

New Track: James Blake – 200 Press

:: Listen to James Blake’s new song ‘200 Press’


James Blake

Artist: James Blake
Title of Single: 200 Press
Release Date: unknown
Label: unknown

Follow ‘James Blake’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebook | Twitter


More ‘James Blake’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Apr 08 – New Songs: Feat. RZA – Take a Fall For Me (feat. RZA) / – Every Day I Ran
2013, Feb 09 – New Album: Overgrown (2013/04/08) / First Single ‘Retrograde’
2012, Feb 15 – New Album: Live Album [Free Download]
2011, Dec 29 − At Birth / “Love What Happened Here” EP
2011, Dec 21 − A Case of You [Official Video]
2011, Nov 03 − Measurements
2011, Aug 25 − James Blake & Bon Iver – Fall Creek Boys Choir