Month: January 2015

Listen: Atlas Bound – Talk, – Soul and – Lock

:: Stay tuned for more!


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Artist: Atlas Bound
Title of track: Soul
Release date: August 21, 2014
Label: Next Wave Records

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New Album: Willis Earl Beal – Noctunes (2015/01/22) / New Track ’12 Midnight’

:: Really can’t wait to get my hands (and ears) on this CD. 


Chicago-born alternative singer/songwriter continues to put out his music independently without the support or pressure posed by a label. Following the self-release of the albums Experiments In Time and Experiments In Time: The Golden Hour last year, Beal is already back with a new collection of songs. Entitled Noctunes, only 300 CD copies of the record have been made so far, a worldwide official release is to follow at an indefinite date later this year. The album title combines the words nocturnal with tunes

Noctunes was released on January 22, 2015 via Electric Soul Records. The set of twelve songs is available to buy/order from Ebay. People inside the US can also order their copy of Noctunes directly from Willis Earl Beals PO Box (The Church Of Nobody, P.O. Box 8094, Lacey, WA 98503). All you have to do is send in a 10-Dollar money order. Beal is also selling his new album after live performances.

12 Midnight is an impressive example for the change Beal’s music has underwent since his 2012 debut Acousmatic Sorcery – take a listen above. This change also found expression in the exterior: Beal is wearing a black mask these days. In a recent radio interview he explained that he wishes people to only focus on his music. Appearance and colour of skin always lead to categorization and prejudice which he means to avoid by hiding his face.

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Willis Earl Beal - Noctunes (2015)

01. Under You
02. Flying So Low
03. Like A Box (Remix)
04. Lust
05. No Solution
06. Stay (Remix)
07. Say The Words (Remix)
08. Love Is All Around
09. Able To Wait
10. Survive
11. Start Over
12. 12 Midnight

Follow ‘Willis Earl Beal’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Soundcloud | Youtube

New Album: The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy (2015/03/30) / Single ‘Nasty’

:: Stay tuned for more from ‘The Day Is My Enemy’!


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Artist: The Prodigy
Title of album: The Day Is My Enemy
Release Date: March 30, 2015
Label: Take Me to the Hospital

1. The Day is My Enemy
2. Nasty
3. Rebel Radio
4. Ibiza feat. Sleaford Mods
5. Destroy
6. Wild Frontier
7. Rok-Weiler
8. Beyond the Deathray
9. Rhythm Bomb feat. Flux Pavilion
10. Roadblox
11. Get Your Fight On
12. Medicine
13. Invisible Sun
14. Wall Of Death

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 4 // O2 Academy // Newcastle
May 5 // Bridlington Spa
May 7 // Birmingham Academy
May 8 // Cardiff Arena
May 9 // Blackpool Empress Ballroom
May 11 // Reading Rivermead
May 12 // Brighton Centre
May 14 // Bournemouth International Centre
May // London Alexandra Palace (Late show untill 3am)

Follow ‘The Prodigy’ on:
Official website | Facebook | Twitter


Debut Album: Rae Morris – Unguarded (2015/01/26) [Full Album Stream]

:: An album of very strong electronic pop songs. Strongly recommended!


Blackpool-based pop singer/songwriter Rae Morris released several singles over the past three years, but now time has finally come for her full-length debut.  Unguarded was officially released on January 26, 2015 via Atlantic Records. The album is available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Unguarded from Amazon.

Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, Jim Eliot and Fryars, the set of twelve tracks features previous singles Don’t Go, Do You Even Know?, Cold (featuring London based producer and musician Fryars aka Benjamin Garrett) and the most recent Under The Shadows. Listen to all of them plus album track Love Again above. Unguarded is still streaming in its entirety at Spotify after the original album stream has been taken down upon album release. Head over and take a listen!

Rae Morris is touring the UK for two weeks starting this Sunday in Liverpool. Check out the upcoming dates below and watch the amazing music video for my favourite album track Cold. The clip is directed by Nadia Marquard Otzen and produced by A+/Academy Films. The album version of Don’t Go can be downloaded for free in return for your email here.

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Rae Morris - Unguarded (2015)

01. Skin
02. Under The Shadows
03. Closer
04. For You
05. Love Again
06. Don’t Go
07. Unguarded
08. Cold (feat. Fryars)
09. Do You Even Know?
10. Morne Fortuné
11. This Time
12. Not Knowing

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sun 01 Feb 2015 // Liverpool, UK // Kazimir
Tue 03 Feb 2015 // Glasgow, UK // King Tuts
Wed 04 Feb 2015 // Leeds, UK // The Wardrobe
Thu 05 Feb 2015 // Birmingham, UK // The Institute
Fri 06 Feb 2015 // Manchester, UK // Gorilla
Sun 08 Feb 2015 // Oxford, UK // O2 Academy 2
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Rae Morris’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube

Read more:
Drowned In Sound − Album Review: Rae Morris – Unguarded

Listen: Abrahamblue – goodvibe.(freestyle) / – juswannaknow

:: Got it on repeat!



Artist: Abrahamblue
Title of Tracks: goodvibe.(freestyle), juswannaknow
Release date: March 2014
Label: Self-released

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New EP: Nathaniel Rateliff – Closer (2015/01/27) [Full EP Stream]

:: Six super beautiful, stripped down and personal songs!

Denver, Colorado-based singer/songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff (formerly known as Nathaniel Rateliff and The Wheel) released his wonderful second album Falling Faster Than You Can Run only 16 months ago, but now he’s already back with a new EP.

The Closer EP was released on January 27, 2015 via Mod y Vi Records. The EP of six new Rateliff tracks is available as digital download and 10″ vinyl EP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or grab your copy of Closer in both versions directly from Nathaniel Rateliff’s Store.

The EP is streaming in its entirety over at Consequence of Sound. Above, you can listen to the EP tracks Closer and Easy.

Nathaniel Rateliff is touring Europe with his full band since yesterday. He’ll be on the road until mid February, check out the upcoming dates below.

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Nathaniel Rateliff - Closer EP (2015)

01. Liverpool
02. Easy
03. Something Beautiful
04. Laughter
05. Closer
06. Winded

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Thu 29 Jan 2015 // London, UK // Bush Hall
Fri 30 Jan 2015 // Ramsgate, UK // Music Hall
Sat 31 Jan 2015 // Paris, France // L’International
Mon 02 Feb 2015 // Berlin, Germany // Grüner Salon in der Volksbühne
Tue 03 Feb 2015 // Hamburg, Germany // Molotow
Wed 04 Feb 2015 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Paradiso (Small Hall)
Thu 05 Feb 2015 // Cologne, Germany // Blue Shell
Fri 06 Feb 2015 // Heidelberg, Germany // Karlstorbahnhof
Sat 07 Feb 2015 // Dresden, Germany // Beatpol
Wed 25 Mar 2015 // Boise, ID, USA // Treefort Music Festival

Follow ‘Nathaniel Rateliff’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube


More ‘Nathaniel Rateliff’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Oct 05 − New Album: Falling Faster Than You Can Run (2013/09/17) [Full Album Stream]

New Single: Mo Kolours – How I (2015/03/09)

:: Big up, Mo!


First single from Mo Kolours’ new 12″/Digi EP “How I (Rhythm Love Affair)”, out on OHM on 9 March.

Pre-Order 12″ with 2 vinyl-only tracks:…m-love-affair

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Artist: Mo Kolours
Title of Single: How I
Release Date: March 09, 2015
Label: One-Handed Music

1. How I
2. Sega Chuckle
3. On My Way
4. Sumerian Mother
5. South LDN

Follow ‘Mo Kolours’ on:
Facebook | Bandcamp


More ‘Mo Kolours’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Feb 04 – New Album: Mo Kolours (2014/03/24) / Track ‘Mike Black’
2013, Feb 22 – Bomptious (Shafiq Husayn Remix) / New EP ‘Tusk Dance’