New Single: ON AN ON – Drifting [Free Download + Official Video]


Drifting was released on March 10, 2015 via Roll Call Records. The track is available as digital single from iTunes, but you can also download in completely for free in return for email from the band’s website.

It’s the first single taken from ON AN ON’s upcoming sophomore LP which is released this summer. Further details on the Joe Chiccarelli (Spoon, White Stripes, The Shins, My Morning Jacket) produced album will follow soon.

The music video for Drifting premiered a few days ago. It’s directed by Kyle Gibby and Nick Rush – watch and listen above.

Cover Art:
On An On - Drifting (2015)

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New Single: Paul Conrad – Records (2015/03/06)

:: Totally amazing!

Paul Conrad is a classically trained singer/songwriter hailing from Sydney, Australia. His new single Records was released on March 06, 2015 via Dew Process / Universal Music Australia. Records is available as digital single from iTunes.

The amazing song – on which Conrads vocals remind me a little bit of those of Lana Del Rey on Video Games – is produced by Paul Conrad & Tim Carr and mastered by Joe LaPorta.

Cover Art:
Paul Conrad - Records (2015)

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New Single: Florence + The Machine – St. Jude [Official Video]

:: All you wanna do is watch and listen!

St. Jude is the new single and the second installment of the How Big How Blue How Beautiful odyssey, a music video series directed by Vincent Haycook and choreographed by Ryan Heffington. The new clip follows the video for previous lead single What Kind of Man – watch it above.

Florence + The Machine’s third LP How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful drops officially in the UK/Europe on June 01 via Island Records. North America sees release on June 02 via Republic Records. The LP features production by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay), Paul Epworth (Adele’s 21), Kid Harpoon and John Hill. You can pre-order the digital album now from iTunes or your physical copy of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful from Florence + The Machine’s Store.

Florence + The Machine are playing festivals and are touring worldwide from April on. Check out the upcoming dates below. UK and Ireland dates are to be announced shortly.

Cover Art:
Florence + The Machine + St. Jude (2015)

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 10 – Sun 12 Apr 2015 // Indio, CA, USA // Coachella 2015
Fri 17 – Sun 19 Apr 2015 // Indio, CA, USA // Coachella 2015
Fri 05 – Sun 07 Jun 2015 // New York, NY, USA // The Governor’s Ball Music Festival 2015
Tue 09 Jun 2015 // Columbia, MD, USA // Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed 10 Jun 2015 // Boston, MA, USA // Blue Hill Bank Pavilion
Thu 11 – Sun 14 Jun 2015 // Manchester, TN, USA // Bonnaroo Music Festival 2015
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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More ‘Florence + Machine’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Feb 19 − New Single: What Kind Of Man [Official Video]
2012, Jun 10 − Breath of Life / New Album ‘MTV Presents Unplugged’
2011, Dec 28 − No Light, No Light (Dave Sitek Remix)
2011, Oct 26 − Shake It Out (The Weeknd Remix)
2011, Oct 20 − New Album: Ceremonials

Debut Album: Black Atlass – Jade (2015/04/01) [Full Album Stream + Free Download]

:: Wow. Amazing songs most suitable for a nighttime listen.


Jade was self-released on April 01, 2015. The best thing is, you can download the entire album completely for free from Black Atlass’ website. Following several EP’s and singles, it’s the first full-length release by the Montreal r&b recording artist Alex Fleming aka Black Atlass. The digital release will be followed by a physical deluxe version soon.

As of today, the album is streaming in its entirety below (via Soundcloud). Take a listen and enjoy! All songs are written, recorded, produced and engineered by Alexander Fleming. The video clip Black Atlass used for the album announcement is directed by Cameron Morse – watch and listen below.

And here’s what Black Atlass says of his new album: “Jade is the story of finding love and uncovering a hidden beauty in the universe. In order for the message of this project to remain purely authentic, I wanted to share it wth my fans for free and have it influence their lives in a way similar to how we’re influenced by the natural beauty of the world. Our generation is taking part in a cultural movement of returning art back to an accessible part of life and truly making it something everyone can be involved in. Let’s use our creative power to define our generation and inspire the world.

Cover Art:
Black Atlass - Jade (2015)

01. Temple
02. No Infinity
03. Young West Coast
04. My Body
05. Blonde
06. Summertime (Interlude)
07. Nights Like This
08. Geneviève
09. Forever
10. Valentine

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More ‘Black Atlass’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Feb 17 – New EP: Young Bloods (2014/02/18) / New Single ‘Blossom’ [Official Video]

New Album: This Is The Kit – Bashed Out (2015/04/06) [Full Album Stream]

:: Have been waiting for this for so long. And now it’s here: Kate Stables’ new LP. Absolutely brilliant, just as her live performances are!


This Is The Kit is musical venture of England-born and Paris-based singer/songwriter Kate Stables [vocals/banjo/guitar]. On tour, she is supported by Jesse D Vernon [bass/guitar/violin], Jamie Whitby-Coles [drums], Rozi Plain [vocals/guitar], Neil Smith [guitar] and Philip Sirop [batterie]. Five years after her sophomore album Wriggle Out The Restless was first released, This Is The Kit finally returns next week with new album Bashed Out and you can take a full listen now.

Bashed Out is officially released in the UK/Europe on April 06, 2015 via Brassland. North American release follows on April 07. The album will be available as digital download (in any possible format), CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy/pre-order your copy of Bashed Out directly from This Is The Kit’s Bandcamp. The digital album is also available from iTunes and Amazon.

The album is now streaming in its entirety over at The Line Of Best Fit. The ten songs of Bashed Out are produced by The National‘s Aaron Brooking Dessner (Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives). The Brooklyn-based indie rock outfit is a big fan of Kate Stables, they previously invited her to open for The National during their last world tour. The album also features key instrumental contributions by a number of session players from Brooklyn’s music scene: Bryce Dessner, Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The Gloaming), Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Ben Lanz (Beirut, The National).

Listen above to the incredibly beautiful second single Silver John. The official video for title track Bashed Out – directed by Sam Weller – is streaming below where you can also check out This Is The Kit’s upcoming summer festival and tour dates. You can also download the album track Misunderstanding for free here.

Cover Art:
This Is The Kit - Bashed Out (2015)

01. Misunderstanding
02. Silver John
03. Spores All Settling
04. Magic Spell
05. Bashed Out
06. All In Cahoots
07. Nits
08. Vitamins
09. We Are In
10. Cold and Got Colder

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Thu 04 Jun 2015 // Hamburg, Germany // Aalhaus
Sat 05 Jun 2015 // Dresden, Germany // discorporate Festival
Fri 24 Jul 2015 // Clitheroe, UK // Stephen Park
Thu 20 Aug 2015 // Powys/Abergavenny, UK // Green Man Festival 2015
Fri 04 Sep 2015 // Salisbury, UK // End of the Road Festival 2015
Thu 24 Nov 2015 // Brighton, UK // The Haunt
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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Read more:
The Line Of Best Fit − This Is The Kit – Bashed Out [Review]

New EP: Christian Löffler – York (2015/03/30) / Title Track ‘York’

:: Beautiful. As always.

York dropped on March 30, 2015 via 2020Vision Recordings. The EP of three tracks is available as 12″ vinyl EP.

Listen above to the beautiful title track in full and stream a preview of all three tracks below.

Cover Art:
Christian Löffler - York EP (2015)

01. York
02. Lhotse
03. Nordkap

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More ‘Christian Löffler’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Aug 31 − Notes [Sieren Remix] / ‘Young Alaska Remixes’ (2014/08/29)
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 Album: Lord Huron – Strange Tails (2015/04/07) [Full Album Stream]

:: A must-listen from first song to last.

L.A.-based indie-folk outfit Lord Huron once started as a solo project by Michigan-born Ben Schneider [guitar/vocals] quickly grew into a full band which today also comprises Mark Barry [percussion/vocals], Miguel Briseño [bass/keys/percussion] and Tom Renaud [guitar/vocals]. Following 2012’s full-length debut Lonesome Dreams, the band is now about to release their sophomore LP Strange Tails. The album won’t be out before next Tuesday, but you can dig your ears into it right now.

Strange Tails drops officially on April 07, 2015 via IAMSOUND Records / Play It Again Sam. UK/European release on April 06. The set of fourteen tracks will be available as digital download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Strange Tails from Amazon.

The album is now streaming in its entirety over at Gigwise. Strange Tails was recorded at the band’s own Whispering Pines studios in downtown L.A.

The World Ender is the latest track unveiled from Strange Tails, and it’s an absolute must-listen – check it out above. Lord Huron are touring North America all April and May and they’re also playing four European shows in early June. Check out the upcoming dates below and listen to the album track Fool for Love.

Cover Art:
Lord Huron - Strange Tails (2015)

01. Love Like Ghosts
02. Until the Night Turns
03. Dead Man’s Hand
04. Hurricane (Johnnie’s Theme
05. La Belle Fleur Sauvage
06. Fool for Love
07. The World Ender
08. Meet Me in the Woods
09. The Yawning Grave
10. Frozen Pines
11. Cursed
12. Way Out There
13. Louisa
14. The Night We Met

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Mon 13 Apr 2015 // Santa Barbara, CA, US // Lobero Theatre
Tue 14 Apr 2015 // Santa Cruz, CA, USA // Cocoanut Grove Historic Ballroom
Thu 16 Apr 2015 // Portland, OR, US // Crystal Ballroom
Fri 17 Apr 2015 // Vancouver, Canada // The Vogue Theatre
Sat 18 Apr 2015 // Seattle, WA, US // The Showbox
Mon 20 Apr 2015 // Salt lake City, UT, US // The Depot
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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More ‘Lord Huron’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Oct 11 − Debut Album: Lonesome Dreams (2012/10/09) [Full Album Stream]