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Debut Single: Midnight Sister – Leave You [Official Video]

:: Good vibes for a cloudy day.


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Artist: Midnight Sister
Title of Album: Leave You
Release Date: April 19, 2017
Label: Jagjaguwa

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New Single: Little Dragon – High (2017/02/14)

:: Love. Love. Love.


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Artist: Little Dragon
Title of Single: High
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Label: Lilla Draken Recordings HB

Upcoming Tour Dates:
4/13/17 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets
4/14/17 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/16/17 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/18/17 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC**
4/21/17 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/22/17 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl^^
4/23/17 Scottsdale, AZ @ Live Wire
4/25/17 Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater**
4/26/17 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
4/27/17 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
4/29/17 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/30/17 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
5/2/17 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall**
5/3/17 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
5/4/17 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall**
5/5-7/17 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival
7/22/17 Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
7/26/17 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^
7/29/17 Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^
7/31/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^
** with Goldlink
^^ with Glass Animals
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Little Dragon’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

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More ‘Little Dragon’ on Music Pickings:
2014, May 13 – New Track: Paris / New Album ‘Nabuma Rubberband’
2014, Feb 15– New Album: Nabuma Rubberband (2014/05/13) / First Single ‘Klapp Klapp’
2012, Jul 05 – New Single: Sunshine
2011, Sep 19 – Little Dragon European tour dates
2011, Sep 09 – Seconds (Syd the Kyd Remix)

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New Album: Ásgeir – Afterglow (2017/05/05) // First Single ‘Unbound’

:: Absolutely beautiful!

 

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and collaborator; the mighty Ásgeir returns in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new album, ‘Afterglow’. The Icelandic artist has spent three years honing and perfecting the eleven tracks that make up this magnificent and affecting body of work. Lead single ‘Unbound’ is a stunning, yearning piece of music – surely a career-defining moment for the musician, who’s follow up to debut album ‘In The Silence’ is greatly anticipated by fans worldwide.

The brand new record, which is released on 5th May 2017, sees Ásgeir depart from the sentiment and sound of his debut album in many ways, bringing a great deal more electronic instrumentation into the fold, and adopting r’n’b and soul elements. The album leaves behind the folk-tinged acoustics of ‘In The Silence’ and dives head first into melancholic, melodic electronica in its purest form. The spell-binding artist has also once again collaborated with his father, Einar Georg, for ‘Afterglow’, who is credited with writing the lyrics for the entire album alongside long-time musical collaborators, Ásgeir’s brother, Thorsteinn, Julius Robertsson & Hogni.

Renowned for his silky, falsetto vocal, the musician has previously drawn comparisons to Bon Iver, James Blake and Kings of Convenience, however ‘Afterglow’ sees Ásgeir refine his own distinctive style. The record undoubtedly comes from a place of darkness, reminiscent of ANOHNI’s ‘HOPELESSNESS’, yet it retains an essence of hopefulness at its core. Talking about ‘Afterglow’, Ásgeir said: “I feel like I have achieved plenty already with this album, gotten to know myself better, feel like I’ve grown a lot. Not just because of the album, but it has definitely helped.”

Ásgeir couldn’t have predicted the immensity of his success off the back of 2014 debut album, ‘In The Silence’ – coming from the Icelandic town of Laugarbakki, populated by just 40 people, Ásgeir is every bit as introverted, humble and unassuming as he is gifted. The same year, Ásgeir sold out two shows at Sydney Opera House, one at Shepard’s Bush Empire and played a mesmerising show at London’s Union Chapel, which sold out months in advance. The original Icelandic version of the album, ‘Dyrd í dauðathogn’, became the fastest selling debut from a home grown artist in Iceland, breaking all previous records and outselling Bjork and Sigur Ros by a long way.

The album won Ásgeir four Iceland Music Awards and a nomination for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize. In October 2014 he also picked up an EBBA Award for cross-border European chart success. The ubiquity of Dýrð í dauðaþögn caught the attention of musician John Grant, and the Midlake collaborator immediately recognised Ásgeir’s musical talent. Grant saw plenty of beauty in the album’s lyrics—a poetic collection touching on nature, fantastical creatures, weather and old short stories—and he ended up translating the lyrics into English for the international version of the album, titled ‘In The Silence’.

Over 10% of the entire Icelandic population now own ‘Dýrð í dauðaþögn’, and the album has accumulated over 70million streams worldwide. Debut single ‘King and Cross’ was #1 on the Spotify Viral Charts in the UK, achieving over 4.7m views on YouTube, while second single ‘Torrent’ was #10 in the same week on the same chart. The record had hit the top 10 in Australia, and the top 40 in the UK, France, Japan, Denmark, Holland and Belgium. At just 20 years of age, Ásgeir had become an overnight sensation. [Press release via One Little Indian]

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Artist: Ásgeir
Title of Album: Afterglow
Release Date: May 5, 2017
Label: One Little Indian

Track Listing:
1 Afterglow
2 Unbound
3 Stardust
4 Here Comes the Wave in
5 Underneath It
6 Nothing
7 I Know You Know
8 Dreaming
9 New Day
10 Fennir Yfir
11 Hold
12 Afterglow (Alternative Version)
13 Unbound (Alternative Version)
14 Where Is My Mind
15 Trust

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 6 // Train // Aarhus, Denmark
May 7 // Vega // Copenhagen, Denmark
May 9 // Festaal Kreuzberg // Berlin, Germany
May 10 // Mojo Club // Hamburg, Germany
May 12 // Plaza // Zurich, Switzerland
May 13 // Strom // Munich, Germany
May 15 // Cabaret Sauvage // Paris, France
May 16 // CIRQUE ROYAL-KONINKLIJK CIRCUS Bruxelles // Brussel, Belgium
May 17 // Luxor // Cologne, Germany
May 18 // Paradiso // Amsterdam, Netherlands
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Ásgeir’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

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More ‘Ásgeir’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Nov 24 – New: It Will Rain / ‘In The Silence’ Deluxe Edition / ‘King and Cross’ [Electric Piano Version]
2014, Apr 20 − New Single: Here it Comes (2014/04/19)
2014, Jan 23 – Debut Album: In The Silence (2014/01/27) [Full Album Stream]
2013, Nov 14 − New Single: Torrent [Video Portrait] (2013/12/16)
2013, Aug 08 − Debut Single: King and Cross [Official Video] (2013/08/12)

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New Single: Nick Murphy (aka Chet Faker) – Fear Less

:: First track since the name change! I’m loving this direction and can’t wait to hear what else is to come!


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Artist: Nick Murphy
Title of Single: Fear Less
Release Date: September, 2016
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
Oct 27 // Pitchfork Music Festival Paris // Paris, France
Nov 09 // O2 Academy Brixton // London, United Kingdom
Jan 21 // Laneway Festival // Singapore,  Singapore
Jan 26 // Laneway Festival // Brisbane, Australia
Jan 28 // Laneway Festival // Melbourne, Australia
Jan 30 // Laneway Festival // Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 03 // Laneway Festival // Adelaide Sa, Australia
Feb 04 // Laneway Festival // Sydney, Australia
Feb 05 // Laneway Festival // Fremantle, Australia

Follow ‘Nick Murphy’ on:
Official Website

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New Single: Sigur Rós – Óveður (2016/06/23)

:: Watch the new video!

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Artist: Sigur Rós
Title of Single: Óveður
Release Date: June 23, 2016
Label: XL Recordings

Upcoming Tour Dates:
07-01 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
07-03 St. Petersburg, Russia – Stereoleto Festival
07-06 Lyon, France – Les Nuits de Fourvière
07-08 Trencin, Slovakia – Pohoda Festival
07-09 Monza, Italy – I-Days Festival
07-12 Linz, Austria – Ahoi the Full Hit of Summer
07-14 Cluj, Romania – Electric Castle Festival
07-16 Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival
07-17 London, England – Citadel Festival
07-22-24 Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
07-30 Stockholm, Sweden – Music and Arts Festival
08-10-13 Luhmühlen, Germany – A Summer’s Tale
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Sigur Rós’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebook | Twitter

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More ‘Sigur Ró‘ on Music Pickings:
2013, Mar 24 – New Album: Kveikur (2013/06/17) / Official Video ‘Brennisteinn’ / Live Recording ‘Hrafntinna’ and ‘Kveikur’ 
2012, March 28  – Ekki Múkk / New Album ‘Valtari’

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New Album: The Jezabels – Synthia (2016/02/12) / New Track ‘Come Alive’

:: flyin’


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Artist: The Jezabels
Title of Album: Synthia
Release Date: February 12, 2016
Label: Caroline

Tracklist:
01.  Stand And Deliver
02.  My Love Is My Disease
03.  Smile
04.  Unnatural
05.  A Message From My Mothers Passed
06.  Come Alive
07.  Pleasure Drive
08.  Flowers In The Attic
09.  If Ya Want Me
10.  Stamina

Upcoming Tour Dates:
26 Feb // The Forum Theatre // Melbourne
28 Feb// The Gov // Adelaide
2 Mar // Enmore Theatre // Sydney
4 Mar // The Triffid // Brisbane
5 Mar // Astor Theatre // Perth
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘The Jezabels’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

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More ‘The Jezabels’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Jan 30 – New Album: The Brink (2014/01/31) [Full Album Stream]
2011, Oct 24− Endless Summer [Official Video]
2011, Oct 05 − Dark Storm / Mace Spray [Official Video]

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Listen: Doe Paoro – The Wind (feat. Adam Rhodes)

:: Still a band to watch!


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Artist: Doe Paoro (feat. Adam Rhodes)
Title of Single: The Wind
Release Date: May 4, 2015
Label: Anti/Epitaph

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Oct-29, Seattle, WA – Barboza
Oct-30, Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Nov-2, San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Nov-3, Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Nov-8, Nashville, TN Exit In
Nov-10, Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
Nov-11, Washington, DC U Steet Music Hall
Nov-12 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
Nov-14, Toronto, ON
Nov-15, Buffalo, NY
Nov-17 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair

Follow ‘Doe Paoro’ on:
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