London Grammar // “Hey Now”
Hazy R&B/pop trio London Grammar has finally made a video for “Hey Now,” a slow-building swooner. Stereogum calls it “a hazily magical affair in which some beautiful stop-motion-animated disturbances light up the deep woods.”
London Grammar’s album If You Wait is out now.
Nosetalgia // Pusha-T Feat. Kendrick Lamar
My Name is My Name will drop tomorrow (October 8). For a preview, check out Pusha-T’s video for “Nosetalgia,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Keeping it simple, Pusha-T & Lamar walk down Compton in a single-shot black & white video. Enjoy.
Fe // Mother Russia
I know close to nothing about London songstress Fe, other than she sounds a lot like my girl Lana Del Rey. Her latest track “Mother Russia” is worth listening to, along with “Giddy Up.” We’ll keep an eye out for her upcoming music.
Volcano Choir // Byegone
Things took a bit of a turn for Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) in 2009, when he premiered “Island, IS,” the first single from Unmap, his debut album with the experimental rock outfit Volcano Choir. The song strayed from the stripped-down folk melancholy Vernon had become known for, setting his vocals over a quicker, stranger hypnotic loop. The band, initially a collaboration between Vernon and post-rockers Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, has been somewhat dormant since touring shortly in 2009. (After all, Vernon was off making the third best album of 2011 and hanging around with Yeezy). But today marks the release of “Byegone,” the first single from Volcano Choir’s upcoming sophomore album, Repave, due out on 9/3 via Jagjaguwar – and, like “Island, IS” was in 2009, it’s a bit of a change for Vernon. Sure, Vernon’s singing still cryptically meanders around jangling guitars like it always does. But his voice is lower and richer, and the song’s instrumentation trails the kind of straight-forward, masculine grooves most recently seen on The National’s Trouble Will Find Me. It’s a churning rock ballad, with a satisfying release, and a comforting fizzle-out – and, to be honest, it suits him. Listen to it now.
Published on June 17, 2013
Written by: Elliah Heitfetz
Read full article at Stereogum
Porcelain Raft // Think of the Ocean
Porcelain Raft will be releasing his sophomore record, Permanent Signal, August 20, 2013. Here is the first single, “Think of the Ocean.”
Rhye // Open
On March 4 Rhye will release their highly anticipated debut album Woman. For now, check out this video.