By Mary Chang on Friday, 18th March 2011 at 10:00 am
Wow, it’s been a long time since we’ve heard from Vincent Frank (aka Frankmusik), hasn’t it? If you’ve been keeping an eye on his Twitter, you know he’s been living the jetsetting life, heading off to Germany next week. Hello.
But he hasn’t been lazy in his time away from the music media spotlight. This week he made public – and for free download too! – two new tracks, ‘Right or Wrong’ and ‘Friends Like This’. I’m guessing these will appear on his sophomore album purported to be released this year, ‘Do It in the AM’ (no confirmed release date yet). He announced the free downloads with the headline “Dark Pop Has Arrived”.
It’s up to you if you agree. Grab the new songs from Frankmusik here.
By Mary Chang on Thursday, 17th March 2011 at 10:00 am
Dublin punk poppers Fight Like Apes will be releasing a new album, ‘The Body of Christ and the Legs of Tina Turner’, on 25 April, and before that, a single titled ‘Jenny Kelly’ on 4 April.
In celebration of their upcoming releases (and fortuitously, we’re posting this on St. Patrick’s Day!), the band are offering up for listening and/or downloading three tracks they recently recorded live at a in-store at Tower Records Dublin. They are ‘Hoo Ha Henry’, ‘Poached Eggs’, and ‘Come On, Let’s Talk About Our Feelings’, and they’re all on the new album. Stream and download them to your heart’s content below.
Fight Like Apes go out on the road in the UK this spring, beginning on the 1st of May at Glasgow’s legendary King Tuts. They will also make an appearance at Live at Leeds on the 30th of April. For all their tour information, go here.
By Mary Chang on Wednesday, 16th March 2011 at 10:00 am
At the moment I’m addicted to Spanish band Crystal Fighters‘ song ‘At Home’. Here’s a more tribal sounding remix of the song, reimagined by French producers and DJs Berou and Canblaster. It’ll blow your mind.
The band are playing a couple dates in the UK this month, starting tonight at London Heaven:
Wednesday 16th March 2011 – London Heaven
Thursday 17th March 2011 – Bristol Fleece and Firkin
Saturday 19th March 2011 – Glasgow Captain’s Rest
Tuesday 22nd March 2011 – Brighton Audio
Wednesday 23rd March 2011 – Birmingham HMV Institute
Friday 25th March 2011 – Leeds Mine
Saturday 26th March 2011 – Liverpool Kazimier
By Mary Chang on Tuesday, 15th March 2011 at 10:00 am
Here’s a free download to exlovers‘s b-side to their latest single ‘Blowing Kisses’. It’s called ‘Moth-eaten Memories’ and to be honest, I like this a whole lot better than its A-side – brash and more in your face. Stream and download it below.
By Mary Chang on Monday, 14th March 2011 at 10:00 am
Texas rockers White Denim are on a self-imposed hiatus. But don’t think they are just hanging around, twiddling their thumbs. No, apparently they’ve decided they want to go for a harder rock sound, and ‘Drug’ is evidence of this slight veer from their usual direction. You can stream and download the track below.
By Mary Chang on Friday, 11th March 2011 at 10:00 am
In the mood for something electronic to round off the end of your week? Let your ears loose on this track from London trio Three Trapped Tigers called ‘Cramm’. You can stream it for free but you can download it for the incredibly low price of exchanging your email.
The band’s debut album, ‘Route One or Die’, will be released on 30 May but can be preordered here.