By Mary Chang on Thursday, 10th March 2011 at 10:00 am
Danish duo the Raveonettes will be releasing their next album, ‘Raven in the Grave’, in early April. To talk it up prior to its release, the band are offering up the album track ‘Forget That You’re Young’ for free download. It’s a sweet yet crunchy piece of pop to sink your teeth into. Grab it below.
By Mary Chang on Wednesday, 9th March 2011 at 10:00 am
Matthew P is a new singer/songwriter I’ve just gotten wind of. He’s from Suffolk, and judging from the title track of his new EP, ‘The Breakfast Song’, he has a laidback, Jack Johnson kind of approach. But I get the feeling from his quirky lyrics – reminiscent of Darwin Deez, just less wacky – that he must be a completely disarming fellow, more boy next door.
Listen to / download ‘The Breakfast Song’ and watch the promo video for it below; I almost mistook the Asda where this was filmed for an American Costco warehouse supermarket. Here’s Matthew talking a bit about the video:
I woke up hungover in Lowestoft one morning and I had to go shopping for breakfast, so me and my mate Trigg swung into Asda and had a little shop whilst I mimed to the song. It was a really fun morning until the giant security guard cornered us and warned us he was gonna have to wipe all the footage!!! We were gutted but I showed him what we had done and the tune and he decided he liked it! So he let us back in, so we grabbed another trolley, and all we had left to get was the brown sauce. Good times.
‘The Breakfast EP’ will be released in April on Fiction Records.
You can also watch the new video for ‘Dancing with the Devil’ below (the original single to be released the 21st of March). Hmm. I wasn’t a fan of this song right away as I was with ‘Lions in Cages’, and to be honest, I like the hip hop remix better. This promo, in stark contrast to the video for ‘Lions in Cages’, is a performance video. In multiple senses of the term. You’ll see what I mean when you watch it below.
By Mary Chang on Tuesday, 1st March 2011 at 10:00 am
This is an excellent way to begin March. Kings Cliffe electronic outfit Fenech Soler is offering up a whole EP of the ‘white versions’ of ‘Stop and Stare’, ‘Demons’, ‘Battlefields’ and ‘Contender’. For free. Really, how can you lose?
Read our 10 for 2011 interview with Fenech-Soler frontman Ben Duffy here (the band placed #8 on our poll at the end of last year).
By Mary Chang on Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 at 10:00 am
Dinosaur Jr. founder J Mascis will be releasing his first solo album, ‘Several Shades of Why’, in March. Ahead of that release, we are pleased to offer a free download of ‘Is It Done’, along with a funny video interview from Sub Pop about the new album. Partake of it all below.
By Mary Chang on Tuesday, 22nd February 2011 at 10:00 am
The Answering Machine just released their second album, ‘Lifeline’, yesterday on Heist or Hit. (You can read our review of ‘Lifeline’ here.) They remixed the song ‘Fragrant’ for their buddies Dutch Uncles, and we’re offering it up as a free download below. ‘Fragrant’ came out as a single last October (review here), with Dutch Uncles’s album ‘Cadenza’ slated for release in early May.