Rock

Foster The People – “Best Friend” [Dim Sum Remix]

French DJ\Producer Dim Sum re-imagines Foster The People’s glossy, horn-driven “Best Friend” as a groovy, summer jam on this bouncy, nu-disco take on the track. Pure summer vibes on this one. Listen!

“Best Friend” is taken from Foster The People’s sophomore album, Supermodel.

Grab the free download from Dim Sum’s Facebook page here.

Klaxons – “Show Me a Miracle” [Official Video]

Klaxons release their new album ‘Love Frequency’ on June 16th alongside new single Show Me A Miracle. The band reveal their otherworldly video below, a technicolour trip that sees the band morphed between a number of animated states, all delivered through a filter of 90’s vintage inspired Lawnmower Man imagery. Check out the trippy video below!

Talking to NME earlier this year, Jamie Reynolds described the sound of the new album: It covers leftfield electronica and pop. It’s where we always said we were gonna place ourselves – it just took us a while to learn how to get there.”

‘Love Frequency’ arrives June 16 via Akashic Rekords/Sony

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Jack White – “Lazaretto” [Official Video]

Maestro of Southern-rock and Rock ‘n’ roll’s only savior (yes, I just said that) Jack White unleashes the official video for the bluesy, all mighty garage-cut Lazaretto,  the lead single off his second solo album of the same name.

The cinematic black-and-white video Directed by Jonas & Francois  features White jamming on his guitar behind shattering glass while random images of a Racing car, Snake, Buffalo and a Drag Queen flash on the screen.

Check it!

Lazaretto  is out June 10 in the U.S. and June 9 in the UK via Third Man.

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The Dø – “Keep Your Lips Sealed” [New Track!!]

After the release of their magnificent 2011 album Both Ways Open Jaws;  a record we raved about many times on the blog; French-Finish duo The Dø returns with the brand new single, “Keep Your Lips Sealed” off their yet untitled upcoming third album.

We absolutely love The Dø’s use of live instruments in their music and “Keep Your Lips Sealed” is just another great reminder of how innovated the duo is with their musical tools and productions. The harmonious indie-tinged “Keep Your Lips Sealed” features tambourines, horns, melodic synth and an inescapable marching drumroll throughout the song that adds a sense of thrill and danger to the eccentric track. Simply amazing, check it out!

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Nu Music: Hockeysmith – “Hesitate” [Official Video + But Blood EP]

Sister duo Hockeysmith (Annie and Georgie Hockeysmith) have steadily been building a name as one of the UK’s most intriguing new bands; sonically they sound like nothing else out there–so that’s been a huge plus. Their haunting, interweaving melodies combined with static, numbing synth, punk-guitars and dream-pop beats make it almost impossible to categorize the duo into a single genre—but it all works. The mixture of digital and live instrumentation works wonderfully to create  a unique, bewitching, riveting kind of sound.

Stream their brilliant, sonically inescapable But Blood – EP below and watch the video for the hypnotizing single,“Hesitate.”

The But Blood-EP arrives May 26.

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Premiere: Courtney Love – “You Know My Name”

Legendary rock-queen Courtney Love has just premiered on BBC Radio 6 a brand new song called “You Know My Name” part of the double-A-side single, ”Wedding Day.” The tune is harder and heavier than expected for sure; but that undeniable, catchy hook is pure Courtney!

The double-A-side single release, available on May 4th, coincides with Love’s recent announcement of a short solo UK tour starting on May11. Dates below.

Listen! Thoughts?!

Courtney Love Tour Dates: 

London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (May 11/12)
Manchester Academy (5/13)
Glasgow O2 Academy (5/15)
Leeds O2 Academy (5/16)
Birmingham O2 Academy (5/18)
Bristol O2 Academy (5/19)
Nottingham Rock City (5/20)

VIDEO PREMIERE: SKY FERREIRA “I BLAME MYSELF”

 

Sky Ferreira’s undeniably addictive “I Blame Myself” off her incredible debut album Night Time, My Time  has received the visual treatment! We didn’t think we could love Sky Ferreira anymore than we already do…we were wrong! Watch her badass new video below!

Be sure to check out the second clip for some insight on the making of the video by Sky and director Grant Singer.

Night Time, My Time is out now.

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TORI AMOS – “TROUBLE’S LAMENT” [New Single]

 

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After releasing two back-to-back albums of orchestral\classical material (2011′s Night Of Hunters and 2012′s Gold Dust) Red-headed siren and piano goddess Tori Amos returns with the brand new single, ‘Trouble’s Lament’ from her upcoming fourteenth studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines. The new single marks her return to contemporary-pop; and what a great, surprising return! ‘Trouble’s Lament’ tells the story of a woman cast out into the world in search of new place to call home. “Trouble needs a home girls, trouble needs a home. She fell out with Satan, now she’s on the run” Tori sings.

The track has a groovy, sinister arrangement with a southern vibe that in writing might not sound like a Tori Amos’ concoction (and it’s not); but as soon as you hear Tori’s signature piano keys, and her graceful, honey-coated vocals easily gliding along the verses, you’ll immediately realize that ‘Trouble’s Lament‘ is an undeniable Tori Amos song. We ABSOLUTELY love it!

Some words from Tori about the single:

“Having been born in North Carolina, the South walks with me wherever I am in the world, I can’t get it out of my DNA. I don’t know if it’s a genetic thing, because my mother’s side, so far back, is from the Eastern Cherokee nation. So it’s really in the blood. It’s almost like you listen to the land speaking to you. And wherever I am I can hear the South calling me.   I really like the idea that trouble was a young woman….I see her on my travels a lot. And maybe I knew her many years ago when I was in my twenties.”

Unrepentant Geraldines arrives on May 13th.

Tori is back!! Check it out!

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Unrepentant Geraldines Tracklist:
01. America
02. Trouble’s Lament
03. Wild Way
04. Wedding Day
05. Weatherman
06. 16 Shades of Blue
07. Maids of Elfen-mere
08. Promise
09. Giant’s Rolling Pin
10. Selkie
11. Unrepentant Geraldines
12. Oysters
13. Rose Dover
14. Invisible Boy

Premiere: KITTEN – “Money” [New Video]

 

KITTEN has finally dropped the video for the brand new track, ‘Money.’ The band’s lead singer (and rock-goddess in the making), Chloe Chaidez has been teasing the arrival of the video via the band’s Instagram with a few sexy, black-and-white photos of the shoot for about a week now. Well, the video is finally here and well…it’s ALL kinds of awesome! The video features Chaidez and Ariel Pink hanging out in a cheap hotel room, smoking and boozing (probably high as a kite too, LOL) while Chloe takes random dips in the hotel pool. The video plays like a Spring Breakers missing scene; I only wish it starred James Franco’s movie character ‘Alien’ instead of Ariel Pink.

Chaidez tells Pitchfork:

In the process of recording the Kitten album we kept coming up with really cool ideas/beats that didn’t quite fit but  were really where I was at the moment.  Old Missy Elliot, Arca, Drake, Future, Yeezus, etc…I thought it might be a cool idea to release a few of the tracks. Just a way let loose and have a good time making music with different friends while waiting for the album to come out. Ariel stopped by for the video and we just shot us hanging out together. This video was directed by Kaitlin Christy. She’s a student at NYU and a close friend. It was a shot at an old Hollywood motel for about $300 and we had a great time making it.

Sonically, ‘Money’ doesn’t sound like your typical KITTEN production; its more in tune with a Crystal Castles’ industrial-jam, mixed-in with Missy Elliot’s ‘Pass That Dutch’ by way of the Ying Yang Twins’ ‘Whisper Song.’ It’s certainly different, but oh so f**king cool as well.

Let us know what you think of ‘Money’ and it’s video?! Leave your comments below!

KITTEN’s self-titled debut album arrives May 27th.

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Premiere: Klaxons – “There Is No Other Time” [New Single + New Album!]

 

Brand new tune by UK electropop-rockers, Klaxons!

‘There Is No Other Time’ is the brand new single from the yet-untitled new album due out in Spring.

The single, produced by Gorgon City marks the band’s return since the epic ‘Surfing the Void’ (2010), which in turn was the follow up to their Mercury Music Prize winning debut album ‘Myths of the Near Future’ in 2007!

The new album will feature productions by the Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands, Erol Alkan, and James Murphy.

Check it out!

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BEST ALBUMS OF 2013

 

Here are my top picks for best albums of the year.

Did any of YOUR favorite albums made it to our list? Do you agree with our pick for the top spot? Let us know! Comment below or via our Facebook page.

Janelle-Monae-Electric-Lady

30. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady

 

mia-matangi-cover-400x40029. M.I.AMatangi

 

John_Newman_Tribute.jpg 28. JOHN NEWMANTribute

 

hurts-exile27. HURTSExile

 

Charli_XCX_-_True_Romance26. CHARLI XCX - True Romance

 

goldfields_blacksun25. GOLD FIELDSBLACK SUN

chvrches24. CHVRCHESThe Bones Of What You Believe

 

alpine-a-is-for-alpine23. ALPINE A Is For Alpine

 

Little_Boots_Nocturnes22. LITTLE BOOTSNocturnes

 

cloudz21. MAJICAL CLOUDZImpersonator

 

james-blake-overgrown20. JAMES BLAKEOvergrown

 

dm19. DEPECHE MODEDelta Machine

 

ms-mr-secondhand-rapture-400x40018. MS MRSecondhand Rapture

 

Disclosure_Settle17. DISCLOSURESettle

 

Frankmusic_between16. FRANKMUSIKBetween 

 

Rudimental_Home15. RUDIMENTALHOME

 

the-197514. THE 1975The 1975

 

alunageorge-bodymusic13. ALUNAGEORGE Body Music

 

Kanye-yeezus12. KANYE WESTYeezus

 

glasser-interiors11. GLASSERInteriors

 

Bastille-bad-blood10. BASTILLE Bad Blood

 

The_Weeknd_Kiss_Land9. THE WEEKNDKiss Land

 

arctic-monkeys-am-cover8. ARTIC MONKEYSAM

 

haim-days-are-gone-400x4007. HAIM Days Are Gone

 

St-lucia-when-the-night6. ST. LUCIAWhen The Night

 

SkyFerreira-NightTime5. SKY FERREIRANight Time, My Time

 

london-grammar-if-you-wait4. LONDON GRAMMARIf You Wait

 

lorde-pure-heroine-4103. LORDEPure Heroine

 

MayaJaneColes_comfort2. MAYA JANE COLESComfort

 

VV-Brown-Samson-Delilah1. VV BROWN Samson & Delilah