Check out the title track from Waters‘ upcoming Ryan Rabin (Grouplove producer/drummer) produced album, out April 7th (via Vagrant). The band have spent the last six months on the road with the like of Tegan and Sara, Cold War Kids, Smallpools, Magic Man, now touring with Matt & Kim throughout April and May to support the new record.
I think you’re going to love this new song from Toronto songwriter Donovan Woods and chances are you’ve already heard it (if you’re a country fan). He wrote “Portland, Maine”, and through his Nashville songwriting relationships, was able to have the song covered on by Tim McGraw on the country singer’s latest record.
“Of course it’s a huge honour to have a beloved artist like Tim cut one of your songs,” says Woods. “He hears a lot of songs, by the best writers in the world. His version is just perfect. It was quite a bold track to include on a mainstream country record in 2014. This recording of the song is exactly what he heard when he picked it. I thought it was way too sad. Way too sad for anyone to record.”
Django Django just released the second single from their second album ‘Born Under Saturn’ (out 4th May, but you can go ahead and pre-order). After “First Light“, the London-based band now give us “Reflections”, another excellent example of how Django Django combine rock, pop, electronic and indie into a kaleidoscopic track that will make you dance in your chair.
I’ve been in complete awe of the London duo Rainer for well over a year now. I’ve been feeding this passion with the little bits of art that they have been sharing with the public, but Rainer always left me wanting more and I grew restless over the lack of a full-length album. Well, the wait is almost over.
Rainer finally announced their debut album ‘Water’, which will see the light of day on May 18th, and the first single is as remarkable as I expected.
The track was originally written for Drake, but I can’t help being happy with the fact that they decided to interpret it themselves. ‘Nocturn’ keeps up with the dark and sexy mood set in previous tracks, with their penetrating bass lines, smooth synths and Rebekah Raa’s tender and voluptuous voice. If you haven’t hit play yet, please do – this track will take you to an imaginary place of somber beauty and love.