New Music From The Tallest Man On Earth, “Sagres”

New Music From The Tallest Man On Earth, “Sagres”

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Yup, this one is staying on repeat all day here.  Check out “Sagres”, the brand new track from Kristian Matsson (aka The Tallest Man On Earth), from his upcoming release of Dark Bird is Home (out May 12th via Dead Oceans).  This beauty opens the album and has Matsson singing with a little more accompaniment that what we’ve heard from his previously.

This just made my whole week.

Dawn Faces

Dawn Faces

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Anna-Louisa Etherington, aka Acre Tarn, just released the single “Dawn Faces”, an epic track reminiscent of Niki & The Dove or Florence + The Machine. It is electro-pop as much as it is hymn-like, probably due to some excellent production choices such as the participation of a children’s choir and the use of samples recorded in a cave (!), as reported by the PR team behind Acre Tarn.

Go and give it a try; and if you haven’t already, check out some older tracks – Acre Tarn‘s gracious vocals, reverberating bass lines and dreamy synths could be the soundtrack to your future favourite contemporary dance choreography or short film.

This One Is Clean

This One Is Clean

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Wow, helluva day for new music.  Let’s start with the latest from Alan Wilkis (aka Big Data), the song “Clean” featuring IMF fave Jamie Lidell.   Wilkis says of the new collaboration, “Jamie is one of my favorite artists out there, he has a monster of a voice, and it was such a delight to work with him. We wrote “Clean” as a sort of Jekyll-and-Hyde-meets-Catfish story.  The character in the song first gets catfished, and then over the course of the song, he gradually transforms into the catfisher”.

Don’t adjust your computer, the artwork is supposed to look that way.  Clever lyric video too.

Check out “Clean (feat. Jamie Lidell)”.

New Music From Young Empires, “So Cruel”

New Music From Young Empires, “So Cruel”

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Colour me stoked today as I write this with a new track from Toronto band Young Empires playing in the background.  Last week, Fader premiered the song “So Cruel” (out Feb. 24th via Pirates Blend Records in Canada and Votiv Music outside of Canada), comparing the track to “British dance-pop aesthetes Friendly Fires”.  It’s in the same ballpark, definitely belongs on the same mixtape and will get a ton of spins here in the coming months for sure.  Check out the electro-pop bliss of “So Cruel”.

 

 

Crybaby Demon

Crybaby Demon

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(from soundcloud)

The first single from Crocodiles’ forthcoming album Boys offers a gaze into the salsa-punk existence the band lived while recording in Mexico City. It is the sound of helado and cervezas; bottles smashing against heads in Cuauhtémoc bat-caves. Charles Rowell’s psychedelic guitar swirl starts “Crybaby Demon,” immediately followed by an infectiously repetitive bass line and Latin trashcan percussion. Brandon Welchez’s sneering vocal floats above, telling the tale of a fallen angel, head still in the clouds, abusive and abused. The flip side is a joyously noisy retelling of Hot Chocolate’s 1975 disco classic “U Sexy Thing” and adds to their ever growing collection of oddball influences.