Here’s me, humble blogger, sending you off in seven different directions. Surf accordingly.
Head to AUX.tv to hear the soundtrack to the National Parks Project (featuring Kathleen Edwards, Matt Mays, Sam Roberts, Old Man Luedecke, Great Lake Swimmers’ Tony Dekker, Shad, Besnard Lakes and more).
Going to try something a little different with this column, mainly using a few more images to break up the post. The goal of this post remains the same though. Its me pointing you towards a few things you should hear and see. Hope you dig.
Here’s the first official video from Fredrik‘s third album Flora. Inspired by early motion picture magicians like Stan Brakhage, Harry Smith, Isidore Isou and Viking Eggeling, it features an abstract take on Palm Shadowplay using “a vintage British overhead projector, an off-white canvas, scissors, paper, 8 hands and a fishtank full of flammable liquids”. Found at iamnosuperman.
We’re getting first listens today from Queensland, Australian band The Middle East of their new track “Hunger Song” (over at Dailybeatz). Quite a bit more upbeat from last year’s sombre grower in “Blood”, “Hunger Song” arrives before the self produced full length LP entitled I Want That You Are Always Happy on July 12.
Big fan of this remix, check out Two Door Cinema Club’s remix of the Young The Giant song “My Body” over at Tympanogram.
Horsecollar needs your help. A while back I briefly mentioned that I was liking the track “Christopher”. Now, he’s using Kickstarter to try and raise funds to manufacture a “7 inch, for those songs on bandcamp. Check it out.
Hopefully, with the arrival of sunshine here, you’re looking for a new mixtape to soundtrack it. I recommend A Blogwave Summer (Volume 2), over at Dailybeatz.com. The compilation is to celebrate the 2nd birthday of whats becoming one of my go-to blogs and the mix features songs from a slew of awesome new bands, each track picked by other music bloggers I follow in my feed.
Head to Dailybeatz to download the mix, it features Cults, Jamaica, Oregon Bike Trails, The Naked & Famous, Two Door Cinema Club among many others.
also, while I’ve got your running around the blogosphere, I recommend The Kill Van Kulls remix of Icona Pop’s “Manners” at Neon Gold and SposhRock’s remix of the new Washed Out track Eyes Be Closed at Indie Shuffle.
Good day for music.
-Montreal’s Handsome Furs have announced that their new record is called Sound Kapital, on will be out June 28th via Sub Pop. This follow-up to 2009′s Face Control is heavily influenced by trips to Eastern Europe and was written entirely on keyboards. The band also holds my award for best press photos for an indie rock duo. Grab the first song off the record called “What About Us”. (from Exclaim!)
-If you’ve got an hour right now, sit down and enjoy TV On The Radio‘s new album/film. Check out “Nine Types Of Light”, a visual re-imagining of the record and includes a music video for every song on the album.
-The Drums have a new track called “The New World”, that’ll be released via iTunes on April 18th with proceeds going to benefit those in Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami, and if you’re in Japan you can download it for free.
-Finally, go get My Morning Jacket’s new track “Circuital”. Its been nearly three years since their last album, so I’m hoping for big things off next month’s release of Circuital.