It was a bit of a slower month for new music, but these “best of August” playlists came together quite nicely. Whether you prefer to listen via Soundcloud, Rdio or Spotify, I’ve got some brand new tunes featuring the return of Half Moon Run, GEMS and Saintseneca, new tunes from CHVRCHES and Foals plus a couple surprises in Good Field, Steven A. Clark and Zibra.
family of the year
“Make You Mine” by Family Of The Year, from their self-titled album set for release on September 4 (via Nettwerk Records). The band got together with famed international production company CANADA (Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, Vaccines & others) and new director Marçal Forès to create the video, which plays more like a short film, parodying the life of a jaded rock star amidst the social media era.
“We decided in the very beginning that none of us wanted to be in the video, then Joe flew last minute to Barcelona to play a jaded rock star, a super big stretch for him. Anyways, he’s a lucky bastard and we are pretty sure we made a huge mistake by not taking a free trip Spain,” says Christina Schroeter (vocals/keyboards).