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.
Wow, I had a bit of a hard time getting this post down under 5 songs. There’s lots of great new music out there today. Take a listen to what made my cut, featuring brand new music from Half Moon Run, a HAIM remix of Tame Impala, a new Foals track, a Christine and the Queens remix and a brand new band called Amina.
Montreal-based quartet, Half Moon Run, have returned with news of a lush and expansive 13-track second album, “Sun Leads Me On”, set for release on October 23. “Trust” is our first listen to the record.
HAIM cover’s Tame Impala’s beautiful song “‘Cause I’m A Man”.
To follow up with title track “Mountain at My Gates”, Foals have premiered another track from their upcoming album, What Went Down. Here’s “A Knife In The Ocean”.
Neon Gold put up this chill remix of “Tilted” by French band Christine And The Queens by Paradis.
Seattle artist Amina got in touch with me today with a track called “I Saw You Float Away”, off this year’s Cannibalize EP.
Playlists are in! Pick your platform of choice (Soundcloud, Rdio and Spotify) and get listening to what rocked the blogs last month (featuring Favela, CHVRCHES, Sego, Born Ruffians and many more).
Friday already? Here’s a few great songs from the Hype Machine Top 50 (including new tunes from Powers, Foals and Ratatat).
LA-based electro-pop duo Powers (Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru) have an infectious new tune “Loved By You” part of a double AA single “Beat Of My Drum“.
Foals have released their new track “What Went Down”, off their upcoming album of the same name.
New York duo Ratatat released an animated, hand-drawn new video this week for single “Abrasive”, from their forthcoming fifth album “Magnifique”.
Finally, what is a weekend without “Saturday Night”. I can’t believe I haven’t featured this tune yet on the blog, here’s Yukon Blonde with “Saturday Night”.