Swiss singer/producer HUGO has just released his impressive debut EP ‘I am not Hugo' (in collaboration with producer Ruedi Tobler and the songwriter Ale). The four-track effort is a statement of intent for an artist on the cusp of something big. If you like Woodkid, you’ll love this guy.
Known for his many projects (Ejecta, Ford & Lopatin, Airbird) and for his drum programming on Autre Ne Veut’s incredible 2013 album, Anxiety, Joel Ford is striking on his own with his debut solo single, “Connection To”, which is out now via his Driftless label.
London-via-Paris artist Romare has just announced he will be releasing his debut album with Ninja Tune. A new collage-based track - “Jimmy" - is available as a free download from his Soundcloud to celebrate his exclusive mix for Benji B on BBC Radio 1 last night.
Talos is the moniker of 26 year old Cork-born musician Eoin French. He’s just released his debut single “Tethered Bones”, produced by the incredibly talented Ian Ring of Young Wonder. A truly astonishing debut, “Tethered Bones" is a beeping, winding ode decorated in the textured tones of Talos. Give it a listen, you won’t regret it.
The incomparable Mac DeMarco has shared the second single from his forthcoming sophomore album ‘Salad Days,’ due out April 1st on Captured Tracks. The track is titled “Brother" and is about as warm and soothing as rock music gets.
This cut is from a compilation of songs built around recordings made in space by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes. Other artists who recorded for the album, Space Project, include The Antlers, Youth Lagoon and Spiritualized. It’s due out for Record Store Day on Apr. 19 via Lefse Records. [via]
Ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens returns today with a beautiful new track for our enjoyment called “It Comes Back To You.” It’s “from a new album I’ve made with dear friends,” he writes, but he hasn’t shared further details of the project.
Canadian jazz/hip hop trio BadBadNotGood will release their new album, III, on May 6th via Innovative Leisure. In preparation for the release, the band have shared the first single from the record, an epic post-rock masterpiece known as “Can’t Leave The Night.”
Antimatter People are a London five-piece, who’s music takes a refreshing approach to rock psychedelia. Their latest track “Mossy Grounds" was recently featured on ‘Kitsuné New Faces' compilation, which is an ongoing series by fashionable label Kitsuné where they give new talent a chance to shine.
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten will release her new album ‘Are We There' on May 27th (May 26th in the UK) via Jagjaguwar. Today, she’s shared the lead single from the release “Taking Chances.”
Los Angeles based producer Tydes has teamed up with the lovely Låpsley on a new track titled “Pray For You”. The pair’s collaboration will appear on the producer’s upcoming self-titled EP, due out later this month.
South London’s HUNTAR is a mysterious new artist that has been making the rounds with the impressive “Expectations.” The track is a deep, throbbing electronic piece with HUNTAR laying down some really nice vocals over the top.
Night Slugs co-founder Bok Bok teams up with BBC Sound of 2014 listed Kelela for the track “Melba’s Call” which is the lead single for a new EP that will be released on March 31st and it’s also Bok Bok’s first full vocal collaboration.
Angelina Lucero, whose voice has appeared on several Jerome LOL tracks, has collaborated with producer and fellow Chicagoan JoJo Yang on a new musical project, IDҰLL. Their debut single is the stunning “Trouble”, a seductive, atmospheric piece of music that make us excited to hear more.
Chicago-via-San Diego producer Rafa Alvarez, better known as Different Sleep, is the latest signee to Friends of Friends, an imprint that’s put out material from the likes of Ryan Hemsworth, Shlohmo, and Kyson. His newest single, “Damage,” will arrive on his ‘Conflict' EP on April 22, but it’s already available for you to stream.
UK indie-pop quartet Fear of Men are gearing up for the release of their debut album Loom, which is available from April 22nd via Kanine. We’ve already heard the amorphous dream single, “Alta/Waterfall,” and this new one, “Luna,” is equally arresting.