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New music from Angel Olsen, Moses Sumney, Estere and more

New music from Angel Olsen, Moses Sumney, Estere and more this week!

Out this week!

Check out our exciting new releases coming to you this Friday!

Ibeyi - Ash
(XL / Rhythmethod)

Set for release on September 29 via XL Recordings / Rhythmethod, Ash is the follow-up to the twin’s 2015 critically acclaimed, eponymous debut album that made Ibeyi a globally recognized name. Today Ibeyi share a video for album track ‘Deathless’ directed by Ed Morris (director for ‘River’).

While Ibeyi’s first album grappled with the past—the sister’s relationship, origins, loss, and roots. It earned them fans and collaborators in some of the most iconic and crucial artists of today, Beyoncé and Alvin Ailey included.

By contrast, Ash is a more visceral and potent political statement, and while firmly rooted in Afro-Cuban culture and history, finds itself entirely concerned with Ibeyi’s present: Who Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi are, what’s important to them, and how they live today, especially given that the spheres, both personally and politically, are entirely different from when Ibeyi was recorded.

READ MORE HERE

Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference (EP)
(Young Turks / Rhythmethod)

The new music is an original six-part suite that explores the philosophical possibilities of the musical technique known as “counterpoint,” which Washington defines as “the art of balancing similarity and difference to create harmony between separate melodies.” Beyond the artistic impulse to expand the possibilities within counterpoint, Washington wanted to create something that opened people’s minds to the gift of diversity.

Each of the first five movements is its own unique composition. “Truth,” the sixth movement, fuses all five compositions into one simultaneous performance. Echoing this fusion, Amani created five paintings focused on raw shapes and colours, each inspired by one of the first five movements of the suite. Amani then combined these paintings to create a sixth: an abstract depiction of a human face.

READ MORE HERE

Torres - Three Futures
(4AD / Rhythmethod)

TORRES is the creative alter-ego of Brooklyn-based Mackenzie Scott. In describing the album, Scott says it “is entirely about using the body that each of us has been given as a mechanism of joy.” The 10 original tracks on Three Futures embrace ecstasy, desire and indulgence rather than self-denial, and exude this idea via immersive music. Mechanized grooves are placed at the forefront, providing a framework for perforated electro-pop static, harsh gothic / industrial textures, and insistent Krautrock motifs.

For Three Futures, Scott reconnected with producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey), who worked on TORRES’ last album Sprinter, to record in Stockport and Dorset, England. David Tolomei (Beach House, Future Islands) mixed the album.

READ MORE HERE

Just Landed

MEET SHAME - DEAD OCEANS' NEWEST SIGNING!

Today, one of the UK’s most talked about young bands (and new Dead Oceans signing) Shame shares their new single and video, 'Concrete'. A bracing jolt of a song, 'Concrete' races forward on a tightly wound post-punk riff, its call-and-response vocals capturing the turmoil and schizophrenic internal dialogue of the song’s subject matter.

“It’s about someone who’s trapped in a relationship and they’re being pummelled into surrender,” says singer and lyricist Charlie Steen. “It’s not about a physically abusive relationship – more an emotionally and psychologically draining one. The call-and- response vocals [between Steen and bassist Josh Finerty] is the central figure’s own internal dialogue. They are dealing with two different things that they don’t want to address.”

The band cite The Fall, Parquet Courts, Country Teasers, Television Personalities and Wire among their biggest influences, and the icily claustrophobic sound of Concrete sets it in a lineage with Magazine, Joy Division and Siouxsie & The Banshees.

Read more about Shame here

Announcement News

Angel Olsen announces 'Phases'

Angel Olsen will release Phases, a collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos from the past several years, including a number of never-before released tracks, on November 10th via Jagjaguwar / Rhythmethod. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, Phases acts as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen’s sprawling sonics for the uninitiated.

Listen to the new tracks 'Fly On Your Wall' and 'Special' HERE
Fresh New Tracks

Estère is back with a brand new track!
Listen to Estère - Control Freak

New Videos

Watch: Moses Sumney - Lonely World / Read more here

Out today: Watch Kings' new video for 'We'll Never Know' / Read more here

Watch: Torres - Helen in the Woods / Read more here
Watch: Dude York - Black Jack / Read more here

Watch: METZ - Cellophane / Read more here
2017 Release Schedule

September 29th:
Kamasi Washington - Harmony Of Difference (Young Turks)
Ibeyi - Ash (XL)
Torres - Three Futures (4AD)

October 6th:
Wolf Parade - Cry Cry Cry (Sub Pop)

October 13th:
Estere - My Design, Part 1 (Estere / DRM)
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice (Milk! Recordings / Matador)

October 20th:
Destroyer - ken (Dead Oceans)
Cut Worms - Alien Sunset (Jagjaguwar)
William Eggleston - Musik (Secretly Canadian)

November 3rd:
KINGS - Chapter One (Arch Angel / DRM NZ)

November 10th:
Princess Nokia - 1992 Deluxe (physical copies)


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