MØ (feat. Diplo) – “XXX 88”

MØ and Diplo - XXX-88

MØ and Diplo - XXX-88

A new collaboration with MØ and Diplo.

Odesza – “My Friends Never Die”

Odesza

Odesza

OMG I am so feeling this new track.

Odesza is from Seattle and they are releasing My Friends Never Die EP that will be free to download on September 17, 2013. They are also touring this fall – see dates here.

And now stream their 2012 LP release Summer’s Gone here:

Dro Carey – “Brand Ambassador (Deluxe)”

Dro Carey - Brand Ambassador

Dro Carey - Brand Ambassador

Badass hip-hop instrumental mixtape brought to you by Dro Carey from Sydney, Australia. All I have to say is fucking YES.

Stream the 22-track album below:

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – “One”

Yamantaka / Sonic Titan

Yamantaka / Sonic Titan

Holy shit. This is my first time of hearing Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, hailing from Toronto, Canada (originally formed in Montreal). After listening to this new track, One, I went and checked out their release from 2011 — and yup, I fell in love. Needless to say, I have another new release to be überly excited about this fall. Here is the band’s description of their music: “Asian Diasporic psychedelic noh-wave opera group fusing noise, metal, pop and folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-orientalist cesspool of ‘eastern’ culture in giant monochrome paper sets.” Hell YES.

Their upcoming album Uzu is set to be released October 29, 2013. I. Can. Not. Wait.

The new song is currently available for download:

Uzu Tracklisting:
1. Atalanta
2. Whalesong
3. Lamia
4. Windflower
5. Hall of Mirrors
6. Seasickness Pt. 1
7. Seasickness Pt. 2
8. Bring Me The Hand Of Bloody Benzaiten
9. One
10. Saturn’s Return

Stream their 2011 release YT//ST here:

Since it’s not available, links below are for the 2011 YT//ST release, not the new upcoming release:

Jagwar Ma – “Howlin”

Jagwar Ma - Howlin

Jagwar Ma is an Australian duo that makes poppy psychedelic dance music — a discovery I was very happy to find. There’s something nostalgic about the music, but I feel like that about a lot of the music I listen to regularly. I’m totally digging the style musicians are taking nowadays. Howlin’ is a perfect thing to play when you have a gathering with your friends — it’ll keep things upbeat and spread a good feeling.

You can stream the whole album in full on Spotify, but I recommend you support them and buy the album.

You can also stream a couple of songs here:

[LP release date: June 10, 2013]

JD Samson & Men – “All The Way Thru”

JD Samson & Men

JD Samson & Men

I was introduced to the LP Talk About Body released in 2011 by JD Samson & Men by a friend recently and I wish I had found it sooner. I was a fan of Le Tigre back in the day, but I wasn’t very good at keeping up with what was going on Kathleen Hanna and the other band members. I was missing out! Check out this new single. Looking forward to the new release, Labor, coming out October 22, 2013!

Washed Out – “Paracosm”

Washed Out - Paracosm

Washed Out - Paracosm

When I first discovered Washed Out a few years ago, I became an immediate fan. Ernest Greene knows how to make music that takes me to another place, a place that encourages me to chill and calmly absorb the sunshine and flowers around me. I’ve been anticipating his new release, Paracosm, and it certainly didn’t let me down. I highly recommend everyone giving it a listen, it may enlighten you.

Washed Out is touring this fall, but no Atlanta date. :(

Stream a few tracks below or buy the LP release:

[LP release date: August 13, 2013]

Son Lux – “Lost It To Trying”

Son Lux

Son Lux

This noisy, but very well produced song sounds very epic. This is my first time hearing of Son Lux and I’m curious to hear the new LP release coming out October 29, 2013.

Keep Shelly in Athens – “Flyway”

Keep Shelly in Athens

Keep Shelly in Athens

I love this duo from Athens, Greece. They also happen to be on my favorite label, Cascine. This new track from their upcoming LP is totally badass. I’m so excited about the new release.

They’re touring this fall with the awesome Chad Valley, but it’s such a damn bummer they’re not coming to Atlanta. See tour dates below.

CLICK HERE TO SEE TOUR DATES

Oct 09, 2013 @ DC9 in Washington, DC
Oct 10, 2013 @ Mercury Lounge in New York, NY
Oct 11, 2013 @ Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia, PA
Oct 12, 2013 @ Great Scott in Allston, Boston, MA
Oct 13, 2013 @ Il Motore in Montreal, Canada
Oct 15, 2013 @ Wrong Bar in Toronto, Canada
Oct 16, 2013 @ Pike Room in Pontiac, Detroit, MI
Oct 18, 2013 @ The Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL
Oct 19, 2013 @ 7th St. Entry in Minneapolis, MN
Oct 22, 2013 @ Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, Canada
Oct 23, 2013 @ Barboza in Seattle, WA
Oct 25, 2013 @ Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA
Oct 26, 2013 @ Bootleg Bar in Los Angeles, CA
Oct 27, 2013 @ The Casbah in San Diego, CA
Oct 29, 2013 @ Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY

múm – Smilewound

Múm - Smilewound

Múm - Smilewound

It’s been awhile since their last release, but it was worth the wait. Smilewound is beautiful, charmingly dark, and experimental in a poppy fashion.

Stream the whole album on Pitchfork.

[LP released September 3, 2013 Worldwide – September 17, 2013 US]