Archive for March 21, 2012

Trailer Trash Tracys ‘Los Angered / You Wish You Were Red'(Stream)

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Released May 7, 2012 on Double Six

At the beginning of the year London quartet Trailer Trash Tracys released their debut album “Ester”, a gorgeous, beguiling collection of pop songs with an intriguingly offbeam slant which quickly earned them glowing accolades from the broadsheets to the style press. The intervening months has only seen their profile grow exponentially, as they have journeyed around Europe on arena support tours and their mesmerising headline dates, centred around the sulphurous “Los Angered” – a cosmic fusion of 50s pop refrains and waves of drum machine patterns washing against Suzanne Aztoria’s intoxicating siren call.

Released on May 7 on Double Six, it is joined by another opportunity to familiar yourself with the quartet’s “You Wish You Were Red” (100,000+ YouTube views), which has been recently seducing new followers after featuring on recent Renault commercials.


Modeselektor proudly presents Modeselektion Vol. 02(preview)

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CD/3xLP/Download out June 29

Download:The Invisible – ‘Protection’ (Radio Edit) new album on Ninja Tune

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Ninja Tune is pleased to announce the signing of Mercury-nominated band The Invisible.

The band’s upcoming sophomore album ‘Rispah’ will be released 11 June 2012.

Dave Okumu, Tom Herbert (bass & synthesizer) and Leo Taylor (drums) have been working together as The Invisible for the last six years, though their musical collaborations stretch back much further. After a year out on the road playing in Matthew Herbert’s band, Herbert said he wanted to produce and release Dave’s solo record via his label, Accidental. But Dave instead decided to recruit his longtime friends for a genuine collaboration, The Invisible’s name arriving after the three began writing.

The result was their eponymous debut, which was nominated for the 2009 Mercury Music Prize, as well as critics’ choice as iTunes album of the year. Unafraid to challenge themselves compositionally, The Invisible’s boundless approach to arrangement flows effortlessly between the texturally rich and the rhythm heavy, the ethereal and the visceral, taking in unique and subtle electronic dancefloor rhythms as well as deviations into experimental rock. It’s a mixture that’s won peer level praise from the likes of Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Foals, Hot Chip, Wild Beasts, Anna Calvi and Everything Everything.

Download:The Invisible – ‘Protection’ (Radio Edit)

Donae’o ft Belle Fisher – Big Ben (The Richard Branson Riddim)(Video)

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‘Big Ben (The Richard Branson Riddim)’ is a bass-heavy club anthem, a sure-fire banger! Out on 23rd April on Zephron, Donae’o shows with ‘Big Ben’ just why he was nominated for a MOBO and remains one of the most well-respected rappers, producers and songwriters around.

Featuring Sky 1’s Got To Dance semi-finalist street-dancer, Belle Fisher, the video for ‘Big Ben’ shows off her on-point dance skills to full effect.

Download:Amanda Mair – “Sense”

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Swedish recording artist Amanda Mair will release her debut self-titled album in the US June 5th on Labrador. Produced by Philip Ekström of The Mary Onettes, the album features the new single “Sense,” out Spring 2012.
Download:Amanda Mair – “Sense”

The stateside release follows a slew of critical praise at home and abroad. Mair was recently voted “2012’s Big Breakthrough” by the Swedish Music Industry and Aftonbladet, Sweden’s largest daily paper called the album “One of the best Swedish debuts ever.” Previous singles include “Doubt,” voted one of 2011’s best singles by influential UK site PopJustice (who also made it their Single Of The Day everyday for a week) and “House” which The Washington Post calls “gorgeous.”

The 17-year-old wunderkind – who began playing music at age four (she plays piano, bass, guitar, and drums but piano is her instrument of choice)- was discovered by pure coincidence when her music made its way to a Labrador exec before she even had a MySpace page or played in front of an audience. Now with only a handful of live performances under her belt and still too young to play live without her parents (“I’m looking forward to turning 18 so I can play live shows without my mother and father”) Mair has performed live on Sweden’s biggest television programs and is set to embark on her first proper tour later this year.

“Amanda Mair” Tracklist:

Said and Done
It’s Gonna Be Long
What Do You Want
You’ve Been Here Before
Leaving Early