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June 19, 2012

{DIIV}

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Fans of Wild Nothing, Blouse or Craft Spells might go crazy over Brooklyn's DIIV (aka Dive). Their new album Oshin is streaming courtesy of Hype Machine.

Stream the album right here

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{Norte Sonoro}

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Norte Sonoro is a multimedia project that explores sounds of Northern Mexico through sound experimentation. This first edition features: Algodón Egipcio (Venezuela), Chancha Vía Circuito (Argentina), DJ Rupture (US), Helado Negro (Ecuador/US), Mumdance (UK) and White Rainbow (US). These artists worked in Toy Selectah‘s studio (he co-curated the project), and used cumbia, canto cardenche and norteña sounds as raw material for creating original tracks.

Stream the album (or download) right here or below...



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{Beachwood Sparks}

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L.A. band Beachwood Sparks reassembles after a lengthy hiatus, with the new album The Tarnished Gold. The result is a breezy mix of '70s singer-songwriter pop, harmony-driven Americana, with a touch of psychedelia.

Stream the album right here (Courtesy of NPR)

Pre-order the album here

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June 13, 2012

{Glen Hansard}

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The Frames and The Swell Season frontman (also star of indie film Once) Glen Hansard is set to release his first solo album titled Rhythm And Repose on June 19th. The album is his quietest work and possibly his best work to date.

Stream the album right here (Courtesy of NPR)

Pre-order the album here

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June 12, 2012

{Joey Bada$$}

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Joey Bada$$ has just put out a mixtape of 90's flavored hip-hop titled 1999.

Stream or download the mixtape right here

Watch the video for "Hardknock"...



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{Fiona Apple}

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Everyone's favorite crazy girl is back with a new album (out June 19th) titled The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.

Stream the album right here (Courtesy of NPR)

Pre-order the album here

Watch the video for "Every SIngle Night" here

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{Metric}

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Canadian rock band Metric return with a new album titled Synthetica.

Stream the album right here (Courtesy of Stereogum)

Order the album here

Watch the video for "Youth Without Youth" here

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June 06, 2012

{Starry Starry Night}

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In this wildly visual film, Mei and Jay fall in love and begin a perilous journey into the wilderness to find her grandparents' home. As they venture into the starry night, they get lost in a storm that leads them towards a greater destination.

Look for the film in select theaters July 6th.

View the trailer right here or below...



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{Badlands}

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Trip hop Swedish duo Badlands return with their EP Battles Within. Stream it below.



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June 05, 2012

{d'Eon}

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Montreal synth experimentalist d’Eon's new double-album titled LP, which is a concept album about the archangel Gabriel living on the internet in 2012 is now streaming online.

Get it a listen right here (Courtesy of Stereogum)

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{Clams Casino}

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Clams Casino put up a new mixtape of instrumentals. The collection includes tracks he produced for ASAP Rocky, Lil B, The Weeknd and more.

Get it right here

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June 04, 2012

{Hot Chip}

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British electronic quintet Hot Chip return with their new album In Our Heads (out June 12th), but you can stream the album right now.

Stream the album right here (Courtesy of NPR)

Pre-order the album here

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{Tallest Man on Earth}

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Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson (aka The Tallest Man on Earth returns with his new album There's No Leaving Now, which is filled with instant folk classics.

Stream the album right here (Courtesy of NPR)

Order the album here

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{Sun Kil Moon}

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Slowcore legend Mark Kozelek returns with Sun Kil Moon's latest album Among the Leaves. The bulk of the tunes feature just Kozelek and his guitar, and lyrically play out like a tour diary.

Stream a few standouts right here (Courtesy of Stereogum)

Order the album here

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{Pistolera}

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I'm a little late spreading the word about this Brooklyn-based Latin rock band Pistolera, but hey better late than never, right? On their latest album El Desierto y la Ciudad (The Desert and the City) they flirt with cumbias, waltzes, rumbas, tejano rhythms, and ballads that find refuge in electronica.

Stream the album right here or below...



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{Bobby Womack}

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For his latest album The Bravest Man in the Universe soul legend Bobby Womack teamed up with two producers Damon Albarn (Blur) and XL Records head Richard Russell. The end result is a wonderful surprise.

Stream the album right here

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