The new mini-album from Thundercat is out now via Brainfeeder Records. ‘The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam’ is the first solo material in two years from Stephen Bruner—the man behind the Thundercat handle. The 6-track album’s funky first single Them Changes, co-produced by Thundercat and Flying Lotus and featuring Kamasi Washington on saxophone is available for streaming on Soundcloud – see below.
Radkey have announced their debut album, ‘Dark Black Makeup,’ which is due out on August 21. Recorded primarily in the UK alongside producer Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, The Fall, Jarvis Cocker), the album contains 13 tracks that show off the bands knack for combining stadium-sized riffs with surprising pop sensibilities.
Along the way, Dee, Isaiah and Solomon Radke, the three brothers that make up Missouri-based band, unleashed two EPs (‘Cat And Mouse’ and ‘Devil Fruit’) and knocked out tons of big-ticket festival appearances including Riot Fest, Download, Japan’s Punkspring and Coachella. They even made their television debut on Later… With Jools Holland.
High Tides, the hazy synth duo of Warren Kroll (Forrest, Dorosoto) and Steven Lutes (Mall Security, Kontyx), have announced their forthcoming release of their debut self-titled album via TOBACCO’s label Rad Cult, due out on July 31. The album features six original songs alongside four reimagined versions of TOBACCO/Black Moth Super Rainbow tracks. The duo shared the atmospheric slow-burner Coastal Cruise ’86 – listen to it below via Soundcloud.
‘Radiance and Submission,’ the newest record by Montreal’s CFCF, is a loving transmission from the in-between, a soundtrack of non-time, non-being, non-death. Featuring art by Matsuda Matsuo, its eight songs share a stunning ethereality; they quiver and glow like sunlight beaming through closed eyelids.
Adding acoustic guitar to his trademark warm synths and masterful electronic production, CFCF’s Michael Silver has made an album that plays like a dreamtime paean to ECM and Windham Hill’s catalogs of meditative folk explorations. Silver’s guitar arpeggiates sublimely throughout the record, at times sounding like a choir of otherworldly hammered dulcimers. Fragments of voices, chattering percussion, nature recordings, film samples, and Silver’s sparse vocals arise and disappear, calling from somewhere just outside the boundaries of the waking world. The album will be available on LP or as a download via Driftless Recordings on July 31, 2015 – pre-order it here.
RATATAT have revealed details of their fifth studio album ‘Magnifique,’ which will be out on July 17 via XL Recordings (out via Because Music in UK and Europe). The 14-track album includes the recently released single Cream On Chrome, which the duo debuted during their closing, headline set at this year’s Coachella. RATATAT released a video for Intro that you can check out below via YouTube.
So Stressed, the Sacramento-based post-hardcore three piece have released their new single, Apple Hill, which is lifted from their forthcoming debut album ‘The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art.’ The album will be available on LP, CD and digital download via Honor Press on May 26th. Listen to Apple Hill via SoundCloud below.