Vancouver’s Teen Daze will release his first album for Paper Bag Records on August 14, 2015. ‘Morning World’ was recorded with John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone, his all-analog studio in San Francisco with co-producer Simon Bridgefoot. Take a listen to the album’s second single Along via Soundcloud below.
Pittsburgh indie-rock band Run Forever has announced their new, self-titled album will be out on October 9th via No Sleep Records. You can stream their new song called Separate Bedrooms now at AVClub.com. You can pre-order the record at nslp.co/runforeverst.
“I tried writing this a lot of different ways to avoid saying who it’s about, but it’s about my mom,” says singer/guitarist Anthony Heubel. “She’ll probably cry if she ever reads this. It’s a song about the ups and downs of life and holding onto memories. It’s a sobering account of how we can sometimes find ourselves left in an unfair spot for no good reason, with such little time and energy left to turn things around. I am a product of that life, and Separate Bedrooms is an observation of how random and left to chance our outcomes or existences can feel.”
Battles are an island chain linked by a unique combination of artistry, experimentation, technology and singular focus. A band that holds computerized loops in their brains, leaves sweat on their machines and whose sonic heartbeat is almost brutally human.
Dave Konopka, Ian Williams and John Stanier have turned the tables on themselves this time, confronted their own ideas of what Battles is – and here on their third album, have willed an answer to that question into existence. As the name might imply, ‘La Di Da Di’ is a mushrooming monolith of repetition. Here is an organic techno thrum of nearly infinite loops that refuse to remain consistent. The rhythmic genus of Battles is here as ever; full frontal, heightened and unforgiving – the gauntlet through which melody and harmony must pass, assailed at every turn. ‘La Di Da Di’ will be out September 18 via Warp Records.
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.