Like Pioneers have announced their sophomore LP titled Oh, Magic will be available on May 22 via Abandoned Love Records. The album was produced by Mike Lust and mostly recorded live off the floor, capturing the energy and creativity, with lead vocals shared by three band members. Like Pioneers will be touring this summer but will first preview material off Oh, Magic in Iowa City at the Mission Creek Festival on March 27 alongside The Magnetic Fields, Sharon van Etten, The Antlers, Justin Townes Earl among many others.
Oh, Magic track listing:
2. All Wrapped
3. Good Neighbor Policy
4. Tell Em’ Ghost
5. National Spectre
6. On The Morning Of His Farewell
7. Requiem For Some Band
9. July 2nd
Scandinavian synth-popsters, Burning Hearts’ release their second full-length, ‘Extinctions’ on February 21, 2012 via Solina Records / Shelflife.
Their debut, ‘Aboa Sleeping’, was a collection of early songs that were not intended to end up on an album but this is where ‘Extinctions’ is different. This album was inspired by human tragedies and the theme of death which are both present in nearly all the songs making the title more than fitting. It was written as a consequence of many tragic stories that touched the band and many of its songs are dedicated to people or creatures that no longer exist. ’Extinctions’ is a good synth-pop record that is a perfect mix of looking backwards and also forward – mellow, gentle, yet catchy.
Standout tracks: The synth-electronic drum laden ‘Tradewinds’ and singalong friendly ‘Modern Times’.
This week, Prinzhorn Dance School released their sophomore record ‘Clay Class’ through DFA Records. The album is available on vinyl and limited edition pouch + download combo through DFA Direct, and digital download from iTunes, Juno Download and Amazon. They will be playing live throughout Europe in support of the album over the next couple of months.
Just in time for Christmas, The xx released a demo of a brand new track online yesterday. “Open Eyes” is a chilled out, mellow track that came out of their sophomore album recordings which they recently began.