American Songwriter Magazine premiered the new music video for Los Angeles singer/songwriter Spencer Livingston today. The video is for the song “Have A Little Faith,” off of Livingston’s forthcoming debut album Grow, in stores July 16 through Luxury Wafers¬†(a label formed by acclaimed producer Peter Malick). Watch the video below and check out the article here.
Archives for June, 2013
Release:¬†And Now for the Wild
Label:¬†Marshall Teller Records
Genre:¬†Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
The stunning first single taken from the hotly anticipated debut album from the UK’s finest new “outsider pop” merchants Grass House, who are being tipped by essential tastemakers from Pitchfork to Clash.¬†Recorded at Monnow Valley Studios in Wales with producer Jim Anderson (Cold Specks, The Twilight Sad, 2:54), ‚ÄėAnd Now For The Wild’¬†is the follow up to last year’s ‚ÄėThe Boredom Rose‚Äô and recent release ‘Spinning As We Turn’, which also features here as the b-side. The track is a stand-out taste of what to expect from the band‚Äôs debut album which is set for release in September 2013.
Artist: Piano Magic
Release: Heart Machinery
Label: Second Language Music
Genre: Alternative – Electronic
‘Heart Machinery’ is the long-awaited follow-up to ‘Seasonally Affective – A Piano Magic Retrospective 1996 – 2001’ and amasses the cult London-based Anglo-French group’s entire EPS, singles and compilation tracks from 2001-2008. Highlights include guest appearances from legendary folk doyenne Vashti Bunyan, Alan Sparhawk of Low and Ben Ayres of Cornershop on ‘Wrong Turn’; Piano Magic’s near-miss-hit, ‘Incurable’ + several ultra-rare tracks.
Artist: Frameworks, BluRum 13
Label: My First Moth
Genre: Hip Hop
The Brickbuilders LP is the product of several years of cross-Atlantic collaboration between veteran underground rapper BluRum 13 and producer Frameworks, following on from last year’s acclaimed EP of the same name. The album is a heavy mix of boom-bap beats and dope samples from Frameworks (First Word Records, Organik and Hero Records), with slick, thought provoking rhymes from BluRum 13 (best known for collaborations with the likes of DJ Vadim, Luke Vibert, Aquasky and Kid Koala)
Artist: Jon Kennedy
Label: Jon Kennedy Federation
Genre: Dance – Down Beat / Trip Hop
After an absence of 3 years, Jon Kennedy returns with his brand new full-length album “Corporeal”, which directly means ‘To have a body’. With many countries visited and various life experiences under his belt, Jon revisits the studio, this time implementing all of his production expertise. Wanting to expand on his past creative output, Jon lays down his own vocal stylings on a number of the new album tracks, showcasing his creative versatility and well-rounded rhythmical and vocal abilities.
Artist: Hook & The Twin
Release: Never Ever Ever
Label: Dancing Coins
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop
Deeply British, yet not British at all. Hook & The Twin explore the current Future Classic-style nu-disco and quirky dance-pop scene while rediscovering classic krautrock of Kraftwerk and Neu! to full groove effect. The indie-dance gem of summer 2013. Led by opening track and new single ‘That Was A Day’ the band’s debut album is full of offbeat pop music with an intelligent yet quirky edge, there’s a psychedelic feel which is matched to an itchy, reserved sense of funk. The indie-dance gem of summer 2013.
Genre: Dance – Leftfield
A stunning early taste of one-man electronic-pop sensation and Mercury Music Prize nominee Maps’ upcoming studio album Vicissitude with brilliant remixes from the likes of The Invisible. ‘A.M.A.’, the first single from the new album ‘Vicissitude’ (out on 8 July 2013) is being released on limited edition hand stamped 12″ vinyl & via download, and will also include exclusive remixes. It follows the exclusive limited edition 12″ release of ‘I Heard Them Say’ via Boomkat – backed with remixes by Andy Stott and Maps, the 12″ sold out immediately.
Artist: Dharma Protocol
Release: Coming Home
Label: Very Me Records
The new single from Boy George. A cool, chunky house tune crafted by Dharma Protocol, who are legendary producer Youth (The Orb) and Danny Harrison (Moto Blanco), with Culture Club bassist Mikey Craig moonlighting on writing and bass duties. ‘Coming Home’ comes with mixes from Juan Kidd, already hyped as a summer smash, and further mixes from Psychemagik, Kinky Roland, Marc Vedo and Maze & Masters. It features one of Boy George’s strongest and most soulful vocals & is a hint of things to come.
Artist: Bipolar Sunshine
Label:¬†The Aesthetic Recording
Bipolar Sunshine is the solo project of the Manchester-based Adio Marchant (ex Kid British). 1 year in the making, he is self-releasing his debut EP ‘Aesthetics’, featuring tracks ‚ÄėFire‚Äô and ‘Rivers’ which have both topped the Hype Machine charts.¬†Adio first drew the world’s attention when he dropped ‘Fire’ earlier this year. It’s atmospherics and lush harmonies have captured fans the world over, amassing over 120,000 plays on Soundcloud in the process.¬†Zane Lowe and The Fader wasted no time in premiering the EP‚Äôs lead track ‚ÄėRivers‚Äô which has also topped the 100k play mark in less than a month.
Release:¬†Southern Fried & Tested, Vol. 4
Label:¬†Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance – House
Following in the footsteps of Mighty Dub Katz, Cagedbaby and The 2 Bears, DJ and producer Doorly has compiled the fourth instalment of ‘Southern Fried & Tested’, Southern Fried Records’ compilation series in which selected artists mix up tracks from the label’s vast back catalogue. The compilation features plenty of exclusive tracks as well as some forgotten gems and stone cold classics. ‘Fried & Tested 4’ is an expert overview of both this label and the modern electronic music scene by one of the most talented in the game.
Release:¬†Part & Parcel
Extended version of the successful ‚ÄėPart & Parcel‚Äô offering from The Skints. Includes dub re-workings of key tracks as well as brand new single ‘Out My Mind’ – premiered exclusively on Clash online –¬†and the bands popular version of Katy B’s ‘On A Mission’. Currently out on their biggest headlining tour. The band have already had radio success, with key supporters such as Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 2/6 Music), Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio 1) and Mike Davies (BBC Radio 1), all playing their offerings.
Artist:¬†Whales in Cubicles
Genre:¬†Rock – Alternative
Leading the grunge-pop revival Whales In Cubicles recall the bands that made 90s distorted rock brilliant with huge riffs on this apathetic anthem of a new single ‚Äď the first taken from their hotly anticipated debut album.¬†‘Disappear’ is a statement of intent from Whales In Cubicles. The song is about the fragility and fleeting nature of identity. Set against a riotous backdrop of Smashing Pumpkins-esque guitars and driving drums.
Artist:¬†My Nu Leng
Label: Black Butter Records
My Nu Leng release their second EP for Black Butter Records following three successful remixes for UK No.1 artist Naughty Boy, family friends Clean Bandit and D&B wonders Loadstar. ‘Contact EP’ crunches with an industrial bite, but maintains it’s bounce throughout. Joining the Bristol duo on ‘Levels’ are newcomers Taiki & Nu Light who have been whipping up a frenzy. The EP packs a punch with opening title track ‘Contact’, followed by two metallic rollers in ‘Remember in U’ and ‘Scatter’, making the second release for My Nu Leng on Black Butter Records a certified club banger.
New project from Badness Records in the form of Dizz, their freshest artist to join the Badness roster.¬†This week sees the release of his highly anticipated album entitled ‘Money On Spot Vol.1’, which features Skilz, Blaze, Ares, Lc Lee, and more.¬†The project also has production from Jazz, Nanoman and Fizwright.¬†‘Money On Spot Vol.1’ is available now, download it here:
‘Dead Ends’ is the outspoken, bold follow up to The Rumour Said Fire’s beautifully serene debut album ‘The Arrogant’ which saw them achieve the fastest selling debut record in Denmark ever.¬†‘Dead Ends’ sees the band take their trademark harmony-laden sound in a striking new direction. The¬†album is an amalgamation of lo-fi and hi-fi, born out of building new parts around the original demos; it offers an all together more encompassing experience and one in which the band feel is where they want to be. The Rumour Said Fire was conceived in Copenhagen in 2008 by singer, songwriter Jesper Lidang.
Massive release from Maribou State featuring Holly Walker, with James Welsh and Drew Hill on remix duties.¬†Following their huge success starting in 2011 with The Olivia EP, ‚ÄėThe Native EP‚Äô, ‚ÄėScarlett Groove‚Äô (featuring Saint Saviour) and an impressive string of stellar remixes under their belt, the burgeoning Maribou State continue their relationship with the inimitable Southern Fried Records.¬†In a short space of time these guys now count Bonobo, Pete Tong and Diplo as fans and have found themselves spearheading a new wave of British producers making ingenious dance music.
Ibiza pool party fodder here from the much loved ATFC. Support from Frankie Knuckles, Mark Knight, Seamus Haji, Shapeshifters and many more.¬†ATFC’s ‘When The Needle Drops’ has been kicking around in radio edit form for a while now and has appeared on Defected’s ‘Nikki Beach In The House’ and Hed Kandi Mix 2013 compilations.¬†Head straight to the Summatime mix for unadulterated bikini bounce and the Fight Club mix if you prefer your beats a little heavier. Featuring the voice of Wahoo’s ‘Make Em Shake It’, Capitol A, who serves up a class rap and a ‘When The Needle Drops’ call to the dancefloor.
Allies for Everyone returns with ‘Supernatural (Remixes)’, the second single from their acclaimed 2012 EP Scavenger, with mixes by Blue Foundation, Chuck Buckett, Rubber Ross, Laurent Leroy and Allies’ own Brian Suarez.¬†Hailed as “the perfect alloy of sweet 80’s synth pop and new school electro jack” (Time Out), Allies specializes in dreamy, introspective synth-pop with percolating 90s electro house grooves that can command a dance floor while simultaneously tugging at your heartstrings.
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