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Jul 22, 2015
The Scottish trio returns with mega-producer Mark "Spike" Stent (Beyonce, U2, Madonna) at the controls for the follow-up to their 2013 breakout debut. Lead single—and the week's most blogged track—shows a bright new sound and "a cold darkwave tremor" (Pitchfork
New to our charts, this Toronto garage-punk four-piece bring to mind the Pixies with the opener from their debut Sore
. "It's an album about rebirth," they tell The FADER
, "hence its disgusting guitar tones and constant moaning."
The prolific Canadian crooner previews his next Arbutus Records release with a song that "tenderly coasts along on a super-chilled 80’s groove and classic piano arrangement," says Acid Stag
, "all held neatly intwined by delicate, whisper-soft vocals."
With Vybz Kartel in lock-up, Popcaan is emerging as the new reigning king of Jamaican dancehall, counting Drake, Major Lazer and Jamie xx among his fans and collaborators. Kartel affiliate Ainsley "Notnice" Morris produces on this new summer anthem.
News of the next Kurt Vile LP quickly spread across blogs on Tuesday, along with an uncharacteristically-upbeat new tune via music video, which is currently topping Hype Machine's new Videos Chart
(more on that here
, let us know what you think).
Rise, the debut artist LP from Anjunadeep's "dreamy back-rub house" producer Lane 8.
FACT offers a beginner’s guide to Scientist, dub reggae’s experimental genius.
"The Jamaican audio engineer Scientist is one of the crucial links in a musically innovative chain that begins in the late 60s with King Tubby, progresses through Prince Jammy in the 70s, and falls to a close with Peter Chemist in the mid-80s."
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