A mix of some music I’ve been digging this month.
Who You’ll Hear…
Ana is a multi-lingual Chilean rapper who raps melodically in both Spanish and French. Weaving insight and soul into the stories she tells, this beat-driven album is one of my favorites for 2010!
“Rope & Summit”
This is José González’s band and although they’ve been around for a minute, it’s the first official single coming from the first official EP of the same name. Junip will be touring in early June with an album coming in September and a full tour in November.
“It Is Not Meant to Be” Innerspeaker (Modular)
Following in the steps of other amazing bands to come from the land-down-under as of late, Tame Impala are from Perth. They’re touring w/ MGMT – sharing a particular junkyard psychedelic sound that MGMT has brought to the forefront of their own latest album. The record “Innerspeaker” is out June 8th in the US.
“Something I’m Not (BretonLABS remix)”
Penguin Prison is Chris Glover, a dude from Manhattan who has done remixes for Goldfrapp, Marina & the Diamonds, Sébastien Tellier, Ellie Goulding, among others. This is a remix of his second single that came out in March. Get a FREE copy of the original along with 3 remixes at RCRDLBL.com.
Broken Social Scene “All To All”(Arts & Crafts)
BSS is a Canadian collective signed to Arts & Crafts records. Most of the musicians are members of others bands, or perform as solo artists (a few names that might ring a bell: Apostle of Hustle, Jason Collett, Leslie Feist, Kevin Drew, Metric, Stars, The Weakerthans). “All To All” is their first album in 5 years, out now.
“Vireo’s Eye” (Thrill Jockey)
Future Islands are a synthpop band from baltimore that formed in 2006 Greenville, NC while studying art at East Carolina University. They signed to Chicago indie label Thrill Jockey last year and the album “In Evening Air” came out early March. On tour now, they’ve got a few dates with Dan Deacon also from the B-More scene. They recently played in Los Angeles May 21 at Sync Space and the 22nd at The Smell.
“Sorrow (Instrumental)” High Violet (4AD)
I’ve always adored the baritone voice of singer Matt Berninger. Each song is epic and the instrumental versions really bring forth the talent of the band.
Miguel feat. J Cole
“All I Want is You” (Jive/Zomba)
Miguel is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer signed to the Jive/Zomba label. He did a cameo on Blu & Exile’s 2007 album “Below The Heavens” and was also on Asher Roth’s 2009 debut album, “Asleep In The Bread Aisle”. Now, he’s stepping out with his debut due later this year!
Watch him talk about the collab with J Cole here (via The Qside.com):
cool videos including some covers
A single from her upcoming album coming June 29 on her own label. Collaborators include Blaqstarr, Diplo, Rusko, Derek E. Miller of Sleigh Bells (also signed to her label, N.E.E.T.) and Switch.
You may have already seen the video for her other single “Born Free”. Quite controversial, it was removed from YouTube but now it’s back up (flagged as inappropriate). Check it out:
The 28 year-old singer from Liverpool is best known as the frontman from Bloc Party. His solo album “The Boxer” is out June 21 and I can’t wait to hear it! It’s produced by Hudson Mohawke and XXXChange and from the singles sounds like it’ll be more on the electro side of things. Preview more songs, watch videos, and see tour dates here:
Cascade (Deluka vs. Friendly Fires Chuck Buckett Mix)”
The single out now digitally along with a couple of amazing remixes. I believe the full-length is coming later this year.
Get a free MP3 of this song: http://deluka.bandcamp.com/
These guys hail from Manchester alongside their contemporaries like Delphic and Dutch Uncles.
Their self-released album came out this week.
Their travelog is cool. Check it out: