Joel Karlsson and Henrik Markstedt, the 29-year-olds that comprise Swedish pop duo Air France, and I are talking about their fans' mounting anticipation behind the band's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled LP. "I think it's a little bit too late," says Karlsson. Like the momentum from their last gloriously breezy EP, 2008's No Way Down, has died? "Yeah, a little bit," he says. "We will see." Read more »
Big Dada recently released the third EP (and second for the label) from burgeoning London-based producer Offshore. Here we have a track from his new EP, Pacer, which brings together massive bass, menacing percussion, and a sparse, string-like melody for a mechanically driven outing that exists somewhere in the ever-growing regions of bass music. This tune is a little uncharacteristic of Offshore's output to date, which usually finds the Londoner diving into more chord and melody-popluated territory, but it's not necessarily a bad thing to have the focus put on the young man's drum programming for a change. Who knows what evil pieces of machinery inspired, or perhaps were sampled to make, the intensely percussive layers? And are those tuned timpanis we hear firing off in the background? Nice. The Pacer EP is out now, and will be followed by another EP and an eventual LP in early 2012.
Shedding the gritty field recordings and much of the textural soundscapes which characterized his well-regarded debut (2010's Tourist EP), Seams returns to the Pictures imprint with two songs sharply focused on the dancefloor. Read more »
About midway through last year, we profiled the up-and-coming London four-piece Trailer Trash Tracys, who at the time were preparing to release their debut album the following fall. Well, it's been well over a year now and although an LP has yet to surface, we finally have a new slice of gooey, shoegazey goodness in the form of "Dies in 55," which is said to serve as a taste of things to come on the group's—drum roll please—debut full-length for Domino sister-label Double Six. We've got a good while before that release hits the streets (no official date has been set by the label, just a promise of "early 2012"), but we're not complaining, as this cascading piece of blissfully melodic art-pop is enough to hold us over for the time being. (via Pitchfork)
A little over a month ago, the Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team (a.k.a. Sound Pellegrino label heads Teki Latex and Orgasmic) dropped a single for their percussive burner "Bassface" (check the video here). Now we find Ben Westbeech reworking the tune under his Breach handle, which means an even darker, more propulsive version of "Bassface" is at hand, complete with rolling tuned toms, brimming synth work, and even more low end than its orginal counterpart. Mr. Westbeech's version of the track can be found on the recently released Bassface Remixes EP (artwork above), which also includes remixes from Aquarius Heaven, French Fries, and Ardalan. Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team is about to kick off a tour throughout North America, check the dates after the jump. Read more »
We've been enjoying the steady stream of remixes coming from Radiohead's latest LP by the likes of Pearson Sound, Lone (pictured above), and Jacques Greene, so you could say we're happy to see that there are plenty more on the way. Read more »
With a trail of blown-out speaker cabinets and shocked dancefloors in his wake, UK-based producer and one third owner of Hessle Audio, Pangaea has had a solid string of releases since he first started dropping tracks in 2007. Now, he's back with a brand-new single, "Hex" b/w "Fatalist," on Untold's Hemlock Recordings. Read more »
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