James Blake gives us yet another glimpse of his upcoming album Overgrown with this free live track of his song “Our Love Comes Back.” The song is recorded in my favorite Blake combo: with just his beautiful wobbly voice and the piano. Overgrown is out on April 8th via Republic. [Source]
Lace Curtain is James, David & Mikey from Total Control, Rat Columns, Rank/Xerox, Eddy Current Suppression Ring et al, exploring an electronic world of pleasure, frustration and sadness. Bedroom dancers, synthetic singers, basement kicks in a romantic void. Influenced by the Germans, the Italians, pale British button pushers, glamorous alien pop futurists, Mid-Western sweat, NYC disco dreamers, undercover kings and queens escaping a dull grey world with rhythm and noise, sound and vision. 4-track EP with picture sleeve and digital download card. [Source]
Former Yazoo frontwoman Alison Moyet today announced that her upcoming eighth solo album will be called the minutes, and then proceeded to debut the first track off the largely electronic collection — a song called “Changeling,” which can be downloaded for free on her site in exchange for an e-mail address. Full release details are not yet nown, but U.K. imprint Cooking Vinyl previously had announced that Moyet’s new Guy Sigsworth-produced “prog-pop” album will be out in May. [Source]
Off of the upcoming April 24 EP Into the Night, “Night Comes Out” is a dark, fuzzed-out shoegazey song that reveals itself to be simple dream pop when stripped of all its accessories. What it lacks in a catchy chorus (it’s certainly no “Suicide“) it makes up in a wash of reverb that is perfect for a lonely evening. [Source]
The Dream Then and Now a special concert performance commissioned by WXPN University of Pennsylvania Radio. This was created in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and performed live in 1989. Features The Ebony Strings Quartet and Lawerence Newton as vocalist. Words and Lyrics by Lawerence Newton and Richard Tucker. Take a listen and buy the MP3 album here.
On March 20, 2012 Matador Records be releasing Lee Ranaldo’s first song-based solo full-length, ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ on LP, CD and digital formats. While we’ve cited the songcraft, the “shimmering and melodic tapestry of sounds” the assembly of ‘a terrific new band right under our noses’, none of that does much good until you’re given a hint exactly what we’re shouting about. [Source]
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