Yeasayer premiere a new single, “Longetivity,” off their forthcoming album, Fragrant World. The first proper single on the album exposes a new found edge in Yeasayer. Lyrically, they hold up a social mirror in a way that made punk so effective, while bathing the lurching and heaving rhythm in a mechanized and otherworldly soul. The melody emerges understated and clean to form a undaunted vision for new music. Stream “Longevity” below!
Directed by Sean Pecknold, Here We Go Magic‘s new video for “How Do I Know” stars Janet Pants as a happy-go-lucky dancing robot who is being returned to the factory by her owner. Pecknold explains, “It takes place in the not-so-distant future where you will be able to custom order human like robots for your pleasure, and although some people will probably still be partial to the human flesh, I think some conflicts of emotion will arise. Humans, love, sex, technology, dancing, the future!”Watch above!
In a recent interview with PopMatters, Luke Temple went into great detail about his experience recording the new album and working alongside Nigel Godrich. Read Perfection in the Flaws: An Interview with Here We Go MagicHERE.
Lastly, HWGM just kicked off their summer tour at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory. Don’t miss them live in concert. See the full list of dates HERE!
Here We Go Magic share album centerpiece and second single, “How Do I Know,” off of their forthcoming LP, A Different Ship, on AOL Spinner today. With its instantly hummable refrain, “How Do I Know” builds layer by layer from a simple guitar-vocals-drums combo into a swirling symphony of glorious noise. The track is the molten core at the center of the sunny and spacious album that the band recorded with Nigel Godrich. Listen below.
Pre-order HWGM’s A Different Ship now! The deluxe bundle includes a copy of the album on blue vinyl, 2-CD deluxe edition of the album featuring 5 previously-unreleased songs, advance copy of the “How Do I Know” b/w “My Plate’s on Fire” 7″ (otherwise unavailable for sale until May 22nd), 11″ x 17″ poster of A Different Ship album art and instant download of the entire album. A Different Ship is out on May 8th.
You can see HWGM live this summer! They begin their tour with an intimate performance at New York’s Knitting Factory and then set off in May with Hospitality in support. Dates include performances at Sasquatch, London’s Field Day, Evolution and Bonnaroo festivals. Full list of dates HERE.
Gorilla vs. Bear premiered Nite Jewel’s new album, One Second of Love, earlier this morning. If you haven’t given it a proper listen yet, do so above. Straying from the lo-fi nature of her previous releases, Ramona steps up the production and people have been quick to notice. It’s easily danced to with funk undertones that see you through to the end. Stereogum says, “Lose yourself in the flickering prettiness.” We agree; don’t be afraid to get up and move to this one.
Out on March 6th, One Second of Love is available for pre-order HERE. We still have a few bundles left featuring the dreamy “lovers frost” colored vinyl. Don’t wait to get your copy-available exclusively through pre-order!
In this new i-N session, Damien Jurado performs “Museum of Flight” and “So On, Nevada” off of his soon-to-be-released album, Maraqopa. It’s Damien as we know him best; no frills, just man and his guitar. i-D Magazine writes,“Incredibly capable of creating music of varying art forms, from rock and roll to country, he is the unsung, underground acoustic artist of our generation.” We couldn’t have said it better.