BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE XX

Pitchfork.tv are showing a series of short films casting an intimate light behind the scenes of The xx.

Featuring Fiction, Angels and Tides, respectively you can watch all three films below.

The xx Coexist is out now via Young Turks / Remote Control.
Coexist - The xx

PALMA VIOLETS ’180′ OUT FEBRUARY 22, 2013


As previously announced, Palma Violets will release their debut album on Friday 22nd Feburary 2013 via Rough Trade Records / Remote Control. We are now excited to reveal that the album is titled 180 – also the number of the Lambeth house that the four-piece have become known for regularly throwing parties and impromptu gigs for friends and fans in. The album artwork, below, features the band stood outside the building. 180 was recorded in London at RAK Studios (produced by Pulp’s Steve Mackey), and also at The Lightship (produced by Rory Attwell).

The 180 track listing - which includes Palma Violets’ recently released debut double single ‘Best of Friends’‘Last of the Summer Wine’ – is:

1. Best of Friends

2. Step Up for the Cool Cats

3. All the Garden Birds

4. Rattlesnake Highway

5. Chicken Dippers

6. Last of the Summer Wine

7. Tom the Drum

8. Johnny Bagga’ Donuts

9. I Found Love

10. Three Stars

11. 14

OUR FAVOURITE RELEASES OF 2012!

STEVE

Actress – R.I.P.
Clams Casino – Instrumental Mixtape 2
Federico Durand – El Libro de los Arboles Mágicos
Goat – World Music
Lower Dens – Nootropics
Mark Stewart – Exorcism Of Envy
Matthew E. White – Big Inner
Sensations’ Fix – Music Is Painting in the Air
Surfing – Deep Fantasy
Various Artists – Personal Space – Electronic Soul 1974-1984

NICOLE

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
Cat Power – Sun
Chromatics – Kill For Love
Daughn Gibson – All Hell
Donnie and Joe Emerson – Dreamin’ Wild
John Talabot – fIN
Land Observations – Roman Roads IV -XI
Peaking Lights – Lucifer
Surfing – Deep Fantasy
Sun Araw – The Inner Treaty
Woods – Bend Beyond

Memorable mentions: Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes, Carlton Melton – Photos of Photos, Burial – Kindred, Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.D city, Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path

MAYA

Cat Power – Sun
Ceremony – Zoo
Deftones – Koi No Yokan
Deniz Kurtel – The Way We Live
Efterklang – Piramida
John Talabot – Fin
My Disco – Wrapped Coast
SpaceGhostPurrp – Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp
Swans – The Seer
Tame Impala – Lonerism
The Invisible – Rispah

SWEETIE

Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
Chromatics – Kill For Love
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Grimes – Visions
Hot Chip – In Our Heads
How To Dress Well – Total Loss
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Jessie Ware – Devotion
Wild Nothing – Nocturne
Woods – Bend Beyond
The xx – Coexist

VANJA

Beach House – Bloom
Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man in the Universe
Crystal Castles – (III)
Chromatics – Kill for Love
Efterklang – Piramida
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Lambchop – Mr M
Liars – WIXIX
Peaking Lights – Lucifer
Tame Impala – Lonerism

ADAM

Bitch Prefect – Big Time
Electric Sea Spider – Supercash
Fox + Sui – Taboo EP
Kane Ikin – Sublunar
Lower Plenty – Hard Rubbish
Milk Teddy – Zingers
Rites Wild – Ways of Being
S U R F I N G  – Deep Fantasy
Thomas William – Deccan Technicolour Remixes LP
Wooshie – Boyfriend Material

EMILY

Astro – S/T
Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man in the Universe
Cadence Weapon – Hope in Dirt City
Chromatics – Kill for Love
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Fucked Up – David Comes to Life
Grimes – Visions
Grizzly – Bear Shields
Tame Impala – Lonerism

VIDEO: FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘SILVER AND GOLD’

Fat Freddy’s Drop have released a live music video for new single ‘Silver And Gold’.

Shot on tour in Australia this November, the video features concert footage of the track at GRAPHIC Festival, Sydney Opera House (an epic affair billed as Blackbird: An Animated & Illustrated Album Preview), The Eclipse Festival in far North Queensland and sold out shows on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

“Truth is, we were lucky to get this footage home safely after having to wrestle salt water crocs and dodging an ocean full of stingers in the seasonal electrical storms,” Director Mark James Williams said.

‘Silver And Gold’ is the first single from the perennial soul shakers forthcoming album Blackbird out early 2013 via Remote Control. Since being released this November as a free digital download, ‘Silver And Gold’ has reached over 9000 downloads via www.fatfreddysdrop.com and Freddy’s Soundcloud.

Fat Freddy’s Drop first emerged from the underground club scene of Wellington in 1999, jamming along to instrumental mixes of funk, house and hip hop records dropped by DJ Mu (akaFitchie) at parties around the Capital. Thirteen years later and Freddys arestill together, still doing things in their inimitable way and still getting better and better.

The bands debut album, Based On A True Story (2005), reached nine-times platinum and holds the record for the highest-selling album by a New Zealand artist in the country’s history. Renowned world-wide for their brilliant live performances and funky mix of dub, reggae, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, and techno, the band have played legendary shows at venues such as Brixton Academy (LDN), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Vega (Copenhagen), The Coliseum (Lisbon), Henry Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles) and Le Trianon (Paris).

An all-encompassing mix of blues, dub and dance music, Silver And Gold will also be available this month on limited edition 12” vinyl.