Empress Of (a.k.a. Lorely Rodriguez) has announced the release of her debut album titled Me, released on 11th September on Terrible Records / Remote Control Records. Produced, recorded and engineered entirely by Lorely over the course of 2014, the ten-track album plays out like diary entries; musing on the personal, the political, and everything that falls in-between.
Today a new track titled ‘Kitty Kat’ is available to stream via lyric video containing postcards of photos taken during the recording session for Me in Valle de Bravo and Montreal. The song was inspired by her experiences of being cat called around Valle de Bravo, Mexico City, while on a solo 5-week writing retreat, and the emotions evoked by the act.
Pixx is the nom de guerre of 19 year-old Hannah Rodgers, a young songwriter from Chipstead, just beyond the fringes of south London where suburban sprawl starts to break in to countryside.
Inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Aphex Twin, and adopting her grandmother’s nickname, Hannah’s recording debut, Fall In, will be released digitally on 28th August 2015 via 4AD / Remote Control, with vinyl to follow. A collection of four electronic folk-infused torch songs, ‘Fall In’ is the perfect introduction to the mysterious space Pixx’s music inhabits, with a brand new video for the title track serving as an apt visual foil.
Yo La Tengo shared a cover of The Cure’s ‘Friday I’m In Love’. The official video was premiered via NPR and shows a global apocalypse captured by Director Jason Wolliner.
Fresh from celebrating their 30th anniversary as one of the most beloved and adventurous bands in rock history, Yo La Tengo announce that they will release Stuff Like That There on Friday 28 August via Matador Records / Remote Control Records.
Palma Violets have shared the official video for current single “On The Beach,” taken from their second album Danger In The Club which was released earlier this year on Rough Trade / Remote Control. The clip was shot on East Wittering Beach in West Sussex and is a nod to Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band’s 1968 performance on the beach in Cannes, France.
On the making of the video, Sam Fryer of the band explains: “Our friend, long-term collaborator and creator of the original Best of Friends video Jim Tobias returned to direct the “On The Beach” video for us. We wanted to create something live, simple, intense and low-grade with a summertime feel, but in a very British and overcast way.”
YES! Ratatat’s forthcoming LP Magnifique is exclusively premiering on Rolling Stone Australia today! Have a listen here.
For MagnifiqueRATATAT returns to their core guitar-driven sound, which they spoke to Spin about in-depth recently. Recorded over the course of the last four years in various studios in different locations including Jamaica (the country), upstate New York, Long Island, NY and their home studio in Brooklyn, the explained the lengthily recording process to to Spin: “Because it’s instrumental music, you can’t just be half-assed with the music and then like, ‘Oh someone will sing on this,’” says Mast. “It makes it a bit more of a challenge.”