TimHecker has revealed details of his latest album, and the first record to be released via 4AD / Remote Control Records. The Canadian composer will release Love Streams, on Friday 8April 2016.
Love Streams takes its cues from the avant-classical orchestration and extreme electronic processing of his previous full-length, 2013’s Virgins, but shaped into more melancholic, ultraviolet hues. Inspired by notions of 15th century choral scores (particularly those by Josquin des Prez), transposed to an artificial intelligence-era language of digital resonance and bright synths, the album was assembled gradually, with layers of studio-tracked keyboards, choir and woodwinds being woven into the mix, then molded and disfigured through complex programming. Like hearing some ancient strain of sacred music corrupted by encryption, Hecker admits to thinking about ideas like “liturgical aesthestics after Yeezus” and the “transcendental voice in the age of auto-tune,” during its creation.
Congrats to our friends Jamie xx, Purity Ring, Alabama Shakes, Ratatat, Grimes, Courtney Barnett and Methyl Ethel who have taken 11 Hottest 100 spots – over 10% of the countdown!
#26 Jamie xx – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (Ft Young Thug/Popcaan)
#31 Jamie xx – Loud Places (Ft Romy)
#43 Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
#52 Ratatat – Cream On Chrome
#65 Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
#71 Grimes – Flesh Without Blood
#75 Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator
#82 Courtney Barnett – Depreston
#87 Purity Ring – Begin Again
#95 Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
#97 Methyl Ethel – Twilight Driving
Our friends Alabama Shakes have been nominated for: Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album, Producer of the Year! Jamie xx has been nominated for Best Electronic Album and Courtney Barnett has been nominated for Best New Artist!
Watch the videos from their critically acclaimed albums below:
Melbourne group Dorsal Fins are back with a new clip for dance floor favourite ‘Heart On The Floor’ premiered via triple j’s Home & Hosed.
Watch the video of the band having a jam to the ridiculously catchy tune below:
Catch the band play at Northcote Social Club on Friday 8 January and at Summer of Soul on Saturday 9 January. Ticket details here
Created by Liam McGorry (Saskwatch / Eagle and the Worm) as an excuse to work with his best buds on something new, Dorsal Fins were born after a week of 40+ degree days in the studio, experimenting and collaborating as they went along.
NYC’s The Prettiots (Kay Kasparhauser and Lulu Prat) will release their debut album, Funs Cool, on Friday 5th February 2016 via Rough Trade / Remote Control Records.
They recorded a Rough Trade session in Brighton UK – check out new track ’18 Wheeler’ as well as their totally refashioned take on The Strokes’ ‘Someday’ via the images below.
Packed with catchy melodies, memorable hooks and heart on the sleeve lyrics, Funs Cool acts as a thoughtful, funny, and catchy-as-hell state of the union address from young women living in a big city and watching life unfurl in fits and starts before them.
Funs Cool comes hot on the heels of their recent rapturously received first UK shows in November, and recent single, ‘Stabler,’ at once an ode to Elliot Stabler, the detective with a heart of gold from NBC’s Law & Order series, and a wistful examination of idealism in romantic relationships.
Comprising a book, album and short film, A New Place 2 Drown is a new multidisciplinary body of work from brothers Jack and Archy Marshall (King Krule.)
A New Place 2 Drown delves even deeper into the brother’s artistic work, drawing further from Jack’s discipline as a visual artist and Archy’s as a musician, to create something inimitable and entirely unique as a result.
A New Place To Drown will be published as a 250-page book plys includes stunning 37-minute, 12-song soundtrack of brand new music from Archy Marshall, released on True Panther Sounds / Remote Control Records. While intended as an absolutely essential companion piece to the book, the soundtrack showcases a different side to Archy’s musical craft, highlighting more evolved electronic production colored with Archy’s poetic verse delivered in his distinct baritone.
Finally, the entire project is then tied together by a short film by Will Robson Scott, which incorporates elements of both the book and the soundtrack to brilliant effect. View the trailer for the film and visit the website to hear tracks from the soundtrack now. Watch the official trailer below!