New York’s Ratking have released their debut album ‘So It Goes’ after a tremendously busy 2013 that saw the band play shows with acts as diverse as GZA, Trash Talk and Death Grips.
In addition to touring and recording, the band also collaborated with filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos.
The band’s sonic pallette draws from a chaotic world of genres including reggae and jazz. The album’s organized noise, robotic hi hats and incredible samples including Dipset and Sanchez samples make for a love/hate letter to NYC and rap itself.
The album features guest King Krule on first single “So Sick Stories”. Watch the video here:
Ratking - So It Goes
3. Snow Beach
4. So Sick Stories (ft. King Krule)
5. Remove Ya
7. So It Goes
8. Puerto Rican Judo (ft. Wavy Spice)
10. Bug Fights 11. Take (ft. Salomon Faye
So It Goes is out now via Hot Charity / Remote Control
(Seasons) We’ve been waiting on THIS DAY! Future Islands have released their new album ‘Singles’ today!
The trio have already had a whirlwind 2014. They absolutely tore Late Show with David Letterman, killed it at SXSW and were award the 2014 Grulke prize for Developing US Act.
Now its time to hear what the dang fuss is all about!
Watch the Letterman performance here:
Future Islands – Singles
1. Seasons (Waiting On You)
3. Sun In The Morning
5. Back In The Tall Grass
6. A Song For Our Grandfathers
7. Light House
8. Like The Moon
9. Fall From Grace
10. A Dream Of You And Me
Future Islands - Singles is out now via 4AD / Remote Control.
Saskwatch headed into the Triple J studios to perform a cover of their choice on ‘Like A Version’. The result was Jagwar Ma’s track ‘Let Her Go’. The version is the perfect start to the morning. The live horns add an extra level of good vibes.
You can also watch Saskwatch perform ‘Born To Break Your Heart’ off their forthcoming LP Nose Dive on Triple J here
Saskwatch – ‘Nose Dive’ is out Friday 11 April via Northside Records / Remote Control.
Sourdough lover, expert traveller and all round LEGEND Teeth & Tongue will be releasing ‘Grids’ tomorrow. ‘Grids’ is the follow up to 2011′s Tambourine.
In celebration, read and listen to the following to get hyped:
Tommorrow is an exciting day in the world of Teeth & Tongue. Tommorrow is the release of the new album ‘Grids’.
Read about 5 things that inspired the album via Faster Louderhere.
Listen to ‘Grids’ in full via The Music.com.auhere.
Read why this playlist Jess put together for Pagesdigital is called “Top 5 Songs to Drive To Point Cook to Pick Up Replacement Tent Poles To” here.
Grids will be released via Dot Dash / Remote Control March 20th
The band will be releasing their new album ‘Glass Boys’ on Friday the 30th of May. A deluxe vinyl version of the album will be available exclusively through independent record stores and the Matador Store. You can listen to the first track ‘Paper The House’ to get in the mood here:
FUCKED UP - GLASS BOYS
1. Echo Boomer
2. Touch Stone
3. Sun Glass
4. The Art Of Patrons
5. Warm Change
6. Paper The House
8. Led By Hand
9. The Great Divide
10. Glass Boys
Fucked Up - Glass Boys is out Friday 30 May via Matador Records / Remote Control
Due out May 2nd, Nikki Nack - the third album from tUnE-yArDs - was first announced when Merrill Garbus celebrated her birthday by posting a ‘MegaMix’ of album tracks online. Delighting fans, she’s teased everyone long enough and is now ready to reveal more album details.
Experiences in her time off between albums proved to be influential in its songwriting process; a life-affirming trip to Haiti, her upbringing, and finally catching up with 80s kid’s TV programme Pee Wee’s Playhouse some 25 years since its first broadcast were all topics at the forefront of Merrill’s mind that helped to shape and colour the record.
Eager to never stand still, Merrill enlisted producers Malay (Frank Ocean, Alicia Keys, Big Boi) and John Hill (Rihanna, Shakira, M.I.A).
The first track to be heard from the album, ‘Water Fountain’, received its premiere on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music radio show and can now be heard streaming from Merrill’s website, www.tuneyards.com.
tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack
1. Find A New Way
2. Water Fountain
3. Time Of Dark
4. Real Thing
5. Look Around
6. Hey Life
8. Why Do We Dine On The Tots?
9. Stop That Man
10. Wait For A Minute
11. Left Behind
12. Rocking Chair
tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack is out Friday 2nd May via 4AD / Remote Control.