SIGUR ROS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + VIDEO

Sigur Rós will release their new album Kveikur in Australia on Friday 14 June via XL Recordings / Remote Control.

To mark the news, the band revealed new song ‘Brennisteinn’, the first track to be taken from Kveikur which was self-produced by the three members of Sigur Rós: Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason.

The song is accompanied by an Andrew Huang directed video. As fans who’ve heard new songs performed on the band’s current tour will testify, ‘Brennisteinn’ marks a shift towards a more direct, aggressive sound on the new record.

Watch the video for ‘Brennisteinn’ below.

To further celebrate the announcement, Sigur Rós premiered the title track from their upcoming album on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday night.

Watch Sigur Rós perform ‘Kveikur’ on Jimmy Fallon below.

Kveikur track list:
1. Brennisteinn
2. Hrafntinna
3. Isjaki
4. Yfirbord
5. Stormur
6. Kveikur
7. Rafstraumur
8. Bláprádur
9. Var

Sigur Rós Kveikur is out Friday 14 June 2013 via XL Recordings / Remote Control.

LISTEN: VAMPIRE WEEKEND ‘DIANE YOUNG’

Vampire Weekend are pleased to share two wildly different but equally significant songs from their forthcoming album today: ‘Diane Young’ and ‘Step’.

‘Diane Young’ is the first single lifted off their third record Modern Vampires Of The City which will be released Friday May 3rd via XL Recordings / Remote Control.

Listen to ‘Step’ below.

Modern Vampires Of The City track listing:

1. Obvious Bicycle

2. Unbelievers

3. Step

4. Diane Young

5. Don’t Lie

6. Hannah Hunt

7. Everlasting Arms

8. Finger Back

9. Worship You

10. Ya Hey

11. Hudson

12. Young Lion

Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City is released Friday 3rd May via XL Recordings / Remote Control.

THE HORRORS ‘HIGHER’

The Horrors release a very special, limited edition, deluxe boxed set of the singles and videos from Skying, available digitally now followed by a physical release in March 2013. The set includes covers, re-workings and remixes from Andrew Weatherall, Seahawks, Connan Mockasin and more.

“We were driving through the deserts of California when we hatched the plan to release a boxed set of the singles from Skying, unaware that it would balloon into the monster that it did. We started off small, just one version per single. However, through chance encounters and wanting to involve more people whose music excited us, the box soon grew into an impressive collection of sonic tapestries and hypnotic grooves and it became apparent that this was no longer about the singles. It was now about this new music which had used the different elements of Skying as a springboard to other ideas. We encouraged everyone involved to be as obtuse as possible, to get as far away from the original source material as they could. The results are stunning, and I think it’s just a shame we couldn’t have done more.” – Tom Furse, The Horrors

The box set features an eclectic collection of musicians, DJs and producers from widely contrasting genres but all fans and friends of The Horrors:- Connan Mockasin, Seahawks, Andrew Weatherall, Blanck Mass, Peaking Lights, Cherrystones, Chris Watson, Daniel Avery, JTC and Andy Blake.

“One of the pleasures of remixing is seeing how other people construct their music. Re-arranging the bricks in The Horrors wall of sound was a particular joy.” – Andrew Weatherall

“It was an honour to create these remixes and they’re probably the most enjoyable we’ve ever done. Having parts from the entire album to work with was an amazing luxury. To choose from the myriad sounds that spilled out from the folders was like walking into a psychedelic sweet shop with all the flavours of the universe on display.” - Pete Fowler, Seahawks

Amongst the collection’s many diverse interpretations is Chris Watson’s reworking of ‘Dive In’. Watson, one of the world’s leading sound recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena and founder of post punk outfit Cabaret Voltaire, describes the field recordings he included in his intriguing mix:

“I used Weddell seals singing at the intro recorded under the Antartic sea ice. The rhythms of the Humbolt current around the Galapagos Islands recorded with DPA hydrophones. Singing grey seals recorded out on the Farne Islands, Northumberland and the processed voices of Orca, killer whales, recorded in the sea of Norway.”

The images that make up the cover and boxed set package were created by celebrated young artist Leif Podhajsky who has previously artworked releases by Lykke Li, Tame Impala and Grimes.

 

Stream Higher below

‘Higher’

Limited Edition Boxed Set

12″ Vinyl One

A1. Still Life

A2. Still Life                                (Connan Mockasin Remix)

 

B1. Still Live                               (Still Living Still Giving Cherrystones Remix)

B2. Dive In                                 (The Pressure Ridges) – Chris Watson Remix

12″ Vinyl Two

A1. I Can See Through You

A2. Monica Gems                       (Daniel Avery Remix)

 

B1. I Can See Through You          (Blanck Mass Remix)

12″ Vinyl Three

A1. Changing The Rain

A2. You Said                              (Peaking Lights Dub U Mix)

 

B1. Comes In Waves                  (Seahawks Skying Suite)

 

12″ Vinyl Four

A1. Moving Further Away                        (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

 

B1. Moving Further Away                        (Andy Blake World Unknown Mix)

 

CD One

1. I Can See Through You                        (Blanck Mass Remix)

2. Monica Gems                                     (Daniel Avery Remix)

3. Still Life                                               (Connan Mockasin Remix)

4. You Said                                            (Peaking Lights Dub U Mix)

5. Still Live                                              (Still Living Still Giving Cherrystones Remix)

6. Moving Further Away                         (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

 

CD Two

1. Comes In Waves                     (Seahawks Skying Suite)

2. Moving Further Away               (Andy Blake World Unknown Mix)

3. Dive In                                     (The Pressure Ridges)

4. You Said                                  (JTC Remix)

5. Wild Eyed                                (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

6. Moving Into Blue                      (Seahawks Skying Suite)

 

DVD

Still Life Video                               (Directed by Oliver Murray)

I Can See Through You                (Directed by White Rabbit)

Changing The Rain                       (Directed by Pete Fowler)

ATOMS FOR PEACE ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘AMOK’

Thom Yorke has just announced full details of Atoms For Peace’s debut album via www.radiohead.com/deadairspace with the following post:

“So finally I can tell you the Atoms for Peace record is coming out on the 22nd February, it’s called Amok.

The front will look like theez..

The tracks are:

Before Your Very Eyes
Default
Ingenue
Dropped
Unless
Stuck Together Pieces
Judge Jury Executioner
Reverse Running
Amok

We put something new on the website for you to stare at etc for a while here.. www.atomsforpeace.info
It’s a while to wait I know so I’m sure some other things will occur before then.

Atoms for Peace members of staff:

Me – Vocals, Keyboards, Programming and Guitars
Nigel Godrich – Production & Programming
Joey Waronker – Drums
Mauro Refesco – Percussion
Flea – Bass

We formed to learn to play The Eraser record, If you don’t know that, and discovered a really good energy doing tha t.. and it fell into this record.

I’m still reeling from being on tour for much of the year but we are planning to get together and play etc next year! We’re figuring all that out right now.

Atoms is a ongoing and open ended project, where it leads i know not for certain …. which is what is nice about it.”

Amok will be available on CD, Deluxe CD, LP, Deluxe LP and download, and will feature artwork from long-time collaborator Stanley Donwood.

Atoms For Peace Amok will be released on 22 February 2013 via XL Recordings / Remote Control.