London based multi-instrumentalist Tom Vek has announced the release of his third solo album, Luck. The good news comes paired with the first groovy single ‘Sherman (Animals in the Jungle)’. Give it a listen below and grab your Luck when it comes out on June 9th via Moshi Moshi.
May 13th will see the release of TOBACCO‘s third solo album Ultima II Massage. Thomas Fec, the prolific man behind the project, who also shares frontman duties on Black Moth Super Rainbow, explores further his very own weird and enchanting sounds. As the press release describes, “each disparate track damaged to the point of contributing to some sort of greater, lurching Frankenstein-like state”. Speaking about his approach to the album, TOBACCO said he “wanted to push each song just enough, so that even when the album’s at its wildest, it’s something you can zone out to.” He added, “It feels like a definitive end to a concept I’ve been trying to perfect forever. Maniac Meat was linear. This time I wanted to do a lot of different things and have them come together as one meditative piece. At least for myself.”
To whet our appetite, TOBACCO shared last week one of the tracks off Ultima II Massage, the ace ‘Streaker’ featuring Notrabel. Listen to it below.
Pre-order TOBACCO’s Ultima II Massage now via Ghostly.
Adam Schatz’s latest and main project Landlady had already announced a second album and teased it with the first taste ‘Above My Ground’. The upcoming album, Upright Behavior, has now been confirmed for a July 15th release via Hometapes. To keep us excited, the quintet have shared another cut from the album, the wonderful ‘The Globe’. Give it a listen now.
San Francisco psych rockers Sleepy Sun have unveiled an accompanying video for ‘Galaxy Punk’, lifted from their recently released album Maui Tears. Gerson Aguerri directs. Watch it below.
Maui Tears is out now via Dine Alone Records.
We won’t have to wait much longer for Ought‘s debut album to arrive. More Than Any Other Day is slated for an April 29th release via Constellation. After sharing the first taste, ‘The Weather Song’, back in February, the Montreal based post-punk quartet have recently offered another excellent cut off it, ‘Habit’. Here it is.
Luke Abbott has recently announced the follow-up to his 2010 debut album Holkham Drones. The upcoming album is called Wysing Forest, taking its name from the Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridgeshire. This is where Abbott recorded the effort, which was initially the fruition of a residency project lasting six weeks. Wysing Forest is mostly made up of live recordings, as Abbott explained. “Some were recorded at a performance at Wysing in front of a very small audience and some were recorded in a temporary studio I had setup during my residency”. With an emphasis on improvisation, he added that “a lot of what has ended up on the record was originally recorded as first-takes or sketches of ideas.”
‘Amphis’, an epic 12-minute track, is the first taste to be let loose. Listen to it now and watch out for the release of Wysing Forest on June 23rd via Border Community