GoGo Penguin released an outstanding second album earlier this year, v2.0, which gained them a nomination for this year’s Mercury Prize. In celebration of this nomination, the tremendously talented trio have just released a Deluxe digital edition of v2.0 featuring three brand new tracks recorded during the original album sessions. We had already heard one of these new tracks, the glorious ‘Break‘. With only one week to go for the Mercury Prize ceremony to take place, and to keep us excited, GoGo Penguin are offering a beautiful animated video for another new track, the gentle and majestic ‘Wash’. The video is by Antony Barkworth-Knight. Here it is.
San Francisco based collective SFJAZZ Collective have been performing and crafting marvellous jazz compositions for a decade now. Currently comprising alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Obed Calvaire, the collective are celebrating their tenth anniversary with a new album, SFJAZZ Collective: 10. The album, set to be released tomorrow, was recorded live during the SFJAZZ Collective’s four-night residency on the SFJAZZ Center’s Robert N. Miner Auditorium stage a year ago. Known for their unique approach to musical creation, that sees the eight members arrange a composition by a modern jazz master as well as writing new pieces each year, SFJAZZ Collective: 10 “highlights the best of the SFJAZZ Collective, from the fresh arrangements of the music of Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Stevie Wonder, to their own stimulating compositions”, as the press release describes.
To get us enticed, SFJAZZ Collective have shared Eric Harland’s ‘Union’. Listen to it below.
Head over here to grab SFJAZZ Collective: 10.
After releasing one of our Album Picks of 2013 with the debut Hands, New York based septet Superhuman Happiness had us craving for new material. The wait is finally over. They have unveiled a brand new song, ‘Catch A Break’, featuring vocalist Andrea Diaz and produced by Sam Cohen. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more. Now listen to ‘Catch A Break’.
Eva Puyuelo and Lori Scacco, based out of Barcelona and New York, make up Storms. The pair released their debut album, Lay Your Sea Coat Aside, in 2010 and back then, Spanish director Martín Allais took interest in the album’s closing track ‘Para Lole’ and its lyrics “todo es de colores” meaning “everything is colorful”. As the band explains, “the record came out and much time had passed, so we decided to write something new centered around those words – a collaboration with Martín and designer Martin Lorenz in which both video and song were created simultaneously and responded to each other along the way. We thought about rock candy. We thought about Charles & Ray Eames. We thought about turning picnic blankets into galaxies.” ‘Colores (Para Lole Pt. 2)’ is the fruit of this project, a beguiling audio visual effort alluding to Cornelius and Juana Molina. Storms have just released it as a limited edition 7″ single, and it comes backed with a b-side remix of the song ‘Para Lole’ by patten. Now enjoy the video for ‘Colores (Para Lole Pt. 2)’.
TV On The Radio have been working on their fifth album, Seeds, and ahead of its release this Autumn, they are offering the new single ‘Careful You’. It comes with a visual accompaniment and you can watch it below.
Seeds is out November 18th via Harvest.
Deerhoof are gearing up to release their twelfth studio album, La Isla Bonita, next month. On the run up to it, they have already shared ‘Paradise Girls‘ and ‘Exit Only‘ and now they are teasing the album further with a new cut off it, ‘Last Fad’. Take a listen now.
La Isla Bonita drops on November 3rd in the UK/Europe via Upset the Rhythm and November 4th in North America via Polyvinyl.