Last week saw the release of Christina Vantzou‘s second album, Nº2, via Kranky. The Brussels based composer, who is also an acclaimed filmmaker, has just unveiled a befittingly stunning self-directed video for the album’s sublime single ‘Going backwards to recover that which was left Behind’. Watch it beneath.
At the end of last year, Bristolian quartet Get The Blessing instantly conquered our ears and hearts with ‘Quiet’, the first single lifted from their debut album Lope & Antilope. They have just unleashed a quirky video to accompany the single. Watch it now.
Lope & Antilope is out now via Naim Jazz.
To coincide with her birthday today, tUnE-yArDs‘ Merrill Garbus has shared other news well worth celebrating – the band’s third full-length album entitled Nikki Nack. It follows tUnE-yArDs’ outstanding and widely acclaimed 2011′s W H O K I L L and it will hit stores on May 6th via 4AD.
To spice things up, Garbus is offering a taste of Nikki Nack in the form of a two-and-a-half-minute mash-up, the ‘Nikki Nack MegaMix’, featuring several songs from the album.
In other related jubilant news, and in support of the upcoming album, tUnE-yArDs have also announced a number of live dates, both in the US and Europe, with a stop in London on May 12th at Village Underground.
Now listen to the ‘Nikki Nack MegaMix’.
Earlier this month, Californian quintet Gardens & Villa dropped an accompanying video for the single ‘Bullet Train’, off their somophore album Dunes. They have just unveiled another visual clip for ‘Colony Glen’, also taken from the same album. Hans Lo directs.Watch it now.
Dunes is out now via Secretly Canadian.
Here’s the video that accompanies ‘Gallant Foxes’, the excellent first single from record producer, songwriter, film score composer and musician Davidge aka Neil Davidge’s upcoming debut album, Slo Light.
Over nearly the last two decades, the man has contributed and worked as co-writer and producer on several albums from bands and artists that include Massive Attack, David Bowie, Snoop Dog, Damon Albarn, Primal Scream and Mos Def.
For his debut album, Davidge invited a number of guests to collaborate on different tracks, including ‘Gallant Foxes’ which features vocals from Cate le Bon. Watch the video below and watch out for the album release on March 24th via The End Records.
After releasing their third album, Alex Hotel, in 2013, Groningen, Netherlands based band Sexton Creeps spent the rest of the year reinventing themselves and working on a follow-up effort. Their new album, Lesbian Skies, has just been announced and is slated for a March 7th release via Geertruida.
Drawing influences from pop to psychedelia to rock and blues, for the new album Sexton Creeps ventured into exploring the boundaries of pop music, as the press release explains. “This all resulted in something more solidly structured than before, but without having to compromise the edges of their ‘own’ Sexton Creepish sound”.
The mighty and hypnotic track ‘Jazz’ is the first single lifted from the upcoming Lesbian Skies. The track comes with an accompanying stop motion video, made by the band’s own organ player Martine Rademakers. Here it is.