Following the triumphantly beautiful and gritty first single ‘Change is Everything’, Son Lux are offering another mighty taste from their upcoming fourth album, Bones. The new song, ‘You Don’t Know Me’, features guest vocals from Moses Sumney & Hanna Benn. Here’s what guitarist Rafiq Bhatia said of the track:
“Created in the midst of multiple ongoing struggles for civil rights both in the U.S. and around the world, ‘You Don’t Know Me’ calls out the appropriators of dogma. It’s an open letter to anyone who misuses political and religious philosophies to subjugate and oppress their sisters and brothers.
This track is also a great illustration of the ephemeral collaborative process that birthed this LP. Ryan had bronchitis when he recorded the vocals, which were originally meant to be a placeholder take, but we had to keep them because their rawness serves the song. The drums uncannily mimic Ian’s playing, but were programmed by Ryan. The bassline that anchors the outro came from a single take of me improvising on octave-dropped guitar. We had Moses Sumney stack a million layers of vocals mimicking a part created on a japanese flute synth patch. Hanna Benn arranged and sang the outro choir parts after a phone call touching on Bach chorales and Mariah Carey. And, once we heard the new D’Angelo record, we realized that the track wouldn’t be complete without electric bass from Jack Hill.”
Listen to ‘You Don’t Know Me’ below and grab the album when it drops on June 22nd via Glassnote.
Loyalty, the wondrous third album from The Weather Station, came out a couple of weeks ago. The album’s first single, the delicate and intricate ‘Way It Is, Way It Could Be’, has been paired with a video. Tamara Lindeman, the incredibly talented singer/songwriter, lyricist and multi-instrumentalist behind the project, said this of the video:
“Much like Taylor Swift’s new video, it is not a literal reading of the song, but rather a metaphorical re-imagining of the emotional content.”
The video was filmed in the Niagara region and directed by Iris Fraser. Watch it below.
With June 15th just around the corner, we don’t have to wait much longer for the release of Dream Memory, the third solo album from Chicago’s Ken Camden, due through Kranky.
The album sees the guitar wonder “move into micro-tonal territory to bridge the textural gap between guitar and synthesiser, while examining their inherent differences and qualities”, describes the press release.
Ken Camden had previously shared ‘Curiosity’, the first single from the album. He’s enticing us further with another taste from Dream Memory, the spellbinding album opener ‘Adrenosine’, featuring vocals from Angel Olsen & Emily Elhaj. The track comes with a befitting video, made by Ken Camden himself. Check out both cuts below.
Two years after releasing the enchanting debut album Tricolore, Derbyshire based trio Haiku Salut have announced its follow up. Their upcoming album, Etch And Etch Deep, arrives on July 31st via How Does It Feel To Be Loved?.
“While Tricolore was the sound of a young band working through their influences”, as the press release describes, “Etch And Etch Deep finds the trio melting those influences to create a sound without joins and without hyphens”.
Speaking about the album, here’s what the band’s own Sophie Barkerwood had to say:
“We went to Norway for a show last year where everything was a little overwhelming and humbling. I think it was the mountains that did that. The people that lived in the tiny village had a huge respect for the landscape, weather and nature that we had never really considered. It changed how I viewed the world and the questionable feeling of coping that came along with that. The album title refers to that. There is nobody controlling your future, you take responsibility for yourself. You make your own meaning.”
Ahead of the album’s release, Haiku Salut are enticing us with the first wonderful single ‘Bleak And Beautiful (All Things)’, slated for a June 1st release. Listen to it below.
Earlier this month Waterstrider graced our ears with a brand new track, ‘Frayed’. The quintet have paired the track with an interesting video using pixilation. ‘Frayed’ will be released on June 23rd as part of a compilation from OIM Records. Here’s the video directed by Marta Dymek.
Waterstrider’s debut album Nowhere Now is out now and available to order on their bandcamp.
Southend-on-Sea’s experimental industrial outfit Liberez have announced a new album, All Tense Now Lax. Slated for a July 24th release via Night School Records, the effort is described as “an all-consuming album of frightening power”. All Tense Now Lax sees the band exploring new musical territories “to produce a flawlessly engineered machine that consumes the beholder”. explains the press release. “Salient sonic ingredients swirl around chamber music drone, flowing in to chalky noise rock, and exposed to charged particles of feedback and thrumming currents.”
Ahead of the album’s release, Liberez are offering the first taste in the form of a video for the lead single “Grease The Axles”. Check it out below.