Stolen Youth, the new EP from Roots Manuva, drops in less than 2 weeks. We already heard the insanely good ‘Facety 2:11′, produced by Four Tet. Now the British rapper/producer is offering the B-side ‘Like a Drum’, produced by Machinedrum. Listen to it below and grab the EP when it’s out on May 4th via Ninja Tune/Big Dada.
Eric Chenaux has unveiled a video for the utterly gorgeous ‘Poor Time’, directed by Eric Cazdyn. The track is taken from his divine album Skullsplitter, released recently via Constellation. Here it is.
In other related good news, the experimental guitar virtuoso and songwriter with a voice of gold is returning to the UK in late May, for a string of special intimate shows. Check all his stops below and don’t miss the chance to see Chenaux’s majestic and enveloping songcraft come to life.
Captain of None, the new album from Colleen, came out earlier this month via Thrill Jockey. We fell head over heels for the album when we first heard the marvellous and enveloping title track. The French multi-instrumentalist and composer is now offering a video to accompany ‘Captain of None’, directed by Naoko Tanaka. Watch it below.
Petrels, the solo project of London based musician and illustrator Oliver Barrett (Bleeding Heart Narrative) has announced the release of his fourth album, Flailing Tomb. The effort is due out in late May via Denovali. Flailing Tomb draws from a wide palette of influences and sources as the press release describes, quoting “Ursula K. Le Guin’s speculative fiction, Indian-Celtic connections, self-mummification, Jude The Apostle (patron saint of lost causes), and Jean-Luc Godard’s seminal sci-fi masterpiece, Alphaville, weaving all this and more into six intricately-layered parts – at once forthright and ambiguous.”
‘Orpheus’ is the first track to emerge from the album and it features lead vocals from Never Sol and choir vocals from Helen Mead, Holly Stead, Jemima Headey, Sarah Kaldor, and Sarah Wayman. Stream it below.
Haley Fohr has announced the release of a new album under her moniker Circuit des Yeux. Entitled In Plain Speech, the album is due out on May 18th and it will be her first release on Thrill Jockey. In Plain Speech is a more collaborative affair than her previous works, and saw Fohr invite some musicians from the Chicago music community, including Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas), Whitney Johnson (Verma), Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas), Adam Luksetich (Little Scream), and Kathleen Baird (Spires That In The Sunset Rise).
“These new songs were composed after a move to a collective living space, giving Fohr an opportunity to break free of the isolation that informed her previous albums”, describes the album’s blurb. “Fohr brought her community, literally, to the recording”.
‘Fantasize the Scene’ is the first single lifted from In Plain Speech, a stunning cut, both dark and gentle, showcasing Fohr’s powerful baritone voice. Take a listen to ‘Fantasize the Scene’ below and check out the album’s trailer straight after.
We’re only a couple of weeks away from the release of Never were the way she was, Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld’s much anticipated collaborative album. The effort will see the light of day on April 28th via Constellation. To keep us excited, the pair have just unveiled a video for a glorious new track off the album, ‘The rest of us’. Watch the video below, directed by Dan Huiting.