Bibio‘s Silver Wilkinson, released in May, is one of our 15 Album Picks of the year. So we’ve very pleased to learn that the talented British producer and musician is following it up with The Green E.P., a six-track EP featuring the album’s gorgeous track ‘Dye The Water Green’. “I wanted to do a follow up EP with ‘Dye The Water Green’ as it is my favourite track off Silver Wilkinson,” said Bibio. “I also have a lot of music in my archives that would complement the track well”.
The Green E.P. will be released on bottle green 12″ vinyl and digitally on January 27th in the UK/Europe and a day later in North America via Warp.
To get you excited for this release, wrap your ears now around ‘Dye The Water Green’.
Earlier this month, British outfit Adult Jazz have shared their wonderful and enveloping debut single, ‘Springful’. The song is taken from their forthcoming limited edition ‘Am Gone’ / ‘Springful’ 12″, slated for a January 13th release via their own imprint Spare Thought. Head over to their bandcamp to order it.
Now immerse yourself in ‘Springful’.
Everything is New is an international outreach project curated by Scottish arts collective Transgressive North and the charity Scottish Love in Action, featuring and in aid of Dalit “untouchable” children in southeast India. The project, which has been running for seven years, comes in thee parts – two separate albums entitled Sun Choir and Boats, and a 70-minute feature film called Everything is New. Both albums will be released on January 20th and the film will be included with the physical copies of Sun Choir.
Sun Choir is a full-length album of new music composed and recorded by Scottish band Marram with and for the Light Of Love Children’s Choir. The effort features stellar contributors including Jarvis Cocker, Owen Pallett, doseone, White Hinterland and Margaret Bennett.
Boats is a double album featuring 29 exclusive new tracks from Four Tet, Dan Deacon, Bear in Heaven, Califone, Deerhoof, El Guincho, Gang Gang Dance, Lucky Dragons, Julian Lynch, Max Tundra, No Age, The Ruby Suns, Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), and many more. Each artist who contributed to Boats created a new song using samples of the Light of Love Children’s Choir taken from Marram’s Sun Choir.
YACHT is also one of the artists who contributed to the Boats compilation with the track ‘Icarus Complex’. Here’s what Jamie Chambers and Mike Brogan of Transgressive North said about it:
“We LOVE Icarus Complex and are thrilled that YACHT, one of our absolute favourite bands, are part of the Everything is New project. When we first handed out the samples from the Sun Choir album to all our magnificent BOATS contributors, we asked them to make whatever music they wanted, but to think about what the kids might like to hear themselves singing, hinting that the kids like to DANCE…”
‘Icarus Complex’ has just been made available to stream. Listen to it below and watch a video about the Everything is New project straight after.
5 years ago, Norwegian metal stars Ulver invited Sunn O))) to improvise together in a night brightened by the lights of the Aurora Borealis. They recorded three “live in improvisation” pieces and listened to them in the morning. Terrestrials is the fruit of this collaboration blending unusually acoustic metal and drone charming sounds. The album will come out in February 2014 on Southern Lord. Listen below to an excerpt of ‘Eternal Return’, the first taste from the album.
Rocking songstress St. Vincent aka Annie Clark has announced the release of her self-titled fourth album. It follows her 2011′s widely acclaimed solo album Strange Mercy and last year’s collaborative album with David Byrne, Love This Giant.
Recorded in her hometown of Dallas, St. Vincent’s forthcoming effort saw her once again recruiting producer John Congleton.
“I knew the groove needed to be paramount,” said Clark of the album, adding she “wanted to make a party record you could play at a funeral”.
St. Vincent arrives on 24th February via Loma Vista and Universal offshoot Caroline International. Ahead of it, St. Vincent is offering the first electrifying taste of what she’ll be throwing our way. ‘Birth In Reverse’, which you can stream below, is available for free on her website, in exchange for an email. The single will be released on a limited edition gold triangle 7″, also featuring ‘Digital Witness.’
You probably already know that New York based septet Superhuman Happiness won us over a long time ago. Their debut album, Hands, released last March, is one of our Picks of the Year and we’ve been playing it again and again.
Superhuman Happiness have just put out the perfect visual accompaniment to ‘Second Heart’, one of the album’s outstanding and infectious tracks. As director Tatiana McCabe explained, the video for ‘Second Heart’ is based “around a psychedelic exploration of how love, perspective, and choices can color our lives”.
Hands is out now via The Royal Potato Family and Tummy Touch.