Mixtape #65

Derbyshire based trio Haiku Salut conquered our ears with their sweet and quirky melodies and arrangements, crafted mostly using accordions, pianos, glockenspiels and ukuleles. Made up of Gemma and Sophie Barkerwood and Louise Croft, the band's two albums, Tricolore and Etch and Etch Deep, display their inventiveness and opens a window onto their unique and magical musical world, part folk, part classical and tinged with electronic influences. So we're thrilled to bits to start September with a marvellous mix of tracks picked by the band!


WHY? share first taste from upcoming fifth full-length album

Cincinnati’s indie rappers WHY? are set to release Mumps, etc, the follow up to their 2009’s album Eskimo Snow.

Mumps, etc will hit stores on October 8th in Europe via City Slang and a day later in the US via Anticon.

The trio’s forthcoming full-length is described by the press release as “a meticulous work of morbid fascination and offbeat romanticism to easily rival the highlights of WHY?’s incendiary back catalogue”.

Ahead of the new album, WHY? released a six-track EP entitled Sod in the Seed, a couple of weeks ago. You can stream it in its entirety here.

To celebrate the new release, WHY? have just embarked on a huge North-American and European tour. You can check all the dates here.

The first taste from Mumps, etc is the brilliant opening track  ‘Jonathan’s Hope’. Listen to it below.