After «Thor’s Stone» (a month ago) we get to hear another (absolutely fantastic) new track by Liverpool’s Matthew Barnes aka Forest Swords. This time the song comes together with a short description that makes us really happy:
«Debut album Engravings out Aug 26 2013 through Tri Angle Records.»
There haven’t been too much new posts on this blog lately – not for a reason: While one half of guerolitomusic is traveling around in the States for a couple of weeks, I am enjoying the summer here in Switzerland and counting down the last days until I go north (to Scandinavia) for a while. This short ‘summer break’ is not going to take too long though – so stay tuned!
Meanwhile I’d like to present you three songs from some of the jazz LP’s and singles I more and more find myself buying lately.
This may be the start of a small series about jazz, funk and world music in general here on the blog. Let’s see.
Hope you enjoy!
Streaming only I’m afraid:
Dave Brubeck: All the Things You Are Concert: At The College Of The Pacific (7″, Porunswick, 1953)
Azymuth: Jazz Carnival (12″, Milestone, 1979)
Jimmy Woods Sextet: Coming Home Conflict (LP, Contemporary Records, 2003)
You wouldn’t talk about Sampha as a newcomer. The 24-year-old R&B singer/producer from London is quite well-known after his various (and great) collaborations with artists like SBTRKT (2010), Jessie Ware (2011) or Drake. But in fact, he has not really put out any of his solo material so far, except an EP called Sundaza (on Young Turks) back in 2010.
Luckily this will change in 2013: In a new «rising» article on Pitchfork Sampha announces Dual, a forthcoming EP on Young Turks (out July 29), together with a first track off it: «Without». Sounds fantastic.
If you have seen the music video for Ducktails’ «Hamilton Road» or if you are the (proud) owner of Real Estate’s Days LP you might recognize the house with the characteristic bird stickers on the windows and the beautiful backyard that appears in this new music video by Matt Mondanile and his bandmates. Seems to be quite an important place for all of these guys. The video – directed by Charles Poekel – features the band, Martin Courtney, Alex Bleeker, badminton, domino and much more.
«Under Cover» comes off The Flower Lane, Ducktails’ latest release on Domino Records.
By the way: Ducktails will soon be in Europe again. There are two shows in Switzerland we can definitely recommend:
During the last couple of days, while enjoying a 4-day-weekend with slightly depressing weather here in Switzerland, I’ve been returning and returning to NNA Tapes’ Soundcloud page. The reason is/was this wonderfully smooth new «wierdo» pop tune by Vermont’s Ryan Power, which will be released as part of his upcoming new album Identity Picks (available June 25th). Give it a listen!
Berne’s Silver Firs are longtime-favorites of ours as you can see here or here or here or in many of our play- and year-end-lists. Soonish we get to hear new material by the band: A new EP is on its way and should be ‘out soon’ on Oh, Sister Records as this recently released promo video tells us.
Sounds promising! We are looking forward to new ‘forest music’ (that’s how they sometimes use to describe their music) from one of Switzerland’s most forward-thinking outfits…
Mac DeMarco celebrates his birthday (he turned 23 today) with the release of another video for a song off his latest album 2: «My Kind of Woman». In it, the Canadian ‘slacker’, who is on tour all over Europe right now, turns into… well, someone else. Check it out by yourself in the player above.