I don't think I'm hosting a 2016 collaborative playlist.
Here's the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vwkgfn5y5j...To%20Stray.mp3
I hope this finds you well. We have a few announcements for you.
First of all, we are delighted to divulge that our new album, entitled 'Cold Spring Fault Less Youth', is due for release on May 27th 2013 on Warp Records. Releasing new material is long overdue, finally having this second album all wrapped up and ready to go is a fantastic feeling. We were both delighted that our new track 'Made to Stray' was played by Ben UFO on Rinse.FM recently, and a big thanks for all the positive messages we've been sent about it.
You can now download the track for free direct from us here for the rest of this week.
Over the coming months, we have a great number of shows planned. After some across Europe in May we are back out in the US and Canada for a month-long tour from the end of May, before flying back to Europe for a series of festival slots over the summer (see info on all shows below). There will be further live announcements coming soon, including news of an Asia/Australasia and full European tours in the Autumn.
Hope to see as many of you as possible over the next year or so.
Thanks for your continued support.
All the best,
Dom and Kai.
Inter Arma's 'Sky Burial' is insanely awesome. It's a record that leaves me feeling completely used up and mentally drained, but I can't take my focus off of it for one second. There are moments of pure beauty that sit well against the largely brutal nature of most of the record. There is an instrumental suite in the front half called "The Long Road Home" that progresses from lush acoustic guitars to soaring solos ripping at the skies for about six triumphant minutes. I haven't taken to a metal record this quickly or fully in a long time.
New Cold War Kids album is the worst one yet, save yourself now
Not sure if anyone listens to Kid Cudi but the tracklisting from Indicud was released today.
1. The Resurrection Of Scott Mescudi
3. Just What I Am f/ King Chip
4. Young Lady f/ Father John Misty
5. King Wizard
7. Solo Dolo Part II f/ Kendrick Lamar
8. Girls f/ Too Short
9. New York City Rage Fest
10. Red Eye f/ Haim
11. Mad Solar
12. Beez f/ RZA
13. Brothers f/ King Chip & A$AP Rocky
14. Burn Baby Burn
15. Lord Of The Sad And Lonely
16. Cold Blooded
17. Afterwards (Bring Yo Friends) f/ Michael Bolton & King Chip
18. The Flight Of The Moon Man
Finally a Michael Bolton/Kid Cudi track.
I always read his name as Kid Cuddly
Sasha's new Involv3r is pretty good.
I'd do suprefan.
White Fence's new one is wonderful. In a time where psychedelic music doesn't tend to veer too far away from fuzz and reverb, this is a psychedelic record in the truly classic sense of the word. Some pretty overt early VU sounding stuff, as well as early Pink Floyd. I've heard a good amount of his music before, but unlike the others this one really hooked me on the first listen.
Yup it sounds like any other Alkaline Trio record, but I did enjoy this new one. Got some deeper meaning to it.
I listened to quite a few current albums today:
Girls Names - The New Life: Kind of reminded me of DIIV's album from last year, in that it's a decent album but sounds really same-y after awhile (and, like that album, I'm sure the material comes off much better live). That being said, the 7+ minute closing track is amazing and is one of the best songs I've heard all year.
Wavves - Afraid of Heights: Very surprised how much I enjoyed this one. I strongly disliked his last album, but this one is much better. Some really fun, loud distorted tracks.
Purling Hiss - Water on Mars: Far stronger songwriting this time around from these guys, but aside from a few tracks they pretty much abandoned the noisy recklessness that they did so well on their last album in favor of poppier, more straight forward singer-songwriter tunes.
Doldrums - Lesser Evil. This album is really all over the place, but when it works it really works. Pretty interesting sound overall.
I should go back and listen to that. I was so anti-Wavves after King of the Beach that I never listened to that EP.