In addition to sharing a free stream of ‘LORD’, Young Fathers also unveiled the dates of their 2018 tour of the UK;
20/03/18 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
21/03/18 – Roundhouse, London
22/03/18 – Trinity Centre, Bristol
23/03/18 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
24/03/18 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Sammy Bananas has offered a free stream of ‘Glitcha Glitcha’, featuring BOSCO and LaDonnis.
The track follows Sammy producing ‘Castles’ from BOSCO’s b. project. It finds him taking things down a notch following his last single ’21’.
The Holy Gasp have shared a free stream of ‘Beat Wave’ from their forthcoming album, due out in early 2018, title and release date TBA.
The track features 17 notable Toronto musicians including Karen Ng (Andy Shauf), Jessica Upton-Crowe (Beliefs), Nixon Boyd (Hollerado).
It’s the first song from the new album as well as the first that frontman Benjamin Hackman wrote after his divorce.
Hackman had this to say in an e-mail;
When my wife and I split up, I needed to make an extreme lifestyle change. I moved out to Toronto Island and started work on a new record. I started with ‘Beat Wave’. I was real depressed at the time. And real lonely, too. Most days I couldn’t get out of bed. I’d lay there on my stinked-up sheets, weeping… wishing for my old life back… They were dark days indeed. I needed to write it out, to laugh at myself, and to take the edge off and find a way to cheer myself up. Divorce shocks the system bad, you know. It makes you ask a whole lotta questions about how you’re gonna live your life and who you’re gonna be in your post-married world. You set out to build a future with someone, and when you call it quits on a marriage, you call it quits on that future too. So you gotta rewrite yourself entirely. Sebastian was real supportive. He just kept saying, “Write it out… make it as big as you need to… I’ll figure out how to arrange it.” I don’t know if he realized how big I was actually gonna make it when I finally sang him Beat Wave, but he was true to his word. He found a place and a reason for every instrument on the track, and somehow got a giant chambre ensemble to play punk rock. That’s real funny when you stop and think about it–like Bugs-Bunny-in-tails kinda funny. In the great tradition of The Holy Gasp, no one can ever agree on what to call what we’ve created. I’ve been calling it big band punk. But orchestral hardcore might be more accurate. I don’t really know. Word on the street is if you play the track in reverse it gives you step by step instructions on how to brew your own kombucha. That may or may not be true.
Locust Toybox, aka David Firth, best known for his work on the animated Web series Salad Fingers, has shared a free stream of ‘Saptiro’ from his album Dreamscapes, out now on Brainfeeder.
Firth is a friend of label founder Flying Lotus and shared his works ‘Cream’ and ‘Umbilical World’ via Brainfeeder Films. He also worked with Flying Lotus on his feature film Kuso.
“I really wanted the misty bleakness of Northern England to come across”, he said in a statement. “It’s an exploration of spacious areas, of descending into comforting madness, of being submerged under miles of water, surprised you are still able to breathe”.
“I think almost every track has been used in my cartoons and videos somewhere”, he added. “It isn’t a soundtrack album, it’s more of a best of the last 3 years of my atmospheric output.”
“I incorporated a lot of field recordings that I made in my local surroundings,” he continued. “I live on quite a noisy street so sometimes I just hang a mic out of the window and record the youths and drug dealers. I sometimes worry they’ll see the mic and think I’m gathering evidence.”
Jade the Moon drew equal inspiration from life on the road and the Quentin Tarantino movie 4 Rooms for the track ‘Hotels’.
The band had the movie playing silently in the studio while they were recording the track.
They’ve offered a free stream of the track ahead of the release of their album 11:11, out in early 2018, date TBA. Jade the Moon described the album as being “musical photographs.”
“A moment in time turned dance party, true story turned love song, a daydream turned erie alt pop lullaby. We hope to take the audience on an emotional roller coaster, these new songs truly reflect our stories. Although very personal and coming from very different places, our collective experiences feel somewhat universal,” the band said in a statement.
Catch Jade the Moon in Toronto on November 15 with Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at The Mod Club.
Austin synth-pop quartet S U R V I V E have shared Justin Broadrick‘s (Godflesh, Jesu, Techno Animal) remix of their track ‘Other’.
It’s taken from their forthcoming four-track EP RR7387, out on November 3 on Relapse Records. The band also shared a free stream of Lena Willikens‘ remix of the track;
David Versis had this to say about his track ‘Well Wishes’, which he’s offering a free stream of, in a statement; “I want listeners to feel hype as fuck right when the song hits, and then suck the air out of the room when the chorus comes in. It’s a real up-and-down type record, which is something that seems to be constant in my music.”
He’s best known for his work alongside Wiz Khalifa, Yo Gotti, T.I. He scored a Grammy nomination for his work on Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Blacc Hollywood’.