May 06

Shabazz Palaces – “Shine a Light” (feat. Thaddillac)

Shabazz Palaces return with a new follow-up to their 2014 album Lese Majesty with the song “Shine a Light”  from the album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, which is set to be released this July 14th.

The album tells the story of Quazarz, a sentient being who visits Earth to find himself in the “ethers of the Migosphere here on Drake world.”  Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star is set to feature, “in body or spirit,” Julian Casablanacas, Thundercat, and more.

In “Shine a Light” Shabazz Palaces samples Dee Dee Sharp’s “I Really Love You,” forging a song that is both otherworldy and nostalgic, with a touch of romance.

May 03

Download: Avella – “Her”

Avella has a free download of the ambient track “Her” available via The Artist Union right now.

May 03

Jamila Woods – “Holy”

Today Jamila Woods released the graceful video “Holy” from the self-titled single now available at Bandcamp from Jagjaguwar. You can also find the song on her full length album HEAVN.

Here’s a new reprise version of the song, also released today, which is available on the single:

Apr 25

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – “Mercury”

“Mercury” by Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister is another beautiful and mystifying song from the album Planetarium, to be released June 9th on 4AD.

Apr 22

Animal Collective Releases “Meeting of the Waters” for Record Store Day

Animal Collective just released the EP Meeting of the Waters for Record Store Day, and its setting is also fitting for Earth Day.  Meeting of the Waters was recorded in a Brazilian rainforest and will be heard later this year on an episode of “Earth Works”.

Here’s a trailer for their episode of “Earth Works”

The music in the trailer is “My Girls” from Animal Collective’s 2009 album Merriweather Post Pavilion. Here is the video for “Guys Eyes” from the same album:

Apr 06

Aldous Harding – “Imagining My Man”

New Zealand’s Aldous Harding recently released the video for the lightly pensive song “Imagining My Man,” from the forthcoming album Party, out May 19th on 4AD/Flying Nun.

Apr 01

The Mountain Goats – “Etruscans”

The Mountain Goats have a new song exclusively available on Our First 100 Days, to be released May 1, 2017, “Etruscans.”

Mar 29

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – “Saturn”

Video for “Saturn” from the album Planetarium, out June 9th on 4AD records.

Mar 22

Watch the New Video for James Blake’s “My Willing Heart” Starring Natalie Portman

James Blake has a new video for his song “My Willing Heart” from his gorgeous 2016 album The Colour in Anything.

The video was directed by Anna Rose Holmer and stars a pregnant Natalie Portman. The video was filmed just before Natalie Portman gave birth to her daughter Amalia in February.

Mar 19

Chuck Berry – “Sweet Little Sixteen”

RIP Chuck Berry.

Rock legend Chuck Berry passed away in his home near St. Louis yesterday at the age of 90.