Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What's New(s)?

MGMT targeted by the NSA in new trailer

To promote their upcoming third studio LP, the self-titled MGMT, the band has released a beguiling trailer featuring five new songs from the record. The video, shot in a seemingly lush jungle high on a hill sees Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser rehearsing while the NSA spies on them. However the agency isn't the only invasive element, their also joined by a possum and a repulsive beetle. The music is just as surreal, proving once and for all the former glories of: "Kids", "Electric Feel", and "Time to Pretend" were the outliers in the band's increasingly bizarre catalog.


MGMT is out September 17 through Columbia.

Arcade Fire release Reflektor teaser

On September 9 at 9pm Canadian-band Arcade Fire will be doing something in promotion of their upcoming fourth LP Reflektor, out October 29. What exactly the promotion entails is still veiled in secrecy and the band has stoked the speculative fire with a short new video. We see shadowy shots of Arcade Fire apparently recording segueing into a panoramic ocean view until the video cuts off at the 30 second mark, replaced by the above image and 9/9 9pm. All we really know at this point is that the band worked with LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy on the record, who guaranteed: "It sounds like Arcade Fire in the way that only Arcade Fire sound like Arcade Fire, you know? It's really f***ing epic."


Ryan Hemsworth unveils debut album

Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth has maintained a steady Soundcloud presence over the past few years thanks to a stream of atmospheric remixes, subdued cloud productions for Oakland residents Green Ova Undergrounds, and a jaw-dropping Diplo and Friends hour-long mix. Next month, he'll step outside the "the hip hop, R&B and dance music world," on his debut LP Guilt Trips. Hemsworth hasn't released a tracklist yet, but is promising appearances from Kitty and electronic artist Baths amongst others. Miami artist Lofty 305 shows up on first cut "Against A Wall", a slow-moving song that weaves through a hall of mirrors on its way out of your speakers. Listen to the track below and look for Guilt Trips to drop 10/22 on Last Gang
"Against A Wall"
Check back in again tomorrow for the newest in new(s). 

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