A new week brings new music; I have three great new tracks which I want to share with you, all of which have been released today. Let’s jump in:
Mew – ‘Water Slides’
The first of these tracks comes from Danish group Mew, who are releasing their sixth album ‘+/-‘ on April 27th this year, this being the follow up to 2009’s No More Stories are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away. The track – ‘Water Slides’ – embodies the typically introverted yet expressive sound which we know so well from Mew, yet the addition of vocoder gang vocals on the chorus brings a fantastic new dimension to their constantly-developing sound. Have a listen:
‘Water Slides’ is the second single to be previewed from the new album – the band dropped the equally good ‘Satellites’ in early February – watch the video here. 2015 is set to be a huge year for Mew, who have a enormous European tour lined up, which also sees them headlining the infamous Danish Festival Roskilde in July. Having followed the band for a while it’s so exciting to see them receive so much-deserved success – I would enormously recommend catching their shows if they are playing near you.
St Vincent – ‘Teenage Talk’
The second track released today comes from the incomparable St Vincent (i.e. Annie Clark), who blew pretty much everyone away with her fourth studio album St Vincent last year. The track, entitled ‘Teenage Talk’ is in fact a demo from that album which was recently debuted on the TV show Girls. It’s a significantly more muted and calm affair compared to what we saw on her most recent release, bearing more similarity to her efforts on third album Strange Mercy. Clocking in at just over a minute and a half long, this is quite clearly still a demo – we may see a more full version released at some point, who knows. Unfortunately I can’t embed the track into this post, but you can listen to it here.
Tame Impala – ‘Let It Happen’
And finally, I am incredibly happy to announce a new release from Australian innovators Tame Impala. ‘Let It Happen’ is an eight minute journey of powerful psychedelic madness and also the first music we’ve heard from the band’s third album, being the follow-up to 2012’s Lonerism (no name has been announced for the new record as of yet). In the run-up to the new album, the band has also released a slew of dates for both America and Europe – you can find those on their Facebook page. Once again, I couldn’t embed the track into this post, but it can be downloaded from the band’s website, a link to which you can find below. Enjoy!