Since then Meiburg left Okkervil River and Sheff split from Shearwater.
Fellow Travelers is the 8th Shearwater album.
It is a cover’s album including songs from St. Vincent, Coldplay, Xiu Xiu, Clinic and their version of Folk Implosion’s “Natural One”.
Devonté Hynes is one of those rare talents who composes, writes, sings, produces and plays a variety of instruments.
This Englishman has written songs for artists from Florence and the Machine to The Chemical Brothers.
He records under the name Blood Orange.
“Chamakay“ can be found on his latest album Cupid Deluxe.
Au Revoir Simone is a Brooklyn-based all-female trio that took their name from a line in the film Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.
Move in Spectrums is their latest.
Listen here to “Crazy” and the free download of “Somebody Who”.
We spotlighted Temples earlier in the year, one of the new exciting psychedelic bands out of England.
Hookworms, is another. Pearl Mystic is this Leeds-based band’s debut.
“Form and Function” will give you a taste.
“Form and Function”
Included is the James Murphy remix of “Love is Lost”, entitled “Hello Steve Reich Mix”.
This is a reference to the avant-garde composer Steve Reich’s composition “Clapping Music”, performed entirely by clapping.
The song and the video.
“Love Is Lost” (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)
She’s a musician, painter, rapper, filmmaker, social activist and provocateur.
She uses the moniker M.I.A.
Her latest album is Matangi. The title is a Hindu goddess and a variation on her real name (Mathangi).
“Y.A.L.A.” (You Always Live Again) is the current single.
Listen here to the simple pop of the first single “Sorrow” and then her clever cover version of The Damned’s “Street of Dreams”.
“Street of Dreams”
Sky Ferreira, singer/songwriter, model and actress, just released her debut album Night Time, My Time.
This talented 21 year old beauty has the attitude and the chops as seen on her compelling and censored album cover and heard on the single “You’re Not the One”.
The award is given annually to an artist from the United Kingdom or Ireland.
“Retrograde” was the first single.
Active Child is Pat Grossi.
This electronic musician created gorgeous sounds on his debut album You Are All I See in 2011.
He continues with the new EP Rapor.
On this song “Silhouette” he gets help from friend Ellie Goulding.
“Silhouette” featuring Ellie Goulding
Included on the album are two versions of the song “Brighter!”, one sung by Cass and the other by the late actress Karen Black.
Black starred in such films as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces and Nashville. She sang backup on an earlier McCombs’ album and was able to record this song before succumbing to cancer in August.
“Brighter!” featuring Karen Black
Delorean is an alternative dance band based in Barcelona.
Less than two weeks ago, while on tour in Mexico City, the band was kidnapped by the members of the notorious Zetas drug cartel posing as police officers!
From Delorean’s Facebook page: “On Monday morning October 7th we received a phone call at our hotel room in Mexico City from a person posing as a hotel security officer. We were informed that there was a security threat at the hotel.
What followed for the next 30 hours was an experience where the threat of death was real due to the psychological manipulation inflicted on us by our kidnappers. ‘Thanks to the fantastic work of the National Police in Spain, Ertzantza, Interpol and the Federal Police in Mexico, we were successfully rescued yesterday morning.
While it would be convenient to blame Mexico, that would not be sound. This could have occurred anywhere in the world. Our hope is that this situation will bring attention to the abuse that we were subjected to by our kidnappers, so that other travelers do not fall victim in the future.
This has been extremely difficult for us and our families. At this time we have no further comment and we ask that you respect our privacy so that we can return to normality in our lives.”
The band has cancelled their tour for the rest of the year.
“Destitute Time” is from their latest album Apar.