Metric

As summer is unofficially beginning we have a new song from Metric to warm our days. As Emily Haines sings: “I want it all.”

Metric

“Shade”

Hot Chip

Hot Chip is an electronic band out of London.

Their 6th album, Why Make Sense?, is newly released.

Hot Chip - Cover

“Huarache Lights” is the single.

“Need You Now” will follow.

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus give us a punk anthem.

“Dimed Out” will be in included in the forthcoming The Most Lamentable Tragedy, a rock opera in 5 act.

Titus Andronicus

“Dimed Out”

Ratatat

Evan Mast and Mike Stroud are the duo that is Ratatat.

An instrumental band out of Brooklyn, LP5 is due soon.

“Cream on Chrome” leads the way.

Ratatat

The Helio Sequence

Brandon Summers (vocals, guitars) and Benjamin Weikel (drums, keyboards) are The Helio Sequence.

This Oregon duo have decided to self-title their 6th album.

“Stoic Resemblance” is one of the tracks to be heard when the record is released later this month.

The Helio Sequence

Torres

Torres is the musician Mackenzie Scott.

She is a Brooklyn-based, Georgia born young independent singer/songwriter with her 2nd album due called Sprinter.

Listen to the title track.

Torres

Blur

The Magic Whip is the first Blur music since 2003.

Damon Albarn remains one of our finest songwriters, as heard on

“There Are Too Many of Us” from the new album.

Blur

Marina and the Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds is actually the solo act of Welsh singer Marina Lambrini Diamandis.

Her just released 3rd album is called FROOT.

“Savages” is one of the album tracks that caught my attention.

Marina and the Diamonds

Pale Blue

Mike Simonetti, musician, producer and record company, has a new solo project Pale Blue.

Enlisting the vocal talents of Elizabeth Wight (of the band Silver Hands), he gives us the gorgeous song “The Past We Leave Behind”.

Pale Blue

Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens returns to folk roots on his new album Carrie & Lowell.

Named after his mother and stepfather, he explores his troubled relationship with his family, particularly with his mother.

“Should Have Known Better” is a poignant first song from the album.

Sufjan Stevens

Tame Impala

Tame Impala, the rock band from Perth, Australia, rose to prominence outside of their native country with the album Lonerism.

Currents is forthcoming with the lead single “Cause I’m a Man”.

Tame Impala

Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi’s latest is entitled What For?

This talented Chillwave artist leads with the song “Empty Nesters”.

Toro Y Moi

The National

The National, one of the premier indie bands of the last decade, created the ambience for the documentary Mistaken for Strangers, a film that chronicled the brother of lead singer Matt Berninger, following the band on tour.

The film is now available for rental and download and the new song “Sunshine on My Back” is included.

The National

Jamie xx

Jamie xx, one-third of the band the xx, will be releasing his debut solo album in June.

Last year he gave us the double-sided single “She”/“Sleep Sound”.

Another song to be included on the album In Colour is “Loud Places” featuring the vocals of the xx singer Romy Madley Croft.

Jamie xx

Dan Deacon

We last heard from electronic composer Dan Deacon in 2012 with his album about America.

On his new one, Glass Riffer, he manipulates sound to such an extent that on the song “Feel the Lightning” the female voice is actually Deacon himself.

Dan Deacon

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