“New France” ft. Zola Jesus - Orbital
A lot going on here - the adventure of the fuzzy lion starts off creepy, gets pretty rad, then rips your heart out before pulling off a few seconds of adorable at the end. I like it more than a lot of the music videos permeating YouTube and Vimeo. The fact that the track is incredible and my poorly-veiled bias for anything Zola Jesus has a hand help out more than a bit, I suppose. There’s also a making-of video that’s half the length, but with the exact same soundtrack [link]. Finally, the new Orbital album, Wonky, will be released on April 1st in the UK and on the following day in the US. No fooling.
- Tyler Hanan
Somehow, I forgot that we were getting new Burial material. Luckily, we don’t have to count on me for anything important, and the typical y excellent 3-track Kindred EP is available for streaming and download on the Hyperdub site (vinyl coming later). [link]
Dirty Ghosts will be releasing Metal Moon on February 21st. The big story is Aesop Rock’s presence as co-producer, and rightfully so, but Allyson Baker’s vocal performance is also vital. [link]
Estrogen Highs have released the lo-fi, punchy first single “I Wanna Be Tall” off their upcoming LP Irrelevant Future. [link]
The new Freshkills album is out on March 13th on a label called… Bat Rabies Alert? You know what, I like it. You do you. Anyways, “Positive Vibes” is available for download on Spinner. [link]
I have zero explanation for how the Orbital/Zola Jesus track “New France” didn’t land on the previous roundup. Just listen to it again and appreciate the goodness. [link]
The Shins’ Port of Morrow won’t be here until March 20th, but we’ll get a taste of it next week with the Simple Song 7”. The video for the B-side, “September,” was posted last week to widespread “omgs.” [link]
Warm Ghost has released the
weirdest sex dream NSFW video for “Myths on Rotting Ships.” It’s good for those who like good music and pretty weird, very nude music. [link]
It’s been said many times already, but let us all take a moment to remember and appreciate Whitney Houston - taken far too early at 48.
- Tyler Hanan