Following last week’s unexpected release of “Honeycomb” and “Gotham”, Baltimore four-piece Animal Collective have announced, via a video on their website, that there will indeed be a brand new album this September through Domino. The album, which is a followup to 2009′s fantastic Merriweather Post Pavilion, will be titled Centipede Hz, and the band offers more hints about the tracklisting in the video. Listen to the two new songs below, or pre-order the Honeycomb/Gotham 7”here. Stay tuned for more info on the album.
UPDATE: The album will be released September 3rd in UK/Europe and September 4th in North America. The words and phrases in the video have also been confirmed to be the tracklisting, which you can view below.
Centipede Hz Tracklist:
02 Today’s Supernatural
03 Rosie Oh
05 Wide Eyed
06 Father Time
07 New Town Burnout
08 Monkey Riches
09 Mercury Man
According to this tumblr post and these Q magazine scans, icelandic post rock band Sigur Rós will be back again this year with their sixth studio album, Valtari. The album title itself translates to “steamroller”, which seems to coincide with previous comments by the band calling the album “ambient” and “introverted”. Valtari will be released May 28th through Smeklleysa (Bad Taste), and will be produced by Alex Somers (of Jónsi and Alex). Check out the tracklisting for the album below:
01 Ég Anda (“I Breathe”)
02 Ekki Múkk (“Not a Peep”)
03 Varúð (“Caution”)
04 Rembihnútur (“Double Knot”)
05 Dauðalogn (“Dead Calm”)
06 Varðeldur (“Campfire”)
07 Valtari (“Roller”)
Check out a brand new version of harlem rapper ASAP Rocky’s video for “Purple Swag”, which features just as much smoking, grilled up girls, and bike riding as the original, but in much more “groovy, trippy, jiggy, and melodic” fashion. The video comes as a collaboration between director Jason Ano and Jim E Stack, and you can check it out below. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming ASAP Mobrelease, which is poised to come out some time in March.
After two years since their fantastic sophomore album Teen Dream, it looks like dream pop duo Beach House have finally confirmed a followup, Bloom. The album will be out May 15th through Sub Pop in America and May 14th through Bella Union in Europe. On top of it all the band will also be embarking on a spring and summer tour, which contains dates all over the two continents. Check out the album’s lead single, “Myth”, the album tracklisting, and the tour dates below.
04. Other People
05. The Hours
07. New Year
09. On the Sea
Beach House 2012 Tour Dates
05-04 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
05-05 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
05-06 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
05-08 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach
05-09 Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
05-10 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
05-11 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
05-12 Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre
05-13 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
05-23 Brighton, England – The Haunt
05-24 London, England – Village Underground
05-25 Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun
05-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
05-27 Berlin, Germany – Volksbuhne
05-29 Paris, France – Maronguinerie
05-31 Düdingen, Switzerland – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
06-02 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival
06-03 Montpellier, France – Le Rockstore
06-04 Bordeaux, France – Theatre Barbey
06-05 Nantes, France – Stereolux
06-06 Lyon, France – Epicrerie Moderne
06-07 Blarritz, France – L’Atabal
06-08-09 Porto, Portugal – Primavera Festival
07-23 New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage
Head over to NPR to stream The Magnetic Fields‘ new album Love At the Bottom of the Sea. The album will be the indie pop band’s tenth and is also their first since they concluded their “no-synth” trilogy ((i, Distortion, and Realism), marking a return to the synth and acoustic guitar roots present on their mammoth 1999 classic 69 Love Songs. Love At the Bottom of the Sea will be officially released March 6th through Merge Records, and you can watch the music video for “Andrew in Drag” below.
Although electronic duo Crystal Castles are busy planning to record a new album, it looks like they’re not completely done with their last one, and have released a “fashion video” for their song “Suffocation”. The video, which features member Alice Glass poignantly moving around and changing into various dresses, is directed by band member Ethan Kath, and you can watch it over at Vs.Magazine. Stay tuned for more info on their new album.
Check out a new music video from Los Angeles based hip hop collective Odd Future for their song “Rella”, which features Tyler the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and production by Left Brain. The video comes chock full of funky wigs, samurai space suits, and laser transforming genitalia and is in promotion for the group’s next release, OF Tape Vol. 2, which will be coming out March 20th through their own Odd Future Records.
Also coming up for the crew is the premiere of their own TV show on Adult Swim, Loiter Squad. The show will premiere five days after their new tape on March 25th, and you can check out a teaser over at World Star Hip Hop.
During tonight’s War Child 2012 benefit show, Blur members Graham Coxon (guitar) and Damon Albarn (vocals) got together to premiere a new song titled “Under the Westway”. The song features Albarn on vocals and piano while Coxon plays the accoustic guitar, and, as Stereogum pointed out, it does sound very Bowie-esque and special. You can watch the video below or download a rip over here.
The britpop pioneers have also recently announced that they will be headlining an Olympic Closing Ceremony gig this fall August 12th at Hyde Park. Although the band has reunited plenty of times in their eight year hiatus, it looks like they will be sticking together this time, and are also recording a new album. Stay tuned for more Blur news.
Head over here to stream the new EP from the always fantastic dubstep enigma Burial. The EP, titled Kindred, is being released through Hyperdub, and they are offering all three tracks for purchase at the link above. Kindred is characteristically similar to the producer’s past works, which include his self titled debut album and 2007′s critically acclaimed Untrue. Check out the tracklisting for the EP below: