Tuesday, 26 February 2013

New Music: Cold Cave- Oceans With No End + Other New Music and News

This is a little bit ill timed because of the death of former member Justin Benoit, but Cold Cave has shared the title track from his new Oceans With No End EP. Life goes on......

Cold Cave front man Wesley Eisold played all of the instruments on the mini album which results in his now familiar sound of sparkling synth and distorted guitars. Listen below:

Oceans With No End will be out very, very soon via Deathwish.

Cold Cave- Oceans With No End

Yeah Yeah Yeahs seem to shooting for the stars with "Sacrilege", the epic first track taken from their upcoming new album Mosquito. The blues rock number even makes use of a gospel choir. Listen below:

Mosquito will be available April 16th via Interscope.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Sacrilege

Psychic Twin have dropped the B Side to their great new 7" inch for "Strangers". And guess what? The flip side song " Dream State" is every bit as good as the A side. Listen below:

Diplo's crazy dancehall reggae project Major Lazer have finally announced a release date for their new LP. The group recently signed to Secretly Canadian and that afforded them to finally ready the album, Free The Universe,"for an April 15th release. Listen to the first track "Watch Out for This (Bumaye)" [ft. Busy Signal, the Flexican & FS Green]

Best Coast have released a teaser for their special Record Store release single "Fear Of My Identity". RSD is on 4/20 this year so light up a spliff and enjoy:

Best Coast- Fear Of My Identity

The Academy Awards got it right when they selected "Searching For Sugar Man" for best documentary. Rodriguez is a brilliant musician with a very interesting back story. The movie is out on DVD now. Go watch it!!!

Rodriguez- Sugar Man

Toronto music festival NXNE has announced an initial list of bands playing this year's instalment which takes place June 10th to the 16th. They always get one major band to play the Saturday free showcase at Yonge/Dundas Square and this year is no exception. Following in the footsteps of Iggy & The Stooges, Devo and The Flaming Lips, The National will do the honour of playing a free gig on Saturday June 15th.

Other cool artists that have been announced so far are Iceage, Milk Music, Mikal Cronin and Merchandise. Check out the list here and look for over 600+ more acts to be added.

The National- Conversation 16

And how could I forget about David Bowie. The Thin White Duke has come out with another track, with accompanying video, from his upcoming new album The Next Day. The clip for "The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” is directed by Toronto girl Floria Sigismondi, and features a perfectly cast Tilda Swinton who's thinness and ginger hair make her the perfect choice to play Bowie not only in this video but also in a biopic of the singer. Watch below:

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