Sunday, 10 March 2013

New Music: The Knife: A Tooth For An Eye + More Recent Songs and Music News

"A Tooth For An Eye" will be the lead track off of The Knife's upcoming new album Shaking The Habitual, and last week the brother/sister electro duo released a music video for the track. The clip features a bunch of athletic males in a dance class that is taught by a teenage girl. In the statement for the video The Knife says " “‘A Tooth For An Eye’ deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership.” The child represents a leader to these macho guys and allows them to let go of their "fear of intimacy, as they follow her into dance".Watch below and also stream the full unedited song via Soundcloud.

Shaking The Habitual will be available April 9th via Mute.

Montreal indie rock artist Pat Jordache released two great new songs last week timing it perfectly to coincide with his SXSW gigs this week. Listen to the David Sylvian/Japan-like "Fields Laid Fallow"b/w "Feel It Coming"tracks below, which are also available for download.

Post punk pioneers Wire are set to release a new album, Change Becomes Us, on March 26th via their own PinkFlag label. The group actually started writing the songs for the LP back in 1979, but due to the band's breakup they didn't get to finish it until original members Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey, along with new guitarist Matthew Simms, got back together in Wales for a recording session last year. Download the first track from the new record, "Love Bends", below:

Another post punk original, The House of Love, are streaming their new single "A Baby Got Back On It's Feet" which will be on the band's new LP She Paints Words in Red. The album is due out in the U.K. on March 25th via Cherry Red Records.

Dream pop post punk Florida band Merchandise are previewing a new track from their new album. Listen to "Who Are You" which is taken from the band's forthcoming new album Totale Nite. The LP will be out April 2nd via Night-People.

TV sweeps week must be over because"New Girl" Zooey Deschanel and her twee project with guitarist M. Ward have set a release date for their new LP. The new She & Him record is simply titled Volume 3 and will be out May 7th via Merge. The single "Never Wanted Your Love" is streaming now:

Baltimore synth punk band The Death Set paid homage to their fallen bandmate Beau Velasco on their excellent 2011 LP Michel Poiccard with the beautiful, dreamy track "I Miss You Beau Velasco". Since then the guys in the band have worked on a project for a video for the song that included a lot of Velasco's friends. The music video has now been released and features various artists and bands from Baltimore's (and abroad) artistic community including Santigold, Dan Deacon, Spank Rock and Japanther, to name just a few. Watch below:

Video: The Death Set- I Miss You Beau Velasco

Scottish dance post punk band Franz Ferdinand played a small concert hall last week in their home town of Glasgow. What was significant about the gig was that the band led off the show with three brand new songs. Two of those songs are "Evil Eye" and "The Blackpool Illuminati."  Looks like a new album may be coming soon. Watch below:

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