Monday, 24 September 2012

Out This Week - 24th September 2012

The Raveonettes - The Enemy


They just keep on coming! The hectic gigging and release schedule of The Raveonettes puts, as we know, most others to shame. The latest track lifted from their excellent new album 'Observator' is the spangly dreampop of 'The Enemy' which mixes plenty of their trademark twangy guitar with woozy production that could grace a Cocteau Twins record. Check out the ace psychedelic video too.



The Raveonettes' website

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Caspian - Halls Of Summer


Massachusetts post-rock legends Caspian return this week with their third album proper which is called 'Walking Season'. As a lure to temp you in to purchasing their fine wares they're offering up a free download of 'Halls Of Summer'. It's a towering instrumental piece and feels a bit like what you'd get if you crossed Sigur Ros with Arnold Schwarzenegger.



Caspian's website

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Efterklang - Apples


The best band in Denmark award surely goes to The Raveonettes, but experimentalists Efterklang would also make the shortlist. They have a new album for us to sample and it goes by the name of 'Piramida'. It's their fourth full-length and if you with to try before you buy then you'll be pleased to know that the shuffling and slightly majestic track 'Apples' is free to download.



Efterklang's website

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Levek - Girl In The Fog


The new album from Florida's Levek is another one that's out this week. So far three singles have been released from 'Look A Little Closer' which comes a full two years after we first heard the Orlando group with the track 'Look On The Bight Side'. 'Girl In The Fog' is just as impressive but in a different way, being a gentle and magical acoustic wonder.



Free download: 'Girl In The Fog'

Levek's website

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OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK

Exitmusic - The Modern Age


Last autumn we featured 'The Modern Age' as part of the excellent 'From Silence' EP. We also featured it at the start of the year when we marked out Exitmusic as a band to watch out for in 2012. Then we featured it again when their album 'Passage' was released in the spring. Have we got tired of it yet? Hell no. A year on and 'The Modern Age' finally gets to stand alone as a single in its own right with a video to boot. It's a staggering behemoth of a tune that twists dreampop into such an epic and powerful monster that it probably has its own gravitational force. It just keeps getting better. It was one of the best songs released in 2011 and now one of the best singles of 2012. If you don't like this then you don't like music. Simple.



Exitmusic will shortly be hitting Europe for the following gigs:

02/11/12 Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves
03/11/12 Amserdam, NL - London Calling
04/11/12 Paris, FR - L'Espace B
06/11/12 London, UK - The Lexington 
07/11/12 Sheffield, UK - The Plug 
08/11/12 Leeds, UK - Wharfe Chambers 
09/11/12 Glasgow, UK - King Tuts 
10/11/12 Dublin, IE - Whelans 
12/11/12 Manchester, UK - The Castle w/ FREE
13/11/12 Brighton, UK - Green Door Store 
14/11/12 Gent, BE - Vooruit
15/11/12 Opwijk, BE - Nijdrop
16/11/12 Cologne, DE - Studio 672
17/11/12 Munich, DE - Orangehouse
18/11/12 Berlin, DE - Magnet Club
19/11/12 Frankfurt, DE - Zoom
20/11/12 Hamburg, DE - Prinzenbar

Exitmusic's website

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