Monday 6 May 2013

Out This Week - 6th May 2013

Binary - G.O.D

This mixture of shuffling, sped-up trip-hop beats, shoegazey atmospherics and electro-rock stylings is from the debut EP by Binary, a London group who we first featured back in February. 'G.O.D' doesn't disappoint, being another sassy track with a good amount of backbone and the song to back it up with. This is the second track taken from 'Amber' which is out this week.

Binary's website

Stream the EP in full

Catch them live:

WED 15 MAY Buffalo Bar, London, UK
August 2013
THU 15 AUG Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton, UK

Still Corners - Berlin Lovers

Are we looking at an ever so slight departure for the second album by London duo Still Corners? They've always had an electronic element to what they do, but single 'Berlin Lovers' almost sounds as though it's aiming for a disco edge. Not in a shiny dancefloor kind of way, more a pulsing and jagged kind of way, although the vocals are pure enough to ensure it doesn't get too gritty.

Still Corners' website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Catch them live:

WED 08 MAY The Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK
THU 09 MAY XOYO, London, UK
FRI 10 MAY The Rainbow, Birmingham, UK
SAT 11 MAY The Louisiana, Bristol, UK
TUE 28 MAY Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR, US
WED 29 MAY Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA, US
FRI 31 MAY Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA, US
June 2013
SAT 01 JUN Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA, US
SUN 02 JUN Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA, US
WED 05 JUN Mohawk, Austin, TX, US
FRI 07 JUN Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS, US
SAT 08 JUN Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN, US
MON 10 JUN Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, US
TUE 11 JUN Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, US
WED 12 JUN The Hoxton Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
SAT 15 JUN Le National, Montreal, QC, Canada
SUN 16 JUN Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA, US
MON 17 JUN Webster Hall, New York, NY, US
TUE 18 JUN Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, US
WED 19 JUN Mercury Lounge, New York, NY, US
FRI 21 JUN Black Cat, Washington, DC, US
SUN 23 JUN Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, US
July 2013
FRI 26 JUL Indietracks 2013, Ripley, UK

Deerhunter - Punk (La Vie Antérieure)

Bradford Cox and his Deerhunter crew have generally polarised opinion, in that critics and music obsessives love them, but the general public or more casual music fans cant quite grasp what the fuss is about. 'Punk (La Vie Antérieure)' from new album 'Monomania' perhaps sums this up brilliantly. Critics will love it, to most people it's just sounds like a weirdly recorded demo.

Punk (La Vie Antérieure) by Deerhunter - on Grooveshark

Deerhunter's website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Young Knives - Reproduction

In the mid-00s, Young Knives' sharp guitar tunes fitted in nicely alongside The Futureheads, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party etc., but many won't have realised they're still a going concern. And not only that, new single (from the EP 'Oh Happines' due in June) sees them ditch their sound of old and turn into a hybrid of Suicide, krautrock and twisted psychedelia. With creepy lyrics. We approve.

Young Knives' website

Pre-order the EP


Camera Obscura - Do It Again

Each time heroic Scottish indiepoppers Camera Obscura release an album it's preceded by a typically amazing single. Last time it was 'My Maudlin Career', and that song went on to become our Obligatory Record Of The Year for 2009. It's taken a while to follow it up, but perfection doesn't always happen overnight. New album 'Desire Lines' is out on June 3rd and its lead single 'Do It Again' hasn't stopped growing on us since we first heard it a few weeks ago. It's now available to buy on iTunes, either on its own or, if you pre-order the album, you get the track instantly as part of the deal. Really when it comes to such beautifully written and arranged indiepop songs as this the only band who can compete are Sambassadeur. They too have an album due this year; bring on the battle of brilliance and may the best band stagger us all with a feast of amazing songs.

Camera Obscura's website

Buy the single

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