Tuesday 27 September 2011

Out This Week

DJ Shadow - Warning Call (feat. Tom Vek)

DJ Shadow's first album for five years, 'The Less You Know, The Better', is out in the US this week with a UK release next Monday. New single 'Warning Call' is more of a rock/post-punk track than the hip-hop and electronica he's become known for. Featuring a strong vocal from Tom Vek (who's also been absent for far too long), this high octane stomper is one of his best singles to date.

DJ Shadow "Warning Call" (featuring Tom Vek) by GrillMarketing

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Pallers - The Kiss

Sweden's Labrador Records come up trumps yet again. This week sees the long awaited release of the debut album by Stockholm duo Pallers. 'The Kiss' was first released as a single last year, but it's great to hear it again and soak up those laid-back beats and Giorgio Moroder-style pulsating synths. Hit the download arrow for a free download.

Pallers - The Kiss by Hypetrak

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Pallers - The Sea of Memories LP by The FADER

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Brett Anderson - Brittle Heart

Following the successful reformation shows this year, Suede have announced they will be heading in to the studio for a new album once Brett Anderson has finished promoting his new solo effort. We can only hope that the new material matches their early work. 'Brittle Heart' suggests Brett is starting to get his mojo back and has moved away from the piano ballads. In short - better than the last three Suede albums but not as good as the first two.

Brett Anderson - Brittle Heart by Cosmos Music Group

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Zola Jesus - Vessel

The prolific Zola Jesus has released her second album in thirteen months, and the press attention continues to mount, suggesting that her placing in many 'ones to watch' at the start of the year is fully justified. 'Vessel' - considered to be an album stand-out track - is more of the same desolate atmospherics that made her dark, trip-hoppy debut so good.

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Warpaint - Billie Holiday (new version)

Also appearing on the start of year tips lists were LA's Warpaint who had just released their debut album 'The Fool'. This week sees the album rereleased in a deluxe format, and contains this new version of early EP track 'Billie Holiday'. This recording is even more hypnotic than the John Frusciante produced original, resulting in the band's most trance-like, otherworldly moment so far. Superb.

Warpaint - Billie Holiday (2011 version) by pmwtumblr

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