Leicester band Sisterland have recently released single Walking Wounded on label Fear and Records, they will appear on the next ArtRocker magazine compilation CD and have been named as one of Loud and Quiet’s bands of the week podcast alongside The Strokes. Futuresoundstemporary caught up with the band on the way down to Oxford in their VW for the Blessing Force music festival, which they were playing on the Sunday. Continue reading →
Bergen collective Young Dreams released their debut single today a double a-side featuring Young Dreams and Flight 376. The release was a split effort by Telle Records, known for their early releases of Royksopp and Annie, and Beachtapes.
You can buy the single digitally via Itunes or the 7” from youngdreams.no. Hear the Beach Boy inspired sounds below.
Meke Menete have eked out a living digging around in Northern soil for sometime, flitting between monikers Youth, then Books, then Youth/Books. But now with a solid conceptual basis for their art, their existence has taken root and grown into a budding flower. Lonely Sexy Death creeps along with a dark mystery, as haunted vocals and distant ambient moods fill the spaces. However within it lies a quality that is very difficult to capture, and one which they manage to do so with aplomb. That quality is something similar to a burning soul, a yearning for life and the eternal yes! This track pretty much seems to cover the distance between illusory and the real, bringing to life a sense of affirmation. Listen to it below:
Once the hidden band of Camden Tribes have been creating a buzz recently, their songs show signs of early 90’s American bands, with the obvious link to Nirvarna and Pavement, yet with a helpful dose of english looseness. With an expected, but unconfirmed, single coming out soon we expect to be hearing more from Tribes in 2011. Hear We Were Children Below.
Futuremix #2 sees Stephen Smith explore the dark and unruly world of atmospheric and psychedelic music. In it he takes you on a journey through some of the best music of the last few years that sits right on the edge of darkness. In oblivion we can master our thoughts, gather our strength and find fundamental understanding. So sit back and let the sound envelop you.
Peter’s House Music – The Mirror Has Two Faces
Blank Dogs – Northern Islands
Oneohtrix Point Never – Nil Admirari
Land Of Kush’s Egyptian Light Orchestra – Tunnel Visions
Egyptian Hip Hop – Rad Pitt (DRUGS Soviet Mix)
oOoOO – Mumbai
Pink Priest – Epic Lean (Juve Edit)
Salem – Dirt
Wet Hair – The Labor Of Love
Teeth Of The Sea – You’re Mercury
Actress – Always Human
Telefon Tel Aviv – Lengthening Shadows
Walls – Austerlitz Wide Open
Carpark records prodigy Toro Y Moi has dropped another track, New Beat, from his next album and it’s a true funk masterpiece. New Beat will feature on Toro Y Moi’s forthcoming album Underneath The Pine due out on the 22nd February. We expect the album will move away from Toro’s original chillwave stance and move towards 70s infused disco having previously heard Still Sound the first single from Underneath The Pine. We wait patiently, for now, hear New Beat below.
With little known about them yet Love Inks are a mystery coming out of Austin at the moment, although FST is sure this won’t be the case for long with rumours of a record deal on the way. Love Inks create melodies with purpose against stripped back textures of guitar and analog drums. Here their latest track Blackeye below.
A big fat plug for my boys in Playhouse. Resident writer Stephen Smith and his crew have just cut their first demo since reforming as Playhouse and the sounds are almighty. Asteroids is a sleepy vision, a somnambulist’s reverie, carried with precision to the aching denouement. The beat acts as a shattering driving force, instilling a metronomic momentum that builds and descends with subtlety. It seems like a great embodiment of the atmospheric movement, of the sounds of the wind finding sanctuary in the coves of new build flats; yet it always manages to get back to that beat, so propulsive as if the handclaps themselves are elemental forces. As it finds its way out of hard-drives and web-servers it seems to have found similarities in new electronic soul movements and drone-y aesthetics. Find the band at Tumblr here. Listen to two new tracks Asteroids and Wait For It below:
Fuck my fragile mind. Dissolve it in acid. Blur the line between death and life. Blur the line between reality and hyper-reality. I want vivid colours, a vibrating life of sensory highs , I want a world lived in dreams. Well, Boxcutter may be not be a powerful hallucinogenic, nor a timeless yogi, but he presents to me the possibility of a life lived beyond normality. Of increased aural sensitivity. TV Troubles moulds my mind like clay, you just have to let it in.
Taken from the album The Dissolve, to be released on Planet Mu, 25th April, this slice of hyper-Gamble and Huff describes vast spaces and minute moments, the Quantum Theory of electronic soul music.
It’s been sometime now since Memory Tapes have been mentioned after the release of Seek Magic at the backend of 2009. However we have seen a glimpse of a second release with the airing of Today Is Our Life on the Something In Construction compilation shared by The Guardian. It’s a welcomed return of the New Jersey producer – watch the video for Today Is Our Life Below.