Robyn & Röyksopp allow us to taste their mini-album
Röyksopp & Robyn are gonna release a mini-album this year, which should be exciting for all human beings, considering their past collaborations (“The Girl and the Robot” and “None of Dem”) were so glorious they blew our skin off like at the end of that Indiana Jones movie.
Here’s a taster and, sure enough, it does sound glorious, if a little subtler and more downbeat.
The mini album shall be called *drumroll* Do It Again and tis out on the 26th of May.
Breaking news: Iamamiwhoami are continuing to release their new album, song by song, single by single (well… we think that’s what they’re doing).
Their newest single will be “Vista”. It says on a fan site that it’ll be released on the 28th of April, but that date’s already happened and the song’s not out there… so possibly a typo? Did they mean the 28th of May?
The only other information we have is that the song will be 4 minutes and 58 seconds long. Or maybe 4 hours and 58 minutes long. You literally never know with Jonna and Claes.
Due to various extenuating factors, the writer of this post completely lost their place in space and time and erroneously stated that the 28th of April had already happened. It hasn’t. Sorry.
Nicki Minaj is still keeping details of her third full-length studio album, The Pink Print, close to her chest, but she has leaked a new cut from the upcoming LP onto the ‘net’. It’s on Soundcloud, it’s above and it’s one of her sparse, spit-fire, pure hip hop slow-burners. There’s no post-chorus drop (thank god), nor a hook built entirely from autotune.
But she does hint at the end of the song that she might ‘drop’ a track online weekly until the release of the album…
It was recently reported that Fiona Apple would appear on a French TV series about fictional superheroes. Now, as Teco Apple (via CoS) points out, her episode of “H-Man” premiered last night. She plays a German eco-terrorist, called Biofrau, who invades a power plant; she is, predictably, great.
Of all the artists to have a decent Tumblr account, you wouldn’t expect it to be eccentric genius recluse Tori Amos. But it is. Here’s a video that was recently posted. So says Tori - or whoever updates her Tumblr, I like to think it’s her:
Check out this exclusive video of Tori talking about her upcoming record Unrepentant Geraldines! Also make sure to subscribe to Tori’s Official You Tube Channel for more!
If you watch the video you get to hear bits and bobs of songs that haven’t actually been officially premiered yet. ‘Citing right?
Preternaturally talented Swedish sisters, First Aid Kit, have premiered the debut track/single/cut/song/recording, “My Silver Lining”, from their third studio LP, Stay Gold (see what they’ve done there).
The album, which features beautiful double-exposure style cover art, is out on the 9th of June and may be pre-ordered AS WE SPEAK. There is a tracklisting at the bottom of this post.
The single, “My Silver Lining”, is more of the lush, harmony-heavy country/folk we’ve already heard from First Aid Kit on their first two records, but what really makes it a joy to listen to and not just business-as-usual, is the swooping, romantic string arrangement. It’s also gorgeously melodic in a bittersweet, driving through dappled sunlight down an archway of trees on a balmy summer evening sort of way.
Tori Amos has unveiled the first track from new album, Unrepentant Geraldines. It’s called “Trouble’s Lament” and after 2 album projects that embraced classical music via a string quartet and full symphony orchestra, respectively, Tori is undeniably back in Pop Territory.
This isn’t the mindblowing, avant-garde dark pop from her hey-day, but it’s not bad either. It’s a charming countryish pop/rock ditty that sounds… well… like nothing else. Like Tori Amos.