Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New Music: British Sea Power- Machineries Of Joy + Other Recent Releases And Music News

Hard to believe but British anthemic indie rock band British Sea Power are about to release their 5th full length album, Machineries of Joy. The band announced today that the follow up to 2010's Valhalla Dancehall will be out on April 9th via Rough Trade. The album was produced by Dan Smith (The Clash)  and Ken Thomas (David Bowie, PiL, The Cocteau Twins). Listen to the title track below:

British Sea Power- Machineries of Joy

Soulful dubstep producer James Blake last week announced a new album and premiered his new single, Retrograde, on BBC Radio1. Now he has released the excellent song in a proper format with accompanying video. Blake's new album, Overgrown, will come out April 8th via Republic.

James Blake- Retrograde

Also announcing a new album this week is Philly indie singer songwriter Kurt Vile. The new LP is titled Wakin on a Pretty Daze and will be released on April 9th via Matador. Listen to the 9 minute epic first single, "Wakin on a Pretty Day":

Kurt Vile- Wakin On A Pretty Day

And another new album announcement from Portland indie rock band The Thermals. The new LP is titled Desperate Ground and will be out April 16th on Saddle Creek. Stream the first single, "Born To Kill":

The Thermals- Born To Kill

The celebration continues for the forthcoming reissue of the great Postal Service LP Give Up. The duo of Ben Gibbard and DNTL will be coming out with two brands new songs for the reissue. Listen to the first one, "A Tattered Line of String", which features special guest Jenny Lewis. Give Up will be re-released April 8th via Sub Pop.

Postal Service- A Tattered Line of String

Mystery surrounds a new music festival in Toronto set for four nights on the evenings between July 4th to July 7th. All we know is that it will be called the Toronto Urban Roots Festival, it will take place at Fort York and two bands (so far) will be playing. Today the festival finally got a website, and including the previously announced She & Him and Camera Obscura, the festival promises 30 acts in total. Very curious about who else will be added to the line up.

Camera Obscura- Forest & Sands

Awesome news of the day!!! Bobs Burgers is one of my favourite TV shows and it was revealed today that both St. Vincent and Stephen Merritt will make appearances on the cartoon comedy. Watch St. Vincent play a cover of "Bad Girl" from an upcoming episode.

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