James Murphy, made famous by fronting LCD Soundsystem, has seen been quite busy since the bands break-up in 2011. He’s producing the much anticipated upcoming album for Arcade Fire, and now he’s released a pretty awesome remix of David Bowie’s “Love Is Lost” from his most recent album, The Next Day.
Taking the genes from Steve Reich’s “Clapping Music”, a track consisting of yes, just clapping, Murphy has put together a sprawling track that Bowie’s vocals can swirl amongst. There’s this beautiful symbiosis of pianos, hand claps, and electronic blips that then erupts into this spontaneous, disco-tinged song. This song is a slow burn so be sure to give it enough time to really wash over you.
With his new single “Awake”, we’re getting a peek into the mind of Scott Hansen, aka Tycho, and what he has in store for his next full-length album which is due out next year. Tycho is still making dreamy, guitar filled electronic jams which are perfect for when you really need to hone in on your work. Definitely one to put on repeat.
New York duo Phantogram released last week a new self-titled EP that’s pretty dang good, and I’ve shared two of the songs down below. The first, “Black Out Days”, kind of reminds me of a really good 90s track. Sarah Barthel’s vocals fill the track with a magnificent presence, layered over a sea of keyboards and synths. You can listen to the full EP on Rdio by clicking here.
Austin-based band The Octopus Project‘s latest music video, ‘Whitby,’ is an excellent piece of stop motion animation, starring a bunch of dancing geometric shapes hanging out in a library, kitchen, and other ordinary locations. It was created, shot, and directed entirely by the band themselves, who also have a hand in a lot of the art involved in their packaging and live visuals.
Los Angeles bubbles like a musical cauldron. Sometimes it needs to boil over for a musician to really be discovered. 23-year-old singer/songwriter Nylo has been steadily rising, leaving Texas to become a session musician and industry songwriter. Now she’s decided though to focus on her own career, putting out a sparkling EP right in the vein of the electro-hip-hop-R&B that dominates the musical zeitgeist.