It’s been a big week…
So the weekend is upon us and what better way to celebrate it than recapping some exciting events and releases that occurred this week in the music world. Here’s what I’ll be spinning this weekend!
I’ll Come Back 4 U – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
The Portland based band dropped their latest single this week in conjunction with Adult Swim. UMO have taken on a surfy tone in this track which begs for you to sing along. Relax though, the psychedelic indie sound is still there and strong.
Rocket Ship – San Cisco
Perth’s own indie rockers dropped the film clip for their latest single last week. It’s taken from their latest EP, The Awkward EP, and it features a sound which is very trendy in the world of teeny boppers at the moment, and it’s not hard to see why! The song is damn catchy!
I’ll Be Alright – Passion Pit
Passion Pit announced this week that they would be headlining Parklife 2012 and along with that, they dropped this new electronic smash hit. It’s going to be an exciting month when they arrive!
Crystallized – The XX
The XX created a fluster when they announced their teaser tour in July – just two dates. But they’ve come through for us, with Handsome Touring confirming a full length tour for January 2013. Perhaps we’ll see these folks playing Big Day Out 2013? Here’s the stand out track from their debut.
Everybody’s On The Run – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
This week the talented Gallagher released a new film clip for the lead song from his self-titled debut. The album was a massive success and definitely one of my favorite records, it solidified his solo project as the most successful out of the two Oasis spinoffs. The film clip has Noel playing a taxi driver with babin’ star of the OC, Mischa Barton, making a cameo. Here’s the double threat- a great video and an even greater song.
The Celestials – Smashing Pumpkins
Smashing Pumpkins dropped their latest record Oceania just a week ago. The album is, needless to say, a massive affair beginning to end. It features all the hallmarks of a classic Pumpkins record and ripper track ‘The Celestials’ showcases the band at their finest. Nice work Billy.
Morning Mr Magpie – Radiohead
It was a sad time this week for Radiohead and fans as their stage collapsed during set up for a show in Canada destroying their lighting rig, injuring some technical staff and, devastatingly, killing their drum technician Scott Johnson. It’s a tough time for the band who have cancelled the next month’s shows as they deal with the grief of their loss and also take time to rebuild their show. As a tribute to Johnson here is Radiohead’s most percussive track from the latest record.
Cigarettes in the Theatre – Two Door Cinema Club
This week, English indie-darlings Two Door Cinema Club confirmed that the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2010 smash debut Tourist History. The album, entitled Beacons, is set to drop in early September and we can only hope that we’ll get a summer tour to coincide with the release.
No Hope – The Vaccines
Dropped about two weeks ago, the Vaccines have broken their 2-minute song formula with their latest single. ‘No Hope’ is a killer track which show cases everything we love about the band for an extra two minutes. The new album, which will be titled The Vaccines Come of Age, is looking to be a fitting follow up to their stellar debut last year. Moreover, it’s set to be released the same week as Two Door Cinema Club’s sophomore release. It’s going to be a big week!
I Only Have Eyes For You – Beck
This is by far the most exciting part of the last couple of weeks for me and a lot of other music fans. If you’ve been living under a rock for the last two weeks, Harvest is massive this year. The civilised gathering which takes place in November announced big hitters Sigur Ros and the marvellous Beck as their headliners. Beck’s new track gives me goosebumps in anticipation for what could be the festival of the year. Kudos AJ Maddah!