New This Week: Albert Hammond Jr. // Gwenno // Grimes

This week we couldn’t quite catch up with all the new music, but here are two albums we enjoyed. More is coming next week. Albert Hammond Jr. – Momentary Masters Albert Hammond Jr.’s second album sounds much like the Strokes but Julian Casablancas’ baritone and snarl is dearly missed. (Apple[…]

Releases and Announcements: Heather Woods Broderick // Little Boots

Heather Woods Broderick – Glider If somebody releases music under her real name, in particular if it’s such a long one, it spells seriousness to me, often a tad too much. Glider is a serious album that carries a lot of sadness, but it often opens up to lush soundscapes[…]

Releases and Announcements: Apple Music

Last week Apple Music went finally live and like always when Apple does something, everybody has to say something about it. Probably the most talked about feature is Beats 1, a 24 hours, global radio station poised to make listening to radio cool again. Many love it, including me: there’s[…]

Releases and Announcements

New Releases Gengahr – A Dream Outside Elke: The slowly unfolding, ethereally beautiful and highly catchy Bathed In Light might be familiar for many ears and now there’s luckily a whole album of “more” to it. Gengahr a four piece from London, have released their debut album A Dream Outside[…]

Releases and Announcements

New releases No Joy – More Faithful No Joy is a shoegaze band from Canada around singers Jasmine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd. Their band name is not really a mission statement – there is some joy to find in their music. I will listen often to this. (Out now on[…]

MUSIC BUZZ: Releases and Announcement

Elke and I are listening to new music every week. In this new series we select a few albums that we like and you may like too. You also find new album and show announcements. Enjoy! Out Now Northern American – Modern Phenomena Elke: This Week, Northern American, based in[…]

MUSIC BUZZ: Bully // Torres // Emika // More

The Nashville band Bully is preparing a highly anticipated release this June and front woman Alicia Bognanno visited our favorite record store Rough Trade to select some records (apparently she didn’t have to buy them in the end). It’s finally here: since SXSW Elke and I have been anticipating Mackenzie[…]

MUSIC BUZZ: Gazelle Twin // Jukely // Bonaroo // Tidal // More

Gazelle Twin, who released the best album of 2014 according to me and The Quietus, is in real life very different from the spooky character she created for her album. In this video she talks about her art in bright sunshine. Jukely, who wants to establish a subscription service for[…]