After too many years of different New Releases Days, in different countries (some new releases dropped on Monday, some Tuesdays, etc), there will now be a global, uniform day called New Music Fridays. Uniformity, is only one reason, the other, of course, is about money and the fact that most folks still get paid on Friday.
From the official press release:
For music fans across the world, Fridays are set to become the day for newly-released music.
The 10th of July 2015 will see the introduction of ‘New Music Fridays’, an aligned global release day for new music. The move, implemented by labels, retailers and artists internationally, means that fans in many countries will no longer have to wait for days to get access to newly-released tracks and albums.
Up until now, music has been released on different days of the week in various countries – from Mondays in markets such as France and the UK, through Tuesdays in the US and Canada and to Fridays in markets such as Australia and Germany. That will change on 10th July when new music will be released on Fridays at 00:01 local time around the world.
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Aphex Twin has offered new song ‘Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix]’ as a free download. This is an alternate mixed version of the track that will be a part of his upcoming EP, ‘Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments PT2,’ which drops any second now.
Stream and or download below.
Via Asthmatic Kitty:
THESE ARE AGGRESSIVE TIMES. Each morning we awaken to a psychic blitz of breaking news, social outrage, and millions of images and voices shrieking look at me and this onslaught does not cease until late at night when the last glowing screen fades to black. This world demands our attention with one hand and destroys it with the other. That such a noisy age can deliver an album as graceful and honest as Carrie & Lowell should reassure anyone losing faith these days. Let no one say philosophy is dead, for here is a 44-minute meditation on mortality, memory, and faith.
Each track in this collection of eleven songs begins with a fragile melody that gathers steam until it becomes nothing less than a modern hymn. Sufjan recounts the indignities of our world, of technological distraction and sad sex, of an age without either myth or miracle—and this time around, his voice carries the burden of wisdom. Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. If youth knew, if age could.
Stream “Death with Dignity” below.
Bob Dylan’s 36th studio album, ‘Shadows In The Night’ drops 2.5.15. This is a live studio recording, with no overdubs.
We are guessing that there may be some critical fallout from Frank Sinatra fans, who may not enjoy the “not covered” covers.
The cover art is above and the track list and the streaming audio for “Full Moon and Empty Arms” below.
1. I’m A Fool To Want You
2. The Night We Called It A Day
3. Stay With Me
4. Autumn Leaves
5. Why Try to Change Me Now
6. Some Enchanted Evening
7. Full Moon And Empty Arms
8. Where Are You?
9. What’ll I Do
10. That Lucky Old Sun
Parquet Courts aka Parkay Quarts, have stated that their new release ‘Content Nausea’ is “not an LP” and “not an EP”, but somewhere in the middle of the two formats. The record is 12 tracks in length and will be released via Rough Trade and 12.8.14.
The ‘Parkay Quarts’ moniker was previously used for last years’ ‘Tally All the Things That You Broke’ EP, while Parquet Courts’ last release was ‘Sunbathing Animal’, released in June.
You can listen to new track ‘Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth’ below.
The ‘Constant Nausea’ tracklist.
‘Everyday It Starts’
‘Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth’
David Bowie has premiered new song “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” on BBC Radio 6 show Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour.
Bowie had previously announced that Garvey would play the track which features on forthcoming compilation ‘Nothing Has Changed’ during his Sunday afternoon slot. Listen to a radio rip of the song below, as discovered by Consequence of Sound.
“Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” is due to be released on 10-inch vinyl and digital download on 11.17.14. Bowie recorded the song during the summer in New York with producer Tony Visconti and the Maria Schneider Orchestra. Following the song’s debut, lyrics were posted via the singer’s Facebook page.
‘Nothing Has Changed’ is also due to be drop on 11.17.14. Steam “Sue (Or Nothing Has Changed) below.
Source: CoS, NME
Alt-J has already shared the single “Left Hand Free” from their upcoming second album, ‘This Is All Yours’ which drops 9.22.14 via the Infectious label, and they’ve now put out a third single, “Every Other Freckle.”
Alt-J recently put out the “Left Hand Free” video too. Watch that, with the stream of the new single, below.
TV On The Radio have confirmed plans for their next album release.
‘Seeds,’ should drop sometime this fall, via Harvest Records. It’s the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Nine Types of Light,’ as well as the band’s first since the passing of bassist Gerard Smith in April 2011.
You can watch a trailer video for the album below:
Don’t want to editorialize, but we hope Harvest Records presses more LPs of The TV On The Radio than they have for some of their releases, like Glass Animals ‘Zaba.’
Jessie Ware has revealed new song “Share It All,” co-written by Romy Madeley-Croft of The xx.
The track follows new single ‘Tough Love’ and will feature on the deluxe edition of Ware’s forthcoming second album.
Jessie Ware recently announced details of a pair of UK shows for October, which will both take place in churches and coincide with the release of ‘Tough Love’.
Ware will play at St John at Hackney Church on October 2, followed by Manchester Cathedral on October 3. They are currently Ware’s only UK headline shows as part of a nine-date run of concerts this autumn in Europe and North America. Tickets are only available via a ballot on Ware’s website, which ends at mid-day on Monday July 28.
As previously revealed, Ware has worked on her new album with Japanese production duo BenZel, Benny Blanco, James Ford, Ed Sheeran, Miguel and Drake producer Nineteen85, as well as ‘Devotion’ collaborators Dave Okumu, Kid Harpoon and Julio Bashmore.
Stream “Share It All” and “Tough Love” below.