Album News

Durham, North Carolina singer-songwriter H.C. McEntire will return with her sophomore album Eno Axis on August 21st via Merge Records.

Along with the new album announcement comes the release of lead single “Time, On Fire.” It’s the sort of magical and lovely folk-inspired outing that she gave us on her debut album Lionheart, just done with an even more expansive pallette.

Find the music video for “Time, On Fire” available to watch below, where you can also find the album artwork and tracklisting.

    Eno Axis Tracklisting:

1. Hands for the Harvest
2. Footman’s Coat
3. High Rise
4. River’s Jaw
5. One Eye Open
6. Final Bow
7. True Meridian
8. Sunday Morning
9. Time, On Fire
10. Houses of the Holy

Photo by Tamar Levine

Cut Copy have announced that they will return with their new album Freeze, Melt on August 21 via Cutters Records/The Orchard.

The announcement comes with the release of their brand new single “Cold Water.” It’s an atmospheric electronic journey, the sort of stuff you do somewhat expect from these guys at this point but in a more contemplative and reflective manner that was found on their debut album and earlier work.

The track follows the release of single “Love Is All We Share” from earlier in the year – which actually isn’t including on the album.

Find a bit about “Cold Water” from singer Dan Whitford below:

“After extensive touring on our last album, “Cold Water” was one of the first new songs to appear. I’d moved to Copenhagen and had been listening to a lot more ambient and instrumental electronic music and as a result “Cold Water” felt quite different to songs we’d made in the past. It was less dance, but more atmospheric. Also the subject matter explores love in today’s context, where the climate and fate of the planet are becoming increasingly uncertain. Once we’d finished it, it felt like we’d placed a marker in the ground, guiding us in a new musical direction.”

Enjoy the music video for “Cold Water” below, where you can also find the album artwork and tracklisting.

    Freeze, Melt Tracklisting:

1. Cold Water
2. Like Breaking Glass
3. Love Is All We Share
4. Stop, Horizon
5. Running In The Grass
6. A Perfect Day
7. Rain
8. In Transit

Sigur Rós frontman and vocalist Jónsi has announced Shiver, his first solo album in a decade, which will be released on October 2nd via Krunk. The album features guest showings from Liz Fraser of the Cocteau Twins and Robyn.

Along with the announcement comes the release of first single “Swill.” The track may take a different approach that fans of Sigur Ros may be anticipating, as it goes a more electronic route. But there is plenty of the stylings that people have come to expect from Jonsi worked into this new canvas.
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Dinner Party is the new supergroup of Kamasi Washington, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, and 9th Wonder. They will. release their self-titled debut album on July 10th via Sounds of Crenshaw/EMPIRE.

The project came together while Martin and Glasper were on the road, touring with Glasper’s R+R=NOW (although they originally met in 1996 at a jazz band camp). They wanted to meld their influences into a new sound that nodded to jazz and soul, but ultimately rooted in hip-hop. They then called out to Washinton and 9th Wonder to join them, and Dinner Party was born.
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