Both Lines Will Be Blue is the title of the next and third album from Mexican-Norwegian musician and producer Carmen Villain, and you can hear its transformative, adventurous “Observable Future” above. The all-instrumental album arrives on July 12th care of Smalltown Supersound. You can pre-order vinyl, CD and digital versions of it from her Bandcamp page now.
Lean and quietly apocalyptic, PJ Harvey’s “The Crowded Cell” will conclude with an electric drama each episode of The Virtues. The program, directed by This Is England’s Shane Meadows, debuted last night, May 15th, on Channel 4. You can find out more about the show by watching its trailer. Via Les inRocks.
Thoughtful as it rushes, “Obsessed” is the tranquil, honest new single from Brisbane’s wonderful Hatchie. The track is taken from Keepsake, her forthcoming debut album. Out from June 21st through the courtesy of Double Double Whammy, you can pre-order milky-clear-vinyl, CD, cassette and digital versions of it from their webstore now.
A sharp-angled waltz, “No Brakes” is the dynamically-tuneful, quietly-orchestral new single from Merival, the solo-musical project of Toronto’s Anna Horvath. The track is taken from Lesson, the LP she releases on June 21st. You can pre-order vinyl and digital versions of it right now from her Bandcamp page.
Crystalline melancholy, “Twist” is heartache sweetly rendered and the personable latest single from Ontario’s Dizzy. Out through Royal Mountain Records, you can find streaming and download links for it right here. This is the first track the band have shared from their next EP, its release forthcoming
This Friday, May 17th, the wonderful Alex Lahey releases her The Best of Luck Club LP, from which you can hear the intelligent and aching “Unspoken History” above. You can order white-vinyl, CD and digital editions of it from her Bandcamp page now. Tonight she begins a tour of the U.K., Ireland and Australia, and you can find out more about those shows on her website.
Atlanta’s Mattiel has shared the wry, very-funny and brand-new video for her churning new single “Je Ne Me Connais Pas”. The track is taken from Satis Factory, the album she releases on June 14th. You can pre-order orange-vinyl, day-glow-yellow-vinyl, CD and bundled editions of it from ATO Records, and it’s available from her Bandcamp page as well.
Learned and alive, “We Get By” is the clear-sighted new single from legend Mavis Staples, and she’s just shared its documentary-style new video. It’s the title track to the Ben Harper-produced album that she releases on May 24th. You can pre-order CD and vinyl versions of it either from her webstore or from Anti- Records right now.