Download Podcast | Floating Downstream’s New Music 08/05/2012
[UPDATE: I did do this quite along time ago but due to technical difficulties I have only now been able to get it up]
Instead of keeping this up to date with music news and posting one by one what I believe to be the great new music. I am going to simply put it into a podcast with the songs one after the hour. The first one is just over 1 hour long and includes new music from the end of April to the start of May. I’m going to try and do a podcast every week, of what new music is coming up.
To begin with I’m going to briefly talk about them below. This might end up being a radio style podcast, but right now I’m not sure. So here we go.
S. Carey - Marfa
Sean Carey, a.k.a S. Carey is probably best known for being the drummer/supporting vocals for Justine Vernon’s Bon Iver, but what you probably don’t realise is that in his own right he has been recording solo stuff for the last couple of years in the same style as indie folk. Saying that it happened by accident.
I didn’t start out thinking I was going to write an album. I had a couple song ideas, and it just went from there. I recorded a few songs, and as time went on I got further into those songs and recorded more layers, then I had friends come over and record stuff I couldn’t play, and by that time I had come up with more songs until finally I just had this full length thing
He released his first album ‘All We Grow’ in 2010 and is now just released his follow up EP ‘Hoyas’. This is the last song on the EP, called ‘Marfa’
Vance Joy - Riptide
A fellow friend of mine has being playing around Melbourne town lately in smallish one-off gigs playing his folkie/pop music to his friends and family. He recently went into the studio and recorded this little song that he calls at his shows his ‘smash hit’. It’s reminiscent of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, with it’s folk ukulele bending the lyrics to the heart strings of the listener, but creating a more pop atmosphere with the pounding of the drums. Even though he’s a mate, keep an eye on the one.
Angus Stone - Bird on the Buffalo
Long awaited solo debut album from one half of Angus and Julia Stone, brings us Angus Stone’s second single from his album which is set to be released in July. Here he is sounding very much like Dylan. Also released is a video to go along with this check that out here.
Melodie Nelson - Six Six Six (Feat Geoffrey O’Connor)
First new music since last years ‘Meditations on The Sun’, Melodie has teamed up with Geoffrey O’Connor to duet on new track called ‘Six Six Six’, bringing together a bluesy string drenched, piano infused ballad with allusions to Lucifer himself. Along with this is a spooky eerie film clip filmed in the NSW Hunter Valley region. Check that out here.
This will be released as a 7inch mid this year, with Geoffrey’s duet on one side and another duet on the other side (rumours are pointing towards Gotye - TBC).
Beach House - Myth (Bloom)
Fourth album for this Baltimore band ‘Bloom’, a follow up to 2010’s ‘Teen Dream’ brings these guys back for another dream pop album full of fantasy head trippie synths surrounding the sweeping guitar styles of Alex Scally. I found this album very similar to 2010’s ‘Teen Dream’ but that doesn’t make it a bad thing, not at all, it makes it a great thing. ‘Bloom’ will be released May 15th.
Animal Collective - Honeycomb
The first single to be released by these guys in preparation for the next LP that is sure to be dropped sometime this year. Again these guys are back for the psychedelic sound of chaos, infusing vocals quickly into drips and draps of sounds mashed together to bring about another bunch of songs similar to 2009’s ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’. This was released on their website recently with another song ‘Gotham’, stay tuned for more info on AnCo’s album details.
Jack White - I’m Shakin’ (Blunderbuss)
Finally Jack’s back but this time ditching the band (in a way), for a more polished debut solo album. I imagine its been a long time coming. ‘Blunderbuss’, released April 24th is a well thought out bluesy guitar album full of what Jack White is great at doing, blues rock at it’s finest.
Alabama Shakes - Hold On (Boys & Girls)
"Bless my heart, Bless my soul, didn’t think I would make it to 22 years old, someone up above saying come on Brittney, you got to come on up. You got to Hold on…"
This song and this band came out of left field for me, I didn’t see these guys coming until it was too late. They blew me away. Their blues rock sank to my soul and churned it into a brighter mirror of its self. And the simplicity of those lyrics are just divine, and work. And the rest of the album is just remarkable. ‘Boys & Girls’ was released on April 9th (almost a month ago now), and not bad for a debut album from these guys.
The Temper Trap - Need Your Love
Riding on their success from their first album 2009’s ‘Conditions’ brings these guys around for another dosage. This single firstly released almost two months ago now on 21st of March has just exploded everywhere, getting regular rotation on all stations commercial and others. Their album entitled ‘The Temper Trap’ is set to be released on May 18th. This is the first single from the album.
Teen Spirit - Fuck The Beach
TEAM SPIRIT began when Passion Pit synth player Ayad Al Adhamy started writing songs on the guitar. Wanting more and needing to rock live, he combined with long time friends Roman Tobias Pettigrew & Dave Weingarten & together recorded the TEAM SPIRIT EP. A blend inspired by motown Bass, roaring drums, ripping guitars and glam rock vocals; here is TEAM SPIRIT.
Passion Pit - Take A Walk (Gossamer)
Did someone say Passion Pit, here comes the much awaited follow up to 2009’s ‘Manners’. First single and first heard song from the upcoming album ‘Gossamer’ out July 23rd. The electropop band are about to head out on a European and North American tour, and to get people in the mood for it here is ‘Take A Walk’
Tribute to MCA, Adam Yauch - Beastie Boys - Super Disco Breakin’ (Hello Nasty)
When I was young, I saw an ad come up on TV it was advertising The Beastie Boys current album Hello Nasty with the song Intergalactic. From then on i’ve been hooked. So much so that even in high school, along with two friends, we performed at a lunch time concert reenacting ‘Fight For Your Right’. I saw them front row at the Big Day Out in 2005, which just blew me completely away. Word cannot describe.
On May 4th, we lost one third of The Beastie Boys. Adam Yauch a.k.a MCA lost his battle with cancer. Here I play tribute to him by playing the song that I first properly heard from the first album that I bought of theres. Super Disco Breakin’.
Major Lazer - For Free (Feat Amber From The Dirty Projectors)
Last month Major Lazer previewed “Get Free,” a track for which Diplo recruited Dirty Projectors siren Amber Coffman. Well now, it’s out today, and downloadable at majorlazergetfree.com for the price of an email. It’s good! There’s a video, too, featuring Major Lazer’s cartoon dancehall commando sitting on a pile of dinosaur bones and staring off meaningfully into the sunrise, thinking about Amber’s inspirational lyrics and swept up in the track’s wistful melancholy. Coffman’s part is transcribed, so you too can feel Major Lazer’s anti-government yearning for liberation. Use caution when singing along at home, though; in typical fashion, some of these Coffman melodies dip and dive hard enough to break an amateur voicebox.
Santigold - Desperate Youth (Masters of My Make-Believe)
Second album from Santigold released April 24th, brings back the foot tapping, tables jumping, ruckus building electro that was very familiar of her first album. Here I’ve provided you all with the third single from the album, proceeded by ‘Go! (Feat Karen O)’, ‘Big Mouth’.
THEESatisfaction - QueenS (awE naturalE)
Debut album from Seattle based hip hop outfit, combining those electro aspects with heavy addictive beats and 80’s style disco themes spliced between the sheets. If this is just their debut i’m interested to see what they do next. Their album awE naturalE was released March 27th. Worth a listen.
Grimes - Oblivion (Visions)
Third album from electro pop princess Claire Boucher a.k.a Grimes. Greatly affections album that just gets under your skin and buries deep. This album came out at the start of the year but it still a favourite of mine and I couldn’t resist putting it up.
Andras Fox - That’s All (Daydreaming Split 12inch)
Melbourne’s own Andras Fox has just released his own mini LP ‘Daydreaming’. The dance triggers of the opener ‘That’s All’ brings back the 1970’s vibe with a sharp funkadelic feel good vibe that resonates in the feet and makes it’s way to your hands above your head. Check it out at his bandcamp for more details.
Sigur Ros - Ekki múkk (Valtari)
A return to all that is pure and right just in the world, and that can only mean one band Icelandic’s Sigur Ros. After delving in songs for film and their one films they’re back with an album that’s just perfect for winter. ‘Valtari’ officially drops May 28th. Check out the first single ‘Ekki Mukk’.