Foals have an ambitious 2019 planned, with not one, but two new albums on the way, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 and Part 2. March 8th will bring us Part 1, which is being teased today with a new song called “On the Luna”.
The follow-up to January’s “Exits” single, it features bright, ’80s-style synths matched up with lively guitar riffs. The track also comes with a similarly fun music video comprised of concert footage and behind-the-scenes moments from Foals’ Everything Not Savedrecording sessions.
Brighton quartet Fur have been delivering ’50s and ’60s-influenced pop songs with a sanguine sheen and toe-tapping beat for a few years now. They’ve released several singles to date and their self-titled debut EP. They recently highlighted their latest single, “Him & Her,” praising frontman Will Murray’s jaunty croon as well as the band’s rollicking guitars and infectious rosiness. Though retro pop and doo-wop are both at play here, their melodious songwriting could easily charm listeners from any decade.
Back in October, Matthew Houck released a new album for his folk-rock project Phosphorescent. C’est La Vie is his first new album since 2013’s Muchacho. He went on Sirius XMU to perform a new cover of Radiohead’s “House Of Cards” from their 2007 album In Rainbows. His is an acoustic, stripped down interpretation of the track.
Great Gable are a Perth based band originally from the South-West of Western Australia, combining a wide range of influences to bring a subtle twist on the alternative-indie sound.
The band have had a stellar year in 2018, selling out two national tours in support of their recent singles Pillars and Golden Slums. They’re kicking off 2019 with a new single Cool Mind Blue, as well as their biggest national tour to date.
All your favorite 1998 albums are getting big anniversary celebrations and Massive Attack are going to make the most of theirs. A week after announcing the reissue of their landmark album Mezzanine as DNA Spray Paint for its 20th anniversary, the electronic maestros announced plans to take the album on tour across Europe and North America. They’ll be joined by Cocteau Twins singer Liz Fraser, who performed on Mezzanine tracks “Teardrop,” “Black Milk,” and “Group Four.” Tonight at St. Jordi Club.
Ex Hex, the DC power trio comprised of Mary Timony, Betsy Wright, and Laura Harris, have announced a new album, their first since the band’s 2014 breakthrough, Rips. Called It’s Real, the LP is due for release on March 22nd via Merge Records.
Described as “a reaction to the blown-out aesthetic of Rips,” It’s Real embraces layered vocal harmonies, art rock flourishes, and drawn-out codas that emphasize the band’s loud, glammy riffs. The trio re-teamed with Rips producer Jonah Takagi for the album, which is built upon “dozens” of guitar amps, including a bygone Rockman.