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Divus Julius presents: Will Butler

William Butler is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer who is best known as a core member of the indie rock band Arcade Fire. He is the brother of Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler.

American music—in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, The Breeders, The Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. Music where the holy fool runs afoul of the casual world.

With his new solo album ‘Generations’ our on 25th September, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler is unveiling the latest taste of what to expect, releasing new track ‘Bethlehem’.

Divus Julius presents: Djo

Stranger Things star Joe Keery a.k.a. Djo  dropped last year a 12 track album that sees him lean heavily into the dreamy psych rock he previewed with the release of his early singles. Joe wrote all the songs on Twenty Twenty and played guitar, drums, and bass for the release, in addition to singing on it.

Now, he returns with a psychy funk pop extravaganza, ‘Keep Your Head Up’

Divus Julius presents: Arab Strap

Scottish cult-pop bon vivants Arab Strap – aka Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton – got back together after an amicable breakup in 2016 to play a string of reunion shows. Now, they return with their first new music in 15 years, since the release of their 2005 album The Last Romance. Their new song, “The Turning Of Our Bones,” will be included on a 7″ that’ll be out in October with a B-side called “The Jumper.”

Divus Julius presents: AaRON

Simon Buret and Olivier Coursier, the french duo behind the band AaRON, create a distinctive and extraordinary sound. Their last album “We Cut The Night” is  a synthesis of the past and future. John Malkovich already is a huge fan of the band and also plays a role in the music video ‘Blouson Noir’.

The French duo  will return with new album Anatomy of Light in September this year. “Les Rivières” is the first single to be taken from the album and the video for the song was directed by the duo.

Divus Julius presents: NZCA Lines

NZCA Lines, aka producer and multi-instrumentalist, Michael Lovett, releases his new album Pure Luxury via Memphis Industries. His first album since 2016’s Infinite Summer, it’s funk filled and frenetic, fizzing with electricity and teeming with invention.

Written and produced almost entirely by Lovett, yet featuring a wide range of collaborators, Pure Luxury revels in both the insular – the sound of one man processing anxiety-inducing world events – and the communal. It is a record of diverse styles, voices and textures, expanding the musical universe of Lovett’s previous albums whilst cementing his own playful voice with an inescapable sense of joy and excitement.

Divus Julius presents: Yves Jarvis

Montreal’s Yves Jarvis has announced his third album, titled Sundry Rock Song Stock. The album will be released digitally on September 25 and on vinyl on November 13. Alongside the announcement, he’s also sharing new track ‘For Props’ with its accompanying video.

On Sundry Rock Song Stock, Yves Jarvis continues to refine his creative approach to the core of his being, where music and life intertwine in harmonious fashion. His latest album fuses genre elements into a symbiotic relationship where wistful folk, tender R&B, pastoral prog, and musique concrète experiments feed into one another to grow lush new forms. Though he maintains an air of mystery with his lyrics, Jarvis’s whisper-soft words can be interpreted as both deeply personal and politically motivated in ways we haven’t heard from him before.

Divus julius presents: They.

Los Angeles-based duo They., but a listen to their debut album, Nü Religion: Hyena, proves the singing-production duo of Drew and Dante are in their own grunge&B lane.

There are a bevy of influences on the album that come together like Voltron to create a unique style that carries the project into many directions while remaining focused and carefully crafted. In a sea of laid-back R&B with hip-hop-infused new school sounds, They. manage to stand out by keeping it a little more gully with some added 1990s swag for good measure.

THEY. is back with a new song called “Play Fight,” a collaboration which sees singer Drew Love and producer Dante Jones teaming up with Tinashe. They had teased the lush new offering earlier this week, a second preview of their upcoming project The Amanda Tape, which is expected later this year.