Category Archives: Atzucacs

Hit of the week: Vampire Weekend “This Life”

Vampire Weekend shared the video for “This Life.” The track appears on the band’s recently released studio album, Father Of The Bride.

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig co-wrote “This Life” with Mark Ronson. It features lyrics adapted from ILoveMakonnen’s “Tonight” and additional guitars by Jake Longstreth. Koenig co-produced the song, one of 18 on the double LP, with Ariel Rechtshaid. Koenig, Ronson, Rechtshaid, HAIM’s Danielle Haim (who also contributed to “This Life” and other Father Of The Bride tracks) and others can be seen in the Emmett Malloy-directed “This Life” video below:

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Hit of the week: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds ‘Black Star Dancing’

Noel Gallagher, it seems, was not content to let his brother Liam Gallagher get all the solo record glory and has announced his newest EP. He’s gone as far as to share the EP’s title track to whet your appetite. But it’s nothing like you’d expect.

The track is a space-tinged groove which has more in common with EDM than Britpop and will see Noel move into a new sphere. He opened up about some of his influences for the record “It manages to combine the influences of David Bowie, INXS, U2, Queen, Indeep and ZZ Top!,” said the former Oasis leading man.

Hit of the week: Bleached ‘Hard to kill’

Bleached returned the other week with “Shitty Ballet”, their first song since 2017. The punk/garage rockers have now announced a new album on which that single is set to appear. Titled Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?, it’s due out July 12th through Dead Oceans.

The follow-up to 2016’s solid Welcome the Worms LP, Don’t You Think serves as the first full-length that Bleached have “written from a place of sobriety.” Sessions began in early 2018, taking place in both Nashville and their hometown of Los Angeles. ‘Hard To kill’ is their first single.

Hit of the week: FKA twigs “Cellophane”

FKA twigs has returned with her first new song in over three years, “Cellophane.” The song comes with a breathless, ethereal new video directed by frequent Björk collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang.

“Cellophane” is one of FKA twigs’ most personal tracks to date, dealing with a period in her life when she felt she had to rebuild herself from scratch.

The stunning video accompanying the track finds twigs pole-dancing, falling through space and eventually being buried in pink mud. She trained for months in advance with pole choreographer Kelly Yvonne to learn the impressive acrobatics she performs in the video.

Hit of the week: Just Mustard ‘Frank’

Just Mustard, a five-piece band from Dundalk, Ireland, quietly released their debut album Wednesday in 2018. It’s a shame more wasn’t made about the group’s intense and rich shoegaze-meets-noise sound but they’re already back with new material in the shape of “Frank,” a tense and atmospheric taste of darkness that offers the perfect introduction into the band’s work.

Hit of the week: Hot Chip “Hungry Child”

Hot Chip have announced a new album, called A Bath Full Of Ecstasy, that will be out in June. It’s their first album since 2015’s Why Make Sense?, and it’s their first album that they recruited outside producers to work with them, namely Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix) and Rodaidh McDonald (the XX, David Byrne, Sampha).

They’ve dropped a music video for lead single “Hungry Child,” which was directed by Saman Kesh and stars Freaks And Geeks’ Martin Starr and This Is Us’ Milana Vayntrub as a couple having a spat before getting entranced by the new Hot Chip single. It turns out that “Hungry Child” has taken over the whole world, and no one can stop hearing it.

Hit of the week: James Blake feat. Rosalía ‘Barefoot In The Park’

James Blake has today shared the video for ‘Barefoot In The Park’ (feat. Rosalía) taken from his critically-acclaimed album, ‘Assume Form’ which was released earlier this year.

Featuring the Catalan pop sensation Rosalía, ‘Barefoot In The Park’ is a breathtakingly romantic moment on ‘Assume Form’ that celebrates togetherness and intimacy.