Last month Rat Boy followed up his debut album ‘SCUM’ with a new seven-track project called ‘Civil Disorder. Now he’s shared a new video for one of the mix’s tracks, ‘Knock Knock Pt. II’. Shot by Tommy Davis but edited and directed by Rat Boy, it combines some pretty incendiary clips from rehearsals mixed up with Jordan and his band zooming around the streets in a battered Volvo. Their music combines the sound of early 80s American punk and 70s punk from the UK. with the production of the new hip-hop records.
King Tuff, the moniker of raucous shredder Kyle Thomas, returned last week with “The Other”, his first new song in four years. It was a spare, melancholic track, a marked departure from the jams on 2014’s Black Moon Spell. Now, Thomas has returned with another new song, “Psycho Star”, as well as the announcement of a new album. Called The Other, it arrives on April 13th.
We Are Scientists, the New York based alternative rock act has released a new single “One In, One Out”, along with an accompanying tech-y and visually fascinating music video. Simultaneously, the band also revealed an upcoming album titled Megaplex, which is the follow up to 2016’s Helter Seltzer and is due April 27th.
The iconic group Fischerspooner return with their first album in almost a decade, ‘Sir’, released February 16, on Ultra Records. Produced by Michael Stipe, it also features additional production by BOOTS (Beyonce, Run The Jewels) and mixing by Stuart White (Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’) and Andy LeMaster. Fischerspooner share their new single TopBrazil off their upcoming album, ‘Sir’,
Superorganism, a collective of pop wunderkinds pulled from all corners of the globe, including the UK, Japan, and New Zealand, made a splash in 2017 with their debut single “Something For Your M.I.N.D.”. Their follow-up releases, “It’s All Good” and “Nobody Cares”, continued to earn them more attention, such as seals of approval from Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and a deal with indie record label Domino.
Now, the group is looking to carry over some of that hype into the new year with a fresh track called “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”. It’s an effervescent song that capitalizes on all the bright spots that have made Superorganism a super specimen of an act — there are synths that bleep, swirl, and seem to change color, whimsical vocals, and an unstoppable energy.
Franz Ferdinand release ‘Feel The Love Go,‘ the new single to be taken from Always Ascending, their forthcoming album on Domino out Friday, February 9.
The track is accompanied by a video by acclaimed director Diane Martel (Miley Cyrus, Charlie XCX, Justin Timberlake). The video, shot while the band were in Los Angeles recently, has the feel of a public access TV religious show and sees frontman Alex Kapranos cast as an unhinged evangelical preacher.
Always Ascending is the band’s fifth album and was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.