Wednesday Music News

  • In an interview with NME published earlier this year, Crystal Castles member and producer Ethan Kath guaranteed that despite a potential summer release date, the duo’s next album would without a doubt maintain their signature dark electro-goth style. “Every song we write is bleak,” sad Kath. “We don’t want anything else.” Although there are still no specifics on the new album, the duo released a new song tack titled “Plague” earlier today. Check out the new track below, because really, what’s bleaker than a plague?

  • 2:54, the dark shoegaze sister duo from London, have released a new song titled “Sugar.” Despite its name, there’s nothing saccharine about “Sugar,” which draw the listener in with its pulsing baseline and hauntingly soft, sometimes frantic vocals. Listen to “Sugar” below:

  • John Darnielle has released a new song from Transcendental Youth, the upcoming album by The Mountain Goats due out October 2 on Merge Records. The song, titled “Cry for Judas,” features an upbeat horn section and, in typical Mountain Goats fashion, plenty of lyrics about religion, desperation, and motor vehicles. “It is about survival but that’s kind of an oversimplification,” wrote Darnielle on the Mountain Goats website earlier this morning. “It’s also about building a vehicle from the defeated pieces of the thing you survived and piloting that vehicle through the cosmos, it’s kind of complicated but people who know what I’m talking about will kind of intuitively get the idea and the rest of you will I hope be able to get a sense of it through the song.” Check out “Cry for Judas” below:

  • Hot Chip have released a new video for their song “How Do You Do?” off their most recent album In Our Heads. The video for the synth-heavy DEVO inspired track features the band members standing in front of a green screen (or in a blue room?) and projected onto an assortment of random images, including an ultrasound. Check out the goofy video below:

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