It's the week of Valentine's and with all the love being passed around I feel as I should do the same, but in the way of a brand new Weekly Tune-Up. I love giving you guys the latest in new music every week, and this week won't be any different. If you look below you'll see a few of the noteworthy cuts from this week.
Dirty Projectors new song "Cool Your Heart" is the epitome of indie-pop. Co-written by Solange, this tropical R&B influenced track is highlighted with layered keys and up-tempo percussion. "Cool Your Heart," is the fourth single from Dirty Projectors’ upcoming self-titled LP, due out February 24. You can add Dirty Projectors LP to my must listen list of 2017.
Don't forget to call your local record store to see if they'll be carrying any of the releases you hear below.
Rationale's voice is unique yet so smooth. Fresh off the release of his new EP titled Vessels, "Tethered" was the lone track that hadn't seen a proper release to the internet, that was until now. It's a downtempo affair for the London-based singer/songwriter and again it's his voice that steals the show. It's a beautiful simplistic tune. Give Vessels a minute of your time.
Austin psych rockers The Black Angels have returned with an announcement of a brand new album, Death Song, due to be released on April 21. They also gave us a glimpse of what to expect from the new record with their fiery first single, "Currency." I've been a big fan of the Black Angels ever since the band's debut rocker, Passover. I'd love nothing more than to see them find the same chemistry that made that record so timeless. In the meantime you can crank up "Currency."
Weekly Tune-Up LI (Stream/Download)
01. Teen Daze, "Lost" (Feat. Nadia Hulett)
02. British Sea Power, "Bad Bohemian"
03. Young Fathers, "Only God Knows"
04. Dirty Projectors, "Cool Your Heart"
05. Rationale, "Tethered"
06. Ela Minus, "Ceremony"
07. Porter Ray, "Arithmetic"
08. GEMS, " X Valentine"
09. The Black Angels, "Currency"
10. Big Wild, "When I Get There"
11. ANOHNI, "Paradise"
12. Goldfrapp, "Anymore"
13. Parcels, "Hideout"
14. Autograf, "Nobody Knows" (Feat. WYNNE)
15. Little Dragon, "High"