M83 – ‘Midnight City’

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What’s with the French and electronic music? Maybe its just me, but they consistently deliver the most creative, genre bending tunes. It’s been three long years since the ‘Saturdays = Youth’ album and now Alexander Gonzalez aka M83 gives us ‘Midnight City’.

With decidedly creepy artwork…

A new album is on the way and apparently Anthony has been very, very busy because it’ll be a double record. ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ is set for an October 18 release.

HURRY UP, WE’RE DREAMING

CD1
01 “Intro” (Feat. Zola Jesus)
02 “Midnight City”
03 “Reunion”
04 “Where the Boats Go”
05 “Wait”
06 “Raconte-Moi Histoire”
07 “Train to Pluton”
08 “Claudia Lewis”
09 “This Bright Flash”
10 “When Will You Come Home?”
11 “Soon, My Friend”

CD2
01 “My Tears Are Becoming a Sea”
02 “New Map”
03 “OK Pal”
04 “Another Wave From You”
05 “Splendor”
06 “Year One, One UFO”
07 “Fountains”
08 “Steve McQueen”
09 “Echoes of Mine”
10 “Klaus I Love You”
11 “Outro”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydeQ5BjXvjQ

http://www.myspace.com/m83

Radiohead Live @ The Basement

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Opinions are still divided over the quality of ‘King Of Limbs’ coming after (in my opinion) their greatest album ‘In Rainbows’. But I love ‘Codex’. The thing that amazes me about the way they put songs together is that it always feels like very little is happening. They always leave a big gap in the instrumentation for us to hang our thoughts in.

Recently Radiohead recorded a live performance of the whole album for the BBC, Live At The Basement… see it in all its glory below…

Radiohead – The King of Limbs live from the basement 2011 – BBC.

Seekae – ‘3’

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If you haven’t checked out Aussie electro instrumentalists Seekae – now’s your chance.

Their album ‘+Dome’ at times sounds like a possessed gameboy mashed up with an old ambient record, case in point ‘3’.

Marlon Followill has recently made a low-fi video for another album cut called ‘Blood Bank’ (as below).

If you want more info click  here.

The Laurels – ‘What She Does To Me’

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Sydney shoegazers The Laurels have released ‘Mesozoic’ – a new six track EP with a catchy rocker called ‘What She Does To Me’.

You can grab it here / more info on their Myspace.