Ahead of release next Tuesday, we’ve teamed up with BlahBlahBlahScience to give you an exclusive listen of the album:
You can also head over to ACID TED to read an exclusive interview with Barny.
Podcast #5 is online and available as a free download below:
1. Poliça – Lay Your Cards Out
Taken from their much hyped debut album, ‘Lay Your Cards Out’ perfectly encapsulates what Poliça are about. Although auto-tuned vocals, electronic soundscapes and two drummers sounds odd on paper, the result is fantastic, leading to Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) declaring “they’re the best band I’ve ever heard”.
2. Constantina – Juan, El Marinero
Here’s a beautiful track from DryCry’s latest release, ‘Haveno’ by Constantina. This is one of several tracks that has been regularly spotted on music blogs around the release and Constantina’s return to SXSW Festival. Music That Isn’t Bad declared “This Brazil-based group has found a way to mix the cinematic qualities of Explosions in the Sky with the electro-vamping of Jon Hopkins, and the result, a platter of delicious food for my ears”.
3. Tobias – I Lost My Memories In The Snow
It gives us great pleasure to preview a brand new track from DryCry artist Tobias. The follow up to ‘Circumstances‘ is expected to land in Autumn 2012. ‘I Lost My Memories In The Snow’ gives a great indication of what is to come, beautifully produced electronic music containing emotive melody and feeling.
4. St Lucia – Closer Then This
A great, feel good track from a brilliant EP. St. Lucia is Brooklyn based Jean-Philip Grobler, who creates summery electronic pop with similar aesthetics to Miike Snow. St. Lucia have recently graced the UK, impressing crowds at Camden Crawl and The Great Escape.
5. No Ceremony – Deliverus
Different to their usual style, but none the less awesome, Deliverus is a slow burning, reverb drenched track that shows a positive new dimension to their repertoire.
6. Sleepwalkers – Rear Window (Barny Carter Remix)
Here’s a fresh re-working of Rear Window by Bristolian electronic talent Barny Carter. Barny’s music, which can be heard on his Soundcloud page, has been described by BBC’s Tom Robinson as “fresh and gorgeous”. We couldn’t agree more.
7. Sylver Tongue – Hook You Up
Sylver Tongue is Charlotte Hatherley from pop-punk band Ash. ‘Hook You Up’ is the first of two tracks Charlotte has revealed under the pseudonym. Very different to previous efforts, the new sound shows a lot of promise, leaving fans and journalists alike eagerly anticipating more.
8. Coloquix – Greg and Anna Go to Dublin
Coloquix, aka Greg Connolly, is a Sheffield based electronic producer. ‘Greg and Anna go to Dublin’ caught our attention straight away, combining soft soundscapes with simple yet beautiful melody. Coloquix has a handful of tracks available to stream and download on his Soundcloud.
9. Teddington Close – Girl in the Rain
Wrapping up the podcast is a track from Bristol based songwriter/musician Teddington Close. All the tracks we’ve heard of the record sounds fantastic so far… very organic and dynamic, with heaps of harmony and a very clever use of instrumentation.
Tying in with the release of Haveno on 12th March, Constantina are embarking on a US tour. They will be playing New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles and Marfa, before returning to SXSW for their second year.
Keep checking back here and Constantina’s website for further details on the album release and US tour.
The Winter 2011/12 podcast is online and available as a free download below:
1. Binary – Prisoner
London four-piece Binary have only been around for a year or so, but are already crafting some excellent tracks. With a steady shoegaze rhythm and dark swooning vocals, comparisons could be drawn to The Cure. Mixed by Nine Inch Nails collaborator Sean Beavan, Prisoner is out on the fantastic London indie label Luv Luv Luv.
2. Serenades – Oceans
Adam Olenius and Markus Krunegård, aka Serenades, have already created a stir in their Swedish homeland and are gaining crediable exposure in the UK with their brand of chilled electronic pop. Similar to all releases by Serenades, ‘Oceans’ is a blissful track full of rich vocal lines and crisp production.
3. Oliver Tank – Embrace feat. Fawn Myers
2011 has seen Sydney based Oliver Tank making a name for himself on Triple J Unearthed, with tracks from his ‘Dreams EP’ constantly lingering, for good reason, in the electronic chart. The whole EP encapsulates Oliver’s haunting minimal synth sound. Perfect night-time listening.
4. NZCA/LINES – Okinawa Channels
Here’s a fantastic track from Michael Lovett moniker NZCA/LINES. ‘Okinawa Channels’, featuring tight beats, analogue syths and layered vocals, is taken from the debut album ‘Nasca Lines’ which will be released 27th February.
5. Jamie N Commons – The Preacher
Unbelievably, although sounding like he’s spent his life smoking and drinking whisky with Mark Lanegan and Tom Waits, Jamie N Commons is only 22 years old. The opening track from ‘The Baron EP’ is gutsy, dynamic, and gaining approval from music journalists and bloggers alike.
6. Foxes – Youth
London duet Foxes create quality electronic pop. Louisa Rose Allen’s vocals go harmoniously hand-in hand with Sam Dixon’s polished productions. ‘Youth’ is taken from Foxes’ debut release, the double A-side ‘Youth/Home’ which is out on Neon Gold 16th January.
7. Filthy Boy – Naughty Corner
‘Naughty Corner’ is a quirky, catchy little number from South London alternative band Filthy Boy. Comparable to new Arctic Monkeys material and Our Mountain, ‘Naughty Corner’ is available as a free download from their Bandcamp page.
8. Y Niwl – Undegsaith
Y Niwl’s latest installment of fast paced surf rock comes in the form of ‘Undegsaith’. This 1 minute 8 second track available from the band’s Bandcamp page.
9. Friends – Friend Crush
New York indie stars Friends have been gaining fantastic momemtum on both sides of the Atlantic over the past few months. Their first release, ‘I’m His Girl’, got terrific support from the likes of BBC Radio, which has led to the band being hotly tipped for 2012 by dozens of music blogs and publications. ‘Friend Crush’ is an equally brilliant chic-indie track.
10. Gabriel Bruce – Sleep Paralysis
Closing the podcast is ‘Sleep Paralysis’ by Gabriel Bruce, the brilliantly brooding second release from the Off Modern label. Definately worth a listen if you enjoy music from the likes of The National.