If you find this, from Grand Archives’ sophomore album Keep in Mind Frankenstein, to your liking, you can stream the entire album at MBV.
The fourth studio album, Battle Studies from the seven-time Grammy winner, John Mayer, is set to be released on November 17th. This album, which Mayer also produced, will be his first release in three years. Battle Studies was recorded in a private home in California where Mayer lived and worked over the course of six months before wrapping at the famed Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.
In addition to the new album release on November 17th, the singer will also perform songs from the new CD that night at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. Tickets for this event are only available to past members of Local 83, Mayer’s fan club, as a thank you for years of dedication. For those people who are not fan club members, you can catch the show on the Fuse Network, which will have a live broadcast of the show at 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central. Be sure to check fuse.tv/JohnMayer for live backstage footage leading up to the broadcast.
Here’s the first single off the album, “Who Says”, to occupy yourself for a month’s time:
Grizzly Bear will release a special edition of the exalted Veckatimest both in the US and the UK on November 2nd. The special edition features a twenty-four page photo keepsake and a second bonus live CD recorded during their worldwide tour. Also check out their performance of “Two Weeks” on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Beach House chanteuse Victoria Legrand provides the enthralling back-up vocals.
01 “Southern Point” (KCRW Session)
02 “All We Ask” (KCMP Session)
03 “Ready, Able” (KCRW Session)
04 “Foreground” (Duyster Session)
05 “Two Weeks” (BBC Maida Vale Session)
06 “Dory” (World Café Session)
07 “While You Wait for the Others” (BBC Maida Vale Session)
Mellow out to the gamer beats and adrenaline-charged drums that make up the ska-infused “Soldier”. Santigold sings with a neon coolness (as she always does), while Pharrell spits out hard-hitting raps—a jam engineered for the better spirits of our hipster nature.
N.E.R.D. feat. Santigold
You would be right to expect something a little more than “out there” from Philadelphia’s Annie Sachs, what with a name like Tickley Feather and all. She conjures up strange pop song-spells in step with her Paw Tracks cohorts, Black Dice and Animal Collective. Her upcoming album, Hors D’Ouevres, will be out next Tuesday, October 20th. Listen to “Don’t Call, Marylin”, a lo-fi pastiche of nursery rhyme rhythm, strung out keyboards, and watery-alien vocals, and check out her tour dates while you’re at it.
Don’t Call, Marylin [MP3]