Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being (2016)

Caroline International / Wolf Tone
Indie Pop, Alternative Rock, Electronic
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‘How To Be A Human Being’ is a scrapbook of the bands time spent on the road, gathering memories and perceptions of different types of people from all around the world.

Unveiled in mid May as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, ‘Life Itself’, the first single from the album, has already elevated the band’s sonorous buzz to a whole new level. The track is an immersive, exotic and characteristically off-kilter earworm, reintroducing the band in the wake of their sensational ascent into a force to be reckoned with.

Glass Animals’ debut ‘Zaba’, released on Paul Epworth’s label Wolf Tone, has so far sold nearly half a million copies worldwide and amassed a staggering 200 million Spotify streams, obliterating all expectations simply by word of mouth. Their anomalous rise has gained the Oxford four-piece a legion of fans all over the world, including festival appearances at the likes of Falls in Australia, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and has resulted in the band playing 2 sold out headline shows at LA’s 2000-capacity Wiltern and NYC’s 3000-capacity Terminal 5.

To those expecting another album like Zaba, this album may end up as a disappointment. Glass Animals found success on a rather unique and creative sound and continued to expand their inner-weirdness and creativity by not playing it safe, instead opting for more ambition. This approach has paid off admirably as How to Be a Human Being is more than just a collection of stories told through characters like the ones on the album’s art, but is also a showcase of the band’s talent. Taking this talent, expending as much creative energy and ridiculousness as possible while deviating from their beloved sound, the result is an album that one would be hard pressed to find a comparable output to; and that’s a fantastic dilemma.

Tracklisting :

1. Life Itself
2. Youth
3. Season 2 Episode 3
4. Pork Soda
5. Mama’s Gun
6. Cane Shuga
7. Premade Sandwiches
8. The Other Side Of Paradise
9. Take A Slice
10. Poplar St
11. Agnes

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Gypsy & The Cat – Virtual Islands (2016)

Indie, Dream-Pop, Synthpop, New Wave

Melburnian electro-pop whizzes Gypsy & The Cat have announced the release details for their third studio full-length, Virtual Islands, due out this August on their own indie label, Alsatian.

Four years on from their acclaimed sophomore effort, The Late Blue, Virtual Islands is an album that took Gypsy & The Cat — aka Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers — to unexpected places, both sonically and literally, after the pair spent a spell abroad in Japan.

According to Bacash, the cultural and environmental upheaval was just what the doctor ordered for the band’s head-space in making this record.

“Partly there was time [in Japan], and, y’know, we came home and finished off maybe another three or four tracks from that point, so there’s a part of the album that was influenced by that place,” Bacash told The Music. “And I guess it’s just the way that they think in Japan; the way that they dress, the way that they interact with each other. Like, it’s such a bizarre environment to walk around in as a Westerner, and the isolation of the city and the creativity that’s all around you, it just inspires you, I think, subconsciously.

“You kind of walk past people or go through streets and alleyways and, just subconsciously, I feel like it was influencing me in different ways. And then when you go into the studio and sit down at a synthesizer or whatever, you just naturally are not as entertained by chord progressions or sounds that you once were, and the end product is something a bit more obscure, I think. I don’t know if there was a specific difference, you know, if we sort of heard sounds and then tried to do that, or there were bands we were listening to from Japan — it was just more an overall feeling, the change.”

“It’s like taking drugs for the first time,” he continued. “Like, psychedelic drugs. You are not the same person after that. You’re not mentally deranged or anything, but you definitely see things differently because, for a period of time, you saw things differently. So I think there’s a real aftermath, or a grogginess, to being in Japan, creatively, that kind of steered the ship for the record to a degree and just made us push ourselves to feel more entertained by what we were doing.

“I think a lot of artists make music and it’s very tactical, and they might not really love what they’re doing; you know, they’re trying to make a career out of it. But making something that’s pretty wild but, like, you can listen to… for us, it was about making something that, in 10 years’ time, we’d still listen to and be really proud of, and I think that’s why it’s just taken such a long time, because we didn’t want to be a part of any movement or a moment in music.”

Another reason for the extra time taken on this record, Bacash says, is because of an overall shift in the band’s approach to their work, having at this advent asserted themselves as a wholly independent force.

“It’s really, really different because we’re very independent now,” he said. “We don’t have management, so it’s been, like, four years of grinding away and trying to perfect it and come to a place that we felt like it’s represented the way we’re thinking, whereas in the past we haven’t had as much time, and we’ve probably had a bit more pressure on us.

“So this record is definitely a truer representation of the way we’ve been thinking over the last four years without any filtering or anything like that, like anyone telling us to do something a certain way, or songs like this and that; it’s pretty much just our seven, eight, nine years of production experience and being-in-a-band experience coming into this moment.”

Gypsy & The Cat will release Virtual Islands on Friday 5 August on Alsatian. The album was mixed by Bacash with assistance from Dave Fridman (Tame Impala, MGMT & more) for Inside Your Mind, and mastered by Mike Marsh (Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx & more)

1. I Took a Wrong Turn (01:41)
2. Give & Take (04:04)
3. I Just Wanna Be Somebody Else (03:02)
4. Paris (03:58)
5. Life (03:50)
6. Inside Your Mind (03:45)
7. Odyssey of the Streets (05:10)
8. Tragedies of a Love Song (03:17)
9. Leaving Home (03:32)
10. Naomi (03:03)

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65daysofstatic – No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe (2016)

Post-Rock, Ambient, Electronic, Soundtrack

No Man’s Sky is one of the most anticipated games of 2016 according to everyone from PC Advisor to Time Magazine. No Man’s Sky’s procedurally generated universe is unlike anything in the gaming world, and 65daysofstatic’s sonic assault is equally ambitious. 10 tracks of original music, plus a collection of 6 soundscapes that power the game’s unique music engine.

Disc 1 (47:41)
1. Monolith (06:17)
2. Supermoon (04:22)
3. Asimov (05:51)
4. Heliosphere (04:22)
5. Blueprint for a Slow Machine (05:53)
6. Pillars of Frost (02:56)
7. Escape Velocity (02:55)
8. Red Parallax (04:46)
9. Hypersleep (02:53)
10. End of the World Sun (07:26)

Disc 2 (01:03:08)
1. NMS_exteriorAtmos1/ False Suns (09:28)
2. Tomorrow / Lull / Celestial Feedback (10:54)
3. Departure / Shortwave / Noisetest (11:50)
4. temporalDissent / ascension_test1 / koaecax (10:06)
5. Borealis / Contrastellar (08:51)
6. Outlier / EOTWS_Variation1 (11:59)

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DJ Snake – Encore (2016)

House, Pop, Electronic

Encore is the upcoming debut studio album by the French electronic music producer DJ Snake, set to be released on 5 August 2016[1] by Interscope Records. It release has been preceded by its lead single “Middle” featuring the English singer Bipolar Sunshine, released in October 2015, which reached the top 20 charts in France and the United States, the top 10 in the UK and top 5 in Australia, and the single “Talk” featuring Australian vocalist George Maple, released in June 2016, which peaked at number 55 in France. The songs “Propaganda” and “Ocho Cinco” were also made available via iTunes before the album’s release. Selena Gomez also recorded a version of “Let Me Love You”, but will not be included in the album.

1. DJ Snake – Intro (A86) (01:23)
2. DJ Snake – Middle (feat. Bipolar Sunshine) (03:41)
3. DJ Snake – Sahara (feat. Skrillex) (04:18)
4. DJ Snake feat. JRY – Sober (03:27)
5. DJ Snake – Pigalle (feat. Moksi) (04:23)
6. DJ Snake – Talk (feat. George Maple) (03:58)
7. DJ Snake – Ocho Cinco (feat. Yellow Claw) (03:42)
8. DJ Snake – The Half (feat. Jeremih, Young Thug & Swizz Beatz) (03:37)
9. DJ Snake – Oh Me Oh My (feat. Travis Scott, Migos & G4shi) (04:16)
10. DJ Snake – Propaganda (04:10)
11. DJ Snake – 4 Life (feat. G4shi) (03:33)
12. DJ Snake – Future, Pt. 2 (feat. Bipolar Sunshine) (03:42)
13. DJ Snake – Let Me Love You (feat. Justin Bieber) (03:26)
14. DJ Snake – Here Comes the Night (feat. Mr Hudson) (04:47)

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The Album Leaf – Between Waves (2016)

Relapse Records
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Alternative, Ambient, Electronic, Post-Rock

Six years removed from the project’s last proper full-length A Chorus of Storytellers, Jimmy LaValle’s long-running the Album Leaf has announced that a new record is on the way. Titled Between Waves, the album is set to arrive this summer.

Eight tracks in the length, Between Waves is the first record to be recorded with the project’s current lineup, born from a reinvention of band leader LaValle’s creative process and a newfound emphasis on the group dynamic. Narrowed down from 30 tracks to eight, the record was entirely recorded and produced by LaValle and the band, which now consists of LaValle, Matthew Resovich, Brad Lee and David LeBleu.

LaValle has also announced the Album Leaf’s signing to Relapse Records, making Between Waves the project’s first effort for the label.

“I’m very excited to release a new record and to be a part of the Relapse family,” LaValle said in a statement. “This record represents a new musical chapter for me and after making records as the the Album Leaf for nearly two decades, I welcome a fresh start with such an influential, veteran label.”

Between Waves will arrive on August 26 through Relapse on CD, vinyl, deluxe edition double-LP and digitally. Physical pre-orders are available here.

Track List:

1. False Dawn
2. Glimmering Lights
3. New Soul
4. Back to the Start
5. Wandering Still
6. Never Far
7. Lost in the Fog
8. Between Waves

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