Info: This weeks scour of the new releases threw up some nice surprises, Bat For Lashes will be releasing her fourth album since 2006's Fur and Gold, with The Bride due to drop on the 1st of July. Early indicators are that this could be one of her most complete albums to date, there's always that tricky fifth album I suppose! She's already released 4 tracks online over the past five months, giving us a good idea of what to expect, I've included my favourite of those below in the latest single, 'Sunday Love'.
Iconic Californian maestro DJ Shadow just released his latest album, The Mountain Will Fall, a few days ago, which surprisingly hasn't taken off in terms of online reaction, I'm loving it so far, one of those 'first few bars of the first track and I'm in' jobs, fans of his will be very pleased and immediately in familiar and not so familiar surroundings. On the 8th of July we'll see the second album from New York solo act The Julie Ruin with Hit Reset. Quite a discovery for me that I'm really pleased with, listening to her first album has also been a great experience, the music is the hard rock side of electronic indie and her vocals are a treat, check out 'I Decide' below, and if you like it the lyric video for 'Run Fast' on Youtube, it's punk ass.
London act Blood Orange will release what might become the Rn'B album of the year with Freetown Sound in a few weeks time. Currently based in New York, they've created a delicious cocktail of ambient electro-funk on track 'Augustine', just released Monday (below) to whet the appetite. And finally, I've thrown in Adam Fielding's The Broken Divide, his first full solo album, an escapist electronic and ambient experience which is available here at a 'Name Your Price' price.
Bat For Lashes - 'Sunday Love'
DJ Shadow - 'Nobody Speak' feat. Run The Jewel
The Julie Ruin - 'I Decide'
Blood Orange - 'Augustine'
Adam Fielding - The Beginning & The End