Jamie xx‘s amazing solo debut full-length/album of the year contender In Colour finally arrives next week on 3xLP colored vinyl via Young Turks, but you can watch + listen to what iTunes calls “a bold and expansive visual version” of the whole record now here.
Our girl Faith Silva is making her way over to España this week for the 2015 Primavera Sound festival, which takes place in Barcelona from Wednesday, May 27th through Saturday, May 30th. The Primavera folks consistently put together incredibly diverse and adventurous lineups, and this year’s dream bill is no exception: Panda Bear, Shabazz Palaces, the Strokes, Kelela, James Blake, Viet Cong, Caribou, the Vaselines, Ride, Ariel Pink, Mac Demarco, Patti Smith (performing Horses), Tyler the Creator, HEALTH, Jon Hopkins, Sleater-Kinney, RATATAT, Underworld, Spiritualized, and so many more will convene in Parc del Fòrum for the 4-day fest, starting tomorrow.
Get psyched and/or live vicariously through our 2-hour-plus Primavera Sound 2015 mixtape, featuring some of our own personal must-sees at this year’s fest, below, and stay tuned for Faith’s polaroids from Barcelona coming next week:
“In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist.” — Beach House, on their new album
Depression Cherry is out August 28 on Sub Pop, with both LP + CD versions coming packaged in a “sumptuous red velvet sleeve.” Check the tracklist “with selected lyrics” after the jump…
Berlin’s Laura Clock, who previously collaborated with oOoOO + released an excellent EP of her own a couple years ago as Butterclock, returns next month with a stellar new EP of self-described “sad love, melancholia and dance beats” called Baby – Part One. The record’s lush, billowing closing-track “Fantasy” was produced by one of our favorite producers at the moment, London’s Ana Caprix (2014′s brilliant For Seven Nights This Island is Ours EP + this year’s absurd and beautiful Metallica-appropriating, Nikyee Heaton-sampling jam “Perthro” are particularly essential), and it’s a shimmering, dreamily swaying expression of longing and unrequited love. The perfect soundtrack for, as Clock puts it, “Dancing and crying at the same time, forever.” Baby – Part One is out June 15 via Rinse; listen to “Fantasy” and the EP’s opening track “Fade” below: