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Nine best new songs of the week (7th April): Com Truise, RAC, Kate Nash
This week’s bumper round-up of best new tracks features Com Truise, Noga Erez, Sleep Party People, At the Drive-In, Nite Jewel, RAC featuring Rostam, Ulrika Spacek, Nite Jewel and something very… uh… special from Kyary Kyary Pamyu.
Com Truise – Memory
Com Truise’s new album Iteration is due for release on June 16th via Ghostly International – it’s his first album in six years and this is the hypnotic lead single ‘Memory’. I could watch this shit all day…
Noga Erez – Off The Radar
Tel Aviv’s Noga Erez releases her debut album Off The Radar on June 2nd via City Slang. Here’s the addictive, horn-laden title track, which is all about not being on social media. For a bit. You know, at least until you’ve listened to S-Town in full without anyone spoiling it.
Sleep Party People – The Missing Steps
Sleep Party People’s new album Lingering is out June 2nd and features collaborations with The Antlers’ Peter Silberman and Air vocalist Beth Hirsch. Here’s a suitably dreamy track ‘The Missing Steps’ – which does indeed linger. In a good way. Not in the beanie hat you haven’t washed for two months kind of way.
At The Drive In – Hostage Stamps
At The Drive-In return with new album in•ter a•li•a on May 5th. ‘Hostage Stamps’ is another ferocious single, which will hopefully persuade you that their getting back together to record new material is a great idea, and not a bit like Shed Seven doing the same thing.
Ulrika Spacek – Full of Men
London-based five-piece Ulrika Spacek share new single ‘Full of Men’, taken from their forthcoming new album out on June 2nd. It also paraphrases my review of a Brian Eno ‘Classic Album Sunday’ I went to last year.
Nite Jewel – The Answer
Also know as Ramona Gonzalez, icy-cool Nite Jewel releases a second track ‘The Answer’ from her upcoming album Real High. It’s so smooth it slid off my laptop.
RAC feat. Rostam – This Song
‘This Song’ is a collaboration between RAC and Rostam (from ex-Vampire Weekend and being best buds with Hamilton Leithauser fame). The AA has a collaboration with Ezra Koenig out next week.
Kate Nash – Call Me
Kate Nash is currently running a Kickstarter to a crowd-fund her 4th album. If you need a little encouragement to support her effort, here’s a taste of what could be to come… Sadly I spent all my money on pizza-drones.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Easta
J-Pop legend Kyary Pamyu Pamyu introduces Japan to its first ever Easter-party song. And how will Japan respond? If I were them, with a politeness that hides a quiet suspicion.
And here’s a continually updated Spotify playlist featuring all the best new tunes in April 2017…