Emma Jensen released a new song, “Closer”. It’s a great electronic pop track based around a reversed piano reverb. This might be the best find of the day. Listen via Pigeons & Planes.
Cam Boucher of Sorority Noise sat down with an interview with James Rettig of Stereogum. In the interview Sorority Noise premiered a new song, “A Better Sun”, from their upcoming album You’re Not As ____ As You Think. The album will be released 3/17 on Triple Crown Records.
Sondre Lerche is a Norwegian artist who released the third single, “Violent Game”, from his upcoming album Pleasure. It’s jittery seven-minute track that never slows down.
Great new song from avant-garde Saxophonist Colin Stetson called “Spindrift”.
Maybe the most random thing I’ve seen today. A brief feature on Tunisian group Bargou 08. They play a mix of traditional Tunisian music and Moog-heavy electronics. Listening through it, it’s something I wouldn’t have expected to be such a great pairing but these guys make it gel extremely well. Listen via Noisey here.
Ronald Bruner, Jr., Grammy-winning drummer and brother of Thundercat, will be releasing his debut album Triumph on March 3rd. The second features singing from Mac Miller and Danielle Withers. Listen via Pitchfork here.
Atlanta R&B singer Jacquees has released a mixtape with Detroit rapper DeJ Loaf called Fuck A Friend Zone. Here’s “At The Club”:
Berlin-based electronic artist Clark is releasing a new album called Death Peaks. The lead single is a bright synth-y track that slowly adds changing layers and samples.
Usually am not a fan of British rappers but the song “High Roller Feat. J Hus” by Nines is decent. Check out more on Nines here.
Philadelphia singer/songwriter/musician Abi Reimold premiered “Workshop”, the second new live track that could possibly be on her follow up to her fantastic debut WRIGGLING. The session was done live at Little Elephant in Toledo, OH.
Albums Worth Streaming:
Now That The Light Is Fading, the debut EP from the Pharrell-endorsed pop artist Maggie Rogers, has now arrived. It is out now on Capitol.
Producer Kingdom’s Tears In The Club is available for streaming from NPR. I put his track “What Is Love” up here on Tuesday. Listen to the dance R&B album stream here.
NPR also released the full album stream of Vagabon’s new album Infinite Worlds. Stream here.
Scuzz-punks Pissed Jeans Why Love Now. Will be released 2/24 on Sub Pop. Interview and stream on Noisey.
The Weeknd’s new video for Starboy track “Reminder”. It features Drake, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, YG, and French Montana.
Sturgill Simpson has released a video for A Sailor’s Guide To Earth track “All Around You”. It is the third video from the album to be directed by Matt Mahurin.
Maggie Rogers, who was mentioned earlier, made her television debut last night on The Tonight Show.
Ohio Players founder, Junie Morrison, has died at the age of 62. Reported by OkayPlayer.
Lorde’s new album finally has a release date!!! The title to the much anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Pure Heroine has not been announced yet but the album will be out March 7 via Republic Records.
Something that is definitely worth reading is Tari Ngangura’s piece Black Women’s Voices Are the Sound of Rock ’n’ Roll. Find it on Noisey here.
Migos will now release music under Motown/Capitol Records as part of a joint venture with their own label, Quality Control Music. More info here.
Sorority Noise’s Cam Boucher sat down with James Rettig of Stereogum for interview about grief, religion, and his band’s new album. Find here.
CMJ failed to release the college music charts for a second week in a row. More info via Pitchfork here.
Eight Artists at the Forefront of the Twin Cities Hip-Hop Charge is an article on Bandcamp from Nate Patrin about the hip-hop scene in the Twin Cities. Check it out here.
Good short read from Billboard about Beyoncé and her struggle with not being on the top of non-R&B/Hip-Hop airplay charts since 2009. Check it out here.
Pitchfork is reporting all White Stripes albums, except 2007’s Icky Thump, along with some singles and B-sides, have disappeared from Spotify.
Chris DeVille of Stereogum wrote an article on Bebe Rexha. A singer/songwriter who has appeared on David Guetta’s “Hey Mama” and G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself, & I”. The article is a feature about how she’s the next big pop star. Read here.
NME reports there will be a collaboration between The 1975’s Matt Healy and grime star Skepta.
Noisey interview with Chicago garage punks The Orwells about their new album Terrible Human Beings.
Kid Rock is being floated as a potential senate candidate in Michigan. More from Complex here.
The Fader’s weekly list of 13 songs you need. Here.
No announced tours today.