I’ve been seeing MTNS‘ name around the blogosphere for a few months now, but just got a chance to sit down and check them out this week. It was worth the wait, as the trio’s debut Salvage EP was released a couple weeks ago and is brilliant. ’Lost Track Of Time‘ seems to be their biggest to date, but I would imagine songs like ‘Fears’ and ‘Salvage’ are going to be right up there in the coming months.
It is a unique and beautiful mix of ambient pop, at times sounding like a more subdued (in a good way) M83. The EP is currently only available for stream, which you can do below.
The War On Drugs Facebook
The War On Drugs have announced their new album, Lost In the Dream, will be released this coming March (18th) via Secretly Canadian. I know its Friday and we tend to post the electro/house/remix stuff, but fuck it, if you can’t get down to ‘Red Eyes’, you probably shouldn’t be reading our site. Now excuse me while I go reacquaint myself with Slave Ambient.
Lost In the Dream iTunes Pre-order
Seinabo Sey Facebook
Seinabo Sey’s ’Younger’, produced by Magnus Lidehäll of Mapei’s ‘Don’t Wait‘, is seductive from the start. The orchestral production kicks in around the two minute mark, capping off a progression that can only be summed up as magnificent. Sey’s triumphant lyrics give the song an uplifting spirit (There is a light to all this darkness if only we / Fight against them telling us how we should be), which convey a sense of power and hope that feels so authentic.
While ‘Younger’ is currently only available for download in Scandinavia, you can stream the song below.
Superfood is an indie rock band hailing from the Midlands UK (same place as SOS favorite, SWIM DEEP). The group has only released a handful of tracks, but seems to be gaining momentum on the other side of the pond. ’Melting’ is their latest and includes some awesome visuals, which capture each band member playing through 4 screens in an empty warehouse. The raw, DIY vibes are damn refreshing and will make you realize these guys probably put on one hell of a live performance.
‘Melting’ will be apart of a double A sided debut single, which includes another song called ‘Bubbles‘. Superfood’s debut EP is set for release in February.
Ben Khan Facebook
Remember that song ‘Eden‘ by a mysterious artist named Ben Khan we blogged about back in October? Well, he just released a follow up track called ‘Savage’ that seriously brings the funk. If you weren’t feeling the more experimental production of ‘Eden’ this will definitely get you grooving. I would assume some sort of project is in the works, so we will keep you posted.