FROTH OF THE DAY: TAME IMPALA – ‘CAUSE I’M A MAN (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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‘Cause I’m A Man’ is one of four stellar already released singles from Perth outfit Tame Impala’s forthcoming Currents LP and has grabbed a huge amount of attention thus far in its own right. Written, performed, recorded produced and mixed by Kevin Parker in Fremantle, the single takes a step away from the soaring heights of March’s eclectic ‘Let It Happen’ release and into a new groove – the twisting and turning, R’n’B inspired bassline sets the tone for one of the more sombre moments recorded to tape for the project thus far. A tale of bitter remorse, laced with self awareness and yet somehow still stinging with a sense of uncompromising denial, Parker shines in a vocal sense on this one – it’s a standout for sure. The official video takes a sharp dive into a highly conceptual 3D world where seemingly anything goes. It’s totally bizarre yet visually so pleasing, but hey, what’d you expect?

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Tame Impala’s Currents will be released on July 17th via Interscope Records.

FROTH OF THE DAY: JAMIE XX – I KNOW THERE’S GONNA BE (GOOD TIMES) – FT. YOUNG THUG & POPCAAN

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Following on from four already stellar single releases lifted from Jamie xx’s debut LP In Colour, the British producer today gave us a brand new cut titled ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times), featuring Young Thug and Popcaan. Anthemic and rejoiceful; this is potentially the biggest ‘pop’ moment we’ve heard from In Colour so far and the features work so well to change things up to a new dynamic, filling those eerie and far away corners within the instrumentation that Jamie usually employs so clinically. I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) is yet another flourishing release from an album that clearly sets out to pay homage and celebrate so many of this rising producer’s influences. As far as we can tell – he’s going to succeed in spectacular fashion.

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Jamie xx’s highly anticipated debut album In Colour is released Friday 29th May via Young Turks / Remote Control Records.

In Colour Track-listing

1. Gosh
2. Sleep Sound
3. SeeSaw (featuring Romy)
4. Obvs
5. Just Saying
6. Stranger In A Room (featuring Oliver Sim)
7. Hold Tight
8. Loud Places (featuring Romy)
9. I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (featuring Young Thug & Popcaan)
10. The Rest Is Noise
11. Girl

FROTH OF THE DAY: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – MULTI LOVE (ADVANCED ALBUM STREAM)

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We’ve been waiting for this one for a while now. Following their two brilliant singles ‘Multi Love’ and ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’, Portland via New Zealand outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released an advanced stream of their third LP. Multi Love has signalled a stylistic progression from hazy psychedelic rock that regularly championed explosive, crunchy percussion into a more polished and clean modern R’n’B/pop sound – it feels comfortable. There’s an underlying sense of joy throughout this album, even when it reminisces on sullen times and troubles of relationships of the past. UMO’s Multi Love could potentially be the most reinvigorating album of 2015.

Stream UMO’s Multi Love LP HERE before its May 26th release via Jagjaguwar

FROTH OF THE DAY: NICOLAS JAAR – THE THREE SIDES OF AUDREY / NO ONE IS LOOKING AT YOU

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It’s been four years since Nicolas Jaar’s last solo release and we’re pretty psyched to be featuring his brand new EP Nymphs II., the first work he’s put out since the retirement of the Darkside project alongside Dave Harrington. The two-track 12″ release containing ‘The Three Sides of Audrey & ‘No One is Looking at You’ is a clinical exploration of organic sounds, fleeting moods and ethereal tides within the ever expanding realm of electronic music. There’s moments of pure pop brilliance that mesh freely toward an unhinged structure, perhaps even more easily defined as a soundscape piece, without it ever feeling too jarring (not a pun, we swear). Either way, this release deserves your attention.

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Nymphs II is available for purchase through Jaar’s own Other People imprint.

FROTH OF THE DAY: LEON BRIDGES – BETTER MAN (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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In the lead up to the release of his highly anticipated debut LP Coming Home, Leon Bridges has released his striking official video for ‘Better Man’. The clip is grounded and simple, drawing the focus onto the narrative within the music in addition to Bridges’ outstanding vocal set. The black and white setting provides a subtle reminder to his 60’s rhythm and blues influences along with the classic pop sensibilities that have defined his work to date and stirs up a whole heap of emotion, aided to backing gospel singers. We’re sold on this guy.

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Leon Bridges will release his debut LP Coming Home on June 23rd.

FROTH OF THE DAY: TOTAL GIOVANNI – WHEN WE BREAK

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Melbourne dancefloor kings Total Giovanni make a welcome return to our hearts, the office speakers and of course the blog this week. Having just released their evocative new single ‘When We Break’, the five piece are currently on the road in support of the single and the recently featured Paradise – the tour including their stunning 5 show sold out run at Melbourne’s Gasometer venue. The single itself couldn’t be called ‘a return to form’, because they’ve really never even threatened to stray from it. When We Break is a dramatic odyssey into shimmering synthesizers and 70’s italo-disco laden with funk, care of that unforgettable bass groove. This track is fire!

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FROTH OF THE DAY: MAC DEMARCO – THE WAY YOU’D LOVE HER

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The Mac is back! Just over a year ago, Mac Demarco released his hypnotising Salad Days LP and it’s safe to say we’ve been yearning for more ever since. ‘The Way You’d Love Her’ is the first single from Mac’s forthcoming mini LP titled Another One and signals an organic return to his blissed out brand of guitar pop. Whilst the production on the single feels much more polished than many of his prior releases, ‘The Way You’d Love Her’ employs an excellent use of space to punctuate his signature, winding detuned guitars and those now instantly recognisable vocals to create something that surges in waves. Mesmerising stuff.

Another One is set for release on August 7 via Spunk Records.

FROTH OF THE DAY: PALACE – KILORAN

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UK four-piece Palace have been garnering their fair share of hype since the release of debut EP Lost in the Night late last year, and today’s featured tune ‘Kiloran’ may well be the introduction you need to these guys. Kiloran signals a much more direct and concise sound for Palace than before; where they once strived with rough around the edges guitar pop, they now employ a more blues-tinged, winding guitar driven sound to elevate their music to another plane. Their next EP is just around the corner and we’re excited to see what’ll be on offer – sonically, it feels like Palace are on the brink of something very special indeed.

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Palace’s Chase The Light EP is out on June 5th via Caroline Australia and Fiction.

FROTH OF THE DAY: YUMA X – SWIMMING POOL

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Newcomers Yuma X kick off our week of fresh music with a reinterpretation of a track written by Ghoul, titled ‘Swimming Pool’. This stunning version works so effectively in stripping the experimental electronic layering from the original and breathing new life with a reinvigorating mix of r’n’b and ambient sounds. It’s almost impossible not to be drawn in immediately. Having already hit #1 on the Hype Machine charts, it’s easy to see a big future for this tune and indeed the duo’s project – the hard part is getting that vocal refrain stuck out of your head.. Crucial Monday sounds!

I OH YOU X OXJAM – GIGS. FOR GOOD.

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We’re proud to announce our involvement with the upcoming OXJAM initiative which is making its debut in Australia later this year! We can’t say too much just yet, but rest assured, we’re hard at work putting something very special together to celebrate with you whilst raising money for an amazing cause!

OXJAM, the month-long music festival raising money to help fight poverty around the world, is coming to Australia. The star-studded event has been running for nearly a decade in the United Kingdom and has attracted celebrity support from the likes of Coldplay, Fatboy Slim, T.E.E.D, 2ManyDJs, Hot Chip and many more.

Announced today, Oxfam and MTV’s music channels MTV Music & MTV Dance will be launching OXJAM in Australia this August. The nation-wide grassroots music festival will feature hundreds of locally organised music events, run by music-loving volunteers, raising money for Oxfam Australia. In the UK, OXJAM has seen 50,000 musicians, thousands of venues and millions of people take part in the annual event.

Oxfam has also called in some favours from their buddies in the music industry to curate a series of OXJAM gigs throughout the month of August, with the first wave of support coming via I OH YOU, UNDR ctrl, Noisey, the One Day crew, Motorik and Goodgod Small Club who will all be drawing on their extensive network of artists, agents and industry friends to collectively announce the biggest festival lineup of the year … and raise cash in the process.

The best thing about this national DIY music festival is that as well as supporting Oxfam; anyone can throw their own OXJAM party. Whether you’re a venue, a seasoned party promoter or just a kind-hearted music lover who wants to get some friends together and charge entry in the name of poverty, anyone can take part as a Gig Maker. Everything you need to throw your own OXJAM gig – from expert tips to DIY guides – will be available to you on the OXJAM website.

One in three people around the world live in poverty. Funds raised at OXJAM gigs go towards helping Oxfam fight poverty and injustice. Saving the world has never sounded so good.

Want to know more or look at planning your own show? Click HERE.

THE FULL LINEUP FOR OXJAM LAUNCH EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JUNE