5 Tracks You Gotta Hear
We have said it before and we will say it again. Expect something unlike anything you’ve ever heard from TZU when they drop their new album Millions of Moments next month. The album’s first single hinted at it, but brand new track ‘Beautiful’ absolutely compounds the fact that this will be a pretty special release. The drama that builds in this song is absolutely enthralling. It slowly builds and builds before the chorus explodes with dub infected electronica as Joelistics screams ‘you’re beautiful’. It’s the kind of song you feel as much as you hear. ‘Beautiful’ furthermore establishes that these guys can no longer be simply defined as Australian hip-hop. It’s a genre that will always have a place in TZU’s history, but anyone who labels the lads hip-hop after listening this song is delusional.
If the xx asked us to do anything, we would do it. Suck your toe calluses to ease the pain? No worries guys. Put ointment on the warts of that homeless man? It would be our pleasure. Yes, we are that in love with the xx. We know we’re not alone in this, so it’s with great pleasure we give you the second taste of Coexist. ‘Chained’ is as beautiful a track that the three-piece have ever released and that is no understatement. It’s a glorious example of the airy, duelling boy/girl vocals that the Londoners have perfected, seemingly without even trying. The vocals of Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim just glide so effortlessly around each other. It’s the aural equivalent of watching two sky writers write the most beautiful piece of poetry in the sky, on a still summers day. Or something like that. Suddenly we’re feeling emasculated. Anyone wanna do weights?
Release the new Presets album already. We know you’ve got it slated for release on September 7, but if you release it now no one will be mad. Oh contraire friends, everyone will be fucking ecstatic. I mean, we were pumped after ‘Youth in Trouble’ dropped, but now you’ve thrown ‘Ghosts’ in the mix we’re more excited than we can even describe. So just go ahead and release the thing would you? You guys are just kind of being jerks about it now, it’s teasing and we won’t stand for it.
We await your reply with baited breathe,
New Zullanders Die! Die! Die! have recently released their fourth album Harmony and it is really, really good. If you’re an old fan, it’s not exactly what you might expect. Everything seems to have been dialled back just a little bit from previous releases, to great effect. The band is joining us on this side of the Tasman later in the month and their shows are legendary.
While it may only be a one off track, the Wavves’ new song has brought with it some insight into the bands currently-being-recorded sophomore album. Front man Nathan Williams threw ‘Hippies is Punks’ around the twitter-verse yesterday along with the revelation that their new songs have been crafted completely independently, with the band then auctioning off the album to the highest bidding label. “But oh wise Vulture,” we hear you ask. “What pray tell, does that have to do with this segment?” Well we’re glad you asked our old English friend. It means that despite the completely DIY approach to recording of new material, ‘Hippies is Punks’ is as polished a sounding song as we’ve heard Wavves release. It’s still the same bratty surf punk that Williams and co lashed on the world with King of the Beach, just this time it’s taken some Mr Sheen to it and given it a spruce up.